Dec 11 2014 Syria’s Southern Rebels Take Step Toward Unity

Rebels in southern Syria say they have taken a step toward unity that may attract more support from their Western and Arab backers, forging a joint defense pact to help shield them from government forces and Islamic State.
The south is the last major stronghold of the mainstream opposition to President Bashar al-Assad following the [...]

 

Dec 11 2014 Syria’s Southern Rebels Take Step Toward Unity

Rebels in southern Syria say they have taken a step toward unity that may attract more support from their Western and Arab backers, forging a joint defense pact to help shield them from government forces and Islamic State.
The south is the last major stronghold of the mainstream opposition to President Bashar al-Assad following the [...]

 

Dec 11 2014 Google to Shut Down News Site in Spain Over Copyright Fees

Google said it plans to close its news-linking service in Spain in response to legislation under which publishers will soon be able to force Internet sites to pay for re-publishing headlines or snippets of news.
In a statement, the search giant said the new law makes the Google News service unsustainable and that it will remove [...]

 

Dec 11 2014 Google to Shut Down News Site in Spain Over Copyright Fees

Google said it plans to close its news-linking service in Spain in response to legislation under which publishers will soon be able to force Internet sites to pay for re-publishing headlines or snippets of news.
In a statement, the search giant said the new law makes the Google News service unsustainable and that it will remove [...]

 

Dec 11 2014 Kenyan Jump Rope Squad Eyes World Championship

A Kenyan jump rope team is hoping to become world champs - after winning numerous competitions. The team members are all from the Nairobi slum of Kibera and are between the ages of 8 and 18; jumping rope has helped them avoid negative peer pressure.
Eighteen-year-old Wycliffe Otieno prepares for his daily jump rope practice. The [...]

 

Dec 11 2014 Kenyan Jump Rope Squad Eyes World Championship

A Kenyan jump rope team is hoping to become world champs - after winning numerous competitions. The team members are all from the Nairobi slum of Kibera and are between the ages of 8 and 18; jumping rope has helped them avoid negative peer pressure.
Eighteen-year-old Wycliffe Otieno prepares for his daily jump rope practice. The [...]

 

Dec 11 2014 Hong Kong Clears Remaining Protest Sites

Authorities in Hong Kong have begun a final push to clear barricades and encampments from streets outside government offices in the port city, drawing more than two months of pro-democracy protests to a close. VOA’s Bill Ide reports. [Read More]

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Source: VOA News: Economy and Finance

 

Dec 11 2014 Hong Kong Clears Remaining Protest Sites

Authorities in Hong Kong have begun a final push to clear barricades and encampments from streets outside government offices in the port city, drawing more than two months of pro-democracy protests to a close. VOA’s Bill Ide reports. [Read More]

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Source: VOA News: Labor

 

Dec 11 2014 Web Inventor: Internet Access Should Be ‘Basic Human Right’

The inventor of the Worldwide Web said on Thursday access to the internet should be regarded as a basic human right and criticized growing censorship by governments and commercial manipulation.
He also said allegations by Russian President Vladimir Putin - that the Internet was a project created by U.S. spies in the Central Intelligence Agency - [...]

 

Dec 11 2014 Web Inventor: Internet Access Should Be ‘Basic Human Right’

The inventor of the Worldwide Web said on Thursday access to the internet should be regarded as a basic human right and criticized growing censorship by governments and commercial manipulation.
He also said allegations by Russian President Vladimir Putin - that the Internet was a project created by U.S. spies in the Central Intelligence Agency - [...]

 
 
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