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Under scrutiny, Pistorius prison sentence raises judicial inequalities

The Globe and Mail - ‎35 minutes ago‎
In one of the world's most unequal societies, a black woman from an impoverished family in Soweto, South Africa, has ruled that the “rich and famous” cannot be above the law.
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No breakthrough as Hong Kong officials open talks with students

Los Angeles Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Government officials in Hong Kong opened talks Tuesday with student leaders of pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed parts of the semi-autonomous Chinese city for more than three weeks, but the discussions produced no major breakthrough.
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Martin Couture-Rouleau met with police last week before attack

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Martin (Ahmad) Couture-Rouleau met with police and his imam several times in the week before he crashed his car into two soldiers, an RCMP officer says.
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Oscar de la Renta mourned in native Dominican Republic

BBC News - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Our Arts Editor Will Gompertz takes a look back at the life of one of the biggest names in fashion, Oscar de la Renta. Continue reading the main story.
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Apple iPad mini 3 review: a touch more of the same

The Guardian - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The iPad mini 3 now comes in gold and has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian. Samuel Gibbs. Tuesday 21 October 2014 21.01 EDT.
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No Russia-Ukraine gas deal at EU talks; Moscow queries finances

Reuters UK - ‎44 minutes ago‎
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter in EU-brokered talks on Tuesday but agreed to meet again in Brussels in a week in the hope of ironing out problems over Kiev's ability to pay.
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Respect ceasefire deal, Obama warns FG, Boko Haram

Daily Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
As controversies and doubts trail the ceasefire deal that was at the weekend reached by the federal government and the Boko Haram Sect in order to facilitate the quick release of the over 200 female students that were abducted by the insurgents in Chibok, ...
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Kwankwaso, the underdog, waits to spring surprises

The Guardian Nigeria - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kwankwaso-- AS Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, governor of Kano State, formerly declares his bid for the presidency on the platform of the All Progressives congress (APC) tomorrow (Thursday), questions are being asked relating to his chances against formidable ...
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Senate retains immunity for president, govs in constitution amendment

Nigerian Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
THE Senate, on Tuesday, ratified 23 new amendments to the 1999 Constitution, but retained immunity for the president and governors, contrary to the position earlier taken by the House of Representatives, which removed immunity for executive office holders.
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How NATO can respond to Swedish mystery

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- Recent developments off the coast of Sweden raise many questions, and we do not as yet have answers. Last week, Swedish media reported that the country's military was searching for an underwater vessel, possibly a Russian submarine, after an ...
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FG mobilises N2.4trn in 4yrs, says Okonjo-Iweala

BusinessDay - ‎31 minutes ago‎
In the four years of President Goodluck Jonathan's administration, the Federal Government has negotiated N2.4 trillion facilities in its efforts to mobilise funds for its various projects across different sectors of the economy.

Kinross Gold selling Ecuador project to Fortress Minerals for US$240M

CanadianBusiness.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
TORONTO - Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K)(NYSE:KGC) is selling its mothballed Fruta del Norte gold project in Ecuador for US$240 million in cash and equity to Fortress Minerals Corp.
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Contract driller Nabors' revenue rises on US shale spending

Reuters UK - ‎3 hours ago‎
Oct 22 (Reuters) - Contract driller Nabors Industries Ltd reported a 17 percent rise in revenue, its highest increase in nine quarters, as it benefited from strong spending in U.S.
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Apple issues iCloud security alert

Belfast Telegraph - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a determined effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the service in China.
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California tech company attempts floating skateboard Hoverboard

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Whoa, that's heavy, doc. A California couple is trying to make the hoverboard, a floating skateboard made popular in the “Back to the Future” films, a reality.
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Wave and pay: Apple could usher in era of mobile wallets

Times of India - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Think of `Apple Pay' as taking the card out of credit card. After entering their credit card information into the latest iPhones, customers can wave their phone in front of a properly equipped payment terminal at retailers like Whole Foods and McDonald's.
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Magic Leap raises $542m from Google and others for its 'cinematic reality' system

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
What IS Magic Leap? Secretive firm raises $542m from Google and others for its 'cinematic reality' system - but still won't reveal what the technology is.
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Renee Zellweger looks different on red carpet, world freaks out

Los Angeles Times - ‎58 minutes ago‎
This just in: Arguably the biggest story to come out of the 21st Elle Women in Hollywood Awards -- an event that exists to honor the success of women in front of and behind the camera -- was about one actress' appearance, not her accomplishments.
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The number one country for 2015 is ...

NEWS.com.au - ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE has clinched the number one spot on Lonely Planet's list of the top 10 countries to visit in 2015. Praised for its multicultural diversity and wide range of attractions, the southeast Asian island nation - which celebrates its Golden Jubilee next year ...
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Banksy's girl with a pearl is vandalised in Bristol

Daily Mail - ‎48 minutes ago‎
A new Banksy artwork which appeared in his hometown of Bristol has been vandalised within hours of it being completed. The painting is a parody of the famous Girl With A Pearl Earring by the Dutch master Vermeer with a yellow alarm box replacing the ...
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Banyana to face Nigeria after making short work of Algeria

BDlive - ‎Oct 19, 2014‎
WINDHOEK - There seems to be a trend from Banyana Banyana in terms of their senior players taking turns to step up to the plate. While the midfield can take all the plaudits for what was a solid performance in their 5-1 thrashing of Algeria, more will be ...
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Comet makes extremely rare close approach to Mars

The Space Reporter - ‎1 hour ago‎
In its first trip ever to the inner solar system, Comet Siding Spring made a close approach to Mars on Sunday that was observed and photographed by seven spacecraft, five orbiters and two rovers on Mars' surface.
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White rhino subspecies is down to one breeding male

Boing Boing - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Sad news from Kenya: the northern white rhino subspecies is down to one breeding male with the death of Suni this month. Only six remain.
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Physicists create laser tractor beam that can repel and attract objects

Daily Digest - ‎2 hours ago‎
This laser tractor beam depends on the energy of the laser heating up the particles and the air encircling them. It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, but physicists have made it a reality: A laser tractor beam, bright around the edges and dark in its center ...
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DHS Announces New Restrictions for Travelers from Ebola Affected Region

Security Management - ‎7 hours ago‎
Travelers with flights originating in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea will be required to fly through one of five U.S. airports where they will receive enhanced screening for Ebola, the U.S.
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WHO: Ebola Vaccine Could Be in Use by January

The Chosun Ilbo - ‎2 hours ago‎
The World Health Organization said an experimental Ebola vaccine could be in use by January. WHO assistant director Dr. Marie Paule Kieny said Tuesday that clinical trials of Ebola vaccines were underway or planned in Europe, the United States and Africa ...
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This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Don't Think Pink―Think Green

Huffington Post - ‎34 minutes ago‎
It's October, which means that people ranging from NFL football players to soccer moms all look like they're headed to a Halloween party dressed as the Pink Panther.
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New York Says Ebola-Ready, Health Workers Aren't So Sure

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
Millicent Gist, a receptionist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, was surprised to hear her facility was an officially designated hospital for people suspected of having Ebola in New York City.
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