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Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Taiwan pilot hailed a hero for pulling plane clear of buildings
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taipei's mayor hailed the pilot of a crashed TransAsia Airways plane a hero on Thursday for narrowly avoiding buildings and ditching the stalled aircraft in a river, likely averting a worse disaster..
Kerry in Kiev amid calls to arm Ukraine
KIEV (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in snowbound Kiev on Thursday amid calls for Washington to begin arming Ukraine to battle Russian-backed separatists advancing in the east..
ECB's ban on Greek bonds hits Europe, Greece slumps
LONDON (Reuters) - A European Central Bank decision to strike Greek bonds off its list of accepted collateral rattled European markets on Thursday, sending shares into reverse and investors back into safe-haven German bonds..
Rap mogul Suge Knight returned to Los Angeles sheriff's custody
(Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was returned to the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday night, it said, after being hospitalized for medical treatment..
New sports for Tokyo Games to be decided in 2016, says IOC
TOKYO (Reuters) - The decision on which and how many new sports will be added to the slate for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will be determined next year, just before the start of the Rio Games, IOC Vice President John Coates said on Thursday..
Twitter and Google strike deal to show tweets in search results: Bloomberg
(Reuters) - Microblogging site Twitter Inc has reached a deal with Google Inc to make its tweets more searchable online, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter..
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..
Berlin expects serious policies, not formal attire, from Greeks
BERLIN (Reuters) - Greece's casually-attired finance minister can dress as he pleases when he visits Berlin this week, German officials said on Wednesday, provided he offers a sharp account of his government's plans..
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