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  • ** FILE ** This Feb. 24, 2014, file photo shows Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a conference in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

    Facebook hires drone-making team to spread Internet around world

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has just paid about $20 million to hire a team of drone makers in a small community in England, with hopes of developing a system that connects the world to the Internet via a complex network of drones, satellite and lasers.

  • A yoga class gets a strenuous workout at a Lululemon Athletica store in Bethesda, Md.

    Lululemon Athletica chairman quits after firestorm over his fat-thighs comment

    Note to self: If you're a businessman who makes billions by selling workout wear to women, you might not want to blame a product fault on fat females.

  • ** FILE ** Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Associated Press/Syrian State TV via AP video)

    Pro-Assad Syrian hackers attack Financial Times website

    The pro-Syria regime group, Syrian Electronic Army, hacked into the news site and Twitter feed of the Financial Times on Friday.

  • Carts full of merchandise ordered online are rolled to the main packing area for shipping at the warehouse in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 29, 2008. "Cyber Monday," coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed a spike in online sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving when people returned to their work computers, is the next in a line of days that stores are counting on to jump-start the holiday shopping season. This year it is expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third year in a row. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

    Silicon Valley launches immigration reform campaign

    Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and social media experts from Silicon Valley are planning a "virtual march" on Washington to push lawmakers to open the doors for businesses to hire immigrants who are skilled in the engineering field.

  • A colonel in the Canadian Forces takes photos through the window of a civilian aircraft playing the role of a hijacked airliner as it is escorted by two Su-27 Russian fighter jets. (Associated Press)

    Chinese jets chase U.S. surveillance jet over Taiwan Strait

    Two Chinese warplanes intercepted an American spy plane over the tense Taiwan Strait last month in China's most aggressive challenge to U.S. surveillance flights since a 2001 collision that touched off an international crisis.

  • **FILE** Martin Broughton (Associated Press)

    British Airways boss rips U.S. on security

    The head of British Airways has ripped U.S. air travel security policy as excessive and called on the United Kingdom to reject American calls for increased screening measures.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Israel not to blame for lack of peace

    According to a recent Financial Times editorial, "Israel's choice is land or peace - more settlement building will sink talks with Palestinians." The implication is that the onus is on Israel for derailing a two-state solution in the Middle East. As the Financial Times put it, "it should be perfectly obvious that talks aimed at the creation of a Palestinian state cannot possibly prosper while Israel continues its strategic colonization of the land on which that state should be built."

  • **FILE** Retired Gen. Hamid Gul, former Chief Inter Services Intelligence, addresses students of a Dar-ul-Alumi-Islami, Islamic religious school during a graduation ceremony in Peshawar, Pakistan on Sept. 30, 2001. (Associated Press)

    Pakistani general denies terror links

    The retired Pakistani general recently named as a key link between Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan and their backers in Islamabad has been hitting out at his critics ever since a huge database of secret U.S. military field reports identifying him was posted on the Web over the weekend.

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