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´The Shelling .. Would Have Been Easier Than This Storm´ – Syrian Refugee in Lebanon

December 11, 2013 2:36 pm

This is home now. A young man tries to secure a tent in Lebanon. But there's little protection from a winter storm sweeping through the country. These are the lucky ones. Syrians who escaped the war. Now they are losing a battle against the elements.

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Athens Sails Into the Christmas Season

December 11, 2013 2:36 pm

Athens launches into Christmas with an old tradition – the lighting of sparkling ship. For decades in Greece, boats adorned with Christmas lights were the centerpiece of homes instead of Christmas trees. For many, it will be a difficult Christmas this year in Greece due to the economic crisis that sparked job losses and wage […]

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Pope Francis Named Time´s Person of the Year

December 11, 2013 2:35 pm

Time magazine names Pope Francis its Person of the Year for 2013. The Argentine pontiff – elected as leader of the Roman Catholic Church in March – has called for a renewal of the Church and championed helping the poor. Bobby Ghosh is editor of Time International.

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Spotify ´Not Worried´ by Competition

December 11, 2013 2:35 pm

As Spotify announces plans to let mobile and tablet users stream music for free, co-founder Daniel Ek says he is not worried about competition.

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Person of the Year 2013: Why TIME Chose Pope Francis

December 11, 2013 2:35 pm

TIME's Howard Chua-Eoan explains why Pope Francis is the Person of the Year.

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California Assembly Democrats urge $8B budget reserve

December 11, 2013 2:30 pm

Assembly Speaker John Perez pledged Wednesday to cautiously begin restoring funding to some social programs that were slashed during the recession and said lawmakers will ask voters to approve a revised rainy day fund on the November 2014 ballot. Having a voter-mandated savings plan and building an $8 billion budget reserve by 2017 would protect […]

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Cousins to Start Ahead of RG3 for Redskins

December 11, 2013 1:55 pm

Kirk Cousins will start for the Washington Redskins on Sunday _ and Robert Griffin III will be the No. 3 quarterback behind Rex Grossman. Head Coach Mike Shanahan says the decision was made to keep 'RG3' healthy. (Dec. 11)

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Artificial Sweetener Aspartame Deemed Safe

December 11, 2013 1:48 pm

Artificial Sweetener Aspartame Deemed Safe WebMD Health News By Nicky Broyd Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH More from WebMD Rx for Vegetarians: Check Meds for Animal Products 5-Hour Energy Shots Linked to 13 Deaths How Much Caffeine Is in Your Energy Drink? FDA: 5 Death Reports for Monster Energy Drink Dec. 11, 2013 — […]

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Uproar in Egyptian Court Halts Muslim Brotherhood Trial

December 11, 2013 1:34 pm

An Egyptian judge on Wednesday halted the trial of leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood after they shouted slogans and refused to cooperate with the court. Judge Mustafa Salama said the case of the Brotherhood's General Guide Mohamed Badie and fellow defendants, who are charged with inciting the killing of protesters, would be transferred to the […]

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Picking Spots in Emerging Markets

December 11, 2013 1:34 pm

Louis Mendes of Silver-rated Columbia Acorn International says the fund has found value in niche industrial and tech companies, as well as consumer names, while steering clear of regulated companies and low-cost manufacturing.

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