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Bulls-Knicks Preview – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comFew teams have been more disappointing than the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls. The rough start could have much more dire consequences for the Knicks, however, with coach Mike Woodson’s job possibly hanging in the balance. New York will try to …Hamstring has Raymond Felton expecting to be sidelined for KnicksNew York Daily NewsKnicks […]

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Uruguay OKs first national marketplace for marijuana – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay’s Senate gave final congressional approval Tuesday to create the world’s first national marketplace for legal marijuana, an audacious experiment that will have the government oversee production, sales and …Uruguay approves first national market for legal marijuanaWashington PostUruguay to legalize marijuana, Senate saysCNN InternationalUruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuanaCBS […]

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Obama arrives for Mandela service, celebration – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG — Thousands of South Africans filled trains and buses and headed to a soccer stadium where President Obama and other leaders from around the globe were honoring Nelson Mandela in a memorial service Tuesday. Extreme levels of …South Africa, world leaders gather to honor MandelaWashington PostNelson Mandela memorial: Snipers, troops stand guardCNN InternationalObama, […]

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Rare Singapore riot forces soul searching over foreign workers – Reuters

ReutersSINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s first major riot in four decades is forcing the wealthy island to confront a stubborn but vexing question: how to treat low-paid foreign workers whose muscle underpins much of the economy but whose presence increasingly …Singapore to charge 24 Indian workers for riotingTimes of IndiaSingapore to charge 24 people for riotingABC […]

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Sherman, Schwartzman share in the ‘Mary Poppins’ love – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNearly 50 years after he put “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocius” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee” into the pop-culture vernacular with his brother Robert, Richard Sherman is still a stalwart champion of all things Mary Poppins. And on the new Blu-ray edition of the …Original Motion Picture Score Soundtrack from Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS …Broadway WorldNew Look at “Mary […]

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Ukraine protesters hold firm, defying riot police – Reuters

ReutersKIEV (Reuters) – Thousands of Ukrainian protesters huddled by braziers in their tented camp in the snowbound capital Kiev into Tuesday morning, in defiance of riot police who took up positions throughout the capital as a deadline to clear the streets expired.Biden calls Ukraine presidentUSA TODAYIt’s Time for Ukraine’s Protesters to BargainBloombergUkranian president calls for […]

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UPDATE 3-Syrian army retakes road needed to ship out chemical arms – Reuters

Reuters… Print. * Syrian TV broadcasts footage in captured town of Nabak. * Watchdog chief says chemical arms removal may be delayed. * Russia says could help provide transport for chemicals (Adds Russia could give support). By Oliver Holmes. BEIRUT, Dec 9 …Deadline for removing Syria’s chemical weapons may be missed, officials warnTelegraph.co.ukSyria Retakes Road […]

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Russia state news agency gets controversial chief – Businessweek

BusinessweekMOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Monday appointed a controversial news anchor to head a restructured state news agency, a move signaling the Kremlin’s intention to tighten control over the media and use it increasingly for propaganda of …Putin stokes controversy with news agency shake-upAFPREFILE-Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on Russia mediaReutersRIA […]

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Hagel to Discuss Afghanistan During Visit to Pakistan – Businessweek

BusinessweekU.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, steps off of a helicopter after arriving at the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters, on December 7, 2013 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images. U.S. Defense Secretary …Hagel Warns Pakistan to Help Open NATO Supply RouteBloombergHagel Urges Pakistan to Reopen Afghan Supply RouteWall Street JournalHagel to meet with […]

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Hagel Urges Pakistan to Reopen Afghan Supply Route – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalPakistan’s army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, right, meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Monday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. ISLAMABAD—U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel pressed …Hagel to meet with Pakistan’s prime ministerBusinessweekHagel to Discuss Afghanistan During Visit to PakistanBloombergNDAA update coming today – Hagel meets with Pakistans […]

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Thailand unrest: Opposition MPs pledge to resign – BBC News

BBC NewsThailand’s opposition MPs are to resign en masse, officials say, after weeks of anti-government protests in Bangkok. Opposition-backed street protesters have been trying to oust PM Yingluck Shinawatra, saying she is controlled by her brother, former PM …Members of Thai Opposition Party Quit ParliamentNew York TimesThai Leader Yingluck Shinawatra Says Instability May Drag OnWall […]

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Thailand’s crisis deepens as opposition quits – Financial Times

Financial TimesThailand’s main opposition party quit parliament en masse on Sunday, tipping the country still deeper into political crisis as protesters geared up for a final push to oust the government. As Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister, urged talks and offered to hold a …Thailand’s MPs resign en masse from parliamentSydney Morning HeraldThailand’s Yingluck Shinawatra Proposes […]

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South Africans Embark on Day of ‘Prayer and Reflection’ for Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesJOHANNESBURG — At the start of a week of commemorations, South Africans embarked Sunday on what the authorities have called a day of prayer and reflection following the death of Nelson Mandela, gathering in places of worship, private homes and …South Africans Pray for MandelaTIMESouth Africa Begins Farewell to Nelson MandelaWall Street JournalThe […]

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Thailand’s Yingluck Shinawatra Proposes Referendum – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalDemocrat leader and former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva speaks along with his party members in Bangkok on Sunday. Associated Press. BANGKOK—Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Sunday proposed a referendum to decide her political …Thai crisis deepens as opposition quits parliamentTimes of IndiaYingluck Offers to Hold Thai Referendum on Unelected CouncilBusinessweekThai opposition Democrat […]

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Thai opposition party quitting Parliament – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s main opposition party announced Sunday its members were resigning en masse from Parliament to protest a government they claim is illegitimate, a move sure to deepen the country’s latest political crisis. Democrat Party …Thai Leader Yingluck Shinawatra Says Instability May Drag OnWall Street JournalYingluck Offers to Hold Thai Referendum on […]

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South Korea will expand its air defense zone, defense ministry says – Washington Post

Washington PostTOKYO — South Korea on Sunday announced the expansion of its air defense identification zone, extending it farther south into an area that overlaps with similar zones of Japan and China. The South’s decision, widely expected after a week of government …South Korea expands air defense zone in reaction to ChinaCNNSKorea Announces Expanded Air […]

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Hagel: Afghan minister says security pact to be signed in ‘timely manner’ – CNN

CNN(CNN) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says his Afghan counterpart assured him that an important security pact will be reached with Kabul in a “timely manner,” despite a failure so far to forge a deal. Hagel made the remark during a visit to Afghanistan …Hagel Gets Assurances on Afghan DealVoice of AmericaUS-Afghan security pact […]

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Russia and Ukraine leaders seek partnership treaty – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych has held unscheduled talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on a strategic partnership treaty. Thousands of protesters continue to block government buildings and occupy the main square in the capital, Kiev.Ukraine Government Pursues Russia TiesRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyPresident accused of “selling” Ukraine to Russia after latest talks with PutinIrish TimesWith Protests at […]

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Al-Qaida-claimed attack in Yemeni capital kills 52 – Businessweek

BusinessweekCAIRO (AP) — Militants stormed the Defense Ministry in the heart of Yemen’s capital Thursday, killing 52 people, including at least seven foreigners, in a suicide car bombing and assault by gunmen. The brazen attack claimed by al-Qaida’s local branch in …Al Qaeda branch claims attack in YemenIndian ExpressYemen says regains ministry compound, 12 militants […]

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Microsoft Steps up Fight on Cyber Criminals – Guardian Express

Guardian ExpressMicrosoft has stepped-up their fight on cyber criminals by partnering with the FBI, A10 Networks, and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, to fight the ZeroAccess Botnet. Microsoft has announced they have stepped-up their fight on cyber criminals by …Microsoft and FBI Claim to Stamp Out Malware That Steals Ad DollarsMashableMicrosoft, Feds Disrupt ZeroAccess BotnetPC MagazineMicrosoft […]

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Mets Said to Reach Four-Year, $60 Million Deal With Granderson – Bloomberg

BloombergThe Mets have agreed to a four-year, $60 million contract with former Yankees three-time All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson, the New York Post reported, without saying where it got the information. Left-hander Granderson joins a team that hit 130 home …AP source: Curtis Granderson, Mets reach $60M, four-year dealDetroit Free PressReport: Granderson bound for MetsKansas City […]

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Grim ‘Furnace’ blows hot and cold – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldROUGH & TUMBLE: Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, and Casey Affleck, above, star in ‘Out of the Furnace.’ 1. Friday, December 6, 2013. PrintEmail Comments (0). By: James Verniere. “OUT OF THE FURNACE” Rated R. At AMC Loews Boston Common, …Movie review: Ladled with violence, ‘Out of the Furnace’ delves into life-changing …Pittsburgh Post Gazette‘Out […]