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China says U.S. has ulterior motives and calls hacking allegations a ‘hullabaloo’

Chinese state media stepped up the war of words Thursday over allegations of sophisticated cyberattacks on US firms, branding the accusations a “commercial stunt” and accusing Washington of ulterior motives. American Internet security firm Mandiant earlier this week said that a Chinese military cyberspy unit had been targeting US and…

Nike suspends contract with Oscar Pistorius

US sportswear giant Nike has suspended its contract with South African Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius, the company’s UK and Ireland spokesman said Thursday. “Nike has suspended its contract with Oscar Pistorius,” the spokesman told AFP. “We believe Oscar Pistorius should be afforded due process and we will continue to monitor…

Tape played during trial of once-prominent lawyer Paul Bergrin features attorney discussing witness-killing plot

Bergrin trial: Tape played during testimony features attorney discussing witness-killing plot Paul Bergrin, left, and Hiram Ortiz, right, appear in court at the Essex County Courthouse in Newark in this 2007 file photo. Bergrin is currently on trial in Newark federal court, facing 26 criminal counts including racketeering, drug running…

Ex-Haiti dictator ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier due in court as judge mulls ‘crimes against humanity’ trial

Two years after his return to Haiti following 25 years in exile, ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier is due in court Thursday as a judge mulls whether he can be tried for crimes against humanity. Known as “Baby Doc,” Duvalier was the world’s youngest head of state when, at the age of…

British lawmaker George Galloway quits Oxford debate after finding out his student opponent was Israeli

The outspoken MP George Galloway has sparked anger by storming out of a debate at Oxford University after he discovered his opponent was Israeli. The Respect MP for Bradford West had been due to debate the motion “Israel should withdraw immediately from the West Bank” at Oxford college Christ Church…

Foxconn denies iPhone link as it freezes China hiring

Taiwan technology giant Foxconn has slowed new hiring at its vast China factories, it said Thursday, but denied the move was linked to weak demand for Apple’s iPhone 5, which it produces. “Due to an unprecedented rate of return of employees following the Chinese New Year holiday compared to years…

Heart surgeon featured in honored documentary reluctant to leave Sudan for Oscars

Italian heart surgeon Gino Strada would really rather not be in Los Angeles for Sunday’s Academy Awards, where a documentary about the life-saving work he does in Sudan is up for an Oscar. “I would prefer to be here and doing surgery,” said the head surgeon at the Salam Centre…

National Gallery of Art exhibition traces history of pre-Photoshop altered images

n this era of Photoshop software and Instagram filters, should people recoil at the notion of photo manipulation? Not at all, said the curator of a landmark exhibition on the topic that opened in Washington this week. After all, we’ve been living with altered images since photography was invented in…

The children who work in India’s rat-hole coal mines for $4 a day

Thirteen-year-old Sanjay Chhetri has a recurring fear: that one day, the dark, dank mine where he works will cave in and bury him alive. Like thousands of children in India’s remote northeast, Chhetri begins work in the middle of the night, ready to dig pits, squat through narrow tunnels and…

Lead investigator in Oscar Pistorius case is facing attempted murder charges

Detective who gave shaky evidence at bail hearing is on seven charges himself over alleged drunken shoot-up The prosecution case against the Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been dealt serious blows as South African police admitted a series of blunders in their murder investigation – and the chief…

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