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Rail chief says passengers let down - 23 Hours ago
The boss of Network Rail has apologised after overrunning Christmas engineering works caused major disruption for passengers in London. Robin Gisby said passengers had been let down, but defended the
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Redrawing of NI border was discussed - 12/27/2014
Margaret Thatcher and Dr Garret FitzGerald signed the Anglo Irish Agreement which gave Ireland a say in the affairs of Northern Ireland on 15 November 1985 at Hillsborough Castle, County Down Newly-released

Officers turn backs to NYC mayor during policeman’s funeral - 21 Hours ago
Of headbutts and teary farewells: the year in French sport Read more Read more Chelsea’s Torres to make Milan move permanent Read more Syria ‘ready’ to attend Moscow peace talks
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Germany's Chaos Computer Club aspires to raise awareness of online dangers
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Ukraine peace talks in interest of all involved, says EU's Brok
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Thousands gather for slain New York police officer's funeral
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NATO troops end one Afghanistan mission, start another
Deutsche Welle

Al Shabaab leader with $3M bounty on head surrenders in Somalia
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Boat accident claims 30 in DRC
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Hundreds of NYPD officers snub NYC Mayor De Blasio - 19 Hours ago
NEW YORK -- As Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the funeral for NYPD Officer Rafael RamosSaturday morning, hundreds of Ramos' brothers and sisters in blue sent a message to the mayor, reports CBS New York.
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5 Obama hopes to enlist GOP in push for trade pact, despite Democratic resistance - 20 Hours ago
By , President Obama is preparing a major push on a vast free-trade zone that seeks to enlist Republicans as partners and test his premise that Washington can still find common ground on major initiatives.
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North Korea calls Obama ‘monkey’ in hack dispute - 21 Hours ago
By , BEIJING — North Korea on Saturday compared President Obama to a “monkey in a tropical forest” as it blamed the administration for disrupting its Internet access amid a hacking dispute related
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>>   Politics/Law
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder OKs drug tests for welfare recipients - 19 Hours ago
Michigan’s Republican governor has signed legislation to start a pilot program that will drug test adult welfare recipients suspected of using drug in three of that state’s counties. The bill, signed
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N. Korea calls Obama 'a monkey' - 19 Hours ago
(CNN) -- The North Korean government is fuming over the release of the "The Interview," claiming President Barack Obama forced the film into theaters and onto streaming video services. "U.S. President
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UPDATE 4-North Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages, calls Obama 'monkey' - 19 Hours ago
(Adds White House official in paragraph 4, Internet monitoring firm saying service restored after five hours, paragraphs 9-11) By Jack Kim Dec 27 (Reuters) - North Korea called U.S. President Barack
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>>   Business
Iran's revenues to increase by $200 B in 4 years [Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan] - 12/27/2014
Dec. 27--"The economy of resistance" will increase Iran's revenues by $200 billion over the next four years. Saeed Qavampour, Director for Strategic Planning at Iran's Oil Ministry, said the country's

Pohlads enter electronics business with Polaroid deal [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)] - 12/27/2014
Dec. 27--Less than one week after exiting the banking business, Minnesota's Pohlad family is entering the world of consumer electronics. The family's main investment arm earlier this week closed a $70
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Treasure Valley companies receive angel group funds [The Idaho Statesman] - 12/27/2014
Dec. 27--The Capitol City Angel Fund announced its latest round of investments in three small businesses: GenZ Technology and Wevorce in Boise, and Room Choice in Nampa. The Capitol City Angel Fund is
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>>   Finance
Nasdaq Composite Rises to 14-Year High; Gold Advances - 19 Hours ago
U.S. stocks extended a rally, as the Nasdaq Composite (CCMP) Index climbed to the highest since March 2000 and the Russell 2000 Index reached a record, on one of the slowest trading days of the year.
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Gas Change-of-Mind Has BlueStar, Artemis Dubious: Israel Markets - 20 Hours ago
Foreign investors are starting to abandon Israeli stocks after the antitrust regulator backtracked on a agreement underpinning the country’s largest energy project. The Tel Aviv Oil & Gas index fell

Tehran Stock Exchange main index drops 448 points [Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan] - 23 Hours ago
Dec. 28--Tehran Stock Exchange's main index (TEPIX) dropped by 448 points on Dec. 27, standing at 69,705 points. The first market's index also decreased to 51,443 points, Iran's Fars news agency reported
>>   Sports
Kentucky shakes off Louisville, stays undefeated - 19 Hours ago
The two undefeated teams bloodied each other — quite literally, in UK point guard Tyler Ulis’ case — during a slugfest that allowed no easy buckets and was tense throughout. But Kentucky took the punches
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Kobe Bryant probable Sunday - 19 Hours ago
Los Angeles Lakers SG Kobe Bryant (general soreness) is probable to play Sunday, Dec. 28, against the Phoenix Suns. Tip: Bryant ($8,000; 16.0% of your cap) has a great matchup and is worthy of a start

Cole Aldrich to see more action Saturday - 19 Hours ago
New York Knicks C Cole Aldrich is likely to see more action Saturday, Dec. 27, against the Sacramento Kings with PF Amar’e Stoudemire out. Tip: Aldrich ($2,200; 4.4% of your cap) has a decent matchup
>>   Industry
White House silent on North Korea accusations against Obama - 19 Hours ago
The U.S. government remained silent about North Korea's accusations against President Barack Obama, whom a spokesman of the North Korean National Defense Commission compared to a "monkey" and said he

'Store Wars' - The battle of the Xmas TV ads - 21 Hours ago
Ambulance on scene as Sydney siege ends The Daily Beast’s Courtney Subramanian reports from the ground in Sydney, Australia, where a 16-hour hostage situation has ended. Former hostage negotiator Jim
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North Korea blames US for Internet shutdown, compares Obama to a monkey (+video) - 21 Hours ago
North Korea's National Defense Commission, led by Kim Jong Un, said Saturday President Obama was behind the release of the film 'The Interview.' The defense commission also blamed Washington for outages
>>   Internet
North Korea blames US for Internet shutdown - 21 Hours ago
The state's ruling body points the finger at Washington for continued Internet disruptions amid its dispute with the US over the Sony hack -- and hurls insults. President Barack Obama criticizes Sony

Bank Of England Needs To Be Careful Monitoring Social Media And The Internet For - 12/27/2014
There’s absolutely no doubt at all that all sorts of interesting things can be gleaned from monitoring peoples’ interactions on the internet and upon the various social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Wanda takes over e-payment company 99Bill - 12/27/2014
Majority stake beefs up its efforts in booming online to offline segment Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co, whose real estate arm raised about $3.7 billion in a Hong Kong share sale on Tuesday,
>>   Science
Gold jumps 1.9% in New York on Friday - 12/27/2014
(MENAFN - ProactiveInvestors) Gold has now rebounded 6% since its November lows helped by a boost in New York on Friday. On the Comex gold for February delivery jumped 1.9% to settle at US1195.30 an

Silver surfs 2.8% higher platinum and palladium join rally - 12/27/2014
(MENAFN - ProactiveInvestors) Metals prices jumped on the Comex in New York on Friday although volume was lower following the Christmas Day holiday. Silver for March delivery was one of the best performers
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Evidence of Oil Sources and Migration in Triassic-Jurassic Reservoirs in the South - 12/27/2014
Abstract The Ordos Basin is an important intracontinental sedimentary basin in western China for its abundant Mesozoic crude oil resources. The southern part of the Tianhuan Depression is located in
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>>   Technology
Former 'Apple Guy' Russell Wilson playing for Microsoft [The Seattle Times] - 12/27/2014
Dec. 27--Like a lot of Americans born in the late 1980s, Russell Wilson didn't exactly consider himself a Microsoft The Seahawks quarterback was 6 years old when Windows 95, Microsoft's era-defining

South Korea and Japan to Sign Intel-Sharing Deal on North Korea - 12/26/2014
South Korea and Japan will sign an agreement to allow the quarreling neighbors to share intelligence on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs via the U.S. The deal to be inked "imminently" is limited

Prototype: Out of Tragedy, a Protective Glass for Schools - 23 Hours ago
The killer at Sandy Hook Elementary School shot through a window, a detail that stuck with the co-founder of School Guard Glass, maker of a strong glass intended to thwart intruders.
>>   Health
Former Soccer Star George Weah Wins Liberian Senate Race - 12/27/2014
Liberia's election commission says former soccer star George Weah has won the Senate seat also being sought by the president's son. Jerome Korkoya, the chairman of the electoral body, announced Saturday

Argentina's President Suffers Fractured Ankle - 12/27/2014
The Argentine president's doctors say Cristina Fernandez has suffered a fracture in her left ankle. Doctors Marcelo Ballesteros and Daniel Fernandez said in a statement they signed Friday that they
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Breeze off the Buffet! - 12/27/2014
Llanelli North Dock Millennium Discovery Centre, Llanelli Run by: British Cycling Breeze bike rides: fun, sociable bike rides for women and children.
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>>   Culture
Disabled women practicing yoga - 12/27/2014
Tu Lan and Xiong Yan help each other practice yoga.(Photo/China.org.cn)

Colbert King: Why did D.C. house a sex offender near women and children? - 12/27/2014
By , My goal in the coming year is to better understand why some things, in this brief and transitory life, are as they seem to be. Not to accept it, necessarily, but just to be able to make sense

Asian women have attenuated sympathetic activation but enhanced renal-adrenal responses - 12/27/2014
Abstract Asians have a lower prevalence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy than Caucasians. Since sympathetic overactivity and dysregulation of the renal-adrenal system (e.g., low aldosterone levels)
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Syrian government ready for peace talks - 12/27/2014
The Syrian government announced on Saturday it was willing to meet the opposition groups for peace talks in Russia in an effort to find a path out of the civil conflict that has engulfed the nation for

Morocco's young entrepreneurs face barriers - 12/27/2014
Morocco - Ali Aaouine had no job but one big dream; to start a rental car company in this town near the historic city of Fez. In 2011, the 30-year-old joined a US-supported government programme called

Egypt, Morocco ban 'Zionist' Exodus film - 12/27/2014
Report from Kobane: Love in the age of ISIS Read more North Korea blames US for Internet outage Read more Read more Mourners gather for slain New York policeman Read more
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>>   Media & Advertising
What 2015 Has In Store For Native Ads, TV And Email - 19 Hours ago
Editor’s note:   is a former marketing executive who is now an entrepreneur-in-residence at Battery Ventures . Succeeding as a modern, high-tech marketer means adapting to accelerating changes in technology

Atlantic City's salesman-in-chief: Don Guardian's uphill battle to save a city down - 12/27/2014

Atlantic City’s salesman-in-chief: Don Guardian’s uphill battle to save a city down - 12/27/2014
On a Wednesday morning in late November, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian is just one event into a jam-packed day and already running late. The 61-year-old politician hustles his way through the carpeted
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