By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) – One-third of Americans reject the idea of evolution and Republicans have grown more skeptical about it, according to a poll released on Monday. Sixty percent of Americans say that “humans and other living things have evolved over time,” the telephone survey by the Pew Research Center’s Religion and […]

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Reuters) – A U.S. guided missile cruiser operating in international waters in the SouthChina Sea was forced to take evasive action last week to avoid a collision with a Chinese warship maneuvering nearby, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a statement on Friday. The incident came as the USS Cowpens was operating near China’s only aircraft […]

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AFP News – The police have questioned nearly 4,000 foreign workers in a widening crackdown following the city-state’s first riot in over 40 years. Asking “What does it meant to be granted a discharge amounting to an acquittal by the courts?”, Yahoo contributor Andrew Loh in his commentary “Why deport the acquitted in Little India […]

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South Sudanese rebels allied to ex-vice president Riek Machar sought to retake control of a key town Monday, the army said, as hopes faded that an upcoming ceasefire deadline will be obeyed in the violence-wracked nation. United Nations peacekeepers said they were concerned over claims thousands of armed youths from Machar’s Nuer tribe were readying […]

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SINGAPORE, Dec 30 — Singapore’s developers posted the worst performance on the benchmark Straits Times Index this year after recording the biggest gains in 2012 as property curbs drove home sales lower and slowed price gains. Property stocks in Singapore, ranked the most-expensive city to buy a luxury home in Asia after Hong Kong, may […]

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