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Canada’s Munro wins Nobel Literature Prize

STOCKHOLM/TORONTO:  Canadian Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for her tales of the struggles, loves and tragedies of women in small-town
Canada that made her what the award-giving committee called the “master of the contemporary short story”.

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Libyan PM ‘freed’ from former rebels

Tripoli: Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was released on Thursday several hours after being seized from a Tripoli hotel by former rebel militiamen, the foreign minister said. "He has been freed but we have no details so far on the circumstances of his release," Mohammed Abdelaziz said.

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US shutdown: Obama says no to ransom

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama Tuesday ruled out negotiations with Republicans to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, saying the Republicans should not be demanding a ransom for letting the government function.

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