Society

Early winter sales up to 70% surprise citizens

Street vendor selling clothes in Cairo
29 Jan 2015
Citizens were unexpectedly surprised with sales up to 70 percent on Cairo streets in the middle of the winter season.    Recession was the secret behind these sudden cuts on winter clothing as shop owners confirmed.   "...
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From Minya to Abu Dhabi: The success story behind al-Edwa’s first palm dates cluster

A trained climber treating the infested palm tree from the red palm weevil.
28 Jan 2015
“Participating in one of the world’s largest palm date exhibitions in Abu Dhabi back in December and selling our local products to an international community was definitely our personal and professional highlight of the year...
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Freska seller heads to Cairo to make up for summer losses

28 Jan 2015
On Dokki neighborhood streets, Amm Gaber, 45, roams among cars and traffic lights, holding a box, and shouts, "Freska! Freska! Oh, sweeter than biscuits!"      Most are used to hearing freska peddlers shout on...
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Twitter woos users with group chat and video features

A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura, California, 21 December 2013.
28 Jan 2015
Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out new group chat and video features as it worked to ramp up use of the one-to-many messaging service. "Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement to the largely public experience on the...
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Woman feeds the cats of downtown

A cat drinks from a walkway in a flooded neighborhood in central Bangkok, 23 October 2011. 
27 Jan 2015
All the cats of downtown know Ragaa Abdel Qadir. She loves them. She has been living among them for more than 25 years and considers them as her children, which has made her only daughter jealous.    Ragaa had 12 cats at home, of...
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Low pay, few jobs cost women in poor countries $9 trillion a year

27 Jan 2015
Women in poor countries lose out on $9 trillion a year - more than the combined gross domestic products of Britain, France and Germany - because they are paid and employed less than men, ActionAid said on Friday. Across the...
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Facebook says to blame for temporary outages of its sites

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder and chief executive introduces 'Home' a Facebook app suite that integrates with Android during a Facebook press event in Menlo Park, California, 4 April 2013.
27 Jan 2015
Facebook, the world's largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, suffered temporary outages around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday and the company said later that an internal software networking error was to...
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Products, services sold more after the 25 January revolution

The Media
26 Jan 2015
Following is a list of products and services that sold more after the 25 January revolution:   The media   Before the the revolution, the media attained high rates of viewers and readers from covering football games. Now Mohamed...
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Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages insulting Mohammad

The European Commission launches a controversial bid to compel internet giants such as Google or Facebook to give users more control over their personal data or face fines. (AFP Photo/Leon Neal)
26 Jan 2015
A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block a number of pages deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, threatening to stop access to the whole social networking site if it does not comply, local media reported. The order made by the...
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Colombia's Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

© AFP | Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014 during the 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant at Florida International University on January 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida
 
 
 
26 Jan 2015
Colombia's Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world's top beauty pageant in Florida. The 22-year-old model and business student...
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