Archive for November 16th, 2013

Iran, world powers close to nuclear deal: Russia’s Lavrov

November 16, 2013
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By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW (Reuters) – Global powers and Iran are close to a preliminary deal to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program and should not pass up a “very good chance” to clinch it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in remarks broadcast on Saturday.
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Princeton University can import vaccine to combat meningitis outbreak

November 16, 2013
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By Noreen O’Donnell (Reuters) – A meningitis vaccine approved for use in Europe and Australia but not in the United States can be imported to try to stop an outbreak of the disease at Princeton University in New Jersey, federal health officials said.
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Assad gaining ground in Syrian civil war

November 16, 2013
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BEIRUT (AP) — Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have firmly seized the momentum in the country’s civil war in recent weeks, capturing one rebel stronghold after another and triumphantly planting the two-starred Syrian government flag amid shattered buildings and rubble-strewn streets.
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Official: Iran nuclear deal possible next week

November 16, 2013
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By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major powers and Iran are getting closer to an initial agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, adding it is “quite possible” a deal could be reached when negotiators meet November 20-22 in Geneva.
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China to ease 1-child policy, abolish labor camps

November 16, 2013
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BEIJING (AP) — China’s leaders announced Friday the first significant easing of its one-child policy in nearly 30 years and moved to abolish its labor camp system — addressing deeply unpopular programs at a time when the Communist Party feels increasingly alienated from the public.
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Search for missing a hellish routine after storm

November 16, 2013
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TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — John Lajara peers under a slab of crumbled concrete, lifts a sodden white teddy bear then drops it back into the filth. He reaches again into the rubble and pulls out a boot, a treasured find in this typhoon-flattened village. But he’s searching for something far more precious — the...
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Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner to join private equity firm": WSJ

November 16, 2013
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(Reuters) – Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is joining private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
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UnitedHealth drops thousands of doctors from insurance plans: WSJ

November 16, 2013
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(Reuters) – UnitedHealth Group dropped thousands of doctors from its networks in recent weeks, leaving many elderly patients unsure whether they need to switch plans to continue seeing their doctors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
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FBI says massive ‘Anonymous’ hack targeting U.S. government agencies

November 16, 2013
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By Jim Finkle and Joseph Menn
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Skeletons found in Calif. desert believed those of family missing 3 years

November 16, 2013
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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Four skeletons found in shallow graves in the Southern California desert are believed to be those of a San Diego County family that vanished three years ago, police said Friday, resolving one mystery and raising a host of new questions about what happened to the seemingly happy couple and...
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