Archive for December, 2013

Successive suicide bombings in Russia kill over 30

December 30, 2013
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MOSCOW (AP) — A suicide bomber killed 14 people aboard an electric bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd during the Monday morning rush hour, and authorities believe it was the work of the same group that set off a bomb at the railway station a day earlier.
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Report: 70 journalists killed on the job in 2013

December 30, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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Stocks are flat in quiet end-of-year trading

December 30, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were little changed in morning trading Monday as investors closed out their positions for what has been a historic year on Wall Street.
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US stocks are little changed as 2013 winds down

December 30, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are little changed in the early going as Wall Street gets ready to close the books on a historic year.
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Former F1 driver Schumacher in critical condition

December 30, 2013
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PARIS (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was in a critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a weekend skiing accident that has stunned drivers, fans and athletes around the world.
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Second blast in Russia’s Volgograd kills 10 on trolleybus

December 30, 2013
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By Maria Tsvetkova VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) – A bomb blast ripped a trolleybus apart in Volgograd on Monday, killing at least 10 people in the second deadly attack in the southern city in two days and raising fears of further violence as Russia prepares to host the Winter Olympics.
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SEC pushes insurers for details on ‘captives’

December 30, 2013
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(Reuters) – The securities regulator has asked life insurers to disclose the potential cost of forcibly winding down in-house insurance units known as ‘captives,’ whose business model has come under regulatory radar, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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Report: NSA intercepts computer deliveries

December 30, 2013
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LONDON (AP) — A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency’s hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft’s internal reporting system to spy on their targets.
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Formula One legend in a coma after ski accident

December 30, 2013
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Grenoble (France) (AFP) – Michael Schumacher, the retired seven-time Formula One champion, has undergone brain surgery and is in a “critical” condition after striking his head in a ski accident in the French Alps on Sunday, doctors said.
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‘Hobbit’ blasts past newcomers to claim third box office crown

December 30, 2013
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the special-effects-laden tale that pits dwarfs against a dragon, blasted to its third consecutive box office title, collecting $29.9 million over the post-Christmas weekend to beat newcomers “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”
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