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New iPhone Hits Stores Across the Globe

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Eager iPhone 5 buyers from Singapore to New York lined up Friday outside Apple retail stores to purchase the U.S. technology giant’s latest smartphone. In downtown Sydney, some fans waited outdoors for three days to get the mobile device. In Hong Kong, Apple staff chanted “iPhone 5! iPhone 5!” and high-fived customers as they were […]

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Apple Fans in Asia Get Hands on New iPhone

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Apple fans in Asia became the first to get their hands on the long-awaited iPhone 5, the U.S. technology giant’s latest smartphone that goes on sale in stores across the globe Friday. Eager customers formed long lines outside stores in Australia and Japan to become the first in the world to purchase the new phone. […]

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France Considering Release of Oil Reserves

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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France says it is ready to release some of its strategic oil reserves, possibly in a joint effort with the United States and Britain to curb the increase in crude oil prices and cut the cost of gasoline that motorists pay. French Energy Minister Eric Besson said Wednesday that the U.S. had asked it to […]

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Pakistan Releases Accused Terrorist, Citing Lack of Evidence

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An Islamist militant accused of multiple killings was released from jail in Pakistan Thursday after a judge granted him bail, saying there was not enough evidence to keep him in custody. A crowd of supporters greeted Malik Ishaq, a leader of the outlawed Sunni Muslim group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, when he left the prison Thursday after serving […]

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