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Proud to be gay, says Apple CEO Tim Cook

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay.

The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Mr Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

Iran foils nuclear plant sabotage

Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Myanmar’s story, told by a crumbling site

Residents go about their daily chores on 41st Street, Yangon, Myanmar. 	— AP

The building on 41st Street, like Myanmar itself, is no happy melting pot. The country’s divisions are byzantine, producing everything from jingoistic political parties to ethnic armies. Now, years of ethnic distrust are magnified in Yangon by the city’s growth.

YouTube videos teach Brazil about bagels, subway


New Yorker Seth Kugel is getting a lot of attention in Brazil as the star of a new YouTube series educating Brazilian tourists about New York City.

Al Qaeda still offering truce to ISIS

Al Qaeda is using US airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to ISIS, saying the two should stop feuding and join forces to attack Western targets, a reunification that intelligence a

United look to end poor run in Manchester derbies

Manchester United are still sweating over Wayne Rooney’s fitness. Photo: AP/ File

The Manchester derby was a fixture that filled the blue half of the city with dread during United's glory years under Alex Ferguson.

Data crunchers to help find colleges


For many high school seniors, autumn means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

Djokovic vies to hold off Federer for No 1

Djokovic is currently leading Federer by 2,230 points in the world rankings. Photo: AP/ File

Amid the joy of becoming a father, Novak Djokovic has to turn his attention back to tennis rather quickly as he tries to fend off Roger Federer for the year-end No. 1 ranking.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay is a success

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Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days

Cristiano Ronaldo wins three La Liga awards

Ronaldo would like to return next year to carry on winning prizes. Photo: AP/ File

Cristiano Ronaldo has picked up three awards at the Spanish league's gala including last season's best player.

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.