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Iran Irked by Errors in Qurans from China

Iranian publishers are complaining that cost-saving plans to print Qurans in China are yielding embarrassing results: A slew of typos.

The head of Iran's Quran oversight office says some of the Chinese-printed versions of Islam's holy book are littered with spelling errors.

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Philippine Leader Compares His Love Life to Coke

The bachelor president of the Philippines is lamenting that his love life is like Coke — it's gone from regular to zero.

Fifty-one-year-old President Benigno Aquino III poked fun at himself while addressing members of the Philippine community in Beijing during his state visit to China. Like a standup comedian, he opened up by broaching one of the most mundane questions people often ask him.

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Man Steals 8-Foot Whale Tooth from Norway Museum

The tooth fairy in disguise? No, just a simple tooth thief.

A man dressed in a black leather hat and a dark coat on Wednesday ran off with an eight-foot (2.5 meter) whale tooth from a museum in the Norwegian city Stavanger.

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South Korea Eager to Right Ship against Lebanon

South Korea's first 2014 World Cup qualification match against Lebanon on Friday will be an opportunity for the team to put behind it a painful few months.

Korea's last game was a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at the home of bitter rival Japan on August 10, prompting the first real criticism of coach Cho Kwang-rae from the domestic media since he took the job a year earlier.

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Archaeologists Locate Ruins of Gladiator School

Archeologists say they have located and excavated the ruins of a massive amphitheater used to train gladiators east of Vienna in what they call a "sensational discovery."

They say that the ruins located through ground radar measurements rival the Colosseum and the Ludus Magnus in Rome in their structure. The Ludus Magnus is the largest of the gladiatorial arenas in the Italian capital, while the Colosseum is the largest amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire.

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Oil Hovers Near $89 Amid Surprise U.S. Supply Jump

Oil prices hovered near $89 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after a report showed U.S. crude supplies unexpectedly jumped last week, a sign demand may be weakening.

Benchmark oil for October delivery was up 14 cents to $89.04 at late afternoon Singapore time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude rose $1.63 to settle at $88.90 on Tuesday.

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Elia Joins Juventus, Inter Chasing Palacio

Juventus has acquired Netherlands winger Eljero Elia from Hamburger SV for €9 million ($13 million) in one of the biggest moves on the final day of the transfer market in Italy.

Juventus says Wednesday that Elia's price could rise to €10 million ($14.4 million) depending on bonuses, adding that it has signed the player to a four-year contract.

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Eurozone Inflation Data Suggest no More Rate Hikes

Inflation in the 17 euro countries remained steady at 2.5 percent in August, adding to expectations the European Central Bank will hold off from raising interest rates — and may even consider cutting them — as economic growth slows.

Wednesday's figure is still above the ECB's target of just below 2 percent, but underlines that prices in the eurozone are not rising as quickly as earlier in the year. In June, inflation was 2.7 percent.

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CNN Gets More Personal, Buys iPad Magazine Zite

CNN has acquired Zite, an iPad service that learns about readers' tastes and customizes a digital magazine with stories from hundreds of different websites.

CNN, a cable news channel owned by Time Warner Inc., has no plans to change Zite's format, said K.C. Estenson, general manager of CNN's digital division.

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Volvo, Siemens in Electric Car Cooperation

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars says it is joining forces with Germany's Siemens AG in the development of a new line of electric cars.

Volvo, owned by China's Geely Holding Group, says Siemens will make the electric motors that will be fitted into Volvo C30 Electric vehicles.

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