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Protests spread across U.S., more troops deployed to prevent fresh Ferguson riots

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Some 2,000 National Guard troops dispatched to the St. Louis area helped police stave off a second night of rioting and arson after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, as sympathy protests spread to several U.S. cities.

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Juncker unveils investment plan to kick start EU growth

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented a plan on Wednesday to leverage some 300 billion euros ($375 billion) of largely private new investment in the European Union, saying it was time to kick-start growth without adding to public debt.

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Pakistan TV mogul gets 26 years' jail for blasphemy

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's largest media group said on Wednesday it will appeal against a 26-year jail term for its owner for blasphemy, the latest twist in a long-running feud between the station and the military.

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Scott out to bury Sydney hurt against inspirational McIlroy

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Adam Scott still feels the hurt of losing the Australian Open title to Rory McIlroy on the final green last year but believes the world number one has also inspired him to become a better golfer.

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Megaupload's Dotcom says extradition fight leaves him bust

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, one of the world's most wanted cyber fugitives, says his nearly three-year fight against extradition to the United States to face online piracy charges has left him broke.

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