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Source: The Guradian

China landslide: families' frustration grows as more than 100 feared dead

Tuesday 05:11 GMT

Frustration grew on Monday among family members of victims of a landslide that buried a mountain village in southwestern China, with some complaining about a lack of information and asking why they had not been moved from an area prone to land slips.

At least 93 people remain missing, along with 10 confirmed dead, after a landslide crashed down on the village of Xinmo, in mountainous Sichuan province, as dawn broke on Saturday.

6 Articles
Source: BBC

Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

Wednesday 01:35 GMT

Small businesses that may be affected by Takata's bankruptcy will get support including loan guarantees says Japanese trade minister Hiroshige Seko.

The $1.6bn (£1.3bn) deal was announced after the Japanese firm filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, with similar action taken in Japan. "Although Takata has been impacted by the global airbag recall, the underlying strength of its skilled employee base, geographic reach, and exceptional steering wheels, seat belts and other safety products have not diminished," said KSS chief executive Jason Luo.

2 Articles
Source: BBC

Colombia's Farc officially ceases to be an armed group

Wednesday 19:11 GMT

Colombia's Farc rebel group has formally ended its existence as an armed group, putting an end to half a century of violent conflict.

At the weekend, nine members of the self-styled People's Revolutionary Movement (MRP) were arrested in connection with the bombing of a shopping mall in Bogotá, also in June.

2 Articles
Source: Common Domain

Chance the Rapper, Solange Knowles and five must-see BET Awards moments

Tuesday 04:19 GMT

Sunday night's BET Awards weren't exactly a perfect viewing experience, but that doesn't mean the show didn't feature several moments of absolute perfection.

A photo featured on the Instagram page of DJ Khaled’s infant son revealed that Mane and Asahd Tuck Khaled just happened to arrive at the BET Awards wearing the same Gucci suit, though in slightly different sizes.

7 Articles
Source: Common Domain

Trump Aides Hire Lawyers for Probe Into Russian Election Hacking

Wednesday 21:53 GMT

As investigations intensify into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign, at least 10 White House officials and former aides have retained lawyers in conjunction with the probes, or are moving to do so.

Inside the White House, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, all have hired private attorneys, as have former campaign advisers Michael Caputo, Boris Epshteyn and Roger Stone, among others.

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Source: Global News

Has Donald Trump’s awkward handshake met its match?

Wednesday 21:53 GMT

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, he briefly shook his hand—then went right in for his signature bear hug, surprising the Trump with what seemed to be a pre-emptive embrace… and a brand new way to dodge one of Trump’s notoriously aggressive handshakes.

How to give a proper handshake, according to experts, Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who knows a thing or two about awkward handshakes came ready for his first meeting with Trump, keeping the U.S. president at arm’s length and giving Trump’s hand some serious “side-eye” before engaging.

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Source: Common Domain

Maine Lawmakers Debate Whether to Keep Voter-Backed Tax on High-Income Earners

Wednesday 21:53 GMT

As Maine lawmakers try to avoid a government shutdown, they are debating whether to keep a new tax on high-income earners that voters backed seven months ago.

Lawmakers in Maine, where the legislature is closely split between Democrats and Republicans, will have to decide soon what to do with a 3% additional tax on household income topping $200,000 that voters endorsed in November to help pay for education.

7 Articles
Source: Common Domain

Seattle’s Minimum-Wage Rise May Have Pushed Down Workers’ Hours, Study Finds

Wednesday 21:53 GMT

A study commissioned by the city of Seattle finds recent increases in the metro area’s minimum wage may have backfired, reducing the pay of workers because their hours were cut by employers in response to the requirement their hourly pay rise.

The Seattle Minimum Wage Study, funded in part by the city and conducted by six economists at the University of Washington, looked at Seattle’s two-step increase in the minimum wage—the first step from $9.47 to $11 took place in 2015 and the second increase to $13 in 2016—and found the second step caused employers to cut worker hours.

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Source: Washington Post

Carjacking suspect dies after police pursuit in Maryland

Wednesday 21:53 GMT

“Responding officers tried to save the suspect by extinguishing the flames and pulling the suspect from the car,” but he was later pronounced dead on the scene, authorities said in a statement.

A patrol officer spotted a vehicle that had been reported stolen at gunpoint Tuesday evening and began to pursue the car shortly after 1:15 a.m., about 10 miles away from where the robbery occurred in Suitland, Prince George’s County police said.

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Source: Common Domain

How a fear of humans affects the lives of California's mountain lions

Wednesday 21:53 GMT

Pumas may be the top carnivores in much of California’s mountains, but there’s still one predator they fear above all else: humans.

Today, humans still are the leading cause of death among mountain lions, thanks to vehicle strikes, rodenticide poisoning and the state-sanctioned hunting of mountain lions that have killed livestock or pets. “Clearly these animals should be afraid of us because of the dramatic impact people have on their survival,” Smith said.

2 Articles
Source: The Guradian

The Guardian view on human rights in China: Liu Xiaobo is dying, free him

Wednesday 21:53 GMT

Some have even sought to mute others: earlier this month, impecunious Greece vetoed a European Union condemnation of China’s human rights record at the United Nations (a matter of principle, an official straight-facedly insisted).

China, though it does not like discussing Mr Liu, has said he is being looked after by “renowned cancer experts” and has urged other countries not to interfere or “make irresponsible remarks”.

1 Article
Source: Common Domain

My stepmother-in-law co-owns our home and doesn’t pay her half of the mortgage

Wednesday 21:54 GMT

At this point, my stepmother-in-law could no longer afford her part of the mortgage and she hasn’t been paying for the past three months.

You are both jointly and solely liable to pay the mortgage in order to avoid a default and subsequent hit to your credit rating and, ultimately, the bank repossessing your house.

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Source: Common Domain

Minions expected to drive a summer box-office win for 'Despicable Me 3' as other franchises falter

Wednesday 21:53 GMT

The cartoon comedy is expected to gross $85 million to $100 million in the United States and Canada this weekend, according to people who have read audience surveys, which would make it one of the top summer openings this year.

A strong debut for “Despicable Me 3,” the latest in the computer animated series from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, would be the latest success for Illumination, which had a huge hit last summer with “The Secret Life of Pets.” However, it’s not expected to reach the $116 million the 2015 spinoff “Minions” grossed in its first weekend.

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Source: Common Domain

ECB’s Draghi Hints at Possible Winding Down of Eurozone Stimulus

Wednesday 21:53 GMT

SINTRA, Portugal—The euro climbed against the dollar and eurozone bond prices slumped Tuesday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted the ECB might start winding down its monetary stimulus in response to an accelerating eurozone economy.

A move toward reducing stimulus by the ECB would put the world’s two most powerful central banks back on a similar policy path for the first time in four years, as the U.S. Federal Reserve first signaled a similar move in 2013 and has been raising interest rates gradually since December 2015.

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Source: CBS News

Egg executives in salmonella case must report to prison, judge says

Wednesday 21:54 GMT

A father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak have exhausted their appeals and a federal judge has ordered them to begin serving prison sentences.

Quality Egg paid a $6.8 million fine after pleading guilty to felony charges of shipping eggs with false processing and expiration dates and bribing a USDA inspector to approve sales of poor-quality eggs.

Source: ABC News

Top Senate Republican warns of possible bipartisanship on health care

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Senate GOP focuses on insurance premiums, but would health plans be affordable?

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Common Domain

FBI agent pleads not guilty to lying about shooting at rancher in Oregon standoff

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How the push for a Senate health-care vote fell apart amid GOP tensions

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Trump travel ban ruling is racist and unfair, Iran says

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Digital Music: iTunes Remains Surprisingly Popular

Wednesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Global News

Is buying organic really worth it?

Tuesday 21:08 GMT
Source: CBS News

Feeling the pain of rising drug prices Blame the middle man

Tuesday 09:06 GMT
Source: Common Domain

French Utility Engie Looking to Expand in China

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: BBC

ECB bids for more euro clearing oversight

Monday 12:50 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Listen to this: Tesla may be getting into the streaming-music game

Monday 23:02 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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Today 00:37 GMT

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