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Egyptian court to rule in Mobinil bid on Wednesday
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm

An Egyptian court will issue a verdict on Wednesday on Orascom Telecom’s attempt to block an offer by France Telecom to buy all of Egyptian telecom operator Mobinil’s outstanding shares.

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Chinalco denies in talks to sell Rio stake: report
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Aluminum Corp of China (Chinalco) has denied that it is in talks to sell its stake in mining giant Rio Tinto, local media reported on Saturday.

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Dubai’s Arabtec says Aabar to acquire 70 percent stake
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Dubai-based Arabtec confirmed on Saturday that Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments is looking to finalize a deal on January 13 to acquire a 70 percent stake in the company for $1.7 billion.

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JAL lenders to cave in to bankruptcy plan-sources
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The main lenders to Japan Airlines plan to accept a restructuring package that would require the carrier to file for bankruptcy, sources said, increasing the likelihood of a state bailout this month.

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Snow, freezing weather hit Europe, disrupt travel
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Snow and freezing weather swept parts of Europe on Saturday causing travel chaos for thousands and forecasters predicted no let-up in Britain’s harshest cold snap in 30 years.

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Blast outside Greek parliament, no one hurt
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Urban guerillas exploded a makeshift bomb outside Greece’s parliament on Saturday evening causing no injuries and minor damage, police said.

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Opposition lawyer bids for Croatian presidency
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm

An opposition candidate who pledges to fight corruption — a crucial issue in Croatia’s bid for European Union membership — looks likely to win the country’s presidential election runoff ballot on Sunday.

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Nervous Venezuelans buy TVs after devaluation
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Shouting “buy, buy, the world is going to die,” Venezuelans went on a frantic shopping spree on Saturday following a sharp currency devaluation that is expected to drive up prices.

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CIA bomber video calls for attacks on U.S.
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The suicide bomber who killed CIA agents in Afghanistan had made a video calling on militants to avenge the death of the Pakistani Taliban leader by carrying out attacks in and outside the United States, al Jazeera said.

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Senate’s Reid tells Obama he regrets racial remarks
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized to President Barack Obama on Saturday for comments he made during the 2008 presidential campaign that critics find racially offensive.

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Obama launches new push for healthcare overhaul
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm

President Barack Obama on Saturday renewed his pitch for final congressional passage of a U.S. healthcare overhaul and promised Americans they will begin reaping the benefits soon after he signs a bill into law.

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For some, 3D movies a pain in the head
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Movie buffs and sports fans looking to 3D televisions for the ultimate home theater experience may want to get their eyes checked first — or risk a 3D headache, U.S. eye experts said on Saturday.

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