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Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel captured by rebels »

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AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian jets shelled rebel positions near a border crossing close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that was seized by rebels in some of the heaviest clashes in the strategic area this year, rebels and residents said on Thursday. Powered by WPeMatico…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas: U.N. »

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents on Wednesday of committing war crimes including amputations and public executions, sometimes in the presence of children, and said it believed Damascus had used chlorine gas in combating its enemies. Powered by WPeMatico…

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion »

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border on Wednesday, as hopes quickly faded that Tuesday’s talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old crisis. Powered by WPeMatico…

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Financial markets

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares edge up on steady Wall St, euro clings to gains »

TOKYO, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Asian stocks crept up on Thursday following another steady performance by Wall Street shares which hovered near record highs, while…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Qantas converts Airbus A320 orders to upgraded A320neo variant »

SINGAPORE, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Qantas Airways said on Thursday that it has converted orders for 21 Airbus A320 aircraft into the re-engined A320neo variant…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fitch: Thai Bank Buffers To Be Challenged By Economic Weakness »

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Link to Fitch Ratings’ Report: APAC Banks Chart of the Month August 2014 http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=764729 BANGKOK, August…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fitch: Large Thai Banks Have Less Room for Domestic Growth »

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Link to Fitch Ratings’ Report: Thailand’s Large Banks: Peer Review http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=762608 BANGKOK/SINGAPORE, August 27 (Fitch) Thailand’s…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Australia's Billabong shares fall 7.2 pct »

SYDNEY, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Shares in Australian surfwear company Billabong International Ltd fell as much as 7.2 percent in early trade on Thursday after…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
World Sport

Top seeds Djokovic and Williams take U.S. Open spotlight

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take center stage at the U.S. Open on Thursday, headlining a juicy day of action at…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

USC football player admits making up rescue story

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – University of Southern California football player Josh Shaw admitted on Wednesday that he fabricated a widely publicized story that he hurt himself while rescuing…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

U.S. and Spain on course for World Cup showdown

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BELGRADE (Reuters) – A much-weakened United States should still be strong enough at least to reach the final of the 2014 basketball World Cup, which begins in Spain…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »

Record man Marquez crosses another bridge

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LONDON (Reuters) – Marc Marquez talks about fighting for his second successive MotoGP title as if there was some uncertainty about the outcome. Powered by WPeMatico…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »

Cubans pack a punch on last day in the ring

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NANJING China (Reuters) – World champion Javier Ibanez Diaz and Yordan Alain Hernandez Morejon enhanced Cuba’s fine boxing reputation with a gold medal apiece on the final day…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »
Technology

NASA says new heavy-lift rocket debut not likely until 2018

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CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) – NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, designed to fly astronauts to the moon, asteroids and eventually Mars, likely will not have its debut test flight…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Two Chinese firms among potential bidders for STATS ChipPac

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Two Chinese firms are among companies which have approached STATS ChipPAC Ltd about acquiring it, the Singapore provider of technology services said on Thursday. Powered…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Texas family to part ways with skeleton of mammoth found on its farm

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DALLAS (Reuters) – A North Texas family, who discovered the skeleton of a 20,000- to 40,000-year-old mammoth while mining through sediment on their farm, is preparing to turn…

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »

AT&T merges wireless and business units led by de la Vega

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – AT&T Inc is merging its wireless and business divisions into a single unit led by Ralph de la Vega, former chief executive of the company’s…

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »
Motorsport

Stoner urges Rossi to step up to the plate in 2012 season

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(DNN) — World champion Casey Stoner is urging seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi to put a disappointing 2011 behind him and mount a serious challenge on his Ducati…

Jan 23 2012 / Read More »

Williams keep Maldonado for 2012

Williams keep Maldonado for 2012

(DNN) — Pastor Maldonado will once again compete in Formula One’s world championship next year, after Williams announced the Venezuelan will retain his seat for the 2012 season.…

Dec 2 2011 / Read More »
Business News

Argentina debt talks must continue after default: U.S. Judge

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after defaulting on its sovereign debt, a U.S. judge instructed on Friday, just…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »

Argentina to investigate if debt case biased by holdout speculation

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s economy ministry said on Friday it had asked the national securities watchdog to investigate whether litigation in the United States against the nation…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »

Berkshire profit soars 41 pct to a record on investment gains

(Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said second-quarter profit soared 41 percent to a record high, reflecting substantial investment gains and improved results in manufacturing,…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »

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