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Gloves off as mobile game developers wage Xmas war

The annual no-holds-barred Christmas holiday slugfest between mobile game developers has a new twist this year: marketing and user-acquisition costs will likely hit an all-time high and surpass any revenue earned over the festive season.

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Ice storms, rain hinder holiday travel across US

Ice storms, heavy snowfall, possible tornadoes and the threat of flash floods are expected to create travel nightmares this weekend in many parts of the US, causing flight delays and unsafe road conditions for some of the millions of people trav

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Don't lose hope for peace, says Pope

  Pope Benedict used his Christmas message to the world on Tuesday to say people should never lose hope for peace, even in conflict-riven Syria and in Nigeria where he spoke of "terrorism" against Christians.

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Find room for God, urges Pope

  Pope Benedict, leading the world's Roman Catholics into Christmas, on Monday urged people to find room for God in their fast-paced lives filled with the latest technological gadgets.   The 85-

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BA to fly 2m passengers during New Year season

More than 1.9 million people are booked to travel across British Airways’ network of over 175 destinations during the New Year period from December 15 to January 7, a top official said. Friday, December 21, is the busiest da

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Pope calls for end to violence in Syria

Pope Benedict called for an end to violence in Syria and a resumption of Middle East peace talks on Sunday on a Christmas Day marred by a bomb blast at a Catholic Church in Nigeria.      The leader of the world's

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Pope decries 'superficial glitter, commercialisation'

Pope Benedict ushered in Christmas for the world's 1.3 billion Roman Catholics, urging humanity to see through the superficial glitter and commercialism of the season and rediscover the real significance of the humble birth of Jesus.  &n

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FedEx sees 12pc rise in shipments for Nov-Dec

FedEx Express forecasts more than 260 million shipments to move through its worldwide shipping networks between the last week of November and Christmas, marking a 12 per cent increase for the holiday season over last year. FedEx Corp, whic

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Holidayers plan to spend less this year

Most Americans expect to spend less or the same on the holidays this year compared with last year, a survey showed on Monday, an early sign that retailers will have to try harder to win shoppers in the biggest selling season of the year. A

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Oil steadies near 2-year high on demand doubts

Oil steadied near two-year highs on Monday as uncertainty over Chinese fuel demand growth  following a Christmas Day interest rate hike offset a blizzard  in the US Northeast. US crude for February nudged three cents lower to&nbs

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