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Algeria's Bouteflika camp claims election win, rival alleges fraud

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika looked set to win a fourth term with allies claiming victory in an election on Thursday, despite questions over his health and his rare appearances since suffering a stroke in 2013.  



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Ukraine talks yield an unexpected agreement

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In Geneva, Russia, Ukraine, the U.S. and the EU agree to a de-escalation in eastern Ukraine, averting more sanctions on Russia for now.Diplomats from the East and West had an unexpected meeting of the minds Thursday and drafted a plan for tamping down hostilities in eastern...(more) 



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Life and times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and popularized the genre of magical realism, died on Thursday at the age of 87. Here are some important dates in his life and career: 1927 - Garcia Marquez is born on March 6...(more) 



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Bouteflika aide claims Algeria election victory

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - A senior aide to Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika claimed on Thursday the ailing leader had won election to secure a fourth term after 15 years in power. Official results have yet to be released after Thursday's election and may come on Friday. But...(more) 



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Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday. In January, the U.S. software company said Xbox One sales had crossed three million as of the end...(more) 



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Peeing Teen Prompts Portland to Flush 38 Million Gallons of Drinking Water

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Officials in Portland, Ore., are flushing 38 million gallons of public drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught on camera urinating into an open reservoir on Wednesday (April 16). 



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Mariners' Choi hit with 50-game doping ban

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Seattle Mariners first baseman Choi Ji-Man was suspended for 50 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Thursday after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance. Choi was added to the Mariners' 40-man roster in November but has started this season with Seattle's top developmental...(more) 



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Forty years on, bullying takes its toll on health and wealth

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The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to research by British psychiatrists. In the first study of its kind to look at the effects of childhood bullying beyond early adulthood, the researchers said its...(more) 



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U.S. music labels sue Pandora over royalties for golden oldies

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of royalties by playing thousands of pre-1972 recordings without paying royalties.  



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Britain's Labour Party hires Obama election strategist

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David Axelrod, the mastermind behind US President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 election victories, is to advise Britain's Labour Party in the run up to next year's general election, the party announced Thursday. He will work alongside shadow foreign secretary and election strategist Douglas Alexander until...(more) 



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California's Drought Is So Bad, They're Drinking Toilet Water

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At this point, we all know that California's superdrought is bad—really bad . We don't yet know how Californians are going to cope with the consequences. According to a recent billion dollar allocation of taxpayer money for water recycling programs, drinking toilet water is one...(more) 



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It’s time for U.S. employers to go green

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A recent survey shows that many Americans want to work in an eco-friendly office. 



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