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The story of this project is taking me back to 5 years to the times when I've been just getting started to enter to Apple technologies world, to be more prescice when I was migrating to Mac OS X. As a lot of people I was feeling not too good about a lack of habitual programs and system interface elements. One of such confusion was a miss of Start button equivalent. To be honest I'm still not sure wether the way I'm launching an OS X programs is most traditional (I'm using a Spotlight). So, after few years I deciced to get rid of this disadvantage. Read more...
AMSTERDAM A U.N. body called on the Netherlands on Friday to revamp its "Black Pete" Christmas tradition, where white performers black up to entertain children, as many saw it as a "vestige of slavery".
BEIRUT An evacuation of wounded people from three areas in Syria failed to go ahead as planned on Friday but talks continued between the warring parties, sources on both sides of the negotiations said.
MAPUTO A veteran Mozambican investigative reporter, publisher of the online Diario de Noticias, was killed in a drive-by shooting as he jogged in the capital Maputo on Friday, police said.
SANAA Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition killed 10 people in air raids in central Yemen on Friday, local officials said.
ATHENS Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist Syriza will emerge as the biggest party after next month's election but without the sizeable margin it was hoping for, the first major opinion poll since he resigned last week showed.
NAIROBI An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it was not clear how many crew members had escaped.
TRIPOLI/EISENSTADT, Austria Libya on Friday recovered the bodies of 82 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe while Austria said 71 refugees including a baby girl had been found dead in the back of an abandoned freezer truck.
BANGKOK Eleven days after Thailand's deadliest bombing police have yet to review CCTV footage taken minutes after the blast which features a man dressed like the chief suspect, Reuters has found.
DIYARBAKIR Turkish police have detained two British journalists from Vice News for reporting from the predominantly Kurdish southeast without government accreditation, security sources said on Friday.
BEIJING China and the United States stressed the positives in their complex relationship on Friday during meetings between U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Chinese officials ahead of a U.S. visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping next month.
TRIPOLI/VIENNA About 200 migrants from Africa, the Middle East and Asia died when their overcrowded boat sank off the Libyan coast while Austrian authorities on Friday raised to 70 the number of refugees found dead in the back of an abandoned freezer truck.
SRINAGAR, India/LAHORE, Pakistan Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the two South Asian nations.
BEIJING Two executives of the company that runs the website of the Chinese Communist Party's top newspaper are being investigated for corruption, the state prosecutor said on Friday, the latest blemish on state media caught up in a crackdown on graft.
MOSCOW Russians' concern about rising prices has eroded President Vladimir Putin's approval ratings but these remain extremely high, the daily Vedomosti reported on Friday.
BANGKOK Thailand's main opposition party denounced a military-backed draft constitution on Friday saying it "totally disregards the sovereignty of the Thai people", a week before a junta-appointed council is due to vote on it.
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday ordered security commanders to make it easier for civilians to get into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone as well as giving better access to streets across the country closed by political and security factions.
BRUSSELS Brussels will launch a study in September of the taxi-hailing app Uber, in an effort to settle the legal disputes that have pitched the U.S. start-up against conventional taxis across Europe, three people familiar with the matter said.
LONDON/BOSTON Investors are being poorly served by a haphazard approach from fund managers to the growing threat of cyber crime damaging the companies in which they invest, with a lack of clarity from the businesses themselves compounding the problem.
TORONTO Noel Biderman, the chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company, has left the company effective immediately, Avid Life Media said on Friday.
LONDON HSBC reported a computer glitch on Friday which it said prevented some of its British business customers from making payments, leaving thousands of workers without wages ahead of a three-day weekend.
HELSINKI Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia said it had agreed to create a Chinese joint venture with Huaxin in a move that could pave the way for China's approval for Nokia's proposed takeover of Alcatel-Lucent .
BERLIN Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode - the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI Uber Technologies Inc's China arm has closed its $1 billion fundraising round early, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, with investors still hopeful for the U.S.-based ride service despite strong domestic competition.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING The chairman of China's Tsinghua Unigroup traveled to the United States this week to meet with board members of Micron Technology and try to revive a politically fraught takeover bid of the U.S. chipmaker, people familiar with the matter said.
SEOUL Naver Corp is still preparing an IPO for its messenger app service unit Line Corp [IPO-LINE.T], but earnings and market conditions must improve, Naver's CFO said on Friday.
GameStop Corp said it expected robust revenue growth in the second half, helped by a strong slate of video game releases and growth in its mobile and consumer electronics businesses.
SAN FRANCISCO Instagram has added new layout options in addition to its signature square for pictures and videos in a bid to attract more advertisers and to stop users defecting to more flexible services such as Snapchat.
GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of video games and related products, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by new releases such as "Batman: Arkham Knight" and "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt".
Autodesk Inc, the maker of computer-aided design (CAD) software, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as its licensing revenue declined because of the company's shift to a cloud-based subscription model.
Britain's largest music copyright collective PRS for Music has sued SoundCloud for copyright infringement, saying the online audio-streaming firm did not agree on a licensing deal, the Financial Times reported.
BRUSSELS Google Inc has rejected EU antitrust charges that it abused its market power, exposing the company to the risk of a hefty fine if it does not alter its business practices.
LONDON Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] brought its youth-focused mobile phone brand Honor to Europe on Thursday with the launch of the Honor 7, a handset that has chalked up sales of more than 1.5 million in China since June.
MELBOURNE, Fla. Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first Americans to land on the moon, will spearhead a new research institute in Florida aimed at paving a path toward Mars exploration and settlement, officials said on Thursday.
BERLIN Knut, the star polar bear who was hand-reared at Berlin zoo after his mother rejected him, had a type of auto-immune inflation of the brain that is found in humans, scientists said on Thursday.
BERLIN German scientists have found an unusually long trail of footprints from a 30-tonne dinosaur in an abandoned quarry in Lower Saxony, a discovery they think could be around 145 million years old.
MEXICO CITY Archeologists have discovered a massive ceremonial skull rack from the heyday of the Aztec empire in the heart of Mexico City, a find that could shed new light on how its rulers projected power by human sacrifice, the team said on Thursday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla After three botched missions to resupply the International Space Center since October, an unmanned cargo ship blasted off from southern Japan on Wednesday with food, water and gear needed to keep the research station and its crew functioning.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. Forensic archaeologists on Friday began excavating a highway embankment in eastern Pennsylvania, looking for more bones believed to be from impoverished victims of the worldwide Spanish flu pandemic in 1918.
LONDON Scientists have genetically modified mice to be super-intelligent and found they are also less anxious, a discovery that may help the search for treatments for disorders such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Astronomers have taken a photograph of a baby planet beyond the solar system that may reveal clues as to how planets such as Jupiter are formed and influence their planetary siblings, a study released on Thursday shows.
WASHINGTON Scientists have invented a speedy method to make potent painkilling opioids using bioengineered baker's yeast instead of poppies, but need to fine-tune the process to make it commercially viable, according to a study published on Thursday.
BERLIN/FRANKFURT European scientists have revised their plans for the comet lander Philae and are now focusing on getting images and drill samples if communications are restored.
LONDON Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces patients' pain, eases anxiety and lessens the need for painkillers, British scientists said on Thursday.
CAPE CANAVERAL Orbital ATK Inc is buying a second Atlas rocket launch to fly supplies to the International Space Station for NASA while it redesigns its Antares booster following a launch accident last year, the aerospace company said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW A pair of Russian cosmonauts began their working week on Monday by cleaning the windows of the International Space Station (ISS), floating 250 miles (400 km) above the Earth's surface.
LONDON Tadpoles are contracting a new, highly infectious disease that may be threatening frog populations worldwide, British scientists have found.
MOSCOW A pair of Russian cosmonauts began their working week on Monday by cleaning the windows of the International Space Station (ISS), floating more than 200 miles (320 km) above the earth's surface.
WASHINGTON A House panel this week asked NASA to explain why it hasn't launched an independent review of the explosion on June 28 of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, as it did after the earlier explosion of Orbital ATK Inc's Antares rocket on Oct. 28.
TOKYO Japan's Farm Ministry on Friday partiality lifted a ban on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States and Canada following an outbreak of bird flu.
WASHINGTON The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Amgen Inc's Repatha drug for patients with hereditary forms of high cholesterol and those with cardiovascular disease.
CHICAGO The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.
An elderly Utah resident died from the plague earlier this month, state health officials said on Thursday, the first person in Utah to have been diagnosed with the disease since 2009.
CARACAS Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, the latest demonstration to demand urgent medicines in a country whose health care system is beset with shortages.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. The California State Senate on Thursday passed a bill to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, sending the measure to the Assembly where a similar bill died earlier this year.
People who work at least 55 hours a week are significantly more likely to eventually suffer a stroke than people who work 35 to 40 hours a week, a recent study suggests.
WASHINGTON Cheaper versions of biologic drugs would be identified by a suffix to distinguish them from their more expensive, branded counterparts under draft guidance issued on Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it had issued warning letters to three tobacco product manufacturers, including the maker of Natural American Spirit cigarettes, over labels claiming the products were "additive-free" or "natural".
In the U.S. military, women may be nearly 10 times more likely than men to experience sexual assault or harassment, a study of recent veterans suggests.
Black young adults may be more likely to lose sleep over student loan debt than people of other racial and ethnic groups, a U.S. study suggests.
LONDON People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries.
CHICAGO Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to identify the source of an outbreak far more quickly and prevent additional cases.
Going without sleep the night before does not affect the performance of doctors doing elective surgery the next morning, according to a new Ontario study that runs contrary to research demonstrating that sleep-deprived physicians pose a hazard to patients.
Only about one in five teenage gay and bisexual males in a new study said they'd ever been tested for HIV, despite their increased risk of infection.
AUGUSTA, Maine Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Wednesday the state would boost police efforts to fight its burgeoning heroin crisis, calling on support from the National Guard, a day after the top U.S. drug official pushed for improved access to treatment in the state.