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Russia Sucessfully Launches U.S. Satellite

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s space agency says it launched a U.S. satellite into orbit early Thursday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan. Roscosmos says the U.S Intelsat 18 telecommunications satellite separated from the carrier rocket and is now under control of Intelsat Ltd. Russian media reports say the satellite will provide telecommunications services to customers on the […]

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Japan’s Nikkei Rebounds

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed higher Thursday, while the U.S. dollar is trading lower against the Japanese yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nearly one and three-quarters percent to finish at 8,522. In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 76.75 yen, a loss of a fraction of a yen from Wednesday. The Taipei market finished at 7,132, […]

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Apple Users Across Asia Mourn Death of Jobs

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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The death of Apple founder Steve Jobs is being felt strongly in Asia, where the products he pioneered are largely made and immensely popular. Millions of tributes to Jobs appeared Thursday on microblog sites in China, where members of the world’s largest on-line community routinely line up for days to purchase each new Apple product. […]

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Apple’s Technology Icon Steve Jobs Dead at 56

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Steve Jobs, Apple’s innovative leader who developed electronic gadgets that transformed the global music, mobile phone, and computing industries, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 56. Apple said late Wednesday it has lost a “visionary and creative genius,” and that the world has lost an “amazing human being.” Jobs had suffered from a […]

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South Korea Rejects North’s Demand to Return Two Defectors

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea is refusing to send two North Korean men back to their native country, saying the pair want to defect from the isolated regime. The men were found this week drifting off the coast of South Korea in a small boat. North Korea demanded their return Wednesday, but Seoul rejected that demand Thursday, saying […]

South Korea’s New Nuclear Envoy Flies to US

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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A new South Korean nuclear negotiator is on his way to the United States to meet officials and coordinate policy on North Korea’s nuclear programs. Officials said Lim Sung-nam departed for Washington Thursday, a day after being appointed to replace Wi Sung-lac as Seoul’s chief delegate to six-nation talks on Pyongyang’s programs. Wi was named […]

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Fans, Competitors Across the Globe Remember “Visionary” Apple Co-Founder

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Business competitors, political leaders and adoring fans are all paying tributes to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away Wednesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, Jobs’ long-time rival and former business partner, said Wednesday that Jobs’ impact on the world of technology will be felt “for many generations to […]

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