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iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Accounting for 60% of Total iPhone 6 Device Shipments

The iPhone 6 Plus is expected to account for 60% of total iPhone 6 device shipments as sales of the device are exceeding initial expectations, reports <i>Digitimes</i>. The information comes from industry sources observing parts shipments to longtime Apple suppliers Foxconn and Pegatron.<p>Foxconn is said to …

Burmese men confess to killing British tourists on Koh Tao, Thai police say

Police in Thailand say two Burmese men have confessed to the murder of two British tourists on a popular resort island last month.<p>The bodies of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were discovered early on September 15 on a beach on Koh Tao, a small southern island in Thailand. They were partially …

Justices mum on reviewing same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court is staying silent -- for now -- on whether it will review the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, which has rapidly evolved into one of the most important social debates of our time.<p>The justices had been scheduled earlier this week to privately consider pending appeals from …

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Australia to probe sexual abuse claims at Nauru refugee center

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will investigate sexual abuse claims at its refugee detention center on Nauru, the government said on Friday, while removing 10 aid workers from the South Pacific island following reports of coaching detainees to commit self-harm protests.<p>Asylum seekers are pictured …

Two Million Muslims Begin Annual Hajj Pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims pray as the sun sets at the Plain of Arafat during the annual pilgrimage, known as the Hajj, near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday. Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was safe and free of health scares as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a …

Afghan army death rate spikes 30 percent

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan army desperate for more advanced military equipment is suffering death rates 30 percent higher in the 2014 fighting season, the army's first against the Taliban without large-scale assistance from the U.S.-led international military force, officials said.<p>A bigger …

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Hong Kong leader refuses to resign but offers talks with protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Pro-democracy protesters faced off against supporters of Chinese rule in Hong Kong’s teeming Mong Kok district early on Saturday, in a tense confrontation that has undermined hopes for talks aimed at ending a week of turmoil.<p>Scuffles broke out late on Friday between people …