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Bram Stoker books celebrated in Google doodle

Irish novelist who created the best-known vampire in literary and film history was born 165 years ago Bram Stoker books celebrated in Google doodle….

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Call for more detailed analysis of statistics on children

THE two-day Caribbean Child Research Conference began yesterday with scores of children in attendance and a plea from Jamaica’s representative to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Robert Fuderich for more detailed analysis of statistics relating to children. “Many of the key stakeholders with whom we work in the wider public, do not have the deep insight into the why behind ...

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New storm lines up Sandy-battered US

Residents of New York and New Jersey who were flooded out by Superstorm Sandy are waiting with dread after hearing warnings to evacuate for the second time in two weeks as another, weaker storm spun toward them and threatened to inundate their homes again or simply leave them shivering in the dark for even longer. “Everyone has major anxiety after ...

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Nor’easter causes new power outages, slows Sandy effort

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. power companies expect the nor’easter whipping across the Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday to create additional outages and possibly slow their efforts to restore service to customers left in the dark by Hurricane Sandy nine days ago. Utilities from the Carolinas to New York reported on their websites that the nor’easter has already knocked out service to ...

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SOMALIA: A snapshot of humanitarian challenges

MOGADISHU, 7 November 2012 (IRIN) – After two decades of civil war, Somalia is finally seeing hope for lasting peace. After the August departure of Al-Shabab insurgents, thousands of people have returned to the capital, Mogadishu, looking to rebuild their lives, and in September, the election of a new president was widely viewed as the start of a new era ...

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Barack Obama Wins Reelection to Second Term

By David Espo, Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions. “This happened because of you. Thank you” Obama tweeted to supporters as he secured ...

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Race for US president neck-and-neck

US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have capped an aggressive, deeply negative and vastly expensive campaign and are awaiting the decision of voters in an election that left Americans the choice of starkly different visions for the country’s future. At stake at the end of election day were overwhelmingly different approaches for healing the ailing US economy, polar ...

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Champions League round-up

Manchester City fought back to draw with Ajax and retain their slim hopes of qualifying for the last 16, while Arsenal were held at Schalke after seeing their two-goal lead collapse. Click below for individual match stats and reports: Group A Dynamo Kiev 0 FC Porto 0 PSG 4 Dinamo Zagreb 0 Group B Olympiakos 3 Montpellier 1 Schalke 2 ...

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Turkey to try Israeli commanders over Mavi Marmara raid

A court in Istanbul is to begin the trial in absentia of four retired Israeli military commanders over the storming of a Turkish boat in 2010. Nine Turkish activists died when Israeli commandos boarded the Mavi Marmara as a flotilla tried to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza. The storming of the ship led to a major rift in…

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Greek unions start 3 days of anti-austerity action

ATHENS, Greece — The conservative-led Greek coalition government detailed a four-year package of austerity measures late Monday, facing down escalating protests by unions and dissent from its left-wing partners. The bill, to be voted in parliament late Wednesday, will impose further wage and benefit cuts on Greeks who are heading into a sixth year of recession and already are struggling ...

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