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6.7-magnitude quake hits Santa Cruz Islands — USGS

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted Santa Cruz Islands on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 34.20 km, was initially determined to be at 10.9968 degrees south latitude and 165.4029 degrees east longitude. Related stories 6.2-magnitude quake hits Santa Cruz Islands — USGS 2013-01-31 6.0-magnitude ...

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Cambodians mourn late King Sihanouk

Cambodians have gathered in Phnom Penh to pay their last respects to the late King Norodom Sihanouk. The former king had been lying in state since his death last October. Tens of thousands of mourners lined the one-kilometer-long (0.6-mile) route taken by a gilded…

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Salman Khan: Bollywood star faces homicide charge

An Indian court has ruled that Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will be charged with culpable homicide for a hit-and-run incident 10 years ago. If convicted of the charge, the actor could face up to 10 years in prison. In September 2002, Khan…

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18 killed in northeast Nigeria military raid

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers attacked training camps for suspected members of the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram deep in a game reserve in the nation’s restive northeast, a raid that left at least 18 people dead, a military spokesman said Friday. The raid lasted two days in the Sambisa Game Reserve in Borno state, a rural region of…

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Spanish PM accused of hiding secret income

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government was rocked by a major corruption scandal on Thursday after the publication of documents that allegedly showed him receiving 250,000 euros (US$341,700) that had been hidden from tax authorities. Rajoy denied the allegations after El Pais published…

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Blast at US Embassy in Ankara

Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler on Friday said that the security officer who lost his life in today’s blast at the US Embassy in Ankara was Mustafa Akarsu, born in 1966. Having arrived at the US Embassy to observe the site of the blast, Guler indicated that a person, they believed to be a suicide bomber, detonated the bomb at ...

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Stock Futures Higher After Modest Jobs Gains

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were rising 99 points, or 97.42 points above fair value, at 13,896. Futures for the S&P 500 were up 9.25 points, or 9.14 points above fair value, at 1502. Futures for the Nasdaq were rising 18.50 points, or 18.47 points above fair value, at 2743. Major U.S. stock averages fell Thursday as doubts ...

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Chinese Hackers Stole Every New York Times Employee’s Password

On Wednesday night, after enduring four months of hacking, the New York Times finally reported that its computer network had been infiltrated and that it had ousted its attackers, who it linked to the Chinese military. In the meantime, hackers stole every Times employee’s corporate password, and used them to get into 53 employees’ personal computers. The attacks started as ...

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Malian president offers Tuareg rebels talks

TIMBUKTU, Mali/PARIS (Reuters) – Mali’s president offered Tuareg rebels talks on Thursday in a bid for national reconciliation after a French-led offensive drove their Islamist former allies into mountain hideaways. Dioncounda Traore (R), Acting President of Mali, speaks to the media at an extraordinary summit of West African regional bloc ECOWAS on the crisis in Mali and Guinea Bissau, at ...

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Barack Obama looking to further strengthening ties with India: White House

January 31: Barack Obama is looking to further strengthen Indo-American ties in his second term as the President of US, the White House said on Thursday. “India is an incredibly important country in the world, not just the region. And the (US) President looks forward to continuing to enhance the depth of our relationship, to work together on common goals ...

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