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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 smartphones, new laptop

October 7, 2015 1:10 pm

NEW YORK: Microsoft unveiled its first Windows 10 smartphones Tuesday as it launched a series of new gadgets in a bid to win a bigger share of the competitive mobile market. The technology giant’s two premium Lumia smartphones take aim … Read more »

Illegal, industrial fishing threaten oceans: experts

October 7, 2015 12:35 pm

VINA DEL MAR, Chile: The world’s oceans are under threat from both illegal and mass industrial fishing, in which millions of fish are caught and discarded, experts warned Tuesday. “The overfishing of our oceans is largely the result of illegal … Read more »

EU offers to ease Turkey migrant burden in return for tighter border controls

October 7, 2015 11:30 am

BRUSSELS: The EU has offered Turkey a plan under which it would resettle more refugees, but only if Ankara establishes new camps and boosts its coastguard to slow the flow of people to Europe, officials said Tuesday. Brussels is also … Read more »

Obama ‘confident’ in TPP Pacific trade deal

October 7, 2015 11:15 am

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he was confident he could make a case for the ambitious TPP Pacific free-trade deal as he began pressing for its ratification by Congress. A day after 12 countries reached agreement on … Read more »

Joker Arroyo dies in US

October 7, 2015 11:01 am

Former senator Joker Arroyo passed away while undergoing open heart surgery in the United States. A senator who refused to be identified pending the announcement of the Arroyo family confirmed that the 88-year-old former lawmaker has died.  Arroyo ended his … Read more »

World must step up support for returning Afghan refugees – UN

October 7, 2015 10:33 am

GENEVA: The United Nations called Tuesday for more international support to help millions of Afghan refugees return home, stressing their repatriation could help stabilize the volatile region. Afghanistan’s refugee crisis has lasted 35 years, with numbers reaching over six million … Read more »

They gave peace a chance, but broke no world record

October 7, 2015 10:13 am

NEW YORK: About 2,000 people turned out in New York’s Central Park Tuesday to mark John Lennon’s birthday — and to try to set a world record for the longest human chain in the shape of a peace sign. People … Read more »

Oregon killer’s mother knew of son’s fascination with guns

October 7, 2015 10:10 am

LOS ANGELES: The mother of the man behind the mass killing in Oregon knew of her son’s fascination with guns and appears to have encouraged it, according to online postings over a decade. The New York Times said Laurel Harper, … Read more »

California adopts bill ensuring equal pay for women

October 7, 2015 10:04 am

LOS ANGELES: California adopted a bill aimed at ensuring equal pay between men and women, a measure considered among the strongest in the nation and applauded by Hollywood. “Sixty-six years after passage of the California Equal Pay Act, many women … Read more »

Former UN General Assembly head arrested for bribery

October 7, 2015 10:01 am

NEW YORK: A former president of the UN General Assembly, John Ashe, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with taking $1.3 million in bribes from Chinese businessmen in a corruption scandal that stunned the world body. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon … Read more »