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Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Defends His Approach At The New Republic

The New Republic, the political magazine that was purchased by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes a couple of years ago, has seen resignations from numerous writers and editors in the past couple of days — from the outside, it looks like another clash between the values of tech entrepreneurs and …

HotelQuickly Corners Last-Minute Booking In East Asia

In Europe and the Americas, the best last-minute lodging deals are virtually synonymous with HotelTonight, the originator of such mobile-only booking apps. A spokeswoman for the San Francisco company tells me that “our goal is to be ubiquitous … and Asia is certainly part of this plan,” but it …

Submarine investigation under way after female officers filmed

Navy criminal investigators are looking into who secretly filmed female officers of a submarine crew while they were showering and changing clothes aboard the boat's unisex bathrooms, a U.S. Navy official confirms to CNN.<p>An incident report filed with the Navy last month alleges at least three …

German man sentenced to three years nine months for activities in Syria

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A 20-year-old German man was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in prison on Friday for his activities in Syria, in the first trial in Germany of a home-grown jihadi accused of joining Islamic State.<p>Prosecutors had asked for a jail term of four years and three months for the …