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Shambolic election campaign leaves Indonesia's president-elect much to prove

Aug 28, 2014

Shambolic election campaign leaves Indonesia's president-elect much to prove

JAKARTA (Reuters) - When he was nominated in March as a candidate for Indonesia's presidential election, polls showed Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had a 30-point lead over the man who would become his main challenger, former army general Prabowo Subianto. But after three months of shambolic and lacklustre campaigning, the wildly popular governor of Jakarta was staring at defeat. "If you continue like this, it's clear we will lose," prominent businessman Sofjan Wanandi told Widodo and senior members of his Indonesian Democratic-Party of Struggle (PDI-P)at a crisis meeting on June 16. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Russia sees West changing tack on Syria, urges engagement with Assad

Aug 26, 2014

Russia sees West changing tack on Syria, urges engagement with Assad

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday urged Western and Arab governments to overcome their distaste for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and engage with him to fight Islamic State insurgents. In comments likely to irritate Washington, Lavrov said the United States had made the same mistake with Islamic State as it had with al Qaeda, which emerged in the 1980s when U.S.-backed Islamist insurgents were fighting the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. "I think Western politicians are already realising the growing and fast-spreading threat of terrorism," Lavrov said, referring to Islamic State advances in Syria and Iraq #Yahoo! #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #rch #typeof-registered
E-cigs may be tempting non-smoking youths to smoke - CDC study

Aug 25, 2014

E-cigs may be tempting non-smoking youths to smoke - CDC study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Electronic cigarettes may be more tempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, and once young people have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers said on Monday #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Ferguson protest march marks two weeks since police shooting

Aug 24, 2014

Ferguson protest march marks two weeks since police shooting

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered in intense heat on Saturday to pray and mark two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while supporters of the officer said in a separate rally miles away that the shooting was justified #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #values #rch #typeof-registered #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

Aug 26, 2014

Why Fantasy Football Websites Don't Offer Pay-To-Enter Survivor Pools

Online fantasy football contests that charge entry fees and pay prizes have widely proliferated throughout the Internet, on websites such as Yahoo, CBS, ESPN, and NFL.com.  Nevertheless, another popular form of pro football gaming -- pay-to-enter NFL... #Yahoo! #ESPN #National Football League
Facebook vs govt: Why we should let judges take on free speech

Aug 25, 2014

Kansas Takes Steps To Outlaw Fantasy Football: Bad News For Yahoo!, CBS, And The NFL

Earlier this month, Yahoo, CBS, ESPN, and the NFL all launched pay-to-enter fantasy football contests that allowed Kansas residents to win prizes.  Pretty soon, each of these leading fantasy football providers may find themselves "not in Kansas anymo... #Yahoo! #ESPN #Kansas #National Football League
Facebook vs govt: Why we should let judges take on free speech

Aug 25, 2014

Fantasy Glitches are Real-World Problems for Yahoo

When Yahoo's fantasy football web site went down on a crucial night, it can have long-term implications for the search giant... #Yahoo! #ESPN #Kansas #National Football League