Militants Seize Iraq's Largest Dam

BAGHDAD — Sunni militants from the Islamic State on Thursday seized Iraq's largest dam, placing them in control of enormous power and water resources and access to the river that runs through the heart of Baghdad.After a week of attempts,

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Microsoft Executive Vice President Julie Larson-Green announced today in an internal memo that she is changing roles at the company (memo below).Leaving her role leading Microsoft's hardware efforts, Larson-Green will now lead the My Life & Work group inside of the Applications and Services Group,

Turkey is a case study in the value of citizen journalists, thanks to the ones behind @140journos

The value that social-media tools like Twitter bring to journalism becomes even more obvious when they are used in countries where the traditional media is failing to do its job, and Turkey's @140journos group is a fascinating example of that at work

Windows 10 banned by torrent trackers due to privacy concerns

Torrent trackers have apparently banned the sharing of Windows 10 due to “privacy concerns” based on reports that surfaced on the internet a few weeks ago. Windows 10 has been in the limelight about...

No group hug for Ed? The one photo that tells the story of the UK leaders' debate

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Here's How England Can Still Advance in the World Cup

It won't be a huge amount of consolation to England fans after Thursday's 2-1 defeat by Uruguay, but there is still a chance the team could qualify — and it's actually more likely than you might think.That wouldn't be the case but for the fact that Costa Rica,

Here's how ISIS makes — and spends — its money

Kidnapping, theft, drug running, oil sales and taxes.Soldiers, weapons, bribes and hospitals.Those are many of the ways that ISIS is making and then spending cash,

What are New York and San Francisco Tweeting About?

New Yorkers are always complaining about the weather, while San Franciscans tend to moan about the city's perpetually poor MUNI bus service. That's not just a stereotype — it turns out there's hard,

Brands aren’t the only ones becoming publishers and doing journalism — advocacy groups are too

Advocacy and non-profit agencies like Human Rights Watch fall into a group that veteran media-watcher Dan Gillmor calls "almost journalists," and they are expanding their ability to produce their own journalism in much the same way that brands and advertisers have been    

Democratic women's group's holiday wish: A break from Donald Trump

EMILY's List wants to make the holidays great again by giving America a break from Donald Trump. And the group, — focused on electing female Democratic candidates to public office — wants to enlist Trump's Republican rivals to help.In an open letter posted on Medium,

VICE, Mashable, Digg and others form a collective for breaking news about Ukraine, may expand into o

A group of six digital-media outlets, including VICE News and Mashable, have formed a loose collective aimed at collaborating on breaking news about Ukraine, an effort that started with a shared Twitter account and hashtag but could go further in the future

Catch a glimpse of the OnePlus Nord in new teaser video

OnePlus Nord, the company's upcoming mid-range phone, has made its first public appearance. OnePlus posted a teaser video on Instagram and YouTube offering a few brief glimpses of the phone, and certain clues as to what its features may be. 

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June 2020 marks 10 years since NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) started watching the sun. Beyond visualising the enormous changes it undergoes during a solar cycle,

10 of the best time travel movies you can watch right now

Is there anything more mind-bending than the concept of time travel?It's a sci-fi staple that goes hand-in-hand with so many complex theories and possibilities that it's something of a double-edged sword in movies: the fictional possibilities are endless, but then so are those of plot holes.

Jump's electric bikes are getting relaunched in London by Lime

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Why Black activists are fighting for D.C. statehood

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据新华社“新华国际”客户端报道,最近,不少网友所用的这个形似双手合十的表情符引来不少争议,有人用它表达自己祈祝平安的心情,也有学霸提醒这个词表示击掌欢呼。

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苹果霸占三季度全球智能机94%利润 三星只有11%

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