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The stock market took a few bites out of Apple this year; share prices dropped to a low of $385 in April, and performance has been rocky since. So last night's WWDC keynote came with added expectation. Did it deliver?

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Microsoft confirms Xbox One will have 24-hour offline gaming limit

Selling used games will be decided by publishers and only allowed through 'participating retailers'

Fire in poultry slaughterhouse kills 119 in China's deadliest blaze for more than a decade

The fire is likely to once again highlight the lax safety standards at many Chinese workplaces

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Rajan's Wrong 'un: The fight against corruption in the IPL is a battle for the very soul of India

The structure of the IPL is a denial of the rights of equal citizenship

Chinese activists launch 'call me, not school children' campaign against paedophiles

Activists in China have launched a “call me, not school children” campaign, as part of an online battle against paedophiles.

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Xbox One: Gamers voice anger about proposed 'fee' for secondhand games

Microsoft has said it will control the re-sale of games for the Xbox One, drawing angry reactions from the online community.

The statement from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer begins with a promise “not to screw it up”, whilst assuring users that David Karp will remain CEO and that Yahoo! will “operate Tumblr independently”.

'We won't screw it up': Yahoo buys New York-based social network Tumblr for $1.1bn as chief executive Marissa Mayer rules out radical changes following negative reaction

Deal for £723m in cash justified by Tumblr’s impressive numbers as one of the world’s fastest growing social-media networks

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Meet David Karp, the 26-year-old high school dropout worth $275m after selling Tumblr to Yahoo

Behind the news of Tumblr’s sale for $1.1billion (£723 million) to Yahoo there lies the story of David Karp, its 26-year-old founder, who has now become one of the world’s richest technology entrepreneurs.

China urges North Korea to release fishing boat crew

China is urging North Korea to release a Chinese fishing boat whose owner says it was seized by gun-toting North Koreans earlier this month and held for ransom, in the latest irritant in relations between the neighboring allies.

Solange has confirmed she will put out a full-length LP later this year

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As manufacturers of, among other things, shaving paraphernalia, you can understand why the people at Dutch electronics firm Philips are keen for all men to have smooth faces.

Civilians and security forces gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in the southern Shiite city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq

Voices in Danger: In Iraq, intimidation threatens the media's ability to report

In a country still recovering from war, reporting is as dangerous as ever

Why are we sharing the Charles Ramsey meme?

You've probably seen the Charles Ramsey video by now (if not, hey, it's right above). In the 3 minute clip, the neighbour of Ariel Castro, the man today charged with kidnapping and raping three women, describes how he heard one of the victims shout from next door and went over to help. It's become a viral hit - with almost ten million views on combined YouTube sources - but what's the root of its success?

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