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Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey

Sep 22, 2014

Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town on Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighbouring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much higher. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria

Sep 21, 2014

U.S. says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The United States has indications other countries are willing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, its U.N. ambassador said on Sunday, predicting "we will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international military, political and financial coalition to defeat the radical Sunni Muslim group that has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East. #Yahoo! #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #cnt
Ghani named Afghan Presidentelect after deal to end election dispute

Sep 21, 2014

Ghani named Afghan Presidentelect after deal to end election dispute

KABUL (Reuters) Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's presidentelect on Sunday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the nation as most foreign troops prepare to leave. The announcement withheld the final election numbers, apparently as part of the political deal between Ghani and rival Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister who claimed the process was rigged against him. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
World leaders to gather at U.N. in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises

Sep 21, 2014

World leaders to gather at U.N. in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. There is little hope the 193nation U.N. General Assembly will achieve much in the annual fiveday marathon of speeches #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Turkish president says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by IS

Sep 21, 2014

Turkish president says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by IS

ISTANBUL (Reuters) President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday no ransom was paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State in Iraq and that it was the result of diplomatic and political negotiation. Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in captivity, in what Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation. "A material negotiation is totally out of the question ... #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt

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Facebook vs govt: Why we should let judges take on free speech

Feb 16, 2012

Facebook vs govt: Why we should let judges take on free speech

We should be nervous about potential censorship in advance, however unfeasible technologically, of all content going on these sites. But we should also let the process play out in full. #social media #India #China #YouTube Inc #Facebook Inc #ToWhatEffect #Google Inc. #Censorship #YAHOO! INC.

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Facebook vs govt: Why we should let judges take on free speech

Sep 21, 2014

An Early Investor Offers Some Lessons From Aibaba’s Evolution

A co-founder of GGV Capital, one of Alibaba’s earliest investors, reflects on the lessons other companies can take from how the e-commerce giant grew in China and how Yahoo’s investment in the company can still be a model for Western companies lookin... #China #Yahoo!
Facebook vs govt: Why we should let judges take on free speech

Sep 21, 2014

An Early Investor Offers Some Lessons From Aibaba’s Evolution

A co-founder of GGV Capital, one of Alibaba’s earliest investors, reflects on the lessons other companies can take from how the e-commerce giant grew in China and how Yahoo’s investment in the company can still be a model for Western companies lookin... #China #Yahoo!
Facebook vs govt: Why we should let judges take on free speech

Sep 19, 2014

Yahoo's Early Alibaba Investment Now Worth a Fortune

The $1 billion that Yahoo invested in Alibaba is now worth around $9 billion... #China #Yahoo!