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How Barclays turned a $10 billion profit into a tax loss

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LONDON (Reuters) - When Barclays Plc sold a fund management business to U.S. financial group Blackrock Inc. in 2009, the larger-than-expected $15.2 billion price tag was not the only good news for the British bank's investors.  



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Lawyer: Hole in wall burglary was 'crime of stupidity'

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EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to what his attorney called a "crime of stupidity": burglarizing a neighbor's home by cutting a hole in the wall between his basement and the neighbor's.... 



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Biden gets papal blessing for his global war on cancer

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden took his crusade against cancer to the Vatican on Friday and heard Pope Francis call for an "economic paradigm shift" where medical research is dictated by need rather than profit. Biden, who lost his 46-year-old son Beau to brain cancer last...(more) 



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Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft: reports

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Swedish Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander has scooped the coveted role of Lara Croft in the "Tomb Raider" movie reboot, according to industry reports.  



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Poland again denies entry to nationalist Russian bikers

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's foreign minister says "security regulations" were behind the decision to ban pro-Kremlin Russian bikers from riding through Poland as they mark the anniversary of the end of World War II. 



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EU Referendum Scorecard: Did Obama move the polls?

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After Barack Obama warned British voters against voting to leave the European Union, opinion polls so far suggest the U.S. president has failed to swing support behind continued membership. The "In" campaign immediately used Obama on their campaign literature, next to a picture of Donald Trump...(more) 



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Germany says Assad's forces probably behind attack on Aleppo hospital

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An air strike on a hospital in the city of Aleppo that killed dozens of people was probably the work of Syrian government forces, a spokesman for the German government said on Friday. A U.S. official has also said the attack on Wednesday night appeared to...(more) 



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Russia: Syrian 'regime of silence' bans military action, any weapons use: Ifax

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A "regime of silence" agreed by Russia and the United States for several parts of Syria forbids military action and the use of any kinds of weapons, the Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian military official as saying on Friday. General Sergei...(more) 



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Norway police says no survivors yet found after helicopter crash

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OSLO (Reuters) - No survivors have so far been found following the helicopter crash off the coast of Norway on Friday, police told Reuters. Some 13 people were on board the helicopter, which was on its way to shore from Statoil's Gullfaks B platform in the...(more) 



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TiVo agrees to $1.1 billion acquisition by Rovi

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Digital entertainment company and patent hog Rovi has agreed to buy DVR-maker TiVo in a $1.1 billion deal. The acquisition was rumored yesterday and confirmed this morning by Rovi, which says it will adopt the "iconic TiVo brand" as the name for the new company. Following...(more) 



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Farewell Hitomi! Japan's space agency abandons the search for its missing multi-million dollar X-ray satellite

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Contact was lost with the satellite on 26 March, more than a month after its launch from southern Japan on 17 February. 



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Celtics' Swede Jerebko finishes season strong despite loss to Atlanta

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By Philip O'Connor (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics may have crashed out of the playoffs after being pummeled by Atlanta on their home floor, but power forward Jonas Jerebko is not too down-hearted after finally getting a chance to show the Boston crowd what he can...(more) 



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