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US stocks surge after China cuts rates – European markets recover losses

Posted by on 25/08/2015
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US stocks surge after China cuts rates – European markets recover losses

US stocks surge after China cuts rates – European markets recover losses

NEW YORK: Stocks surged yesterday morning on Wall Street, erasing some of the heavy losses of a day earlier, after China cut interest rates to try to boost the world’s secondlargest economy. Traders around the world welcomed the move, which came after a dayslong global sell-off triggered by fears of a slowdown in China. “They’re […]

Less-lethal weapons getting new interest – Police shootings spur new urgency

Posted by on 25/08/2015
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Less-lethal weapons getting new interest – Police shootings spur new urgency

Less-lethal weapons getting new interest – Police shootings spur new urgency

FITCHBURG, Massachusetts: Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets – “blunt impact projectiles” that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that’s the goal. Police have long had what they considered “non-lethal” weapons at their disposal, including pepper spray, […]

US military depot blast and steel plant blaze hit Tokyo – Metal canisters-shooting out like fireworks

Posted by on 24/08/2015
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US military depot blast and steel plant blaze hit Tokyo – Metal canisters-shooting out like fireworks

US military depot blast and steel plant blaze hit Tokyo – Metal canisters-shooting out like fireworks

SAGAMIHARA: A blast ripped through a warehouse at a US military post yesterday and started a fire, while a blaze broke out at a steel plant, in separate accidents around the Japanese capital. The explosion at the US Army’s Sagami General Depot in the city of Sagamihara, some 25 miles (40 kilometres) southwest of Tokyo, […]

French train gunman an ‘Islamist militant’ – Obama praises ‘heroic’ US servicemen

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Global slowdown hammers US stocks – Biggest drop in nearly four years

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Trump says he’d like to have election tomorrow

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Women to parade topless through New York

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Women to parade topless through New York

Women to parade topless through New York

Women will parade topless through the streets of New York today, flashing their breasts in the name of feminist liberation as they celebrate annual GoTopless Day. The marches are organized by women’s rights group GoTopless, which campaigns for women to be able to go shirtless across the world. It is already legal for women to […]

Seed bugs swarm California, Infest homes, cars and lives – Skin-crawling reality for past two months

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Clinton facing fresh worries over emails – ‘I don’t think the campaign has handled it very well’

Posted by on 21/08/2015
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Clinton facing fresh worries over emails – ‘I don’t think the campaign has handled it very well’

Clinton facing fresh worries over emails – ‘I don’t think the campaign has handled it very well’

WASHINGTON: Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing fresh worries among congressional Democrats about her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, as new polls signal that the inquiry is taking a toll on her presidential campaign. The Democratic front-runner’s campaign has taken steps to defend her against allegations she may have […]

Western wildfires: Wind, heat, dry land fueling large blazes

Posted by on 16/08/2015
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Western wildfires: Wind, heat, dry land fueling large blazes

Western wildfires: Wind, heat, dry land fueling large blazes

CALIFORNIA: Winds in the West are helping stoke wildfires sweeping across the Northern Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest and elsewhere, posing problems for firefighters trying to contain the flames fed by drought. Weather was expected to worsen fires in some areas, as the federal government said it will exhaust its firefighting budget next month. Here’s a […]

American flag raised as US reopens embassy in Cuba

Posted by on 14/08/2015
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American flag raised as US reopens embassy in Cuba

American flag raised as US reopens embassy in Cuba

HAVANA: Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday called for “genuine democracy” in Cuba as the American flag was raised over a US embassy in Havana for the first time in 54 years. Putting a symbolic capstone on the United States’ historic rapprochement with Cuba, Kerry gave the cue to hoist the Stars and Stripes over […]

Bush declines to rule against use of government torture

Posted by on 14/08/2015
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Bush declines to rule against use of government torture

Bush declines to rule against use of government torture

DAVENPORT, Iowa: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the US government. The former Florida governor said that in general, he believes torture is inappropriate, and that he was glad his brother, former President George W Bush, largely ended the CIA’s use […]