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Myanmar police said Tuesday a makeshift bomb caused a blast at a luxury Yangon hotel that wounded an American woman, as they questioned several suspects following a series of explosions. Officials...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:51
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Football Federation Australia will be concentrating on a local replacement for dumped national coach Holger Osieck, chairman Frank Lowy said on Tuesday. Lowy said it will be a three-horse race...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:51
Typhoon Nari slammed into central Vietnam early Tuesday, killing five people and causing widespread damage which residents said left a popular tourist city looking like "a battlefield". The storm,...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:51
Francis Ford Coppola was reunited Tuesday with the typewriter he used while working on "Apocalypse Now", nearly four decades after he left it in a Tokyo hotel room. The acclaimed US director also got...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:51
From oil to nuclear power, via gas, coal and renewables, Asia's economic growth is increasingly steering the forward path of the global energy industry. "It's clear that Asia's emerging economies...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:51
Australia's newly-minted Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Tuesday the new government in Canberra intends to keep Japan as its "best friend" in Asia, as it works on relations with China. Australia's...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:51
A disabled Chinese man was jailed for six years Tuesday for setting off an explosion at Beijing's international airport in protest at alleged police brutality, provoking a new outburst of public...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:51
Takashi Yanase, the creator of Japan's wildly popular "Anpanman" cartoon, has died of heart failure, his agency said Tuesday. He was 94. The former graphic designer, who was also a poet and lyricist...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:50
Former Australian Olympian Terry Walsh was on Tuesday appointed chief coach of India's faltering field hockey team, replacing compatriot Michael Nobbs who was sacked in June. Walsh, a previous...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:50
Investment sentiment in Germany rose in October, a survey found on Tuesday, in a new sign of strength in the biggest eurozone economy and as actors on financial markets shrugged off the US debt...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:50
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Health care giant Johnson Its results beat Wall Street estimates and its shares rose 1.3 per cent to $91 in premarket trading. The maker of baby shampoo, joint replacements and...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:50
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Coca-Cola says its profit rose in the third-quarter as the world's biggest beverage maker managed to sell more of its drinks despite choppy economic conditions. The maker of Sprite,...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:50
HONG KONG - The Hong Kong businessman who owns Birmingham City football club testified at his money laundering trial Tuesday for the first time and described how he amassed his fortune, starting with...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:50
By Michael Roddy BUDAPEST (Reuters) - In what may be the first use of vuvuzelas in opera, the blaring horns popularized by South African soccer featured in the premiere of Hungarian conductor Ivan...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:50
NEW YORK (Reuters) - S&P 500 futures turned negative in low volume in early trading on Tuesday after Citigroup reported a marginal fall in adjusted quarterly profit from ongoing businesses. S...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:50
Miley Cyrus grabs top slot in UK single and album charts LONDON (Reuters) - American singer and actress Miley Cyrus became the first person to simultaneously notch up a number one single and a number...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:49
GENEVA (Reuters) - A European Union spokesman said Iran made a "very useful" presentation at talks on the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program in Geneva on Tuesday. Negotiators from six world...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:49
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson <JNJ.N> reported better than expected quarterly results on strong growth for its prescription drugs, including new treatments for cancer and to prevent blood...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:49
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's enlargement chief said on Tuesday he expects Ukraine to allow jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to go to Germany for medical treatment before a...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:49
By Sam Cage DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is set to ease austerity in its 2014 budget to be unveiled on Tuesday, attempting to give hard-pressed voters a break as it gets ready to end its dependence on...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:48
By Justyna Pawlak and Yeganeh Torbati GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran said it presented "logical" proposals in talks with six world powers on Tuesday aimed at achieving a breakthrough in a decade-old...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:48
(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc <C.N> reported a marginal fall in adjusted quarterly profit from ongoing businesses after the Federal Reserve's decision to continue its bond-buying program for longer...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:48
By Alissa de Carbonnel and Steve Gutterman MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities said on Tuesday they had foiled a plot by Islamist radicals to bomb a chemical weapons facility and had arrested two...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:47
By James Davey and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Burberry boss Angela Ahrendts, who has overseen a doubling in sales and a 250-percent jump in the shares of the British fashion brand, will leave to...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:47
(Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co <KO.N> reported higher quarterly earnings and lower revenue on Tuesday as strong sales of its namesake products offset the effects of global economic pressures and the...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:46
(Reuters) - NYSE Euronext <NYX.N> said Chief Financial Officer Michael Geltzeiler and General Counsel John Halvey will leave the company shortly after its sale to IntercontinentalExchange Inc...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:46
By Charlie Dunmore BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Air pollution is dangerously high across many parts of Europe, resulting in premature deaths, ill health and huge economic losses linked to reduced crop yields...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:46
By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO (Reuters) - A once-in-a-decade typhoon threatened Japan on Tuesday, disrupting travel and shipping and forcing precautions to be taken at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:46
Lucian Freud's ghosts laid to rest with Vienna show VIENNA (Reuters) - Lucian Freud did not live to see the first exhibition of his paintings in Vienna, the city his grandfather Sigmund fled in 1938...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:45
Hong Kong will double its free-to-air television licenses to four, the head of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau said Tuesday following a lengthy consideration. "The Chief...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:33
A lawyer involved in a capital case warned Tuesday an innocent man may have been executed over a 1992 murder case, based on insufficient evidence, including a less-accurate DNA test. In a...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:33
The mother of a U.S. man jailed in North Korea said Tuesday she had to leave him behind after seeing him at a Pyongyang hospital, calling on the U.S. government to do its utmost to secure his...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:33
NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top central banker on Tuesday stressed the need to build up global financial safety nets to promote financial stability as an absence of such scheme would...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:33
A bomb hidden in a microphone killed an Afghan provincial governor Tuesday as he made a speech at a mosque after Eid prayers in Logar, close to the capital Kabul. Arsala Jamal was appointed by...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:33
A Chinese court has convicted six officials in the drowning of a man reportedly stripped and held under water to try to extract a corruption confession, a lawyer for the victim's family said Tuesday...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:33
Spain's Benat Intxausti won the Tour of Beijing Tuesday, as Slovenian Luka Mezgec edged out Nacer Bouhanni in the event's final metres to deny the French sprinter a third stage victory. Red jersey...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:32
Employment in the countries that make up the OECD rose to 65.1 percent of working-age people in the second quarter, the organisation said Tuesday, higher than in the previous quarter, but short of...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:32
Britain's Prince Charles will tour India for nine days next month ahead of the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka, his office said Tuesday. It will be the heir to the throne's eighth official visit to...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:32
A man ordered to live at his uncle's as part of a bail agreement is pleading with a South African court to allow him to move because his girlfriend likes loud sex, it was reported Tuesday. A lawyer...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:32
The Russian agency involved in studying the remains of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday denied issuing any conclusions about the death of the Palestinian leader, after a report cited its chief as saying he...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:32
A typhoon described as the "strongest in 10 years" was closing in on Japan Tuesday, on a path that will take it towards the precarious Fukushima nuclear power plant. Typhoon Wipha, packing winds of...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:32
Leaders of rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas spoke via telephone on the eve of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, stressing the need for reconciliation, a Hamas official said Tuesday. Gaza's...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:32
TORONTO - FirstService Corp. (TSX:FSV) says its residential property management business, FirstService Residential, has acquired Missouri's largest residential property management company. Financial...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:32
NCAAF Team Report - Houston - INSIDE SLANT The game of the season for the AAC may be this Friday, when Central Florida travels to Louisville. Louisville has gotten most of the attention from the...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:27
NCAAF Team Report - Duke - INSIDE SLANT The Atlantic Coast Conference wanted to be back on the big stage and in the big picture. The Florida State / Clemson showdown has finally arrived on the...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:26
HANOI (Reuters) - Typhoon Nari knocked down trees and damaged hundreds of houses in central Vietnam early on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people, state media said. More...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:26
NCAAF Team Report - Southern Methodist - INSIDE SLANT The game of the season for the AAC may be this Friday, when Central Florida travels to Louisville. Louisville has gotten most of the attention...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:25
NCAAF Team Report - Central Florida - INSIDE SLANT The game of the season for the AAC may be this Friday, when Central Florida travels to Louisville. Louisville has gotten most of the attention from...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:25
Chargers 19, Colts 9: Philip Rivers threw for 237 yards and a touchdown and host San Diego used a string of clock-eating drives to snap Indianapolis' three-game winning streak. Rookie Keenan Allen...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:25
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to going it alone, using the Weight Watchers diet program helps people shed extra pounds, says a new study. What's more, the company-sponsored...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:25
NCAAF Team Report - North Carolina - INSIDE SLANT The beginning of the season obviously has not gone the way North Carolina hoped with the Tar Heels winning only once in five outings. But the bye...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:24
Dodgers 3, Cardinals 0: Rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu threw seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball to outduel Adam Wainwright and get host Los Angeles back in the National League Championship Series. Ryu (1...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:24
NCAAF Team Report - Maryland - INSIDE SLANT The Atlantic Coast Conference wanted to be back on the big stage and in the big picture. The Florida State / Clemson showdown has finally arrived on the...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:23
By Lisa Twaronite and Dominic Lau TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares rose to their highest in nearly five months on Tuesday on heightened hopes for a deal in Washington to reopen the U.S. government and...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:23
By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela and Guyana will meet on Thursday to resolve the fate of a ship and crew hired by a U.S. oil exploration firm that Venezuela seized in waters disputed...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:23
NCAAF Team Report - Virginia - INSIDE SLANT The Atlantic Coast Conference wanted to be back on the big stage and in the big picture. The Florida State / Clemson showdown has finally arrived on the...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:22
NCAAF Team Report - Miami - INSIDE SLANT Senior Stephen Morris moved into the Top 10 among Miami quarterbacks for career passing yardage earlier this year. Now he is poised to take a significant jump...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:22
NCAAF Team Report - Georgia Tech - INSIDE SLANT The Atlantic Coast Conference wanted to be back on the big stage and in the big picture. The Florida State / Clemson showdown has finally arrived on...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:21
NCAAF Team Report - Virginia Tech - INSIDE SLANT The Atlantic Coast Conference wanted to be back on the big stage and in the big picture. The Florida State / Clemson showdown has finally arrived on...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:21
By James Saft (Reuters) - That creaking sound you hear just might be the Chinese export-driven economy model about to break. While most of the world's attention is focused on the interminable and...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:20
NCAAF Team Report - North Carolina State - INSIDE SLANT The Atlantic Coast Conference wanted to be back on the big stage and in the big picture. The Florida State / Clemson showdown has finally...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:20
NCAAF Team Report - Clemson - INSIDE SLANT The Atlantic Coast Conference wanted to be back on the big stage and in the big picture. The Florida State / Clemson showdown has finally arrived on the...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:19
NCAAF Team Report - Memphis - INSIDE SLANT Memphis coach Justin Fuente has remained optimistic and upbeat while assessing his program's progress over the past two seasons, but he expressed some...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:19
By Jahmal Corner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rookie Ryu Hyun-jin outdueled Adam Wainwright and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped their lengthy scoring drought to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 and climb...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:19
By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man in a wheelchair who detonated a home-made bomb in Beijing's airport after trying to draw attention to a nearly decade-long legal battle was sentenced...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:19
Pominville lifts Wild in return to Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jason Pominville has plenty of fond memories from his playing days in Buffalo. He created another one Monday night, this time as a member...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:18
By Narae Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy laid the blame for a winless 2013 on mental and mechanical issues on Tuesday, saying his struggles had nothing to do with an equipment switch, but the...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:18
NCAAF Team Report - Wake Forest - INSIDE SLANT The Atlantic Coast Conference wanted to be back on the big stage and in the big picture. The Florida State / Clemson showdown has finally arrived on the...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:18
NCAAF Team Report - Florida State - INSIDE SLANT The Atlantic Coast Conference wanted to be back on the big stage and in the big picture. The Florida State / Clemson showdown has finally arrived on...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:17
NCAAF Team Report - Boston College - INSIDE SLANT The Atlantic Coast Conference wanted to be back on the big stage and in the big picture. The Florida State / Clemson showdown has finally arrived on...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:16
NCAAF Team Report - Temple - INSIDE SLANT The game of the season for the AAC may be this Friday, when Central Florida travels to Louisville. Louisville has gotten most of the attention from the...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:16
(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc <C.N> and State Street Corp <STT.N> have been exploring ways in which they might impose limits on the use of short-term treasury bills due in the coming weeks as...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:16
SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has "very serious nuclear capabilities" and it is able to conduct another round of nuclear tests "any time," South Korea's nuclear envoy said Tuesday. The...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:16
Liberia's ex-warlord Charles Taylor was on Tuesday transferred from The Hague to a British prison to serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes, the Special Court for Sierra Leone said. "Charles...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:16
Iran on Tuesday laid out a hotly-awaited proposal to break the deadlock in talks with world powers over its nuclear programme, diplomats said, in a test of a thaw under new President Hassan Rouhani....
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:16
A senior Chinese government official has secretly visited Japan for talks with Japanese officials aimed at improving bilateral relations damaged by an ongoing territorial row, a report said Tuesday....
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:15
OTTAWA - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) has announced settlement deals with two well-known American companies, the latest in a recent spate of such agreements. In its latest announcement Tuesday, the Ottawa-...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:48
LONDON - Apple said Tuesday that Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, who used technology to drive a remarkable turnaround at her luxury fashion house, will take charge of the company's expansion plans and...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:48
LUXEMBOURG - European Union officials were set to approve the creation of a central banking supervisor Monday, even though they still squabbled over the next steps in the bloc's quest to stabilize...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:48
FRANKFURT - A closely-watched measure of German economic optimism increased more than expected in October despite worries that the U.S. could default on some of its debts in the coming days. The ZEW...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:48
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The mayor of the largest city in Newfoundland says the city of St. John's would benefit from a larger, regional government. Dennis O'Keefe says he wants to discuss the idea with...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:48
By Shyamantha Asokan NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government is digging for treasure after a civic-minded Hindu village sage dreamt that 1,000 tons of gold was buried under a ruined palace, and...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:48
(Reuters) - British racing driver Sean Edwards has been killed in a crash at the Queensland Raceway in Australia. The 26-year-old, the son of former Formula One driver Guy Edwards, died when the...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:48
GENEVA (Reuters) - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday world powers had a "good" first reaction to Tehran's proposals for easing the stand-off over its nuclear program and...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:47
By Mari Saito and Yoshifumi Takemoto TOKYO (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, under fire to put right repeated contamination mishaps, promised on Tuesday to draft in...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:47
By Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security officials said on Tuesday that authorities had arrested a supporter of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi suspected of involvement in a...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:47
By Erik De Castro CEBU CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 struck islands popular with tourists in the Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least 67 people, some as they...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:47
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera agreed with the commander of U.S. forces in Okinawa on Tuesday to reduce burdens on Okinawa by conducting some MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:47
SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- Former President Lee Myung-bak is partly responsible for the alleged irregularities found in his big-budget project to refurbish the country's four major rivers, a senior...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:46
SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea must correctly read its present predicament and work with South Korea to improve cross-border relations, Seoul's unification minister said Tuesday. Speaking to...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:46
European stock markets rose on Tuesday as lawmakers in the United States neared a budget deal to reopen government services and raise the country's borrowing limit to avoid a catastrophic default. On...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:40
EU finance ministers were set Tuesday to take a key step towards a new bank regulatory framework with final clearance of a single supervisor regime. "We are set to finally approve the Single...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:40
Italy launched a massive patrol operation in the Mediterranean on Tuesday to scare off people smugglers, save asylum-seekers and pressure Europe to help deal with a growing refugee influx. Drones,...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:40
Pakistani openers Khurram Manzoor and Shan Masood scored confident half-centuries to lead a strong Pakistan reply against South Africa in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Pakistan reached tea...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:40
Cyprus is on the road to recovery from its bailout crisis, the European Council president said Tuesday during a first top-level EU visit since the island's near economic meltdown. "I have no...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:39
The suspected killer of a Moscow resident whose stabbing sparked riots is a native of Azerbaijan, an ex-Soviet country in the Caucasus, police said on Tuesday. "Police has identified him as Orkhan...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:39
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Shares in British postal operator Royal Mail rallied further on Tuesday when formal trading of the stock began following a controversial part-privatisation. Royal Mail shares jumped as high as 490...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:39
Finnish computer game maker Supercell has sold 51 percent of it shares for 1.1 billion euro ($1.5 billion) to Japanese investors, SoftBank and GungHo, the Helsinki-based company announced on its...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:39
The Vatican began a new chapter on Tuesday with scandal-hit cardinal Tarcisio Bertone stepping down as right-hand man to Pope Francis and replaced by veteran diplomat Pietro Parolin. The reform-...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:39
A powerful earthquake killed at least 85 people in the Philippines Tuesday as it tore down modern buildings, destroyed historic churches and triggered terrified stampedes across popular tourist...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 07:39