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New York Times, Twitter hacked by a group called 'Syrian Electronic Army'

New York Times, Twitter hacked by a group called 'Syrian Electronic Army' Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

Media companies including the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post lost control of some of their websites after hackers supporting the Syrian government breached the Australian internet company that manages many major site addresses.
Stocks slide, oil up as Syria tensions escalate

Stocks slide, oil up as Syria tensions escalate Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Fears of an escalating conflict in Syria rippled across financial markets on Tuesday, sinking stocks, lifting gold and pushing the price of oil to the highest in a year and a half. 
South Africa's airline workers strike for higher pay

South Africa's airline workers strike for higher pay Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

South African construction and airport workers have gone on strike to demand higher wages, dealing another blow to the troubled economy.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe threatens US, UK firms over Western sanctions

Zimbabwe's Mugabe threatens US, UK firms over Western sanctions Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe threatened to target Western firms in a response to continued U.S. and U.K. sanctions against his country.

Sri Lanka to test all milk powder for chemical in Fonterra scare Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

A Sri Lanka state institute said it would test all milk powder in the market after finding a toxic chemical in products sold by New Zealand's Fonterra, while a nationalist party called for the closure of Fonterra's local subsidiary.

Versace to open Macau luxury hotel Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Italian fashion house Versace says it has signed a deal to build a luxury hotel at a casino-resort in Macau, the world's top gambling market.
Nasdaq halts trading due to a technical issue

Nasdaq halts trading due to a technical issue Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Trading in one Nasdaq Stock Market NDAQ -3.33% -listed security had resumed Thursday afternoon and officials said others would follow at 3:25 p.m. ET, more than three hours after an abrupt halt in trading blamed on an unexplained technical issue paralyzed a large chunk of the U.S. stock market.

Facebook aims to get the world online Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Facebook wants to get more of the world's 7 billion people online through a partnership with Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ericsson and other large mobile technology companies.

Ethiopia signs mobile expansion deal with China's ZTE Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Ethiopia signed an $800 million deal with China's ZTE on Sunday to expand mobile phone infrastructure and introduce a high-speed 4G broadband network in the capital Addis Ababa and a 3G service throughout the rest of the country.
26 dead as Philippines ferry carrying 870 sinks

26 dead as Philippines ferry carrying 870 sinks Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

At least 26 people are now confirmed dead after a ferry with nearly 870 people on board sank near the central Philippine port city of Cebu.
Eurozone climbs out of longest ever recession

Eurozone climbs out of longest ever recession Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Europe's economy is showing signs of recovery for the first time since 2011, ending for now the Eurozone's longest recorded recession, according to figures released Wednesday by the European Commission. 

Global economic outlook dims while US recovery continues, ICC-Ifo survey reveals Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

The world economy has weakened slightly this quarter, mainly due to declining optimism in Asia and Latin America, while North America shows signs of continuing recovery, according to a World Economic Survey published today by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Munich-based economic research institute Ifo.
Indian submarine sinks with 18 on board

Indian submarine sinks with 18 on board Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

The Indian defense minister says there were fatalities when a diesel-powered navy submarine caught fire and sank early Wednesday, trapping as many as 18 sailors.
US moves to block US Airways-American Airlines merger

US moves to block US Airways-American Airlines merger Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced it has filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines. 

Israel approves another 942 settlement homes

Israel approves another 942 settlement homes Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

Israel approves additional 942 settler homes in east Jerusalem. "The Jerusalem municipality has approved a construction plan for 942 homes in Gilo," an existing illegal settlement in East Jerusalem, municipal councillor Yosef Pepe Alalu said.

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Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 ...

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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