Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Blackberry resumes BBM roll-out

Blackberry has resumed a phased roll-out of its BBM messaging app for Android and Apple devices after September’s botched launch. The free app is now available for download on Google…

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UN climate chief’s tears over future

The head of the UN body tasked with delivering a global climate treaty broke down in tears at a meeting in London as she spoke about the impact of global…

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Obama addresses healthcare glitches

US President Barack Obama has said there is “no excuse” for the glitches that have plagued the rollout of an element of his 2010 healthcare law. At the White House,…

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Nokia reveals phablets and tablets

Nokia has unveiled its first phablets – extra-large phones – as well as its first tablet computer. The Windows Phone handsets introduce the ability to change which objects in a…

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Syria talks ‘must bolster moderates’

Bolstering Syria’s moderate opposition is crucial to excluding extremists from power in the war-gripped country, the UK’s foreign secretary has said. William Hague was speaking as Arab and Western foreign…

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Spain orders Eta convict’s release

Spanish judges have ordered the release of a convicted Basque militant, after the European Court of Human Rights ruled against her continued detention. Ines del Rio, of the separatist group…

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Turkey EU accession talks to restart

The European Union says it has agreed to resume membership talks with Turkey. The EU’s European affairs ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, said the talks would restart on 5 November, after…

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Brunei unveils tough Sharia code

The sultanate of Brunei has announced it will enforce a tough new Sharia law penal code. The code – to apply only to Muslims – is expected to introduce death…

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Fulham thrash struggling Palace

Pajtim Kasami and Steve Sidwell scored goal-of-the-season contenders as Fulham fought back to beat Crystal Palace. Adrian Mariappa’s early header had put the Eagles ahead, only for Kasami and Sidwell…

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Wikipedia in fake entries probe

Wikipedia editors have expressed “shock and dismay” at the discovery of hundreds of user accounts set up to make paid-for entries. Paid-for advocacy and the adoption of fake “sockpuppet” identities…