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Facebook forced to reveal identities of cyberbullies

A mother has won court backing to force Facebook to reveal the identities of cyberbullies who targeted her with a string of abusive messages on the website. Nicola Brookes, 45, was granted a high court order after receiving “vicious and depraved” abuse on Facebook after she posted a comment in…

Facebook launches app store

Facebook has launched an app store, similar to that for the Apple iPhone, in a bid to turn the social network into a key entertainment platform online. The network announced its “App Centre” in a blogpost late on Thursday, confirming its first major move into a booming market of gaming,…

Racism rears its head on eve of Euro Cup 2012

Fears over Euro 2012 being overshadowed by racism returned on Friday, after UEFA confirmed that there was racist chanting at the Netherlands’ public training session this week in the Polish city of Krakow. European football’s governing body, though, stopped short of launching a formal investigation, saying it had not received…

Iran opens new talks with UN nuclear watchdog

The UN nuclear watchdog was holding fresh talks with Iran Friday in Vienna, where it was expected to push for access to a suspected testing site near Tehran. The agency’s chief inspector Herman Nackaerts and deputy director general Rafael Grossi were meeting Iran’s envoy to the agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh,…

UN tries again to reach Syria massacre site

UN monitors are to try again on Friday to reach the site of a new Syrian massacre after being shot at in their first attempt, after Kofi Annan urged united action to stop the crisis from spiralling out of control. Anti-regime demonstrations were expected after weekly Muslim Friday prayers, activists…

Usain Bolt: New start blocks too small for my feet

Usain Bolt scorched to his third 100m victory on his European tour as part of his warm-up for the Jamaican Olympic trials, but was left bemoaning a change to the starting blocks which he says slows him down. Bolt, who stands 1.96m (6’5″) tall and boasts a whopping UK size…

Was Canadian ‘psycho killer’ inspired by Hollywood?

Was alleged Canadian “psycho killer” Luka Rocco Magnotta inspired by Hollywood? That’s a growing question fueled by multiple clues surrounding the grisly murder of a Chinese student. The fact that Magnotta — a porn actor — allegedly filmed himself killing and dismembering 33-year-old Lin Jun, and made a series of…

U.K.’s Cameron to testify in phone hacking probe June 14

Prime Minister David Cameron is to appear next week before an inquiry into press ethics sparked by the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers. Cameron, whose government has been under fire over a series of revelations about its closeness to Murdoch’s media empire, will give evidence on June 14, according…

U.S. sounds EU alarm as Merkel pushes political union

US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke became the latest to sound the alarm over the European crisis as German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for a stronger European political union. Amid growing international calls for action as a brutal Spain ratings downgrade heightened the eurozone crisis, Merkel held talks in Berlin…

Einstein was right, neutrino researchers admit

A team of scientists who last year suggested neutrinos could travel faster than light conceded Friday that Einstein was right and the sub-atomic particles are — like everything else — bound by the universe’s speed limit. Researchers working at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) caused a storm when…

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