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Congo Reports Arrest in Killing of 2 U.N. Experts

Photo Zaida Catalan and Michael Sharp were abducted in March while investigating crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit Bertil Ericson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Timo Mueller/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NAIROBI, Kenya — A man suspected in the killing of two United Nations experts in the Democratic Republic …

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Twitter ended the year on a fascinating run

It’s been pretty easy to point at Twitter and, with each quarterly moment when it discloses its financial guts, let out a long exasperated sigh. Twitter since going public at a now in retrospect astounding valuation has for much of its public life been quite the disappointment to Wall Street. …

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McDonald’s brings back Buttermilk Crispy Tenders

Great news, tender lovers.  (iStock) Every sly with the balance of supply and demand, McDonald’s has officially brought back Buttermilk Crispy Tenders, and fans are rejoicing the return of the batter laden chicken. On Dec. 28, the fast food giant tweeted the good news, along with a video of some …

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Man 'assaulted boy and gave him thank you note'

A man known as the “Piggyback Bandit” has been arrested after allegedly inappropriately touching a teenage boy before handing him a thank you note. Sherwin Shayegan massaged the 14-year-old boy’s back without his permission at a luggage carousel in New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport, police say. The 34-year-old is …

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Voice interfaces beginning to find their way into business

Imagine attending a business meeting with an Amazon Echo (or any voice-driven device) sitting on the conference table. A question arises about the month’s sales numbers in the Southeast region. Instead of opening a laptop, opening a program like Excel and finding the numbers, you simply ask the device and …

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Indian superstar Rajinikanth tells fans he is entering politics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rajinikanth said that if he did not enter politics “the guilt will haunt me” Indian film superstar Rajinikanth, who has a huge following in the country and is one of Asia’s highest paid actors, has announced he is entering politics. The 67-year-old, who works …

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