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Syrian Electronic Army hacked U.S. media companies using Outbrain

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Rosalia Mera, World's Richest Self-Made Woman, Dies At 69

Rosalia Mera, cofounder of Spanish brand Zara and the wealthiest self-made woman on the planet, has died. She was 69.<p>Mera was vacationing on the island of Menorca with her daughter, Sandra, according to the Spanish news site <i>ABC.es</i>, when she suffered a brain hemorrhage on Wednesday. She died 24 …

Pakistani politician cheered and jeered for leaping on gunman

A Pakistani politician was hailed as both a hero and a reckless fool after trying to disarm a gunman demanding the imposition of Islamic law, during a bizarre standoff with police in Islamabad.<p>The six-hour drama, given blanket coverage by Pakistan's news channels, began late on Thursday afternoon …

Kyrgyz Officials Shut Down Alcohol-Smuggling Pipeline

A new pipeline between the Central Asian republics of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan was until recently pumping away. Not oil, though — moonshine.<p>Customs and border officials in Kyrgyzstan uncovered the "makeshift underwater pipeline" on the bed of the Chu River, which divides the two countries. …

Area 51 'declassified' in U-2 spy plane history

<b>The CIA has officially acknowledged the secret US test site known as Area 51, in a newly unclassified internal history of the U-2 spy plane programme.</b><p>The document obtained by a US university describes the 1955 acquisition of the Nevada site for testing of the secret spy plane.<p>It also explains the …

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