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From running errands to fighting disease, these Malaysian startups are driving change.


Facebook accused of censoring posts on Indian Kashmir

Academics and activists accused Facebook Friday of censoring posts about Indian-administered Kashmir as a curfew in the region extended into its 14th day following unrest that has left 48 protesters dead.


Royal Brexit gag, Google blunder lead April Fools' pranks

An unlikely royal intervention into Britain's European referendum debate was among the April Fools' stories foxing the world's newspaper readers on April 1 – but for US internet giant Google, the joke was on them.


Underworld Wide Web: Moscow to launch WiFi in cemeteries

Residents in Moscow already enjoy free wireless Internet in cafes and on the metro system but now authorities in the city have also decided to bring WiFi to a more unusual setting – some of its most storied cemeteries.


Robot Chicken tapped to write 'Raving Rabbids' adaptation

Three of the writers behind stop-motion comedy series Robot Chicken have signed on for a feature film adaptation of the manic Raving Rabbids videogame franchise, the latest in a growing line of movie adaptations from Ubisoft Motion Pictures.


Russia probes ‘selfie with dead’ online community

Russia is investigating an online community that urges members to post selfies with dead people and even offers cash prizes for the best shot, police told AFP.


Nintendo CEO who broadened videogame appeal dies of cancer

Nintendo Co Ltd chief executive Satoru Iwata died of cancer on July 11, months after he led the Japanese videogame maker's belated entry into mobile gaming following years of declining sales. He was 55.


Supreme Court upholds free speech on the Internet

The Supreme Court struck down a law that gave authorities powers to jail people for offensive online posts, a verdict hailed as a victory for free speech in the world's largest growth market for the Internet.


Teen arrested for threatening cops on Twitter

A Texas teenager on suspicion of posting a photo on social media showing an air rifle that was accompanied by text that police saw as a threat of violence against Fort Worth officers, police said.


Pomp and decorum: US colleges say no to graduation 'selfies'

Ellen DeGeneres snapped "selfies" at the Oscars and President Barack Obama posed for one at Nelson Mandela's funeral, but some US colleges have asked students to keep their cellphones tucked away during graduation season this month when they walk on stage for their diplomas.