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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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Jordan hangs two Iraqi militants in response to pilot's death
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan hanged two Iraqi jihadists on Wednesday including a female militant in response to an Islamic State video showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive by the hardline group..
Taiwan plane cartwheels into river after take-off, killing at least 19
TAIPEI (Reuters) - A TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board cartwheeled into a river shortly after taking off from a downtown Taipei airport on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and leaving two dozen missing, officials said..
Dollar steadies after slide, oil retreats
LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar steadied on Wednesday after its worst day in more than a year, and a retreat in oil prices after four days of gains halted a rally in European stock markets..
Whitney Houston's daughter in medically induced coma: friend
ATLANTA (Reuters) - The daughter of the late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown was placed in a coma to stop brain swelling after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home on the weekend, family friend Kim Burrell told "Access Hollywood"..
McIlroy and former agents settle legal case
DUBLIN (Reuters) - The world's number one golfer Rory McIlroy and his former management company have settled their protracted legal dispute, the two sides said on Wednesday, avoiding a potential eight weeks in court..
China to ban online impersonation accounts, enforce real-name registration
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will ban from March 1 internet accounts that impersonate people or organizations, and enforce the requirement that people use real names when registering accounts online, its internet watchdog said on Wednesday..
Britain votes to allow world's first 'three-parent' IVF babies
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain voted on Tuesday to become the first country to allow a "three-parent" IVF technique which doctors say will prevent some inherited incurable diseases but which critics see as a step towards creating designer babies..
Florida considers bear hunting after spate of suburban attacks
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - After a 20-year ban, Florida may bring back bear hunts to control a growing population of black bears that is increasingly seen as a menace in suburban neighborhoods..
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