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  1. News - World - SOMALIA

    Three Somali pirates killed in fight over US$1.6m ransom money

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by AP

    ... not confirmed money was paid and US policy forbids the payment of ransoms. The 45-year-old Moore, who holds both German and US citizenship, was released on Tuesday and flown to the Kenyan capital, ...

  2. News - China - SHAOLIN TEMPLE

    ‘What do monks need money for?’ Officials refuse to hand over revenue from Shaolin temple

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 01:49pm by James Griffiths

    ... a revenue-sharing agreement – does not need the money. The Shaolin Temple, famous around the world for its association with Shaolin kung fu and other Chinese martial arts, in November sued the Songshan ... temple need so much money for?” an official from the committee had demanded, according to Xinhua. “How much money can monks spend? When have they ever been audited while they get so much donation ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainers eye big prize ahead of season opener on Sunday

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:17pm by Alan Aitken

    ... for whoever wins," Fownes said. Yes, it's tough. I didn't get the prize, but I still get the recoil and history shows it isn't easy to go in twice in a row John Size "But ... and has won since in alternating years until he missed out in July. "Yes, it's tough. I didn't get the prize, but I still get the recoil and history shows it isn't easy to go ...

  4. News - World - FRAUD

    Digital currency executive pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:37pm by AFP

    ... in a United States federal court to conspiring to operate an illegal unlicensed money transmitting business. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Chukharev was one of seven people charged in May 2013, when US authorities announced they had shut down what was described as one of the world's biggest money-laundering schemes. Investigators said the scheme laundered more ...

  5. Sport - Tennis

    £25 million prize pot for Wimbledon

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 11:32pm by AP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in London Total prize money for this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament will reach £25 million (HK$326 million), an increase of 11 per cent that will mostly favour the early-round ... and Marion Bartoli. But the main increases are for the early losers, with players who fail to get past the third round receiving prize money worth 12.5 per cent more than last year. First-round ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Playwright wins Pulitzer with ponderings on identity

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and playwright whose debut play Disgraced has just won the Pulitzer prize for drama, is one of them. Twenty minutes into the interview, I'm asking whether he believes in God, and whether ... is living the dream on New York's moneyed Upper East Side, but is about to suffer a fall as he tries to come to terms with his multiple identity: American versus Asian, Muslim versus ...

  7. News - World - GAMING

    Online gaming professionals compete for rich prizes in world arenas

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:24pm by AFP

    ... hundreds of thousands of euros a year," said Laurent, pointing to prize money or sponsorship deals. Before integrating a professional team, the best of the best are often spotted on game ... Agence France-Presse in Paris League of Legends stars musttrain hard as they chase rich prizes Online pros who are at the top of their game They train hard, have their own fans, sponsors ...


    Inside Incheon: Indian cricket too busy making money to care about Asian Games

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:06pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Absence of test-playing nation from major tournament speaks volumes about its priorities Shame only money matters to India The absence of India from the Asian Games cricket ... stayed away again- underscoring impressions the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has only one goal: making money. This was why the "Big Three"- India, England and Australia- ...

  9. News - World - PETS

    43.5 socks found in stomach of ailing Great Dane

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:15pm by Reuters

    ... things, but this is by far the most socks we've ever pulled out of an animal," Harch said after X-ray images of the dog's belly won third prize a tongue-in-cheek veterinary industry prize called, "They ate WHAT?" DoveLewis will use the US$500 prize money to fund emergency care for pets of low-income animal owners, Harch said. The Great Dane had appeared to favour ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Fed’s move to stick with easy-money policy pushes US stocks to record

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... but sending US stocks to a fresh record. Amid an intensified discussion over whether the crisis-era easy-money policies are stoking asset bubbles and could unleash inflation, Fed policymakers ... of continued cheap money. The Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed to a fresh record high following the Fed policy announcement, adding 0.2 per cent to 17,156.85, breaking the prior record close ...




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