While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Nov 26 edition

Ferguson braces for more riots as local anger mounts over police shooting decision

Fury mounted in the US town of Ferguson on Tuesday as the family of a slain black teenager denounced the "broken" justice system that failed to indict the white policeman who shot him.

Lawyers for the family of Michael Brown, backed by civil rights leaders, denounced the prosecutor whose grand jury hearing found that the officer had killed the 18-year-old in self-defence.

Rioting, looting and arson attacks erupted in Ferguson overnight after the decision, despite a huge deployment of police and state troopers, and the St Louis suburb was braced for more to come.

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US tech firms pay up to $13,500 a month - for interns

If you think interns are overworked and underpaid, think again.

Some US tech companies are offering interns fat pay cheques, with generous housing allowances included to further sweeten the deal.

One company apparently is paying its interns five-figure salaries, according to a list compiled by Cornell University student Jessica Shu.

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Stray dog joins extreme sports team on 690km trek through Amazon rainforest, to a new home in Sweden

It started with a meatball. Deep in the rainforest of Ecuador, four hungry Swedish athletes competing in the Adventure Racing World Championship were sitting down for a meal when they were approached by a stray dog and fed him the morsel.

The dog refused to leave their side after that, following the team for the last two stages of their 690km trek over land and water - dragging himself up hills and trekking through knee-deep mud to keep up.

Arthur, as he came to be known, was eventually adopted by the team captain in a tale which is capturing the hearts of netizens.

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US economy grew robust 3.9 per cent in third quarter

Growth in the US economy in the third quarter was far stronger than thought, official data showed on Tuesday, further distancing the United States from the ailing euro zone and Japan.

The world's largest economy clocked a 3.9 per cent annual growth rate in the July-September period, the Commerce Department said, revising its initial estimate of 3.5 per cent last month.

The number was well above expectations. Economists had predicted a downward revision in the second official estimate for the quarter, to 3.2 per cent.

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Football: Lionel Messi breaks Champions League goal-scoring record

Lionel Messi became the all-time leading goalscorer in the Champions League just four days after achieving the same feat in La Liga with his 72nd goal in the competition against APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday.

Messi was captaining Barca on the night and stabbed home his side's second goal of the evening from close range on 37 minutes after Luis Suarez had opened his account for the club with the opener.

The Argentine moves ahead of Raul, who scored 71 goals in 142 appearances for Real Madrid and Schalke, with Cristiano Ronaldo just one goal further back on 70.

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