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Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card

Amazon this morning announced the launch of Amazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon.com balance by showing a barcode at a participating retailer, then having the cash applied immediately to their online Amazon account. The service will support adding any amount …

FinTech

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North Africa

Hello, it's me. On a flip-phone. Samsung unveils clamshell model

Possibly inspired by singer Adele (possibly not), Samsung is bringing a new flip-phone model to the market<p>We all owe Adele an apology. After the internet mercilessly took the piss out of the flip-phone she used in her video for Hello (a decision the director said was thought through – “it’s so …

Phones

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Israel

Paris attacks: Islamic State militants change tactics

<b>Friday's Paris assaults mark a new and frightening watershed in the steady expansion of attacks attributed to or claimed by the so-called Islamic State.</b><p>For most of last year and much of this, IS's focus has been on taking and holding territory in the Middle East. For its leaders in Raqqa and Mosul, …

Terrorism

The US is attacking ISIS oil trucks in Syria for the first time

The Times reports that Col. Steven H. Warren, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, confirmed that airstrikes had destroyed 116 trucks carrying oil in the Deir al-Zour area of Syria. This marks the first time oil trucks have been targeted by the US in its campaign against ISIS, The Times …

Middle East
Asia Pacific

Australia minister Peter Dutton rejects MP's call for Middle East refugee ban

<b>Australia's immigration minister has rejected a call by an MP to close its borders to refugees from the Middle East, in the wake of the Paris attacks.</b><p>Andrew Fraser, a conservative MP, made the call on Facebook.<p>"Message to Malcolm Turnbull: Australia does not need Middle Eastern refugees or Islamic …

Peter Dutton
Asia Pacific