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  • Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey
    Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

    SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door.

  • Advanced iOS virus targeting Hong Kong protesters: security firm
    Advanced iOS virus targeting Hong Kong protesters: security firm

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc's iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The malicious software, known as Xsser, is capable of stealing text messages, photos, call logs, passwords and other data from Apple mobile devices, researchers with Lacoon Mobile Security said on Tuesday. They uncovered the spyware while investigating similar malware for Google Inc's Android operating system last week that also targeted Hong Kong protesters. ...

  • Indian boxer faces action after refusing medal

    By Julian Linden INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - Indian boxer L Sarita Devi could face disciplinary action after being reported to Asian Olympic officials for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday. Sarita refused to wear the medal when it was presented to her on Wednesday, taking it only in her hand before trying to drape it over another competitor who had beaten her in a fight the previous day. When the presentation was over, she left the medal behind, despite being told by the organizers to take it with her. ...

  • Coin star: Man donates $21,495 in loose change to charity
    Coin star: Man donates $21,495 in loose change to charity

    A Florida man who has collected more than $21,000 in loose change over the last 10 years has donated it to a local animal rescue group.

  • Doubts undermine stocks as ECB faces 1 trillion euro question

    By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were knocked hard on Thursday after global manufacturing data and an Ebola health scare in the United States spooked markets, sending investors scurrying to the safety of U.S. bonds, the yen and gold. European markets were sucked into the storm before the European Central Bank's monthly policy meeting where pressure is intensifying on it to launch an aggressive government bond purchase programme. ...

  • HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings
    HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader didn't resign by Thursday.

  • Ghost towns of the Southwest
    Ghost towns of the Southwest

    DEATH VALLEY JUNCTION, Calif. (AP) — The Amargosa Hotel was once a hub of activity, the Spanish Colonial-style buildings filled with workers from the Pacific Coast Borax company.

  • Watch This F-15 Take Out An ISIS Compound With A ‘Sniper’ Weapon
    Watch This F-15 Take Out An ISIS Compound With A ‘Sniper’ Weapon

    As U.S.-led airstrikes continue in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon has released a video of an F-15 Eagle wiping out an ISIS compound near Kobani, Syria (close to the central Turkish border) with a Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod.

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