Archive for November 20th, 2012

Hamas leader: Cease-fire with Israel near

November 20, 2012
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JERUSALEM (AP) — A diplomatic push to end Israel‘s nearly weeklong offensive in the Gaza Strip gained momentum Tuesday, with Egypt’s president predicting that airstrikes would end within hours and Israel’s prime minister saying his country would be a “willing partner” to a cease-fire with the Islamic militant group Hamas.
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Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegation

November 20, 2012
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Kevin Clash, the actor who created the voice and persona of Elmo on Sesame Street, resigned from the children’s show today in the wake of a new allegation that he had a sexual relationship with an underage boy.
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Poland says university scientist planned to blow up parliament

November 20, 2012
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WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish officials said on Tuesday they had arrested a radical nationalist who planned to detonate a vehicle loaded with four metric tons of explosives outside parliament, possibly when the president and prime minister were in the building.
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Clinton heads to Mideast amid Gaza crisis

November 20, 2012
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Efforts to end a week-old convulsion of Israeli-Palestinian violence drew in the world’s top diplomats on Tuesday, with President Barack Obama dispatching his secretary of state to the region on an emergency mission and the U.N. chief appealing from Cairo for an immediate cease-fire.
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S&P 500 index futures rise briefly after data

November 20, 2012
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Jessica Simpson is showing off her new post-baby body!The new mom stepped out over the weekend in Tampa, Fla., at an event for her fashion line, the Jessica Simpson Collection, where she showed off her new svelte body.
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Retailer New Look’s earnings rise as recovery plan pays off

November 20, 2012
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LONDON (Reuters) – British value fashion retailer New Look posted a 25 percent rise in underlying first half earnings as it removed costs and improved margins as part of a recovery plan following a slump in earnings in 2011-12.
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Gaza offensive was years in the making

November 20, 2012
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JERUSALEM (AP) — With little notice, Israel has launched a blistering air offensive against the Gaza Strip‘s ruling Hamas militant group. Here’s a look at why the violence erupted, the goals of the warring sides and how it may end:
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Israeli aircraft hit Hamas bank HQ in Gaza

November 20, 2012
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft have battered the headquarters of the Gaza Strip bank the territory’s Hamas rulers set up to sidestep international sanctions.
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JPMorgan names retail finance executive Lake as new CFO

November 20, 2012
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(Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co named little-known executive Marianne Lake as its chief financial officer on Monday, making her one of the most powerful women on Wall Street and the top ambassador to investors for the largest U.S. bank.
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Children of Gaza caught in the crossfire

November 20, 2012
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GAZA (Reuters) – Barefoot boys chase each other in circles around the street, pointing pretend guns made out of rubber pipes up at the Gaza sky, which is thick with Israeli F-16s and surveillance drones.
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