Archive for August 19th, 2014

Oscar Pistorius’ brother discharged from hospital ICU

August 19, 2014
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STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ brother is recovering and has been discharged from a hospital intensive care unit after suffering internal injuries in a car crash and going into respiratory failure, a spokeswoman for the Pistorius family said Tuesday.
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3 of Pope Francis’ relatives killed in car crash

August 19, 2014
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said.
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Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids – reports

August 19, 2014
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(Reuters) – Google Inc is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports.
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Lehman’s London staff win $300 million pensions fight

August 19, 2014
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By Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) – More than 2,400 former Lehman Brothers bankers based in Britain will have their pensions paid in full after winning a six-year battle to receive their money from parts of the collapsed U.S. investment bank.
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Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

August 19, 2014
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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
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Don Pardo, iconic TV announcer, dies at 96

August 19, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including “Saturday Night Live,” died Monday in Arizona. He was 96.
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Imperial sees modest full-year earnings growth

August 19, 2014
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Asian shares, dollar lifted by hopes for Ukraine progress

August 19, 2014
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By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Tuesday after Wall Street climbed to its highest level since late July, while the dollar got some help from a rebound in U.S. Treasury yields and hopes of some easing of tensions in the Ukraine crisis.
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