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UN Sends Helicopters to Evacuate Staff From South Sudan Base (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekThe United Nations sent four helicopters to evacuate staff from one of its bases in South Sudan’s Jonglei state where three Indian peacekeepers were killed yesterday in violence gripping the world’s newest nation. Fighting has spread since the Dec. 15 attack …UN Confirms Death of Peacekeepers in South SudanVoice of AmericaUK Sends Second Plane to […]

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5 things you need to know on Friday – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJapan robot chats with astronaut on space station. The first humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero-gravity on the International Space Station. Footage released by the robot’s developers on …Kirobo robot has first chat in spaceBBC NewsRobot Astronaut Kirobo and Commander Koichi […]

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76 hurt in collapse of London theater ceiling – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLONDON — Part of the ornate plaster ceiling of a West End theater collapsed during a packed performance Thursday night, injuring 76 people, authorities said. The collapse occurred at the Apollo Theatre about 8:10 p.m. local time (3:10 p.m. ET), 40 minutes …London’s Apollo Theatre ceiling collapses during performanceNBCNews.comLondon: Apollo Theatre’s ceiling collapses, 88 […]

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Leo DiCaprio’s mantra: Gratitude, not greed – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK – In The Wolf of Wall Street (opening Christmas Day), perennially hungry huckster Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) revels in the exuberant excess that somehow never strikes him as superfluous. His life, paid for by an illegal financial operation, …‘American Hustle’ and ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ come late to the Oscar partyLos Angeles […]

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Analysis: Sisi determined to stamp out all opposition – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostAfter violent crackdown fails to completely neutralize the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the new regime turns to legal action to achieve complete victory, charging Morsi with conspiring with Hamas, Hezbollah. Egypt’s Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi …Egypt Accuses Morsi of Vast Terrorist PlotNew York TimesEgypt’s Mohamed Morsi accused of espionage, plotting Islamist takeoverWashington […]

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Putin-Ukraine Rapprochement Seen Frustrating Russian Steelmakers – Businessweek

BusinessweekRussian steelmakers may be frustrated by an agreement between President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych to strengthen ties, according to BCS Financial Group and Deutsche Bank AG. “Domestic producers may face a little …Russia’s Gazprom may gain despite cheaper gas to UkraineReutersAnalysts Weigh In on Ukraine’s Russian LifelineWall Street JournalUkraine’s Prime Minister […]

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Facebook plans to roll out video advertising – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Tuesday said it soon plans to begin video advertising within members’ News Feeds, a move that takes aim at massive spending budgets for television ads. The social-networking giant says in a “short amount of time” …Facebook’s Video Ads Risk Alienating UsersWall Street JournalFacebook starting to show video commercials that […]

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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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145000 HP Chromebook 11 chargers recalled due to burn and fire hazard – Fox News

Fox NewsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission reported today that Google and HP have recalled HP Chromebook 11 chargers, after nine reports surfaced of chargers overheating and melting. The CPSC recommends that you stop using the product immediately.Google, HP Recall Chromebook 11 Chargers After Melting and OverheatingABC NewsHP Chromebook 11 Chargers Officially RecalledPC MagazineGoogle, HP Recall […]

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Facebook to roll out video advertising in test – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comFacebook plans to begin selling video ads that play automatically in users’ news feeds, The Wall Street Journal reports. Facebook is expected to announce the move Tuesday. Facebook has confirmed it is testing video advertising, following media reports that …Facebook begins testing video ads in News FeedsTelegraph.co.ukFinally, Facebook Introduces Video Ads In NewsfeedForbesFacebook Launches Auto-Play […]

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UPDATE 1-South Sudan fighting resumes, death toll reaches 26 – Reuters

Reuters(Adds comments from aid worker, background). JUBA Dec 17 (Reuters) – Gunfire erupted again in South Sudan’s capital Juba on Tuesday, a day after President Salva Kiir said security forces had put down an attempted coup by supporters of his former deputy …Fresh Gunfire in South Sudan Capital After Alleged Coup AttemptVoice of AmericaSouth Sudan […]

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Kerry downplays dispute with China in East China Sea – Reuters UK

Reuters UKHANOI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday the United States would speak out when countries “raised the temperature” through unilateral actions in territorial disputes, but did not view differences with China over the East China Sea …US pledges $32.5m in naval aid to Southeast Asia nationsBoston GlobeIn Philippines, Kerry […]

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Japan sets out defence strategy amid China tensions – BBC News

BBC NewsJapan’s cabinet has approved a new national security strategy and increased defence spending in a move widely seen as aimed at China. Over the next five years, Japan will buy hardware including drones, aircraft and amphibious vehicles. The military will …Japan security plan focuses on island disputeUSA TODAYJapan new security plan focuses on island […]

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South Sudan: Gunfire continues in tense capital, Juba – BBC News

BBC NewsFresh gunfire has erupted overnight in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, a day after the government said it had quashed an attempted coup. There are reports of heavy weapons being fired near a military headquarters just outside Juba. Several thousand …UN chief urges South Sudanese army leaders to exercise “maximum restraint …XinhuaSouth Sudan Puts […]

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Beyonce album breaks iTunes sales records – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Beyonce’s latest album broke iTunes sales records, Apple said Monday. BEYONCÉ, which the singer announced on Facebook’s Instagram mobile service, became the fastest selling album ever on iTunes with 828,773 purchased in its …Why Did BeyoncĂ© Keep Her Self-Titled Album a Secret? Find Out!E! OnlineBeyonce’s Surprise Album Sets Three-Day Global Sales […]

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Israel’s public paranoia masks private complacency – Financial Times

Financial TimesIn recent years, Benjamin Netanyahu has specialised in playing the role of prophet-in-the-wilderness. While much of the world cheered last month’s interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme, the Israeli prime minister denounced it as a “very bad deal”.EU Optimistic On Resumption Of Talks With IranRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyJohn Kerry consults Iranian official about nuclear talks’ ‘atmosphere’PoliticoUK’s Hague […]

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EU can help resolve Ukraine concerns about trade deal, diplomat says – CNN

CNN(CNN) — The European Union can help resolve some of the financial concerns that have prevented Ukraine from signing a landmark trade deal, its top diplomat said Monday, as tens of thousands of protesters kept up demonstrations over fears that Kiev would …Pro-government supporters rally outside Kiev’s barricadesTimes of IndiaEU says door remains open to […]

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UPDATE 1-China eyes collection of lunar samples in 2017 – Reuters

Reuters(Adds comment on overseas monitoring stations). BEIJING Dec 16 (Reuters) – China aims to launch its next unmanned lunar probe in 2017, with the aim of collecting and bringing home lunar samples, an official said on Monday, after the country’s first probe …Sensation: Chinese Jade Rabbit FOUND ON MOONRegisterRaw: China Lands Spacecraft on MoonUSA TODAYChina […]

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South Sudan declares curfew after troops clash around capital – Reuters

ReutersJUBA (Reuters) – The South Sudanese president declared a curfew in the capital Juba on Monday after clashes overnight between rival factions of soldiers. The fighting broke out following months of tension after President Salva Kiir sacked his deputy Riek …Heavy Gunfire Erupts in South Sudan’s CapitalVoice of AmericaFighting erupts between South Sudanese troops – […]

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Cam Newton, Panthers roll past Jets to set up showdown with Saints – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ron Rivera couldn’t help himself. The Carolina Panthers coach caught himself looking up at the Bank of America Stadium scoreboard Sunday, “a few times too many,” rooting hard for another result to unfold as his team collected a 30-20 …Jets’ Fourth-Quarter Mistakes, Unusual and Familiar, Hurt Playoff HopesNew York TimesJets face […]