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Buzz of the Day | Pulse of the nation, jobless gunmen, and ghostbusters

The Hindu - ‎1 hour ago‎
#ArharModi. Rahul Gandhi doesn't always trend for dubious reasons. Well, mostly he does. But there are times - when he is not resembling a napping child, or featuring in a demeaning meme, or being mocked for making “photo-op visits” to places of ...
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Merkel Rejects Reversing Refugee Policy

Voice of America - ‎3 hours ago‎
She called the four most recent terror attacks in Germany “shocking, oppressive and depressing,” but not a sign that authorities have lost control over the situation.
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United Democrats Pounce on Trump on His Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Haaretz - ‎9 hours ago‎
1 hero Ronald Reagan was his optimistic “shining city on a hill” vision in 1980, which contrasted with the infamously depressing “malaise” speech that President Jimmy Carter had made a year earlier. And to have a Democratic convention interrupted by ...

Army Vows Action After Reports South Sudan Forces Committed Rape

Bloomberg - ‎9 hours ago‎
In his second cabinet reshuffle since coming to office less than two years ago, Widodo, known as Jokowi, appointed former military chief Wiranto to one of the most powerful positions in cabinet. The 69-year-old, who goes by one name, becomes ...

BUCKCHERRY Singer JOSH TODD: New Rock Music Is 'Not Fun Anymore'

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ‎2 hours ago‎
You can listen to 'Back In Black' now and it's as great as it was twenty years ago, and it's because you can dance to it, you can screw to it, you can party to it, and that's what was fun about rock.

Potash Cuts Dividend and Lowers Full-Year Profit Forecast

Bloomberg - ‎7 hours ago‎
"These prices are 30 percent off what we could have sold them for two years ago," said Goodwin Gaw, chairman of Gaw Capital.

This sorry tale of Corbyn and Malhotra's office politics reveals the mistrust at the top of Labour

LabourList - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
I trod the building's thick, colourful carpet many a time in my years working, in various roles for the shadow Treasury team, and was always curious as to what pantomime villain Osborne had been up to when I was at meetings in his former office ...

How survivors and victims' families cope after a mass murder

Deutsche Welle - ‎6 hours ago‎
What people need most is information. "It can be extremely difficult to get information or find a loved one," Altan says, describing how a distressed father was looking for his daughter in Nice, where a man plowed a truck into Bastilles day ...
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Samsung Profit Tops Estimates on S7, Lower Marketing Costs

Bloomberg - ‎18 hours ago‎
"These prices are 30 percent off what we could have sold them for two years ago," said Goodwin Gaw, chairman of Gaw Capital.
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DNC on TV: Another late night, another day of cable controversies - ‎11 hours ago‎
Gallery: The Democratic National Convention pushed past prime time for a third night as Wednesday's most anticipated speaker, President Obama, finally took the stage at 10:53 p.m.
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Tables Look Set to Turn for Asia's Worst Property Market

Bloomberg - ‎20 hours ago‎
The worst may be over for Asia's worst-performing property market. Macau's housing prices, which have plunged by a third since 2014, may get a boost amid signs that a two-year casino slump in the Chinese gambling mecca is near its end. A private equity ...
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Dollar Slumps as U.S. Rate-Hike Wagers Subside on Fed Patience

Bloomberg - ‎17 hours ago‎
A gauge of the dollar fell for a third day as wagers on the Fed raising rates this year edged down to 45 percent, from 49 percent two days ago. Japan's currency resumed gains amid a report that about a quarter of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ...

There is no song of the summer

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Not hatred-terror-murder-pandemic depressing, but still - we're living through one of the ugliest summers in modern memory and it isn't trivial to talk about what it sounds like.

Three-fourths of evangelicals support Donald Trump. Blame the "prosperity gospel."

Vox - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Of all the many deranging spectacles in our national politics this year, one of the most flummoxing is the ready evangelical embrace of GOP nominee Donald Trump.

China's Central Bank Ends Its War With Yuan Bears

Bloomberg - ‎17 hours ago‎
For traders betting on a weaker yuan, the People's Bank of China is turning from foe to friend. Six months after the monetary authority intervened to crush short sellers, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Pacific Investment Management Co.
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GIC Warns of Muted Market Returns as Fund Performance Slumps

Bloomberg - ‎19 hours ago‎
The sovereign wealth fund's real rate of return fell to 4 percent in the 20-year period to March 31, from 4.9 percent in the period ended March 2015, as global stock markets posted lackluster performance and bond returns tumbled, according to GIC's ...
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Netflix announces its full Black Mirror lineup, October premiere date

A.V. Club (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎
The lineup includes some heavy-hitters—most notably Atonement's Joe Wright and 10 Cloverfield Lane's Dan Trachtenberg, whose feature implies he's as well-suited to direct a Black Mirror installment as anyone out there.

HSBC Said to Weigh Selling Latam Client Assets to Santander

Bloomberg - ‎18 hours ago‎
HSBC Holdings Plc is weighing the sale of a portfolio of Latin American client assets that are managed in Switzerland to Banco Santander SA as the British lender restructures its private bank, according to people familiar with the matter.

Australian pilgrims in Krakow credit 2008 WYD, St. John Paul II for revival and inspiration

Catholic World Report (blog) - ‎19 hours ago‎
Given this overall situation, one would think that now is a very depressing time to be a Catholic in Australia, and that it will be a matter of time before Christianity dies out there, just like it did in North Africa in the Middle Ages.
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Kidnappers of Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law issue threats alongside £28m ransom demand - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
They ordered Aparecida Schunck's family to hand over a £28million in sterling - to be placed in four separate plastic bags. Police confirmed the 67-year-old mum of Formula One boss Ecclestone 's wife Fabiana Flosi is being held ransom but have issued a ...