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Microsoft offers China a peek at Windows 8

US computing giant Microsoft on Tuesday gave an early peek to the key Chinese market of its new tablet computer and Windows 8 software, promising a “fast and fluid” operating system. Microsoft will launch Windows 8 and the Surface tablet computer, designed to compete with Apple’s popular iPad, in the…

Syria violence rages despite UN truce hopes

Deadly clashes in Syria showed no signs of easing on Tuesday, even as the United Nations said it has plans to assemble a peacekeeping force in case a truce proposed by its special envoy takes hold. Warplanes raided a district of the northern city of Aleppo as fighting across the…

‘Top Gun’ director on drugs when jumped to death

LOS ANGELES — “Top Gun” director Tony Scott had traces of anti-depressant and sleep-inducing drugs in his body when he killed himself by jumping from a California bridge, according to coroners. Scott did not have any life-threatening conditions including cancer, the Los Angeles County Coroner said on Monday. Hollywood was…

Obama ridicules Romney foreign policy in last debate

BOCA RATON, Florida — A feisty President Barack Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney as “all over the map” on foreign policy, accusing him of telling untruths and backing “wrong” policies in their fiercely fought final debate. Obama and his Republican foe clashed on Iran’s nuclear program, the Arab Spring, Libya and…

UK to double number of drones in Afghanistan

The UK is to double the number of armed RAF “drones” flying combat and surveillance operations in Afghanistan and, for the first time, the aircraft will be controlled from terminals and screens in Britain. In the new squadron of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), five Reaper drones will be sent to…

Organic food not necessarily more nutritious for children: experts

WASHINGTON — Feed your children plenty of fruits and vegetables but don’t fret over whether they’re organic or not if you’re on a budget, US experts said Monday. While organic foods have lower pesticide levels, they also have the same vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients as their conventional counterparts.…

Clinton hails Haitian post-quake reconstruction

CARACOL, Haiti — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday hailed Haitian reconstruction after the devastating 2010 earthquake, drawing parallels between the “American dream” and the “Haitian dream.” Clinton was speaking at the formal opening of an industrial zone meant to help boost economic development and create 37,000 jobs…

Daily Mirror faces high-profile hacking claims

LONDON — Ex-England football boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and a former nanny to the Beckham family are taking legal action against Britain’s Mirror Group Newspapers over alleged phone hacking, according to Sky News. Media lawyer Mark Lewis said he had also issued High Court claims against newspapers in the Mirror group…

Gunman’s wife among victims of Wisconsin spa shooting

CHICAGO — The estranged wife of a gunman who burst into a day spa and started shooting was among the three women he killed, officials said Monday. The suspect — identified as 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton — was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene in Brookfield,…

National Geographic to sell archive photos to nurture emerging photographers

NEW YORK — Photos and art depicting some of the most inaccessible and eye-catching places around the world will go on auction in a sale of National Geographic archive works. The collection is expected to raise more than $3 million when it goes on the block December 6 at Christie’s…

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