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Facebook buys mobile gadget-focused Spool

Facebook added more mobile technology to its arsenal with the acquisition of Spool, a startup specializing in bookmarking and sharing content on smartphones or tablets. “The Spool team has deep expertise in mobile software development and a passion for making content easy to consume,” Facebook said Monday in response to…

U.S. Navy opens fire in Gulf as boat nears ship

A US navy ship fired on a boat off the United Arab Emirates on Monday in the southern Gulf where tension has been rising after it ignored warnings, the navy said. It gave no details on the outcome of the incident, which was being investigated, but US media reports said…

FDA approves Truvada pill for HIV prevention

US regulators on Monday approved Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences in California, for use as the first pill to help prevent HIV in some at-risk groups, the US Food and Drug Administration said. “Truvada is to be used for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in combination with safer sex practices to prevent…

War comes to Damascus in Syria revolt ‘turning point’

Syria’s military deployed armoured vehicles near central Damascus on Monday as troops battled rebels around the capital in what activists said could be a turning point in the 16-month uprising. Russia meanwhile slammed as “blackmail” Western pressure to push for a UN Security Council resolution against Syria’s regime and said…

WikiLeaks suspect Manning facing new pre-trial hearing

Lawyers for WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning will argue this week that military prosecutors must show their client intended to give sensitive intelligence to Al-Qaeda when he passed secret documents to the whistleblower website. Manning’s defense attorneys plan to make their case during five days of pre-trial hearings that are due…

Egypt’s prosecutor orders Mubarak back to prison

Egypt’s prosecutor general on Monday ordered convicted former strongman Hosni Mubarak back to prison nearly a month after he was moved to a military hospital in Cairo after reportedly suffering a stroke. Abdel Meguid Mahmud “has issued an order to transfer former president Hosni Mubarak from the Maadi Armed Forces…

Risks to global growth rising: IMF

The International Monetary Fund stepped up its warnings Monday on risks to the global economy, especially coming from Europe, as it trimmed its growth forecast for the rest of the year. The IMF said the world economy appeared weaker since its assessment just three months ago, and while growth was…

Chancellor admits circumcision ban could make Germany ‘laughing stock’

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party the country risked becoming a “laughing stock” over a court ruling calling religious circumcision a criminal act, according to a report Monday. The mass-circulation daily Bild said in an article to be published Tuesday that Merkel warned the board of her conservative Christian…

Hungary shown ‘new evidence on No 1 Nazi suspect’

The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre has confirmed that Laszlo Csatary, accused of complicity in the killings of 15,700 Jews, had been tracked down to the Hungarian capital. “I confirm that Laszlo Csatary has been identified and found in Budapest,” the centre’s director Efraim Zuroff told AFP. Ten months ago an…

Drugs arsenal could help end AIDS: WHO

Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, a cure remains elusive but a growing arsenal of drugs could someday help end new infections, the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS chief says. The key is figuring out how to best manage the latest advances, Gottfried Hirnschall said in an interview with AFP during…

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