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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Japan's Honshu island: USGS

TOKYO (Reuters) - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's Honshu island on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, shaking Fukushima where crippled nuclear power plants are located, but local media said there was no tsunami warning.

Business

ECB's Constancio sees negative inflation rate in months ahead-magazine

BERLIN (Reuters) - European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said in a magazine interview he expected the euro zone inflation rate to turn negative in the coming months but added that if this was just a temporary phenomenon, he did not see a risk of deflation.

Entertainment

Rogen ‘not suing Sony’

Seth Rogen is not going to sue Sony Entertainment, according to a new report.

The 32-year-old Canadian funnyman’s new comedy The Interview was initially scheduled to reach theaters December 17, but Sony announced this week it will never release the film due to threats of attack on moviegoers from cyber terrorists.

Life

China's Xi preaches diversification in gambling hub Macau

MACAU (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the world's biggest gambling hub, Macau, to accelerate diversification away from its bread-and-butter casino industry, which has lost about $60 billion in market value over the last six months.

Sports

Jazz 101, Magic 94

Jazz 101, Magic 94: Derrick Favors had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Utah knocked off Orlando to win consecutive road games for the first time in more than year.

Technology

Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.

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