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US Banks Await Volcker Rules Vote

December 10, 2013 4:01 am

Some of America's top financial regulators decide on Tuesday whether or not to introduce a set of controversial rules regarding how US banks make money.

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Bitcoin Mania: A Week as a Crypto-Currency Miner

December 10, 2013 4:01 am

(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS TV REPORTER, JON GORDON, SAYING: "It was a whirlwind love affair, but now China and bitcoin seem to be taking a bit of a break." The bursting of this latest bubble was

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World Leaders in Mandela Memorial

December 10, 2013 4:01 am

Leaders arrived at Soweto's Soccer City Stadium on Tuesday (December 10) for a national memorial service that will honour anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. The memorial event will pay tribute to a life of imprisonment and political struggle that ended in triumph and consecrated Mandela as a global symbol of integrity and forgiveness.

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Report: Most States Do A Bad Job Informing Consumers About Physician Quality

December 10, 2013 3:28 am

When it comes to providing consumers with easily accessible information about physician quality, a report out today gave most states grades of  ‘D’ or ‘F,’ often because they compile data only about primary care doctors, not specialists. Washington state and Minnesota were the only states that got an A from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, a […]

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Crowds Brave Rain for Mandela´s Memorial

December 10, 2013 3:00 am

Thousands of mourners braved South Africa's summer rain as they packed the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg for a national memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday (December 10). Despite pouring rains, the atmosphere inside the stadium was celebratory, with people in colorful wear dancing, blowing "vuvuzelas" – plastic horns – and singing songs from the […]

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Ukraine Protesters Scuffle with Police

December 10, 2013 3:00 am

Defiant protesters in Ukraine scuffled with police early Tuesday (December 10) morning, as a deadline to clear the streets expired. Police gave the protesters five days from last Thursday (December 5) to leave the streets. Protesters said they will not go. It is the second week of protests against President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to abandon […]

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Ex-Rated: Should Men Fear This App?

December 10, 2013 3:00 am

#BBCtrending looks at the popular – and controversial – app in Brazil, Lulu, which allows women to rate men and share their assessments through social networks.

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Wintry Blast Targets Mid-Atlantic

December 10, 2013 2:41 am

The Mid-Atlantic states are facing their second blast of wintry weather since Sunday. Up to five inches of snow could fall from Washington, DC to Philadelphia. (Dec. 10)

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Crowds Brave Rain for Mandela´s Funeral

December 10, 2013 2:16 am

Thousands of mourners braved South Africa's summer rain as they packed the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg for a national memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday (December 10). Despite pouring rains, the atmosphere inside the stadium was celebratory, with people in colorful wear dancing, blowing "vuvuzelas" – plastic horns – and singing songs from the […]

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A Colony of Bats in Queensland

December 10, 2013 1:59 am

Tens of thousands of bats have infested the city of Charter Towers in Queensland, Australia. The city council is trying to drive them away using horns, helicopters and gun blasts. Residents say they have had enough — of the noise, and of bat droppings that have covered their yards.

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