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World 23 Dec 2014 | 4:05 AM

UBS whistelblower Birkenfeld lodges request for return to Europe

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla./ZURICH (Reuters) - Ex-UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld, a whistleblower in a tax fraud case involving the Swiss bank for which he was awarded $104 million (67 million pounds) after serving more than two years in prison, has lodged a request to be allowed to return to Europe.

World 05 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM

U.S. police need to regain faith of communities, top officer says

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. police need to recapture the lost trust of minority communities, a problem vividly illustrated by protests after the police killings of two unarmed black men, said a veteran police chief tapped by President Barack Obama to address community relations.

TECH 27 May 2014 | 10:00 AM

Hacker hero videogame 'Watch Dogs' to be let loose

Hacker-themed videogame Watch Dogs makes its hotly anticipated debut on Tuesday in a world grappling with real-life fears about privacy in the Internet era.

Tennis 26 Mar 2014 | 10:37 AM

Sony Open locked down due to suspicious package

MIAMI (Reuters) - The Sony Open in Miami was locked down while the bomb squad investigated a suspicious package on Tuesday, preventing thousands of spectators from entering or leaving the sprawling tennis complex.

World 25 Mar 2014 | 7:25 AM

U.S. says glad 'noxious' U.N. rights envoy for Palestine leaving

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Monday welcomed the imminent departure of a U.N. human rights investigator for the Palestinian territories whom Washington accused of being biased against Israel and spreading conspiracy theories about the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Community 15 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Malaysians are connected but ...

The very people who bicker over almost all things — politics, race and religion — are putting their differences aside, albeit temporarily.

AseanPlus News 06 Mar 2014 | 11:59 AM

Online sleuthing by Mt. Gox dispossessed throws up few clues

SINGAPORE: Some of those who have lost bitcoins in the collapse of Mt. Gox have turned to internet sleuthing to find out where their money has gone - but they're unlikely to have much luck.

World 28 Jan 2014 | 7:21 PM

Obama to lay out go-it-alone approach in big speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will lay out a strategy for getting around a divided Congress and boosting middle-class prosperity on Tuesday in a State of the Union speech that reflects some scaled-back legislative ambitions after a difficult year.

Athletics 04 Nov 2013 | 4:37 AM

Mutai, Jeptoo win NY Marathon in Kenyan sweep

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Defending champion Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo won the men's and women's races at the New York City Marathon on Sunday for a Kenyan sweep in chilly, windy conditions through the city's five boroughs.

Athletics 04 Nov 2013 | 1:07 AM

Kenyan Jeptoo wins New York Marathon women's race

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya overtook front-running Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba with about two miles to go and went on to win the New York City Marathon on Sunday to claim a huge payday.