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Social media used to spread Britain riots

-Star Tech- LONDON: Some of the text messages read like real-time rallying calls for rioters. “If you’re down for making money, we’re about to go hard in east London,” one looter messaged before the violence spread. Others direct troublemakers to areas of untapped riches – stores selling expensive stereo equipment, designer clothes, alcohol and bicycles. Most show a portent of even worse things to come. Encrypted messages sent via BlackBerrys are being used by mobs to...

Lower palm oil output growth seen

-Business Times- KUALA LUMPUR: Southeast Asian palm oil output will not be as high as expected this year as the effects of the El Nino weather condition in 2010 may weaken yields, a top official from Malaysia’s IJM Plantations said on Wednesday. Chief executive Joseph Tek Choon Yee said the impact of the El Nino-driven drier weather can be noticed now with the development of lower oil-yielding male flowers and can extend until next year. Palm oil production in top exporters Indonesia...
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