Archive for December 22nd, 2013

Government airstrikes kill at least 32 in Syria

December 22, 2013
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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian aircraft pummeled an opposition neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least 32 people and extending the government’s furious aerial bombardment of the rebel-held half of the divided city to an eighth consecutive day.
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U.N. mission in South Sudan evacuates some staff

December 22, 2013
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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan says it is relocating all non-critical staff from the capital, Juba, to Uganda amid escalating violence as the country’s military battles rebel forces.
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Qatar plans first IPO since 2010, for unit of Qatar Petroleum

December 22, 2013
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* Mesaieed Petrochemical shares to go on sale in January
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Storms kill 2 in southern U.S., thousands lose power

December 22, 2013
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MONROE, La. (AP) — A storm system swept across the central and southern U.S. on Saturday, bringing tornadoes and wind gusts that ripped roofs from barns and hurled trees into power lines, officials said. At least two people were killed.
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Women make 2013 gains, but glass ceiling still there

December 22, 2013
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New York (AFP) – In two high-profile firsts, women were named to lead General Motors and the US Federal Reserve this year — posts that had always been held by men. Yet women are still rarely found at the top.
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Qatar plans IPOs worth 50 bln riyals over 10 years – energy minister

December 22, 2013
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DOHA, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Qatar plans to conduct initial public offers of shares worth 50 billion riyals ($13.7 billion) in its stock market over next 10 years, Energy and Industry Minister Mohammed Saleh al-Sada said on Sunday.
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Qatar Petroleum unit plans $880 mln IPO in January

December 22, 2013
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DOHA, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Co, a unit of state-owned energy giant Qatar Petroleum, will conduct a 3.2 billion riyal ($880 million) initial public offer of its shares in the local market in January, the finance minister said on Sunday.
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Colo. school shooting victim dies

December 22, 2013
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LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials and her family said.
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Obama warns S. Sudan against military coup

December 22, 2013
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Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama warned South Sudan on Saturday that Washington and its allies would cut aid to the country over any attempted military coup, amid growing fears of civil war.
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