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Facebook new app reminiscent of Internet’s early days

Facebook launched a new standalone forum app Thursday called Rooms, a project that has been rumored about for months. The app allows users…

Classic Macs turned into modern furniture

Classic Macs turned into modern furniture

The Apple Power Mac G5 was a classic computer of the early millennium, but for all of its strengths — besides its gorgeous…

Twitter looks to weave into more mobile apps

Twitter looks to weave into more mobile apps

Twitter on Wednesday set out to weave itself into mobile applications with a free “Fabric” platform to help developers build better programmes and…

Zuckerberg makes first public appearance speaking in Mandarin

Zuckerberg makes first public appearance speaking in Mandarin

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg impressed during a 30-minute Q&A session at Tsinghua University on Wednesday (Oct 22) when he addressed the crowd and…

Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View project for remoting Himalayan kingdom

Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View project for remoting Himalayan kingdom

Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan on Thursday (Oct 23) by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring…

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donating $100 million to fight Ebola

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donating $100 million to fight Ebola

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen will contribute “at least” $100 million to fight the spread of Ebola, he announced Thursday. In a tweet, Allen…

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Britain has been told it must pay an extra €2.1bn (£1.7bn) into the European Union budget by the end of next month because the UK economy is doing…

If the Russian government does not help Rosneft, a significant driver of the country’s economy, Russia could face bigger budgetary problems, experts say. Russian oil giant Rosneft sought financial aid of $49 billion…

Peru must grant further land titles to Amazonian tribes as a last resort to halting severe deforestation, the country’s main indigenous group reiterated Thursday. The government should award 49 million…

A Kenyan court on Thursday suspended construction of a multibillion-dollar railway project over a land compensation dispute. “Judge Kariuki decided to suspend any activities related to the railway project in…

The Malaysia Airports Holding used its pre-emptive rights to buy an additional 40 percent stake in Turkey’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport, the company said Wednesday. The Sabiha Gokcen Airport…

The mobile phone operator Avea has secured a $400 million bank loan, major shareholder Turk Telekom said Thursday. The company did not specify what the funds would be used for. The $400 million loan…

Turkey must make a greater effort to restrict bribery in foreign trade, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said Thursday. Citing a report that showed only four…

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German capital hosts 12th Berlin Turkish Film Week

German capital hosts 12th Berlin Turkish Film Week

The 12th Berlin Turkish Film Week kicks off Thursday night with the screening of prominent Turkish director Çağan Irmak’s film “My Grandfather’s People.” Showing at the…

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Greek Cypriots’ gas talks with Egypt may irk Turkey

Greek Cypriots’ gas talks with Egypt may irk Turkey

Greek Cypriot natural gas talks with British Gas Egypt on Monday might further provoke Turkey, who is against the island’s gas sales before a political solution is reached. Greek Cypriot national…

Bulgaria writes off Afghan debt

Bulgaria writes off Afghan debt

Bulgaria has written off more than 80 percent of debt owed by Afghanistan, according to a Sofia government statement. Afghanistan’s $50.6 million debt to Bulgaria was reduced to $8.2…

Internatonal body notes Turkey’s steps to counter money laundering

Internatonal body notes Turkey’s steps to counter money laundering

The Financial Action Task Force, an inter-governmental body, has acknowledged Turkey’s progress in countering money laundering and terrorist funding. According to a statement published on the organization’s website…

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Ukraine prepares to vote amid unrest in the East

Ukraine prepares to vote amid unrest in the East

Ukrainians are preparing to vote in early general elections on Sunday as tension remains high amid continuing unrest in the east of the country. More than 36…