Headlines Around The World for February 24, 2014

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EU set to completely abolish roaming fees
Telecoms warn that losing the lucrative fees could result in a poorer service and less price competition

City council to aid tourists with signs in English
In a bid to provide better directions for the millions of tourists who visit the country every year, the City Council has announced that it intends to erect 40 stands with 200 signs in English around the city.

Ukraine arrest warrant for fugitive Viktor Yanukovych
Ukraine has issued an arrest warrant for fugitive ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, the interior minister says. Arsen Avakov said on Facebook that a criminal case had been opened against Mr Yanukovych and other officials over "mass murder of peaceful citizens".

China looks for blue-sky solutions as smog worsens
Beijingers are once again choking as smog levels hit "heavy or even worse" levels in the capital and a number of other cities across the country.

Hong Kong journalists: Press freedom is at an all-time low
With its tradition of free speech, Hong Kongers have long prided themselves on their strong opinions and loud mouths. But now local journalists say they are being shut up.

Taste the only wild honey in the world in Bashkiria
Wild bee honey is the most expensive honey in the world. The Russian Republic of Bashkortostan is the only place on earth where wild honey harvesting has survived as a distinct profession

Portuguese Hacker Defaces Site of Cebu City Government
A Portuguese hacker who uses the online moniker “Touch” has breached and defaced the official website of the city of Cebu (cebucity.gov.ph), the capital of the province of Cebu and the second largest city in the Philippines.

Sochi cleans up as world leaves Olympics behind
By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success and that the Olympic movement's chief enthusiastically labeled a victory for the region and the host nation.

The threat of Israel boycotts more bark than bite
Though voices are getting louder inside and outside Israel about the threat of economic boycotts for its continued occupation of Palestinian territories, there seems little prospect of it facing measures with real bite.

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox goes dark in blow to virtual currency
Mt. Gox, once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange, abruptly stopped trading on Tuesday and its chief executive said the business was at "a turning point" but gave no details.

Luxury travel digs without the hotel
Shell out a couple of thousand dollars a night for a vacation stay, and you're not going to have to pretend you're anyone's cousin when you pick up the keys - like you might with some Web-based booking sites where people rent out their own homes to travelers.

Australian Christian missionary arrested on second trip to North Korea
An Australian man has been arrested while doing missionary work in North Korea, his wife told Reuters on Wednesday, making him the second foreign Christian missionary to be held by the North.

 


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