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Quelle surprise, Beckham joins PSG

David Beckham’s distinguished career has taken a surprise late twist, with the high-profile former England captain joining French club Paris St Germain (PSG). The 37-year-old ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder will get as much attention off the pitch as on it with the world’s media trailing him. ”David refused a lot of clubs from around the world, so we’re ...

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Breivik says is being tortured in Norwegian prison – lawyer

OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik says he is being tortured in prison because he is held in isolation and subjected to body searches, and has made a formal complaint to police about his treatment, his lawyer said on Thursday. Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik adjusts his tie as the Oslo Court delivered the verdict of ...

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Nigerian farmers lose key Shell case at The Hague

A Dutch court rejected a bid by Nigerian farmers to hold Shell responsible for oil damage to their villages, in a case that environmental groups had hoped would set a precedent for global corporate responsibility. Instead, The Hague district court ruled that Anglo-Dutch Shell’s parent company could…

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Nigeria Official Denies Government Malfeasance

An adviser to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is denying accusations that the government squandered about $ 67 billion. Doyin Okupe, senior special adviser for public affairs, says the accusations are malicious and without merit. Nigeria’s former education minister, Obiageli Ezekwesili, said the government wasted about $45 billion in the foreign reserves account and another $22 billion from an account for ...

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U.S. stocks dip on U.S. Q4 contraction

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) — U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday, as the Federal Reserve released a bit more pessimistic statement after the U.S. economy shrunk unexpectedly in the fourth quarter. The main stock indices accelerated to drop after the Fed made a statement in the afternoon following a two-day policy-making meeting, saying that recent months have seen a ...

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US economy shrinks a surprise 0.1% in fourth quarter

The US economy unexpectedly shrank at an annualised rate of 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012, initial official estimates indicate. If confirmed, it would be the first contraction logged by the US economy since the 2009 global recession. The world’s largest economy grew 3.1% in July to September. The fourth quarter period was dominated by the “fiscal cliff” – ...

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Myanmar abolishes 25-year ban on public gatherings

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s nearly 2-year-old reformist government has abolished a ban on public gatherings of more than five people that was ordered in 1988 on the day a military junta took power after crushing nationwide pro-democracy protests. The state-run Myanma Ahlin newspaper reported Tuesday that Order No 2/88 was abolished as it was not in line with a section ...

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Wife of Syria’s Assad ‘pregnant’

THE British-born wife of beleaguered Syrian President Bashar al Assad was reported yesterday to be pregnant with their fourth child. Asma Assad is due to give birth in March, according to Beirut newspaper al-Akhbar. Her father, Fawaz Akhras, a Harley Street heart specialist, could not be…

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Obama unveils immigration reform needed for 21st century America

On Tuesday speaking at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas President Barack Obama discussed necessary changes required in the United States’ presently outdated and unfair immigration policy in order to keep the nation leading the way within the 21st century economy. Stating repeatedly, “Now is the time. Now is the time. Now is the time,” the President said, “I’m ...

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Blind dissident urges global pressure on China over rights

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng urged the United States on Tuesday not to let business concerns prevent it from pressing China over human rights, saying America must never “offer the smallest compromise” on its principles. Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng listens to remarks during a ceremony awarding him The Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize in the Capitol in ...

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