UN and Syria say chemical arms talks were ‘productive’ – Reuters


The Nation
UN and Syria say chemical arms talks were ‘productive’
Reuters
BEIRUT | Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:51am EDT. BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United Nations and Syria said on Saturday that negotiations between Damascus and the U.N. chemical weapons investigator were "productive", but did not say if his team would be allowed to 
Syrian forces ‘make gains’ in assault on HomsFox News
Syria says agreement reached on UN chemical probeHouston Chronicle
UN Says Agreement Reached With Syria On Inquiry Into Chemical Weapon UseInternational Business Times
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Texas oilman, fracking pioneer Mitchell dies at 94 – USA TODAY


Bloomberg
Texas oilman, fracking pioneer Mitchell dies at 94
USA TODAY
SHARE 91 CONNECT 15 TWEET 4 COMMENTEMAILMORE. HOUSTON (AP) — Billionaire Texas oilman, developer and philanthropist George P. Mitchell, considered the father of fracking, died Friday at his home in Galveston, his family said. He was 94.
Updated: Woodlands founder George Mitchell, 94, diesCommunity Impact Newspaper
Aggie, billionaire, philanthropist, benefactor George Mitchell dies at 94The Eagle
Fracking pioneer dead at 94NewsOK.com
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Tragedy in Hialeah: 7 dead in hostage standoff – MiamiHerald.com


The Guardian
Tragedy in Hialeah: 7 dead in hostage standoff
MiamiHerald.com
A hostage standoff and shootout left seven people dead Saturday at a Hialeah apartment building as investigators worked to piece together what happened. The violence started about 6:30 p.m. Friday, when building managers Italo and Samira Pisciotti went 
Florida apartment complex shooting leaves 7 dead, including gunmanCBS News
Florida hostage standoff leaves 7 deadChicago Tribune
Seven killed in Florida hostage siegeBBC News
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Clashes in Egypt Kill at Least 38 – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal
Clashes in Egypt Kill at Least 38
Wall Street Journal
At least 38 people were killed and 500 injured in fighting between Egyptian police and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Article; Video; Slideshow; Comments. more in Middle East | Find New $LINKTEXTFIND$ ». smaller; Larger. By; MATT 
Dozens killed as Egyptian military fires on demonstrators at Morsi rally, group saysWashington Post
Egyptian security forces shoot dead dozens of pro-Mursi supportersReuters
Egypt crisis: ‘Scores killed’ at Cairo protestBBC News
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Brotherhood accuses Egyptian security forces of shooting dead dozens – Reuters India


Ahram Online
Brotherhood accuses Egyptian security forces of shooting dead dozens
Reuters India
By Tom Perry and Noah Browning. CAIRO | Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:05pm IST. CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces shot dead dozens of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, witnesses said, days after the army chief called for 
Egyptians Rally in Huge Numbers as Violence EscalatesVoice of America
At least 38 Morsi supporters killed in EgyptHouston Chronicle
Egypt unrest: ‘Pools of blood’ on Cairo streetsBBC News
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Prince George’s name the icing on the memento cake – Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald
Prince George’s name the icing on the memento cake
Sydney Morning Herald
Within minutes of the announcement of Prince George Alexander Louis’ name on Wednesday evening, memorabilia makers across Britain were hard at work on a lucrative new range of products. They soldiered on through the night on new designs, from a 
Royal baby: Cybersquatters descend on Prince George domainsBBC News
Hotels celebrate new member of British Royal FamilyUSA TODAY
Not so princely? US researcher says ‘George’ scores low on naming scaleCTV News
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Cleveland Kidnapping Update: Victim could face Ariel Castro in court, source … – CBS News


New York Daily News
Cleveland Kidnapping Update: Victim could face Ariel Castro in court, source
CBS News
(CBS/AP) CLEVELAND – One of the three Cleveland kidnapping victims is set to testify against the man charged with holding them captive for up to ten years in his home, a source tells CBS News. It would be their first meeting between victim and captor since 
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Source: Ariel Castro close to plea dealCNN International
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Sony Xperia Z Ultra with Android 4.2, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor may hit Indian market on July 31

Sony which is trying to regain its smartphone market share and compete
with highly popular Samsung galaxy series phones is coming out with
high-end Sony Xperia Z Ultra with 6.4 inch display in India soon….

NAND flash demand might be weaker than expected in 3Q13

Due to disappointing sales of high-end smartphones, demand for NAND
flash will likely be weaker than expected in the third quarter of 2013,
according to industry sources. NAND prices have fallen about 5% in
July, and are likely to continue their decline in August and September,
the sources said….

Growth accelerates in worldwide mobile phone and smartphone markets in 2Q13, says IDC

The worldwide mobile phone market grew 6% on year in the second quarter
of 2013. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), vendors
shipped a total of 432.1 million mobile phones in the second quarter
compared to 407.7 million units in the second quarter of 2012. The
total was also slightly higher than the 428.8 million units shipped in
the first quarter of 2013….

Broadcom launches HD DOCSIS 2.0 set-top box solution for operators in emerging markets

Broadcom Corporation a global innovation leader in semiconductor
solutions for wired and wireless communications, has launched a new
reference platform for operators in emerging markets to more
cost-effectively deploy two-way set-top box (STB) solutions with high
definition (HD) and Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification
(DOCSIS) 2.0….

Threats to fixed and mobile broadband networks are on the rise: Alcatel-Lucent

According to new data released by Alcatel-Lucent, security threats to
fixed and mobile broadband networks are on the rise as global consumer
usage continues to grow.

Figures for the second quarter of 2013 by Alcatel-Lucent’sKindsight

Surging popularity of smartphones and tablets hurting PC sales across the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey

The MEA region’s PC market experienced another quarter of steep decline
in Q2 2013 as the proliferation of mobile technology continues
unabated. According to preliminary results released last week by
International Data Corporation (IDC), shipments of PCs into the Middle
East, Africa, and Turkey slowed 18.3% year on year during the second
quarter of 2013 to total 4.4 million units….

Facebook for Every Phone app reaches 100 million

There are now more than 100 million people using Facebook For Every
Phone app each month thanks to its growing polarity in emerging markets
such as India, Indonesia and the Philippines. “Today, millions of
people in developing markets like India, Indonesia and the Philippines
are relying on this technology to connect with Facebook, without having
to purchase a smartphone”, Fecbook said….