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More than 37,000 flee South Sudan for Uganda: UN

Nairobi - More than 37,000 people have fled South Sudan for neighbouring Uganda in the last three weeks following intense fighting between rival troops that left hundreds dead, the UN's refugee body said Tuesday.

Google Maps gets a design refresh and subtler colour palette

Google has released a major update to Google Maps across all supported devices. The update includes a design refresh that is clearer and easier to see, a new "areas of interest" feature to highlight local attractions and a more balanced colour scheme.

Ethiopian killed in clashes in Calais migrant camp

Lille - An Ethiopian was killed and six other migrants injured when clashes erupted on the outskirts of the migrant camp in France's northern port city of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan held in Dubai after coup

Ankara - Two Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan have been detained in Dubai on suspicion of links to the July 15 failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Turkish official said Tuesday.

Syria regime advances on rebels in Aleppo

Birut - Syrian government forces on Tuesday seized a rebel-held neighbourhood on the northwest outskirts of Aleppo, tightening their siege of the opposition-controlled parts of the city, a monitor said.

'No More Ransom' helps you recover data after a malware attack

A new website set up by Europol, Intel and Kaspersky to help resist the threat of ransomware could allow you to recover encrypted data for free. The site is designed to stop people paying ransoms to malware creators as this makes the problem worse.

Iran up, U.S. down: Height study charts global health

London - South Korean women and Iranian men are significantly taller than they were 100 years ago but Americans have barely grown, according to a new study Tuesday that reflects nutritional and environmental factors.

Migration is 'poison' for Europe, says Hungary PM

Budapest - Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday described the arrival of asylum seekers in Europe as "a poison", saying his country did not want or need "a single migrant".

Britain approves Amazon delivery drone tests

London - As the successful transport of chicken sandwich, donuts and hot coffee by an unmanned small aircraft recently made aviation history in the United States, Britain could be the next to roll out the delivery drone technology.

Humiliated Turkish army still faces twin challenge

Istanbul - The failed coup of July 15 left the Turkish army humiliated and weakened at a time when it must tackle the twin challenges of fighting guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group.

Post-Brexit immigration hot topic as May heads for Poland

Varsovia - The post-Brexit future of thousands of Poles in Britain will likely be at the top of the agenda Thursday when new British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Warsaw for talks.

NVIDIA unveils world's fastest GPU, tailored to virtual reality

NVIDIA has unveiled a pair of new workstation graphics cards that are the most powerful models ever built. They are designed to enable artists, graphic designers and developers to work faster and with more creativity than before, building new experiences.

UN eyes late August for new Syria talks

Geneva - The UN's Syria envoy voiced hope Tuesday that peace talks could restart next month, as US Secretary of State John Kerry said there had been "progress" in efforts to salvage an urgently-needed ceasefire.

Rio police arrested over alleged athlete kidnapping

Rio De Janeiro - Two armed police officers accused of briefly kidnapping and extorting a New Zealand jiu-jitsu athlete in Rio de Janeiro have been arrested, said Brazil's Military Police (PM) Tuesday.

Merkel faces hot summer over refugee stance after attacks

Berlin - A rash of attacks in Germany has emboldened political rivals of Chancellor Angela Merkel, blaming her liberal asylum policy for exposing the country to a shocking week of bloodshed.

VAIO unveils 'fashionable' laptop range with striking colours

VAIO has announced a new range of mid-range laptops that differentiate themselves by being "fashionable." Finished in bright two-tone colour matches and available in several different configurations, VAIO is straying from its typical business audience.

Patient kills doctor, commits suicide at Berlin hospital

Berlin - A patient shot and killed a doctor before turning the gun on himself at a Berlin hospital Tuesday, police said, adding there was no sign the incident was a terrorist attack.

Donaire won't be happy with mandatory fight against Magdaleno

WBO super bantamweight titlist Nonito Donaire seems unhappy with the reported mandatory fight against WBO bantamweight challenger Jessie Magdaleno, who is unbeaten in 23 professional fights and a fellow Top Rank fighter.

Priest killed in France church hostage-taking

Saint- - A priest was killed on Tuesday when men armed with knives seized hostages at a church near the northern French city of Rouen, a police source said.

Congo rumba star Koffi Olomide arrested over kicking controversy

Kinshasa - Star Congolese rumba singer Koffi Olomide, who was expelled from Kenya at the weekend after allegedly kicking one of his dancers, was arrested Tuesday at his home in Kinshasa, police said.
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