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Long Live the King!

Slate Magazine - ‎23 minutes ago‎
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Saudi Arabia's King Salman. President Barack Obama meets with Saudi Arabia's King Salman at Erga Palace in Riyadh on Jan. 27, 2015.
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Official: 1 American Dead in Libyan Hotel Attack

New York Times - ‎21 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - A senior State Department official is confirming the death of one U.S. citizen in Tuesday's attack on a Libyan hotel.
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Chicago Holocaust Survivor Recalls Painful Memories On Anniversary Of The ...

CBS Local - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Survivors and personnalities sit by the glas covered railtracks during the main ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on January 27, 2015 at a tent build in front of the entrance of the former Nazi concentration ...
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Apple shines with record earnings on huge iPhone sales

Fortune - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Apple reported quarterly earnings Tuesday that managed to surpass even Wall Street's lofty expectations after analysts predicted a record quarter for the tech giant.
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'Fantastic Four' trailer glimpses younger, darker superhero revamp

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's not clobberin' time just yet, but the first trailer for Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot has been unveiled, giving moviegoers an introductory glimpse of director Josh Trank's take on the iconic Marvel superhero team.
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Tanzania shuts major East African newspaper

Daily Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
Tanzania has suspended the publication of a major regional newspaper, the East African, with diplomats voicing concern at a possible crackdown on press freedom ahead of elections in October.
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Sharia police arrest 12 men accused of planning to wed in Nigeria's Kano

TODAYonline - ‎1 hour ago‎
KANO, Nigeria - Sharia police arrested 12 men accusing them of attempting gay marriage in Nigeria's second city of Kano, though 10 were later released, a spokesman for the board overseeing Islamic rules in the area said on Tuesday.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta launches multi-million shilling programme for the poor

The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
NAIROBI: The Government will adopt biometric registration to secure the Sh13.6billion set aside for the disadvantaged under the Inua Jamii cash transfer programme as a model for other national projects supporting 25 million poor Kenyans.
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EconomyNew Greek finance minister vows to keep blogging

Financial Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
You'd think that Greece's new finance minister had enough on his plate, with the new Syriza government promising to reverse years of austerity and renegotiate a multi-billion bailout package.
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Fighting Intensifies in Eastern Ukraine

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
A weekend of fierce fighting in Ukraine's embattled Donbass region continued Monday as pro-Russian insurgents encircled Ukrainian government troops in a new advance.
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Anger expressed, Paris moves on from terror attack

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARIS - The recent terrorist attacks in Paris against the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket stunned this city. For three days we watched the drama unfold; the brazen assault and massacre, the desperate search for the brothers, the ...
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Kenyan shilling steady, seen weaker due to importer demand

Reuters Africa - ‎15 hours ago‎
NAIROBI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Kenya's shilling was stable on Tuesday and traders said they expected the local currency to maintain a weakening bias due to dollar demand from the manufacturing and energy sectors.

Vodacom, Bharti Said to Bid for Etisalat's Tanzania Unit Zantel

Businessweek - ‎3 hours ago‎
Emirates Telecommunications Corp. (ETISALAT), the United Arab Emirates's largest phone company by market value, received offers from Vodacom Group Ltd.
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Vitol to develop $7bn oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Vitol, one of the world's leading commodities traders, is to develop a $7bn offshore oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI, the Italian energy group.
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks drop on weak earnings, US durables; dollar slips

Reuters - ‎30 minutes ago‎
... * U.S. stocks fall on disappointing earnings; MSCI global index slips. * Dollar falls as U.S. durable goods data weaker than expected.

Brazil's Rousseff urges cabinet to back belt-tightening

Reuters UK - ‎25 minutes ago‎
BRASILIA Jan 27 (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff urged her cabinet on Tuesday to embrace fiscal belt-tightening and other measures aimed at restoring business confidence and growth in her second term.
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Tim Cook: '2015 will be the year of Apple Pay'

VentureBeat - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Tim Cook took precious time on Apple's earnings call today to point out that his company's Apple Pay mobile payments platform is picking up steam with both financial institutions and merchants.
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Google Fiber's Slow Rollout Accelerates

Fast Company - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Do you live in the United States? Chances are, your Internet connection sucks. Google has been on the case for a while, developing its ultra-fast Google Fiber network, but up until now that service has been limited to just a few cities.
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Why is Snapchat moving into the news business?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Photo and video sharing application Snapchat is diving head first into the news business with a new approach. Will it work? By Alexander LaCasse, Staff Writer January 27, 2015.
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Twitter adds video, group messaging features

Washington Post (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Now your Twitter videos can be five times as long. Twitter on Tuesday introduced a feature that lets you record up to 30 seconds of video to share on its micro-blogging site.
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We weren't hacked, says Facebook after an hour-long global outage

Hindustan Times - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Facebook, the world's largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, suffered temporary outages around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday and the company said later that an internal software networking error was to blame.
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Smithsonian considers London outpost in Olympic Park

BBC News - ‎47 minutes ago‎
The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading to London as part of a multi-million dollar refit of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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Tawain to open 'Romantic Boulevard' sex themed park, based on South Korea's ...

The Independent - ‎6 hours ago‎
Officials on a Taiwanese tourist board, who are clearly convinced by the notion that sex sells, have revealed plans to build a sex-themed park to attract visitors.
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Lindsay Lohan Is Partying In Paris Ahead Of Her Court Date Wednesday

Business 2 Community - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Lohan is due in court on January 28, 2015 for her 2012 conviction for reckless driving. She was driving down the Pacific Coast Highway when she was reportedly cut off by a truck and it caused her to slam into the back of the truck.

Afcon 2017 - Super Eagles to Start Fresh Qualifiers in June - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎
The Super Eagles of Nigeria are billed to start a fresh attempt to be back at the Africa Cup of Nations by June 2015. The Eagles sadly missed out on the 2015 edition ongoing in Equatorial Guinea and the Confederation of African Football, CAF, has now ...
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The new Liverpool era takes shape for Brendan Rodgers despite narrow cup loss

Daily Mail - ‎9 minutes ago‎
There is a time when a manager comes of age and asserts his authority over the best in the business. Brendan Rodgers spent his 42nd birthday on Monday plotting Liverpool's path to the Capital One Cup final in March.
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Astronomers discover solar system 11.2 billion years old

The Province - ‎2 hours ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A newly discovered solar system - with five small rocky planets - makes ours look like a baby. Astronomers announced Tuesday that this extrasolar system is 11.2 billion years old - the oldest one with close-to-Earth-size ...
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Asteroid that buzzed by Earth had its own moon

CTV News - ‎20 minutes ago‎
The larger-than-usual asteroid that flew by Earth on Monday wasn't travelling alone - it brought along its own moon. The half-kilometre-wide asteroid -- known as 2004 BL86 -- passed by Earth at distance of about 1.2 million kilometres, or three times the ...
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Tanzania's Albinos Hunted Down Like Animals And Sold By Their Own Families ...

Information Nigeria - ‎1 hour ago‎
Greed has driven husbands to turn on wives, parents to turn on own children as witch doctors are now turning albinos bodies into charms and potions as the presidential election approaches,in a trade allegedly fuelled by some of the country's most powerful ...
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It's Been A Hard 12-Step Road For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

NPR (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
Could a 12-step program, with its Christian roots, help addicts recover on a conservative Muslim island in the Indian Ocean? Suleiman Mauly was desperate to find out.