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Gunfire Paves Bloody Way To Thai Elections – TIME

TIMEGunmen opened fire on pro-government demonstrators in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, wounding at least six people and ratcheting up tensions just one day before Sunday’s key national elections. Around eight gunmen emerged from a crowd of …Thailand election: Several hurt in Bangkok gun battleBBC NewsViolence erupts in Thailand ahead of electionsUSA TODAYShots, blasts as protest […]

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Thai Election Commission Says Blocking of Ballots to Hamper Vote – Businessweek

BusinessweekThailand’s Election Commission warned that voting in tomorrow’s general election may be called off in parts of the country’s southern provinces because protesters are blocking the distribution of ballots. The results of the polls may not be certified for months …Shots, Explosions Heard as Thais Continue Protest in BangkokVoice of AmericaThai election: Shooting in Bangkok […]

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Ukraine’s President Goes on Sick Leave as Protests Roil – New York Times

New York TimesKIEV, Ukraine — Viktor F. Yanukovych, the president of Ukraine, went on sick leave on Thursday, leaving negotiated efforts to resolve the country’s political crisis hanging. A statement on the president’s website said Mr. Yanukovych, 63, was taking time off …Why is Ukraine torn between East and West?BBC NewsYanukovych taken ill as protesters […]

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Ukraine unrest: President Yanukovych offers ‘concessions’ – BBC News

BBC NewsUkrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has offered what appear to be concessions to the opposition as anti-government protests spread. Mr Yanukovych pledged to amend recently approved tough anti-protest laws, reshuffle the government and grant an …Ukraine Protests: Behind Kiev’s barricadesTelegraph.co.ukUkraine unrest spreads beyond KievFinancial TimesAnti-government protests turn deadly in Kiev, UkraineLos Angeles TimesRT –CHANNELS –Wall […]

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Qualcomm Buys Palm Patents From Hewlett-Packard – ABC News

ABC NewsCell-phone chip maker Qualcomm Inc. said Thursday it has acquired patents once owned by smartphone maker Palm Inc. from Hewlett-Packard for an undisclosed amount. Qualcomm says the purchase covers 1,400 U.S. patents and about 1,000 more …Qualcomm acquires patents from HP to bulk up portfolioReutersQualcomm buys Palm, iPaq patents from HPPCWorldWhy Qualcomm acquired 2400 […]

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Ukraine unrest: Crisis talks ‘raise hope for solution’ – BBC News

BBC NewsAn opposition leader in Ukraine has said hopes to end the deadly unrest there have risen, after crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovych. Arseniy Yatsenyuk said there was “a high chance of halting the bloodshed”. Thousands of protesters in the capital …Ukraine protesters, police agree to truce as government, opposition talkCNNProtesters storm government offices […]

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Khordorkovsky associate Platon Lebedev to be released – BBC News

BBC NewsRussia’s Supreme Court has ordered the release of Platon Lebedev, the former business partner of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, with whom he was jailed in 2005. Platon and Khodorkovsky were convicted of tax evasion and theft after funding opposition parties and …Russian court orders release of former Khordokovsky aideCNNRussia Shuts Door on Khodorkovsky Return as Lebedev […]

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Clash of the liberals in New York – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK — When he ran for mayor last year, Democrat Bill de Blasio thrilled liberals when he promised universal pre-kindergarten funded by taxing rich New Yorkers whose wealth skyrocketed under his billionaire predecessor Mayor Michael Bloomberg.Cost of Educating New York City’s 4-Year-Olds Proves Difficult to CalculateNew York TimesCuomo unveils low-growth budgetCrain’s New York […]

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Sundance Day 2: Guantanamo, Somali Pirates Steal the Stage from Kristen … – TheWrap

TheWrapOn the second day of the Sundance Film Festival, Guantanamo Bay detainees and Somali pirates upstaged movie stars like Kristen Stewart and Philip Seymour Hoffman, as the politics of terrorism dominated more than one premiere. “Camp X-Ray,” the tale of …Kristen Stewart’s ‘Camp X-Ray’ And Three Other Movies From The First 24 Hours …Huffington PostUnlikely […]

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Ugandan president slams gays while refusing to sign anti-gay bill – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign into law a tough anti-homosexual bill passed by parliament last month. But the tone of his remarks offered little cheer for the country’s beleaguered gay rights groups.Excerpts from Ugandan leader’s letter on gaysWashington PostUganda president Yoweri Museveni blocks anti-gay bill to jail […]

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60 Minutes’ A-Rod piece incites MLB, union fight – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball and the players association, which previously had maintained a tone of respect and cooperation through the messy Alex Rodriguez ordeal, appear ready to get down into the muck with him. Both organizations issued critical statements …Arbitrator reduces Alex Rodriguez’s PED suspension to 162 games, plus …Washington PostAnthony Bosch: A-Rod ‘knew they […]

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Central African Republic: Fears of sectarian genocide – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN has warned that the Central African Republic is heading toward a humanitarian disaster, as people fleeing conflict between Muslim and Christian militias pack into overcrowded camps with poor sanitation. Paul Wood in the capital, Bangui, reports on …Regional Bloc to Discuss CAR CrisisVoice of AmericaCAR president faces uncertain future as Chad hosts […]

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T-Mobile will pay early-termination fees for families – CNET

CNETCEO John Legere says the company is addressing yet another pain point in its aggressive “UnCarrier” strategy: it’ll pay early-termination fees for customers who want to jump to T-Mobile from another carrier. Marguerite Reardon. by Marguerite Reardon …CES 2014: T-Mobile offers families a Get Out of Jail Free card, launches fastest …ZDNetT-Mobile Offers to Cover […]

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‘Frozen’ grips No. 1 spot on Billboard album chart – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBeyoncé’s hot, but Frozen is hotter. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the soundtrack’s sales jumped 55%, making it a grand total of 165,000 in the week ending Jan. 5. It climbed from No. 4 to No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart, knocking Queen Bey off her perch …‘Frozen’ Soundtrack Storms to Top Of Billboard 200Billboard‘Frozen’ […]

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Trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy postponed – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy has been postponed until February 1, according to multiple state-owned media outlets. Morsy and 14 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood are charged with inciting the murders of at least …Egypt: Morsi’s trial adjourned until Feb. 1Washington PostMorsi’s trip to court put off due […]

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Nets’ Williams sidelined after ankle treatment – Washington Post

Washington PostNEW YORK — Deron Williams will miss the Brooklyn Nets’ game against Golden State on Wednesday after receiving treatment for his chronically injured ankles. Williams was diagnosed Monday with a sprained left ankle, and the Nets said he was treated …Nets’ Deron Williams in walking boot, will be re-evaluated by doctors later in weekSI.comNets’ […]

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Hospital says former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon fighting for his life – Fox News

Fox NewsThe director of the Israeli hospital treating former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday that the 85-year-old is fighting for his life and doctors are pessimistic about his prognosis. Dr. Zeev Rotstein of the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, told reporters …Ariel Sharon: Doctors pessimistic over ex-PM’s survivalBBC NewsFormer Israeli leader Ariel Sharon […]

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Al-Qaida Group Says Responsible for Beirut Bombing – ABC News

ABC NewsAn al-Qaida linked group claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide car bombing last week in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood in Lebanon, as its fighters fought other rebels in neighboring Syria in the most serious infighting since the uprising began.Al-Qaeda-linked ISIS under attack in northern SyriaBBC NewsSyrian rebels launch fierce offensive against al Qaeda fightersReuters […]

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BCS National Championship props – Florida State, Auburn ready to unleash … – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comAuburn RB Tre Mason has rushed for over 1,600 yards and scored 22 TDs for the Tigers this season. By: The Linemakers | More Experts Published: Jan 04, 2014. This year’s BCS National Championship will feature two of the nation’s top offenses which …Stewart Mandel: Auburn defense better than stats say, but FSU is still […]

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At Least 13 Dead In Clashes Between Egypt Protesters, Police – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertySupporters of Egypt’s deposed President Muhammad Morsi run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes in the northeastern part of Cairo’s Nasr City district on January 3. Tweet. Follow @RFERL …Riot police, Islamist supporters clash in EgyptBoston GlobeState crackdown in Egypt sparks deadly clasheseuronews13 killed in clashes as Morsi’s supporters rally […]

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Things could get wild this weekend – ESPN

ESPNA high-scoring game is expected Saturday night when the New Orleans Saints visit the Philadelphia Eagles. An Ice Bowl-like game is expected when the San Francisco 49ers visit the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Can the Indianapolis Colts repeat their …Fumble in first clash with 49ers changed Eddie Lacy’s rookie seasonUSA TODAYNFL wild-card picks: Red-hot […]

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Cambodian forces open fire on protesters, at least three dead: witnesses – Reuters

ReutersPHNOM PENH (Reuters) – At least three people were killed on Friday when Cambodian military police opened fire to try to quell a protest by garment factory workers, two witnesses said. Two human rights workers who witnessed the chaos said three or four …Cambodian Protesters Wounded in Clash with PoliceVoice of AmericaCambodian police fire on […]

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Israel releases third group of Palestinian prisoners – Xinhua

XinhuaJERUSALEM, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) — Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners early Tuesday, as part of a U.S.-brokered agreement to resume direct peace talks between the two sides. The prisoners — 18 men from the West Bank, three from the Gaza Strip and five …Prisoner release: A painful, uncredited stepJerusalem PostPalestinians convicted in terror attacks released […]

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NY man wins over $700G from lottery ticket found after Superstorm Sandy – Fox News

Fox NewsIt was the ultimate case of delayed gratification for 27-year-old Marvin Rosales-Martinez. The Hicksville, N.Y. man was working as a landscaper one month after Superstorm Sandy rocked the tri-state area when he stumbled upon a winning lottery ticket worth …Man finds $1M lotto winner in Hurricane Sandy leavesNew York Post$1 million NY lottery winner […]

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WATCH HERE HD Watch The Wolf of Wall Street Online Full Movie 2013 Free … – San Angelo Standard Times

San Angelo Standard TimesWatch The Wolf of Wall Street Online.Watch The Wolf of Wall Street Online Full Movie 2013 Free.Watch The Wolf of Wall Street Online Free.Watch The Wolf of Wall Street Movie.Watch The Wolf of Wall Street Online. Director Martin Scorsese’s latest film, “The …Will Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Get An Oscar For ‘The Wolf […]

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Lebanon’s Mohamad Chatah — US friend, Hezbollah foe — killed in blast – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — Mohamad Chatah, a former Lebanese finance minister and ambassador to the United States, died Friday when a car bomb struck his convoy in downtown Beirut, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported. The blast killed five others and left 71 …Lebanon bombing kills 6, including ex-ambassador to USFox NewsBeirut blast silences senior anti-Syria voice, […]

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China’s State Media Condemns Abe Amid Boycott Calls on Weibo (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekShinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, center, waves as he leaves the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Dec. 26, 2013. Photographer: Haruyoshi Yamaguchi/Bloomberg. China’s state media condemned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to a war shrine as Chinese …China’s State Media Condemns Abe Visit Amid Calls for BoycottBloombergChina media: Abe’s Yasukuni shrine visitBBC NewsVisit by Japanese […]

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Three core, secular members of 2011 Arab Spring movement jailed in Egypt – CBS News

CBS NewsIn this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, file photo, Ahmed Maher, with sunglasses, the leader of the April 6 youth group that had a leading role in the 2011 uprising against former president Hosni Mubarak, tries to turn himself into prosecutors over an arrest warrant …In Egypt, the ‘revolution’ is eating its youngChristian Science MonitorEgypt […]