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Jan 22, 2014

Reuters | Morning Digest January 22, 2014: Syria peace conference opens with rifts over Assad

Syria peace conference opens with rifts over Assad
MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Syria's government and opposition, meeting face to face for the first time at a U.N. peace conference, angrily spelled out their hostility on Wednesday as world powers also restated contrasting views on the future of President Bashar al-Assad..
Ukraine PM takes hard line on protests, three killed overnight
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister said on Wednesday that anti-government protests had brought "terrorists" onto the streets of Kiev and pledged to punish all "criminal action", even as protesters confronted police near government headquarters..
Sterling shines after UK data, China lending calm helps shares
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks edged back towards 5-1/2 year highs on Wednesday as moves to cool lending-market tensions in China gave an extra boost to the brightening global economic outlook..
'Ni hao, y'all': Ellen DeGeneres talk show lands in China
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show will be the first daily American show of its kind to be distributed in China, its U.S. and Chinese distributors said on Tuesday..
'I got lucky', says Nadal after edging Dimitrov
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A battle-scarred Rafa Nadal admitted he got lucky as he moved into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday with a 3-6 7-6 (3) 7-6 (7) 6-2 win over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov..
Apple gets reprieve from e-book monitor's oversight
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court gave Apple Inc a reprieve from an external monitor appointed to oversee its compliance with antitrust laws after the company had been found liable last July for conspiring to raise e-book prices..
Mystery white rock inexplicably appears near NASA Mars rover
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Scientists are stumped as to how a rock mysteriously appeared in images taken two weeks apart by NASA's Mars rover Opportunity..
Trump says weighing run for America's top job, Christie hurt
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Outspoken real estate magnate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he may seek the Republican presidential nomination for 2016, adding that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's prospects for a White House run have dimmed since a scandal erupted..