Archive for May, 2013

Look now: An asteroid is about to hurl past Earth

May 31, 2013
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By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – A large asteroid accompanied by its own small moon was approaching Earth on Friday, the latest in a string of celestial visitors drawing attention to the potential dangers of objects in space.
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Syrian rebels need heavy weapons, McCain says

May 31, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Syrian rebels battling the forces of President Bashar Assad must receive ammunition and heavy weapons to counter the regime’s tanks and aircraft or it will be impossible for them to prevail, Sen. John McCain said days after he quietly slipped into Syria to meet with the opposition.
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Stocks on track to close out May with gains

May 31, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are on track to close out the month with a strong gain, confounding the Wall Street adage of “Sell in May and go away.”
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India’s Sun Pharma in talks to buy Sweden’s Meda for $5-$6 billion: sources

May 31, 2013
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By Sumeet Chatterjee and Kaustubh Kulkarni MUMBAI (Reuters) – India‘s Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is in talks to buy Sweden‘s Meda AB for between $5 billion and $6 billion to boost its generics business in developed markets, two sources with direct knowledge of the process said.
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2015: The year of the domestic drone

May 31, 2013
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2015: The year of the domestic drone

A Lufthansa Airlines aircraft takes off from Tegel airport on October 12, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. (Andreas Re …
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American woman dies fighting for Syrian rebels

May 31, 2013
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(Reuters) – A 33-year-old Michigan woman and convert to Islam has been killed in Syria while fighting with opposition forces against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s civil war, her family said on Thursday.
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Kenya tea firms post mixed full year earnings

May 31, 2013
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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Williamson Tea Kenya said full year pretax profit edged down in its financial year ended March while its sister firm Kapchorua Tea said it more than doubled its profit.
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Asian shares, dollar pressured as Nikkei outperforms

May 31, 2013
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By Chikako Mogi TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares and the dollar stayed pressured while Japanese equities outpeformed on Friday, and investors remained nervous over whether the U.S. Federal Reserve might soon taper off the stimulus programme that has helped send Wall Street soaring.
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13-year-old wins National Spelling Bee

May 31, 2013
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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — After years of heartbreakingly close calls, Arvind Mahankali conquered his nemesis, German, to become the champion speller in the English language.
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Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Arkansas

May 31, 2013
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least three tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, including one in Tulsa, and two more hit Arkansas on Thursday as a powerful storm system moved through the middle of the country. At least nine people were injured.
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