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Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts.

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Violations at McDonald's, Yum China supplier company-led: regulator

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Food safety violations at Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a supplier to global brands including McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc, were company-led and not the acts of individuals, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the Shanghai food and drug watchdog.

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Some WSJ computer systems taken offline after cyber attack: Dow Jones

(Reuters) - Computer systems containing the Wall Street Journal's news graphics were hacked by outside parties, according to the paper's publisher Dow Jones & Co.

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Typhoon Matmo slams into Taiwan, one killed, some damage reported

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Typhoon Matmo slammed into Taiwan on Wednesday with heavy rains and strong winds, shutting financial markets and schools, with at least one person killed and some damage reported.

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With sales sputtering, Apple's iPad looks to IBM alliance

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iPad is losing steam just four years after its release, but an alliance with International Business Machines Corp could rejuvenate a flagging product by entering into a largely untapped corporate market.

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