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  • Photos explore dynamics of youths' sexual identity
    Photos explore dynamics of youths' sexual identity

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — For many, it's difficult to understand Foster Noone's sexual identity. The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once. …

  • Valcke 'happy' with Cuiaba stadium despite delays Associated Press
    Valcke 'happy' with Cuiaba stadium despite delays

    SAO PAULO (AP) — FIFA's top World Cup official is satisfied with the pace of work at the stadium in the western Brazilian city of Cuiaba even though a delay in the delivery of seats prompted the …

  • Russian social media CEO quits, flees country Associated Press
    Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    MOSCOW (AP) — The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President …

  • Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation agreement Reuters
    Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation agreement

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Noah Browning GAZA/RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) announced a unity …

  • Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down
    Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue. …

  • Facebook earnings jump to $642 mn on 72% revenue gain AFP News
    Facebook earnings jump to $642 mn on 72% revenue gain

    Facebook profits jumped to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72 percent surge in revenues, helped by gains in mobile users and mobile advertising, the company reported Wednesday. …

  • Russian social media CEO quits, flees country Associated Press
    Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    MOSCOW (AP) — The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President …

  • U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in May Reuters
    U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in May

    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are expected to vote on May 15 on a new set of so-called "net neutrality" rules aimed at making certain that broadband providers do not slow …

  • 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.