Daily Archives: July 25, 2013

Hamas shuts media offices in Gaza

Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas closed the offices of three media companies, including the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television and Palestinian news agency Maan. read more

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Tunisian Islamist foe assassinated

A leading critic of Tunisia’s ruling Islamists was shot dead outside his home in the second such assassination this year. read more

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Zuma sends condolences to Spain

President Jacob Zuma sent his condolences to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, following a train accident in northern Spain. read more

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Zim calm ahead of polls: Ebrahim

No major instances of violence and intimidation have been reported ahead of elections in Zimbabwe, Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim said. read more

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Organization of America States backs fragile El Salvador gang truce

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – Jose Miguel Insulza, the secretary general of the Organization of American States, gave his support to a fragile truce between El Salvador’s gangs on Thursday, despite a recent uptick in murders. read more

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Massive California wildfire sparked by faulty electrical gear

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Faulty electrical equipment sparked the 10-day-old forest fire that had threatened the scenic mountain resort of Idyllwild in Southern California before cooler, rainy weather helped crews largely subdue the blaze, fire authorities said on Thursday. read more

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Four more women accuse San Diego mayor of sexual misconduct

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Four more women, including a retired U.S. Navy admiral and a college dean, came forward on Thursday to publicly accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of making unwanted sexual advances toward them, as local party leaders called on him to resign. read more

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Samsung’s Profit Rises, but So Does the Competition

Samsung said net income in the second quarter rose to $6.9 billion, an increase of 50 percent, but it expected smartphone sales growth to slow down. read more

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Juror says Zimmerman 'got away with murder'

(Reuters) – A juror in the trial of George Zimmerman says the former neighborhood watch volunteer “got away with murder” when he was acquitted earlier this month in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. read more

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Samsung sells 76 million smartphones in second quarter, boosting market share: report

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd sold 76 million smartphones in the second quarter, expanding its market share to 33.1 percent, Strategy Analytics said on Friday. read more

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U.S. agents 'got lucky' pursuing accused Russia master hackers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The two Russians arrested in what prosecutors call the largest online fraud case brought in the United States were caught through a combination of high-tech tools, dogged detective work and sheer luck. read more

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Japan to mull ability to hit enemy bases in defense review

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan should beef up its military’s ability to deter and counter missile attacks, including the possible acquisition of the ability to hit enemy bases, the Defence Ministry said, but officials denied this would be used for pre-emptive strikes. read more

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DealBook: U.S. Says Ring Stole 160 Million Credit Card Numbers

Prosecutors said a scheme targeting more than a dozen corporations brought losses that ran into the hundreds of millions of dollars. read more

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DealBook: SAC Capital Is Indicted, and Called a Magnet for Cheating

Federal authorities have delivered a crippling blow to one of Wall Street’s most successful firms, SAC Capital Advisors, which has drawn government scrutiny for more than a decade. read more

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