Archive for August 17th, 2013

Wildfire threatens Idaho towns as 200 homes evacuated

August 17, 2013
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By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – A wildfire raging across the central mountains of Idaho forced the evacuation of 200 homes in the tourist town of Hailey on Saturday as firefighters lost ground against a blaze threatening the nearby international ski destination of Sun Valley.
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Security forces storm protester-held Egypt mosque

August 17, 2013
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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces stormed a Cairo mosque Saturday after a heavy exchange of gunfire with armed men shooting down from a minaret, rounding up hundreds of supporters of the country’s ousted president who had sought refuge there overnight after violent clashes killed 173 people.
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U.S steps up investigation into BHP Billiton, WSJ says

August 17, 2013
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U.S authorities have increased their probe into possible corruption charges against BHP Billiton, says the Wall Street Journal. The investigation is focused, in part, on hospitality given as part of its sponsorship of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, added the Wall Street Journal.
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Police storm Egypt mosque filled with protesters

August 17, 2013
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CAIRO (AP) — Witnesses say that Egyptian security forces have stormed a Cairo mosque after firing tear gas at hundreds of Islamists supporters of the country’s ousted president barricaded inside.
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Philippines suspends hunt for ferry disaster survivors

August 17, 2013
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By Enrique de Castro CEBU, Philippines (Reuters) – Worsening weather and sea conditions on Saturday forced the Philippines to suspend a search for survivors of a ferry disaster that killed at least 32 people and left 170 missing, authorities said.
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Which Stocks Look Ready to Sink and Surge with Earnings Next Week?

August 17, 2013
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Stocks tend to be most volatile around earnings season, when a good or bad report can make or break it. However, a good or even great earnings report doesn’t necessarily translate into a huge pop for a stock.
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Egyptian Islamists vow more protests

August 17, 2013
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CAIRO (AP) — Supporters of Egypt‘s ousted Islamist president are vowing to defy a state of emergency with new protests on Saturday, the day after marches in Cairo devolved into the fiercest street battles the capital has seen in more than two years.
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1,600 homes evacuated as Idaho wildfire burns

August 17, 2013
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire burned its way through sage and pine trees near the Idaho mountain resort community of Sun Valley as sheriff’s deputies expanded evacuation orders to 1,600 homes
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24 killed, 217 missing in Philippines ferry accident

August 17, 2013
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By Enrique de Castro CEBU, Philippines (Reuters) – A Philippine ferry sank after colliding with a container ship owned by a company involved in the world’s worst peacetime maritime disaster, killing at least 24 people and leaving more than 200 missing, the coast guard said on Saturday.
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Muslim Brotherhood calls for rallies across Egypt

August 17, 2013
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By Crispian Balmer and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood defiantly called for a week of protests across Egypt starting on Saturday, a day after more than 100 people died in clashes between Islamists and the security forces that pushed the country ever closer to anarchy.
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