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6 killed in rebel attack on house of Yemen leader

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen security officials say Shiite Houthi rebels have attacked and occupied the seat of power of an influential tribe in the capital, killing six guards and injuring four. 



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Israeli president criticizes divisive Jewish nation-state bill

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president has said a bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would anchor in law the status of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people runs counter to its founding fathers' vision of equality for Arab citizens. The bill comes...(more) 



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British third quarter growth confirmed at 0.7%

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London (AFP) - British economic growth slowed to 0.7 percent in the third quarter of 2014 from output in the previous three months, official data showed Wednesday, confirming the previous estimate. 



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Utah agrees to drop parts of disputed 2011 immigration law

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(Reuters) - Utah has agreed to roll back key provisions of a 2011 state law allowing police to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being undocumented, a civil liberties group said on Tuesday. As part of a deal settling a legal challenge to the...(more) 



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Villanova outlasts Michigan, 60-55

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NEW YORK - Villanova coach Jay Wright enjoys when his team plays in a holiday week tournament to let the Wildcats know just where they are early in the season. 



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Thomas Cook hit by shock CEO departure, slowing growth

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LONDON (Reuters) - British holiday company Thomas Cook said chief executive Harriet Green had been replaced by its chief operating officer, the abrupt departure of a woman credited with reviving the business sending its shares tumbling.  



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ECB outlook lifts Europe shares, Australian dollar sags

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TOKYO (Reuters) - European shares pushed higher on Wednesday, bolstered by the prospect of more stimulus from the European Central Bank and as upbeat U.S. economic growth data calmed investor anxiety over a deteriorating global outlook.  



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FEATURE-Kenyan women pay the price for slum water "mafias"

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By Katy Migiro and Magdalena Mis NAIROBI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising before dawn, the women emerged from their ramshackle shacks and squelched through the mud to stand in line for water in Kibera, Nairobi's biggest slum. Seven hours later, bullet-grey skies drizzled on and off,...(more) 



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The science of setting the NFL schedule

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The NFL runs dozens of computers for 24 hours a day for 12 weeks to evaluate its millions of possible schedule combinations. Each team's opponents are set at the end of the previous season based on records and the rotation of interdivision matchups. The puzzle is...(more) 



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NFL might not flex any Sunday night games in 2014

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NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time since flexible scheduling came to "Sunday Night Football" in 2006, the NFL could go an entire season without needing it.... 



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Thomas Cook shares slump as chief executive quits

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London (AFP) - Thomas Cook's share price tumbled by more than a fifth on Wednesday after the British travel group announced the exit of chief executive Harriet Green. 



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4 polio workers shot dead in Pakistan hours after reported drone strike

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Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said. 



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