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Lead in children's water bottles prompts recall by L.L. Bean

Freeport - L.L. Bean is recalling thousands of children's water bottles for lead content because the wrong kind of solder was used by the Chinese manufacturer.

Hackers can access your iPhone by sending an image in a text

Apple customers are being urged to update their devices after the discovery of a major vulnerability. Attackers could access an iPhone or Mac by sending a specially crafted text message. The method is similar to last year's 'Stagefright' Android bug.

Senate president clears Manny Pacquiao to fight again

Philippine senate president Franklin Dillon has confirmed that neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao sought his permission to fight again following Bob Arum's disclosure that he has reserved a fight date and venue for his return fight in Las Vegas, Nev.

Sporadic clashes rock Syria's Manbij as deadline passes

Birut - Islamic State group militants clashed Saturday with US-backed fighters in Syria's Manbij, a monitor said, as a 48-hour deadline passed for the jihadists to leave the battleground town.

Increasing export of Libyan oil demands agreement from tribes

Benghazi - Tribes who control eastern oilfields said that any agreement between Ibrahim Jodhran head of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) and Martin Kobler UN envoy, to reopen oil exporting ports does not cover their areas of oil production and pumping.

S.Sudan ex-rebels accuse Kiir of plot to oust rival Machar

Juba - South Sudan's vice president and former rebel leader Riek Machar has no plans for an imminent return to Juba, his supporters said Friday, accusing his rival President Salva Kiir of trying to oust or even kill him.

UN delivers food to starving displaced by Boko Haram

Kano - The United Nations has made the first food aid delivery to thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram Islamists in the Nigerian town of Banki, where hundreds have starved to death since March, the UN said on Friday.

Op-Ed: How will Web 3.0 turn out?

We're currently using Web 2.0 as we browse the World Wide Web. What will the next stage - Web 3.0 - have in store for us, and will it represent a shift away from content provided by big corporations?

Turkey frees 1,200 soldiers detained after coup bid

Ankara - Turkey has freed 1,200 soldiers detained after the failed military coup, a top prosecutor said on Saturday, in its first major release of suspects amid global criticism of the crackdown.

Searchers see end near to two-year hunt for Malaysia Airlines 777

Putrajaya - Countries still looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with little success may be getting ready to call off the search.

Munich gunman 'obsessed' with mass killings, had links to Breivik

Munich - The lone teenager who shot dead nine people in a gun rampage in Munich was "obsessed" with mass killers such as Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State group, police said Saturday.

How the 'Silk Road' helped in spreading infectious diseases

Scientists have discovered that the ancient Silk Road used for the passage of goods, commodities, technology, religion and culture between the East and the West also served as a pathway for the spread of infectious diseases.

Security fears loom over Bayreuth opera fest

Frankfurt - Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long shadow over the 140-year-old event.

Erdogan says EU 'biased' against Turkey after coup bid

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday charged that the European Union has a "biased and prejudiced" stance on Turkey, following stinging EU criticism over a crackdown in the wake of the failed coup.

Erdogan's mass appeal saved him on coup night

Istanbul - More than his security forces, what saved Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the coup attempt was the extraordinary devotion the charismatic strongman inspires among his followers.

IMF urges key G20 countries to spend more for growth

Chengdu - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned risks to the global economy are growing, as it called on some G20 nations to boost government spending.

G20 ministers urge tighter tax rules for multinationals

Chengdu - The world's major economies need to deepen cooperation on tax collection and information sharing as companies seek to minimise the amount they pay to governments, finance ministers said on Saturday.

Two-year moratorium needed to protect bluefin tuna populations

An environmental group is warning that Pacific bluefin tuna could become extinct unless a two-year ban on commercial fishing is enacted.

Three Kosovans among dead in Munich shooting

Pristina - Three Kosovans were among the nine people killed in a shooting rampage by a German-Iranian gunman at a busy Munich shopping centre, the foreign ministry said Saturday."Three citizens of Kosovo are among the victims of the shooting in Munich.

'Robocall' blocking technology needed, FCC tells phone companies

In an open letter to the CEO's of major phone companies on Friday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pressed them to take immediate action to make "robocall" blocking technology available to the public at no charge.
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