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DR Congo's Kavumu child rape trial opens

<b>Eighteen militiamen are on trial in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on charges of raping 46 children.</b><p>Some of the victims from the village of Kavumu were just 18 months old.<p>The men allegedly targeted young girls between 2013 and 2016 because a spiritual adviser told them that the blood …

Africa

Apple will release a software fix for iPhones that stop working in cold weather

Apple said on Thursday that it's looking into reports that the new iPhone X doesn't work well in cold weather.<p>The issue first popped up on Reddit, where several commenters said they had encountered an issue that makes the iPhone's screen unresponsive.<p>"It literally takes 2 seconds from going inside …

Weather

New York City school shut down when toddler dies after eating grilled cheese

A school in New York City on Wednesday shut down after a 3-year-old boy, severely allergic to dairy, died after eating a grilled cheese sandwich, reports said.<p>Elijah Silvera died on Nov. 3 after he went into anaphylactic shock from eating a grilled cheese at the Seventh Avenue Center for Family …

Cheese

FBI may have lost critical time unlocking Texas shooter's iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For about 48 hours after a deadly rampage at a Texas church, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies did not ask Apple Inc to help them unlock the gunman's iPhone or associated online accounts, a person familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday.<p>A …

Privacy

Snapchat hopes massive app changes will attract new users

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has revealed that Snapchat’s app will be undergoing a major redesign, after the company fell short of expected growth projections for the quarter.<p>In a letter to investors, Spiegel blamed the difficulties on the service being too difficult for many users to understand. “One …

Uber works with NASA to get flying taxis ready by 2020

They say the best revenge is living well, and so in the midst of its ongoing and messy breakup with London, Uber has proven it's <i>doing just fine thank you very much</i> by signing an agreement with NASA to develop software for its proposed flying taxi project, Elevate.<p>At a speech at the Web Summit in …

iPhone X review

Smartphones are changing, and every manufacturer possesses its own take on what the future should look like. Apple’s vision is the iPhone X, which arrives 10 years after the original with big changes and an even bigger price tag.<p>For iPhone X, Apple did away with aluminum unibodies, chunky bezels, …

Mobile Technology

North Korea's nuclear test site is 'a wasteland with deformed babies'

North Korea’s underground nuclear test site has turned the surrounding area to wasteland and caused defects among newborn babies, defectors have reported.<p>About 80 per cent of trees that are planted die at Punggye-ri and underground wells have also run dry, according to 21 defectors who used to live …

North Korea

Japan’s ‘black widow’ sentenced to hang for killing husbands, lovers with cyanide

When Japan’s notorious “black widow” serial killer admitted to murdering her husband for his money, she told a court she would laugh in the face of a death sentence.<p>“Even if I were executed tomorrow, I would die smiling,” Chisako Kakehi said to the judges in her trial testimony in July, according …

Crime

NBA fans were convinced LeBron James' cryptic Instagram post was about Kyrie Irving

The Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling mightily in the first month of the season. Their defense ranks at the bottom of the league, and they’re coming off a loss to the rebuilding (and last place) Atlanta Hawks.<p>On Monday, the Boston Celtics beat those same Atlanta Hawks for their ninth straight win, …

Basketball

iPhone X setup shows Apple’s core brilliance

I used to think setting up a new iPhone was easy, but the iPhone X takes it to the next level.<p>On Friday, I got the new iPhone X and have been using it all weekend. The setup process was the easiest ever, and speaks to Apple’s constant drive to make things better.<p>Normally I set up a new I Phone “as …

iOS
NFL

The disease that could change how we drink coffee

For years, researchers in Colombia have been engaged in a little-known battle against a disease that could disrupt coffee drinking everywhere.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>If you landed in Bogota in the 1960s, one of the first things …

Coffee

Texas gunman's in-laws frequented church where 26 people were killed

Crime

These are some of the tweets and Facebook ads Russia used to try and influence the 2016 presidential election

What’s unknown: Whether or not they actually worked.<p>Representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter were in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to explain to Congress how Russian sources used their respective platforms to try and spread misinformation during last year’s presidential election.<p>The three …

Richard Blumenthal

Amazon just launched its Countdown to Black Friday event with 10 killer deals

Just about every retailer in America hosts a Black Friday sale, but only a handful can pull off the sales event like Amazon. We still have more than …

Tech Trends

Dustin Hoffman accused of sexual harassment against 17-year-old

Writer Anna Graham Hunter alleges the actor groped her and engaged in sexually inappropriate conversations on the set of 1985 TV movie Death of a Salesman<p>Dustin Hoffman has been accused of sexual harassment against a 17-year-old intern in 1985.<p>Writer Anna Graham Hunter alleges that the actor, now …

Lots of Americans don’t think slavery caused the Civil War

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly is embroiled in a new controversy stemming from his remarks about the Civil War. Asked about the potential removal of plaques honoring Robert E. Lee and George Washington in a Virginia church, Kelly said:<p>“I would tell you that Robert E. Lee was an honorable …

Robert E. Lee
Immigration

Who is New York attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov?

<b>(CNN) —</b> His life seemed mundane enough.<p>After moving from Uzbekistan in 2010, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov bounced across the United States and eventually settled down in New Jersey with his wife and three children, driving for Uber, officials said.<p>Yet somehow along the way, Saipov became …

Crime

Paul Manafort, Rick Gates indicted by federal grand jury in Russia probe

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates have been indicted by a federal grand jury Monday on 12 counts, according to the special counsel’s office.<p>The special counsel’s office told Fox News that the counts include conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to …

Paul Manafort

Lynx that could eat pets on the loose in Wales after escaping zoo

A lynx has escaped from a zoo in Wales, with police warning that the animal could prey on pets for food.<p>The animal is unlikely to approach people, but may eat livestock or pets.<p>It escaped "sometime over the last five days" from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Ceredigion, police said.<p>Officers have …

Pets

The First First Impression of the iPhone X

<b>How do you show off</b> the most anticipated product in years? That was my dilemma with the iPhone X. Since my unit was one of the first few released …

Mobile Technology

Original iPhone Reviewer Steven Levy Shares iPhone X Impressions as First Video Review Appears Online

Apple has given a review unit of the iPhone X to Steven Levy, who was one of the first pre-release reviewers of the original iPhone ten years ago. Levy has had the iPhone X since last Tuesday and today shared his thoughts on the tenth-anniversary device (via <i>Wired</i>), which marks the publishing of the …

Yes, the Russia-Trump Investigation Is Real

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Yes, the Russia-Trump investigation is real — even when you exclude the Steele dossier<p>WASHINGTON — With the revelation that the Clinton campaign and DNC paid …

Donald Trump

What powers does Catalonia have?

<b>Parliament in Catalonia has declared independence while the Spanish senate has approved a government proposal to reassert control over the region after its disputed independence referendum.</b><p>The Spanish government wants to dismiss the Catalan government and president, and put its national media …

What to expect from Trump's first ACA enrollment season

The Affordable Care Act's fifth open enrollment period begins in less than a week. And it's going to be a wild one.<p>Data: Avalere Health; Cartograms: …

ObamaCare

Why opioids are such an American problem

<b>When it comes to taking opioids, the United States has the dubious honour of leading the world.</b><p>For every one million Americans, almost 50,000 doses of opioids are taken every day. That's four times the rate in the UK.<p>There are often good reasons for taking opioids. Cancer patients use them for pain …

Facebook translates 'good morning' into 'attack them', leading to arrest

Palestinian man questioned by Israeli police after embarrassing mistranslation of caption under photo of him leaning against bulldozer<p>Facebook has apologised after an error in its machine-translation service saw Israeli police arrest a Palestinian man for posting “good morning” on his social media …

McDiscount: $1 soda, 2 for $5 deals lure more to McDonald's

NEW YORK (AP) — Cheap soda and burgers brought more people into McDonald's.<p>The fast-food company said Tuesday that sales in the U.S. rose 4.1 percent at existing locations during the third quarter, thanks to $1 soft drinks, coupons on its app and a two-for-$5 promotion called McPick 2. And with …