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Turkey's Top Court Rules YouTube Ban is Unconstitutional

Decision Paves the Way for Lifting the Two-Month Blockade<p>By<p>Emre Peker<p>Emre Peker<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@wsjemre<p>emre.peker@dowjones.com<p>ISTANBUL—Turkey's top court on Thursday ruled that a ban on YouTube is unconstitutional, paving the way to lift the two-month blockade, after the government …

South Asia

Ukrainian military helicopter shot down; 14 dead, president says

At least 14 people, including a general, were killed Thursday when a Ukrainian military helicopter was shot down by "terrorists" near Slovyansk, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told Parliament.<p>Turchynov said the chopper, which was carrying soldiers for a troop rotation, was shot down with a …

Amazon Prime to launch music-streaming service, report says

Amazon will launch a music-streaming service this summer, according to a report that comes just one day after Apple announced its acquisition of Beats Music.<p>The rumored music-streaming service will be available to Amazon Prime members, according to Buzzfeed, which cited unnamed sources for its …

Tech Trends

Thai coup-makers controlling the message | Thailand

<b>Bangkok, Thailand -</b> Media freedom is under the gun in Thailand a week after the military staged a coup d'etat, with reporters detained, websites blocked, and self-censorship growing.<p>Columnist Pravit Rojanaphruk, who appears frequently on air for Al Jazeera, was summoned last week by the military …