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How Pope Francis’s Management Strategies Could Fix Wall Street

Investment bankers are cashing bonus checks this month. Let’s hope that cheers them up after their rough year: hedge fund titans are under increasing scrutiny, Americans are railing about inequality, and my old employer, JP Morgan, has incurred multi-billion dollar legal settlements. Heck, even the Pope is piling on, warning …

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UAE: Human Rights Watch Official Refused Entry

United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities refused to allow Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director, to enter the country on January 24, 2014, for a planned two-day visit to Dubai. The move followed the country’s forced cancellation on January 23 of a Human Rights Watch news conference to …

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Egypt to hold early presidential election

Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour has announced that Egypt will hold a presidential election before parliamentary polls, changing a political “road map” laid down after the army overthrew Mohamed Morsi last summer. The long-expected change could pave the way for the swift election of General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the popular …

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Super Eagles vs Black Stars semi/final – CHAN 2014

Super Eagles will renew their rivalry with Ghana when both teams clash in the semifinal of the CHAN on January 29 at the Free State Stadium. Ghana defeated Congo D.R last night to set up an all West African nation match. I need your responds: Who do you think will …

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Stephen Hawking says black holes don’t exist

Black holes are the source of endless fascination and speculation. Do they hold the secrets of the universe and perhaps even the key to time travel itself? We may never know the answers to those questions because famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking says black holes don’t actually exist. At least not in the way we’ve …

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Armed SSS Operatives Storm El-Rufai’s Abuja Home

Armed operatives of the Department of State Security Service  are currently at the Abuja  residence of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, trying to force their way in to arrest the former minister, Mr. El-Rufai has told PREMIUM TIMES. The operatives did not produce any arrest …

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British man of Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy

A 65-year-old British national faces the death penalty in Pakistan after a court in Rawalpindi found him guilty of blasphemy. Mohammed Asghar, who was sentenced on Friday, was arrested in Sadiqabad in 2010 for writing letters claiming to be a prophet. Asghar, a British national of Pakistani origin, has a …

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First Surrender Your phones Before Dinning At this Restaurant

Stomp contributor Shawn was pleased to discover that a local restaurant gives diners the option to surrender their phones, to encourage them to be more sociable during meals. Boxes with phrases such as ‘unplug box’ and e-device withdrawal kit’ printed on them are placed on tables at Manhattan Fish Market …

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No Plans To Stop HIV/AIDS Funds In Nigeria — US

The United States yesterday said it had no intention to withdraw an estimated 500million-dollar new funding for HIV and AIDS programme in Nigeria following the law criminalising same-sex relationships in the country. Mr James Entwistle, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, gave the indication in Abuja during the public viewing of …

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Ukraine: At the point of no return

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery_slideshow/a7e13319b4929f1b1b7c24ca7c938c76?width=680&disable_link_to_hosted_page=1&height=450&show_related=0&style_id=1305214650909 The Nigoyan family fled to Ukraine from war-torn Armenia at the beginning of the 1990s. They hoped for a better future for their son Sergiy. He wanted to become an actor, but his dream never came true. He went to Maidan to protest against the government’s crack down at …

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Ukraine: At the point of no return

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How love got the better of India acid attack

Alok Dixit, a former journalist, set out to fight against the scourge of acid attacks in India. Along the way, the issue consumed him and he found himself in a relationship with one of the acid attack victims, Laxmi. Here, in a first person account, Dixit relates his experience and …

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Barcelona president Sandro Rosell resigns amid Neymar row

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has quit in the wake of a Spanish judge’s decision to investigate the deal that brought Brazilian superstar Neymar to the club. Rosell announced at a press conference Thursday he was tendering his “irrevocable resignation” after three-and-a-half years in charge of the current Spanish champions. On …

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Nissan to role out 1st made in Nigeria cars in April this Year

Hmm mm! Sounds pretty nice but were are the roads, are Nigerians problems manufacturing of new cars in the country or good roads without traffic jam? Which one should come first, manufacturing of new cars in the country or good roads? The first set of Made in Nigeria 4×4  SUVs …

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Mary J. Blige’s father critical after stabbing

The father of R&B superstar Mary J. Blige was in critical condition in a Michigan hospital after he was stabbed in the neck Thursday, police said. Thomas Blige, 63, of Battle Creek, was in a Kalamazoo hospital following surgery, Battle Creek police said. Cheryl Ann White, 50, of an address …

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