Myanmar’s President, Army Chief, Hold Unprecedented Talks With Suu Kyi

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Myanmar’s president Thein Sein and the country’s military chief held unprecedented talks with Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital city of Naypyidaw on Friday, just a day after U.S. President Barack Obama had separate telephone conversations with the president and the opposition leader, according to media reports. The talks are reportedly the first of their kind since Suu Kyi -- a Nobel Peace Prize laureate -- rejoined the country’s political process in 2012.

Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin To Bid Google Good-Bye, James Kuffner To Lead Robotics Division

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Andy Rubin, the co-founder and former leader of Google Inc’s Android mobile business and the current head of its robotics division, is set to leave the company, Google said Thursday, according to reports. Rubin will be replaced by James Kuffner, who is currently a research scientist at Google and a member of its robotics division.

HSBC Board Member Says Hong Kong Protesters Should Wait For Democracy, Citing Emancipated US Slaves

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A board member of HSBC has prompted outrage by suggesting that pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong should wait as long as emancipated slaves in the U.S. did for the right to vote.

Apple Retains Top Spot In Worldwide Tablet Market In Q3 Despite Shipment Decline, Samsung In Second Place

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Apple maintained its lead in the worldwide tablet market in the third quarter of 2014 despite a constant decline in the shipments of its flagship iPad product line, according to a report by International Data Corporation, or IDC. The latest numbers suggest that leading vendors continue to dominate the tablet market in the face of growing competition from low-cost rivals.

RBS Sets Aside $640M To Settle Forex Probes

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(Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland said it had set aside 400 million pounds to cover potential fines for manipulating currency markets and another 100 million to compensate customers mis-sold loan insurance.

RBS is one of six banks in talks with Britain's financial regulator to settle allegations its staff were involved in the rigging of the global $5 trillion-a-day currency market.

Mike Tyson Reveals He Was Abducted, Sexually Abused At The Age Of 7 By Older Man

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Mike Tyson said in a recent interview that he was sexually abused when he was 7-years-old, TMZ reported Thursday. The former heavyweight boxing champion reportedly made the revelation during his appearance on SiriusXM's Opie Radio show.

For LGBT Workforce, Apple CEO Tim Cook Identifying As Gay Is A Monumental Shift, Activists Say

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Todd Sears had been openly gay for years when he moved to New York City to work on Wall Street in 1998. Yet by his second week on the job, Sears was suddenly back in the closet. He had overheard his managing director call a colleague a “f-----,” and Sears decided to conceal his sexuality rather than face workplace discrimination. “I was trying to hide who I was,” he recalled.

Citigroup Sets Aside $600M More To Cover Legal Costs

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(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said it was setting aside an extra $600 million to cover legal expenses in the third quarter due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries," while also disclosing that it was subject to foreign exchange market probes.

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Spots ‘Ghost Light’ From Dead Galaxies

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected a faint light, described as the “ghostly glow of stars” that were ejected from ancient galaxies, which themselves are believed to have been ripped apart by gravitational forces billions of years ago. The light is believed to emerge from inside a collection of about 500 galaxies known as Abell 2744, about four billion light-years away.

Hong Kong Protesters Consider Crashing APEC Summit In Beijing To Push Pro-Democracy Agenda

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The leaders of student protest groups in Hong Kong are considering visiting an international summit in Beijing next month to present their case to Chinese officials, according to reports. However, it is possible that delegates from such groups would not be allowed to enter mainland China.