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Skype says user information safe in Syrian Electronic Army hack

Tweet LOS ANGELES – A day after the Syrian Electronic Army said it had hacked into Skype’s social media accounts, the Internet calling service acknowledged on Thursday it had been hit with a “cyber attack” but said no user information was compromised. A Tweet posted on Skype’s official Twitter feed on Wednesday read: “Don’t use Microsoft emails (hotmail, outlook), They ...

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Blast in Hezbollah-run area of Beirut kills 5

Associated Press Comments A Lebanese man carries an injured woman away from the site of a car bomb explosion in a Shiite area and stronghold of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah at the southern suburb of Beirut, Jan. 2, 2014. (Hussein Malla / AP) Beirut — An explosion tore through a crowded commercial street Thursday in a south Beirut neighborhood ...

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Lenovo’s big 2014 smartphone push starts off with a bang

Late last year, Lenovo announced that it would be charging into 2014 with a new smartphone strategy that might give the company a much-needed competitive edge. Lenovo didn’t waste any time either — four new smartphones were unveiled on Thursday, each of which will see an international release this year. First up is the Vibe Z, Lenovo’s premiere LTE-enabled smartphone. ...

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DRC commander killed in ambush

Kinshasa – The commander of Congolese government troops fighting Ugandan Islamist rebels in the restive east of country was killed in an ambush Thursday, the government said. “Colonel Mamadou Ndala has been killed… Apparently it was…

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South Sudan: fears grow for 75,000 people fleeing violence

Humanitarian groups warn of dwindling supplies of clean water, food and shelter, as Oxfam urges warring factions to call truce Displaced people in Awerial, South Sudan, prepare to sleep in the open as night falls. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Relief groups have expressed alarm over the plight of 75,000 people who have fled to the town of Awerial amid clashes between ...

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humanitarian news and analysis

CAPIZ, 2 January 2014 (IRIN) – Authorities in the Philippines want to accelerate for fishermen hit by Typhoon Haiyan to get the industry up and running as soon as possible. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) says 146,748 fishermen and 21 of the country’s 72 fishing provinces were affected by the storm. “We have to look at the ...

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UN representative calls for truce in South Sudan

UN Special Representative for South Sudan Hilde Johnson has called for an end to fighting in the country. Ms Johnson also called for impending peace talks in Ethiopia to be given a chance to…

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Kenya grenade attack wounds 10 near Mombasa

Comment () Tweet MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — An official says 10 people have been wounded in a grenade attack at a restaurant south of Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa. Kwale County Commissioner Evans Achoki said one of the two men on a motorcycle hurled a grenade toward customers at a crowded eatery called Tandoori in the Diani area. The attackers ...

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Where to go in 2014 – UK travel hot list

The Tour de France starting in Yorkshire and the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow are just two of the events set to make the UK a top destination for tourists in 2014 The Riverside Museum, Glasgow. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Glasgow If your image of Glasgow is filled with anachronisms of rusting shipyards and deep-fried confectionery, 2014 would be a good ...

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