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Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead: officials

DALORI: A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremists. Scores of charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the …

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American emergency: Zika’s spread

With outbreaks confirmed in 23 countries and territories, the virus is spreading “explosively” across the Americas, says Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organisation. She is convening an emergency committee of experts—a move signalling a “public health emergency of international concern”, which it last declared over Ebola. Zika …

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Toyota announces driver-less cars

Toyota tested its self-driving Highway Teammate car on a public road. Toyota has become the latest car manufacturer to test a driver-less vehicle on a public road. The car, a modified Lexus GS, was tested on Tokyo’s Shuto Expressway, where it carried out a range of automated manoeuvres. These included …

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Starvation claims more lives of Syrians

At least 23 people have already starved to death in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, aid workers said Friday, as those trapped with no food urged the international community not to ignore their plight. “We don’t understand how the world could do nothing to resolve this crisis after witnessing …

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As U.S. Focuses on ISIS and the Taliban, Al Qaeda Re-emerges

WASHINGTON — Even as the Obama administration scrambles to confront the Islamic State and resurgent Taliban, an old enemy seems to be reappearing in Afghanistan: Qaeda training camps are sprouting up there, forcing the Pentagon and American intelligence agencies to assess whether they could again become a breeding ground for …

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List of countries without any armed forces

  WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Technically, every country should have a standing military force but there are few countries in the world who believe that ‘War is Hell’ and hence, they do not keep any military force in their country.Let’s look at some of the countries that have been living …

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Teaching Kids to Code Has Never Been So Easy

Code.org isn’t messing around this year. As part of its Hour of Code Campaign, its homepage features individual tutorials with varying themes — ones that children (and some adults) are sure to be crazy about. Frozen-, Minecraft-, and Star Wars-themed tutorials are all available for free on Code.org to help …

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