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  • Storm clouds loom as a beachcomber walks on a beach access ramp on the west end of Sunset Beach, North Carolina August 24, 2011

    Hurricane and tropical storm watches were issued for a portion of the U.S. East Coast early Thursday as Hurricane Irene moved over the northwestern Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center said in a report.

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    25 Aug 11
  • Fromer Apple CEO Steve Jobs has announced his resignation.

    From San Francisco to Seoul to Sydney, fans of Apple Inc paid tribute to Steve Jobs after he resigned as CEO, calling him an icon for the entire technology industry, not just the company he co-founded.

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    25 Aug 11
  • 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