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French inquiry opened over police assault of protester

French inquiry opened over police assault of protester

French prosecutors said Sunday they had opened an inquiry after a riot police officer was caught on camera punching a protester at a demonstration in Paris, footage that went viral online.The move comes a month after two French policemen received suspended sen

Online campaign to save malnourished lions at Sudan park

Online campaign to save malnourished lions at Sudan park

Online calls grew Sunday to help save five "malnourished and sick" African lions held at a park in Sudan's capital, with some demanding the creatures be shifted to a better habitat.The five lions are held in cages at Khartoum's Al-Qureshi Park in an upscal

Turkey lifts ban on Wikipedia

Turkey lifts ban on Wikipedia

A Turkish court on Wednesday lifted a ban on Wikipedia after almost three years. Turkey was the only country in the world apart from China to entirely block access to the online encyclopedia.But its constitutional court ruled last month that the ban, in place

Pinterest pops past Snapchat in US

Pinterest pops past Snapchat in US

Shares in Pinterest popped on Tuesday after a market tracker reported that the online bulletin board surpassed Snapchat to become the third most used social media platform in the US.Pinterest's user base grew slightly more than nine percent to 82.4 million US

Amazon reinstates FedEx for some Prime deliveries

Amazon reinstates FedEx for some Prime deliveries

Amazon said Tuesday it was bringing back FedEx for deliveries of some of its Prime orders sold through third parties after banning the freight service during the holiday period.The online retail giant said FedEx, which had been suspended amid concerns over its