Reuters:Tablet launch, earnings mean big week for Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Few events can steal the thunder from an Apple Inc quarterly earnings day — an Apple product launch is one of them.

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Reuters:Anthrax in heroin kills eight in Europe

LONDON (Reuters) – Eight people have died of anthrax infection from using suspected contaminated heroin, European health authorities said on Saturday, and one expert advised users to stop taking the narcotic immediately.

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‘Basterds’, Bullock, Bridges big winners at SAG

LOS ANGELES, Jan 24 – Quentin Tarantino’s World War Two movie “Inglourious Basterds” won its biggest award so far on Saturday, taking the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards.

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Over 2,000 Karens flee Myanmar army raids-aid group

BANGKOK (Reuters) – More than 2,000 ethnic Karen people have fled their villages in eastern Myanmar after deadly attacks by government troops in the past week, a humanitarian group said on Saturday.

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Singapore sets English test for foreigners in service industry

SINGAPORE, Jan 24 – To provide good customer service, what should you do when speaking with a customer? This question – which requires an oral answer – is a sample from an English proficiency test.

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