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Ukraine: Photos show undercover Russian troops

Do a series of photos of gun-toting men wearing green uniforms prove Russian forces are operating in eastern Ukraine?<p>Ukrainian officials point to the pictures in a dossier obtained Monday by CNN, arguing that the images show Russian "sabotage-reconnaissance groups" acting in Ukrainian towns.<p>The …

Pinterest For iPad Adds Place Pins, iOS And Android Apps Get Animated GIFs

Pinterest isn’t just for elaborate napkin crafts for your book club soiree, or for bragging about inhuman feats of supernatural cupcakery; it also makes a pretty stellar travelogue. A new update for Pinterest for iPad adds Place Pins to the tablet title, as well as animated GIF support for both iOS …

Canon's new Rebel T5 DSLR camera is unapologetically for beginners (hands-on)

If you're angling to upgrade from your smartphone or your point-and-shoot to something a little more serious, you're probably not going to jump for the top model out -- unless you have that kind of money. That's where Canon's new entry-level DLSR comes in, with 18-55mm kit lens, for $550. The EOS …

Major Bitcoin company releases open source library to make it easier to build Bitcoin apps

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, has been around for five years now, and its popularity has soared. But although its reach has spread beyond the initial circle of very technical, very insider-y circle of cryptographers and programmers, its audience is still …

Facebook Provides Opportunity for Lesson in Gender Identity

A few months ago I was filling out an online customer survey. Under "gender," in addition to "male" and "female," there was a third option: "other." I thought that was impressive. Then Facebook came along and added 50. Bravo, Facebook, bravo.<p>This is huge progress for transgender rights, but it also …

LGBTQI

Former Groupon Product SVP Jeff Holden Joins Uber As Chief Product Officer

Well that was fast. Just a few days after it was revealed that Groupon product chief Jeff Holden was leaving the daily deals giant to join a “Bay Area tech company,” we now know where he has landed. Uber announced this morning that it has hired Holden as its new Chief Product Officer.<p>Holden joined …

Target's cybersecurity team raised concerns months before hack

Target's security staff may have been aware of vulnerabilities in the retailer's systems months before a massive breach compromised data on millions of shoppers. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that at least one internal analyst had called for a thorough review of the defenses around Target's …

Male, female or 'custom'? Facebook announces 50 ways to define gender

You don't have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.<p>Facebook said the changes, shared with The …

Google is working on 10-gigabit Internet connections, executive says

Google wants to create Internet connections of 10 gigabits per second, 10 times faster than what it already delivers to customers of its Fiber service in the Kansas City area.<p>Patrick Pichette, chief financial officer of the tech giant, said it could take as long as 10 years to create the …

Apple and Samsung Fail to Work Out Deal Ahead of Trial

Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly met with Samsung mobile chief J.K. Shin in an attempt to settle the ongoing dispute between the two rivals over mobile …

Qualcomm cans its 4K smart TV chip while everyone's busy watching House of Cards

Remember that awesome Smart TV processor Qualcomm trotted out for CES? It looks like it won't be making its way to your living room after all. The company quietly announced the death of the Snapdragon 802 this week, stating that "the overall demand for processors uniquely designed for smart TVs has …

Navigator Campus: Russia's New Center for Hardware Startups

The campus has already opened its doors, but the work on it is far from finished; according to the founders, in the coming years Navigator will expand to 6,000 m² of space, 800 workplaces, and 200 residents. Total amount of money to have been poured into the project by then is estimated at $10 …

Sid Caesar, a King of Comedy, Dies at 91

Sid Caesar, the deft side-splitter who helped establish the new medium of television as he also established himself as a comedy legend, has died. He …

Comedy

London Summit Intensifies Battle Against Wildlife Crime

World leaders pledge new commitment to fighting the illegal animal trade.<p>Bringing together heads of state and government ministers from 50 countries, Thursday's high-level summit on illegal wildlife trade may represent a turning point in the fight against wildlife crime.<p>The London summit—hosted by …

Elections report: Prepare for worst

Are states prepared to deal with natural disasters during elections? A new report out Wednesday says while progress has been made, there’s room for improvement.<p>With much of the East Coast facing the threat of another serious winter storm, the National Association of Secretaries of State is …

Muslim exodus in Central African Republic revives ethnic cleansing fears

Human rights groups demand stronger action by foreign peacekeepers to halt Christian revenge attacks<p>Human rights groups are warning that there will be no Muslims left in the Central African Republic (CAR) unless international peacekeepers take immediate action to stop Christian militias from …

Koreas hold rare talks to ease tensions

North and South Korea have held their first high-level talks in seven years, in an apparent effort to improve strained relations.<p>The talks, held on Wednesday at a border village, came as South Korea and the United States prepared for another round of military drills that have angered Pyongyang, the …

Israeli minister storms out during speech by EU Parliament president

JERUSALEM -- The<p>Knessetis a tough room.<p>European ParliamentPresident Martin Schulz was heckled during an address, in German, to Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday. When he voiced concern about unequal water distribution to Palestinians and Israel’s blockade of the Gaza strip, Israeli Economy Minister …

Syria killing surges as peace talks stutter

More Syrians have been killed in the three weeks since peace talks began than at any other time in the civil war, according to a new report.<p>The British based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims more than 230 people have been killed every day as Syrian troops shell rebel towns on the Lebanese …

Those Talks Between North and South Korea Didn't Accomplish Anything

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Wednesday's talks between North Korea and South Korea produced no deals or agreements between the …

Ancient DNA Ties Native Americans From Two Continents To Clovis

Credit: Produced by Magus Film / Linus Dahomé Mørk and photographed by Zachary Halberd and Anders Thormann<p>The mysterious Clovis culture, which appeared in North America about 13,000 years ago, appears to be the forerunner of Native Americans throughout the Americas, according to a study in <i>Nature</i>. …

Second Danish zoo poised to put down a healthy giraffe named Marius

Zoo keeper at Jyllands Park Zoo in western Denmark tells news agency that second giraffe named Marius in the country's zoo system is unsuitable for breeding and may face the same fate as his namesake in Copenhagen and be put down<p>The Danish Jyllands Park Zoo said on Wednesday it may put down one of …

Rare look inside Afghanistan's Bagram jail

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Forensics

China's lunar rover comes back from the dead

Jade Rabbit shows signs of life, but its fate remains uncertain<p>China's first lunar rover has reportedly started functioning again, one day after officials declared it broken beyond repair. Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported Thursday that the Yutu (Jade Rabbit) spacecraft had "awoken" from …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

TRADE DISPUTE Top U.S. trade agency dismisses massive duties against Bombardier<p>Apotex CEO quits, former boss takes over, as drug maker reels from founder’s death Subscriber content<p>Bitcoin miners search for cheap energy sources as computing competition ramps up Subscriber content<p>TORONTO Deaths of …

Putin backs Sisi 'bid for Egypt presidency'

<b>Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said he backs Egypt's military chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in his "bid for the presidency".</b><p>Mr Putin, meeting Field Marshal Sisi in Moscow to discuss an arms deal, said he was "aware" of his decision to run.<p>However, there has been no announcement on the matter …

Russia

Second Danish zoo may kill a giraffe called Marius

<b>A second Danish zoo has said it may have to put down one of its giraffes, despite a storm of protest after a similar move by Copenhagen Zoo.</b><p>The Danish Jyllands Park Zoo said that it, like the zoo in Copenhagen, would be doing so to comply with breeding programme rules.<p>Coincidentally, its giraffe …

Giraffes

19 states to help challenge New Jersey gun law

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is leading a coalition of 19 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them submit a brief supporting a New Jersey man's challenge to that state's concealed weapons law.<p>The Wyoming Attorney General's Office, acting as lawyer for Wyoming and the other states, on …

Somalia: Car bomb explodes near airport in Mogadishu

<b>At least six people have died after a car bomb exploded close to the gate of the international airport in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, police say.</b><p>Eyewitnesses told the BBC it was targeting a UN refugee agency convoy.<p>Most of those who died were passers-by and several UN body guards were wounded in …

Extremism