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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Morning Digest: Hong Kong 'Occupy' leaders surrender as pro-democracy protests appear to wither

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Hong Kong 'Occupy' leaders surrender as pro-democracy protests appear to wither
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Leaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement surrendered to police on Wednesday for their role in democracy protests that the government has deemed illegal, the latest sign that the civil disobedience campaign may be running out of steam..
Ukrainian PM reports accident at nuclear power plant
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday an accident had occurred at the Zaporizhye nuclear power plant (NPP) in south-east Ukraine and called on the energy minister to hold a news conference..
Shares rise, euro falls as ECB easing bets mount
LONDON (Reuters) - Stocks rose and the euro hit its weakest in more than two years on Wednesday, a day before a crucial European Central Bank meeting that may pave the way for more monetary easing in the euro zone..
Bill Cosby accused in lawsuit of molesting girl in 1974
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bill Cosby was sued on Tuesday by a woman alleging he molested her in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles when she was 15, in what is believed to be the first court case arising from a recent wave of sexual misconduct accusations against the comedian..
NFL admits it 'failed' in handling of Ray Rice case
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Football League (NFL) "failed" in its efforts to police domestic abuse by its players but has "learned from those mistakes," a top NFL executive testified to Congress on Tuesday..
Sony Pictures struggles to recover eight days after cyber attack
LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) - Eight days after a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio was still struggling to restore some systems on Tuesday evening as investigators combed for evidence to identify the culprit..
Japanese asteroid probe sets off on six-year journey
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese space probe named after a falcon blasted off on Wednesday, setting off on a six-year round trip to an asteroid for samples that scientists hope will help reveal the origins of life..
North Korea orders everyone sharing leader's name to change it: report
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has ordered people who share the name of leader Kim Jong Un to change their names, South Korea's state-run KBS television reported on Wednesday..
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