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VIDEO: How to restore Stasi's torn up files

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:33
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the debate on whether the shredded secret files of the regime that ruled East Germany for nearly 40 years should be restored continues.
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New York Plants Curbside Gardens to Soak Up Storm-Water Runoff

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:33
The city, as part of a $2.4 billion project to protect waterways, will add thousands of street-side plots in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens in the coming months.

On Comedy: Going Topless, Tig Notaro Takes Over Town Hall

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:25
Comedians often show their scars, but never so literally as when Ms. Notaro revealed her double-mastectomy scars to a New York audience.

Bering Sea storm to blast Aleutians, trigger cold across U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:24
JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - The remnants of Tropical Storm Nuri will blast the Aleutian Islands with strong winds and high seas this weekend and later push cold air through Canada into the lower 48 U.S. states, a National Weather Service meteorologist said on Friday. The weather service has issued hurricane warnings for the extreme western Aleutian Islands, storm warnings for the Aleutians farther east and gale warnings even farther east in the Bering Sea, said Jeff Osiensky, a meteorologist with the Alaska region of the weather service. ...

VIDEO: Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:23
Kailash Satyarthi talks to the BBC about giving children a fair chance, the Nobel Peace Prize and Malala Yousafzai.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. Pakistan expert loses security clearance in federal probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:23

A woman leaves the U.S. State Department building in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department expert on Pakistan was stripped of her security clearance and is part of a federal counterintelligence investigation, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Robin Raphel, a retired ambassador who had been an adviser to the State Department's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), had her house searched about three weeks ago, said a law enforcement source who asked not to be named. ...

Deadly blast at Nigeria cash machine

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:22
At least 10 people have been killed in a bomb blast as they queued to withdraw money from a cash machine in northern Nigeria, residents tell BBC.
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Detainee from Afghanistan pleads not guilty in Va.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:18

This artist rendering shows Irek Hamidullin, front center, his attorney Robert Wagner, front left, and interpreter Ihab Samra, front right, as judge Henry Hudson, left, listens in Federal Court in Richmond, Va., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Hamidullin is charged with leading a Taliban attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in Federal Court. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Russian man charged with leading a Taliban attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges Friday and was ordered held until his April 13 trial.

Rape claim suicide inquest adjourned

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:15
An inquest into the death of a woman who killed herself days before she was due in court accused of making a false rape claim adjourns pending a review of the case.
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Russian charged in Afghan attack pleads not guilty in U.S. court

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:15
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A former Russian army officer pleaded not guilty on Friday to terrorism charges for a 2009 attack on U.S. and Afghan forces, and a U.S. District Court judge set trial for April 2015. The suspect, Irek Ilgiz Hamidullin, is the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to appear in a U.S. federal court. He was arrested in November 2009 and held in Afghanistan by the U.S. Department of Defense. A U.S. grand jury indicted Hamidullin last month on 12 charges stemming from the Nov. 29, 2009, attack on an Afghan police base. ...

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:14
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff: Business associate arrested in murders of California family that vanished in 2010.

Instant View: U.S. unemployment at six-year low in October

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:13
(Reuters) - U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand KEY POINTS: *Despite the strengthening labor market picture, wage growth remained tepid, suggesting the Federal Reserve would be in no hurry to start lifting interest rates. *Employers added 214,000 new jobs to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. The unemployment rate fell from 5. ...

U.S. rates futures turn up briefly after U.S. jobs data

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:13
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. short-term interest rates futures rose briefly on Friday, erasing their initial decline, as data showed domestic payrolls grew slower than forecast, supporting the view the Federal Reserve might not consider raising interest rates before the second half of 2015. Federal funds futures for July 2015 delivery were last unchanged on the day at 99.76 after hitting a session high at 99.77 after the latest jobs report. Fed funds futures implied traders have not fully priced in a possible Fed rate hike until Nov. 2015 . (Reporting by Richard Leong Editing by W Simon)

German union cuts short rail strike

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:09
German train drivers' union says it will cut short its four-day strike and return to work on Saturday, in time for celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Counterintelligence Agents Search State Department Pakistan Expert’s Home and Office

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:07
After the F.B.I. searches, the diplomat, Robin L. Raphel, was put on leave. Her spokesman said, “I’m confident this will be resolved.”

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New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:07
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U.S. CDC boosts national stockpile of Ebola protective gear

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:06

Health care worker receives protocol on the proper removal of personal protection equipment from CDC instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, Alabama(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is increasing its national stockpile of protective gear for U.S. hospitals handling Ebola patients after a "sudden increase" in demand, the agency said on Friday. The CDC has ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment that is being configured into 50 kits for rapid deployment to hospitals, it said in a statement. Some U.S. orders of protective equipment have been backlogged amid growing domestic demand, as manufacturers prioritize a flood of requests from aid agencies trying to curb the outbreak in West Africa. ...

Police: Woman pulled dentures from rival's mouth

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:05
DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is accused of yanking the false teeth out of another woman's mouth and throwing a beer bottle at her.

Adriano drug charges thrown out

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:05
A judge in Rio de Janeiro rejects charges of drug trafficking against Brazilian footballer Adriano, saying there is not enough evidence.
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Duggars & Bates Families Drop Music Video

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:04

The Duggar & Bates' family music video seen on November 7, 2014 -- InstagramThis Duggar & Bates family music video has everything: a ukulele, a bass guitar, an accordion and yodeling!

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