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April 27, 2009

Morning Digest: Over 100 dead in Mexico flu outbreak, markets jittery

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MORNING DIGEST
Good morning , MON 27 Apr 2009

today’s headlines

Over 100 dead in Mexico flu outbreak, markets jittery
Radical cleric breaks off talks in Pakistan’s Swat
Stock index futures fall on swine flu worries
Facebook plans to give developers more access: source
Cache of mummies unearthed at Egypt’s Lahun pyramid
Cavaliers complete Pistons sweep, Bulls draw level with Celtics
“Golden Girls” star Bea Arthur dies at 86
Facebook surfing while sick costs woman job

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Over 100 dead in Mexico flu outbreak, markets jittery

April 27, 2009 05:59 AM ET


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Governments around the world moved to contain the spread of a possible flu pandemic on Monday, as a virus that has killed 103 people in Mexico spread to the United States and may have reached as far as New Zealand.

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world news

Radical cleric breaks off talks in Pakistan’s Swat

April 27, 2009 05:40 AM ET

MINGORA, Pakistan (Reuters) – A radical cleric, acting as the Taliban‘s go-between in Pakistan’s restive Swat valley, broke off talks with the government on Monday after a military offensive began in a neighboring northwest region.

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business news

Stock index futures fall on swine flu worries

April 27, 2009 05:32 AM ET

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures traded lower, suggesting a weaker start for Wall Street later on Monday as worries linked to a global swine flu outbreak added to U.S. bank stress-test jitters.

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internet news

Facebook plans to give developers more access: source

April 27, 2009 01:34 AM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Internet social media company Facebook plans to allow outside developers access to core parts of the website so they can build new services, a person familiar with the situation said.

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SCIENCE news

Cache of mummies unearthed at Egypt’s Lahun pyramid

April 26, 2009 01:11 PM ET

LAHUN, Egypt (Reuters) – Archaeologists have unearthed a cache of pharaonic-era mummies in brightly painted wooden coffins near Egypt’s little-known Lahun pyramid, the site head said on Sunday.

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SPORTS news

Cavaliers complete Pistons sweep, Bulls draw level with Celtics

April 27, 2009 02:47 AM ET

DETROIT (Reuters) – The Cleveland Cavaliers completed their expected sweep of an overmatched Detroit Pistons in Sunday’s NBA playoff action, while a determined Chicago Bulls continued to take the fight to the Boston Celtics.

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entertainment news

“Golden Girls” star Bea Arthur dies at 86

April 26, 2009 10:51 AM ET

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Emmy Award-winning actress Bea Arthur, best known as star of the hit TV comedies “Maude” and “Golden Girls,” has died at age 86, entertainment news websites reported on Saturday.

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oddly enough news

Facebook surfing while sick costs woman job

April 24, 2009 12:29 PM ET

ZURICH (Reuters) – A Swiss insurance worker lost her job after surfing popular social network site Facebook while off sick, her employer said Friday.

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