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Russia targets Turkish economy over downed warplane

Russia on Thursday vowed to carry out broad retaliatory measures against Turkey's economy to avenge the downing of one of its warplanes as Moscow & Ankara traded furious verbal volleys….

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Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into…

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Redskins could play twice in London next season

LONDON (AP) — The Washington Redskins could become the first NFL team to play two games in London in one season — in consecutive weeks, no less. The Redskins will…

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Osborne moves to protect core science funding

Chancellor George Osborne has bowed to pressure from scientists to protect their core government funding from the effects of inflation. In his Autumn Statement, Mr Osborne said the science resource…

US military helicopter crashes in South Korea, killing 2

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.S. military helicopter crashed in South Korea during a routine training mission Monday, killing both pilots on board, the U.S. Army & South Korean…

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On polluted Rio island, Brazilian ecologist dreams of miracle

Striding through garbage & abandoned fuel installations on an island in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay, Brazilian ecologist Sergio Ricardo comes to an unexpected conclusion: "It's a miracle." To…

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Neurotic priests scare me, says Pope

Pope Francis on Friday described some Catholic priests as so scary & neurotic he keeps well away from them. In comments that had his audience chuckling at a conference on…

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In Asia, Obama takes softer tone on human rights, corruption

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — In Southeast Asia, President Barack Obama has taken a softer tone on human rights & corruption in a part of the world that rights groups…

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Obama urges halt to artificial islands in South China Sea

By Matt Spetalnick & Martin Petty KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that countries should stop building artificial islands & militarising their claims in the…

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Boy Accused Of Attempted Murder After Stabbing

A boy will appear in court accused of attempted murder after two teenagers were stabbed at a school in southeast London. The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons,…