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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A massive power outage affected more than 76 million people in 80 out of 81 Turkish provinces for as long as nine hours on March 31, and its cause is still a matter of debate. Here is an explanation of the crisis in four questions, including suggested causes.
The ancient city of Ephesus played host to a rare celestial event on the night of Aug. 12 and 13
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Ötekilerin Postası's site has been closed twice in the last month by Facebook management
OSLO - Agence France-Presse
Norway’s intelligence agency has blocked U.S. company Apple from flying over Oslo to take 3D aerial photos for its map application, citing national security, officials said on Aug. 13.
TOKYO - The Associated Press
The first talking humanoid robot "astronaut" has taken off in a rocket. Kirobo was among five tons of supplies and machinery on a rocket launched Sunday for the International Space Station
RIO DE JANEIRO - Agence France-Presse
Brazil has filed a lawsuit against Samsung alleging poor working conditions at a factory in the Amazon
Government requests for Twitter users’ data on the rise
Twitter is under increasing pressure from governments around the world to release users’ private information, with requests rising 40 percent in the first six months of the year
SINGAPORE - Agence France-Presse
A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone app alerting Muslims when to pray even when they’re 35,000 feet in the air
Microblogging Twitter has begun closing down fake and passive accounts due to increasing complaints from active users
NEW YORK - Agence France-Presse
Facebook has agreed to acquire Mobile Technologies, a firm specializing in voice translation software, the two companies said Monday, without providing financial details of the transaction.
BERLIN - Associated Press
The rise of social media has offered new opportunities to track heirs and close the books on one of the darkest chapters of German history.
NEWARK, New Jersey- Reuters
A Russian man accused of being part of the largest cybercrime ring ever prosecuted in the United States pleaded not guilty
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia - Agence France-Presse
The US space agency has released a rare photo of the Earth and moon taken from the vantage point of the outer solar system, with Saturn's rings in the shot
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