Daily Archives: August 19, 2013

Cops evicted over unpaid rent

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U.S. Open tennis official sues Los Angeles police for false arrest

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 71-year-old tennis lineswoman arrested on a murder charge as she prepared to officiate at the U.S. Open but later cleared of bludgeoning her husband to death has filed suit against the Los Angeles police and others, her lawyer said on Monday. read more

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Wacom Reveals Cintiq Companion Windows 8 And Android Tablets, Intuos Pressure-Sensitive iPad Stylus

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Wacom promised a standalone tablet solution earlier this year, to be revealed this summer, and now they’re revealing not one, but two such devices. The new Cintiq Companion and Companion Hybrid bring Wacom’s pressure-sensitive graphics power to creative pros in standalone devices. read more

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Germany warns citizens against travel to Egyptian Red Sea resorts

Egypt: Germany has warned its citizens to not travel to Egypt’s Red Sea tourist resorts, as the political situation in the destination continues to deteriorate, Breaking Travel News has reported. The US, Sweden and Finland have already issued alerts for the resorts, advising against travel to the whole of Egypt. However, the UK continues to advise travel to Red Sea resorts is safe. [AMEInfo.com]

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Metro reopens shuttered stores in Egypt

Egypt: German retailer Metro AG has announced the reopening of its facilities in Egypt, after closing them on the weekend due to security concerns, Reuters has reported. Metro shut down its two cash and carry stores and its Egypt headquarters on Friday and Saturday, but said they were open again on Sunday. The group’s security staff were keeping an eye on current events, a spokeswoman said. [AMEInfo.com]

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Unemployment in Egypt grew to 13.3% in Q2

Egypt: Egypt’s state-run statistics body CAPMAS has said the country’s jobless rate rose 0.7% in the second quarter of 2013, over the previous quarter of the current year, to 13.3% of the country’s total labour force, Ahram has reported. The number of unemployed increased by 36,000 in Q2 2013 to 3.6 million jobless Egyptians. According to CAPMAS, the number of working Egyptians reached 23.6 million, with the total labour force registering 27.2 million. [AMEInfo.com]

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General Motors resumes Egypt operations

Egypt: US carmaker General Motors has announced it has restarted it operations in Egypt, after it halted operations last Thursday, Reuters has reported. GM said it decided to reopen its production plant in Sixth October City, as well as its Cairo office, although it was still monitoring the situation carefully. [AMEInfo.com]

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Shell denies Egypt shutdown rumours

Egypt: Royal Dutch Shell has denied rumours that the company plans to suspend its operations in Egypt, the Daily News Egypt has reported. “Our operation stopped on Thursday as a normal consequence to the violence escalations; however, we intend to resume our operation in Egypt on Sunday,” Ahmed El-Gabry, director of Shell Egypt’s media office, told the daily. “We can’t anticipate what will happen in the future but for the time being we have no intention to close our offices in the country,” he added. [AMEInfo.com]

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Hospital shooter has killed before

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Hope for generous Marikana funder

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Hijack victim kills attacker

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EFF delays Marikana launch

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Vavi weighing his options: lawyer

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Oscar prepares for high-stakes trial

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