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Samsung, Google Sign Patent Agreement – ABC News

ABC NewsSamsung Electronics Co. has signed an agreement with Google Inc. to cross-license their patents, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes over intellectual property and likely fostering greater collaborate between the two tech giants. Seoul-based Samsung …Google, Samsung announce global patent agreementSydney Morning HeraldSamsung, Google Sign Agreement to License Each Other’s PatentsBloombergSamsung, Google Cross-License […]

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Thai protest leader asks for military protection – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBangkok: Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has asked for the protection of Thailand’s powerful military after a protest leader was shot dead and the besieged government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra signalled a tougher stand …Thai anti-government protester killed, adds to doubts over electionReutersDefying emergency rule, Thai protesters padlock polling stations in Bangkok […]

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Thai protesters stop people voting in election – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldA Thai anti-government protest leader was shot dead on Sunday as demonstrators besieged polling stations in Bangkok and forced most to close, hampering advance voting for next weekend’s disputed election. Nine other people were injured in the shooting, …Protesters Block Early Voting in Thai CapitalNew York TimesAnti-government protester leader shot to death in […]

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Protesters Block Vote Centers in Thai Capital – New York Times

New York TimesAn antigovernment protester waved a flag in front of the locked gates of a polling station after it was forced to close. Damir Sagolj/Reuters. BANGKOK — Hundreds of thousands of Thais were blocked from voting on Sunday as antigovernment demonstrators …Thai protesters obstruct vote; 1 dead in violenceWashington PostThailand protesters block early election […]

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Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong gets four-year jail sentence – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldRIghts crusader counts the cost of activism. Beijing: China has sentenced prominent human rights advocate Xu Zhiyong to four years in jail in the country’s most high-profile prosecution of an activist in years. A Beijing court on Sunday found him guilty of …Chinese Court Places Heavy Sentence on Prominent Activist–2nd UpdateWall Street JournalChinese […]

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Ukraine president says he’ll name rival as prime minister, but opposition … – Washington Post

Washington PostMOSCOW — Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych offered Saturday night to make two of his adversaries prime minister and deputy prime minister, pledged to support amending harsh new laws against protest and proposed changing the constitution to give …Ukraine opposition reject compromise dealFinancial TimesUkrainian president offers concessionsBoston GlobeUkraine opposition rejects government concessionsSydney Morning HeraldBBC News […]

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Thailand protesters attempt to block polling stations ahead of general election – Fox News

Fox NewsBANGKOK – Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand swarmed polling stations in the capital Sunday and chained their doors shut to block voters from getting inside, reneging on a pledge not obstruct advance voting for a contentious general election …Thai protesters disrupt early voting for disputed electionReutersThailand Protesters Block Advance Voting for Feb. 2 ElectionsWall Street […]

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Ukraine crisis: Protests to continue despite PM post offer – BBC News

BBC NewsUkrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk says protests will continue despite President Viktor Yanukovych’s offer to appoint him as prime minister. Mr Yatsenyuk said the opposition was generally ready to accept leadership, but several key demands must …Ukraine President Offers Posts to Opposition LeadersWall Street JournalOpposition Says No to Ukraine on Power ShareNew York TimesUkraine […]

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French President Hollande confirms Trierweiler split – BBC News

BBC NewsTwo weeks ago a magazine published photos which appeared to show Mr Hollande had been having an affair with an actress, Julie Gayet. Ms Trierweiler spent a week in hospital after the revelations. On Saturday evening she tweeted her thanks to the …France’s first lady bids farewell to presidential residenceCNNUPDATE 3-French President Hollande announces […]

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Syrian foes set agenda at Geneva talks – CBC.ca

CBC.caSyria’s civil war foes held their first meeting in the same room in the presence of international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi on Saturday after a day’s delay and fierce recriminations. The talks in Geneva aimed to launch political negotiations on ending Syria’s …Syria foes briefly meet in same room at Geneva II talksBBC NewsSyria’s warring sides […]

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Three bombings rock Cairo on eve of uprising anniversary – Haaretz

HaaretzThree bombings hit high-profile areas around Cairo on Friday, including a suicide car bomber who struck the city’s police headquarters, killing five people in the first major attack on the Egyptian capital as insurgents step up a campaign of violence following …Cairo blasts: ‘Gunmen sprayed guards with bullets’BBC NewsBombings Rock Egyptian CapitalVoice of AmericaDeadly bomb […]

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Ukraine’s Fragile Cease-Fire Is Met With Reports of Brutality – New York Times

New York TimesKIEV, Ukraine — As opposition leaders negotiated with President Viktor F. Yanukovich to defuse Ukraine’s violent civil uprising, new evidence emerged of brutality by the authorities, including a video of a protester stripped naked except for boots by …Kiev turns into a virtual war zone in the Ukraine as truce lies in sightNEWS.com.auUkraine […]

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Researchers hit 1.4Tbps speeds – iAfrica.com

iAfrica.comA team of researchers have successfully completed a groundbreaking trial, achieving 1.4 terabits per second over fibre. The field trial, by Alcatel-Lucent and BT, saw a connection between London and Suffolk taking place (over 400 kilometres separating …You can now download 44 films in one second – the fastest Internet Yet it was …AlphaKick‘Fastest ever’ […]

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Israel says it stopped al-Qaeda attack on US Embassy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM – Israel’s internal security agency said Wednesday it arrested three Palestinians for allegedly planning to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem International Convention Center and other targets. The Shin Bet intelligence agency …Al-Qaeda plotted US embassy attack in Tel Aviv: IsraelSydney Morning HeraldIsrael: Al-Qaida Plot Targeting US Embassy FoiledVoice […]

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China cracks down on media coverage as activist goes on trial – CNN

CNNBeijing (CNN) — A high-profile Chinese activist has gone on trial in Beijing, accused of organizing protests against official corruption, his lawyer told CNN. Xu Zhiyong is accused of “gathering a crowd to disturb public order” after a series of small protests when …CNN, BBC Reporters Covering China Activist Trial Manhandled on Live TVTIMEChina activist […]

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The worst passwords of 2013 are … – ABQ Journal

ABQ JournalSubscribe now for as little as $8 per month, and gain full access to ABQJournal.com and its digital products. First, the good news: “Password” is no longer the most common password used by people to access their online accounts. The bad news?123456 reasons to change your passwordSin Chew Jit Poh‘123456’ overtakes ‘password’ as the […]

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UN withdraws Iran invite to Syria peace talks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAfter issuing an invitation to Iran to join the Syrian peace talks, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn that invitation amid mounting concerns over Iran’s participation in the negotiations. (Jan. 20). Loading… Post to Facebook.Syrian Peace Talks: The UN Extends, and Then Regrets, an Invitation to IranTIMESyrian talks hit by photos bombshell […]

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Rosetta comet-chaser phones home – BBC News

BBC NewsA signal confirming its alert status was received by controllers in Darmstadt, Germany, at 18:17 GMT. Rosetta has spent the past 31 months in hibernation to conserve power as it arced beyond the orbit of Jupiter on a path that should take it to Comet …Comet-chasing probe wakes up, calls homeCNNComet-chasing Rosetta probe wakes […]

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Rosetta team rejoices as comet-chasing craft wakes from three-year nap – Register

RegisterThe headquarters of the European Space Agency (ESA) doesn’t usually have the atmosphere of a soccer stadium, but a very belated ping-back that showed the Rosetta comet-chasing spacecraft to be back in business moved normally reserved boffins to …Wake up, Rosetta! ESA’s comet-chasing probe awakens from slumberLos Angeles TimesRosetta comet-chaser phones homeBBC NewsRosetta: How the […]

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Nintendo’s Mario must go mobile or risk dropping off screen – The Age

The AgeThe game maker, whose consoles and colourful Mario and Donkey Kong characters once helped the company climb to the top of the video game world, stunned investors last week by sharply lowering its financial forecasts. The dire news was the latest …Nintendo’s £146m loss: can Mario raise his game?The GuardianResisting mobile hurts Nintendo’s bottom […]

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New Zealand quake fells airport Hobbit eagle sculpture – BBC News

BBC NewsPeople in the city of Wellington have described the moment a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand’s North Island. The quake struck 38km (24 miles) north-east of Masterton at 15:52 local time (02:52 GMT) with no reports of major damage or serious …Earthquake rocks New Zealand lower North IslandSydney Morning HeraldNew Zealand earthquake: Hobbit […]

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Sharapova Follows Williams Out the Door – New York Times

New York TimesMaria Sharapova, the No. 3 seed, during her fourth-round match against Dominika Cibulkova, who won, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Mark Dadswell/European Pressphoto Agency. MELBOURNE, Australia — One day after the heavy favorite Serena Williams lost to Ana …Azarenka rolls; Sharapova stunned at Australian OpenChicago TribuneAustralian Open 2014: Maria Sharapova out of Australian OpenBBC SportAustralian […]

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‘Hobbit’ Sculpture Knocked Down in New Zealand Quake – ABC News

ABC NewsA strong earthquake rattled New Zealand’s lower North Island including the capital Wellington on Monday, although there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. The United States Geological Survey reported the magnitude 6.3 quake struck at …Earthquake rocks New Zealand lower North IslandSydney Morning HeraldStrong quake rocks New ZealandThe HinduStrong Quake Rattles […]