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    04 Mar 2015 Wed

    US proposes making Radio Marti, broadcaster to Cuba, independent

    The White House has proposed turning Radio Marti, a U.S. government-controlled broadcaster created in part to undermine communist rule in Cuba, into a separate entity as Washington seeks rapprochement with Havana.

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    04 Mar 2015 Wed

    Five dead in Qaeda suicide attack on Houthis in central Yemen

    Five people were killed in an al Qaeda suicide attack on a Houthi outpost in central Yemen on Tuesday, the Defence Ministry said, highlighting the volatility of a country torn by militant and sectarian violence.

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    04 Mar 2015 Wed

    ColdBlock to launch 'digestion' technology despite facing hurdles

    Canadian start-up ColdBlock Technologies Inc will launch its new 'digestion' technology on Wednesday that cuts the time to test mineral samples to minutes from hours, innovation experts say is long overdue in a mining industry often resistant to change.

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    04 Mar 2015 Wed

    Barca's Pique fined for abusing police over parking ticket

    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was fined 10,500 euros (7,639 pounds) by a Spanish judge on Tuesday for abusing police after the car he was travelling in was given a parking ticket.

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    04 Mar 2015 Wed

    FAA wants to speed approval process for commercial drones

    The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking ways to speed up the approval process for commercial drone operations, but its efforts have been hindered by its lack of authority to review multiple applications on a group basis, the FAA chief said on Tuesday.

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    04 Mar 2015 Wed

    US Senate moving toward debate on Iran nuclear bill

    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the chamber was moving toward debate on a bill that would require President Barack Obama to submit any final nuclear deal with Iran for Congress' approval.

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    04 Mar 2015 Wed

    Haqqani ban still under consideration - Pakistan's US envoy

    A formal announcement on outlawing the Haqqani militant network, which has been responsible for numerous attacks on U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, it still under consideration, Pakistan's ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.

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    04 Mar 2015 Wed

    Militants take over Libya's Bahi, Mabrouk oilfields

    Islamist militants took over Libya's Bahi oil station and the Mabrouk oilfield on Tuesday after security forces guarding the installations were forced to retreat, according to Ali Hassi, a security official in the oil protection forces.

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    04 Mar 2015 Wed

    Colombia detains China-flagged ship for illegal arms transport

    Colombian authorities detained a China-flagged ship travelling to Cuba for illegally transporting around 100 tonnes of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives and arrested the captain, the attorney general's office said.

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    04 Mar 2015 Wed

    Low blood pressure with medicine tied to faster mental decline

    For older people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia, low blood pressure might be linked to faster mental decline, according to a new study.