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Austria's Chancellor Faymann arrives at a euro zone EU leaders emergency summit in Brussels

Austria, Germany to allow migrants to enter: Austrian chancellor

Reuters - 36 minutes ago ALPBACH, Austria (Reuters) - Austria and Germany have agreed to let migrants in Hungary to cross their borders, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said on his Facebook page on Saturday. "Because of today's emergency situation on the Hungarian border, Austria and Germany agree in this case to a continuation of the refugees' journey into their countries," Faymann said in the…

  • A taxi is reflected in a window at the office of taxi-hailing service Uber Inc in Hong Kong, China
    Lyft, Uber poach key Twitter engineers, managers amid turmoil Reuters - 5 hours ago

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride services Lyft and Uber have poached dozens of key Twitter Inc employees over the past year, including top engineering … More »Lyft, Uber poach key Twitter engineers, managers amid turmoil

    A taxi is reflected in a window at the office of taxi-hailing service Uber Inc in Hong Kong, China

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride services Lyft and Uber have poached dozens of key Twitter Inc employees over the past year, including top engineering managers, to help personalize their apps. Twitter's management turmoil and 44 percent stock fall over the last 12 months have helped Lyft and Uber recruit …

  • Facebook trains self-help groups in Telangana IANS - 6 hours ago

    Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Facebook on Friday launched a training programme for rural self-help groups (SHGs) in Telangana to equip them with technological knowledge to … More »Facebook trains self-help groups in Telangana

    Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Facebook on Friday launched a training programme for rural self-help groups (SHGs) in Telangana to equip them with technological knowledge to promote their products in the digital space. The first batch of 10 SHG representatives were trained in basics of Facebook, and the various features of the …

  • Hundreds of migrants stranded in Budapest walking after leaving the transit zone of the Budapest main train station, on September 4, 2015 intent on walking to the Austrian border
    2,200 Austrian drivers join campaign to pick up refugees in Budapest AFP News - 6 hours ago

    Some 2,200 people had joined a social media campaign in Austria by Friday afternoon to organise a convoy of private cars and vans on Sunday to help pick up hundreds of … More »2,200 Austrian drivers join campaign to pick up refugees in Budapest

    Hundreds of migrants stranded in Budapest walking after leaving the transit zone of the Budapest main train station, on September 4, 2015 intent on walking to the Austrian border

    Some 2,200 people had joined a social media campaign in Austria by Friday afternoon to organise a convoy of private cars and vans on Sunday to help pick up hundreds of migrants stranded in Hungary. "The Austrian government and the EU stand by idly and watch as people on the streets of Budapest -- without any appropriate …

  • Lenovo, Sony and Marshall London: on-trend smartphones at this year's IFA
    Lenovo, Sony and Marshall London: on-trend smartphones at this year's … AFP Relax - 10 hours ago

    "Selfies are now the most popular type of photos snapped on a smartphone, with over a million selfies taken a day and 48% of that are shared on Facebook alone," said … More »Lenovo, Sony and Marshall London: on-trend smartphones at this year's …

    Lenovo, Sony and Marshall London: on-trend smartphones at this year's IFA

    "Selfies are now the most popular type of photos snapped on a smartphone, with over a million selfies taken a day and 48% of that are shared on Facebook alone," said Lenovo's Jerry Hsiao. An 8-megapixel camera shoots the main image while another 2-megapixel unit adds depth. "People expect more from their smartphones  …

  • Separating couple's smiling selfie goes viral IANS - 13 hours ago

    Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) A selfie recently taken by a separating couple - grinning wide - has gone viral on the internet. The Canadian couple - Chris and Shannon Neuman … More »Separating couple's smiling selfie goes viral

    Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) A selfie recently taken by a separating couple - grinning wide - has gone viral on the internet. The Canadian couple - Chris and Shannon Neuman - clicked the picture outside Calgary Courts Centre in downtown Calgary soon after filing for divorce, Newser.com reported. "Here's Chris Neuman and I yesterday …

  • Moon Cake festival: Najib to give away special lanterns New Straits Times - 14 hours ago

    KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will give away special lanterns to his ‘Ah Jib Gor’ Facebook page followers in conjunction with the Moon Cake … More »Moon Cake festival: Najib to give away special lanterns

    KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will give away special lanterns to his ‘Ah Jib Gor’ Facebook page followers in conjunction with the Moon Cake Festival on Sept 27. Each follower who “Like” the idea would be given two lanterns and all they need to do was to leave their name, home address and email …

  • Angelina Jolie has a Scottish 'twin' IANS - 15 hours ago

    Los Angeles, Sep 4 (IANS) Young girls want to be like her, but 24-year-old Chelsea Marr certainly stands out from the crowd for being a look-alike of actress-director … More »Angelina Jolie has a Scottish 'twin'

    Los Angeles, Sep 4 (IANS) Young girls want to be like her, but 24-year-old Chelsea Marr certainly stands out from the crowd for being a look-alike of actress-director Angelina Jolie. Marr, an operations manager at an oil and gas recruitment company, bears an uncanny resemblance to the 40-year-old Oscar-winning actress. …

  • For many refugees, journey to Europe begins on Facebook Reuters - 15 hours ago

    (Changes paragraph 1 reference to "migrants" from "refugees" in this story released on Sept. 1, 2015) By Naline Malla, Ayla Jean Yackley, Marton Dunai and Aleksandar … More »For many refugees, journey to Europe begins on Facebook

    (Changes paragraph 1 reference to "migrants" from "refugees" in this story released on Sept. 1, 2015) By Naline Malla, Ayla Jean Yackley, Marton Dunai and Aleksandar Vasovic BEIRUT/ISTANBUL/BUDAPEST/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Would-be migrants hoping to flee war in the Middle East are using Facebook as their compass for finding …

  • Johor FA to FAM: We’ll help pay for a new national coach New Straits Times - 18 hours ago

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Johor Football Association has offered to contribute funds to enable the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to hire a world-class coach, albeit … More »Johor FA to FAM: We’ll help pay for a new national coach

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Johor Football Association has offered to contribute funds to enable the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to hire a world-class coach, albeit with a few conditions attached. Coming hot on the heels of the national team’s thumping 10-0 loss to the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup qualifier match …

  • More Highly-Educated S’poreans Vote Opposition & Other Insights From GE2011
    More Highly-Educated S’poreans Vote Opposition & Other Insights From G … Vulcan Post - 18 hours ago

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. Perhaps the best way to see how the 2015 general elections may turn out is to take a look at past elections, namely the … More »More Highly-Educated S’poreans Vote Opposition & Other Insights From G …

    More Highly-Educated S’poreans Vote Opposition & Other Insights From GE2011

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. Perhaps the best way to see how the 2015 general elections may turn out is to take a look at past elections, namely the 2011 election results. A Facebook post by Alex Wong has been circulating around the internet, sporting statistics from the IPS Post-GE2011 Survey. Analysing …

  • This Is The Only Map You’ll Need To Hack #GE2015
    This Is The Only Map You’ll Need To Hack #GE2015 Vulcan Post - 20 hours ago

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. If you’re planning to go for any rallies, you’ll probably need to consult Google Maps to find out how to get to where … More »This Is The Only Map You’ll Need To Hack #GE2015

    This Is The Only Map You’ll Need To Hack #GE2015

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. If you’re planning to go for any rallies, you’ll probably need to consult Google Maps to find out how to get to where you need to. And unless you’re willing to visit each and every party’s website and Facebook page to check when their rallies will be taking place, you’ll …

  • Capsized boat: Najib offers condolence New Straits Times - 20 hours ago

    KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak offered his condolences to the families of victims killed in the boat capsize incident in Sabak Bernam yesterday.“The … More »Capsized boat: Najib offers condolence

    KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak offered his condolences to the families of victims killed in the boat capsize incident in Sabak Bernam yesterday.“The boat capsize in Sabak Bernam is a sad incident. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) will continue with the search and rescue operation. Al …

  • Embarrassing when foreigners point out wrongs in Malaysia, says Rafida … The Malaysian Insider - 20 hours ago

    It is embarrassing that foreigners are pointing out the wrongs in the country, said former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, who described it as akin to "adding salt … More »Embarrassing when foreigners point out wrongs in Malaysia, says Rafida …

    It is embarrassing that foreigners are pointing out the wrongs in the country, said former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, who described it as akin to "adding salt and vinegar" to a wound. Writing on her Facebook page, the former international trade and industry minister said Malaysia has become the talk of the …

  • File photo of student Patiwat Saraiyaem arriving at Bangkok's Criminal Court
    Special Report: Thai junta hits royal critics with record jail time Reuters - 22 hours ago

    By Aubrey Belford BANGKOK (Reuters) - Just minutes after being locked up for 30 years for insulting Thailand’s monarchy, Pongsak Sriboonpeng described what he thought … More »Special Report: Thai junta hits royal critics with record jail time

    File photo of student Patiwat Saraiyaem arriving at Bangkok's Criminal Court

    By Aubrey Belford BANGKOK (Reuters) - Just minutes after being locked up for 30 years for insulting Thailand’s monarchy, Pongsak Sriboonpeng described what he thought was the cause of his capture: a poorly chosen Facebook friend. For at least a year, the self-described "red shirt" supporter of exiled former Prime Minister …

  • There were 124 cases of racism and other discrimination in English football reported to the FA, 723 involving the grassroots game, and in terms of the FA incidents, 47 cases involved the professional games
    Report claims discrimination on rise in English game AFP News - Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Reports of racism and other discrimination in English football rose by 21 per cent last season to 887, according to figures released by the Football Association on Thursday. … More »Report claims discrimination on rise in English game

    There were 124 cases of racism and other discrimination in English football reported to the FA, 723 involving the grassroots game, and in terms of the FA incidents, 47 cases involved the professional games

    Reports of racism and other discrimination in English football rose by 21 per cent last season to 887, according to figures released by the Football Association on Thursday. High-profile incidents during the season included Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli receiving a one-match ban for retweeting an image of racial stereotypes, …

  • Football: Report claims discrimination on rise in English game AFP News - Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Reports of racism and other discrimination in English football rose by 21 per cent last season to 887, according to figures released by the Football Association on Thursday. … More »Football: Report claims discrimination on rise in English game

    Reports of racism and other discrimination in English football rose by 21 per cent last season to 887, according to figures released by the Football Association on Thursday. High-profile incidents during the season included Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli receiving a one-match ban for retweeting an image of racial stereotypes, …

  • FILE - In this Friday, June 6, 2014 file photo, Randy Brogdon gestures as he speaks during a Republican candidate forum in Lawton, Okla. State GOP officials say Brogdon, the party's state chairman, is planning to resign his position and call a meeting of the state committee to elect a new chairman.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
    Oklahoma Republican chairman to resign after 5-month term Associated Press - Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Republican leader has told party officials that he plans to resign and call for the election of a new chairman after a tumultuous five-month … More »Oklahoma Republican chairman to resign after 5-month term

    FILE - In this Friday, June 6, 2014 file photo, Randy Brogdon gestures as he speaks during a Republican candidate forum in Lawton, Okla. State GOP officials say Brogdon, the party's state chairman, is planning to resign his position and call a meeting of the state committee to elect a new chairman.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Republican leader has told party officials that he plans to resign and call for the election of a new chairman after a tumultuous five-month term in which he faced a barrage of criticism for hiring decisions and an offensive Facebook post on the party's official page.

  • The Science of Adorable: What It Takes to Win #CuteOff
    The Science of Adorable: What It Takes to Win #CuteOff LiveScience.com - Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Science Twitter has gone full squee. "I don't generally think of fish as cute, but there were some alarmingly cute fish," said Anne Hilborn, a doctoral student and cheetah … More »The Science of Adorable: What It Takes to Win #CuteOff

    The Science of Adorable: What It Takes to Win #CuteOff

    Science Twitter has gone full squee. "I don't generally think of fish as cute, but there were some alarmingly cute fish," said Anne Hilborn, a doctoral student and cheetah researcher at Virginia Tech who helped launch the hashtag. Based on the types of animals posted — and previous scientific research on adorableness …

  • Top iPhone apps: 'Happy Wheels,' 'Messenger'
    Top iPhone apps: 'Happy Wheels,' 'Messenger' AFP Relax - Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Among top free iOS apps of the week, recent "Happy Wheels" continues its run of form while Facebook's Messenger app also enjoys a boost in popularity. More »Top iPhone apps: 'Happy Wheels,' 'Messenger'

    Top iPhone apps: 'Happy Wheels,' 'Messenger'

    Among top free iOS apps of the week, recent "Happy Wheels" continues its run of form while Facebook's Messenger app also enjoys a boost in popularity.

  • Redskins GM's wife apologizes for tweet about reporter
    Redskins GM's wife apologizes for tweet about reporter Associated Press - Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    The wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has apologized for "disparaging" and "unfounded" comments on her Twitter account about an ESPN reporter. … More »Redskins GM's wife apologizes for tweet about reporter

    Redskins GM's wife apologizes for tweet about reporter

    The wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has apologized for "disparaging" and "unfounded" comments on her Twitter account about an ESPN reporter. The Redskins ...