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Oil up above $100 on Russia, Libya supply risks

Oil prices edged above $100 a barrel Tuesday on supply concerns tied to the possible widening of sanctions against Russia and the prolonged difficulties of Libya’s oil industry. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for May delivery was up 50 cents to $100.10 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Monday, the Nymex contract added 14 ...

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Oil up above $100 on Russia, Libya supply risks

Oil prices edged above $100 a barrel Tuesday on supply concerns tied to the possible widening of sanctions against Russia and the prolonged difficulties of Libya’s oil industry. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for May delivery was up 50 cents to $100.10 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Monday, the Nymex contract added 14 ...

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Google partners with Ray-ban, Oakley for Google Glass

Google Inc has partnered with Luxottica SpA, the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses, to bring a high fashion sensibility to its high-tech wearable computer, Google glass, the…

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Pollution kills 7 million people every year, World Health Organization says

Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization publishing Tuesday. The agency said air pollution is the cause of about one in eight deaths and has now become the single biggest environmental health risk. “We ...

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Rough weather causes delay in search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Attempts to recover physical evidence of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean will have to wait another day: Australian officials postponed the search Tuesday because of rough weather. With forecasts calling for heavy rain, huge swells and gales of up to 50 mph, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said it was suspending all ...

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Five Madoff aides found guilty in Ponzi conspiracy

Five former aides to Bernard Madoff who spent decades working for his firm were found guilty Monday of helping run the biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, a $17.5 billion fraud exposed by the 2008 financial crisis. The three men and two women, hired by Madoff with little financial experience, were convicted on all counts. The defendants failed to persuade ...

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Rwanda celebrates World Water Day calling for sustainable use of water resources (Government of the Republic of Rwanda)

(Source: Government of the Republic of Rwanda) Rwanda celebrates World Water Day calling for sustainable use of water resources Kigali – 24 March 2014 Rwanda joined the world to celebrate this year’s world water day last Friday, calling for the protection of water to sustain energy production. The ceremony was marked by discussions on how to improve rainwater harvesting and…

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Do sanctions against Russia have any bite?

Members of the Russian political elite have had their European and US assets frozen, and travel bans have been put in place to restrict their movements as part of heightened tensions over Ukraine. But do the sanctions have any bite, or are they just symbolic? The UK insists the sanctions are “a very serious matter”, but Russia has said the ...

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Nearly 100 dead in DR Congo boat accident

At least 98 people have died after a boat capsized at the weekend on Lake Albert, which lies between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said. “Based on information UNHCR has received so far from the authorities and…

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US STOCKS-Wall St falls, Nasdaq under 50-day moving average

* Ukraine conflict continues; Russia seizes marine base * Weak China data raises hopes for stimulus * Nasdaq hit as Internet, biotech names tumble * Herbalife rallies, Icahn to get more reps on board * Dow off 0.4 pct; S&P 500 down 0.7 pct; Nasdaq off 1.7 pct (Updates to early afternoon) By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, March 24 (Reuters) ...

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