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to boycott the game if Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson makes front cover

    FIFA 16 fans are angrily threatening to boycott the 2016 version if Jordan Henderson wins the vote to appear on the front cover. Over the years the FIFA cover has become synonymous with the world’s best footballers, with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and even Ronaldinho appearing on the UK version of the release. ... Read More »

Nokia is going to buy Alcatel

The U.S. Department of Justice has given a green light to Nokia’s deal to buy French rival Alcatel-Lucent, the two companies said on Wednesday. “Early termination of the U.S. antitrust waiting period takes us one important step closer to the closing of the pending transaction,” they added in a statement. The transaction announced in April remains subject to approval by ... Read More »

77 killed in Iraq attacks

  Baghdad: Iraqi security forces and allied militias on Wednesday clashed with Islamic State (IS) militants across Iraq, as the extremist militants gained ground in Salahudin province, security sources said. In Iraq`s northern central province of Salahudin, IS militants took control of Tal Abu Jrad area east of the battleground town of Baiji, some 200 km north of Iraq`s capital ... Read More »

Swiss prosecutor says seized 9 terabytes of FIFA evidence

Berne: Switzerland`s attorney general said on Wednesday his office had seized around nine terabytes of data as part of a sweeping investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption at world soccer`s governing body FIFA. Michael Lauber told journalists he would not rule out interviewing FIFA President Sepp Blatter and General Secretary Jerome Valcke, though no individuals were being targeted at ... Read More »

Kashmir killings raise fears of new bloodletting

    After years of sharply reduced political violence in Indian-controlled Kashmir, the gunning down of four men with links to militants has fanned fears of a new wave of bloodletting. No group has claimed responsibility for the killings, but the police blame a breakaway faction of Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest group in the region, which has been fighting for ... Read More »

Google teams up with orchestras to target classical music

    Google teamed up with five leading orchestras Monday in a bid to draw more classical music lovers to digital music as the streaming sector booms. Dubbed Classical Live, the initiative will offer exclusive recordings through the Internet giant`s Google Play service from orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra. Also involved are the Boston Symphony ... Read More »

Social media users in India reach 143 million in April

New Delhi: Social media users in the country reached 143 million by April with rapid uptake seen in rural India where user base grew by 100 per cent in last one year to 25 million. The revelations come in a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and IMRB International. “There are 143 million social media users in India ... Read More »

Black holes not arbiters of doom: Researcher

    New York: Black holes are not ruthless killers as some studies have made them out, says an Indian-origin professor from Ohio State University. According to Samir Mathur, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur), the recently proposed idea that black holes have “firewalls” that destroy all they touch has a loophole. In a paper posted online to ... Read More »

Europe draws up Greek capital control plans as default is ‘all but a certainty’

21.20 Greece accuses Europe of plotting regime change as creditors draw up ultimatum That’s almost it from out live coverage tonight. A reminder of events as they played out: we started the morning with both the EU and Athens insisting they were waiting on the other side to break the deadlock over bail-out talks with pensions emerging as the sticky ... Read More »

Holiday tech: 5 travel gadgets you should not leave home without, from cameras to e-books

Holiday reading … Amazon’s latest Kindle, the Voyage, boost the screen resolution and adds a new way to turn pages.Source: Supplied GETTING away on holiday does not necessarily mean leaving technology behind. Holiday-makers should be careful about the technology they do choose, however. Some can deliver entire libraries in a tiny form, capture faraway photos straight out of your pocket, ... Read More »