Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Oil giant Shell in profit warning

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is stepping up asset disposals as part of a strategy that will see the company “changing emphasis” in 2014. The changes will involve Shell stopping…

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Schumacher doctors work to end coma

Michael Schumacher’s sedation is being reduced to allow the “waking up process” to start, his manager says. Bringing the Formula 1 legend out of his coma could take a long…

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Hackers deface Angry Birds website

Video game developer Rovio has confirmed that hackers defaced its Angry Birds site with an image entitled Spying Birds, featuring an NSA logo. The attack followed the publication of leaks…

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Ukraine protesters defy terms of new amnesty law

Protesters in Ukraine have rejected the terms of a new amnesty law aimed at ending the country’s recent unrest. Parliament backed an amnesty for detainees if protesters vacated the government…

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Farewell of SSC examinees in Nachole

A farewell ceremony of the Secondary School Certificate examinees took place in Nachole on Monday. Nachole Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Sufia Akhter Rumi spoke at the function as the chief…

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JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon pay rises to $20m in 2013

The chairman and chief executive of JP Morgan, Jamie Dimon, will be paid $20m (£12.1m) for the past year’s work. Mr Dimon’s pay was cut to $11.5m in 2012 following…

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Ukraine crisis: Peaceful negotiations ‘futile’

Efforts to resolve Ukraine’s unrest in the capital Kiev by peaceful means are “futile”, the interior ministry says. Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko said negotiations with the protesters had failed. He blamed…

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India investigation ordered into death of Shashi Tharoor’s wife

A magistrate in Delhi has ordered an investigation into the death of the wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor. Doctors said on Tuesday that Sunanda Pushkar, whose body was found…

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UK unemployment rate drops to 7.1%

The UK unemployment rate has dropped to 7.1%, close to the point at which the Bank of England has said it will consider raising interest rates. The number of people…

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Bitter exchanges as Syria talks open

Syria’s government and main political opposition have traded bitter accusations as a major peace conference begins in Switzerland. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged delegates to engage in constructive discussions,…