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08/2/2011
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LATEST NEWS
Bra chain record comes apart at the seams
LONDON (Reuters) - A British attempt to set a new world record for the longest chain of brassieres was called off after volunteers got the lingerie in a twist. Campaigners at "Bra Chain" hoped to hook together over 100 miles of bras in Worcester, a city in the English West Midlands, to raise money for women's charities and beat the current world record of 166,000 linked brassieres, held by Australia. | Full Article
To start life afresh, Thais "practice" death
August 02, 2011 12:22 PM ET
BANGKOK (Reuters) - For those facing a run of bad luck and wanting to start things over, one Thai temple has an unusual solution: "rehearse" death with a mock funeral, including lying down in a coffin. | Full Article
Rate your priest on new Website
August 02, 2011 12:23 PM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - You can rate your restaurant meal, your make-up, your teacher online and now in Germany your priest. | Full Article
Drunk father lets 8-year-old son drive pickup?
August 01, 2011 08:10 AM ET
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A drunk father allegedly allowed his 8 year-old son to drive his pick-up truck on a southeast Louisiana highway on Saturday while he slept, until patrol officers pulled over the boy, police said. | Full Article
Lingerie shops drag feet on deadline to hire women
August 01, 2011 08:10 AM ET
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi lingerie stores are dragging their feet on an official deadline to avoid embarrassing female shoppers by replacing their male sales clerks with women, saying the change will create staff problems, lose them customers and cost them money. | Full Article
US TOP NEWS
Debt-limit hike has enough votes to pass Senate
August 02, 2011 12:36 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A measure to cut spending and raise the U.S. debt ceiling to avert an unprecedented default gained enough votes to pass the Senate on Tuesday, as voting continued. | Full Article
Italy under fire in widening euro debt crisis
August 02, 2011 10:55 AM ET
ROME (Reuters) - Financial market pressure on Italy intensified on Tuesday, sucking Europe's second biggest debtor nation deeper into the euro area danger zone and prompting Italian authorities to call emergency talks. | Full Article
Consumer spending falters, but inflation eases
August 02, 2011 10:12 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumer spending dropped in June for the first time in nearly two years and incomes barely rose, signs the economy lacked momentum as the second quarter drew to a close. | Full Article
Special report: In Breivik's past, few clues to troubled future
August 02, 2011 12:04 PM ET
RENA, Norway (Reuters) - On a taxi ride to his farmhouse the day before he killed 77 people, Anders Behring Breivik talked easily of a future he must have known would never come. | Full Article
Analysis: Pakistan relying too much on China against U.S.
August 02, 2011 12:31 PM ET
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's quick response to charges by China that militants involved in attacks in Xinjiang had trained on its soil shows the importance of its ties with Beijing, but it could be a mistake for Islamabad if it relies too much on China. | Full Article
BUSINESS NEWS
Wall Street falls as debt, economy worries weigh
Pfizer global drug sales fall, spark concern
Analysis: Worsening euro crisis may force bigger rescue fund
JPMorgan, UBS urge Madoff trustee claims be tossed
GM's July U.S. sales rise about 8 percent
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