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  • Dutch deny link to mystery submarine off Sweden
    Dutch deny link to mystery submarine off Sweden

    The Hague (AFP) - The Netherlands on Monday denied a Russian claim that a mystery submarine that the Swedish military has been looking for could be Dutch.

  • Serena slams Russian chief for "sexist" slur
    Serena slams Russian chief for "sexist" slur

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams slammed Shamil Tarpishchev for using "extremely sexist, racist and bullying" comments after the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president described her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers". The WTA took swift action and fined Tarpishchev $25,000 and disqualified him from working in an organisational capacity for a year on Saturday after he made the comments on Russian State Television on Friday. ...

  • Why bikini shoot cameo may land National Guardsmen in hot water

    The Pentagon regularly cooperates with Hollywood’s steady demand for war equipment to fill out action thrillers, but two Utah soldiers may face punishment for agreeing to participate in something perhaps too risqué: a bikini video shoot featuring British women cavorting with guns and tanks across the desert.

  • Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals
    Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after allegations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration.

  • Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on
    Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola.

  • IBM to pay Globalfoundries to take chip unit

    (Reuters) - IBM Corp said it would hive off its loss-making semiconductor unit to contract-chipmaker Globalfoundries Inc to focus on cloud computing, mobile and big data analytics. IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion in cash over the next three years to take the chip operations off its hands, the companies said in a statement on Monday. IBM will take a related pre-tax charge of $4.7 billion in its third quarter. ...

  • Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone
    Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — As her boyfriend Thomas Eric Duncan lay dying of Ebola in a Dallas hospital bed, Louise Troh battled loneliness and fear that she too had contracted the disease while confined to a stranger's home under armed guard.

  • Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found
    Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence.

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