Local Ethnic Customs Complicate Recovery for War-Torn Philippine City

CAGAYAN DE ORO, PHILIPPINES —  A southern Philippine ethnic group’s unique clan structure, historic dependence on local trade, and chilling family feuds are setting back efforts toward quick recovery for a city demolished this year by war. The war between government troops and the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group insurgency in …

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Barcelona news: Lionel Messi knows Liverpool transfer strategy for Philippe Coutinho | Football | Sport

Barcelona are set to bid for Coutinho when the transfer window reopens next month despite Liverpool blocking a move over the summer. The Brazil international ended up staying on Merseyside after a summer of speculation but has struggled to produce his usual blockbuster displays. Reports say Messi is among members …

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Los Angeles About to Embark on a Smart City Experiment

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case about privacy and technology, Los Angeles, California, is becoming a city that is ever more connected. From cell phones to televisions to refrigerators, more devices are being connected to the Internet. L.A. wants to use the prevalence of these “smart” devices to …

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Barcelona news: Liverpool stun La Liga giants with new Philippe Coutinho transfer demand | Football | Sport

Barcelona were unsuccessful in their attempts to sign Coutinho over the summer, with Liverpool snubbing three huge offers for the Brazil international. However, despite the 25-year-old insisting he is now happy at Anfield after a summer of speculation, Barcelona are expected to pursue him again when the transfer window reopens …

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