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China has created a monster it can't control

This time-honored approach to dealing with unwelcome news was much in evidence in China this week when nearly 200 people were rounded up and criminally charged with spreading "false" rumors about the stock market and the economy, or otherwise profiting from their travails.<p>Without growth, the …

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India's Politicians Aren't Talking About Women

But everybody else is.<p>India's general elections, which began on April 7 and span four weeks and 10 phases, are now exactly halfway through. And so far, women voters' turnout has surged compared to previous years, even dwarfing men's votes in several regions, including Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, …

Russian Prime Minister travels to Crimea in show of power

The Ukrainian government denounced the visit, a few hours after the latest round of crisis talks between Russia and the United States ended …

More to Herath than meets the eye

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong<p>With one of the great T20 spells, Rangana Herath ensured Sri Lanka's hopes for that elusive …

NSA revelations 'changing how businesses store sensitive data'

The vast scale of online surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden is changing how businesses store commercially sensitive data, with potentially dramatic consequences for the future of the internet, according to a new study.<p>A survey of 1,000 business leaders from around the world has found that many …

Egypt court denies bail to Al Jazeera staff | News | Al Jazeera

Three Al Jazeera English journalists have been denied bail by a court in Egypt, after spending nearly 100 days in jail since their arrest.<p>Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed, who are being held in a Cairo prison, appeared in court for the fourth time on Monday. The court was adjourned …

Loop Lets You Pay With Your Smartphone on Existing Card Readers

Paying for goods at retail stores with our phones has been talked about for years, but mobile payment startup Loop is close to making it a reality. The $39 Loop Fob attachment, which is available now, and the upcoming $99 Loop ChargeCase are still external to your phone, but the firm is working …