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Iran allegedly sending child soldiers to Syria Special

The National Council of Resistance of Iran claims the Iranian government is encouraging Iranian children to join the war effort and to fight to save Bashir Assad's regime in Syria.

North Korea controls agenda as world's media pour in

Pyongyang - When one of the world's most secretive states opens the door to the international media, it keeps a firm grip on the handle.

Microsoft prepares to banish nagging 'Get Windows 10' adware

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that its free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will end on July 29. It has since confirmed that its "Get Windows 10" app for Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs will be removed after that date, ending a year of nagging upgrade reminders.

Obama blasts Trump: presidency 'not a reality show'

Washington - President Barack Obama on Friday called for Donald Trump's White House bid -- and his past record -- to be held to close scrutiny as he warned the US presidency was not a "reality show.

Nigerian oil rebels 'blow up' Chevron facility Delta state

Lagos - Militants have blown an offshore oil facility operated by US oil group Chevron in southern Nigeria, the navy said on Friday, in renewed violence that could hit exports in Africa's largest oil producer.

Migrant arrivals in Italy top 30,000 for 2016: Navy

Rome - Italy's coastguard has coordinated the rescue of another 1,800 migrants, lifting the total plucked from stricken boats since the start of 2016 to more than 30,000, the navy announced Friday.

This flexible smartphone has a holographic 3D display

Researchers have built a smartphone that features a holographic display capable of showing 3D images without wearing glasses. The phone has a flexible body that can be curved and bent into different positions. Different commands are triggered by flexing.

London Transport's secret store of memorabilia Special

London - The London Transport Museum is London is a popular tourist destination. This isn't all there is to the museum, however. Some miles away there is a depot full of items from yesteryear. As part of a rare opening, Digital Journal was present.

NATO aims to 'destabilise' Caucasus with Georgia drills: Moscow

Moscow - Russian foreign ministry on Friday accused NATO of seeking to destabilise the Caucasus region with upcoming joint exercises in Georgia, where US soldiers will train together with Georgian forces this month.

Is glyphosate carcinogenic or not? EPA takes its report offline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed a report from its website where it concluded that glyphosate was "not likely to be carcinogenic to humans." The report was pulled offline on May 2, 2016 along with 13 other documents.

Pakistani shopkeeper killed dozens with 'revenge' sweets

Multan - A Pakistani sweetshop owner has confessed to fatally poisoning at least 30 people by lacing his goods with pesticide in an attempt to take revenge on his older brother, police told AFP Friday.

Millions of Android phones exposed to attack by critical bug

Millions of Android phones are putting their users at risk of call and text message snooping due to a critical security bug in the Qualcomm software that powers them. Phones built within the past five years are susceptible to the major issue.

Kenya to stop hosting Somali refugees: govt

Nairobi - Refugees from Somalia will no longer be accepted in Kenya, the government said Friday, citing security fears.

Dozens dead as Syria army battles jihadists near Aleppo: monitor

Birut - Fighting between Syrian regime forces and Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists and their allies has left more than 70 dead south of the battleground city of Aleppo, a monitor said on Friday.

Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ delivers on the big things Special

‘Captain America: Civil War’ does great with its more worrisome elements, but loses ground on generally reliable aspects of the franchise.

Op-Ed: Amir Khan to keep hope alive for shot at Floyd Mayweather

Amir Khan has always been a crowd favorite in most of his last 34 fights spanning over 10 years since turning pro in 2005, but on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, he will play the role of underdog against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

In down-and-out coal country, Trump received as a hero

Charleston - Though dogged by a rebellion within his own party, Donald Trump took aim at Hillary Clinton at his first rally as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, promising to put miners back to work in a struggling region where coal has always been ki...

Russia says no aircraft flew over bombed Syria camp Thursday

Moscow - Russia's military on Friday insisted no aircraft flew over a Syrian refugee camp the day it was hit by deadly strikes, suggesting Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front could have shelled the location.

Thinking outside the box — The elevator of the future is here

Elevator technology has remained an "up-and-down" technology for decades and done very well in getting us to the top floors of our high-rises. But a German firm has given the elevator a much-needed makeover and a new lease on life.

India plans to plant new forests with $6 billion

New Delhi - The Indian government has unveiled a plan to plant new forests, with a budget of $6.2 billion. If successfully implemented, the plan will see India's forest cover go from the current 21.34 percent to 33 percent of its land area.
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