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South Africa's 'Prime Evil' apartheid killer de Kock up for parole

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, will learn on Friday whether he will be released on parole after 20 years in prison.

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Oil prices slip as output remains high, producers slash costs

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Friday following slight gains in the previous session and analysts said the outlook remained weak, with production high and producers reducing operating costs to adjust to lower export revenues.

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Rap mogul Suge Knight suspect in fatal hit-and-run

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was named as a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed one person near Los Angeles on Thursday, officials said.

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Seahawks' Lynch blasts Super Bowl reporters with rant

(Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, whose preference not to talk to the media has cost him plenty in fines, finally opened up on Thursday as he blasted reporters for continuing to badger him.

Technology

China's new tech rules play to local firms' strengths

BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Draft Chinese government regulation would force technology vendors to meet stringent security tests before they can sell to China's banks, an acceleration of efforts to curb the country's reliance on foreign technology that has drawn a sharp response from U.S. business groups.

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