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On Day for Eradication of Poverty, UN highlights needs for a holistic approach to helping …

Print 17 October 2012 &#150 With inequalities growing dramatically both within and between countries over the last 10 years, the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today with calls to tackle not only the material aspects of the scourge but also its social and educational dimensions and the unequal access to justice. “Poverty is easy ...

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IMF urges aid for Italy, Spain

Milan/Madrid: The International Monetary Fund called on the eve of a European Union summit for both Spain and Italy to seek Eurozone assistance to draw a line under the bloc’s debt crisis, but Rome has rebuffed the idea and Madrid seems likely to apply alone. The two-day Brussels summit will debate steps towards a single banking supervisor and proposals for ...

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U.S. negotiating with Afghanistan to extend troop presence beyond 2014 deadline in country

Tweet Washington, Oct. 17 (ANI): The United States troops, who were scheduled to leave Afghanistan by 2014, would now be extending their stay in the war-torn country, and negotiations over the extension would be beginning soon, a top State Department official has confirmed. The news comes despite Vice President Joe Biden telling Americans during his Oct. 11 debate against Republican ...

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IBM, Intel, eBay: Tech Winners & Losers

For the fourth-quarter, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based firm expects revenue of $13.6 billion, plus or minus $500 million. Non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be between 57% and 58%, plus or minus a couple of percentage points. That’s slightly below the $13.74 billion in sales analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect. Third-quarter numbers beat…

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China’s Economic Growth Slows to 7.4 Percent

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth tumbled to the lowest in more than three years in the latest quarter but retail sales and investment improved in a possible sign a painful slump might be stabilizing. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors The world’s second-largest economy grew 7.4 percent ...

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Feds: 1 arrested in plot to attack Federal Reserve

NEW YORK — Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a man they said was plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan, just blocks from the World Trade Center site. Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was arrested in a sting operation Wednesday morning after he parked a van filled…

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Afghan malnourished hit by poverty and education

October 17, 2012 — Updated 0045 GMT (0845 HKT) Rahman Mina Camp, Afghanistan (CNN) — A 30-minute drive from the heart of the Afghan capital along dusty pot-holed roads lie the slums of the city. In the distance are plains with some patches of greenery before they hit a mountain range that juts out of the earth. We’re in Rahman ...

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