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Laptop ban sparks ire among Mideast travellers

Travellers across the Middle East expressed frustration at a ban on large electronic devices for flights to the United States and Britain that has sparked confusion and speculation.

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Watch: Ghost Recon Wildlands release trailer

Ubisoft's big March action game, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, continues the tradition of heavily armed, team-based action established by its forebears.

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Worldwide cyber-crime network hit in coordinated raids

One of the world's biggest networks of hijacked computers, which is suspected of being used to attack online banking customers, has been taken down following police swoops in 10 countries.

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Callers for dollars – Inside India's scam call centres

In late September, a woman in National City, California, received a voice message on her phone saying she was in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) over "tax evasion or tax fraud".

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Europol closes 4,500 websites peddling fake brands

In a massive crackdown, police and law enforcement agencies across Europe have seized more than 4,500 website domains trading in counterfeit goods, often via social networks, officials said.

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Thai military court accepts case against 'Facebook Eight'

A Thai military court accepted a case on Aug 23 against eight people charged with ridiculing junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha on Facebook, extending a crackdown against dissent after Thais voted earlier this month to accept a military-backed charter.

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Barcelona steps up crackdown on Airbnb, threatens further fines

Authorities in Barcelona have stepped up a crackdown on homes illegally rented out to tourists via homesharing websites such as Airbnb, ordering hundreds to be removed from listings and hitting firms with a fine, while threatening more in the future.

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Russia says raids shut down IS-linked Internet group

The Russian security agency said it found weapons and explosives after raiding a string of locations in central Russia to shut down an online group spreading propaganda for Islamic State jihadists.

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Female photographer gives voice to Nigeria's Boko Haram victims – with Instagram

Armed with nothing more than a camera and a notepad, 30-year-old Fati Abubakar wanders around Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, Boko Haram's former stronghold, snapping portraits of people whose lives have been affected by the Islamist militants.

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Syrians harness Pokémon frenzy to depict their plight

A sad-eyed Pikachu Pokémon Go character sits amidst the rubble on a Syrian street, while a Charizard dragon from the smash hit game is perched alongside gun-toting jihadists.