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13 Dec 2013 : BEIJING - Apple Inc has removed an anti-censorship application from its Chinese app store on orders from Beijing, the software's developers claim.
13 Dec 2013 : Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Friday proposed an amnesty for protesters detained during pro-EU rallies, a key demand for the opposition, his office said.
13 Dec 2013 : Apple sent inspectors to one of its contractor factories in China after the death of an underage worker, it said Friday, vowing to ensure "high standards" were kept to.
13 Dec 2013 : Retired Italian rider Roberto Gaggioli told Friday's edition of the Corriere della Sera that Lance Armstrong paid him $100,000 in 1993 in order to win the Million Dollar Race in the United States.
13 Dec 2013 : The "People's Council" proposed by anti-government protest leaders is nothing but a move to seek political gain and a shortcut to obtain power, says Pheu Thai Party spokesman Prompong Nopparit.
13 Dec 2013 : US casino operator Las Vegas Sands said Friday it has dropped plans to invest over $30 billion in a mega-resort scheme that promised 260,000 direct and indirect jobs for crisis-hit Spain.
13 Dec 2013 : A gold and jade statue of Mao Zedong worth more than $16 million was unveiled Friday, in the latest example of Communist China's indecision over how to commemorate its founding father's 120th anniversary.
13 Dec 2013 : London - James Bond's "shaken not stirred" martini habit likely made him an impotent alcoholic, according to a study published Friday in the British Medical Journal.
13 Dec 2013 : The South African government formally apologised Friday for any offence caused by the sign language interpreter it hired for Nelson Mandela's memorial, later exposed as a fake.
13 Dec 2013 : Reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome has revealed that he has recovered from a parasitic illness that had plagued him for over four years.
13 Dec 2013 : Japan will pledge $20 billion in aid to Southeast Asian countries at a 11-nation summit this weekend as it looks to shore-up ties in a region increasingly dominated by China, reports said Friday.
13 Dec 2013 : The number of people dead after one of the world's strongest typhoons struck the Philippines has risen above 6,000, the government said Friday, with nearly 2,000 others still missing.