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5 bn mobile phone users in 2017

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:01:12 +08:00

Barcelona (AFP) - The number of mobile phone users globally will surpass five billion by the middle of this year, according to a study released Monday by GSMA, the association of mobile operators.The number of mobile phone users globally will top 5 bn by the middle of this year, according to a study.-AFP


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SpaceX to send two tourists around Moon in 2018

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:58:45 +08:00

Miami (AFP) - SpaceX said Monday two private citizens have paid money to be sent around the Moon late next year, in what would mark the furthest humans have ever traveled to deep space.


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U.S. appeals court will not put Trump travel ban case on hold

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:52:09 +08:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a U.S. Department of Justice request to place on hold an appeal over President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries.Demonstrators participate in a protest by the Yemeni community against U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson


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Countering anti-Trump protests, president's fans stage rallies

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:47:35 +08:00

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump rallied in communities across the country on Monday, partly as a rebuttal to anti-Trump protests that have taken place since his election in November.Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump cheer at a "Spirit of America" rally in Denver, U.S., February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking


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Stateless Rohingya refugees sucked into booming Bangladesh drug trade

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:09:17 +08:00

LEDA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslim refugee Ali Hasan is desperately looking for a bride for his 14-year-old son, jailed last year in Bangladesh for carrying the popular drug ya ba. He hopes the girl's family would pay the $620 needed for Mohammed Hasan's bail as dowry.A Rohingya refugee boy is seen at Kutupalang Unregistered Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer


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SpaceX to send privately crewed spacecraft beyond the moon next year

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:04:34 +08:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies plans to launch two paying customers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, Chief Executive Elon Musk told reporters on Monday. File Photo: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (R) unveils the Dragon V2 spacecraft in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo


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Islamic State forced Philippine nurses to give medical training in Libya

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:59:57 +08:00

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A Philippine nurse held by Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte said on Monday that she and her colleagues had been forced to treat militants and give them medical training. Filipino nurses, who were freed from Islamic State militants by Libyan forces in Sirte, pose for a group photo during a handover ceremony in the presence of a Filipino envoy in Tripoli, Libya, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny


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Guinea president fires ministers after deadly protests

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:41:10 +08:00

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea's President Alpha Conde fired three ministers, according to a decree read on state television on Monday, following violent protests over a teachers' strike last week in which seven people were killed and dozens more were injured.Alpha Conde, President of Guinea attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich


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U.S., Japan, South Korea explore ways to restrict Pyongyang weapons funding

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:50:28 +08:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan discussed ways to further restrict funding for North Korea's weapons programs during talks in Washington on Monday, the countries said in a joint statement.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a performance given with splendor at the People's Theatre on Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State Merited Chorus in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on February 23, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS


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Turkey jails reporter from Germany's Die Welt paper - court witness

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:45:51 +08:00

ISTANBUL/BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Monday arrested a reporter for a prominent German newspaper on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting the public to violence, according to a court witness.Protestors demonstrate, calling for the freedom of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, in the streets of Berlin, Germany, February 19, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt


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