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US Government Uses NSA ‘Google’ to Access Data Records

MOSCOW, August 26 (RIA Novosti) – The US National Security Agency (NSA) shares vast amounts of communications data with the country’s government agencies using a search engine similar to Google, according to investigative website The Intercept. NSA’s search tool, called ICREACH, makes “more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone…

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Emmys award hat-trick for Sherlock

Hit series Sherlock scooped a hat-trick of awards at the star-spangled Emmys ceremony as it s co-creator revealed plans for a special episode of the hit show. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won gongs for actor and supporting actor in a mini-series or movie for their parts as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the BBC show. The detective drama’s ...

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Proteins that inhibit HIV, Ebola release identified

WASHINGTON: In a surprise finding, scientists have discovered that a family of proteins that helps viruses, such as HIV and Ebola, enter a cell can also block the release of these deadly viruses. “This is a surprising finding that provides new insights into our understanding of not only HIV infection, but also that of Ebola and other viruses,” said Shan-Lu ...

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Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko calls snap election on eve of summit with Vladimir Putin

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called a snap election. Photo: AFP Russia vows to send another aid convoy as Ukraine claims tanks crossed border Kiev: President Petro Poroshenko has dissolved Ukraine’s Parliament and announced an election on October 26 on the eve of a summit in Belarus in which he was expected to meet with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. ...

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rally on ECB stimulus bet; dollar gains

* Investors bet on euro zone stimulus after Draghi’s comments * Benchmark S&P surges past 2,000 mark for first time * Yields on most euro zone government bonds hit record lows * Euro at 11-month low against the dollar (Adds oil settlement prices) By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Global equity markets rallied on Monday, with the ...

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French President asks Prime Minister to form new government

updated 3:57 AM EDT, Mon August 25, 2014 (CNN) — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday presented President Francois Hollande with the resignation of the current government, the French presidency said. Hollande asked Valls to form a new government, which will be…

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French President asks Prime Minister to form new government

updated 3:57 AM EDT, Mon August 25, 2014 (CNN) — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday presented President Francois Hollande with the resignation of the current government, the French presidency said. Hollande asked Valls to form a new government, which will be…

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Malaysia Air Said to Mull Job Cuts, Order Review, New CEO

Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (MAS) is considering job cuts, a review of aircraft orders and replacing its chief executive officer after the national carrier suffered two disasters this year, people familiar with the plan said. The airline’s parent, sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd., will discuss the proposals tomorrow, which also include cutting some routes, one person said, asking not ...

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Malaysia Air Said to Mull Job Cuts, Order Review, New CEO

Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (MAS) is considering job cuts, a review of aircraft orders and replacing its chief executive officer after the national carrier suffered two disasters this year, people familiar with the plan said. The airline’s parent, sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd., will discuss the proposals tomorrow, which also include cutting some routes, one person said, asking not ...

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Strongest Earthquake In 25 Years Rocks California’s Wine Country

Andrew Brooks (C), associate winemaker of Bouchaine Vineyards, surveys fallen wine barrels after a 6.0 earthquake in Napa, California August 24, 2014. NAPA Calif. (Reuters) – A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco early on Sunday, injuring more than 100 people, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque ...

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