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Kuwait keeps ‘Iran-flag burner’ behind bars

KUWAIT CITY — Police on Sunday extended the detention of a Kuwaiti arrested last week for allegedly burning an Iranian flag in protest at a Shiite tweeter’s apparent insult to the Prophet Mohammed, a legal source said. Nahar al-Hajeri, who was arrested on Thursday, was questioned and then sent to…

Thousands march against Hong Kong’s next leader

HONG KONG — Thousands of people in Hong Kong noisily protested on Sunday against the city’s incoming leader and decried Beijing’s alleged interference in the election that propelled him to office. Holding banners and chanting slogans such as “One person, one vote” and “Leung step down”, demonstrators marched through the…

Obama ‘stated the obvious’ in Russia remarks: Biden

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday President Barack Obama “stated the obvious” when he assured Russia’s president he would have more flexibility to deal with missile defense after US elections. In an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation, Biden dismissed Republican criticism of Obama’s remarks to President Dmitry…

Wall Streeter argues that ‘society has a cultural bias towards extroverts’

Bestselling author Susan Cain tells Ian Tucker about on the cultural dominance of extroverts. Susan Cain is a former lawyer who quit Wall Street to write a book about how society is geared around extroverts at the expense of introverts and the wider economy. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in…

Australian WiFi inventors win U.S. legal battle

Australian government science body CSIRO said Sunday it had won a multi-million-dollar legal settlement in the United States to license its patented technology that underpins the WiFi platform worldwide. Scientists from the agency invented the wireless local area network (WLAN) technology that is the basis of the WiFi signal employed…

Myanmar opposition says Suu Kyi wins parliamentary seat

Myanmar’s opposition claimed a historic victory Sunday for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her bid for a seat in parliament, sparking scenes of jubilation among crowds of supporters. Hundreds of people cheered as a giant screen outside National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters in Yangon announced a…

North Sea oil exploration getting harder, costlier

The North Sea has some way to go before running out of oil but faced with falling output, unlocking new reserves is proving technologically complex and expensive, according to experts. “There are clouds on the horizon but the outlook is bright,” said Nils Helge Sorgard, head of business development at…

Russian grannies set for Eurovision stardom

With shoes made from lime tree bark, a few simple dance moves and a charming song, a group of Russian grannies from the foothills of the Ural mountains are aiming for Eurovision stardom. Despite a lack of any obvious showbusiness attributes, the Buranovskiye Babushki (the Buranovo Grannies), a group of…

Laughter clubs catch on in stressed-out Hong Kong

Hypnotherapist Dick Yu has a mission that seems unthinkable to some Hong Kong people: he wants to make the Asian financial hub’s seven million residents laugh. “Hong Kong people don’t laugh because they are under constant pressure to make more money, to make life better,” says Yu, who has founded…

Britain to monitor citizens’ text messages and emails

The British government wants to expand its powers to monitor email exchanges and website visits, The Sunday Times newspaper reported. Internet companies would be instructed to install hardware to allow the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) — Britain’s electronic “listening” agency” — to go through “on demand” every text message and…

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