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Immigrant wins $338M Powerball jackpot in US

A 44-year-old immigrant from the Dominican Republic is the winner of a $338 million Powerball lottery jackpot in the U.S., and he’s telling reporters in Spanish that he’s “very happy.” Several media outlets were at the New Jersey liquor store, where the ticket was sold, on Monday when Pedro Quezada entered. They report that the store owner validated Quezada’s ticket ...

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Buddhist-Muslim violence spreads in Myanmar

AYE AYE WIN Associated Press= YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in Myanmar’s predominantly Buddhist heartland over the weekend, destroying mosques and burning dozens of homes despite government efforts to stop the nation’s latest outbreak of sectarian violence from spreading. President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in central Myanmar on Friday and deployed ...

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Bill Gates offers $1million to reinvent the condom

Bill Gates, the world’s second richest man, is offering up to $1 million to anyone who can re-invent the condom. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aims to improve the lives of the world’s poorest Photo: Andrew Crowley for the Telegraph By Nick Allen, Los Angeles 10:01PM GMT 25 Mar 2013 The Microsoft founder’s charitable foundation says little has been ...

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US Stocks Fall on Broad Concern About Europe

Stocks reversed an early rise on Wall Street Monday as traders returned to worrying about the European economy. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @NYTNational for breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors Optimism about a deal to prevent financial collapse in Cyprus had briefly pushed the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to within a quarter-point of its ...

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Israel to unblock Palestinian funds

Jerusalem – Israel is to resume the transfer of revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, frozen last year in retaliation for the Palestinians winning upgraded UN status, the premier’s office said on Monday. The decision came after a visit last week by US President Barack Obama to Israel and the West Bank and follow-up meetings with both ...

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U.S. hands Bagram prison over to Afghans

The U.S. military gave control of its last detention facility in Afghanistan to Kabul on Monday, a year after the two sides initially agreed on the transfer. The handover of Parwan Detention Facility, located near the U.S.-run Bagram military base north of Kabul, ends a bitter chapter in U.S. relations with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, who demanded control of the ...

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Nicolas Sarkozy Calls Campaign Finance Charges ‘Unfair And Unfounded’

Nicolas Sarkozy took to Facebook Monday to address allegations made against him in a campaign finance case initiated last week by a French judge. The former French president is accused of illegally taking donations from L’Oreal cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt during his 2007 presidential campaign. Calling the preliminary charges “unfair and unfounded,” Sarkozy wrote that he has no doubt “truth ...

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