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Wal-Mart's annual meeting has glitz, songs, protests, stock buyback

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's board approved a $15 billion stock repurchase plan, its first in two years, the world's largest retailer announced at its annual meeting on Friday.<p>The event at the Bud Walton arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is traditionally more of a pep rally for thousands of employees than …

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Peru's ex president Alberto Fujimori is denied pardon

The government says Mr Fujimori's illness does not warrant a pardon<p><b>Peru's President Ollanta Humala has rejected a request to pardon the jailed former leader Alberto Fujimori on humanitarian grounds.</b><p>Mr Humala said the former president was "not terminally ill".<p>Mr Fujimori, who was in office between …

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Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro charged with murder, hundreds of rape, assault counts

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of kidnapping three girls and holding them for years in his home, has been indicted on two counts of aggravated murder and 327 other counts, including rape, kidnapping and assault, prosecutors said Friday.<p>A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted Castro, 52, on …

Same-Sex Partners Of US Troops To Receive Military Benefits In September

An internal personnel notice posted to the web Thursday states the military's commitment to upgrade their systems "so that eligible SSDPs and their families can begin receiving benefits/ID cards" beginning on Sept. 1.<p>From The Times:<p>The ID card Web notice refers to same-sex domestic partners as …

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Army suspends general for handling of sex assault case

WASHINGTON -- The Army on Friday suspended its top commander in Japan for failing to properly investigate a sexual assault allegation, an action that follows a month of increasing calls in Congress for accountability for a crisis that has affected all the services.<p>Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison, the …

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Authorities: China Bus Fire That Killed 47 Was Arson-Suicide

Police in China said Saturday that a suicidal man was responsible for a fire that swept through a commuter bus in the country's eastern coastal city of Xiamen, killing 47 people including the arsonist and injuring dozens more.<p>Authorities say 59-year-old Chen Shuizong left a suicide note at his home …

Karzai demands return of all Afghans held prisoner by the UK in Helmand

The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has demanded the return of Afghans held prisoner by the UK military in Helmand, giving London a two-week deadline …

Afghan forces end Kabul airport attack

A coordinated suicide and grenade attack on the Kabul airport has ended with all seven attackers being killed, the Afghan interior ministry has said.<p>The Taliban earlier claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn attack on Monday, telling Al Jazeera that the target was the military airport.<p>"There were …

Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will'

Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.<p><b>Q: Why did you decide to become a …

Google confirms it is acquiring Waze to add real-time social data to its maps

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>After widespread rumors that the two were close to a deal, Google (s goog) has confirmed on its official blog that it is …

'Quit Google, Facebook' suggests tech expert as surveillance scandal deepens

A best-selling author and technology expert has said that web users should boycott internet giants like Google and Facebook if it is confirmed they …

‘The Purge’ Wins Box Office

Report: John Kerry Cleared His Schedule to Discuss Arming Syrian Rebels

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It looks like the U.S. government will give serious thought this week to arming Syrian rebel groups, …

Why is jewellery such a difficult style move for men?

There's a men's perfume ad you might have seen recently. In it Johnny Depp stands in the desert, squinting off into the distance, a slight scowl playing across his lips like someone's just arrived to lunch half an hour late and didn't even text. He pushes up the sleeve of his black buttonup shirt, …

Boehner sketches immigration plan

Speaker John Boehner has been stunningly silent about his plans to move immigration reform through the House.<p>But privately, the Ohio Republican is beginning to sketch out a road map to try to pass some version of an overhaul in his chamber — a welcome sign for proponents of immigration reform.<p>If …

A patent on your DNA? What the Supreme Court ruling means for you

Can someone else patent your genes? The Supreme Court is scheduled to rule some time this month on that question – a suit filed against Myriad Genetics for its patent on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which raise the risk of breast, ovarian and certain other cancers.<p>Opponents of patenting …

African-Americans Remain Hardest Hit By Medical Bills

For many years, high medical bills have been a leading cause of financial distress and bankruptcy in America. That pressure may be easing ever so slightly, according to a survey released earlier this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>But 1 in 5 Americans still face hardships …

Slight fall in world's children without schools

<b>The global figure for the number of children without access to schools has fallen to 57 million, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.</b><p>But the improvement is unlikely to be enough to meet the millennium pledge for primary education for all by 2015.<p>These …

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Old Opportunity Mars rover makes rock discovery

<b>Nasa's ageing Opportunity rover on Mars has just made what may be one of its most significant discoveries to date.</b><p>The nine-year-old robot has identified rock laden with what scientists believe to be clay minerals.<p>Their presence is an indication that the rock, dubbed Esperance, has been altered at …

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Will China Hand Over The NSA Whistleblower?

Hong Kong is suddenly ground zero for the NSA/PRISM whistleblower case. It finds itself <i>de facto</i> host to Edward Snowden, the American citizen who voluntarily revealed himself over the weekend as the source of the leaks. The situation could not come at a more awkward time for both China and …

Beck, Moore call Snowden a hero

Conservative television host Glenn Beck and filmmaker Michael Moore don’t often agree on much, but after Edward Snowden revealed himself to be the National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about government monitoring, they both took to Twitter to praise the 29-year-old, calling him …