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Reuters News - 21 minutes ago

By Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE (Reuters) - P2i, a technology spin-off from Britain's Ministry of Defence, is looking to raise as much as 10 million pounds ($17 million) from Singapore investors as it readies the launch of its "Dunkable" or waterp ...more

Reuters News - 24 minutes ago

By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris. Harris has Dow ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia.Sen. Mike Enzi didn't make it easy.When t ...more

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KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets, authorities sai ...more

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck 9 miles (14 km) southeast of the Algerian capital Algiers on Friday, the United States Geological Survey said. The quake's epicenter was recorded at a relatively shallow depth of 6.2 mil ...more

AP News - 2 hours ago

Today is Friday, August 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months be ...more

AP News - 2 hours ago

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.He ...more

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera and its labor unions have agreed to extend negotiations for 72 hours, preventing a threatened lockout at the nation's largest performing arts organization, the Met said late on Thursday. The ...more

AP News - 3 hours ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:1. CEASE-FIRE REACHED IN GAZA WARDuring the 72-hour halt in hostilities, negotiations are to be held on a more durable truce between ...more

AP News - 3 hours ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day — in fact, for more t ...more