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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said an Arkansas prison inmate should be allowed to maintain a beard while he contests the prison’s grooming policy.     

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    LONDON (Reuters) – Britons should not expect their wages to rise in real terms until the middle of next year despite a strengthening economy, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday.     

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    Philippine Finance Minister Cesar Purisma tells the BBC that Typhoon Haiyan could cut economic growth by one percentage point next year.

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    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A U.S.-born man who was abducted as a child, taken to Mexico and robbed of all his money in a harrowing trek back to the United States more than three decades later has found refuge at …

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    LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is likely to stress on Wednesday that he is in no rush to raise interest rates despite a marked brightening in Britain’s economic outlook over the past three months.     

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    Starbucks has been ordered to pay almost $3bn in damages and other costs in a dispute with Kraft Foods over packaged coffee.

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    LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron will lead a major trade delegation to China early next month, he said on Monday, his first such visit since he angered Beijing by meeting the Dalai Lama last year.     

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    Chartered surveyors are calling for urgent action to cope with ‘soaring demand’ from house buyers.

  • China criticises ‘kill everyone’ remark on U.S. talk show Read  

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China sharply criticised an American talk-show host on Monday for a remark made by a child on his programme which has set off protests by Chinese-Americans in the United States.     


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