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ShowBiz Minute: O´Toole, Fontaine, Cameron

December 16, 2013 5:20 am

'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dead at 81; Joan Fontaine, Oscar-winner for 'Suspicion,' dies; James Cameron to bring 'Avatar' sequels to the big screen. (Dec. 16)

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Interest Rates Hit Indian Businesses

December 16, 2013 4:24 am

Indian businessmen explain how increases in the interest rates have affected them, ahead of the latest decision by the central bank.

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Economic Inequality ´Problem´ in SA

December 16, 2013 4:23 am

Nelson Mandela's former finance minister Trevor Manuel tells the BBC that economic inequality is still a "big problem" in South Africa – especially among the black population.

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Daily Digit: Moncler´s Shares Bounce 40%

December 16, 2013 4:23 am

Forty per cent is today's daily digit. That's how much shares in luxury outdoor clothes maker Moncler leapt on their debut on the Milan stock exchange, on the promise of strong growth. The trading follows Italy's biggest IPO since 2010. The company floated close to a third of its equity, giving it a market cap […]

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Neo-Nazi Group Disrupts Anti-Racism Rally

December 16, 2013 4:23 am

Two people were stabbed and two police officers hurt in Sweden on Sunday (December 15) when an anti-racism rally in southern Stockholm came under attack by a group of around 40 far-right extremists. Around two hundred anti-racism demonstrators were marching through the streets of Karrtorp, in the capital, when scuffles broke out with far-right extremists […]

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John Kerry Visits Shops in Hanoi

December 16, 2013 4:23 am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited an art gallery and a silk shop in Hanoi's old quarter, before his meetings with Vietnamese leaders on Monday (December 16). Kerry is scheduled to meet with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh and later, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

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AP Top Stories Dec. 16 A

December 16, 2013 4:10 am

Here's the latest news for Monday, December 16th: Kerry announced Vietnam deal; Bus in Philippines falls onto van; Fatal NJ carjacking investigated; China lands spacecraft on moon.

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Irish PM Enda Kenny Makes TV Address

December 16, 2013 3:22 am

The Irish Republic's prime minister marks the end of the country's three-year bailout programme with a televised speech to the nation.

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Demand for Coal Rises

December 16, 2013 3:22 am

Pressure to reduce carbon emissions has done little to stop the rise in demand for coal, particularly in growing economies like China and India.

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U.S. Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

December 16, 2013 3:22 am

Two people were injured after a U.S. Navy helicopter made an emergency landing south of Tokyo on Monday (December 16) and turned onto its side, local media said. Footage from Japanese broadcaster TV Tokyo showed a helicopter lying in an open area of Miura City, about 80 kilometres south of Tokyo. The Kyodo news agency […]

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