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  • Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers
    Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as …

  • From soap factory to commanding a rebel town in Ukraine AFP News
    From soap factory to commanding a rebel town in Ukraine

    Vyacheslav Ponomaryov says he was running a soap factory when pro-Moscow separatists tapped him to lead them in the east Ukrainian town of Slavyansk. In some ways, he resembles Russian President …

  • Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid Associated Press
    Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian lawmaker registered as a candidate Wednesday for the country's June 3 presidential election, becoming the first official contender in a vote that will take place …

  • Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal Associated Press
    Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold new elections — a potentially historic step toward mending the rift that …

  • Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing AFP News
    Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing

    The 127 engravings of people, animals and geometric shapes are the Southeast Asian nation's oldest known artworks, but encroaching urbanisation, vandals and the ravages of nature are growing threats. …

  • Elie Saab launches new bag line AFP Relax
    Elie Saab launches new bag line

    The Paris-based Lebanese luxury designer has revealed a new line of bags. Elie Saab has unveiled the Poincaré collection of handbags and purses. The five bags are part of a new effort to develop the …

  • First image for 'Call of Duty' 2014 shows next-gen detail AFP Relax
    First image for 'Call of Duty' 2014 shows next-gen detail

    An image taken from this year's "Call of Duty" takes a giant stride across the uncanny valley -- and it's the first piece of material from Activision's annual blockbuster. Shown as part of a talk at …

  • AOL, Microsoft lure advertisers with TV-style shows Reuters
    AOL, Microsoft lure advertisers with TV-style shows

    By Jennifer Saba and Lisa Richwine NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Technology powerhouses like Microsoft Corp and AOL Inc are flexing their muscles as storytellers, parading TV network-style shows …

  • Google online maps go back in time AFP News
    Google online maps go back in time

    Google on Wednesday added virtual time travel to its Internet offerings. The technology titan began letting people turn back the clock on Street View images to show how places have changed over the …

  • New social networks connect cooks and diners Associated Press
    New social networks connect cooks and diners

    If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants. A growing number of apps and websites are taking the traditional chef-diner …

 
  • Pirates kidnap three on Singapore tanker off Malaysia
    Pirates kidnap three on Singapore tanker off Malaysia

    Armed pirates boarded a Singapore-managed oil tanker in the Strait of Malacca, kidnapping three Indonesian crew and stealing some of the vessel's shipment of diesel fuel, the International Maritime Bureau said Wednesday. The attack occurred early Tuesday off Malaysia's west coast, said Noel Choong, head of IMB's Kuala Lumpur-based piracy reporting centre. The diesel oil tanker was believed to be en route to Myanmar. "IMB is aware of the attack on the Singapore-managed ship in the Malacca Straits.

  • McDonald's Hello Kitty sale site temporarily suspended due to fresh wave of Kitty mania
    McDonald's Hello Kitty sale site temporarily suspended due to fresh wave of Kitty mania

    It may not be safe to enter a McDonald’s restaurant in Singapore on Mondays starting 28 April. To celebrate the iconic Japanese character Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary, the fast food chain announced last Friday that it would be releasing a new collection of Hello Kitty toys in McDonald’s restaurants island wide next Monday.

  • First sign of S.Korea ferry disaster was call from a frightened boy
    First sign of S.Korea ferry disaster was call from a frightened boy

    He called the emergency 119 number which put him through to the fire service, which in turn forwarded him to the coastguard two minutes later. That was followed by about 20 other calls from children on board the ship to the emergency number, a fire service officer told Reuters.