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US weighs permitting cellphone calls on planes

WASHINGTON: Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are “outdated,” and it’s time to change them, US government regulators said on Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and others. Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said in a statement on Thursday that the commission was proposing greater in-flight access to ...

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U.S. to Sell Last of Its Stake in General Motors

The U.S. says it plans to sell the last of its ownership stake in automaker General Motors by the end of the year. The government owned 61 percent of the world’s second biggest auto manufacturer five years ago….

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Dow Closes Above 16,000 for 1st Time

After several intraday crosses during the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) finished above 16,000 for the first time. Today’s milestone move for the Dow came after a late-day slide on Wednesday. Stocks started off strong due to encouraging jobless claims reports, then took off on news that…

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CAR Leader Says Kony Ready to Surrender

VOA News The president of the Central African Republic says he is in contact with fugitive rebel leader Joseph Kony, and that Kony wants to surrender. A spokesman for President Michel Djotodia says Djotodia has held a phone conversation with Kony, and that…

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In Wake Of Berlusconi Trial, Court Releases Salacious Bunga Bunga Details

MILAN (AP) — The Milan court that convicted Silvio Berlusconi of paying an underage prostitute for sex at his infamous Bunga Bunga parties said Thursday in remarkably raunchy detail that proof of intercourse wasn’t necessary to find him guilty. The court, in a 326-page document supporting the June 24 conviction, seven-year jail sentence and life-time political ban, said all it ...

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Truck bomb, attacks kill at least 48 in Iraq

Sinan Salaheddin Associated Press Comments Baghdad — A truck bomb tore through an outdoor vegetable market in northeastern Iraq, the deadliest of a series of attacks Thursday that killed at least 48 people, officials said. The explosion in the town of Sadiyah, some 90 miles northeast of Baghdad, is the latest in a wave of attacks that has swept across ...

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France says Central African Republic on verge of genocide

PARIS (Reuters) – France said on Thursday that Central African Republic was “on the verge of genocide” and it expected the United Nations to give Paris and the African Union permission to intervene. Central African Republic, a landlocked nation of 4.6 million people, has slid into chaos since mainly Muslim Seleka rebels, many of them from neighboring Chad and Sudan, ...

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UN reports progress in fight against HIV/AIDS

A new report released by the UNAIDS says that efforts to stem the growth of HIV/AIDS across the planet has seen “accelerated progress”, despite evidence that the pandemic was still growing unevenly across the globe. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said on Wednesday that improved access to treatment was saving more lives, and fewer incidences of new ...

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New questions for PM Harper in Duffy scandal

OTTAWA — The country first learned Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff had personally bailed out Sen. Mike Duffy in a TV news report that aired late at night on Tuesday, May 14. “CTV News has learned that while auditors were going over Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy’s living expenses, Harper’s right-hand man, his own chief of staff, was already ...

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