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China readies home-grown Windows sub for fall launch

The new operating system is expected to launch initially on desktops in October, with support for mobile devices coming later.

China plans to launch its own government-backed operating system in the next few months to lessen its dependence on imported OSes from Microsoft and Google, the government-run Xinhua news agency reported Sunday

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Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot during an encounter with police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, was recorded by a convenience store surveillance camera a few minutes before he was killed, according to police. Then, just after he died, a picture of his body was snapped by a Twitter user who claims to have seen the shooting.

Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot during an encounter with police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, was recorded by a convenience store surveillance camera a few minutes before he was killed, according to police. Then, just after he died, a picture of his body was snapped by a Twitter user who claims to have seen the shooting.

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Nigeria’s GDP

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Revised figures show that Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy

 

YEMI KALE, Nigeria’s statistician-general, is not the type of person to be in any way associated with the sort of double-your-money scams his country is known for. Yet on April 6th he found himself explaining that his estimate for Nigeria’s GDP in 2013 had been revised from 42.4 trillion naira to 80.2 trillion naira ($510 billion), an 89% increase. Sceptics might assume that the remarkable new numbers have been fiddled. In fact, it is the old ones that were dodgy. Read more