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BBC reporter among 19 killed in Afghan suicide strikes

Triple suicide blasts and shootings killed 19 people including a local BBC reporter in an ongoing attack on Uruzgan province Thursday that was the deadliest to hit Afghanistan in more than a month. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the coordinated assault that began with suicide bombings on official buildings in…

Nokia joins forces with Microsoft to beat competition

HELSINKI – Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, said Friday it was joining forces with US giant Microsoft in a major corporate strategy shake-up that left investors disappointed. The Finnish phone maker said Microsoft’s Windows Phone would now serve as its primary smartphone platform in a “broad strategic partnership”…