2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Shooing birds from bridge could cost millions
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- Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US
- Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day
By Donny Kwok and Irene Jay Liu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government. There was little sign of momentum flagging on the fifth day of the student-led protest, whose aim has been to occupy sections of the city, including around the Central financial district, in anger at a Chinese decision to limit voters' choices in a 2017 leadership election. ...
- Bouchard, Radwanska beaten in China; Sharapova, Halep win
BEIJING (Reuters) - WTA Finals qualifiers Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep recorded straight sets victories at the China Open on Tuesday, but Singapore hopefuls Eugenie Bouchard and Agnieszka Radwanska were dumped out in second round upsets. Bouchard, who lost in the final of last week's Wuhan Open, was beaten by unseeded German Sabine Lisicki 6-2 6-4, while Italian Roberta Vinci knocked out 2011 winner Radwanska 6-4 6-4. The defeats left the Polish world number six and seventh ranked Bouchard waiting to book a qualifying spot at next month's WTA's season-ending championships in Singapore. ...
- 3 Times Obama Administration Was Warned About ISIS Threat
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- Armed private contractor was allowed on elevator with Obama
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An armed private security agent was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama earlier this month in Atlanta, a Secret Service official said on Tuesday, in another case involving a security failure for the embattled agency. The incident occurred while Obama was visiting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sept. 16, three days before a man with a knife jumped the White House fence in Washington and ran into the executive mansion. The White House intrusion has sparked sharp criticism of the agency responsible for protecting the president. ...