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Fifteen detained after Belgian police kill Islamist gunmen
BRUSSELS/VERVIERS (Reuters) - Belgian police were questioning 13 suspects on Friday detained during raids against an Islamist group they feared planned to attack police and two other people were held in France, state prosecutors said..
Pakistan police clash with protesters outside French consulate
KARACHI (Reuters) - About 200 protesters clashed on Friday with Pakistani police outside the French consulate in the southern port city of Karachi after a demonstration against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo turned violent..
Euro bonds rally, shares sink in Swiss after-shock
LONDON (Reuters) - The shockwaves of Switzerland's move to ditch its currency cap were still being felt on Friday, as investors made a fresh grab for top-rated government bonds, and world shares and commodities headed for another week of losses..
'Boyhood,' Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore win top Critics Choice awards
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Boyhood," Michael Keaton and Julianne Moore were among the top winners at the 20th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on Thursday, winning best picture and director, actor and actress..
Kvitova downs fellow Czech Pliskova to win Sydney title
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova completed her preparations for an assault on a third grand slam title in triumphant style on Friday by downing fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova 7-6 7-6 to win the Sydney International title..
UK and U.S. intelligence agencies to up cyber security cooperation
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States will increase cooperation on cyber security, Prime Minister David Cameron said, setting up "cyber cells" to share intelligence and conduct simulated attacks to test the defences of organisations such as banks..
In U.S. academia, fields that cherish sheer genius shun women
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For academic fields whose members revere a "spark of genius" above all other qualities, there is a disquieting message at U.S. colleges and universities: women need not apply..
Eight-foot alligator found at L.A. home suspected of eating cats
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An 8-foot alligator was found next to the carcasses of two cats in the back yard of a suburban Los Angeles home where the reptile had been living illegally since the 1970s, authorities said on Thursday..
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