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INTERVIEW-UPDATE 1-Retired U.S. general cautions against overuse of 'hated' drones

* McChrystal says unmanned aircraft help liberate U.S. special forces * But drones fuel global perception of American arrogance, he says * Afghan debate fueled White House, Pentagon mistrust - book (Updates throughout with McChrystal interview) By David Alexander

Debt may influence young doctors' career plans: study

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Pediatricians-in-training are more likely to plan to go into primary care, rather than a speciality field, if they have lots of debt from college and medical school, according to a U.S. study. Researchers publishing in Pediatrics also found that the average pediatric resident doctor's debt increased 34 percent between 2006 and 2010.

Rugby-Boxing clever for Cooper's confidence

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Sparring for his professional boxing debut has given controversial Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper a confidence boost ahead of the upcoming Super Rugby season, Queensland Reds coach Ewan McKenzie said on Tuesday. The 24-year-old New Zealand-born back steps into the ring on Feb. 8 on the undercard of close friend and World Cup winning All Black Sonny Bill Williams' bout with Francois Botha.

UPDATE 5-Horror of Colorado theater massacre recalled at hearing

* Former student charged with killing 12 during Batman film * Prosecutors outline evidence against accused gunman * Police describe nightmarish crime scene (Adds testimony about date of movie ticket purchase in seventh paragraph) By Keith Coffman

Reuters World News Highlights at 0415 GMT, Jan 08

Jan 8 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES ----------- GUANGZHOU, China - Hundreds of supporters of one of China's most liberal newspapers demonstrated outside its headquarters on Monday, backing a strike by journalists against interference by the provincial propaganda chief. - - - -

REFILE-Israeli minister warms to choice of Hagel for Pentagon

* Former Republican senator's record on Iran worries Jewish state * Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu government By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A senior Israeli diplomat has given a positive view of Chuck Hagel's nomination as U.S. defense secretary, though some commentators in the Jewish state expressed worries that the choice could open a new fissure in bedrock ties with Washington.

UPDATE 1-NBA-Rampant Bulls run struggling Cavaliers ragged

* Bulls beat Cavaliers for 11th straight time * Dislodge Pacers from top spot in Central division (Adds further detail, quotes) Jan 7 (Reuters) - Carlos Boozer and the Chicago Bulls recovered from a slow start to pummel the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers 118-92 on Monday and take over top spot in the Eastern Conference's Central division.

UPDATE 1-Venezuela opposition furious over likely Chavez inauguration delay

* Chavez still recovering from cancer surgery in Cuba * President seen too ill to return for swearing-in * Government says he will take office when health allows By Brian Ellsworth CARACAS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition has accused the government of violating the constitution by proposing to delay cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez's inauguration Thursday for a new term amid growing uncertainty over the polarized OPEC nation's political future.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares recover, euro steady as euro zone data stabilises

* European shares recover to stand up 0.3 pct * Euro zone data points to stabilisation of weak economy * Dollar falls vs yen after sharp and rapid rise * Cautious open expect on Wall Street By Marc Jones LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - European shares edged up on Tuesday as data signalled the euro zone economy may be stabilising at a weak level, and the euro held steady while commodity markets were largely subdued as investors sat on recent gains. The data was mixed.

Syrian refugees in Turkish camp to vote in taste of democracy

ANKARA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrians living in a refugee camp in southern Turkey will hold elections this month to select camp leaders and an administrative council in an exercise Turkey said was aimed at introducing democracy to Syrian citizens. Turkey, which is sheltering tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence in their homeland, is an outspoken critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is battling rebels trying to overthrow his government.
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