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Freed Khodorkovsky likely to steer clear of politics – AFP

AFPMoscow — Russia?s former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky is likely to stay out of the nitty-gritty of Russian politics following his decade-long prison ordeal but could still exercise a degree of moral authority. With the extraordinary military-style transfer from …Freed Russian oligarch reunites with family in Berlin; will speak SundayCTV NewsKhodorkovsky spends first night of […]

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Nigella Lawson’s ex-assistants acquitted of fraud – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLONDON (AP) — Two former assistants to Nigella Lawson and her ex-husband were acquitted of fraud Friday, capping a trial where allegations of unauthorized employee spending on lavish goods were often overshadowed by titillating glimpses into the …Nigella Lawson assistants: Cameron comment sparked bid to halt trialBBC NewsNigella Lawson’s ‘borrowed’ lasagne recipe: how to […]

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Spain Hits Google With $1.2M Fine for ‘Illegal’ Privacy Violations – Mashable

MashableSpain’s privacy watchdog hit Google with a $1.2 million fine for breaking the country’s data protection laws and “seriously infringe citizens’ rights.” The Data Protection Agency found Google guilty of three separate violations for collecting information about its …Google fined by Spanish data watchdog over audacious privacy tweakRegisterGoogle fined by Spanish data protection authority over […]

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Report: MLB’s new rule will cost MLB the best pitcher in Japan – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMasahiro Tanaka celebrates after winning the Japan Series. (PHOTO: AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUTJIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images). Earlier this week, Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league reached an agreement …Fate of Masahiro Tanaka and Yankees rotation up in the air as decision loomsNew York Daily NewsReports: Japanese team won’t allow […]

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Europe Launches Satellite to Map 1 Billion Stars – ABC News

ABC NewsThe European Space Agency successfully launched its star-surveying satellite Gaia into space Thursday in a bid to produce the most accurate three-dimensional map of the Milky Way, and provide an insight into the evolution of our galaxy. The satellite was …Gaia ‘billion star surveyor’ lifts offBBC NewsEurope launches billion-dollar Gaia telescopeLivemintGaia space telescope launches […]

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Rebels take South Sudan town Bor after ‘coup attempt’ – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Sudanese rebels have taken over a key town, the military has said, as fighting continues after Sunday’s reported coup attempt. “Our soldiers have lost control of Bor to the force of Riek Machar,” said army spokesman Philip Aguer. President Salva Kiir …Troops clash in South Sudan, African states to mediateReutersSouth Sudan town falls […]

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Sex and the Siberian Neanderthal: Incest and inter-species action – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comResearchers extracted DNA from this toe bone of a Siberian Neanderthal female who lived about 50,000 years ago. The first high-quality genome sequence of a Siberian Neanderthal female is throwing up racy details about our ancient relatives’ sex lives: …Neanderthal had flings with relatives, other human ancestorsUSA TODAYNeanderthal genome suggests new, mysterious human lineageChristian Science […]

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Factional Fighting Continues in South Sudan, Laying Bare Divisions – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalA tank patrols along one of the main roads in the South Sudanese capital Juba Monday. Reuters. NAIROBI, Kenya—Three days of fighting among army factions in South Sudan is posing the first sustained threat to the newly independent nation and laying …US Evacuates South Sudan Personnel Amid ClashesTIMESouth Sudan Vows to Hunt Down […]

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Neanderthals cared for elder, burial site shows – AFP

AFPWashington — New findings at an old Neanderthal burial ground in France have bolstered the notion that cavemen cared for their elders, researchers said. The research is based on excavations around the skeleton of an elderly Neanderthal man who could …Neanderthals and the DeadNew York TimesGrave suggests Neanderthals intentionally buried their deadNBCNews.com​Yes, Neanderthals did bury […]

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Curfew imposed in South Sudan after apparent coup attempt – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesCAIRO — South Sudan President Salva Kiir announced an overnight curfew for civilians Monday after what he characterized as a failed coup attempt. Several people were reported wounded, and hundreds of others sought refuge at United Nations facilities in …South Sudan Government ‘In Control’ After Alleged Coup Bid: KiirVoice of AmericaSouth Sudan quashes […]

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Ukraine protesters rebuild barricades in centre of Kiev – BBC News

BBC NewsPro-EU protesters in Ukraine have reinforced their position in the centre of Kiev, rebuilding barricades torn down by police. The government’s decision not to sign a deal on closer EU ties last month has sparked weeks of mass rallies. First Deputy Prime …Ukraine says it will sign association agreement with European Union soonIrish TimesUkrainian […]

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ISS cooling system fails: NASA – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe International Space Station’s cooling system has failed NASA has confirmed. The astronauts aboard the ISS are said to be conserving power after one of the 15-year-old space station’s two external cooling loops circulating ammonia shut down, a NASA …Cooling pump fails on International Space Station; six-man crew OKCNNSpace station’s coolant system […]

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South Africa, world leaders gather to mourn former president Nelson Mandela – Washington Post

Washington PostSOWETO —Scores of world leaders, along with tens of thousands of South Africans, honored Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life in here Tuesday in a massive stadium ceremony filled with tributes and joyous song. Huge, boisterous crowds waited patiently …Nelson Mandela’s ‘mighty power of forgiveness’ lauded at memorialNBCNews.comNelson Mandela memorial service latest: world leaders and mourners […]

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US tech companies call for more controls on surveillance – Reuters

ReutersLONDON (Reuters) – Eight major U.S. web companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, made a joint call on Monday for tighter controls on how governments collect personal data, intensifying the furor over online surveillance. In an open letter to U.S. …Tech giants push surveillance reform: What wasn’t saidZDNetTech firms demand US government surveillance changesComputerandvideogames.comGoogle: Online […]

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Six detained in Mexico theft of radioactive material – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMEXICO CITY (AP) — Six people being tested for possible radiation exposure in a hospital in central Mexico are suspects in the theft of highly radioactive cobalt-60, a government official said Friday. The official said the six were arrested Thursday and taken to …Mexico men detained over Mexico radiation truck robberyBBC NewsMexico hospitalizes six […]

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Hurricane Sandy Live Update

Hurricane Sandy: Live Report (via AFP) 2322GMT: JUST IN – Sandy is due to make landfall within the next hour along the New Jersey coast, the US National Hurricane Center says. 2321GMT: In Chicago, authorities have issued a lakeshore flood warning. 2314GMT: My colleague Timothy Witcher reports that the East River has risen over the […]