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Australia’s Largest Casino Hit By ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ Scam

[credit provider=”William West/AFP”] Australia’s largest casino has alerted police to a betting scam in which a high-roller reportedly netted Aus$32 million (US$33 million) in an “Ocean’s Eleven” style heist.Melbourne’s Herald-Sun newspaper Friday said a foreigner staying at the Crown Casino was involved in the sting which it believes accessed the […]
Australia’s Largest Casino Hit By ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ Scam
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South Korea’s $28 Billion ‘Dream Hub’ Real Estate Project Faces Collapse

[credit provider=”Jung Yeon-Je/AFP”] A $28 billion real estate project in Seoul was facing collapse after developers acknowledged defaulting on a major loan repayment.Yongsan Development Corp. (YDC) missed a Wednesday deadline to pay 5.9 billion won ($5.4 million dollars) in interest on asset-backed commercial paper worth 200 billion won.
South Korea’s $28 Billion ‘Dream Hub’ Real Estate Project Faces Collapse
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World’s Largest Space Observatory Opens In Chile

[credit provider=”Martin Bernetti/AFP”] In a super-arid desert at an altitude of 5,000 meters, with almost no humidity or vegetation, the world’s largest ground-based astronomy project opens for business on Wednesday ready to probe the universe with unprecedented might.”What is so very special about this place is that, right here above […]
World’s Largest Space Observatory Opens In Chile
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Syrian Christians Dream Of Life Without Assad Or Radical Islamists

[credit provider=”Narciso Contreras / AP”] Abu Ibrahim says he and his family are the only Christians left in Syria’s devastated city of Deir Ezzor, and he is terrified Muslim extremists could make their already difficult life hell.Yet every Sunday, he and the family peacefully hold prayers in a house they […]
Syrian Christians Dream Of Life Without Assad Or Radical Islamists
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A Saudi Man Is The Latest Victim Of A New SARS-Like Virus

[credit provider=”Agence France Presse”] A SARS-like virus that has struck in Britain and the Middle East has claimed a new victim in Saudi Arabia, bringing the global toll from the mystery illness to nine, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday.The United Nations agency said the Saudi health ministry informed it […]
A Saudi Man Is The Latest Victim Of A New SARS-Like Virus
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Kim Dotcom Dishes At SXSW On Why The Feds Are Targeting Megaupload

[credit provider=”Michael Bradley/AFP”] Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom said that “interesting facts” will emerge in his ongoing pitched battle against extradition to the United States over copyright infringement.Speaking via Skype video link from New Zealand to the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, Dotcom promised “a really cool (court) hearing” in April […]
Kim Dotcom Dishes At SXSW On Why The Feds Are Targeting Megaupload
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Mummies With Clogged Arteries Prove That It’s Not Just Caused By Lifestyle

[credit provider=”LANCET PRESS OFFICE/AFP”] Scans of mummies from as long ago as 2,000 BC have revealed that ancient people also had clogged arteries, a condition blamed on modern vices like smoking, overeating and inactivity, a study said Monday.The finding, published in the Lancet medical journal, casts doubt on our understanding […]
Mummies With Clogged Arteries Prove That It’s Not Just Caused By Lifestyle
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US Companies Keeping Even More Money Offshore

[credit provider=”Oscar Siagian/AFP”] U.S. companies are keeping more of their profits offshore, choosing overseas tax havens amid talk in Washington about closing corporate tax loopholes, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.The business newspaper said its analysis of 60 big American companies had found that they had collectively parked a total […]
US Companies Keeping Even More Money Offshore
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Two Planes Hit On JFK Runway

[credit provider=”AP”] An Air India passenger jet clipped a parked aeroplane at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport Saturday but no one was hurt, news reports said.WABC News reported that the Air India plane had landed a short time before the incident, and was taxiing toward the gate when it […]
Two Planes Hit On JFK Runway
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Afghan Bomber Strikes Capital Hours After US defence Secretary Chuck Hagel Arrives

[credit provider=”AFP”] A suicide bomber on a bicycle killed nine people outside the defence ministry in central Kabul on Saturday during a visit to the Afghan capital by new US defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.The blast occurred near the main entrance gate of the heavily-guarded ministry, and Taliban militants immediately claimed […]
Afghan Bomber Strikes Capital Hours After US defence Secretary Chuck Hagel Arrives
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Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law Spent Much Of Past Decade In Iranian Prison

[credit provider=”Al Jazeera/screenshot”] Osama bin Laden’s recently captured son-in-law may have valuable intelligence from the extensive time he spent in Iranian prison, U.S. officials told NBC News.CIA agents seized Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in Jordan last week —he was originally detained at a luxury hotel in Turkey’s capital after entering the country […]
Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law Spent Much Of Past Decade In Iranian Prison
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Google Fires 1,200 More From Motorola Mobile

[credit provider=”Remy Gabalda/AFP”] Google’s Motorola Mobility unit will lay off some 1,200 employees, or more than 10 per cent of its workforce, in a bid to return to profitability, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.The Journal said Motorola employees were informed about the latest cuts — which come on top […]
Google Fires 1,200 More From Motorola Mobile
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Ronaldo’s Wrecked Ferrari Will Be Sold On eBay

[credit provider=”Agence France Presse”] A damaged Ferrari once belonging to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is to be sold on eBay, after its new owner came to an agreement with the Internet auction site, the vendor’s laywer said on Thursday.Renaud Bettcher told AFP said he and his client — a […]
Ronaldo’s Wrecked Ferrari Will Be Sold On eBay
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CIA Seizes Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law In Jordan And Takes Him To America

[credit provider=”AL-JAZEERA/AFP”] Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was seized by CIA agents and taken to the United States, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) confirmed to the Associated Press today.Abu Ghaith, the former spokesman of the Al-Qaeda network, was seized last month at a luxury hotel in Ankara after a tip-off from […]
CIA Seizes Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law In Jordan And Takes Him To America
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Scientists Plant Electrodes Into Women’s Brains To Treat Anorexia

[credit provider=”AFP”] Scientists said they had, for the first time, helped women with severe anorexia through electrodes implanted into their brains.The technique is in an experimental phase and only some patients had improved, but the treatment showed promise, they wrote in the Lancet medical journal.
Scientists Plant Electrodes Into Women’s Brains To Treat Anorexia
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Governments Hand Down A Death Sentence For Polar Bears

[credit provider=”Susanne Miller/USFWS via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsendsp/5038885231/in/photostream/”] A major meeting of governments on threats to endangered species on Thursday rejected a ban on international trade in polar bears amid fears it would distract from the bigger threat of global warming.The proposal had divided conservationists, who agree that the main risk to […]
Governments Hand Down A Death Sentence For Polar Bears
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Kim Dotcom Now Free To Sue New Zealand Intelligence Agency For Spying On Him

[credit provider=”Michael Bradley/AFP”] An appeal court Thursday backed Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom’s right to sue New Zealand’s foreign intelligence agency for illegally spying on him as part of a US probe into alleged online piracy.The Court of Appeal refused a government request to overturn a High Court decision in December […]
Kim Dotcom Now Free To Sue New Zealand Intelligence Agency For Spying On Him
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Gold Replica Of Lionel Messi’s Left Foot On Sale In Japan

[credit provider=”AFP”] A solid gold replica of footballer Lionel Messi’s left foot, complete with blood vessels and the swirls of skin on the bottom of the toes, is to go on sale in Japan, a jeweller said.The 25-kilogramme (55-pound) statue, worth $5.25 million, was created from a mould of the […]
Gold Replica Of Lionel Messi’s Left Foot On Sale In Japan
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As Syrian Rebels Conquer Their First City, Assad Makes Bizarre Comments About Victory

[credit provider=”AFP”] President Bashar al-Assad said his regime has conquered the “conspiracy” against it, even as rebels overran the capital of Raqa province and captured its governor in the biggest success of their revolt.Assad in comments published Tuesday in pro-Damascus Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, also said his opponents, backed by foreign […]
As Syrian Rebels Conquer Their First City, Assad Makes Bizarre Comments About Victory
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Oil Thieves Have Stolen Nearly 60,000 Barrels Per Day From Shell’s Nigeria Division

[credit provider=”Flickr/Lindsey Gee” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindseygee/5894620126/”] Oil giant Shell on Monday raised alarm over “unprecedented” oil theft in Nigeria, particularly related to the sabotage of one of its key pipelines, and called for urgent action to address the problem.The comments are the latest from the industry over the problem of oil theft, […]
Oil Thieves Have Stolen Nearly 60,000 Barrels Per Day From Shell’s Nigeria Division
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New York Man Charged With Chopping Up His Mother

[credit provider=”News12 Bronx”] A New York man was charged Thursday with stabbing his mother, then chopping her into small pieces, prosecutors said.Bashid McLean, 23, was charged with murder and attempting to cover up the crime by hiding his mother’s body parts.
New York Man Charged With Chopping Up His Mother
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Chinese Boss Orders Employees To Do His 12-Year-Old Daughter’s Homework

[credit provider=”Yepoka Yeebo / Business Insider” url=”http://www.yepokayeebo.com/”] A Chinese boss ordered nine employees to do his 12-year-old daughter’s homework, a report said, as office tyranny meshed with a parent’s desire to see his child score well in the competitive school system.”The leader said, ‘Do some homework, it will be like […]
Chinese Boss Orders Employees To Do His 12-Year-Old Daughter’s Homework
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Japan Court Rejects Samsung Patent Claim Against Apple

[credit provider=”Jung Yeon-Je/AFP”] A Japanese court Thursday rejected a claim by Samsung that Apple stole its technology, in the latest round of a global legal battle between the smartphone giants over patents.The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung has no rights over data transmission technology used in some of Apple’s […]
Japan Court Rejects Samsung Patent Claim Against Apple