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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for US$970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.
Investment guru Buffett to help finance Burger King deal: report
Warren Buffett will help finance Burger King's planned takeover of the Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Obama backs surveillance over Syria
The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, officials said early Tuesday, in a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militants.
The United States has warned of a "significant escalation" in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, after Kiev announced the capture of 10 Russian paratroopers ahead of a key meeting Tuesday between the estranged countries' leaders.
India criticized for low-caste waste cleaners
Hundreds of thousands of impoverished, low-caste Indians are still working with their bare hands to clean human excrement from open roads and millions of dry pit latrines across the country, despite Indian laws prohibiting such work, an international rights group said Monday in urging reform.
California wine country hit by 6.0-magnitude quake
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked California's scenic Napa Valley wine country Sunday, the strongest to hit the region in a quarter of a century, seriously injuring three and jolting thousands from their sleep.
An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.
US citizen held in Syria has been freed
James Foley's family celebrates his life, prays for safe return of hostages
The family of murdered U.S. journalist James Foley prayed for the safety of his fellow hostages Sunday as hundreds gathered for a mass to celebrate his life as a witness on the front line.
Inmates rioting for better facilities in a Brazilian jail killed four fellow prisoners, decapitating two of them, and took two guards hostage, officials said Sunday.
Monday, August 25, 2014
A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted northern California early Sunday, knocking out power and causing some damage to roads in Napa and Sonoma counties, officials said.
  
  
  
  
  
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