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Russia Banks, Energy Companies Hit With More Sanctions

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The United States announced on Thursday that it has issued further sanctions against Russia due to …

India six-year-old 'raped in Bangalore school by staff members'

<b>A six-year-old schoolgirl has allegedly been raped by two staff members at a prominent school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, police say.</b><p>The alleged assault happened on 2 July but her parents discovered it only a few days ago after she complained of stomach ache and was taken to …

New Messaging App 'Tap' Aims to Be Even Simpler Than 'Yo'

3 min read<p>The race to develop the fastest, simplest messaging application is on.<p>A new app called Tap -- so named because users touch their smartphone twice, or “tap” it, to send an alert -- will hit the App Store today. It allows users to broadcast their location either to their entire Tap …

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Yo! App Used to Alert Israelis to Incoming Rocket Attacks

A mobile application designed to alert communities in Israel about incoming missiles has incorporated the "joke app" Yo! to give instant warnings of …

London Boys Ballet School attracts budding Billy Elliots

<b>Youngsters gather in a room in north London for a ballet lesson. But here there are no tutus, pirouettes - or even any traces of pink.</b><p>Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rio Ferdinand and Christian Bale may not sound like your typical pink tutu-wearing ballerinas.<p>That's because they're not.<p>But all three have …

It's 200 years old, but what is Italy's carabinieri?

<b>This year Italy's carabinieri is 200 years old - it's older than the country itself. But why does Italy have two police forces and what is so special about this one?</b><p>I've always been puzzled by the fact that Italy has two police forces, although Italians don't seem to find it strange at all.<p>If you …

Putin signs Argentina nuclear deals on Latin America tour

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a series of agreements on nuclear energy in Argentina.</b><p>It came during his tour of Latin America aimed at increasing Russian influence in the region.<p>The nuclear agreements will see the Russian atomic energy corporation Rosatom get involved in the …

Ian Thorpe: I'm gay, says former Australian Olympic swimmer

<b>Five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has revealed he is gay in an interview on Australian television.</b><p>The 31-year-old told British journalist Sir Michael Parkinson on Channel 10: "I've thought about this for a long time. I'm not straight."<p>Thorpe had previously denied he was gay and wrote …

Singapore pulps childrens books about gay parenting

Three picture books about children brought up by same-sex and mixed race couples are being pulped by the Singapore national library<p>And Tango Makes Three, a children's book based on the true story of two male penguins who raised a baby chick together in New York's Central Park Zoo, has won …

Tony Abbott pledges to be a Margaret Thatcher-style 'activist conservative'

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott shrugs off terrible polls and says people should not stereotype him as a conventional traditionalist, but more in the mould of Margaret Thatcher<p>Tony Abbott, <b>Australia</b>’s prime minister, says people should not stereotype him as a conventional traditionalist and …

China says iPhone is a threat to national security

Chinese state media called the iPhone a threat to national security today because the smartphone can record a user's location<p>Chinese state media called the iPhone a threat to national security today because the smartphone can record a user's location.<p>State-run CCTV said that the "Frequent …

Ukraine conflict: Many soldiers dead in 'rocket strike'

<b>A rocket strike in the east Ukrainian region of Luhansk has killed at least 19 soldiers, Ukrainian officials say, blaming it on separatist rebels.</b><p>They said rebels had fired a barrage of Grad rockets at troops in Zelenopillya, a village near the Russian border.<p>The pro-Russian rebels say they …

India women: Arrests over 'revenge rape' in Jharkhand

<b>A teenage girl in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has been raped in apparent revenge for an alleged assault on another woman, police say.</b><p>Three people were arrested, including a village head who is accused of approving the alleged crime.<p>The 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped this week after …

Cynk Technology shares suspended after surging 23,000%

<b>The US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has suspended trading in Cynk Technology after shares in the little-known social networking firm surged more than 23,000% in the past month.</b><p>Documents showed the firm - which is registered in Nevada with an office in Belize City, Belize - had no …

Over 100 killed in Gaza

JERUSALEM — The Palestinian death toll from Israel’s massive air campaign in Gaza topped 100 people Friday as rockets fired by militants reached deeper into Israel — and for the first time in the fighting, struck from neighboring Lebanon.<p>Gaza militants already have fired more than 550 rockets …

German foreign minister to meet John Kerry to discuss spying claims

BERLIN — Germany’s foreign minister said Friday he will tell U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting this weekend that Berlin wants to reinvigorate the two countries’ friendship “on an honest basis” after asking Washington’s top spy to leave.<p>Thursday’s decision to demand the departure of …

Indian prime minister to meet Obama in September

More Muslims Approve of Obama Than Any Other Religious Group

More than 70 percent of Muslim-Americans approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance, a higher percentage than that of any other religious …

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