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Amazon launches unlimited e-book subscription plan

US online giant Amazon unveiled a Netflix-style subscription plan for unlimited access to e-books, a move which could shake up the world of publishing.

Amazon launches unlimited e-book subscription plan
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Actor Morgan Freeman 'cried' seeing 1969 Moon landing

American actor Morgan Freeman said Friday he became teary-eyed when he watched US astronauts set foot on the Moon for the first time, 45 years ago.

Actor Morgan Freeman 'cried' seeing 1969 Moon landing
NY mayor delays Italy jaunt over police death crisis
NY mayor delays Italy jaunt over police death crisis

New York's mayor was forced to postpone a criticized family holiday in Italy following the death of a man wrestled to the ground by police officers.

NY mayor delays Italy jaunt over police death crisis
Iran nuclear deadline extended by four months
Iran nuclear deadline extended by four months

Iran and world powers gave themselves four more months to negotiate a historic nuclear deal after failing to close major gaps in marathon talks in Vienna.

Iran nuclear deadline extended by four months
Ethiopian bloggers, journalists handed 'terrorism' charges
Ethiopian bloggers, journalists handed 'terrorism' charges

A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said.

Ethiopian bloggers, journalists handed 'terrorism' charges
Obama calls Cameron, Merkel, Abbott
Obama calls Cameron, Merkel, Abbott

US President Barack Obama spoke by phone with the leaders of Germany, Britain and Australia to discuss how to respond to the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in eastern Ukraine.

Obama calls Cameron, Merkel, Abbott
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FedEx indicted for shipping illegal online pharmacy meds

The US Justice Department announced that package-delivery giant FedEx has been indicted for allegedly facilitating the distribution of controlled substances and prescription drugs sold by illegal online pharmacies.

FedEx indicted for shipping illegal online pharmacy meds
Facebook testing on-screen button for buying
Facebook testing on-screen button for buying

Facebook said it was testing a feature that lets users of the leading social network make purchases by simply pressing an on-screen "Buy" button.

Facebook testing on-screen button for buying
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Google profit up as chief business officer steps out

Google reported that its quarterly profit rose with a jump in revenue and released word that its chief business officer was leaving the company.

Google profit up as chief business officer steps out
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US hijacker sentenced to 20 years in prison

A former Black Panther who hijacked an airplane in 1984 and diverted it to Cuba was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Miami.

US hijacker sentenced to 20 years in prison
Chinese leader seeks to woo Latin America
Chinese leader seeks to woo Latin America

Chinese President Xi Jinping presses a charm offensive with Latin American leaders on Thursday, highlighting Beijing's growing interest in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.

Chinese leader seeks to woo Latin America
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US sentences British men over Taliban support

A US judge sentenced two British men to a combined total of 20.5 years in prison Wednesday for conspiring to provide and for providing equipment and personnel to the Taliban.

US sentences British men over Taliban support
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Putin says sanctions inflict 'serious damage' to US-Russia ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that Washington's new biting sanctions against his country will boomerang and hit back at US national interests.

Putin says sanctions inflict 'serious damage' to US-Russia ties
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Texas woman gets 18 years for Obama ricin plot

A US actress who tried to blame her husband for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, then-New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist got 18 years in prison

Texas woman gets 18 years for Obama ricin plot
Prize-winning reporter freed after being held at US border
Prize-winning reporter freed after being held at US border

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas, who revealed in 2011 that he is an undocumented immigrant, was freed by US border agents after being held for several hours.

Prize-winning reporter freed after being held at US border
US conductor Lorin Maazel dies at 84
US conductor Lorin Maazel dies at 84

US conductor and composer Lorin Maazel -- whose celebrated international career began when he was a child and later included stints at the New York Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera -- died Sunday. He was 84.

US conductor Lorin Maazel dies at 84
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Harry Potter' actor found dead in Death Valley

British actor David Legeno, who played a werewolf in the "Harry Potter" movies, has been found dead in Death Valley, United States police said.

Harry Potter' actor found dead in Death Valley
Kerry hunkering down for Iran nuclear talks
Kerry hunkering down for Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry was to meet again Monday with his Iranian counterpart seeking to narrow serious gaps blocking a historic nuclear deal with a deadline just days away.

Kerry hunkering down for Iran nuclear talks
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Billionaire trio unite for US immigration reform

Three of the world's richest men -- Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Sheldon Adelson -- put aside their political differences to unite in scathing condemnation of US lawmakers' failure to implement immigration reform.

Billionaire trio unite for US immigration reform
Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter US
Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter US

The body of a 15-year-old who died while trying to migrate illegally into the United States was repatriated to Guatemala Friday, amid a raging US debate over how to stem a flood of similar cases.

Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter US