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At least 10 dead as Biafra anniversary turns bloody

Lagos - At least 10 people were killed during protests by pro-Biafra campaigners as they marked the anniversary of the start of Nigeria's civil war, police said on Tuesday.

Crawford-Postol bout loaded with elite fighters in undercard

The upcoming light welterweight unification fight between WBO Light Welterweight champion Terence Crawford and WBC Light Welterweight titlist Viktor Postol may be headed for a box office hit with the disclosure of top fighters in the supporting bouts.

Dalai Lama says 'too many' refugees in Europe

Berlin - The Dalai Lama said in an interview published Thursday that Europe has accepted "too many" refugees, and that they should eventually return to help rebuild their home countries.

Intel's new 10-core processor costs more than your whole PC

Intel has unveiled the most powerful desktop processor ever created, a 10-core enthusiast chip retailing for $1,700. The new Broadwell-E-based CPU is the first deca-core processor aimed at consumer machines instead of servers and datacentres.

Microsoft warns Windows users of 'worm-like' ransomware

Microsoft has warned Windows users that a new form of ransomware in the wild is dangerous and capable of self-reproducing. It propagates itself across removable and network drives, creating copies to infect as many files and devices as possible.

Sergey Kovalev takes tune up bout ahead of Andre Ward fight

Unbeaten Russian light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev is going home to Russia to face Malawian challenger Isaac Chilemba in a tune-up fight for his much-awaited clash with unbeaten light heavyweight challenger Andre Ward later this year.

Oakland 'feels the Bern' as Sanders barnstorms the Bay Area Special

Oakland - As the California primaries fast approach, Bernie Sanders is barnstorming the Bay Area with a series of appearances throughout Northern California.

You can now buy the BBC's palm-sized computer to get kids coding

The BBC micro:bit, a £13 computer handed out for free to schoolchildren in the UK, is now available to buy online. The hackable device was created by the media organisation to get kids coding, following the spirit of the BBC Micro in the 80s.

The Holy Bible rewritten in emojis is released online

If you go in for this sort of thing you can now read the Bible rewritten using emojis. Oh Lord, really? Yup, it's been done by a person who does not want to be named because of backlash from those who do not like the idea.

Trump calls U.S. journalist 'a sleaze' at press conference

New York - Donald Trump on Tuesday called an American journalist "a sleaze" during a combative press conference in which he defended his record on supporting veterans, saying he raised $5.6 million for charities on the campaign trail.

New Yemen clashes kill 38 rebels, loyalists

Aden - Renewed clashes between pro-government forces and Iran-backed rebels killed at least 38 people in Yemen during the past 24 hours, loyalist military sources said on Tuesday.

Armchair Traveler: A castle that can only be accessed at low tide

While many travelers have heard of Mont St-Michel, the island commune in Normandy, France, most would be surprised to learn that England has its own version, St. Michael's Mount, a small tidal island in Mount's Bay, Cornwall, UK.

Taliban kill 16 bus passengers in northern Afghanistan

Kunduz - The Taliban killed at least 16 people Tuesday and kidnapped dozens of others after pulling them off buses in northern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest assault since the insurgents named a new leader last week.

E-music pioneers Kraftwerk lose copyright case

Karlsruhe - Germany's highest court Tuesday struck down a challenge by electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk against a hip-hop artist's two-second sample of their tune in a dispute that erupted almost two decades ago.

DRCongo's Bemba in ICC dock for bribing witnesses

Den Haag - Convicted Congolese war criminal Jean-Pierre Bemba found himself back in the dock at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday -- this time accused of bribing witnesses and falsifying evidence.

Iraq faces tough IS resistance on Fallujah fringes

Baghdad - Iraqi forces faced tough resistance from the Islamic State group Tuesday as they attempted to enter the centre of Fallujah, where there were mounting fears for thousands of trapped civilians.

Tree mortality impacting forests and safety in California

Sonora - California is facing a fifth year of drought. The drought is affecting both the forest environment as a whole, and also the communities which are now embedded in those forested areas.

Poland in new bid to extradite Polanski

Varsovia - Poland launched a fresh bid Tuesday to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to the United States to face sentencing over a 1977 case of statutory rape.

Erdogan urges 'common sense' over Germany's Armenia genocide bill

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Germany against the adoption of a parliamentary resolution recognising the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide", saying it would harm the countries' relationship.

Ex-Miss Turkey guilty of 'insulting Erdogan'

Ankara - A court on Tuesday found a former Miss Turkey beauty queen guilty of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media, handing her a suspended sentence of over one year in jail.
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