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Hong Kong Occupy founders tell students to retreat amid fears of violence
HONG KONG (Reuters) - The founders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central civil disobedience movement on Tuesday called on pro-democracy activists to retreat from the city center over fears of violence, just hours after a student leader had called on supporters to regroup..
Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday, in a setback to the group as it comes under increased military pressure..
Global shares take heart from oil bounce, dollar capped
LONDON (Reuters) - Stock markets recovered from their latest bout of oil and growth-related trauma on Tuesday, helped by promises from U.S. policymakers and the head of the IMF that lower fuel costs would boost the world economy..
Bill Cosby bows out as Temple University trustee
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby has resigned from the board of trustees of Temple University, his alma mater said in a statement on Monday, after the entertainer was hit with a wave of sexual assault accusations..
No fine for Rams players involved in Ferguson protest: NFL
(Reuters) - The National Football League said on Monday it would not discipline the St. Louis Rams players who staged a show of solidarity with people angry about the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri..
Rocket's home-cleaning venture Helpling raises funds for expansion
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Helpling, the online marketplace for household cleaners backed by Germany's Rocket Internet, has raised 13.5 million euros ($16.8 million) from investors to fund its race to go global before rivals stake out the territory..
Europe targets Ariane deal to stay in commercial space race
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Weeks after its dramatic coup in landing a probe on a speeding comet, Europe is hoping a last-minute deal to provide funding for the workhorse Ariane rocket will prevent its space ambitions falling back to earth this week..
Amazon songbirds compete in Guyana 'races'
SCHOONORD, Guyana (Reuters) - As the sun rises over the Demerara River, a half dozen men gather on its west bank, tightly gripping small wooden cages..
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