Archive for August 24th, 2014

American held in Syria freed

August 24, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.
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Strong earthquake rocks California

August 24, 2014
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A large earthquake caused significant damage in California’s northern Bay Area early Sunday, sending at least 70 people to a hospital, igniting fires, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.
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Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

August 24, 2014
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NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A large earthquake caused significant damage and left three critically injured in California’s northern Bay Area early Sunday, igniting fires, sending at least 87 people to a hospital, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.
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Ryan says he’s weighing possible White House run

August 24, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan was No. 2 on the Republicans’ presidential ballot in 2012, and the Wisconsin congressman is thinking about whether he’ll try to move to the top of his party’s ticket in 2016.
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S&P 500 zooms in on magic 2,000

August 24, 2014
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UNITED States stocks have been on a roll of late, with the S&P 500 Index hitting the latest in a series of records on Thursday, and investors expect the index’s momentum to soon carry it to — if not far past — the 2,000 milestone.
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OKA likely to see resistance at between RM1.30 and RM1.50

August 24, 2014
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SHARE prices on Bursa Malaysia rebounded in early trading s before succumbing to profit-taking selling pressure last week. Wall Street and regional stock markets’ rebounds sent the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) closing off its intra-week high at 1,870.99 points last Friday
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Death toll from Hiroshima landslides reaches 50

August 24, 2014
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The death toll from devastating midweek landslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 with 38 others missing on Sunday as fresh rain stoked fears of more disasters and hampered the round-the-clock search for survivors.
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Use of military weapons to be reviewed

August 24, 2014
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By Steve Holland and Andrea Shalal
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