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  • Sollecito may seek compensation after Kercher murder acquittals

    By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito may seek reparations after his second acquittal for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher brought to an end a marathon journey through Italy's justice system. The tortuous zigzag of contradictory rulings…

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  • Soros says ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if West helps

    George Soros is ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if Western countries help private investment there, and sees a 1 in 3 chance Greece will leave the euro, the billionaire financier told Austrian newspaper Der Standard. Soros has previously urged the West to step up aid to Ukraine, outlining…

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  • Western Libya rocket strike kills Filipino, wounds eight people: official

    By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A Filipino was killed and eight people were wounded when a rocket hit the western Libyan town of Zawiya, a Libyan official said on Monday. A source with the forces allied to Libya's internationally-recognized government, based in eastern Libya, denied claims…

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  • In Nigeria, an impatient waiting game for election results

    The electoral commission headquarters in Abuja has started to announce state results, with full election results expected on Tuesday, election commission spokesman Kayode Idowu said Monday. “Northerners are obviously committed to voting massively for Buhari,” says Bolarinwa Meekness, a…

    Christian Science Monitor32 mins ago
  • The great Anonymous divide

    There's now a growing divide between various partisans that claim the Anonymous moniker: The North American contingent is increasingly isolated by the rest of the community as Anonymous gains more traction in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Anonymous backers also defaced Islamic militant websites…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Autofill error leads to disclosure of world leaders' personal data

    Personal details of world leaders at last November’s G20 Summit in Brisbane were accidentally sent to organizers of the Asian Cup football tournament by the Australian immigration department through the use of Outlook's autofill function, The Guardian reported Monday. The G20 breach involved…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Lessons from the trenches of a cybercrisis rapid response team

    The goal is to “reduce the amount of data leaving the organization, isolate the bad people, preserve the information you have," says Phil Kibler, director of IBM’s Cyber Security Intelligence and Response Team. IBM is just one of a growing number of major companies offering security and incident…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Father Time flattened at Lord's Cricket Ground

    After England's cricketers were left battered and bruised during a dismal World Cup campaign, another symbol of the English game took a beating on Monday when the famous Father Time weather vane at Lord's was buffeted by high winds. The vane, situated above the Lord's Mound Stand clock, features a…

    AFP24 mins ago
  • Late audits halt trading in Morgan Stanley-backed stocks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major companies in a prominent $1.4 billion Asia investment fund managed by New York banking giant Morgan Stanley unexpectedly told securities regulators they will not file their financial statements on time and froze trading in their stocks, actions generally considered to be…

    Associated Press26 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 7:30 p.m. GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries. But friends they were not, and the two…

    Associated Press27 mins ago
  • NEWS GUIDE: The gaps as Iran talks hit crunch time

    Centrifuges. Sanctions. Nuclear research. Sticking points remain on some of the most basic issues as negotiations between world powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program hit crunch time.

    Associated Press29 mins ago
  • Election tensions prompt protests, curfew in Nigeria's Rivers state

    An overnight curfew was imposed in Nigeria's southern Rivers state as tensions ran high over local results of the country's general election, the state government said on Monday. Information commissioner Ibim Semenitari said the lock-down, from 7:00 pm (1800 GMT) to 6:00 am was "to prevent the…

    AFP33 mins ago
  • Campaign kicks off for tight British election

    British Prime Minister David Cameron warned voters they face a "stark choice" in May's tight general election as he kicked off campaigning Monday after a ceremonial visit to Queen Elizabeth II. Cameron met the 88-year-old head of state at Buckingham Palace to formalise the dissolution of…

    AFP34 mins ago
  • Prosecutor gets more time to file in Guam hot-car death case

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Arguments in a case against a Guam couple whose infant son died in a hot car have been delayed after a prosecutor said he "neglected" to file his opposition to a defense motion seeking dismissal of the case.

    Associated Press44 mins ago
  • Red Cross worker killed in attack on aid truck in Mali

    An international Red Cross worker was killed and a local colleague injured when the aid truck they were driving was attacked in northern Mali on Monday, the organisation said. The International Committee of the Red Cross said it was "profoundly dismayed by the death of one of its staff in Mali",…

    AFP46 mins ago
  • UN court orders alleged Serb war criminal Seselj back to cell

    The UN Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Monday revoked the provisional release of ailing Serb ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj after he vowed not to return to the court. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) "orders the trial chamber to immediately revoke…

    AFP46 mins ago
  • Uzbek strongman Karimov still calls the tune

    Uzbekistan's strongman leader Islam Karimov has kept a stranglehold on power in the Central Asian state for a quarter of a century, even at the expense of his own children. Long lambasted for brutally crushing dissent by rights groups, the former Soviet apparatchik -- in power since 1989 -- has…

    AFP52 mins ago