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Apple Pay fails to unify fragmented market


Washington (AFP) - Apple Pay, meant to inject momentum into a fragmented market for the emerging mobile payments sector, has instead highlighted the squabbles between retailers and the banking and payments industry.

Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'


Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and been married off, according to a new video obtained by AFP on Friday.

Arsenal face fight to catch Premier League leaders, says Wenger


London (AFP) - Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal stars they can't afford to lose any more ground in the Premier League title race if they want to overhaul leaders Chelsea.

China manufacturing growth slows in October: govt


Beijing (AFP) - Chinese manufacturing growth slowed in October, the government said on Saturday, as the world's second-largest economy expands at its weakest pace in five years.

Greek Orthodox Church bans religious rites at cremations


Athens (AFP) - The Greek Orthodox Church says it will not provide religious rites for those who choose cremation, saying it disrespects the human body.

China Wobbled Again


China's manufacturing PMI missed expectations, coming in at 50.8 rather than 51.1. This is also down from September's read of 51.2.

Mike Tyson says he was sexually abused as a child


Los Angeles (AFP) - Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was sexually abused when he was seven years old by a stranger on the street, he told US radio.

Untapable wins Breeders' Cup Distaff


Arcadia (United States) (AFP) - Untapable, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden By Rosie Napravnik, won the $2 million Distaff on Friday, the marquee race on the opening day of the Breeders' Cup.

The 50 Best Internships For 2015


Internship season just ended — but savvy students are already thinking about their plans for next summer.

The Second Languages Of Every Part Of The World In One Incredible Infographic


The website MoveHub.com is a resource for people looking to move abroad. They've released this eye-opening infographic that shows the second language of every region across the globe.

This One Feature Might Be The Best Reason To Use BlackBerry's Messaging App (BBRY)


BBM, BlackBerry's messaging app, updated on Friday and brought along with it a bevy of new features.  Among them, though, is something everyone probably wishes they had: the ability to unsend a message.  BlackBerry calls it "Message Retraction," which lets you remove a message from the chat both before the other person can see it, and even after the message has been read.  BlackBerry does note, however, that this doesn't mean people can't take a screenshot of the conversation.

This Damning Book Offers Little Hope For The Future Of Afghanistan


"If the central government doesn't stay together, I'll have to find a way to protect my people." That's just one of the many negative outlooks about the future of Afghanistan offered by Afghan civilians, police commanders, and US troops alike in the new book "Swimming with Warlords: A Dozen-Year Journey Across the Afghan War" by award-winning journalist Kevin Sites.

26 Maps That Show How Ethnic Groups Are Divided Across America


The United States may be a melting pot, but many ancestry groups still stick together. Take German-Americans, the country's largest ancestry group with 49 million members.

Slack CEO Explains Why He Thinks His 8-Month-Old App Is Now Worth $1.1 Billion


There’s been so many billion-dollar startups these days that it’s almost starting to feel routine in tech.  Slack, an enterprise work collaboration app, is the latest one to join the club.

World stocks rally after Japanese stimulus


New York (AFP) - Global stocks soared and US markets powered to fresh records Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised investors with a sharp increase to its stimulus operations.

We Finally Know The Identity Of The Mystery Woman In 'The Avengers' Sequel Trailer


When Marvel released "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer, fans were left with a lot of questions about the anticipated sequel.  The biggest mystery revolved around an unidentified actress spotted at the 37 second mark of the trailer. We finally know her identity!

How A Spooky Story Is Revitalizing A Sleepy New York Town


Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," is making a comeback. The tale of the Headless Horseman chasing the hapless Ichabod Crane has not only been adapted to a prime-time drama on Fox called "Sleepy Hollow," it's also helped revive a sleepy New York town.

The Cop Who Shot Michael Brown Is Unlikely To Face Federal Civil Rights Charges


Darren Wilson, the cop who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Missouri in August, is unlikely to face civil rights charges for killing the teen, The Washington Post reports.

We Finally Know The Identity Of The Mystery Woman In 'The Avengers' Sequel Trailer


When Marvel released "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer, fans were left with a lot of questions about the anticipated sequel.  The biggest mystery revolved around an unidentified actress spotted at the 37 second mark of the trailer. We finally know her identity!

FINANCIAL ADVISOR INSIGHTS: Flesh-And-Blood Financial Pros Can't Just Ignore The Robo-Advisor


FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisers.  To Beat The Robots, You Must Join The Robots (Financial Advisor Magazine) Charles Schwab and Fidelity Investments unveiled "robo" advice programs that offer relatively inexpensive, algorithm-driven portfolio-management programs for investors.


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