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'Tomorrowland' Celebrates Walt Disney's Vision of the Future

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The world of tomorrow is a pretty wonderful place … at least that's the sentiment of the makers of Disney's new epic, "Tomorrowland." At a press conference…


Nokia CEO says in no hurry to sell mapping unit HERE: magazine

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nokia is in no hurry to sell its mapping unit HERE despite receiving high quality bids, the Finnish company's chief executive said in a trade magazine interview….


Malawi sex workers to get damages over forced HIV tests

A Malawi court has ruled that 11 prostitutes who were forced to take HIV tests by police six years ago will be awarded damages, a court official said Thursday citing…


Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties & plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare…


Thomas Cook Boss Apologises For Corfu Deaths

Thomas Cook narrowed its first-half operating loss & said it had seen no impact from calls for a boycott following criticism of its handling of the deaths of two children…


Portugal investigates police beating of man at soccer game

MATOSINHOS, Portugal (AP) — Jose Magalhaes took his two young boys & his elderly father to watch a huge Portuguese soccer game, thinking it would be a treat for all….


UN condemns 'terrorist' attack on Russian embassy in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning what it calls a "terrorist attack" on the Russian embassy in Syria's capital. Russia's Deputy U.N. Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov…


Oil slides more than 3 percent on dollar rally, glut worry

By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on Tuesday, with U.S. crude extending losses for a fifth straight day as the dollar rallied…


10 Chinese nationals charged with illegal firearms in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Authorities say 10 Chinese citizens suspected of illegal gold mining in Ghana are facing firearms charges in court. Justice Francis Obiri on Monday granted the defendants…


Chinx, New York rapper with dark street tales, killed

Chinx, the New York rapper who won a growing following by turning his bleak experiences as a drug-dealer into verse, was shot dead Sunday. He was 31. The rapper —…