Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 06/06/2011

E3 and WWDC preview; Thessa’s birthday party and a truce in Yemen

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Facebook social network members gather in front of the house of 16-years old Thessa after she forgot to mark "private" on her Facebook invitation for her birthday party. More than 1,500 people from all over Germany came to celebrate outsider her Hamburg home, even after her family, awakened to Thessa's mistake, cancelled the party, hired a private security company, asked police for help defending their house. (Angelika Warmuth/AFP/Getty Images)

WORLD: How do you say Twitter in French? You don’t.

Deeming the attention newscasters give to Facebook and Twitter as an unfair advantage to the social media networks, France’s audiovisual regulator has banned the words “Facebook” and “Twitter” from television news shows in any context outside a news story. No more “Follow us on Facebook.” Newscasters can only say, “Follow us on social media.”

WORLD: Tenuous truce in Yemen

To the people on the streets of Yemen, it looks like a third dictator in the Middle East has met his end. After President Ali Abdullah Saleh left the country for an operation in Saudi Arabia, jubilation spilled out onto the streets. However, Saleh did not relinquish control of the country and opposition leaders still do not have a clear plan to stop the violent power struggle still waging throughout the country.

WORLD:Libyan woman who claimed rape heading to U.S.

For Iman al-Obeidi, a months-long dramatic ordeal may be coming to a conclusion. In March, she made international headlines by rushing into a hotel in Tripoli, shouting accusations of rape by Moammar Gaddafi’s forces. After disappearing, she turned up in Tunisia, then Qatar. On Thursday, she was expelled from Qatar and returned to Libya. Her family told the Associated Press “that a human rights group aided by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arranged for Iman and their father to travel in a private plane to Washington, D.C., by way of Malta and Austria.”

TECH: E3 and WWDC: Focus on the Gaming and Apple world

Two major events are taking place today in the tech world: WWDC, the Worldwide Developers Conference, and E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The two events showcase what’s to come in the year for Apple and the gaming industry. The focus at WWDC is expected to be new cloud-based services; at E3, PC World speculates the focus will be on an XBox TV Service. Follow along at the Post’s Faster Forward for the details.

SAPPY: Berkeley Girl

Jena Malone drops acid and chops peppers in this sweet love story of a song:

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