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One Of The World’s Best Bond Managers Has Lost $3 Billion In A Huge Gamble On Ukraine’s Future

REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Ukrainian servicemen sit atop armoured personnel carriers (APC) during a ceremony to hand over weapons, military equipment and aircrafts to the army at a firing range January 5, 2015Michael Hasenstab at Franklin Templeton might not be the Bond King, but he's got a decent claim to the throne. His fund regularly outperforms markets and his peers. But he's probably not feeling so princely about his bet on Ukraine any more. Bloomberg have a

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Lebanese-Israeli border quiet after concerns of another war erupting

JERUSALEM — Israel and Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah militia appeared Thursday to be seeking calm a day after exchanging lethal fire across a fractious border that raised concern of another war erupting between the arch-enemies. The border between the two countries appeared quiet Thursday morning, with no fire traded between Israel and the Hezbollah fighters, although both sides were on high alert. Wednesday’s clashes, which began with a Hezbollah attack that killed two Israeli soldiers near

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Who is Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh, captured by ISIS?

(CNN)The fate of captive Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh, seized by ISIS militants after his jet crashed last month in Syria, hangs in the balance.A message purporting to be from ISIS has set a deadline for Jordan: Bring convicted terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi to the Turkish border by sunset Thursday or the pilot will die.Tied to his fate is that of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, also held by ISIS. Jordan has said the pilot is its priority.

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Tesco To Axe Thousands Of Head Office Jobs

By Mark Kleinman, City Editor Tesco has begun a cull of head office staff that is expected to involve thousands of job losses as its new chief executive slashes costs and strives to reinvigorate the UK’s biggest retailer. Sky News has learnt that the company has in recent days begun informing senior staff of changes to the structure of its head office functions, which currently employ in the region of 8000 people. Insiders said that

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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (SSNLF, FB, IBM, CTXS, AMZN)

APGood morning! It's a chilly start to the day in London. Here's the tech news you need to know today. 1. Samsung reported its first annual earnings decline in three years. Its Q4 profit is at the lowest level since 2011. 2. Facebook beat analyst expectations in its Q4 earnings. Stock was down after-hours, though, after Facebook said its expenses would grow up to 70% this year. 3. IBM's layoffs have begun. Employees have begun

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CBB’s Nadia Sawalha has epic meltdown

Nadia Sawalha had an epic meltdown in CBB and rowed with Katie Hopkins and Calum Best in explosive scenes. It's been a nightmare for most of the celebs on the show as Perez Hilton continues to run riot and wind everybody up - but Nadia has been the only one able to keep her cool - until last night. The Loose Women panelist saw red after the controversial blogger returned to the show following his

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More schools fail to make the grade

29 January 2015 Last updated at 09:30 By Hannah Richardson and Katherine Sellgren BBC News education reporters League tables are based on results from last summer The number of state secondary schools in England deemed to be underperforming has more than doubled in a year. This year 330 - up from 154 - failed to both reach 40% of pupils attaining five good GCSEs including maths and English and make the expected progress. This rise

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The Ebola Epidemic Is Finally Slowing

REUTERS/Susana VeraProtective suits are left to dry after an Ebola training session held by Spain's Red Cross in Madrid October 29, 2014.GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the week to Jan. 25, the first time the weekly total has fallen below 100 since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. "The response to the EVD (Ebola virus disease) epidemic has now moved to a second phase,

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