Facebook launches new-look home page to compete with Twitter

MARCH 5 – Facebook is incorporating users’ real-time status updates into its home page in a move designed to see off the challenge posed by Twitter.

The new-look home page, which will start rolling out on March 11, will refresh the status updates of friends and family as they happen, rather than every 10 to 15 minutes, as is currently the case.

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50 Years after revolt, clampdown on Tibetans

MAQU, China, March 5 – Enraged nomads rampaged through this windswept town on the Tibetan plateau a year ago this month, storming a Chinese police compound, setting fire to squad cars and forcing police officers to flee.

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