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Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed from detention

Cairo - Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian autocrat toppled during the 2011 Arab Spring, was freed Friday from the military hospital where he spent much of the past six years in detention.

Review: Train fabulous at iHeartRadio album release party Special

New York - On January 26, rock band Train performed at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City, as part of their album release party.

Venezuela frees ex-presidential candidate, five other dissidents

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday released six dissidents, among them former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales, opposition leaders said.

Ukraine insurgents release two women thanks to Savchenko

Donetsk - Ukraine's pro-Moscow insurgents on Tuesday released two women they had held captive thanks to the intervention of Nadya Savchenko -- a Kiev-born female combat pilot who spent nearly two years in a Russian jail.

Kidnapped Italians, Canadian freed in Libya

Rome - Two Italians and a Canadian who were kidnapped in the south of conflict-torn Libya in September have been released and flown to Italy "in good health", the Italian government announced Saturday.

Kidnapped Italians, Canadian freed in Libya

Rome - Two Italians and a Canadian who were kidnapped in the south of conflict-torn Libya in September have been released and flown to Italy "in good health", the Italian government announced Saturday.

Pakistan to deport 'heartbroken' National Geographic 'Afghan girl'

Peshawar - The Afghan woman immortalised on a National Geographic cover says she is "heartbroken" at news she will be deported from Pakistan to the war-torn homeland she first fled decades ago.

Court: Man who shot President Reagan in 1981 ready for release

Washington - The Virginia man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan outside a Washington, D.C., hotel in 1981 will not be subject to electronic monitoring when he is released from a psychiatric hospital early next month.

Second abducted Chibok girl rescued: Nigerian army

Lagos - A second Chibok schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been found, the Nigerian army said on Thursday.

Germany frees two 'IS attack suspects' for lack of evidence

Berlin - German police Friday released an Iraqi and a Nigerian man arrested a day earlier after finding no evidence for their initial suspicion that the two may have planned a jihadist attack.

Czech govt paid $6 mn ransom for two women held in Pakistan: Report

Prague - The Czech government paid a $6-million (5.4-million-euro) ransom to secure the release last year of two women kidnapped Pakistan, the Respekt weekly reports in its Monday edition.

Burundi frees two foreign journalists: French ambassador

Nairobi - Two foreign journalists working in volatile Burundi were released without charge Friday, 24 hours after police arrested them in a raid, the French ambassador said.

Three Americans imprisoned by Iran arrive in Geneva, 4th stays

Vienna - Three of four Americans freed by Iran in a prisoner exchange arrived Sunday in Switzerland, a senior U.S. diplomat has announced.

Google could let the public choose the name of 2016's Android 'N'

Google is known for always naming new releases of its Android mobile operating system after a sweet treat or dessert. Traditionally, the public has had no say in what each version is called though, something CEO Sundar Pichai says he may change.

Mojang surprises, Minecraft for Nintendo Wii U coming this month

It has been confirmed that hit sandbox game Minecraft will be available on the Nintendo Wii U from later this month with the same features as its other console versions. The platform is one of few which developer Mojang has left out so far.

Confusion as Windows 10 November update appears to vanish

The first major Windows 10 feature update has been available to users for just over a week now. However, it now appears to have vanished without trace in uncertain circumstances that haven't been fully explained by a statement from Microsoft.

Belgian authorities release brother of Paris attacker: prosecutor

Brussels - Belgian authorities on Monday released five out of the seven suspects who were arrested at the weekend after the Paris attacks, including the brother of one of the suicide bombers, prosecutors said.

Windows 10's first major update brings UI changes, improved apps

Microsoft has publicly released Windows 10's first major update, containing more than just bugs and security fixes. Users will find refinements in several areas of the interface, improvements to core apps and increased performance.

Microsoft expected to roll out major Windows 10 update next month

Windows 10's first major update including new features and apps instead of just bug fixes will be rolled out during the first week of November, reports have said. Dubbed "Threshold 2," the update will roll up the preview builds released since launch.

Steenkamp's mother says she doesn't want revenge on Pistorius

Johanesburg - The mother of Reeva Steenkamp said Wednesday that she did not want Oscar Pistorius to spend more time in jail for killing her daughter, after he was released on parole and put under house arrest.

Pistorius released from jail, put under house arrest

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius was released from jail late Monday, South African officials said, and will serve his remaining sentence under house arrest after a year behind bars for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Egypt court orders Mubarak's sons freed in graft case

Cairo - An Egyptian court Monday ordered the release of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's two sons who were sentenced to three years in jail for corruption, a judicial official and their lawyer said.

16 Turkish hostages freed in Iraq arrive back home

Ankara - Sixteen Turkish workers who had been kidnapped in Iraq nearly a month ago were freed on Wednesday and flew back home where they were welcomed by their tearful families.

Burkina Faso coup leaders 'release' interim president

Ouagadougou - Coup leaders in Burkina Faso announced Friday they had released the country's interim president Michel Kafando whom they had detained along with the premier and two ministers.

Microsoft exec shoots down rumours of an Xbox One Mini

Microsoft's head of Xbox has said that rumours of an upcoming "Xbox One Mini" console are simply "not real," shooting down theories that have been circulating online in recent weeks.

Google launches YouTube Gaming to compete against Twitch

Google has launched its new version of YouTube dedicated to gamers. The website and app will make it easy for players to watch and broadcast the games they love most, throwing YouTube into direct competition with the Twitch streaming service.

The Nokia 222 is a $37 feature phone with a month-long battery

Following on from the success of the ultra-cheap Nokia 105, Microsoft today announced a new feature phone with a similarly long-lasting battery life. The $37 Nokia 222 goes for 29 days on a charge and features Internet access, a camera and an MP3 player.

Lumia, Surface, Xbox, Band: Microsoft to launch all in October?

Reports have indicated that Microsoft may have cancelled its rumoured Windows 10 Mobile Lumia unveiling next month in favour of a large-scale October event set to include the Surface Pro 4, flagship Lumias, a smaller Xbox and the Microsoft Band 2.

iPhone 6S could be up to 30% faster than its predecessor

Apple's iPhone 6S looks set to become one of the fastest phones on the market when it launches next month. Leaked benchmarks show a robust 30 percent improvement over its predecessor, leading to stronger performance than comparable Android flagships.

Intel publicly releases code behind Stephen Hawking's voice

Intel has publicly released the code for the software that powers Stephen Hawking's speech engine. It allows developers to go ahead and delve into how it works, opening the gateway to new systems based upon it but expanded by the knowledge of others.
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