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Zuckerberg ‘disappointed’ by Facebook stock slump

Sydney: Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the sharp sell off in the company’s shares since its IPO has been ‘disappointing.’ Speaking at the San Francisco Disrupt conference organised by technology…

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Spain’s PM considers ECB bond programme – reports

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Spain is considering asking help from the European Central Bank’s bond-buying programme but is not planning a full sovereign bailout, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was quoted as saying on Wednesday in Finnish newspapers. Last week the ECB agreed to launch a new bond-buying programme to lower struggling euro zone countries’ borrowing costs. “In addition to growth, the ...

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Anti-Islam film sparks protests at US missions in Libya, Egypt; 1 American reported killed

CAIRO — A movie attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad sparked assaults on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt on Tuesday. A Libyan security official reported an American was shot to death as protesters burned the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, and in Cairo, protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy walls and replaced an American flag with an Islamic banner. ...

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Mark Zuckerberg’s biggest mistake

At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his biggest mistake was betting on HTML 5 apps two years ago. Since then, the company has-focused around building native apps, culminating in the release of the new iOS app next month. 1 minute 36 seconds | September 11, 2012 6:06 PM PDT ie8 fix Featured Posts Apple…

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Eurozone crisis: The Spanish puzzle

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy only rarely gives interviews. On Monday, for the first time since he became PM nine months ago, he took questions on prime-time TV. It is not only Spain but Europe too that is anxious to hear from him. The overriding question is whether Spain will accept a full bailout. He said no decision had been ...

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Sierra Leone cholera epidemic claims 255 lives, says UN

The epidemic was declared a national emergency in mid-August, with the densely populated capital Freetown the worst affected area in the west African country. WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said…

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EU, IMF give Portugal more time to meet deficit goals

By Sergio Goncalves and Daniel Alvarenga LISBON (Reuters) – The European Union and IMF agreed on Tuesday to ease budget goals imposed on Portugal under a 78-billion-euro bailout, giving Lisbon more time to meet the targets as its economy slides deeper into recession. A “troika” of inspectors from the EU, IMF and European Central Bank said Portugal’s deficit targets had ...

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WHY IT MATTERS: Afghanistan

The issue: U.S. troops are still in Afghanistan, nearly 11 years after they invaded. Why? The answer boils down to one word: al-Qaida. The goal is to damage the terrorist group enough to prevent a repeat of the 9/11 attacks. ___ Where they stand: After nearly tripling the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2009-10, President Barack Obama is ...

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Across the globe: Moments to honor and remember 9/11

It has been 11 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. As long ago as that seems, the day still evokes somber memories for multitudes around the world whether it be emergency personnel in…

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Waiting for a ‘Palestinian Spring’?

Social protests in the West Bank have been escalating in line with the costs of living. Thousands of people marched in the streets demanding lower prices for fuel and food. From his presidential compound in Ramallah, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, said he understood the people’s anger and would act to help, but he said his government will not be ...

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