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Stock Futures Higher After Modest Jobs Gains

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were rising 99 points, or 97.42 points above fair value, at 13,896. Futures for the S&P 500 were up 9.25 points, or 9.14 points above fair value, at 1502. Futures for the Nasdaq were rising 18.50 points, or 18.47 points above fair value, at 2743. Major U.S. stock averages fell Thursday as doubts ...

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Cambodians mourn late King Sihanouk

Cambodians have gathered in Phnom Penh to pay their last respects to the late King Norodom Sihanouk. The former king had been lying in state since his death last October. Tens of thousands of mourners lined the one-kilometer-long (0.6-mile) route taken by a gilded…

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Chinese Hackers Stole Every New York Times Employee’s Password

On Wednesday night, after enduring four months of hacking, the New York Times finally reported that its computer network had been infiltrated and that it had ousted its attackers, who it linked to the Chinese military. In the meantime, hackers stole every Times employee’s corporate password, and used them to get into 53 employees’ personal computers. The attacks started as ...

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Malian president offers Tuareg rebels talks

TIMBUKTU, Mali/PARIS (Reuters) – Mali’s president offered Tuareg rebels talks on Thursday in a bid for national reconciliation after a French-led offensive drove their Islamist former allies into mountain hideaways. Dioncounda Traore (R), Acting President of Mali, speaks to the media at an extraordinary summit of West African regional bloc ECOWAS on the crisis in Mali and Guinea Bissau, at ...

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Blast shakes Mexico state oil firm’s headquarters, kills 14, injures at least 100

MEXICO CITY — An explosion ripped through the high-rise headquarters of Mexico’s state oil company Friday, killing at least 14 people, according to a government minister, and injuring more than 100. The explosion shook the iconic 54-story headquarters of Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico’s state owned oil company commonly referred to as Pemex, at 3:55 p.m. local time, the end of the ...

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World Briefs

World Briefs Egypt talks Cairo, Jan. 31 (Reuters): Egypt’s feuding politicians renounced violence today after being summoned by the country’s influential Muslim scholar to talks to end the unrest since President Mohamed Mursi took…

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Argentina rejects meeting with Falklands government

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina on Thursday rejected an invitation from Britain to a meeting that would include representatives of the government of the Falkland Islands, further hardening the diplomatic stalemate over the South Atlantic archipelago. Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said in an open letter to his British counterpart William Hague that only a bi-lateral meeting between Argentina and ...

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Chavez Ally Travels to Cuba to See Ailing Leader

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The president of Venezuela’s National Assembly traveled to Cuba on Thursday to visit President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering on the island more than seven weeks after undergoing cancer surgery. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors The trip by National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello ...

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Wall Street Journal ‘also victim of China hacking attack’

Hackers from China have infiltrated the computer systems of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), in the second such attack on a major US news outlet. The Journal says the hackers were trying to monitor its China coverage. The New York Times reported earlier that Chinese hackers had “persistently” penetrated its systems for the last four months. Beijing has been accused ...

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