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Survey: Half of U.S.teens prefer in-person time with friends to Facebook

For all the time they spend online, and it’s a lot, nearly half of US teenagers say they’d much rather spend time with friends in the real world, a major survey published Tuesday indicated. Nine out of 10 young Americans aged 13 to 17 who took part in the national…

UK ‘three strikes’ piracy legislation could go into effect in March 2014

Illegal downloaders will start receiving warning letters from internet service providers from 1 March 2014, under a draft code for the government’s anti-digital piracy regime drawn up by media regulator Ofcom. Under the draft code, published on Tuesday by the regulator, the UK’s biggest ISPs – BT, Everything Everywhere, O2,…

Family of woman who underwent forced abortion in China attacked as ‘traitors’

The family of a woman whose forced late-term abortion caused outrage in China have been attacked as “traitors” for discussing her plight with foreigners, while her husband has not been seen for two days, according to a a relative and a lawyer. Authorities in Ankang, in Shaanxi province, last week…

Four presidents propose power of eurozone authorities over national governments

European leaders have drafted a radical plan to turn the 17 countries of the eurozone into a full-fledged political federation within a decade in an attempt to placate the financial markets by demonstrating a political will to save the single currency in the medium-term. The incendiary proposals for a banking,…

Military veterans to get priority for police jobs under COPS grants

Military veterans to get priority for police jobs under COPS grants (via The Christian Science Monitor) Recent military veterans will have top priority for jobs under a federal program to put more police officers on patrol on America’s streets. Under the Justice Department’s COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) program, 629…

Tokyo police probe man who cooked his own genitals

Print Related Content A Japanese chef prepares food at a cookery school in Paris. Tokyo police are investigating whether a man who cooked his own severed genitals and served them to five paying diners committed a crime A Japanese chef prepares food at … Tokyo police are investigating whether a…

Arab Spring poses UK terror threat: MI5 boss

The Arab Spring uprisings have given Al-Qaeda new arenas in which to rebuild, increasing the chances of home-grown terrorist attacks in Britain, the head of its domestic intelligence agency warned Monday. Instability in the region had created “a permissive environment for Al-Qaeda”, Jonathan Evans, director general of MI5 said in…

Decapitated Belgian trekker found in Nepal

Nepalese police Tuesday launched a murder investigation after the body of a Belgian woman was found decapitated in a popular trekking spot in the Himalayas. Debbie Maveau, 23, had been missing for 10 days before her badly decomposed body was found on June 14 beneath a hiking trail in the…

Israel starts West Bank outpost evacuation

Residents of Israel’s Ulpana settlement outpost neighbourhood in the West Bank began evacuating their homes on Tuesday after a court ruled their homes illegal and ordered them razed. The evacuation was proceeding peacefully, with 15 of the neighbourhood’s 30 families moving their possessions to a nearby temporary neighbourhood — also…

News Corp considers splitting into two: report

Australian stock in Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. jumped 2.41 percent Tuesday after a report that the company may be split in half, separating its publishing assets from its bigger entertainment arm. Its Australian-listed shares closed 49 cents higher at Aus$20.79, having risen as high as Aus$21.00 on the Wall Street…

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