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Study finds ‘wait and see’ approach may be better for some prostate cancers

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a study of older men who had died from causes other than prostate cancer, almost half were found to have prostate tumors. And up to half of those tumors detected on autopsy would have qualified for treatment had doctors known about…

Swisscom CEO found dead in apparent suicide

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swisscom Chief Executive Carsten Schloter was found dead at his home in the Freiburg area on Tuesday morning in a suspected case of suicide, police said. An investigation into the exact circumstances of his death is underway and out of consideration for the family no further details…

List of Man Booker fiction prize nominees is most diverse in history

LONDON (Reuters) – Life in London’s Jewish community and Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, billionaires in China and hard times in Ireland all feature in the novels vying for this year’s Man Booker Prize. The longlist for the prize, one of the English language’s top fiction awards, names 13 writers from seven…

Malawi man charged with ‘breaching the peace’ for calling president ‘stupid’

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Police in Malawi said Tuesday they had arrested a 37-year-old man and charged him with breaching the peace, after he allegedly called President Joyce Banda “stupid.” Japhet Chirwa is believed to have called the head of state “stupid and a failure” after a failed bid to change…

Chinese man kills two ‘one-child’ policy officials

A knife-wielding man stormed an office enforcing China’s one-child policy on Tuesday, stabbing two officials to death and injuring four people after a row over his offspring, state media said. Bureau staff had earlier refused to give the man, surnamed He, the papers he needed to obtain a residency permit…

Obama administration appears to have filed first legal defense of NSA phone data spying

The new National Security Agency (NSA) Utah Data Center in Bluffdale is expected to open this fall. It will store massive amounts of data. (National Security Agency/Reuters) The Obama administration has filed what appears…  …

Sacha Baron Cohen quits Freddie Mercury film

Borat star has bowed out of forthcoming biopic over creative differences with Queen singer’s former bandmates, reports say Sacha Baron Cohen has quit a high-profile forthcoming biopic of Freddie Mercury after “creative differences” with the singer’s band, Queen, reports Deadline. The Borat star apparently walked after his vision of a…

Al-Qaeda claims Iraq prison raids, says 500 inmates freed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for simultaneous raids on two Iraqi prisons and said more than 500 inmates had been set free, in a statement posted on militant forums on Tuesday. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which was formed earlier this year through a merger…

Detroit bankruptcy case heads to Wednesday hearing on labor union pension challenges

By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) – Labor unions trying to stop Detroit from cutting pensions filed a new challenge to the city in bankruptcy court as the federal judge overseeing the case said he would hear arguments on Wednesday. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes agreed on Monday to a…

Rupert Mudoch’s New York Post suffers from losses, cuts, falling sales and low morale

Staff increasingly concerned about the paper’s future Will the New York Post be the first of new News Corporation’s newspaper casualties? Rupert Murdoch’s feisty tabloid is said to be losing somewhere near $100m (£65m) a year. It is selling barely 500,000 copies a day, of which more than 200,000 are…

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