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$1.3 billion flowing through 2012 presidential race

Barack Obama may not like asking for money, but the hundreds of people willing to pay upwards of $40,000 a pop to attend star-studded fundraisers in his honor show there are plenty willing to reach deep into their pockets on his behalf. Since May, the president has gone to 69…

Israel facing ‘increasing number of cyber attacks’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel was facing an increasing number of cyberattacks, just days after Washington issued a veiled warning to Iran over digital attacks on its interests. “There have been increasing efforts to carry out cyberattacks on Israel’s computer infrastructure,” Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet…

Election 2012 fought with tweets, hashtags, Facebook updates and emails in a battle for digital supremacy

The 2012 US presidential election campaign is being fought with tweets, hashtags, Facebook updates and emails in a battle for digital supremacy which may be a key to victory. President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are counting on the traditional strategies of speeches, rallies and paid television ads…

Gaza Salafist leader among three dead in Israel air strikes

A top Salafist leader and two other militants were killed in overnight air strikes on Gaza, as Israel vowed on Sunday to “act aggressively” against jihadists. In the first of two deadly strikes, which took place in the northern town of Jabaliya late on Saturday, the Israeli air force killed…

Bernanke fights monetary easing criticism

The head of the US Federal Reserve on Sunday defended the central bank’s monetary easing measures after criticism that stimulus was to blame for destabilising capital flows around the world. Ben Bernanke said the trillions of dollars that the Fed has pumped into the world’s biggest economy in recent years…

Butterfly pioneer laments threat to species

Chen Wei-shou, the pioneer of Taiwan butterfly research, remembers being spell-bound when as a boy of six he first saw “a flower that could move”. A life-long obsession had begun. Now aged 81, Chen can look back at a long career which has spanned seven decades, 77 books and has…

Ebooks ‘enhancing erotic literature sales’

Flush with the success of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, erotic literature is increasingly finding ardent fans among women seduced by the discretion afforded by ebooks, publishers say. “The Perfect Submissive”, “Body Temperature And Rising” and “Dark Desires”, the titles issued by British specialist publisher Xcite leave little room for doubt…

Hobbit tourism scatters more of Tolkien’s magic across New Zealand

For millions, the Lord of the Rings films turned the country into Middle-earth. As the premiere of a second trilogy approaches, tour operators are ready for another bonanza This time last year, New Zealand was under the spell of the Rugby World Cup, with host nation enthusiasm going a long…

Mexico’s drug cartels target journalists in brutal killing spree

Scores of journalists have died in a country gripped by violence that has claimed an estimated 60,000 lives since 2006 He shakes as he speaks and at moments his eyes fill. “It’s certain that the people who killed my colleague were criminals,” he says. “The killing had the modus operandi…

Thousands protest in Spain, Portugal against austerity cuts

Thousands of protesters in Portugal and Spain marched Saturday in fresh protests against the austerity measures their governments have imposed to tackle their debt crisis. Portuguese demonstrators staged marches that took on a festive air in the capital Lisbon and a number of other cities. In Lisbon, actors, singers, singers…

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