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US House of Representatives passes far-reaching defense bill

US House of Representatives passes far-reaching defense bill

The US House of Representatives votes 315-107 in favour of a $633 billion defense bill.

Africa says it’s open for business as cellular customers near one billion

Africa says it’s open for business as cellular customers near one billion

Africa is quickly emerging as the most lucrative market for mobile technologies and telecommunications innovation.

Putin talks economy at major press conference

Putin talks economy at major press conference

The Russian President held a marathon press conference at the World Trade Center in Moscow.

Africa wants to lead military interventions, but will the West foot the bill?

Africa wants to lead military interventions, but will the West foot the bill?

UN Security Council considers authorising an African force to militarily intervene in Mali but it remains unclear whether the West is willing to finance repeated operations.

Israel ignores UN rebuke, vows to pursue East Jerusalem housing

Israel ignores UN rebuke, vows to pursue East Jerusalem housing

Israel vows to push ahead with plans to construct thousands of new homes in occupied East Jerusalem, despite strong UN condemnation.

Sberbank buys Yandex Money for $60 million

Sberbank buys Yandex Money for $60 million

Sberbank buys a 75 per cent minus one share stake in Yandex Money for $60 million dollars.

India and China a fulcrum for world peace

India and China a fulcrum for world peace

The Indian President Pranab Mukherjee says India and China can serve as a fulcrum for world peace.

India tests nuclear capable Prithvi-II Missile

India tests nuclear capable Prithvi-II Missile

India test fire a Prithvi-II missile at Chandipur, near the east Indian city of Balasore.

China becomes world’s largest market for Android phones

China becomes world’s largest market for Android phones

A research report by a UK market analyst says China is now the world’s biggest market for Android powered phones.

UN launches largest humanitarian appeal for Syria

UN launches largest humanitarian appeal for Syria

The UN has appealed for $1.5 billion to salvage the "dramatically deteriorating" humanitarian situation in Syria.

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