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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 —…