Thursday 31 July 2014

Facebook shares hit record high

Shares of Facebook hit a record high on Thursday after a surge in mobile advertising revenue helped the world's No. 1 social network trounce analysts' expectations for quarterly profit and revenue. The company's shares rose 7.6 percent to a high of $76.74 in early tra


Norway on alert over imminent attack threat

Militant Islamists with fighting experience in Syria may be planning an attack in Norway in the coming days, police said on Thursday, as they deployed armed units at borders, airports and railway stations. A small group of Norway-based militants who have gained combat experience


Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people missing

Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers and six crew on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said.   APS said authorities lost


BREAKING NEWS: Air Algerie flight missing

Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday.  


BREAKING NEWS: Air Algerie plane goes missing

A missing Air Algerie plane that lost contact en route from Burkina Faso is an Airbus A320 carrying 110 passengers to Algiers, an Algerian official said on Thursday.   The Spanish private airline company Swiftair said its ai


Gold falls below $1,300 as equities gain

Gold broke below the key psychological level of $1,300 an ounce on Thursday as safe-haven demand for the metal eased due to rising Asian equities and strong Chinese manufacturing data. Physical demand in the region, however, increased slightly on the lower prices, with premiums i


Ukraine rebels had BUK missile, admits leader

A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia. In an interview with Reuters, Alexander Khodakovsky,


Attack on bus in Iraq kills 60

A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad killed 51 prisoners and nine policemen on Thursday, Ministry of Justice and medical sources said. The bus was transporting prisoners from a military base in the town of Taji to Baghdad when it was hit by roadside bombs, the sour


Malaysian jet's voice recorder 'in good condition'

The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine is in good condition, the U.N. civil aviation body said on Wednesday, adding that it was holding talks with airlines and states on how to assess the danger posed by conflicts. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17


China probes 581 firms as food scare spreads

China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as Japan. Shanghai police detained five people on

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