Chinese online gamers use “big pineapple” to sidestep Diablo sales ban
SHANGHAI – Chinese gamers looking to buy Activision Blizzard’s hit game “Diablo 3” ahead of its official China launch are using keywords like “America’s big pineapple” to search for the game online after the country’s leading e-commerce platform shut down sales at the request of the government.
Second big quake hits northern Italy, 15 dead
CAVEZZO, Italy, – An earthquake killed at least 15 people in northern Italy on Tuesday (29/05/2012), damaging buildings and spreading panic among thousands of residents still living in tents after a tremor in the same region destroyed their homes just over a week ago.
Powerful cyber weapon found in Middle East
BOSTON – Security experts have discovered a new data-stealing virus dubbed Flame they say has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East for as long as five years as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign.
Fidel Castro, spy master, bedeviled US, says former analyst
MIAMI – For almost three decades after Fidel Castro took power, Cuba’s budding intelligence service fielded four dozen double agents in a world-class operation under the nose of the CIA, according to a new book by a veteran CIA analyst.
European firms plan for Greek unrest and euro exit
LONDON – British electrical retailer Dixons has spent the last few weeks stockpiling security shutters to protect its nearly 100 stores across Greece in case of riot.
Decision time on site for giant radio telescope
LONDON – The location of a huge radio telescope strong enough to detect extraterrestrial life in the far reaches of the universe could be settled on Friday when the group in charge of the project meets in the Netherlands.
Iran may boost nuclear work – ‘diplomats’
VIENNA – A United Nations watchdog report is expected to show that Iran has installed more uranium enrichment centrifuges at an underground site, potentially boosting the output capacity of nuclear work major powers want it to stop, Western “diplomatic sources” say.
Iran talks with world powers hit snag over sanctions
BAGHDAD – Iran accused world powers on Wednesday (23/05/2012) of creating “a difficult atmosphere” that hindered talks on its atomic energy programme, signalling a snag in diplomacy to defuse fears of a covert Iranian bid to develop nuclear bombs.
China Warns Australia to Choose “Godfather” – China or U.S.
Last week Song Xiaojun, a former senior officer of China’s People’s Liberation Army, warned that Australia cannot juggle its relationships with the United States and China indefinitely and “Australia has to find a godfather sooner or later”.
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