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Tens of thousands without power after nor’easter dumps snow in New York

NEW YORK — A snowstorm left tens of thousands more people without power in the New York region Thursday, slowing efforts to overcome the devastation caused by last week’s superstorm Sandy. The Department of Energy said 42,633 homes and businesses were without electricity as a result of the Nor’easter gale,…

Burger King plans to open South African branch

The US-based fast food chain Burger King will open its first branch in South Africa early next year, local partners announced on Thursday, setting up a new battleground in the war with rival McDonald’s. “Now is the time to develop the brand in South Africa,” said Grand Parade Investments executive…

Indian ‘spy princess’ honored for work in occupied France during World War II

Britain’s Princess Anne was to unveil a sculpture on Thursday of Noor Inayat Khan, dubbed the “spy princess”, who was sent into occupied France in World War II to help the resistance. Anne, Queen Elizabeth II’s daughter, was to unveil a bronze bust in central London’s Gordon Square Gardens, in…

Obama to collaborate with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on book

Newly re-elected President Obama writing ‘book of two friends’ with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel Holocaust survivor and Nobel peace prize laureate Elie Wiesel has said he is writing a book with President Obama, fresh from election victory. Speaking to Israeli news site Haaretz, the author, 84, said he was working…

Californians continue to call for end of death penalty despite failure of Prop 34

Fifty-three percent called this week for capital punishment to continue in the state, but opposition appears to be growing A renewed battle to repeal the death penalty in California has begun, days after residents voted to keep capital punishment in the state. Proposition 34 – which would have seen capital…

Inside the microtargeting data machine that paved the way to Obama’s win

By Lois Beckett, ProPublica Time magazine’s Michael Scherer talked with a group of Obama campaign advisers this past weekend, and provided an inside look at some of the data and targeting tactics behind the president’s re-election. The article touches on many different aspects of the campaign’s data operation, from television…

Israel president opens new Jewish museum in Moscow

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday opened a major new Jewish museum in Moscow housed in a converted 1920s bus garage which aims to tell the story of Jews in Russia from Tsarist times through the horror of the Holocaust to the present day. Peres and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei…

New Zealand judge throws out ‘Monty Python’-esque case against dead man

A New Zealand judge on Thursday threw out an attempt to prosecute a dead South Korean fisherman, comparing the case to a Monty Python sketch, according to reports. Trawler officers Soon Ill Hwang and Dae Jun Lee were accused in Christchurch District Court of illegally dumping dead fish at sea…

Obama sets out to tackle bitterly divided Congress

After the short-lived euphoria of his re-election, President Barack Obama immediately set about the daunting task of ending the partisan gridlock of a bitterly divided US Congress.. Before leaving Chicago and returning to the White House Wednesday, Obama was already on the phone trying to bridge the gap with Republican…

Apple’s iTunes to sell rival Sony’s Japanese songs

Sony said that music by its Japanese artists was now available on Apple’s iTunes store, in an apparent strategy shift by the Japanese firm to cash in on soaring demand for online music. Sony, which competes with Apple’s iPod and iPhone in the portable music player market, on Thursday said…

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