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08/23/2011
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More than 100 arrested in new Sri Lanka "Grease Devil" clash
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan authorities on Tuesday arrested more than 100 people that threw rocks at police and soldiers who stopped them from chasing men thought to be "grease devils," or nighttime prowlers who have sparked an island wide spate of deadly violence. | Full Article
Is Facebook "required reading?"
August 23, 2011 11:49 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - British youngsters are ditching Dickens, Shakespeare and Keats for Facebook and Twitter, with one in six failing to read a single book in a month, according to a survey. | Full Article
Woman, 90, beats back burglars with cane
August 22, 2011 11:24 AM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - A feisty 90-year-old German woman chased away three would-be burglars from her rural farmhouse with her cane, police said on Monday. | Full Article
Ferry runs aground after captain stuck in toilet
August 22, 2011 11:29 AM ET
HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish ferry has run aground while its captain was stuck in the bathroom. | Full Article
Snake that crashed funeral up for adoption
August 22, 2011 11:24 AM ET
PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A 6-foot (1.83-meter) long tropical snake that showed up uninvited at a Pennsylvania memorial service in May has been nursed back to health and put up for adoption, an animal rescue official said on Friday. | Full Article
US TOP NEWS
Libya rebels enter Gaddafi house: report
August 23, 2011 12:31 PM ET
TUNIS (Reuters) - Libyan rebels have entered Muammar Gaddafi's house after breaking into his vast Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on Tuesday, al-Jazeera television reported, citing sources. | Full Article
Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case dismissed, appealed
August 23, 2011 12:33 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge dropped all criminal sexual assault charges against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday after prosecutors lost faith in the credibility of his accuser. | Full Article
S&P replaces president with Citibank exec after U.S. downgrade
August 23, 2011 07:59 AM ET
SYDNEY/BANGALORE (Reuters) - The chief of Standard & Poor's will step down next month, to be replaced by a senior Citibank executive, in a move announced a few weeks after the credit rating agency downgraded U.S. government debt and sparked a row with Washington. | Full Article
World stocks rally on Fed hopes, dollar down
August 23, 2011 12:35 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stocks rose and the dollar fell on Tuesday as dismal U.S. data spurred hopes the Federal Reserve may offer more economic stimulus. | Full Article
Special report: In Libya, the cellphone as weapon
August 23, 2011 11:26 AM ET
MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - When Muammar Gaddafi's government shut off the cellphone network in Misrata in the early days of Libya's uprising, it wanted to stop rebel forces communicating with each other. But the power of a modern phone goes beyond its network. | Full Article
BUSINESS NEWS
Wall St extends gains; S&P, Nasdaq up 2 pct
BofA shares drop, debt insurance costs jump
Regional factory index sputters, home sales fall
U.S. bank earnings up, FDIC questions for how long
Primary Global CEO tied to insider case: filing
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