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UN envoy cautious ahead of Syria cease-fire

The deal, announced last week by Washington and Moscow, calls for a halt to fighting between the USA -backed opposition and the Russian-allied Syrian government. behind the rebels. The capture of Daraya, a few kilometres from Damascus , has helped the government secure important areas to the southwest of the capital near an air base.

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Asia Minute: Korean Shipping Giant in Dangerous Financial Waters

The country's Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho in a meeting this afternoon discussed the government's role in minimizing losses in the maritime industry and economy as a whole caused by Hanjin's demise. Hanjin Group, the parent headed by Chairman Cho Yang Ho, said Tuesday that it will inject 100 billion won ($92 million) to revive the company while the court weighs all options.

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Posts Deleted from Gawker Media's Gizmodo, Jezebel & Deadspin

The scrutinized articles were swapped with a note Saturday afternoon saying "this story is no longer available as it is the subject of pending litigation against the prior owners of this site". Three of the posts are from the sports site Deadspin , two are from Gizmodo and one is from the women's site Jezebel . Gawker Media went into bankruptcy in June after a court ordered it to pay $140 million for invading the privacy of former wrestler Terry Bollea , aka Hulk Hogan, after it ...

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USDA Soybean Report; Soybean Futures Trading Lower

The increased soybean production outstripped rising demand from the domestic and export sectors, and USDA raised its outlook for ending stocks. USA wheat ending stocks were left unchanged at 1.10 billion bushel and Martinson says that was just slightly lower than trade expectations.

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N.D. Pipeline Protester: It's About Our Rights As Native People

The footage was widely covered, garnering significant negative press for the Dakota Access Pipeline company. Just minutes after U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's attempt to halt the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline that skirts the reservation in southern North Dakota, three federal agencies appealed to the pipeline company to "voluntarily pause" work on a segment that tribal officials say holds sacred sites and artifacts.

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NASA sends probe to asteroid that may impact Earth in 150 years

United States space agency NASA on Thursday launched the nation's first mission that will visit an asteroid and bring precious samples back to Earth. It will take two years for Osiris-Rex to reach Bennu , which is circling the sun in a slightly wider orbit than Earth's.

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Elon Musk says Tesla's updated autopilot would have prevented fatal crash

The update is the company's attempt to make its self-driving cars safer after the crash dented its reputation and people's confidence in the technology. The over-the-air software update, which is expected to be available within two weeks, will enable the system to use radar as a primary control sensor .

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Disappointing US jobs data fails to settle rate hike question

Oil prices rose about 2 per cent after the report weighed on the greenback. Lacker is not going to participate in voting process in the Fed until 2018, but does participate in discussions regarding interest rates and other issues discussed by the committee, and thus has influence.

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Hillary Clinton leaves 9/11 ceremony early after feeling unwell

She was advised to rest and change her schedule. On Sunday night, her campaign canceled a planned two-day fundraising trip to California that also included a speech on the economy. Neither candidate has released their full medical records, though Clinton has released a more detailed disclosure than Trump. The website said doors will open at 10 a.m.

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Mike Ashley: Skirmishes, charm and wads of notes

Mr Ashley said he had discovered "issues" at the retailer as part of an internal review into working practices . But Mr Hellawell said at the meeting that they had in fact received "much less" than that. Some want to see a wider, independent review into the way the company is run. Sports Direct is calling on its agencies to suspend a "six strike system" under which staff could be fired for accruing "strikes" for spending too long in the toilet, excessive chatting or taking a day off sick.

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Mahindra Bolero Power+ with mHawkD70 engine launched in India

Now, with the BS-IV compliant mHAWKD70 diesel mill, the Power+ variant of the new Bolero produces 71.3PS of max power and 195Nm of peak torque. This shows that the designers have kept the width and height of the new model identical to the regular Bolero, though the length has been altered by 112 mm to take advantage of the lower excise duty applicable on under-4-meter cars.

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Abducted Montana woman who called family from vehicle boot is found dead

A spokeswoman said the agency wasn't releasing any further information, and Lewis and Clark County referred all questions to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They were unable to reach her again, Rochelle said. A woman who was abducted in Montana spoke to her family by telephone several times before she was fatally shot.

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BASF again listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Companies are selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices based on an assessment of its economic, social and environmental contribution. Stockland had more than double the average rating of property companies included on the list, with a score of 88 compared to an average 43. The indices are the longest-established group of global sustainability benchmarks, and have become a key reference for investors evaluating sustainability ratings.

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WWE Backlash: Match results and grade

The Usos are a great team, and their heel turn is certainly something to take note of, but right now is Heath Slater's time, and he should leave Backlash with both a Tag Team Championship , and a Smackdown Live contract. He has been shuffled around the WWE for years and has never been given the proper chance. And that's how Backlash ended, with AJ Styles crowned the new World Heavyweight Champion as Dean Ambrose wondered if he'd ever have children again.

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Canadian judge facing removal over rape comments

According to the unnamed victim, "He made me hate myself and he made me feel like I was some kind of slut", before stating that he left her feeling that she was at fault for the 2011 assault when she was 19. The panel has heard from the woman, who said Camp's comments led her to contemplate suicide. But she said she stands by him, according to CBC News .

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Child 'suffered burns' after Galaxy Note 7 exploded in his hands

As soon as news broke about Galaxy Note 7s igniting and exploding, Samsung halted shipments of the Note 7, investigated the issues, and then announced a recall. United States regulators have issued a warning while a string of airlines have banned the phone from flights. Aviation authorities in Europe, the U.S.

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Potash, Agrium to combine, creating huge crop company

The new company, which has not yet been named, will be based in Saskatoon, in Canada's Saskatchewan province, and be 52-per cent owned by Potash Shareholders, with Agrium owners holding 48 per cent. Continuing to grow the retail business will also be a priority, including roll-up opportunities, new store openings, and innovation in products and services to better serve growers.

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Fed rate hike jitters and Clinton concerns hit stocks hard

He said there's a case to be made for the US central bank to raise its key interest rate sooner rather than later. "Any increase at all will be a very, very small increase because they want to keep the market up so Obama goes out and let the new guy.

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Froome storms to time trial, cuts Quintana's Vuelta lead

Three-time Tour de France victor Froome ramped up the pressure on Quintana by claiming an emphatic time-trial victory on Friday to reduce the Colombian's lead to a minute and 21 seconds. The stage itself went to Dutch rider Wout Poels, the Team Sky rider going clear in the final 1.5km to record his third win on British roads. "My team defended all the attacks of the other teams, above all (Froome's) Sky", Quintana said.

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Karma Unveils 2017 Revero Hybrid Electric Sports Car

So far it seems that there has been a lot of work done to the 2017 Karma Revero in order to be a better luxury vehicle. While it looks nearly identical to the Fisker Karma and uses much of the same hardware, the Revero is US$30,000 more expensive than its predecessor, with prices starting at US$130,000.

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Potash, Agrium to combine, creating huge crop fertilizer

The deal, which is scheduled to close in 2017, will give the new company a dominant position the North American market. Fertilizer companies have suffered lower profits as crop nutrient prices have tumbled due to excessive supply and weak demand.

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27 wounded in explosion near ruling party HQ in east Turkey

Witnesses said the blast shattered windows in the vicinity and the AKP's provincial offices sustained severe damage. Several people were injured in the explosion. President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey had evidence that the mayors had sent support to Kurdish militants, and that they should have been stripped of their roles sooner.

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Monday cover: Diego Costa rescues a point for Chelsea

Booked for a rash challenge in the first half and continually engaging in heated debates with the Swansea defenders, this was a typical Costa performance. "You must kill the game". "For the second goal I think everyone can see the foul on (Gary) Cahill and there is a big mistake from the referee". "It's very hard to talk about the game because we lost two points".

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Samsung facing costs, delays with cargo on troubled Hanjin ships

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John Sherwood approved a motion by Hanjin Shipping who sought to extend to the United States the protection from creditors which it has also done in home country South Korea. As of Thursday afternoon, two Hanjin ships were near the Port of Long Beach, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California, which tracks cargo ship traffic.

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Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army eliminates 'terrorist microbes' along Syrian border

Rebels and Turkish forces are now advancing in two directions, to the east from al-Rai and to the west from Jarablus, to seal the border. Turkey's incursion into Syria adds a further layer of complexity to the country's unrelenting five-year civil war, which has devastated the country, cost hundreds of thousands of lives, sparked a refugee crisis and drawn in regional and world powers.

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Quake-hit Italian town files complaint over cartoon satire

The quake leveled three towns, killed almost 300 people and left some 4,000 people homeless. Charlie Hebdo's controversial cartoon, titled "earthquake Italian style", showed a bloody man described as penne tomato sauce, an injured woman as penne gratinee, and bodies stacked between layers of rubble as lasagne.

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Ohio gas prices down to start the workweek

Nationally, GasBuddy reports average gas prices fell nearly 2 cents per gallon over the past week to $2.17 per gallon, meanwhile prices across Washington rose about 3.5 cents to $2.66 per gallon. The city is still well below the national average of $2.17 per gallon. That's down about 4.1 cents from this time past year. Rocky Mountain states have seen little fluctuation over the last week.

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Gameday - Penn State Visits Pitt Saturday

Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi - who told ESPN earlier this week the game was "gigantic" - earned the biggest win of his coaching career and Pitt's most important win since upsetting Notre Dame in 2013.

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Diego Costa scores twice but Chelsea are held at Swansea

Costa now has four goals from four Premier League appearances this season and I was really impressed by his movement, his confidence and his all-round play. But 14 minutes into the second half The Swans, who had barely threatened Thibaut Courtois in the Chelsea goal, struck back when Barrow's ball over from the left was chased down by Sigurdsson - and the Icelander was taken out by the onrushing keeper.

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Green Party Candidate Jill Stein Over Pipeline Protest

Though no arrests were made as a result of Tuesday's actions, [Morton County Sheriff Kyle] Kirchmeier said the sheriff's department is "working up the information through the state's attorney's office to pursue charges [against Stein]". The same day the arrest warrants were issued for the Green Party candidates, a federal judge granted part of the tribe's emergency request to halt construction of a section of the oil pipeline.

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Volkswagen Engineer Pleads Guilty to Dieselgate Criminal Charges

Germany and South Korea are conducting separate criminal probes of the company. Below is a list of affected models, which was compiled by auto and Driver. Audi's head of sales and marketing, . Liang started working for Volkswagen in 1983; in 2006, he helped design the "EA 189" diesel engine that has been linked to a recall of millions of vehicles worldwide, prosecutors say.

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United States stocks rally after Yellen's speech

At 12:41 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones industrial average.DJI was up 107.11 points, or 0.58 percent, at 18,502.51. The benchmark S&P 500 gained almost 0.5 percent and the NASDAQ-100 composite advanced about a quarter of a percent. Spot gold slipped 0.2 percent at $1,320.79 per ounce at 0624 GMT. The Fed's inflation target is 2.0 percent. The Federal Reserve will meet next month to discuss whether the time is right to raise interest rates for only the second time since 2006.

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Tata Steel Profits Slump As Firm Refocuses

Tata Steel's Europe division was sold at a loss of Rs 3,296.48 crore to Greybull Capital LLP. Tata Steel's business in Europe, which accounts for almost 60 percent of the company's 24 million-tonnes-a-year steelmaking capacity, reported an operating profit of 8.56 billion rupees, Chatterjee said, citing benefits from a weaker pound and an ongoing restructuring exercise that included job cuts.

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Chance The Rapper has reclaimed thousands of festival tickets back from touts

To his credit, Chance has been trying to make sure that anyone who wants to buy a ticket can get one at a fair price, going so far as to open up access to seats at the Cell with a limited view of the stage. With that in mind, I would like to personally shout out Chance The Rapper for being such a champion against ticket scalping. That being said, he's making good on his earlier promise to find "loopholes" for fans.

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Mourinho blames players for derby defeat

Things got no better for Mkhitaryan, who was lucky to make it to half-time before being hooked. We wrote last week that Fellaini was facing a very different test in the derby to the ones he passed that were posed by Bournemouth, Southampton and Hull.


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