Chinese regulators give Microsoft 20 days to explain itself in anti-trust probe

A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to reply to queries on the compatibility of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world’s largest software company.

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) questioned Microsoft Vice President David Chen and gave the company a deadline to make an explanation,…

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North Korea welcomes Pope to Seoul by testing short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a short-range missile into the sea off its east coast Monday in the latest of a series of missile and rocket tests, military officials said.

It was launched at 10:30 am (0130 GMT) from a site northeast of Pyongyang towards the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and flew about 220 kilometres (130 miles), the South’s joint chiefs of staff said.

Details were not…

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Poland uneasy with Russian aggression on 75th anniversary of outbreak of WWII

Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II Monday with one eye on Russia, which invaded it during the war and is now throwing its weight around in neighbouring Ukraine.

From the very first German shells fired at a Polish fort in Gdansk in the early hours of September 1, 1939, to the final days in 1945, Poland suffered some of the worst horrors of the war, chief among them…

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Federal judge blocks Louisiana law that would have closed state’s abortion clinics

NEW ORLEANS La. (Reuters) – A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed of all five abortion clinics in the state.

The measure, signed into law by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in June and due to take effect Sept. 1, would require doctors who perform abortions to have patient admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of…

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Police officers in Ferguson now wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest

(Reuters) – Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.

Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St.…

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New York thunderstorms ends Electric Zoo music festival, halts US Open, delays flights

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Severe thunderstorms on Sunday forced an early end to New York’s Electric Zoo music festival, delayed flights at area airports and injured two people after a lightning strike near a Bronx beach.

Rain halted play at the U.S. Open in Queens, New York, interrupted the Made In America outdoor concert in Philadelphia and shut down the Electric Zoo electronic music festival on…

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Mother calls for investigation into daughter’s injuries school calls result of playground fall

A Mississippi mother is demanding answers from both her daughter’s elementary school as well as the police over the horrific injuries her 5-year-old daughter sustained, which the school has dismissed as the result of playground fall.

According to Lacey Harris, her daughter, AvaLynn, returned home last week from Arlington Elementary School with massive facial bruising which the mother claims is…

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Leader of Los Zetas drug cartel arrested near US/Mexico border

A leader of the violent Los Zetas drug cartel has been arrested in the northwestern Mexican state of Tamaulipas bordering the United States, officials said on Sunday.

Mario Alberto Arce Moreno, 31, was apprehended by federal and state police, who were able to make the arrest “without firing a single shot,” according to a press release issued by law enforcement officials.

Authorities said Arce is…

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British lesbian activist escapes after being held by her mother who wanted to ‘fix’ her sexuality

A British lesbian activist has flown home to safety after being held captive by her mother in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who wanted to “fix” her sexuality.

Christina Fonthes, 27, visited her family in Kinshasa on 11 August, but they stole her passport in a bid to keep her in the country and “cure her of her gayness”.

She initially managed to get to the British embassy in the city to…

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Son of Allentown police chief allegedly pulls gun on detectives in road rage incident

Authorities took the son of Allentown’s police chief into custody Friday night after he allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at plain clothes detectives in what is being called a “road rage incident.”

According to WFMZ, police arrested 22-year-old Christopher Fitzgerald, son of Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, and charged him with simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. He…

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