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Krishnadev Calamur

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Malaysia Freezes Bank Accounts Amid Report Of Cash Transfers To Premier

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Malaysian authorities have frozen six bank accounts in connection with an investigation into nearly $700 million allegedly transferred into Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank accounts.

The Wall Street Journal, which reported last week on the alleged transfers, cited "a person aware of the probe" saying at least one of ...

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European Leaders Lay Down Sunday Deadline For Greek Deal

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Updated at 6:46 p.m. ET

European leaders warn that only five days remain to strike a deal with Greece, even as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says his talks with them Tuesday "took place in a positive climate."

Eurozone leaders had given Greece until Thursday to come up with a detailed ...

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Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies At 77

Monday, July 06, 2015

Jerry Weintraub, the legendary producer behind such hits as The Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven, died Monday in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 77.

The cause was cardiac arrest, according to Rogers & Cowan, the PR firm.

Weintraub began his career as a talent agent for MCA in the 1950s, ...

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Cosby Admitted Giving Woman Quaaludes

Monday, July 06, 2015

Updated at 7:10 p.m. ET

Comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he obtained the sedative Quaalude with the intent of giving the drug to women with whom he wanted to have sex, and he acknowledged giving it to at least one woman.

The Associated Press, which first ...

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Recent Islamic State Losses Show It Can Be Defeated, Obama Says

Monday, July 06, 2015

Updated at 5:26 p.m. ET

President Obama has warned that the campaign against the so-called Islamic State "will not be quick" as he cited gains made in Iraq and Syria by the coalition fighting the militant group.

"This will not be quick," Obama said at the Pentagon. "This is a ...

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Reddit CEO Apologizes Days After User Revolt Over Firing Of Popular Figure

Monday, July 06, 2015

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao has apologized to users of the popular website reddit, citing a "long history of mistakes" that resulted in an insurrection last week in which moderators shut down many of the site's most popular sections to protest the dismissal of a key figure in the site's popular ...

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Greece's 'Erratic Marxist' Leaves Legacy Of Sound Bites

Monday, July 06, 2015

Even in his resignation, Yanis Varoufakis couldn't resist a parting shot: "I shall wear the creditors' loathing with pride," he said today on his website while announcing he was quitting as Greece's finance minister.

He said he was resigning because he was "made aware of a certain preference ...

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Afghan Court Commutes Death Sentences In Mob Killing Of Woman

Thursday, July 02, 2015

An appeals court in Afghanistan has overturned the death sentences handed to four men who were part of a mob that attacked and killed a 28-year-old woman falsely accused of burning the Quran.

As NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reported in May, the woman, Farkhunda, who like many Afghans goes ...

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Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised By Greece's Impasse With Europe

Thursday, July 02, 2015

This is what has unfolded in Greece in the past week:

June 26: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announces a July 5 referendum on terms put forward by the strapped country's creditors and urges his people to vote "no."

June 27: Europeans rule out further talks ...

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U.S. Seeks Extradition Of 7 FIFA Officials From Switzerland

Thursday, July 02, 2015

U.S. prosecutors have sent Switzerland a formal request to extradite seven FIFA officials who had been arrested in May in Zurich in a corruption investigation of soccer's governing body.

The FIFA officials were arrested May 27, and the extradition request, submitted by the U.S. Embassy in Bern, came within the ...

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Police Issue 'All Clear' At Washington Navy Yard

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Updated at 12:27 p.m. ET

The Washington, D.C., Police Department has issued an "all clear" at the Washington Navy Yard, the scene of a 2013 mass shooting, where there was a report today of possible gunshots.

"At this time, there is no evidence of gunshots. There is no evidence of ...

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The 2 Goals That Gave The U.S. The Win Over Germany

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A 2-0 win over Germany on Tuesday night gave the U.S. a place in the Women's World Cup final.

You can construct a lot of hero narratives around last night's game: The American defense is unstoppable. (Julie Johnston has been a breakout player.) Midfielder Carli Lloyd owns ...

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It's Official: You Can Now Take Photos During White House Tours

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The decades-old ban on taking photographs inside the White House during public tours is being lifted today, first lady Michelle Obama announced on Instagram.

The White House, in a statement, said guests are welcome to take photos throughout the White House tour route and encouraged visitors to share their ...

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Toyota's Top Female Executive Resigns After Arrest

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Julie Hamp, Toyota Motor Corp.'s first senior female executive who was appointed head of public relations just weeks ago, has resigned after her arrest for allegedly importing the prescription painkiller oxycodone in violation of the country's narcotics laws.

Toyota in a statement today said Hamp resigned Tuesday, and ...

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Greek Leader Reiterates Call For 'No' Vote In Referendum

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has reiterated his call for a "no" vote in Sunday's referendum on conditions imposed by the nation's creditors for a bailout. He insisted, despite warnings to the contrary, that a rejection of the proposals was not about membership in the ...

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Pope In U.S. Visit Will Meet With Poor, President, Politicians

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pope Francis will meet the homeless, immigrants and prisoners as well as President Obama, and become the first pope to address Congress when he visits the U.S. in September, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

The Sept. 19-28 visit will take Francis to Cuba and the U.S., where he will visit ...

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With Seconds To Spare, 70-Year-Old Woman Finishes 100-Mile Endurance Race

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Western States Endurance Run is the world's oldest 100-mile race โ€” and among its toughest. Runners begin the race in Squaw Valley, Calif., climb more than 18,000 feet and descend nearly 23,000 feet before they reach the finish line in Auburn, Calif.

Here's what that looks like:

This year's ...

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Wisdom Of The Crowds? Online Effort Seeks To Raise Funds For Greece

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Updated at 12:14 p.m. ET

Only 1,599,888,909 euros to go. A crowd-funding effort to raise the 1.6 billion euros (about $1.8 billion) Greece needs to make a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund has so far raised 111,091 euros ($124,569) from 7,275 donors.

The organizer of ...

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Dozens Dead In Indonesia Air Force Plane Crash

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Updated at 12:22 p.m. ET

Dozens of people are dead after an Indonesian air force C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed into a residential area in Medan, the country's third-largest city, shortly after takeoff Tuesday. An Indonesian military spokesman put the toll at 74.

Air force spokesman Rear Marshal Dwi Badarmanto ...

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Greece Seeks New Bailout From Eurozone, Misses Loan Payment

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Updated at 8:15 p.m. ET

The International Monetary Fund confirms that Greece has officially missed a loan payment and is in arrears.

Just hours before Greece was due to make the payment of approximately $1.8 billion dollars, the Greek government asked for a new bailout from countries ...

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