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Germany suspends treason probe against blog after protest storm

Berlin - Germany's chief prosecutor on Friday suspended a treason probe against Internet security bloggers that had sparked a storm of protest from journalist and politicians.

Hitler, the army and French bashing: UK tabloids on Calais crisis

London - British tabloids combined two of their favourite themes in covering the Calais migrants controversy Thursday -- French bashing and railing against the government response to illegal immigration.

Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera retrial verdict

Cairo - An Egyptian court postponed Thursday its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood, in a case that has sparked a global outcry.

Gossip site Gawker looks to turn over a new leaf

Washington - Gawker says it will rethink its ethics policies following turmoil over an article about an executive's private life, in what could be a turning point for the popular news and gossip website.

Reporter who accused Azeri leader of corruption goes on trial

Bakou - A top Azerbaijani investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner, who accused the country's president of corruption, went on trial Friday on charges she denounced as politically motivated.

Journalist takes refuge in Honduras human rights commission

Tegucigalpa - A Honduran journalist has taken refuge in the country's human rights commission in Tegucigalpa, claiming the government is plotting to assassinate him for exposing a corruption scandal.

Top Turkish daily fires commentator over anti-Erdogan tweet

Istanbul - A leading Turkish daily has fired one of its most senior commentators after he sent a tweet bitterly critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policy on Islamic State (IS) jihadists, reports said Thursday.

Spain races to find three journalists missing in Syria

Madrid - Spanish intelligence agents were working urgently Wednesday to track down three journalists from Spain, the latest foreigners to go missing while reporting in war-torn Syria.

Three Spain journalists missing in Syria

Madrid - Three Spanish freelance journalists have gone missing in Syria where they were reporting from the northwestern Aleppo region, the head of a Spanish press federation said on Tuesday.

Twitter forces all of its users to have a plain background image

Twitter has unexpectedly removed custom background images on all user profiles without any explanation of why it has made the change. Stumped users from across the world have been left staring at a blank white space where their image once was.

Cambodian property tycoon charged over TV star assault

Phnom Penh - Cambodia on Saturday charged and detained a wanted property tycoon over the assault of a popular TV actress after a video of the vicious attack sparked widespread anger and calls from the premier to give himself up.

Android still has most app downloads — but iOS makes more money

Android's Google Play Store has surged ahead of Apple's App Store in terms of raw app downloads this quarter, exhibiting 85% growth. Unfortunately for Google, Apple still leads for revenue though, indicating a more profitable store-front.

Egypt to revise anti-terror media law: MENA

Cairo - Egypt agreed to revise a controversial article of its touted anti-terror law threatening journalists with jail for reporting anything but the official line on jihadist attacks, state media reported.

Thai defamation trial opens for journalists over trafficking report

Bangkok - Two journalists, including an Australian editor, went on trial in Thailand Tuesday over a report they published implicating the navy in human trafficking, as the United Nations urged the junta-ruled nation to drop the case.

Washington Post reporter trial resumes in Iran

Tehran - The trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, accused of spying on Iran for the United States, resumed behind closed doors in Tehran on Monday, state media announced.

B92 radio, voice of resistance to Milosevic, shuts news service

Belgrade - Serbia's legendary radio B92, the symbol of resistance to late strongman Slobodan Milosevic, has shut down its news service, its journalists said Friday.

Chinese journalist freed after nine month detention

Bejing - A Chinese journalist detained for nine months after helping a German magazine report on democracy protests in Hong Kong has been released, she told AFP Friday, though associates said her lawyer was being held.

Trial opens of Turkish columnists over Mohammed cartoon

Istanbul - Two Turkish newspaper commentators went on trial on Thursday for illustrating their columns with a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Rights activists voice fears for missing Gambian journalist

Banjul - A high-profile Gambian journalist has been missing for a week after being abducted by suspected intelligence agents, press freedom campaigners said on Thursday, voicing fears for his safety.

Egypt looks set to approve disputed anti-terror law

Cairo - Rattled by attacks on its soldiers and the assassination of the top prosecutor, Egypt is set to pass sweeping legislation critics say grants police impunity, censors media and further restricts freedoms.

Egypt may take legal action over 'false' tolls under new law

Cairo - Egypt may take legal action against journalists who report "false" military death tolls in jihadist attacks that contradict official statements, if a new anti-terrorism law is approved, officials told AFP Sunday.

Young man who stormed Dutch TV gets 2.5 years in jail

Den Haag - A young Dutchman who stormed national television studios armed with a fake gun and demanding airtime early this year was on Friday handed a two-and-a-half year sentence.Identified only as Tarik Z.

Germany's Spiegel weekly says it was spied on by U.S. intelligence

Berlin - German news weekly Der Spiegel charged Friday that it was spied on by US secret services and said it had filed a criminal complaint with the country's chief prosecutor.

Russia fumes at expulsion of TV reporter from Ukraine

Kiev - A new public relations war raged Thursday between Moscow and Kiev after Ukraine deported a reporter with Russia's Channel One television for allegedly running "destructive" stories about the crisis-torn ex-Soviet state.

Rally in Madrid against law on right to protest

Madrid - About two thousand people marched to the rhythm of drums in Madrid on Tuesday against a controversial new Spanish law that regulates the right to demonstrate.

Facebook must hand over 'revenge porn' ID, Dutch court rules

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Thursday ordered Facebook to hand over the identity of someone who posted a revenge porn video on the social network, or face having its servers opened up to an outside investigator.

Record 18 journalists jailed in Egypt, says watchdog

Cairo - Journalists are facing "unprecedented threats" in Egypt with a record number behind bars, mostly for links with ousted president Mohamed Morsi's banned Muslim Brotherhood, a media watchdog said Thursday.

Germany urged to investigate Al-Jazeera journalist arrest

Doha - The German authorities should carry out an investigation into the two-day detention of Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour, a global rights watchdog said Wednesday.

Microsoft will sell Windows 10 on USB sticks as well as DVDs

A report has suggested that Microsoft will sell retail editions of Windows 10 on USB drives, a sign of the continuing demise of optical media for storage. Although DVDs will remain available, installing from USB will be much quicker for most people.

National broadcaster 'not on Australia's side': PM

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott led stinging attacks on the national broadcaster Wednesday, after reportedly accusing a current affairs show of being a "leftie lynch mob".
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