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More than 150 arrested in California during police killing protests
BERKELEY, Calif./NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 150 protesters were arrested in California overnight after shutting down a major freeway in another outbreak of nationwide demonstrations against police use of deadly force on minorities..
Hong Kong protesters given Thursday deadline to clear sites
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's High Court has ordered the main protest sites that have choked the financial city for more than two months to be cleared, building up to a final showdown on Thursday between pro-democracy activists and authorities backed by Beijing..
Oil hits five-year low, crushing risk appetite
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices fell to fresh five-year lows on Tuesday, prompting investors rattled by worries over global growth and renewed political uncertainty in Greece to dump shares..
Tongue in cheek, Obama displaces comedian Colbert on popular show
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama slipped into the role of late night talk show host on Monday, nudging Stephen Colbert away from his perch during an appearance on the comedian's satirical program and poking fun at himself in the process..
South African prosecutor appeals Pistorius verdict
PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African prosecutors appealed on Tuesday against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year prison term imposed on athlete Oscar Pistorius for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, saying it was "shockingly inappropriate"..
Amazon adds bidding option to site for fine art, collectables
(Reuters) - Inc added a new feature to its website on Tuesday that allows customers to bid for lower prices on more than 150,000 items, including fine art and rare coins, sold by third-party vendors..
NASA Mars rover finds key evidence for lake at landing site
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Billions of years ago, a lake once filled the 96-mile- (154-km) wide crater being explored by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, bolstering evidence that the planet most like Earth in the solar system was suitable for microbial life, scientists said on Monday..
Indian artist asks people to nod off with a partner in Berlin
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As night settles over India's capital, a dozen volunteers lie ensconced in soundproof cubicle tents, playing soothing music via Skype to try and lull to sleep collaborators in a German city halfway across the world.In one such makeshift bedroom, participants are asked to recline with their eyes shut while engaging in simultaneous role play with a partner in Berlin, imagining scenarios such as being marooned on a mountain peak..
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