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Minnesota forward arrested, accused of threatening girlfriend

Minnesota forward arrested, accused of threatening girlfriendBy David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham, charged last week with choking his live-in girlfriend during a domestic assault, is now suspected of sending her threatening messages, police said on Monday. Cunningham, 26, was arrested on a felony domestic assault charge and ordered to stay away from the woman after an alleged attack on Thursday in Medina, Minnesota, a suburb west of Minneapolis. The power

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S.Africa charges extradited Dewani with honeymoon murder

S.Africa charges extradited Dewani with honeymoon murderSouth Africa on Tuesday charged extradited British businessman Shrien Dewani with ordering his wife's murder during their 2010 honeymoon in Cape Town and remanded him in a psychiatric hospital. After losing a three-year extradition fight, Dewani, 34, arrived in South Africa early on Tuesday morning and was promptly whisked to the Western Cape high court. Dewani was formally charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and defeating the

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Greek central banker defends stress test results: paper

Greek central banker defends stress test results: paperAn "unduly conservative" approach in stress tests on Greece's major banks would have scared off investors, the head of Greece's central bank said on Saturday, adding that he believed the results would be close to EU-wide tests due later this year. But in an interview to be published in Sunday's Kathimerini newspaper, George Provopoulos was quoted as saying: "If were unduly conservative and imposed an

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Most cigarettes sold in New York were smuggled out of state

Most cigarettes sold in New York were smuggled out of stateA new study claims that higher cigarette taxes have led to a surge in black market sales of tobacco in New York and other states.

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Britain warns Putin after 'Kalashnikov referendum' in Crimea

Britain warns Putin after 'Kalashnikov referendum' in CrimeaBritish Prime Minister David Cameron warned the Kremlin on Friday that Russia would face far reaching consequences if it sent troops into Ukraine after a referendum in Crimea which he said has been carried out under the barrel of a Kalashnikov. "Since we last met a sham and illegal referendum has taken place at the barrel of a Kalashnikov and

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Positive economic momentum to boost FTSE to record high

Positive economic momentum to boost FTSE to record highBy Atul Prakash LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index will end the year at a record high as an improving domestic economic outlook and growing optimism about company earnings boosts investors' appetite for risky assets, a Reuters poll found. The poll, conducted over the past week, showed the blue-chip FTSE 100 index will climb to a new life-time high of 7,065 points by the end of 2014, over 7 percent higher than Wednesday's

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