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S&P 500 index futures edge lower

New York – The S&P 500 index futures edged lower on Tuesday, a day after the Dow hit a record closing high as investors shifted focus to how soon the Federal Reserve may begin reducing stimulus. * Investors were awaiting a number of Federal Reserve speakers including…

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Thai PM appeals to protesters

Long haul: Protesters rally against an amnesty bill at the Democracy monument in central Bangkok on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra has appealed for anti-government groups to end ongoing street protests after the parliamentary defeat of an amnesty bill failed to defuse political tensions. The bill, which critics say was aimed at allowing divisive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra ...

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Governments Give $500 Billion to Climate Change-Causing Fossil Fuels Industry

Governments around the world are contributing to catastrophic climate change and blocking renewable energy alternatives by subsidizing the fossil fuel industry. A new from British think tank the Overseas Development Institute finds that producers of oil, gas and coal received $500 billion in government subsidies in 2011, with the…

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New EU support to the Philippines (European Commission)

(Source: European Commission) European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 November 2013 New EU support to the Philippines European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, has today announced new EU funds of eight million euros to contribute to the economic and social recovery of conflict-affected areas in Mindanao (The Philippines). The announcement was made during his first ever visit to the Philippines ...

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Typhoon deaths climb into thousands in Philippines

Corpses hung from trees, were scattered on sidewalks or buried in flattened buildings — some of the thousands believed killed in one Philippine city alone by ferocious Typhoon Haiyan that washed away homes and buildings with powerful winds and giant waves. As the scale of devastation became clear Sunday from one of the worst storms ever recorded, officials said emergency ...

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Pakistani private schools ban Malala’s book

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani education officials said Sunday that they have banned teenage activist Malala Yousafzai’s book from private schools across the country, claiming it doesn’t show enough respect for Islam and calling her a tool of the West. Malala attracted global attention last year when the Taliban shot her in the head in northwest Pakistan for criticizing the group’s interpretation of ...

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Philippines storm kills estimated 10,000, destruction hampers rescue efforts

Reuters November 11, 2013 – 00:33 By Manuel Mogato and Roli Ng TACLOBAN, Philippines (Reuters) – Rescue workers struggled to reach ravaged towns and villages in the central Philippines on Monday as they tried to deliver aid to survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed an estimated 10,000 people and displaced more than 600,000. The United Nations said some survivors ...

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Haiyan survivors raid shops for food

TORMENTED survivors of a typhoon that’s feared to have killed more than 10,000 in the Philippines are rummaging for food through debris scattered with corpses, while frenzied mobs loot aid convoys. Also in this story Super typhoon Haiyan rips through the Philippines To continue reading, please set up lite access. It’s quick, easy and FREE. Quick Setup Recommended Coverage Looters ...

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Philippine gov’t asks for proper assistance in typhoon-hit areas

> • Philippine gov’t expressed gratitude to those who have been extending help for the areas hit by “Haiyan”. • Philippine official death toll from typhoon “Haiyan” rises to 255. • Local police earlier said that some 10,000 people were feared dead in central province of Leyte alone. Death toll from super typhoon ” Haiyan,” locally named “Yolanda,” climbed to ...

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