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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Morning Digest: Hong Kong police dismantle protest barriers, reopen major road

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Hong Kong police dismantle protest barriers, reopen major road
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle pro-democracy barricades near government offices and the city's financial center on Tuesday, reopening a major road for the first time since protests began two weeks ago..
Mideast violence spreads as Turkey bombs Kurdish militants
ISTANBUL/SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - War against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq threatened to spill into Turkey on Tuesday, where reports emerged that the air force had bombed Kurdish fighters furious at Ankara's refusal to help protect their kin in Syria..
Growth fears weigh on major shares, dollar up after big slide
LONDON (Reuters) - Deepening worries over the health of the global economy dragged shares in Europe and Japan lower on Tuesday, while the dollar rebounded against the euro and yen from big declines the previous day..
Penelope Cruz named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire magazine
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has been named this year's "sexiest woman alive" by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday..
Kaepernick rallies 49ers for win over Rams
(Reuters) - Colin Kaepernick sparked San Francisco with an 80-yard touchdown bomb as the 49ers overcame a slow start to beat the St. Louis Rams 31-17 on Monday..
Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others: iSight
BOSTON (Reuters) - Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners..
Conjoined twin Texas babies to take first step to separation surgery
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Conjoined 6-month-old twin girls will begin to undergo tissue expansion this month to stretch skin that will be used to cover patches of their bodies when they are separated in a surgery planned for December..
California parrot that vanished for four years returns speaking Spanish: paper
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The owner of a parrot that spoke English with a British accent says the bird went missing for four years, only to return speaking Spanish and asking for someone named Larry, a Southern California newspaper reported on Monday..
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