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- NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases
A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Teekay Shipping Corp. rose 13.7 percent to $66.36. OCI Partners LP rose 7.5 percent to $21.48. Heritage Insurance ...
- 35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska
- Hardline Buddhists in Myanmar, Sri Lanka strike anti-Islamist pact
By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Myanmar monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims and a hardline Buddhist group in Sri Lanka said on Tuesday they would work together to rally other Buddhist groups and defend their faith against militant Islamists. Ashin Wirathu, who once called himself "the Burmese bin Laden" said the agreement with Sri Lanka's Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) or "Buddhist Power Force", was the first step in a broad alliance against conversions by Islamists in the region. ...
- Former Hong Kong governor Patten calls for 'genuine consultation': BBC
LONDON (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten called on Wednesday for a new period of genuine consultation over demands for greater democracy in the former British colony which is witnessing its worst protests since China resumed its rule 17 years ago. "I think we've got to see dialogue replacing tear gas and pepper sprays," Patten, the last British governor before the 1997 handover of the territory to China, told BBC radio. ...
- Rare Evolutionary Twist Morphed Dino Arms into Bird Wings
When dinosaurs evolved into birds, they had to adapt their arms into wings in order to take flight — a process that altered their skeletal structure. The pisiform, a crumb of bone that helps keeps birds' wings rigid on the upstroke, had vanished in the birdlike dinosaurs that were modern birds' closest ancestors, the researchers report today (Sept. 30) in the journal PLOS Biology. "It is rare," study researcher Alexander Vargas, who leads the ontology and phylogeny lab at the University of Chile in Santiago, told Live Science. Of the few accepted cases of such a disappearing trick, the bird pisiform is among the clearest cases, Vargas said.
- New Polish premier wants more US military presence
- Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job
- Questions and answers about the US Ebola case