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  1. News - World

    Tom Hanks: I have type 2 diabetes

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 04:26pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Actor Tom Hanks has said that he has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the metabolic disease. Hanks, 57, told late night talk show host David Letterman on Monday that he had been battling high blood sugar for some time. “I went to the doctor, and he said, ‘You know those high blood-sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36? Well, ...

  2. Property - International

    UK house prices surge at fastest rate since 2002

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 10:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London British house prices rose at their fastest rate in 11 years in September, and sales hit a four-year high, a survey showed on Tuesday, pointing to a sustained recovery ... predicted by analysts polled by Reuters. The August figure was revised to +41 from +40. Prices rose in all regions except the northeast of England, and respondents now expect prices to grow by 2.6 ...

  3. Business - Money

    Hong Kong shares test month-low as power producers dip, China weaker too

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Hong Kong shares tested their lowest in a month in early Thursday trade, with mainland China markets also weaker, as power producers fell following cuts to on-grid prices of thermal electricity that could hurt their margins. The market’s focus will be on a batch of China data that could start to appear this week: September figures for money supply and loan growth ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    South Korean smartphone companies compete in the race for flexible screen technology

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 11:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul Samsung launches Galaxy variant with curved screen while LG plans to introduce curved display in November Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday launched a variant of the popular Galaxy Note smartphone with a curved display, moving a step closer to introducing wearable devices with flexible screens. The Galaxy Round’s 5.7-inch (14.4-centimetre) display has a slight ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian investigators claim drugs find on Greenpeace ship

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Moscow 'finds' drugs in Greenpeace ship Russian investigators said yesterday they found drugs aboard a Greenpeace ship that was used in a protest against offshore Arctic drilling and would press new charges against some of the 30 people being held for alleged piracy. In addition to drugs, the investigative committee said searches of the Arctic ...

  6. News - World - LIBYA

    Libyan PM freed after being seized over US capture of militant

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tripoli Gunmen linked to Libyan security apparatus dragged Ali Zeidan from his luxury hotel at dawn PM freed after being seized over U.S. capture of militant Libya's prime minister was seized and held for several hours yesterday by former rebel militiamen angry at the weekend capture by US special forces of a Libyan al-Qaeda suspect in Tripoli. Gunmen associated ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pentagon set to recall most of its civilian staff sent home in shutdown

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 02:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Getting 350,000 employees back to work could reduce government shutdown's impact on forces Pentagon set to recall most of its civilian staff The Pentagon said it would recall the vast majority of around 350,000 civilian Defence Department employees sent home during the US government shutdown, a move that could greatly lessen the impact of Washington ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand flooding closes two factories at industrial park

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 07:58pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Flooding at industrial estate east of Bangkok forces closure of two foreign-owned factories producing electronic spare parts Flooding at an industrial estate east ... near that,” Sujin Wassanit, a senior manager of Bangkadi Industrial Park, told Reuters. The park is home to Toshiba Corp’s main production centre in Southeast Asia, and factories there make ...

  9. Business - China Business - TAKEOVERS

    Alipay buys fund manager to boost online services

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing The internet payment firm owned by Alibaba takes 51 per cent of Tianhong Asset Management Alipay buys fund manager to boost its online services The online payment affiliate of dominant mainland e-commerce company Alibaba is taking control of Tianhong Asset Management to accelerate its push into online financial services. Tianhong shareholder Inner Mongolia ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Musharraf could leave Pakistan today after court grants him bail

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Former president free to leave after court grants him bail in case involving death of rebel leader Musharraf set to leave Pakistan Former military dictator Pervez Musharraf could leave Pakistan as soon as today after a bail decision by a court paving the way for his release, his lawyers said yesterday. "The jail staff present at his house will pack up ...




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