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Japan’s Premier Supported Ceremony for War Criminals

28 August 2014 00:57:06 NYT > Asia Pacific

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a message of support to an April ceremony honoring Japanese war criminals from World War II, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

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Erasmus brace helps Pirates sink Sundowns


28 August 2014 00:57:02 The Namibian

PRETORIA - Kermit Erasmus scored twice as Orlando Pirates triumphed 3-0 at Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday in the first major showdown of the South African Premiership season.


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Ten-man Arsenal edge through, Napoli blown away by Bilbao


28 August 2014 00:57:01 The Namibian

PARIS - A goal by Chilean star Alexis Sanchez saw Arsenal scrape into the Champions League group stages on Wednesday as they beat a plucky Turkish outfit Besiktas 1-0 in their play-off second leg clash for a 1-0 aggregate victory.


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PHL readies for Pope Francis& surprises

28 August 2014 00:54:47 GMA News Online / News

Philippine Catholic Church officials are preparing to deal with any possible surprises Pope Francis may pull off during his upcoming visit to the Philippines.

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Miami voters approve $400 million waterside observation tower

28 August 2014 00:50:54 WN.com - World News

MIAMI (Reuters) - A sweeping majority of Miami voters have cleared the way for a local developer to build a 1,000-foot-tall waterside tower that will feature a nightclub, bungee-jumping platform and vertical "drop ride" sending thrill-seekers plummeting 50 stories. The $400 million steel-and-concrete SkyRise tower will have an...

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Vermont Bistro Scolded for Removing Its Bacon Sign

28 August 2014 00:50:53 WN.com - World News

A Vermont restaurant that removed a bacon advertisement...

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US gay marriage advocates urge supreme court to strike down state bans

28 August 2014 00:50:53 WN.com - World News

Lawyers defending the bans contend that the US...

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Apple to take another bite out of tech industry with new wearable device

28 August 2014 00:50:53 WN.com - World News

Today’s (August 27) tech buzz is all about the secret Apple release of a new wearable device that insiders say will coordinate with the company’s HealthKit and HomeKit platforms that connect to smart...

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6 Ecuadoran police sentenced to 12 years for 2010 attempt on life of President Correa

28 August 2014 00:50:53 WN.com - World News

Published August 27, 2014Associated Press Facebook0 Twitter0 QUITO, Ecuador – An Ecuadoran court has sentenced six police officers to prison for attempting to kill President Rafael Correa during a protest in 2010. A sentencing tribunal on Tuesday found the six officers were responsible for the attack, which forced Correa to seek refuge in a Quito hospital while soldiers fought against the...

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Ecuadoran police sentenced for attack on president

28 August 2014 00:50:53 WN.com - World News

QUITO, Ecuador -- An Ecuadoran court has sentenced six police officers to prison for attempting to...

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80% in informal employment have no written contract

28 August 2014 00:50:52 WN.com - World News

Nearly three out of four people working in the non-agricultural sector in India are in informal jobs, new data from the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) shows. Eighty per cent of these informal sector employees have no written contract and 72 per cent get no social security benefits, according to this data. The NSSO’s 68th round looked at the ‘Informal Sector and Conditions of Employment in India’ for 2011-12, by...

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Guardians crosses $500m worldwide

28 August 2014 00:50:52 WN.com - World News

Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy has earned $245.3m internationally and $255.2m in North America. The sci-fi adaptation scored the biggest August debut in Hollywood history when it opened top on $94.3m on August 1. It reclaimed pole position last weekend to rank as the top earner of the summer. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International is yet to open Guardians Of The Galaxy in China, Germany, Japan and Italy.Warner Bros has moved the release date of Magic Mike 2 from July 3, 2015, to July...

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Florida court fast-tracks key gay marriage case to state Supreme Court

28 August 2014 00:50:52 WN.com - World News

A Florida appeals court is urging the state’s highest court to take up a case testing whether Florida must facilitate divorces among same-sex couples despite a constitutional ban on marriages of same-gender partners. Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal voted 10 to 3 to immediately refer the divorce case, Shaw v. Shaw, to the Florida Supreme Court, before the appeals court considered the case. “We conclude that certification is appropriate,” the court said in a six-page order released on Wednesday. Recommended: How much do you know about gay rights in America? Take the quiz! The judges said the case “requires immediate resolution by the Florida Supreme Court because the issues pending...

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Labor Day gas prices cheapest since 2010

28 August 2014 00:50:52 WN.com - World News

The late-summer slide in global crude oil prices will push the cost of U.S. gasoline to its lowest Labor Day level since 2010. Better yet: Prices are likely to continue dropping to 2014 lows by mid-autumn. Nationally, regular gasoline will average $3.41 a...

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Police: Diplomat Accused of Beating, No Charges

28 August 2014 00:50:51 WN.com - World News

Police in Virginia say the ambassador of Equatorial...

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Study: Trash Burning Causes Serious Health Problems

28 August 2014 00:50:51 WN.com - World News

More than 40 percent of trash produced around...

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Zach Galifianakis to Star As a Clown in New FX Comedy Baskets

28 August 2014 00:50:51 WN.com - World News

Zach Galifianakis is coming to a TV near you...

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Zipcar Revs Up Car Sharing in Palo Alto (Avis Budget Group Inc)

28 August 2014 00:50:51 WN.com - World News

(Source: Avis Budget Group Inc) SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zipcar and the City of Palo Alto have partnered to expand car sharing in the citywith the addition of 10 new Zipcars at four city-owned parking facilities within the Downtown Parking Assessment District. Zipcar currently has more than 50 vehicles on the campus of Stanford University, where it has operated since 2011, and more than 1,400 vehicles in the greater Bay Area region. A wide range of vehicle types are available, including a fuel efficient Toyota Prius Hybrid,...

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Anticipation builds for a bumper Eventing competition (FEI - Fédération Equestre Internationale)

28 August 2014 00:50:50 WN.com - World News

(Source: FEI - Fédération Equestre Internationale) 27 Aug 2014 The stage is set for a truly memorable Eventing competition at Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy at the historic venue of Haras du Pin, where the first horse inspection took place this afternoon against the magnificent backdrop of the chateau built by Louis XlV. A record 91 horses representing 27 nations will start the competition, with the Dressage phase beginning at 9.3 CEST tomorrow. One sad omission will be Sweden's Ludwig Svennerstal, a member of the silver medal...

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Cisco to Host a Tech Talk on UCS Innovations and Portfolio Expansion (Cisco Systems Inc)

28 August 2014 00:50:50 WN.com - World News

(Source: Cisco Systems Inc) SAN JOSE, Calif, --- August 27, 2014 --- Cisco will host a Tech Talk to discuss the most significant portfolio expansion of Cisco Unified Computing System™ (UCS) since UCS was launched in 2009.  Paul Perez, Vice President and General Manager, Computing Systems, will discuss Cisco&s new UCS innovations for helping customers...

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Investors Increasingly Vigilant (E*TRADE Financial Corporation)

28 August 2014 00:50:50 WN.com - World News

(Source: E*TRADE Financial Corporation) Daily check-ins rise as cautious optimism sets in NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) today announced results from the most recent wave of StreetWise, E*TRADE&s quarterly tracking study of experienced investors. When describing their view of the current market, investors most often use "cautious" or "optimistic," illustrating a divided view of the market. Data suggest that experienced investors are watching their portfolios more closely than they have all year: 90 percent suggest keeping a watchful eye over your investments. 68 percent say they will or have logged on to their online brokerage...

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Fujitsu Introduces the ETERNUS TR Series of Storage Designed for Large-Scale Virtualization Environments (Fujitsu Ltd)

28 August 2014 00:50:49 WN.com - World News

(Source: Fujitsu Ltd) Fujitsu Introduces the ETERNUS TR Series of Storage Designed for Large-Scale Virtualization Environments About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and...

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Lee Pearson successfully defends world individual Grade Ib in Normandy (FEI - Fédération Equestre Internationale)

28 August 2014 00:50:49 WN.com - World News

(Source: FEI - Fédération Equestre Internationale) 27 Aug 2014 By Rob Howell Four years of waiting for another individual gold medal to add to his already record-breaking tally came to an end for an emotional Lee Pearson (GBR), who took the Grade Ib individual title at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA) today. Pearson has won 32 Paralympic, world and European titles in his career so far, but his last individual gold was four years ago at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2010 in Kentucky. At London 2012 he took silver and bronze in the individual tests, something of a shock result at the time, and gold in the team competition, and then missed the cut for...

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Ebola: UN-organized workshop aims to boost Africa’s defences against deadly disease (UN - United Nations)

28 August 2014 00:50:49 WN.com - World News

(Source: UN - United Nations) Ebola: UN-organized workshop aims to boost Africa's defences against deadly disease Two midwives in Ebola protective gear supplied by UNFPA hand over a newborn to her mother at the Star of the Sea Clinic in West Point, Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: UNFPA Liberia 27 August 2014 - A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa's defences against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The first in a series of preparedness and response workshops began on Tuesday in Brazzaville, the capital of the...

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Darfur: Security Council extends African Union-UN mission for 10 more months (United Nations Security Council)

28 August 2014 00:50:49 WN.com - World News

(Source: United Nations Security Council) Darfur: Security Council extends African Union-UN mission for 10 more months UNAMID troops in East Darfur. Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran 27 August 2014 - The Security Council today extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2015, while requesting the peacekeeping mission to focus on...

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28 August 2014 00:50:48 WN.com - World News

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South Korea military under fire over abuse

28 August 2014 00:50:48 WN.com - World News

South Korea is agonising over the death of one soldier and a deadly shooting spree by another. These are incidents allegedly related to a bullying culture in the 640,000-strong, conscript-manned military that guards the country against North Korea. But bullying in South Korea is not restricted to the armed forces. Due to the relentless North Korean threat, all healthy adult South Korean males undergo approximately two years (terms vary according to branch of service) of conscription. It is unpopular. Most consider them wasted years. And every few years, incidents of often deadly abuse are exposed. In April, a private called Yoon died after being beaten by senior ranks. He had previously been...

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Syria chemical arms team to disband September 30, probe to go on: U.N.

28 August 2014 00:50:48 WN.com - World News

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A joint mission of the United Nations and the global anti-chemical arms watchdog that has overseen the destruction of Syria's toxic gas stocks will shut down on Sept. 30 though a successor unit will continue investigating, the U.N. chief said. Last week the Pentagon said a specially equipped U.S. ship had finished neutralizing all 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons components surrendered to the international community this year to avert threatened air...

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U.S. court clears FedEx Ground drivers to pursue wage, benefit claims

28 August 2014 00:50:47 WN.com - World News

(Reuters) - Groups of mostly former FedEx drivers in California and Oregon can move forward with lawsuits alleging they are owed unpaid wages and benefits under state and federal labor laws after a U.S. appeals court said Wednesday they were employees, not independent contractors. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting in Portland, Oregon, reversed a lower court's ruling, noting that FedEx drivers wear company uniforms, drive...

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California city looks to quit Calpers

28 August 2014 00:50:47 WN.com - World News

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Officials in Villa Park are considering pulling the tiny California city from Calpers, saying the monthly costs of the state's giant public pension system are crippling the municipal budget. But Villa Park fears that pulling out of its contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System could be prohibitively expensive because of a termination fee that could exceed the city's annual budget. Calpers, America's biggest public pension fund with...

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