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Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has accused US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location.

Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media
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US govt lab reveals series of dangerous mix-ups

The United States' top public health agency revealed Friday a series of alarming incidents in which dangerous biological agents including anthrax, influenza and botulism were mishandled over the past decade.

US govt lab reveals series of dangerous mix-ups
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Softbank in deal to merge Sprint, T-Mobile: report

Japan's SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom of Germany have reached a basic agreement for a merger between their US affiliates Sprint and T-Mobile US, the business daily Nikkei reported.

Softbank in deal to merge Sprint, T-Mobile: report
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Ride-share operator Lyft's New York launch hit snag

Ride-share operator Lyft was forced to postpone its planned launch in New York after a court intervened over demands that it satisfy local safety and licensing requirements.

Ride-share operator Lyft's New York launch hit snag
Eileen Ford, founder of top model agency, dies at 92
Eileen Ford, founder of top model agency, dies at 92

Eileen Ford, whose Ford Models agency grew into an international powerhouse and fostered the careers of a plethora of super models including Naomi Campbell, has died. She was 92.

Eileen Ford, founder of top model agency, dies at 92
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New York creates ID card for all, even illegal immigrants

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a new law creating an ID card for anyone who wants it, including illegal immigrants, amid a wider debate about immigrant rights.

New York creates ID card for all, even illegal immigrants
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'Game of Thrones' crowned top Emmy nominee

Hit fantasy show "Game of Thrones" topped nominations Thursday for the Primetime Emmy awards, while streaming service Netflix upped its challenge to traditional networks for TV's version of the Oscars.

'Game of Thrones' crowned top Emmy nominee
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WHO urges all gay men to use preventive drugs

The World Health Organization urged all men who have gay sex to take antiretroviral drugs, warning that HIV infections are rising among homosexual men in many parts of the world.

WHO urges all gay men to use preventive drugs
Kerry in Kabul on key mission to calm election turmoil
Kerry in Kabul on key mission to calm election turmoil

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on a key mission to try to quell tensions over disputed presidential polls which have triggered fears of violence and ethnic unrest.

Kerry in Kabul on key mission to calm election turmoil
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Germany kicks out top US intelligence officer in spy row

Germany expelled the CIA station chief in Berlin over alleged spying by the United States which has refused to break its silence over the escalating row between the Western allies.

Germany kicks out top US intelligence officer in spy row
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Suspected Mexican drug cartel leader extradited to US

An alleged leader of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel arrived in San Diego after being extradited to the United States from the Netherlands.

Suspected Mexican drug cartel leader extradited to US
Holocaust hero Wallenberg gets US Congressional medal
Holocaust hero Wallenberg gets US Congressional medal

Sweden's Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews before mysteriously dying in a Soviet prison, was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal at the US Capitol.

Holocaust hero Wallenberg gets US Congressional medal
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Texas gunman kills at least six, including children: police

A lone gunman killed at least six people, most of them children, during a domestic dispute in Texas that triggered a tense ongoing standoff with armed police.

Texas gunman kills at least six, including children: police
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Chinese court rules against Apple in patent case

US technology giant Apple has lost a lawsuit against a Chinese state regulator over patent rights to voice recognition software such as the iPhone's "Siri", a Beijing court said.

Chinese court rules against Apple in patent case
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Vials of smallpox discovered in US govt storage room

Federal investigators are probing how vials of smallpox made their way into a storage room at a Food and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said.

Vials of smallpox discovered in US govt storage room
'Transformers 4' dominates N. America box office
'Transformers 4' dominates N. America box office

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" extended its North American box office dominance into a second straight week, industry figures showed Monday, earning $37.1 million over the Independence Day weekend.

'Transformers 4' dominates N. America box office
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New York is 23rd US state to allow medical marijuana

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a bill making New York the 23rd US state to legalize marijuana for medical use, in a growing momentum.

New York is 23rd US state to allow medical marijuana
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Nine dead in weekend surge of shootings in Chicago

At least nine people were murdered in Chicago over the Independence Day weekend in an explosion of gun violence branded "simply unacceptable" by its mayor.

Nine dead in weekend surge of shootings in Chicago
GM to invest $740 mn in new Argentina factory
GM to invest $740 mn in new Argentina factory

General Motors will invest $740 million in Argentina through 2016 on its first South American factory turning out aluminum motors, Buenos Aires announced.

GM to invest $740 mn in new Argentina factory
Obama, Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks
Obama, Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks

France and the United States on Monday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pressure pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine to agree a dialogue on reaching a ceasefire with Kiev.

Obama, Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks