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  • Palestinians’ Hamas Unity Deal Puts Peace Talks in Doubt

    Rival Palestinian factions agreed to form a unity government and hold new general elections, developments that if carried through will complicate efforts to revive U.S.-mediated peace talks with Israel.

  • Miami Beach Begins Prep for 'Ground Zero' Climate Damage

    Bloomberg BNA — Sea rise, storm surge and other climate change impacts could put billions of dollars worth of coastal properties and tourism activities in South Florida at risk, local officials said April 22 at a field hearing in Miami Beach organized by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).

  • Justice Department Names Miller Deputy Criminal Chief

    Marshall Miller, who oversaw terrorism and fraud prosecutions as head of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York, was selected to help run the Justice Department’s criminal unit.

  • North Korea Boosts Activity at Nuclear Test Site, South Says

    North Korea has increased activity at its nuclear test site, prompting South Korea to boost surveillance of the area days before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul.

  • SEC Wins Freeze on AwesomePennyStocks Promoter’s Assets

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission won a freeze on the assets of John Babikian, a Bugatti-driving man originally from Montreal, who regulators say operated a “pump-and-dump” scheme using penny-stock websites.

  • Cancer Doctors Plan to Compare Value of Expensive Drugs

    The world’s largest organization of cancer doctors plans to rate the cost effectiveness of expensive oncology drugs, and will urge physicians to use the ratings to discuss the costs with their patients.

  • Angry South Korea Families Confront President Over Ferry Tragedy

    South Korean President Park Geun Hye was met with angry shouts, shrieks and wailing from the relatives of hundreds of missing students when she visited a site near where a ferry sank this week.

  • Park Visits Ferry Accident Site With 287 Still Missing

    South Korean President Park Geun Hye was met with angry shouts, shrieks and wailing from the relatives of hundreds of missing students when she visited a site near where a ferry sank yesterday.

  • S. Korea Says 290 Missing After Ferry Sinks

    South Korea’s government said 290 people are missing after a ferry carrying hundreds of high school students sank en route to the resort island of Jeju, in what may be the nation’s worst ferry accident in two decades.

  • Pedophiles Lured by Avatar in Tech Industry Porn Fight

    Sweetie looks much like other unfortunate young Filipinas. Just 10 years old, her user profile shows, she spends her days online fielding requests from men who offer her money to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. When she logs on, invitations pour in -- “Are you a working girl?” or “I’m into girls your age” -- from strangers keen to get her into a private show via Skype or Yahoo! Messenger.

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