News Headlines - 24 October 2013

Samsung's profit surges on chip rebound, sale of cheaper phones - CNET News

South Korean electronics giant posts record $9.6 billion quarterly net income on rebound in chip business and sales of cheaper handsets as smartphones sales waned.

Twitter sets share price at $17 to $20 in $11bn IPO valuation | theguardian.com

Twitter set out fresh details of its share sale on Thursday, valuing itself at $11bn. In a regulatory filing, Twitter set a range of $17 to $20 for the shares it will sell in the initial public offering (IPO). The sale is expected to raise up to $1.6bn and looks set for 6 November.

Lawmaker Says Iran Has Halted Enrichment - NYTimes.com

An influential Iranian lawmaker says his country has halted the production of enriched uranium up to 20 percent, a level that experts say is only a few technical steps from what is needed to produce a nuclear weapon.

German and British art to feature in new WW1 exhibition - Telegraph

The National Portrait Gallery announces plans for a major exhibition to mark the centenary of the First World War

BBC News - The Japanese men who prefer virtual girlfriends to sex

Unless something happens to boost Japan's birth rate, its population will shrink by a third between now and 2060. One reason for the lack of babies is the emergence of a new breed of Japanese men, the otaku, who love manga, anime and computers - and sometimes show little interest in sex.








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