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US college stars Jabari Parker and James Young declare for June’s NBA Draft

US college freshman stars Jabari Parker and James Young said Thursday they will skip their final three seasons of collegiate play and declared themselves eligible for June's NBA Draft. Parker, a forward, led Duke University to a 26-9 season, averaging…
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Obama surveillance pledge will change little or nothing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday dismissed President Barack Obama's proposals to curb the reach of the National Security Agency (NSA), saying they would change very little. In a speech intended to quell the furor over surveillance programs…
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In Cuba, Ban spotlights sustainable development, human rights, gender-based violence

28 January 2014 – Peace and security, sustainable development and human rights are on the agenda at the second summit of the Community of...
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Riot police and protesters clash in Venezuela’s capital

Fresh clashes erupted in Venezuela's capital, with hooded anti-government protesters hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at riot police who returned fire with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon. Four people were reported injured in the unrest…

Senior UN officials urge ‘Group of 77' nations to work collectively on anti-poverty goals

8 January 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the General Assembly President John Ashe, today urged the bloc of developing countries known...
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#Health: World Cup city gripped by dengue fever epidemic

The Brazilian city where Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Nigeria's John Mikel Obi will train for the World Cup is in the grip of a crippling dengue fever epidemic. Workers in Campinas have embarked on a huge operation to eradicate mosquitos, which…
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Romantic comedy ‘The Other Woman’ tops North American box office

Romantic comedy "The Other Woman" shrugged off a barrage of negative reviews to claim top spot at the North American box office this weekend, data showed Monday. The movie, starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann as three women who gang up…
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Why do U.S. Elections last so long?

On August 2, Canada dissolved its Parliament, clearing the way for new elections in October. The campaign — all 78 days of it —...

The Blurred Lines Copyright Verdict is Bad News for Music

Yesterday, a jury found that the 2013 song "Blurred Lines" was an infringement of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" composition from 1977....
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US restauranteur Christian Berdouare buys Pablo Escobar’s Miami house

The owner of a Miami restaurant chain has paid nearly $10 million for a luxurious beach-front home in the US city once owned by famous Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar. Christian Berdouare, owner of the Chicken Kitchen restaurants and one of…