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14Mar/15

Smiles and stumbles at Hong Kong AIDS benefit

(EVO) – Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Socialite Paris Hilton are among the luminaries who walked the red carpet in Hong Kong ahead of the city’s first fundraiser for the Foundation for AIDS Research (AmfAR).

However, one arrival on the red carpet turned heads for all the wrong reasons.
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14Mar/15

Foreign brands brace for China’s consumer day

(BVO) – Pies, pies and more pies.

In China, McDonald’s is having a pi day. Get it?

That’s pi as in 3.1415, the mathematical constant you use to find the circumference of a circle.

The American fast food chain will be selling the dessert this week for half price at 3.14 yuan. That’s about fifty cents (USD).
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13Mar/15

Beresford-Redman is found guilty in the death of his wife and sentenced to 12 years

The former “Survivor” producer Bruce Beresford-Redman is found guilty in Mexico in the death of his wife during a vacation in Cancun back in 2010 and is sentenced to 12 years for a as of yet unreleased charge. He plans to appeal and during his trial, his counsel argued key forensic evidence contradicted prosecutor claims the U.S.-national strangled his wife.
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13Mar/15

EZ’s Friday the 13th – lucky for some?

(Reuters Business Report) – Frankfurt’s Dax – on its longest streak of weekly gains since 1998.

This, in fact, its ninth week.

Europe is the feelgood factor.
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13Mar/15

Swedish prosecutors questioning Assange in London a “victory” – lawyer

The lawyer of Julian Assange says the news that Swedish prosecutors want to question WikiLeaks founder in London over allegations of sexual assault is a “victory”.

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