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Golf-Rose, Dufner, Olazabal add more stardust to Qatar Masters

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Twice U.S. Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, Briton Justin Rose and American Jason Dufner will join several other big names at this month's Qatar Masters, organisers said on Tuesday. World number four Rose and ninth-ranked Dufner join former world number one Martin Kaymer and Ryder Cup teammates Sergio Garcia and Paul Lawrie, who announced on Monday they would play in the $2.5 million event.

UPDATE 2-Italy jobless records put heat on Monti in poll race

* Jobless rate stable at October record of 11.1 pct * Youth unemployment hits 37.1 pct, highest on record * Rising unemployment is key issue ahead of February election (Recasts lead, adds political comment, graphics) By Gavin Jones ROME, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Youth unemployment in Italy rose to an all time high above 37 percent in November, data showed on Tuesday, piling pressure on outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti who is seeking a second term at national elections in February.

INTERVIEW-World ignoring Syria's systematic ruin -Jumblatt

* Lebanese Druze leader blames "indifference or conspiracy" * Jumblatt, former ally of Assad, has turned against him * Urges fellow-Druze in Syria to join revolt By Dominic Evans and Mariam Karouny MUKHTARA, Lebanon, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World powers are abandoning Syria to be "systematically destroyed" by a civil war which has already wrecked whole cities in a once-great Arab nation, Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt said.

New Jersey man in "cannibal cop" case denied bail

By Chris Francescani NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A federal judge denied bail on Monday to a New Jersey man arrested last week on suspicion of conspiring with the so-called "cannibal cop" to kidnap and rape a woman. The prosecutor and defense attorney clashed repeatedly in a one-hour hearing over their sharply different interpretations of the intent of the suspect, New Jersey mechanic Michael Van Hise, 22.

UPDATE 1-Extradited al Qaeda suspect pleads not guilty in US court

* Suspect linked to foiled plots in U.S., Britain * Faces up to life in prison if convicted * European court denied bid to block U.S. extradition By Jessica Dye NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A Pakistani man accused of taking part in an international al Qaeda plot to attack targets in the United States and Europe pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges during his first U.S. court appearance Monday in New York. Abid Naseer, 26, was extradited on Thursday from Britain to Brooklyn, New York.

China holds man in secret under new law despite reform talk

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A Chinese man who agitated for an investigation into the suspicious death of an activist has been detained at an unknown location, his lawyer said on Monday, describing him as possibly the first to be held under a controversial new law that allows secret detention.

Reuters Odd News Summary

Following is a summary of current odd news briefs. Man avoids jail time in $10 million caviar smuggling caper NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who evaded authorities for 23 years on charges he unlawfully imported more than $10 million worth of caviar into the United States was spared jail time at his sentencing on Monday. Instead, a judge in U.S. District Court in Manhattan imposed a punishment of time already served on Isidoro "Mario" Garbarino, 69, who has been in custody since September 10.

Reuters People News Summary

Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Actor Depardieu denies leaving France for tax reasons

Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. NY prosecutors delay charging Lindsay Lohan in nightclub clash

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