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Apple results top expectations

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Apple’s smartphone sales were surprisingly strong in the first three months of the year despite fierce competition, helping send its sales and profit past analysts’ estimates. It also boosted its share buybacks and said it plans a 7-for-1 stock split.  




Five ultra-Orthodox Jewish men arrested in December bias gang assault against gay black man in Brooklyn: sources

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Five Hasidic men were arrested Wednesday for a disturbing attack against a gay black man in a case initially investigated as a bias attack, police sources said.  



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Retailers 'failing victims' a year after Bangladesh disaster

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Western fashion brands faced pressure Thursday to honour promises to care for Bangladesh's victims of the world's worst garment factory accident, ahead of protests on the one-year anniversary of the disaster that cost 1,138 lives. Workers are set to stage demonstrations in front of the site...(more) 



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Campaign to stop Britons joining Syria fight targets women

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British police will ask women to help persuade young people not to go out to fight in Syria, in a new campaign to stem an exodus which authorities fear could breed militants at home. Senior police officers and security chiefs have said they are worried the...(more) 



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Defense: FBI probe in 9/11 trial has implications

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FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — The defense team for five people facing trial before a war crimes tribunal stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks claimed the implications of the FBI's questioning of one of its members are "staggering" and called on the court to...(more) 



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Some South Dakota GOP support help for immigrants

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Some Republicans in conservative South Dakota are putting the contentious politics of immigration reform aside and backing a measure to provide prenatal care to women living in the state illegally whose children will become citizens of the United States. 



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Canadiens to rest well after sweeping Lightning

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Canada's only team in the National Hockey League playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens, became the first team to reach the second round, thanks to a first-round sweep of Tampa Bay. No club from Canada has won the Stanley Cup since Montreal in 1993 and the Canadiens are...(more) 



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Syria eyes end of chemical arms monitoring mission; West disagrees

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By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria declared on Wednesday that it is looking ahead to the dismantling of the international mission overseeing the destruction of the conflict-torn country's chemical arsenal, though Western officials say they want the team to keep working. The statement came...(more) 



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Drop in population of Gulf of Maine baby lobsters puzzles scientists

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The number of baby lobsters in the Gulf of Maine has dropped by half since 2007, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists as the population of adult lobsters remains near a record high, contributing to robust catches. Scientists note that baby lobsters take eight years to...(more) 



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Ex-Senegalese president to retry homecoming

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Senegalese party official says the former president plans to return home on Thursday after finally receiving permission for his plane to land for what was supposed to be his triumphant homecoming after two years abroad. 



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Rana Plaza disaster marked by Oxford Street demonstration

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Campaigners to form human chain as part of international day of action a year after 1,138 workers died at factory in Bangladesh Continue reading... 



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Teenager spent six hours undetected before climbing into jet's wheel well

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San Jose airport officials could not say how long unnamed 15-year-old boy might have spent at the airport, or where he hid Continue reading... 



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