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Yahoo is set to announce a deal to sell its core online assets, ending a 20-year run as an independent company for the internet pioneer. Multiple reports said Yahoo, which introduced many users around the world to the internet, would be selling its main assets for $4.8 billion to telecom giant Verizon. The New York Times said the deal would exclude the hefty Yahoo stakes in Chinese online giant Alibaba and Yahoo Japan and that an announcement was due Monday morning.
The judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. co-operated with investigators by providing information about the suspects' use of both social networks. In an interview late Sunday with Fantastico, a weekly news program on the Globo television network, Judge Marcos Josegrei da Silva said cooperation by both companies, after a judicial order tied to the investigation, was instrumental to understand the nature of discussions carried out by the suspects, a 12th of whom was detained late Sunday. Spokesmen for Facebook and Twitter declined to comment on specifics of the case.
By Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Syrian man who had been denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when a bomb he was carrying exploded outside a music festival in Ansbach, Germany, a Bavarian state official told a news conference, according to a website. Bavaria Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said the man had tried to commit suicide twice before. Herrmann said the man, carrying a backpack, had apparently been denied entry to the Ansbach Open music festival shortly before the explosion, the website reported.