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Radio Rebels Fight Against Digital

December 12, 2013 1:46 am

Ahead of the announcement of a timetable for the shutdown of FM radio transmitters, some are rebelling against the switch to digital.

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Coffin Carrying Mandela Arrives at Union Buildings

December 12, 2013 12:46 am

Thousands continue to pour out on the streets to see and pay their respects to former South African President, Nelson Mandela as the coffin carrying him returns to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday (December 12). After staying in the 1 Military Hospital overnight, the coffin made its daily procession towards the Union Buildings, […]

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New Advice for Sentencing Sex Offenders

December 12, 2013 12:45 am

Sex offenders who have abused a position of power or exploited their celebrity could be handed harsher jail terms under new sentencing guidelines for England and Wales.

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Blast Near US Embassy in Kabul an Accident, Afghan Official Says

December 12, 2013 12:45 am

An accidental detonation of explosives stored in an Afghan facility beside the U.S. embassy in Kabul sparked a brief panic early on Thursday (December 12), triggering concerns of an attack, but no immediate reports of casualties. The blast happened about 10.30 a.m. (0600GMT), and the U.S. embassy's alarm was heard blaring across the diplomatic area […]

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Family´s Concern for Syria Captive

December 12, 2013 12:45 am

The family of a British doctor imprisoned over a year ago by the Syrian government say they are growing increasingly concerned for his mental health.

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Dementia Treatment by 2025 Pledge

December 12, 2013 12:45 am

On Wednesday leaders from the G8 nations committed to finding a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025.

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FACTBOX: Why Investors Can´t Get Enough Bad Chinese Debt

December 12, 2013 12:45 am

Chinese 'bad bank' Cinda jumped 23% at the open on its trading debut. The $2.5 bln IPO is Hong Kong's largest this year. The IPO attracted 10 cornerstone investors, including Norway's sovereign wealth fund and hedge fund Och-Ziff. Back in 1999, China's leaders created Cinda as one of four 'bad loan' banks. Cinda president Zang […]

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Controversial Albany development clears major hurdle

December 11, 2013 11:54 pm

The University of California’s plan to bring a retail and housing development to a plot of land in Albany cleared another major hurdle Wednesday night. The Albany Planning Commission has approved the development project on the Gill Tract. UC owns the lot and wants to build a Sprout’s Farmers Market, a 175 unit senior housing […]

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Suspected Gunman in US University Causes Lockdown

December 11, 2013 11:44 pm

U.S. police shuts down the American University while they hunt for a suspected gunman. The Washington, D.C. school's website said it was in a lockdown for about two hours. The university said the suspect was in custody, and the D.C. police have reported there were no injuries caused to anyone. No details about the suspect […]

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SAN JOSE: Homeless men who died of exposure remembered

December 11, 2013 11:35 pm

A crowd gathered in a vacant lot in San Jose Wednesday evening, candles in hand, to honor the four men who recently died from exposure to the cold.

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