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International
Apple Inc. laid out a new subscription service and broad rules cementing its power as gatekeeper for most of the digital content sold through the iPhone and iPad, setting up a battle with media companies that may be thrown off the devices if they won’t share revenue or cede control of customer data. - Wednesday 16 February 2011


International

The Coca Cola recipe was one of the most guarded trade secrets in the world until now. The ingredients have been leaked a while ago but the news has resurfaced. According to the radio program, This American Life, a photo of the coveted recipe was published in the Atlanta Constitution-Journal in 1979.

The recipe consists of two parts: caffeine, sugar, caramel and vanilla, but also "fluid extract of coca."

- Wednesday 16 February 2011


Egypt - United States

A senior CBS correspondent is recovering in hospital in the US after she was beaten and sexually assaulted by a mob while covering the Egyptian protests, the US network says.

It says the attack occurred on Friday in Cairo’s packed Tahrir Square after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down.

- Wednesday 16 February 2011


Panafrica - United States
Days after Facebook and Twitter added fuel to a revolt in Egypt, the Obama administration on Tuesday announced a new policy on Internet freedom, intended to help people get around barriers in cyberspace while making it harder for autocratic governments to use the same technology to repress dissent. - Wednesday 16 February 2011


International

These last few weeks of movie news have been big ones for comic book fans. The highly anticipated "X-Men: First Class" trailer debuted on Thursday and, kicking things off this week, a new image and the official title for the Spider-Man reboot have been revealed.

Columbia Pictures announced on Monday (February 14) that the flick would be titled "The Amazing Spider-Man" and simultaneously released a photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, the first official shot of Garfield in the full-on suit.

- Wednesday 16 February 2011


Egypt - United States

The post-Mubarak Egyptian government has asked the United States to freeze the financial assets of some officials from that country, according to a senior Obama Administration official.

The official, who was not authorized to comment on the record, spoke to CNN Monday on the condition of anonymity.

- Tuesday 15 February 2011


Aretha Franklin has finally abandoned her champagne wishes and Hollywood dreams of having Halle Berry portray her in the upcoming biopic on her life. The Queen of Soul tells why in this interview with CNN’s AJ Hammer. Franklin namedrops the more realistic choices of Fantasia and Jennifer Hudson in the mix and talks details of the Grammy’s “Valentine” tribute to her. - Tuesday 15 February 2011


International
Without knowing much about it at all, Prometheus is already one of the most exciting films on the horizon in 2012. What was once considered an Alien prequel, Prometheus was ultimately announced as a new original idea from director Ridley Scott and screenwriter Damon Lindelof – until leading man Michael Fassbender cleared the air and informed us that Prometheus absolutely has direct ties to the Alien franchise. - Tuesday 15 February 2011


Egypt - Tunisia
With Facebook playing a starring role in the revolts that toppled governments in Tunisia and Egypt, you might think the company’s top executives would use this historic moment to highlight its role as the platform for democratic change. Instead, they really do not want to talk about it. - Tuesday 15 February 2011


International
Apple Inc. is working on the first of a new line of less-expensive iPhones and an overhaul of software services for the devices, people familiar with the matter said, moving to accelerate sales of its smartphones amid growing competition. - Tuesday 15 February 2011

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