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Shares, oil and ruble rally into Christmas period

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LONDON (Reuters) - World share markets extended their 'Santa rally' into a fourth day on Monday, as a recovery in beaten-down oil prices and the ruble and more calls for quantitative easing from the ECB helped lift sentiment.  



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FDA approves BioCryst's flu shot

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(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc's single-dose flu shot on Monday, for use in adults with acute uncomplicated influenza. The antiviral injection, peramivir, to be sold as Rapivab, inhibits the interactions of neuraminidase — an enzyme that is critical to...(more) 



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China charges Jackie Chan's son over drug offense

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's state prosecutor said on Monday it had formally charged Jaycee Chan, son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, with a drugs offense, meaning he is almost certain to face trial.  



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Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar . 



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SKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company says it is conducting drills against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants. 



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China to 'regulate' foreign NGOs with new law

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to "regulate" foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) under a law being discussed this week, state media said on Monday, which aims to step up supervision of the fast-growing sector. China quietly began an investigation into the operations of NGOs several months ago,...(more) 



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Greek parliament vote in balance after Samaras election offer

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By Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' surprise offer to lawmakers to go to the polls late next year in exchange for a vote for his presidential nominee has injected fresh momentum into his flight against the anti-austerity left. However, as parliament...(more) 



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French police raise security after weekend attacks

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PARIS (AP) — French police are boosting security after an attack on officers in central France, and the country's top security official is visiting the city where a driver ran down 11 pedestrians. 



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Next time you're annoyed that someone tagged an unattractive picture of you on Facebook, just be tha

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Next time you're annoyed that someone tagged an unattractive picture of you on Facebook, just be thankful that you don't weight 13,170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds. [Doghouse Diaries]Read more... 



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Asian markets gain as oil rebounds

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian markets were mostly higher Monday after the Fed's pledge not to rush to raise interest rates prompted investors to add risky assets ahead of the year-end holiday. A rise in the price of oil boosted energy stocks.... 



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American Apparel adopts new stockholder rights plan

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(Reuters) - Struggling retailer American Apparel Inc said it has adopted a new, one-year stockholder rights plan with a 10 percent trigger.  



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Germany to step up bird flu testing after new cases discovered

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HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany will on Monday announce compulsory testing of ducks and geese for bird flu before slaughtering after two more cases of the H5N8 strain of the disease were discovered, the country's agriculture ministry said. A new regulation forcing all ducks and geese to...(more) 



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