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UK media websites hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

LONDON (Reuters) - The websites of several British media organizations were hacked on Thursday in a suspected coordinated attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Business

French, German economists offer plan to counter EU 'stagnation'

PARIS (Reuters) - Warning that Europe is falling into a "stagnation trap", leading French and German economists proposed a package of reforms and investment initiatives on Thursday to revive growth in the euro zone's two biggest economies.

Entertainment

Book Talk: Diane von Furstenberg on success and empowering women

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is known for turning her signature wrap dress into a fashion empire and in her memoir, “The Woman I Wanted to Be,” she describes how she did it.

Life

Europe and Central Asia failing to curb spread of HIV: WHO

LONDON (Reuters) - Despite major advances in treating and preventing HIV, Europe and Central Asia have failed to tackle the epidemic, with some 136,000 people becoming newly infected with the incurable AIDS virus last year, health officials said on Thursday.

Sports

Cricket: A sport left heartbroken by death of Hughes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The cricket world was in mourning on Thursday following the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died in a Sydney hospital, two days after being hit in the head by a ball.

Technology

Internet-connected device sector deals accelerating, report finds

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Investment in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices gathered pace this year and is set to attract more top U.S. technology and telecoms buyers of firms active in the market, a report from a merger advisory firm said on Thursday.

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