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Tencent Users Get First Dibs on XBox

Users of Tencent’s WeChat and QQ messaging apps will be able to order Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles ahead of the rest of the Chinese public. The WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio speaks with Beijing reporter Wayne Ma about the sales strategy.
 
Big Oil Shifts Focus to First World Countries

Big oil companies are shifting focus from developing countries to regions like New Zealand, home to an oil exploration boom, in a bid for stability and more predictable cash flow.
 
Official: Ebola Kills Senior Doctor In Liberia

Officials said Sunday, one of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa — the largest ever recorded. Dr. Samuel Brisbane was treating Ebola patients at the country's largest hospital, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia, when he fell ill. He died Saturday, said Tolbert Nyenswah, an assistant health minister.


 
Russia Saves Gecko Sex Satellite, Media Has Some Fun With It

The satellite is back under ground control after a tense few days, but with a gecko sex experiment on board, the media just couldn't help themselves.
 
EU, US Seek Putin Achilles Heel On Ukraine

Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course. Targeted economic sanctions and threats of tougher ones have yet to alter what western officials say is Moscow's growing backing for the rebels, including the shelling of Ukrainian military targets in southeast Ukraine from inside Russian territory and alleged plans to boost weapons supplies. The U.S. on Sunday released satellite images that it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists also has crossed the border.


 
Fighting Intensifies Near MH17 Disaster Site

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. The U.S. State Department, meanwhile, released satellite images that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border. A four-page document released by the State Department seems to show blast marks from where rockets were launched and craters where they landed.


 
Spider-Man Arrest Could Spur Times Square Performer Rules

A string of incidents involving costumed performers harassing Times Square patrons could whip the New York City Council into legislative action.
 
Gaza Conflict Takes Heavy Toll on Palestinian Children

More than 200 Palestinians under age 18 have been killed during three weeks of fighting in Gaza. WSJ's Nicholas Casey reports from Gaza City, where Israel's latest military invasion is taking a heavy toll on children.
 
50 Years Later, CBS Explores Legacy Of The Civil Rights Act

United States Congress signed the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago, a landmark piece of legislation banning discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Congress passed the act to improve quality of life for minorities in the U.S. In a recent speech commemorating the anniversary, President Barack Obama said the act "transformed the concepts of justice, equality, and democracy for generations to come." On Thursday, CBS brought a group of panelists together in front of a live audience to discuss the effects of the Civil Rights Act, as well as the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the ongoing struggles for equality Americans face today.


 
50 Years Later, CBS Explores Legacy Of The Civil Rights Act

United States Congress signed the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago, a landmark piece of legislation banning discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Congress passed the act to improve quality of life for minorities in the U.S. In a recent speech commemorating the anniversary, President Barack Obama said the act "transformed the concepts of justice, equality, and democracy for generations to come." On Thursday, CBS brought a group of panelists together in front of a live audience to discuss the effects of the Civil Rights Act, as well as the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the ongoing struggles for equality Americans face today.


 
Security Pact Reached For MH17 Site

Malaysia has secured an agreement with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine to allow a group of international police to enter the MH17 crash area to provide protection for international crash investigators, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's office said Sunday. "I am deeply concerned that international investigators have been unable to properly deploy to the crash site because of the volatile security situation," Razak's office said. "It is imperative that we deploy a full team of investigators to ensure that all the human remains are removed from the site, identified and repatriated. Everyone who was on board MH17 must be afforded proper dignity and respect."


 
Ukraine Fighting Prevents Crash Site Visit Despite International Deal

Fighting around the site of the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine prevented a visit by international experts on Sunday, although Malaysia said separatists had agreed to allow in international police and investigators. Alexander Hug, deputy head for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's monitoring mission in Ukraine, flanked by Dutch and Australian experts, told reporters: "We heard indications there's fighting going on." "The situation on the ground appears to be unsafe ... we therefore decided to deploy tomorrow morning."


 
D.C.s Gun Laws Take Another Hit In Handgun Carry Ruling

A District Court judge ruled the city's ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional after the case languished for five years.
 
Study: Embargo Wouldnt Hurt Russia

A report argued Sunday, an arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces. According to a study by IHS Jane's, which provides analysis on the defense industry and security issues, European Union countries exported $583 million of military equipment to Russia last year, less than 1 percent of the nation's $68 billion defense budget. The bulk of that was a $521 million payment to France, which is building two Mistral class warships for Russia.


 
Study: Embargo Wouldnt Hurt Russia

A report argued Sunday, an arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces. According to a study by IHS Jane's, which provides analysis on the defense industry and security issues, European Union countries exported $583 million of military equipment to Russia last year, less than 1 percent of the nation's $68 billion defense budget. The bulk of that was a $521 million payment to France, which is building two Mistral class warships for Russia.


 
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