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Humans, meet 'Your Inner Fish' on PBS science show

Humans, meet 'Your Inner Fish' on PBS science showLOS ANGELES (AP) — Neil Shubin would like to introduce you to your family tree, the one with roots reaching back more than 3 billion years.

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Twitter freshens up its user profile pages

Twitter freshens up its user profile pagesBy Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc unveiled a redesign of its user profile pages on Tuesday, the latest in a series of steps promised by the company to bring new users to the seven-year-old service. In response to an all-time low in user growth figures during the recent quarter, Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo told worried Wall Street analysts that the company would make a number of changes to freshen up the service. Users

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Japan, United States face off in crucial trade negotiations

Japan, United States face off in crucial trade negotiationsJapan and the United States on Wednesday began a round of crucial talks aimed at concluding a trade pact seen as critical to the success of regional negotiations, although officials warned that bridging differences would be difficult. Tokyo and Washington are seeking a two-way trade deal, regarded as a key part of the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific

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HBO's 'Game of Thrones' renewed for 2 more seasons

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South Africa's Clover posts higher H1 earnings, to focus on local market

South African dairy and beverages maker Clover said on Monday it planned to re-enter certain local markets, putting on hold Africa expansion plans as it posted an almost doubling of interim earnings which were lifted by higher prices. Clover, whose brands include Tropika juices, said headline earnings per share for the six months to December totaled 77.3 cents, a rise of 90 percent. Headline earnings are the main profit gauge in South Africa and... Read more...

Back on stand, Pistorius sobs as he recalls girlfriend's shooting

Back on stand, Pistorius sobs as he recalls girlfriend's shootingPRETORIA (Reuters) - South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius broke down and sobbed in the witness stand on Tuesday when he described the moment he realized he had shot dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a locked toilet door at his home. (Reporting by David Dolan; Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

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