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Trump: Cruz ‘Illegally Stole’ Iowa Caucus Win

Donald Trump isn’t taking losing the Iowa caucuses lightly. After a brief effort to appear statesmanlike and spin his success positively, Trump is now accusing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz of stealing his first-place victory and calling for Cruz’s win to be nullified or for a new Iowa vote to take place. “Ted Cruz didn’t win […]

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Christine Lagarde: Troubled oil countries keep me up at night

Christine Lagarde is having some trouble sleeping at night. The head of the International Monetary Fund said “quite a few countries” are keeping her awake lately, but at the top of the list are low-income nations that rely heavily on exporting oil. “I think of a country like Nigeria, for instance, where 90% of its […]

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Ted Cruz outshine Donald Trump, win Iowa caucus

Texas maverick Ted Cruz dramatically came out with a surprise victory over his Republican rival in the Iowa caucus that supporters hope will herald a rightwing resurgence to match that of Ronald Reagan. Ignoring the media-friendly bombast of Trump in favor of a purer strain of anti-establishment conservatism, Republicans in the state voted in favor of […]

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Goldman Sachs thinks It’s too late for OPEC to save oil

CNN… GOLDMAN Sachs thinks crude oil’s late January surge back above $34 a barrel was a mere head fake. The elite Wall Street firm believes oil prices are poised to plunge to new lows below $26 a barrel — despite talk of OPEC coming to the rescue by cutting production. “It may already be too […]

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Brazilians celebrate Carnival despite Zika virus threat

If Brazilians are worried about the Zika virus, it clearly didn’t show during this weekend’s pre-Carnival celebrations, CNN report. The sun and heat brought thousands of people out into the streets of Brazil’s main cities. Carnival doesn’t officially start until Thursday, but it’s customary to start celebrations earlier. According to Brazilian state run news agency […]

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In face of Zika Virus, women ponder abortion, childlessness

MARIA Erlinda Guzman desperately wants a baby, and has been undergoing fertility treatments at El Salvador’s largest women’s hospital. But now, she fears her dream of motherhood may be dashed by Zika. ABC news After her country took the extraordinary step of advising women to avoid pregnancies for two years due to concerns about the […]

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Suicide, shooting attack on Saudi Shi’ite mosque kills four

A suicide bombing and gun attack on Shi’ite Muslim worshippers killed at least four people in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, the interior ministry and witnesses said, extending a spate of attacks on the kingdom’s Shi’ite minority. The assault on the Imam Rida mosque in the Eastern Province town of Mahasen, a mixed Sunni-Shi’ite district […]

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Two suicide bombers dead after targeting school in north Cameroon

Two suicide bombers killed four people at a school in northern Cameroon on Thursday, local officials said, the latest attack in a central African country struggling to contain violence blamed on Boko Haram militants in neighboring Nigeria. Reuters report A dozen people were wounded in the twin bombing in the town of Kerawa, Mayor Seiny […]

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5 things you need to know about Zika virus

1. What is Zika and why is it so serious? The Zika virus is a flavivirus, part of the same family as yellow fever, West Nile, chikungunya and dengue. But unlike some of those viruses, there is no vaccine to prevent Zika or medicine to treat the infection. Zika is commanding worldwide attention because of […]

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WEF 2016: Technology is like Force, depends how you use it, says Anand

DAVOS: Invoking the famous Star Wars series, top industrialist Anand Mahindra today said technology is like the Force and everything depends on how we use it, as business leaders from across the world began debating here the challenges and benefits from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Economictimes Speaking at the first official session of the World […]

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62 Billionaires own wealth same as half of the World – Oxfam

The vast and growing gap between rich and poor has been laid bare in a new Oxfam report showing that the 62 richest billionaires own as much wealth as the poorer half of the world’s population. Timed to coincide with this week’s gathering of many of the super-rich at the annual World Economic Forum in […]

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Group of militants left 30 dead in Pakistan Varsity

A group of militants has stormed a university in north-west Pakistan, killing at least 30 people and leaving dozens injured. According to GuardianUk, The gunmen entered Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, at about 9.30am (4.30am GMT), apparently using the cover of thick morning fog, and opened fire on students and teachers in […]

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