Somali soldier who killed minister Siraji gets death sentence

Image caption Abas Abdullahi Siraji was Somalia’s youngest-ever cabinet minister The Somali soldier who shot dead the country’s youngest-ever cabinet minister last month has been sentenced to death by firing squad. Abas Abdullahi Siraji was in his car near the presidential palace in Mogadishu when he was killed by Ahmed Abdullahi Abdi, who reportedly mistook […]

‘Half’ Nigeria food aid for Boko Haram victims not delivered

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of displaced people rely on food aid in Nigeria Up to half the food aid meant for people who have fled Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency has reportedly not been delivered, the government says. It described it as a “diversion of relief materials”, which correspondents say is a euphemism for […]

Mali attack: Gunmen kill five at tourist resort

Media captionA fire burns in the forest surrounding the resort Five people were killed when gunmen stormed a tourist resort in Mali on Sunday, officials say. The EU said a Portuguese soldier and a Malian woman who worked for the bloc’s mission in Mali were among the dead. A Malian soldier and two other civilians, […]

UN refugee agency: Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrians fleeing conflict account for 12 million of the world’s displaced people A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said. The estimated figure for the end of 2016 is an increase of 300,000 on 2015, according to […]

Amazon Dash Wand review: – CNET

Amazon’s newest gadget is a battery-powered, voice-enabled grocery scanner called the Dash Wand. Point it at a barcode and press the button to add that item to your Amazon shopping cart when you’re running low, or press and hold to ask Alexa to add it. She’ll even talk back to you through the scanner’s tiny […]

Verizon Has the Fastest US Network—But Not in Every Region – Fortune

Amid the fierce competition of the 2017 mobile market, subscribers still need to consider network quality when they choose a carrier, according a new survey out on Monday. The results also shows that Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 phone, one of the first capable of gigabit-per-second downloading, far outshone Apple’s iPhone 7. Among the carriers, Verizon […]

The extra-rugged Galaxy S8 Active is looking pretty certain – CNET

Enlarge Image Don’t let this happen to you. CNET The Infinity Display on the Samsung Galaxy S8 may give the phone a premium look and feel, but more screen also means more potential for ugly cracks. A tougher S8 may be exactly what us accident-prone people need, and it’s looking more likely than ever that […]

VR gets closer to reality – CNNMoney

Your future workplace may live inside a virtual reality headset. One startup wants to make sure you can’t tell the difference between that and the real world. Finnish startup Varjo Technologies is focused on developing VR and augmented reality solutions for professionals that match the human eye. The company, which was announced on Monday, says […]

How cats conquered the ancient world – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tabby is prized for its beauty The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice – in the Near East and then Egypt, according to the largest study of its kind. Farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild […]

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