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U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

Dec 18, 2014

U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school

Dec 18, 2014

Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle an increasingly aggressive Taliban insurgency. The authorities, long accused of not being tough enough on extremists, quickly pointed the finger at Afghanistan, suggesting the neighbouring nation was not doing enough to catch Pakistani Taliban commanders hiding on its territory #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Uber curbs "God View" access as privacy concerns mount

Dec 17, 2014

Uber curbs "God View" access as privacy concerns mount

(Reuters) - Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc has limited employee access to its "God View," a real-time taxi monitoring tool, amid increasing privacy concerns. God View, which lets the company see all Uber cabs in a city and waiting customers who have hailed cars, is now available only to "employees working in operations or other areas, like fraud prevention," Uber said in a letter to Senator Al Franken. ( 1.usa.gov/13uxNHU ) Uber was asked to clarify its privacy policy and the use of the tracking tool by the Minnesota senator, who is also the chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, last month #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Ex-Madoff manager sentenced to six years prison for fraud

Dec 16, 2014

Ex-Madoff manager sentenced to six years prison for fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former manager at Bernard Madoff's firm was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday for helping her now imprisoned boss carry out his multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme. JoAnn Crupi, 53, was the last of five former Madoff employees to be sentenced after a Manhattan federal jury found them guilty in March in the first criminal trial over Madoff's decades-long fraud, which collapsed in 2008. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Seattle police investigating threat close to Amazon.com HQ

Dec 16, 2014

Seattle police investigating threat close to Amazon.com HQ

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle police said on Monday they are investigating an unspecified threat close to Amazon.com's headquarters in the South Lake Union neighborhood of the city. Local media reported that Amazon employees had been evacuated from office buildings. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #typeof-registered #cnt
Thousands march in Washington to protest police killings

Dec 13, 2014

Thousands march in Washington to protest police killings

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Washington on Saturday for a march to protest the killings of unarmed black men by law enforcement officers and to urge Congress to do more to protect African-Americans from unjustified police violence. #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Taliban kills 12 demining workers in Afghanistan, police say

Dec 13, 2014

Taliban kills 12 demining workers in Afghanistan, police say

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The Taliban shot dead 12 demining workers near the former British base of Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Saturday, opening fire from motor bikes, police said. Farid Ahmad Obaid, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, said Afghan forces later launched a counter attack, killing four of the Islamist militants and capturing three. (Reporting by Mohammad Stanekzai; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel) #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Russia would react if U.S. imposes new sanctions - minister

Dec 13, 2014

Russia would react if U.S. imposes new sanctions - minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will take counter measures if Washington imposes new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, according to an Interfax news agency report published on Saturday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Indonesia rescuers use bare hands to search for scores missing in landslide

Dec 13, 2014

Indonesia rescuers use bare hands to search for scores missing in landslide

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A landslide destroyed a remote village in Indonesia, killing at least 11 people, an official said on Saturday, as rescuers used their bare hands to search through the rain and mud for scores of missing. Hundreds have been evacuated from around Jemblung village in the Banjarnegara regency of central Java, about 450 km (280 miles) from the capital, Jakarta, where media pictures showed a flood of orange coloured mud and water cascading down a wooded mountainside. #Yahoo! #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered