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Shootings rise after China gives its police guns

BEIJING (AP) — A string of shooting incidents involving Chinese police — leaving at least four people dead — has the public wondering if …

Iraq's Kurds rule out giving up Kirkuk

Massoud Barzani says ambition of incorporating city "achieved", amid growing calls for inclusive government in Baghdad.<p>The president of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq has issued a defiant statement to the Iraqi government that there was no going back on autonomous Kurdish rule in the oil city …

Iraqi forces launch attacks on Tikrit

Iraqi forces have launched attacks in an attempt to take back Tikrit which was captured in recent weeks by extremist Sunni militants, it has been reported.<p>Troops backed by helicopter gunships began their push to regain control of the major city on Saturday.<p>But even military success there may prove …

Iraq crisis: Kurdish authorities place tight restrictions on border crossings

Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region has put tight restrictions on the border crossings used by Iraqis fleeing extremist militants and airstrikes in the northern city of Mosul on Saturday, raising fears of a humanitarian crisis as some desperate families may be left with nowhere to go.<p>The Kurdish …

US flying armed drones in Iraq

The US has confirmed it is flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect US troops who recently arrived to assess Iraq's deteriorating security.<p>The military for more than a week has been flying manned and unmanned aircraft over Iraq, averaging a few dozen sorties daily for reconnaissance, according …

Iraq army launches offensive in Tikrit

Government forces head for rebel-held city in biggest troop movement yet towards territory held by ISIL and allies.<p>The Iraqi army says it has launched a major offensive to retake Tikrit from Sunni rebels, amid conflicting claims over who controls the city's university.<p>The main ground operation, …

Iraq crisis: Fresh clashes over Tikrit

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1088000/1088905_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534474540_0f4da70a9e80f5b8085e0fa54df3f5be<p><b>Iraqi government forces are continuing an offensive to retake the northern city of Tikrit from Sunni rebels.</b><p>Aircraft have struck at rebel positions …

The lost promise of the Internet: Meet the man who almost invented cyberspace

<b>Paul Otlet with model of the World City, 1943 (Mundaneum, Mons, Belgium)</b><p>In 1934, a little-known Belgian thinker published plans for a global network that could have changed everything<p>Alex Wright<p>June 29, 2014 10:58am (UTC)<p>Tales of lost horizons always spark the imagination. From the mythical kingdom …

Imax pushes 3D cinema with 38-pound 4K digital camera

Back in the film days, Imax pushed the limits of cinematography with film frames large enough to capture the kind of detail necessary for its huge screens. And now the company has gone the same route with digital.<p>"Transformers: Age of Extinction," which debuted Friday, is the first feature film to …

2 buildings topple in India, killing at least 19

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers using gas cutters and shovels were searching in construction rubble Sunday for more than a dozen workers feared trapped in …

This site is trying to make Google forget you

Forget.me will simplify the process requiring Google to remove some search results<p>A controversial ruling from a European court recently granted people the so-called "right to be forgotten," forcing Google to remove some search links upon request. If you'd like a medium for sending such a request, …