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Afghanistan rejects Facebook ban as election tensions rise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 22:26

The Afghan government today rejected a proposal to ban Facebook during an ongoing deadlock over the presidential election, despite fears that social media postings have fanned ethnic hatred.

Finance and Commerce Ministries to soon join Twitter

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 11:13

The microblogging site is engaging with the government to help various ministries use the platform to connect with the masses.

Orkut departure adds another project to Google’s kitty of exits

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:06

Within a month of people bidding goodbye to the iconic Ambassador car, the time has come for good old Orkut to depart forever. The original social networking site that once had a huge collection of scraps and photographs is being phased out by Google due to lack of takers.

Twitter may drive couples to break up, divorce: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:17

Spending too much time on Twitter may damage your romantic relationship, even leading to negative outcomes such as physical cheating, breakup or divorce, a new study suggests.

Twitter may drive couples to break up, divorce: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:02

The research was published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking.

Al Qaeda splinter group declares Islamic `Caliphate`

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 05:32

An offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "Caliphate" and called on jihadi factions worldwide to pledge allegiance to it, the SITE monitoring service said on Sunday.

Greenpeace activists pull-off EU summit stunt

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 16:52

Greenpeace activists on Friday successfully climbed and attached themselves to a high-rise construction site just metres (yards) way from where dozens of world leaders were assembled for an EU summit.

4000-year-old burial site with chariots found in Georgia

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 20:45

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient burial site dating back 4,000 years containing chariots, gold artefacts and possible human sacrifices in Georgia.

Pope has most clout on Twitter: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 23:55

Pope Francis has by far the most clout of any world leader on Twitter because he is so widely retweeted, a study of political use of the social network showed on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka to dig up eastern mass grave site

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 17:25

Sri Lankan authorities will dig up the site of a suspected mass grave in eastern province over claims that it contains the bodies of over 100 Muslims allegedly killed by Tamil rebels 24 years ago.

MH370 search to revert to previously suspected crash site

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 14:06

The drawn-out search for missing Malaysian plane will revert to an area in the Indian Ocean hundreds of kilometeres south of the previously suspected crash site following new analysis of the plane`s flight path.

Twitter splits former COO's duties between two execs

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 13:45

Twitter Inc split the roles of recently departed chief operating officer, Ali Rowghani, at a time when the microblogging site is seeking to revive slowing user growth.