2013.08.03

News Headlines - 03 August 2013

Interpol issues global alert over al-Qaida-linked prison breakouts | theguardian.com

Interpol has issued a global security alert following a series of al-Qaida-linked prison breakouts in which hundreds of terrorists escaped. The warning came a day after the US state department issued a worldwide travel warning to American citizens and closed 21 of its embassies over intelligence suggesting that the terrorist network was planning attacks during August. Britain is closing its embassy in Yemen for two days due to increased security concerns.

UK and US concern over Mugabe's Zimbabwe election win | The Observer

The United States and Britain have expressed their concerns after Robert Mugabe was declared the winner of Zimbabwe's presidential election on Saturday with 2,110,434 votes, giving him 61% of the total and Morgan Tsvangirai 34%. The margin was enough to avoid a repeat of the runoff of 2008.

President-elect Hassan Rouhani may be Iran's hope for moderation - latimes.com

The legal scholar and theologian has deftly appealed to more reform-minded Iranians. But it isn't clear whether his leadership style will result in policy changes.

BBC News - Twitter's Tony Wang issues apology to abuse victims

The boss of Twitter UK has said sorry to women who have experienced abuse on the social networking site.

Obama Vetoes Ban on Sale of Some Apple iPhones, iPads - WSJ.com

The Obama administration on Saturday vetoed a U.S. trade body's ban on the import and sale of some Apple Inc. iPhones and iPads, a rare move that upends a legal victory for smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage" as well as potential harm to consumers and competitive conditions in the U.S. economy. He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts.


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