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China: the world's new economic model army?

China: the world's new economic model army? | Top World News | Scoop.it
China isn't just a threat to US economic dominance but the whole western democratic paradigm for successAccording to research carried out by the International Comparison Programme for the World Bank, China is moving close to becoming as large an...
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Yahoo adds more data security

Yahoo adds more data security | Top World News | Scoop.it
Internet giant Yahoo says in a blog post that all of the traffic to its data centres is now encrypted and that it plans to add additional security services.
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Pakistan 'hero' proposed for award

Pakistan 'hero' proposed for award | Top World News | Scoop.it
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recommends a bravery award for a teenager killed when tackling a suicide bomber who targeted his school.
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UK Afghan mission accomplished - PM

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UK troops can come home from Afghanistan bearing the message "mission accomplished", David Cameron says as he pays a pre-Christmas visit to the country.
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UN launches $6.5bn Syria appeal

UN launches $6.5bn Syria appeal | Top World News | Scoop.it
United Nations warns that nearly three-quarters of country's population will need humanitarian support in 2014 The UN has launched its biggest appeal yet for humanitarian aid to Syria after exhausting funds raised for 2013, with a warning that...
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Google opens first Asia data centres

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Google opens its first ever data centres in Asia as it looks to boost its growth further in the region.
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Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana trade

Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana trade | Top World News | Scoop.it
Uruguay approves Bill providing for regulation of cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana
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Palestinians say Kerry appeasing Israel over Iran at their expense

Palestinians say Kerry appeasing Israel over Iran at their expense | Top World News | Scoop.it
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A senior Palestinian official said the United States was asking Palestinians to make security concessions in peace talks with Israel in order to silence the Jewish state's criticism of world power diplomacy over Iran's nuclear...
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Apple repealed: German politicians to use encrypted phones to block NSA spying

Apple repealed: German politicians to use encrypted phones to block NSA spying | Top World News | Scoop.it
Germany’s two main political parties - the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) – have agreed on new guidelines to ensure ministers are protected from having their communications intercepted by spy agencies.
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Mike Tyson returns Holyfield's ear

A new Foot Locker commercial features Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Brett Favre and Dennis Rodman.
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Forbes Media puts itself up for sale

NEW YORK (AP) — The president and CEO of Forbes Media says the family owned magazine publisher has put itself up for sale.
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'Alarming exploitation' of workers in Qatar: Amnesty

'Alarming exploitation' of workers in Qatar: Amnesty | Top World News | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Qatar's construction industry is rife with abuse of migrant workers who are "treated like cattle" and live in squalid accommodation exposed to overflowing sewage, Amnesty International said in a report on Sunday.
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Looking for Jet of the Future? Try the Mideast

Looking for Jet of the Future? Try the Mideast | Top World News | Scoop.it
Boeing has long built planes tailored to big carriers in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Its next new plane is being designed with another group of customers in mind: a trio of Middle Eastern carriers that are roiling the global airline industry.
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Boeing to cut 300 Australia jobs

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Aerospace giant Boeing says it will cut 300 jobs in Australia, primarily fixed-term contractors, as its aircraft programmes mature.
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg biggest giver in 2013

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SEATTLE (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, with a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock, valued at more than $970 million, to a Silicon Valley nonprofit in December.
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US spy court: NSA to keep collecting phone records

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US spy court: NSA to keep collecting phone records


Associated Press - 3 January 2014 23:33-05:00



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NSA 'debates' amnesty for Snowden

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A top NSA official raises the possibility of an amnesty for fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden if he agrees to stop leaking documents.
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India firms agree telecom deal

India firms agree telecom deal | Top World News | Scoop.it
Two of India's biggest firms, Reliance Industries and Bharti Airtel, agree to share telecom infrastructure.
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Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: researcher

Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: researcher | Top World News | Scoop.it
BOSTON (Reuters) - Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc...
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Possible date set for Scots independence

Possible date set for Scots independence | Top World News | Scoop.it
Scotland could be independent on 24 March, 2016, if voters back leaving the UK in the independence referendum, the Deputy First Minister announces.
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2 Saudi men arrested for offering free hugs

2 Saudi men arrested for offering free hugs | Top World News | Scoop.it
One of the campaigners announced on Twitter that he would offer free hugs to the public on Tahlia Street, a popular shopping area in Riyadh. The men advertised free hugs on a placard, Al-Hayat newspaper reported.
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Wall Street banks must abandon 'cottage industry' model: McKinsey

Wall Street banks must abandon 'cottage industry' model: McKinsey | Top World News | Scoop.it
By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK (Reuters) - The biggest Wall Street banks have not done nearly enough to boost shareholder returns, despite years of cost-cutting and tailoring balance sheets to a more profitable mix, consulting firm McKinsey & Co...
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Tesco accused of carrying rubbish in food trucks to cut costs

Tesco accused of carrying rubbish in food trucks to cut costs | Top World News | Scoop.it
Supermarket insists that move causes no risks to hygiene and that new routines are cutting carbon emissions
Tesco is using its food delivery lorries to pick up rubbish from stores in an attempt to cut costs.
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Nobel-winning novelist Lessing dies at 94

Nobel-winning novelist Lessing dies at 94 | Top World News | Scoop.it
British novelist, who tackled race, ideology, gender politics in prolific and often iconoclastic career died in London.
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