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Anti-trust: EU turns up heat on Google

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If Google’s reply ‘goes in the right direction,’ the two sides will continue to work out a solution, said EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in China September 29

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In January, China formally authorised the domestic sale of game consoles made in its first free trade zone in Shanghai

World leaders urged to change course at UN climate summit

Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks at the United Nations Climate Summit at the UN headquarters in New York City— AP

The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opened at the United Nations on Tuesday facing calls for action to put the planet on course towards reversing global warming.

Mother Teresa would have scared me: Pope

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Pope Francis joked during a visit to Albania that Mother Teresa would have struck fear into him if she had been his mother superior, the Vatican spokesman said on Monday.

Scandal-hit US Secret Service under fire

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The US Secret Service, the elite unit tasked with protecting the President, has been working to recover from recent scandals involving agents and prostitutes, and drinking on the job.

Sheryl Sandberg stars in a comic book

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The life of billionaire Facebook executive and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg has been distilled into a 32-page comic book set for release this week.

Sun Yang is back and shining bright

China’s Sun Yang celebrates after winning the men’s 400-metre freestyle final at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Tuesday. —AP

Chinese swimming superstar Sun Yang stormed past his rivals to an emphatic 400 metres freestyle win on Tuesday as the Asian Games was rocked by its first positive drugs test.

United States launches first airstrikes in Syria

Guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile at ISIS positions in Syria— AP

The United States and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of ISIS fighters and members of a separate Al Qaeda-linked group, pursuing a campaign against militants int

Barack Obama: Strikes show US not alone

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President Barack Obama said Tuesday the coalition of Arab nations involved in the first US airstrikes in Syria, showed the United States was not alone in combating the ISIS group.

Damascus: US informed us hours before attack

Assad hails offensive on ISIS; Opposition welcomes airstrikes


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