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Another Bush in the White House? Ex-ambassador says Jeb could be a contender

WASHINGTON - As Jeb Bush weighs a run for the White House, his prospective candidacy is being praised by a well-known Republican who helped organize his brother's successful campaigns in 2000 and 2004. David Wilkins, the former ambassador to Canada who co-chaired and then chaired George W. Bush's two campaigns in the key Republican primary state of South Carolina, says the younger sibling has the skills to go the distance.

Football: Klopp dismisses Barcelona rumours

Borussia Dortmund's charismatic coach Jurgen Klopp has poured cold water on rumours linking him to Spanish giants Barcelona with the 46-year-old insisting he is happy where he is. Klopp, whose present contract ties him to the German side until 2018, has enjoyed great success steering Dortmund to back-to-back German league titles in 2011 and 2012, plus last season's Champions League final. They are are currently a distant second in the Bundesliga.

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market. Inflexionpoint, an information technology supply company co-founded by Sculley, will start selling the smartphones next month in India under the new Obi Mobiles brand, the Singapore-based firm said in a statement emailed to AFP Saturday.

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market. Inflexionpoint, an information technology supply company co-founded by Sculley, will start selling the smartphones next month in India under the new Obi Mobiles brand, the Singapore-based firm said in a statement emailed to AFP Saturday.

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market. Inflexionpoint, an information technology supply company co-founded by Sculley, will start selling the smartphones next month in India under the new Obi Mobiles brand, the Singapore-based firm said in a statement emailed to AFP Saturday.

Ministry eyes big data to provide evacuation info during disasters

The internal affairs ministry will tap so-called big data in a collaborative effort between the private and public sectors to convey evacuation information to local governments and residents in a timely fashion when natural disasters such as flash floods and landslides are feared to occur, ministry officials said Saturday. The information will be compiled by combining existing weather data with an enormous amount of data stored on the Internet, such as tweets on the Twitter microblogging site, according to the officials.

Ministry eyes big data to provide evacuation info during disasters

The internal affairs ministry will tap so-called big data in a collaborative effort between the private and public sectors to convey evacuation information to local governments and residents in a timely fashion when natural disasters such as flash floods and landslides are feared to occur, ministry officials said Saturday. The information will be compiled by combining existing weather data with an enormous amount of data stored on the Internet, such as tweets on the Twitter microblogging site, according to the officials.

14 more Nigeria schoolgirls escape Islamists

Another 14 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast have escaped, leaving 85 missing on Saturday after an attack that has sparked global outrage, an official said. The unprecedented mass abduction of 129 teenage girls from the Chibok area of Borno state has been described as among the most shocking ever by Boko Haram, an extremist group blamed for killing thousands since 2009. "I am glad to say that 14 more students have escaped from their abductors," Borno's education commissioner Inua Kubo told journalists.

US police arrest man after LA Times shooting threat

US police arrested a man late Friday after he entered the Los Angeles Times building and threatened to start shooting, the newspaper said. It was unclear if the man was carrying a weapon or fired any shots, but building employees locked themselves in safe areas while police officers entered and detained the suspect. Witnesses told the LA Times the man said he had been depressed and did not mind killing someone. He reportedly handed one person a bag of bullets and said that he did not want to go to jail.

Scientists discover four new species of 'killer' sponges off Pacific coast

VANCOUVER - They look like fuzzy fingers, waving gently from the depths of the ocean floor but make no mistake — they're stone cold killers. Scientists have discovered four new species of carnivorous sponge off the Pacific Coast, including one deadly variety found hanging from the deep-sea ridges off southern Vancouver Island. Fortunately, these killers are about the size of a piece of spaghetti and they feed only on the tiny, shrimp-like amphipods and copepods that drift through the sea.
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