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A woman checks a mobile phone in front of an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Asian stocks fell Wednesday after a meeting of Europe's finance ministers failed to stem fears that the euro currency union is hurtling toward a breakup.
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 The Hindu 
Nikkei ends below 14K for first time in 6 months
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average tumbled on Friday as the market sentiment was undermined by the yen’s rise and overnight heavy losses on Wall Street. The... (photo: AP / Shizuo Kambayashi)
Money traders work as U.S. dollar is traded at 89.30 yen and Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average is at 8252.52 points Friday afternoon, Dec. 12, 2008. The dollar's fall to a 13-year-low against the yen also accelerated selling on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, hitting hard exporters such as autos and electronics. The greenback fell as far as 88.16 yen in the afternoon, its lowest level since Aug. 2, 1995 when the U.S. currency fell to 88.02 yen while the Nikkei average lost 484.68 points, or 5.56 percent, to close at 8,2
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 STL Today 
Tech sell-off sends Asian stock markets lower
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower Friday as investors dumped technology stocks and a drop in U.S. jobless claims failed to boost investor confidence. The falls in Asia came... (photo: AP / Shuji Kajiyama)
Cherry blossoms in Vancouver, BC is famous for its thousands of cherry blossom trees lining many streets and in many parks, including Queen Elizabeth Park and Stanley Park. Vancouver holds the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival every year.  The Times of India 
'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan
TOKYO: A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected — and with very... (photo: Creative Commons)
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Bitcoin banknote  Business Insider 
Investor Group Offers To Buy Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange For $400
Mark Karpeles, CEO of Mt. Gox. See Also (Reuters) - A group of investors is seeking to buy bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox for a token payment of one bitcoin, or about $400, the Wall Street... (photo: Creative Commons / CASASCIUS)
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Jalebi -India sweets-Mithai Khaleej Times
These are the eight most fattening foods in the world. Do you like any of them?
Jalebi is one of the favourite sweets in India and Pakistan, but it has featured on an American news website's list of fattening food items across the globe.... (photo: Public Domain)
Foods   India   Pakistan   Photos   Wikipedia: Low-fat diet
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in New York. STL Today
US futures little changed after jobless claims dip
US stock futures are little changed after the government reported that weekly claims for unemployment benefits fell last week. KEEPING SCORE: Dow Jones industrial average... (photo: AP / Richard Drew)
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Dollar stays weak below ¥102 in Tokyo
Jiji Press The dollar stayed weak below ¥102 in Tokyo trading Thursday, weighed down by sluggish stock prices in Japan. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥101.72-74,... (photo: WN / Yolanda Leyba)
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.9 percent to 9,412.27. The Japan News
Tokyo stocks stay flat, shedding gains in futures-led selling
Jiji Press Stocks closed almost unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, with early gains after four days of losses wiped out by futures-led selling in the... (photo: AP / Itsuo Inouye)
Net Losses   Nikkei 225   Photos   Stock Exchange   Tokyo stocks   Wikipedia: Nikkei 225
A screen shows the daily chart of Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng stock index at a brokerage firm in Hong Kong Monday, July 23, 2012. Independent online (SA)
Asian shares rise
Tokyo - Asian shares look to extend recent solid gains on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting suggested the Fed may be more cautious... (photo: AP / Kin Cheung)
Asian markets   Federal Reserve   Photos   Tokyo stocks   Wikipedia: Federal Open Market Committee
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, interior BBC News
Embracing LBJ's legacy
A review of the best commentary on and around the world... Today's must-read President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy... (photo: GFDL / Zereshk)
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In this photo provide by MSF, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), taken on Friday, March 28, 2014, healthcare workers from the organisation, react, as they prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola, hemorrhagic fever operations, in Gueckedou, Guinea. CNN
WHO: Ebola outbreak one of 'most challenging'
April 8, 2014 -- Updated 1654 GMT (0054 HKT) Members of the medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders carry a dead body in Guekedou, Guinea, near the borders of... (photo: AP / Kjell Gunnar Beraas, MSF)
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