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Microsoft to stop Windows XP support

XP's popularity and the durability of the computers it was installed on kept it around longer than expected [AP]Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and with an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could create a security risk.

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Cuba slashes 109,000 health service jobs

Cuban authorities say they have eliminated more than 100,000 jobs in the nation's national health service, considered one of the pillars of the 1959 revolution.

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Nigeria becomes Africa's largest economy

Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa's largest economy after a rebasing calculation almost doubled its gross domestic product to more than $500bn, data from the statistics office showed.

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Spanish anti-austerity protests continue

Tens of thousands of people in Spain have taken to the streets again to protest against government austerity measures.

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GM CEO grilled over traffic deaths

The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said as they demanded answers from General Motors' new chief executive on why the carmaker took 10 years to recall cars with the defect.

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Gazprom raises gas price for Ukraine

Russian energy giant Gazprom has announced a more than 40 percent increase in the price of gas exports to Ukraine, scrapping a previous discount amid mounting strains between the two countries.

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