Daily Archives: November 6, 2014

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3 admit dumping bodily fluids on autistic teen

CLEVELAND — Three teens charged in a cruel ice bucket prank admitted in juvenile court Thursday that they dumped urine, tobacco and spit on an autistic classmate. Attorneys for the suburban Cleveland teens apologized on…

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Jihadis on cruise ships to Syria

MONACO — Would-be jihadi fighters are increasingly booking tickets on cruise ships to join extremists in battle zones in Syria and Iraq, hoping to bypass stepped-up efforts to thwart them in neighboring Turkey, Interpol officials…

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Microsoft gives away Office apps for iPhone, iPad

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is offering free upgraded versions of its Office software for iPhones and iPads, as the software giant further embraces the so-called “freemium” strategy favored by many newer companies seeking success online….

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Chicago archdiocese releases more abuse records

CHICAGO — Months after documents showed it had concealed the sexual abuse of children by priests for decades, the Archdiocese of Chicago released files Thursday on about three dozen more abusive clergy members to fulfill…

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Africa ivory smuggled on China state visit

BEIJING — Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog said Thursday, casting doubt over Beijing’s efforts to…

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Teen says he thought he killed goblin, not brother

LOGAN, Iowa — An Iowa teenager has testified that when he killed his 5-year-old foster brother, he was in a fantasy world and thought he was killing a goblin. Cody Metzker-Madsen told the western Iowa…

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Cybersecurity firm IDs new Apple-targeting malware

Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users, largely in China. The cybersecurity provider has named the malware WireLurker and said…

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(UPDATE) Bourse snaps two-day losing streak

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – The stock market bounced back today, tracking the movement of European and US stocks. The bellwether Philippine stock market gained 0.39 percent or 27.82 points to 7,236.63, while the broader all-share…

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Banks' capital adequacy ratio up in Q2

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – Philippine universal and commercial banks hiked their capitalization in the second quarter amid stricter regulations on capital buffers against potential losses, the local central bank said today. The Bangko Sentral ng…

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