Steven Kiragu

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Why fresh water shortages will cause the next great global crisis

Water is the driving force of all nature, Leonardo da Vinci claimed. Unfortunately for our planet, supplies are now running dry – at an alarming rate. The world’s population continues to soar but that rise in numbers has not been matched by an accompanying increase in supplies of fresh water.<p>The …

Climate Change

Personal drone registration will become necessary, U.K. Lords say

Image copyright Signe Brewster/Gigaom.A U.K House of Lords committee has recommended that, in the long term, people operating drones for leisure may …

European Union

'Jihadi John' Driven to ISIS by British Spy Harassment, Group Says

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Meet the little girl who’s been 'designed' to help beat Huntington’s disease

Adorable seven-month-old Amelia Queen is a baby with a difference<p>Baby Amelia Queen, aged seven months, was genetically engineered in a laboratory to help beat an incurable disease which has blighted her family.<p>Her birth is one of the first in Britain which is hoped will help eradicate devastating …

Molecular Biology

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

AVG unveils invisibility glasses to defend against facial recognition

Could 'invisibility' glasses become the next trend in cities crawling with cameras and full of facial recognition technology?<p>AVG has unveiled …

Authorities believe a group of missing Canadian teens went off to fight with ISIS

The Globe and Mail newspaper said at least four of the young people studied at Montreal's College de Maisonneuve as recently as last fall.<p>Global News said it had confirmed that the group of teens went to Turkey, an entry point for many looking to join militants in Syria, and that Canadian …

Court rules: Adultery no longer a crime in South Korea

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> For 62 years, if you cheated on your husband or wife in South Korea, you could end up in prison.<p>Not anymore.<p>South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a law that made adultery a crime, saying it violates the East Asian nation's constitution.<p>"The …

South Korea

Veteran Russian opposition politician shot dead in Moscow

Boris Nemtsov, former deputy prime minister, gunned down near Kremlin before taking part in march against Russian war in Ukraine<p>Boris Nemtsov, a leading opponent and former deputy prime minister <b>was gunned down in Moscow</b> just a few hours after a radio interview in which he denounced Vladimir Putin's …

The Week in Review: Measles Spreads, Vaccination Debate Continues

More than 100 people across 14 U.S. states have contracted measles this year as part of an outbreak that began after a December flare-up at Disneyland. Yearly cases have only topped 100 five times since 2001, a benchmark already passed in the first two months of 2015.<p>“There will be more cases…We …

Boostcase For iPhone 6 Review: Modular Power Helps Save Face

The iPhone 6 charging cases are arriving, and Boostcase has returned with its modular design, offering additional battery life when you want it, and a slim protective shell when you don’t. It’s a clever take on the usual static bulky mass, and it does what it promises to, extending your device’s …

Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

Exclusive interview: The Apple chief executive reveals to Allister Heath how the revolutionary features in the company's smartwatch could forever alter our daily lives<p>Like millions of people, Tim Cook stopped wearing a watch a while back. The Apple boss no longer needed one: his iPhone told the …

Apple Watch

Google Wallet to come pre-installed on Android phones

Google's mobile payments app, Google Wallet, will come pre-installed on Android phones sold by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, beginning later this year.<p>Google (GOOG) made the announcement in a blog post on Monday.<p>The Google Wallet app was first introduced in 2011. It stores credit card, loyalty card …

Mysterious drones over Paris cause panic

At least five drones sightings over Paris during the night raise fears after Charlie Hebdo attacks and threat by an al-Qaeda affiliate to target the French capital<p>Police spotted at least five drones flying over sensitive sites in Paris including the US embassy and the Eiffel Tower between one …

Apple now twice as big as world's second-largest company, ExxonMobil

Apple's shares have risen 21.7pc so far this year as the company prepares to follow-up the hugely successful release of the iPhone 6 in September with its first smartwatch<p><b>Apple</b> is now twice as big as the world's second-largest listed company, oil giant ExxonMobil.<p>Shares in the iPhone maker jumped …

Israeli troops kill Palestinian teenager in West Bank clashes

19-year-old Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli troops in overnight raid near Bethlehem<p>Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in overnight clashes in a West Bank refugee camp amid signs of rising tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).<p>Jihad al-Jafari, 19, was …

Israel

Russia offers to sell anti-aircraft missiles to Iran

Russia has reportedly offered to sell Iran powerful and advanced anti-aircraft missiles in a deal that could have an impact on nuclear talks approaching a deadline next month.<p>Sergei Chemezov, head of the Russian state arms conglomerate Rostec, was quoted by the Tass news agency as saying the firm …

Middle East

Egypt: Time for an Arab union against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> As ISIS continues it murderous rampage in the Middle East, Egypt's President said it's time for more Arab countries to join forces against the terror group.<p>"The need for a unified Arab force is growing and becoming more pressing every day," Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in a …

Missing schoolgirls have crossed into Isil-controlled region of Syria, Met Police fear

Scotland Yard has 'reason to believe' Shamima Begum, Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase have crossed Turkish border into Isil-controlled territory in Syria<p>Three missing schoolgirls from east London feared to have travelled to join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have crossed into Syria, police …

Tunnel near Pan Am games site stumps Canada

<b>(CNN) —</b> A big hole in the ground discovered near a venue for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto has stumped authorities looking into it.<p>The mysterious tunnel measured more than 6 feet in height, nearly 3 feet in width and about 33 feet in length, Toronto Police Deputy Chief Mark Saunders told …

Qatar knocks U.S.-led coalition on ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Qatar, a key Arab partner in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, believes the coalition is not doing enough to fight the terror group, Qatari officials tell CNN.<p>In particular, these officials say the training of moderate rebels needs to be accelerated and expanded. To date, …

Brazil judge targets WhatsApp with suspension order

Messaging system still operating while lawyers appeal nationwide order arising from ‘sexually graphic’ photos of children being shared<p>A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an …

Brazil

Google just paid $25 million to buy the entire '.app' web domain

Google decided to apply for new top-level domains (TLDs) way back in 2012, four years after ICANN, the organization that controls the world's domain names, decided to expand the overall number of generic TLDs.<p>Google applied for dozens at the time, including .docs, .android, .free, .fyi, .foo, and, …

Net neutrality activists celebrate internet victory with grumpy cat parade

Open internet supporters fly plane with banner reading ‘Comcast: don’t mess with the internet’ after FCC voted to approve strict rules to keep the internet free<p>Net neutrality campaigners took to the skies to declare victory over cable companies by flying a “grumpy cat” meme banner over the …

Net Neutrality

Once a day, this app sends you a notification at a random time. You then have one minute to take a picture of your surroundings — and then something cool happens

The key idea is that all users get their daily OneMinute notification at the same time, resulting in an international scramble to find something remotely interesting (or not) to take a picture of before time runs out.<p>It is this spontaneous, almost flash-mob quality that makes OneMinute worth …