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Egypt upholds police sentence over death that stirred Mubarak revolt

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court upheld a 10-year prison sentence on Wednesday imposed on two policemen for torturing an activist to death in 2010, judicial sources said, an incident that helped trigger the uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak.


M&S breaks with tradition to get more agile on style

LONDON (Reuters) - Shoppers usually blame dowdy clothes and tired stores for the painful decline of Britain's former retail powerhouse Marks & Spencer . But the parts of the business that customers never see could hold the key to its revival.




Singapore's rising mercury a challenge for Ko's hot streak

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's steamy temperatures will be no less a challenge than the star-studded field at the HSBC Women's Champions for teenaged world number one Lydia Ko's bid for her third successive title.


IBM buys AlchemyAPI to boost Watson computing unit

SEATTLE (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyzes unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful.

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