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Confidential Documents Reveal How Google Is Trying To Limit Samsung's Control Of Android

If you swipe through one of Samsung's Galaxy phones, for example, you're likely to come across some of Samsung's apps and its own Galaxy app store.<p>Now, however, it seem that Google wants its partners to put its own apps and services at the forefront of most Android phones.<p>Amir Efrati at The …

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Ivory Coast to resume flights to countries struck by Ebola virus

Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara said on Friday his country will lift the controversial suspension of flights to countries stricken by the Ebola virus to show solidarity with the nations affected by the lethal outbreak.<p>He said the initial decision to suspend flights was prompted by …

Anger in Tokyo after North Korea delays report on abductions

Hopes for an imminent resolution to North Korea’s abductions of Japanese citizens during the Cold War have dimmed after Pyongyang failed to produce a promised report on its initial investigation into the missing people.<p>Having agreed to pass on their findings by the end of this month, North Korean …

Iranian president gives qualified support for western action against Isis

The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, gave qualified support to western military action against Isis inside Iraq, saying a concerted campaign could be successful as long as it was requested by the Iraqi government.<p>Speaking to journalists in New York while attending the UN general assembly, Rouhani …

Ivory Coast closing borders in response to Ebola outbreak

Ivory Coast announced Saturday that it's closing its borders in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.<p>Prime Minister Daniel Duncan signed the order that closes the land borders Ivory Coast shares with Guinea and Liberia.<p>The borders will remain closed until further notice in an effort to …

China's tainted meat scandal explained

McDonald's restaurants in many Chinese cities have been eerily quiet this past week.<p>The fast food giant is enormously popular in China where it has 2,000 outlets, each one typically overflowing with hungry crowds.<p>But many McDonald's addicts have been forced to go cold turkey as numerous branches …

South Korean activists launch 'Choco Pie' balloons

South Korean activists have launched balloons across the border with North Korea carrying thousands of Choco Pies – a favoured chocolate snack that has become the target of a reported crackdown.<p>About 200 anti-Pyongyang activists released 50 helium balloons carrying 350kg (770lbs) of snacks, …

Taiwan Plane Crash Survivor Crawls Out of Wreckage, Phones Dad

The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the …

Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash; no survivors

French troops who discovered the wreckage of the Air Algerie flight that disappeared over the African nation of Mali reported Friday that the plane appeared to have disintegrated and there were no survivors.<p>Photographs of the crash scene at Gossi near the Malian border with Burkina Faso showed …

What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

MH17 plane crash: Ukraine rebels 'limit investigation'

<b>A team of international observers say pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have limited their access to the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines plane.</b><p>An OSCE spokesman said access to the site had been controlled by armed men, with one firing shots into the air.<p>It is believed flight MH17 crashed after being …

MH17 crash: Ukraine accuses rebels of destroying evidence

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1094000/1094157_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524653035_e224f4612ad5fd6be0db602ee5341f59<p><b>Ukraine has accused pro-Russian militiamen at the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash of trying to destroy evidence of an "international crime".</b><p>For a …

Accusations fly over MH17 crash in Ukraine

International monitors investigating the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine said Friday the team was not given full access to the site and was greeted with hostility by armed men.<p>"There didn't seem to be anyone really in control," Michael Bociurkiw, spokesman for the Organization for …

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: world demands answers from Russia

The US has pointedly criticised Russian arming of rebels in Ukraine as the world demanded answers over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 by a suspected Russian-made missile, resulting in the death of all 298 people on board the civilian airliner.<p>The White House stopped short of …

Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight path map

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Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime …

Malaysia Airlines Confirms The Nationalities Of 298 Passengers Aboard MH17

Malaysia Airlines has confirmed the nationalities and number of passengers onboard flight MH17, which was shot down over the Ukraine on Thursday. The majority of the 298 passengers were from the Netherlands with passengers from nine different countries. 41 passengers have yet to be identified.<p>There …

United Nations To Expand LGBT Marriage Benefits

WASHINGTON -- The United Nations Secretariat will now provide full benefits to employees in same-sex unions, regardless of whether their home country recognizes marriage equality.<p>"Human rights are at the core of the mission of the United Nations," U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday …

Pope begs forgiveness for Church sexual abuse

Pope Francis condemns what he calls 'despicable' sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy in historic meeting with six victims, including two from Britain, at his private residence in the Vatican<p>Pope Francis issued a profuse apology to victims of sex abuse by Catholic clergy, including two …

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Obama talks Ukraine, swipes at Putin

President Barack Obama used a statement congratulating Ukrainians on their elections Sunday to again voice frustration and displeasure with Russian actions in the country.<p>Referring both to “Russian-backed separatist groups [who] sought to disenfranchise entire regions” and “Russia’s occupation and …

Pope Makes Surprise Stop at Memorial for Israeli Terror Victims

JERUSALEM - Pope Francis visited Israel's "Memorial to the Victims of Terror" at the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, a day after unexpectedly praying at the security barrier seen by many Palestinians as a symbol of Israeli injustice.<p>"Terror is total evil, it is caused by …

7 States Running Out Of Water: 24/7 Wall St.

In seven states drought conditions were so severe that each had more than half of its land area in severe drought. Severe drought is characterized by crop loss, frequent water shortages, and mandatory water use restrictions. Based on data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the …

Ukraine's Poroshenko Says He'll Restore Peace In East

Ukraine's projected new president Petro Poroshenko welcomed his victory Monday by pledging to speed up operations to quell pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. New violence erupted in the region today, as an air strike was carried out on militants near the Donetsk airport.<p>Poroshenko, the …