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Samsung eyes revamp to halt its profit slide

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its sma-rtphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter ear-nings set it on cour

India's universal healthcare rollout to cost $26 billion

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When the entire population is covered, it would cost an estimated $11.4 billion annually

New air, light systems to guard sistine chapel

The Vatican on Wednesday unveiled new high-tech, energy-saving lighting and air purification systems to protect Michelangelo’s delicate Sistine Chapel frescoes from damage caused by ever-growing crowd

US immigration inaction worries activists

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Immigration activists close to the White House worry that President Barack Obama could delay or scale back executive actions on immigration that he has promised to take before the year ends.

US nurse defies Maine’s Ebola quarantine

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus ventured out of her home in Maine and took a bike ride on Thursday, defying a quarantine order and setting up a

Reds hope Balotelli has found form

After going six weeks without a goal Mario Balotelli was mightily relieved to “finally” regain his scoring touch against Swansea City and save Liverpool from a League Cup fourth-round exit.

Borussia Dortmund arrest slide with victory

Borussia Dortmund bounced back after slumping to their fourth straight Bundesliga defeat against Hanover 96 at the weekend, cruising past second tier St Pauli 3-0 on Tuesday to reach the German Cup th

Fed set to end stimulus despite rising fiscal risks

The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday is expected to shutter its bond-buying program, closing one controversial chapter in its crisis response even as it struggles to manage a full return to normal mone

If abused on Metro, Paris women don’t expect saviours

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Women using buses and trains in Paris have virtually no confidence that other passengers would step in if they were verbally or physically abused, ranking among the worst cities globally on public tru

Japan firm launches cheap smartphone

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc said it will offer a cut-rate smartphone service for about a third of the monthly fees charged by the country’s three dominant operators, adding to increasing pri

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.