Al Bawaba - Daily Headlines http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en Official: Rojo completes Man Utd move http://www.albawaba.com/sport/rojo-manchester-united-598064 <p>Marcos Rojo has penned a five-year deal at Manchester United after completing his move to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon.Louis van Gaal’s side are understood to have paid €20 million for the Argentina international, with Nani joining the Portuguese giants as part of the deal.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/rojo-manchester-united-598064" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/rojo_man_utd.jpg" alt="Marcos Rojo" title="Marcos Rojo" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright © 2014 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/rojo-manchester-united-598064" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/rojo-manchester-united-598064#comments Sport Football Main headlines UK Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:44:34 +0000 598064 at http://www.albawaba.com The best kind of users: Youtube, Gmail considering introducing accounts for children http://www.albawaba.com/business/google-services-for-children-598057 <p>Google Inc is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and <a href="http://netsecurity.about.com/od/newsandeditorial1/a/Google-Parental-Controls.htm" target="_blank">give their parents control over how the service is used</a>, according to&nbsp;mediareports.</p> <p>Google has been working on a version of YouTube, its video-sharing&nbsp;site, for youngsters and is considering other child-friendly accounts such as its Gmail system, the&nbsp;<em>Financial Times&nbsp;</em>reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/google-services-for-children-598057" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Iran_Bans_Gmail_Youtube.jpg" alt="A U.S. law called Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, imposes strict controls on the collection and use of information about children under 13." title="A U.S. law called Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, imposes strict controls on the collection and use of information about children under 13." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/325.png" title="Gulf Business" border="0" /> © Motivate Publishing. 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"The country's production is rising constantly and should return to its level prior to this year if the situation stabilises in the various oilfields," interim Oil Minister Omar Al Shakmak said.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/libya-oil-industry-598056" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Oil_pump_and_worker_silhouettes.jpg" alt=" Libya&#039;s return to the market has hit oil prices, which slumped to a four-month low in London on Monday before recovering in Asian trade on Tuesday." title=" Libya&#039;s return to the market has hit oil prices, which slumped to a four-month low in London on Monday before recovering in Asian trade on Tuesday." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jordantimes.com" title="The Jordan Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/62.png" title="The Jordan Times" border="0" /></a> © Copyright The Jordan Times. 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" title="This new service gives customers the ability to withdraw cash and send money to their friends, family or anyone in the UAE instantly using their mobile phone, even if the recipient does not have a bank account. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.gulfnews.com" title="Gulf News" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/57.png" title="Gulf News" border="0" /></a> © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2014. 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" title="“The market is finally showing real signs of recovery and prospective growth suggesting that the construction market will remain strong this year,” he added. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/325.png" title="Gulf Business" border="0" /> © Motivate Publishing. 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" title="The Glasgow City Council sparked criticism from pro-Israeli circles when it decided to raise the Palestinian flag in the wake of the ongoing conflict between the Israeli regime and the Palestinians in the impoverished Gaza. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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