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  • Ferry runs aground after captain stuck in toilet

    A Finnish ferry has run aground while its captain was stuck in the bathroom.

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    24 Aug 11
  • Is Facebook “required reading?”

    British youngsters are ditching Dickens, Shakespeare and Keats for Facebook and Twitter, with one in six failing to read a single book in a month, according to a survey.

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    24 Aug 11
  • A woman walks past the U.S. Capitol dome, seen through a porthole in nearby brick-work, in Washington, August 2, 2011.

    If doubts about U.S. government credit quality and the country’s long-term growth horizon have seen its 10-year borrowing costs fall by a third, it’s a wonder anyone pays heed to ideas of “unsustainable” sovereign debts.

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    24 Aug 11
  • As Lybian rebels take control of Tripoli, will radioactive materials be secured?

    A research center near Tripoli stocks uranium and other material that could be used to make a nuclear “dirty bomb” and Libya’s rebels will need to secure it, a former senior U.N. inspector said on Wednesday.

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    24 Aug 11
  • A man walks on a street in Tokyo August 24, 2011

    Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on Japan’s government debt by one notch to Aa3 on Wednesday, blaming a build-up of debt since the 2009 global recession and revolving-door political leadership that has hampered effective economic strategies.

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    24 Aug 11
  • Lybian leader Muammar Gaddafi goes into hiding.

    A beleaguered Muammar Gaddafi vowed on Wednesday to fight on to death or victory after jubilant rebels forced him to abandon his Tripoli stronghold in an apparently decisive blow against the Libyan leader’s 42-year rule.

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    24 Aug 11
  • The Pentagon, seen here, was evacuated during the earthquake.

    A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the U.S. East Coast from Virginia to Boston on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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    23 Aug 11
  • Alain Kohl of Luxembourg dives during the final round of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2011 competition in Boston, Massachusetts August 20, 2011.

    Divers from across the globe leapt from a platform some 90 feet above Boston Harbor on Saturday in an extreme-diving tour that used the overhanging roof of an art museum as its most recent launching pad.

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    23 Aug 11