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Viber messaging app bought by Japan’s Rakuten

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Messaging app Viber has been bought by Rakuten, the owner of online retailer Play.com. The Japanese company will pay $900m (£540m) for the mobile application, which offers free calls and text Continue reading Viber messaging app bought by Japan’s Rakuten

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US and UN express horror at Syria torture report

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The US and UN have reacted with “horror” to allegations in a new report that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising. The US said the reports underscored the need to remove the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. A Syrian spokesman said the report had no credibility as it was commissioned by Qatar, which funds rebel groups. The report comes a day before peace talks are due to begin in Continue reading US and UN express horror at Syria torture report