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German defence industry threatens to move production abroad

FRANKFURT, Sept 20 - Germany's defence industry lobby has warned that companies were looking into shifting production abroad in response to the country's restrictive arms export policy.

20 Sep 2014

New smartphone app gives sight to the blind

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 - Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone.

20 Sep 2014

Turkey did not pay ransom for hostages held by militants in Iraq - NTV

ISTANBUL, Sept 20 - Turkey did not pay a ransom for the 49 hostages who were freed on Saturday after being held for three months by Islamic State militants, broadcaster NTV reported, without saying how it had obtained the information.

20 Sep 2014

UPDATE 5-Goodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform

NEW YORK, Sept 19 - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league.

20 Sep 2014

North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden'

SEOUL, Sept 20 - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labour by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.

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As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there

CAIRNS Australia - Financial leaders of the Group of 20 top economies remain committed to chasing higher global growth, but were divided on how to achieve it as Germany pushed back at calls from the United States and others for more immediate stimulus.