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24 June 2010 6:47 PM | Tagged: barack obama
A young Frenchman accused of hacking into US President Barack Obama's Twitter account insisted at his trial on Thursday that he had done so for the common good.Francois Cousteix, 23, who surfed the web at his home in the central region of Auvergne under the moniker Hacker-Croll, faces a two-year jail term for illegally accessing the account on the micro-blogging service. I did it for preventive r

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24 June 2010 6:47 PM | Tagged: nicolas mahut
John Isner of the United States won the longest tennis match in history when he finally beat France's Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in an epic final set at Wimbledon on Thursday. Follow Yahoo! News on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook

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24 June 2010 6:47 PM | Tagged: castelldefels spain
Twelve people died and 14 were injured when an express train slammed into a group of young revellers crossing a railway track to get to a beach party in northeast Spain, officials said Thursday. The impact was brutal.The sound was like that of rocks being crushed but it was humans, one witness to the disaster, named as Andres, told the daily newspaper El Mundo.The accident happened as about 30 p

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24 June 2010 5:58 PM | Tagged: federal communications commission
Britain could force internet service providers such as BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk to reveal whether they restrict access to some websites at peak times while favoring others, regulator Ofcom said.ISPs and network providers can control access to data-heavy sites, such as multi-player role-playing games, video-players and download sites to manage traffic at peak times.Ofcom, however, said the ne

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24 June 2010 5:57 PM | Tagged: london heathrow airport
Loss-making British Airways has launched a recruitment drive for lower-paid cabin crew to cut costs, it announced on Thursday, just days after trade union Unite announced a fresh strike ballot.Two weeks after the last wave of damaging industrial action, BA said it would advertise for new crew to operate a separate fleet from its current employees at London Heathrow airport, which is situated west

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24 June 2010 5:57 PM | Tagged: john isner
The longest tennis match ever played resumed at Wimbledon on Thursday, with John Isner of the United States and France's Nicolas Mahut locked at 59-59 in the final set.Play was called off at 9:10pm (2010 GMT) on Wednesday after 10 hours - with the fifth set already longer than the previous longest match ever played.The two began their epic match on Tuesday, when they managed to complete the first

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24 June 2010 5:57 PM | Tagged: crown prosecution service
Serbia has offered new evidence to support its request for ex-Bosnian leader Ejup Ganic to be extradited from Britain on warcrimes allegations, a lawyer said Thursday, as Ganic restated his innocence.Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Ben Watson, acting for Serbia, told a court in London that the 200-page submission included evidence not considered in previous investigations into Ganic's role in th

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24 June 2010 5:17 PM | Tagged: chancellor angela merkel
Germany launched a media blitz on Thursday to defend its disputed austerity plans, the latest salvo in a transatlantic war of words ahead of a key G20 summit to discuss responses to the financial crisis.Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble chose English-language papers for the broadside against US fears that Germany's savings programme could throttle a stuttering globa