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Somalia suicide bomber kills police at Mogadishu academy

Image copyright AFP Image caption Al-Shabab is fighting an insurgency against Somalia’s UN-backed government A suicide bomber has killed at least 13 police officers during a parade at a training centre in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. At least 15 other people were reported to be wounded. The bomber, disguised as …

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Atos shares fall 2.8 percent after Gemalto rejects takeover bid

PARIS (Reuters) – Shares in Atos fell as much as 2.8 percent early on Thursday after Franco-Dutch chip maker Gemalto rejected its 4.3 billion euro ($5 billion) takeover bid. People walk in front of the Atos company’s logo in Paris, France, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo Atos led losers …

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PSA, Toyota lead European car sales gain, helped by extra selling day

BERLIN (Reuters) – European car sales rose 5.8 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day as PSA Group (PEUP.PA) and Toyota (7203.T) posted the strongest gains among the region’s major automakers, industry data published on Thursday showed. A Toyota Motor Corp. worker inspects a Yaris on the production …

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China meets Australian ambassador amid ‘influence’ debate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull on a visit to China last year Australia’s ambassador to China was summoned to a meeting with Beijing officials last week amid strained ties between the nations. Jan Adams met with foreign ministry officials on Friday, Australian media outlets reported. …

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U.S. executions edge up in 2017 but stay at decades’ low: study

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – U.S. executions and new death sentences rose slightly in 2017 from a year ago but remained the lowest in decades as capital punishment has declined in the country, a survey released on Thursday showed. FILE PHOTO: The death chamber is seen through the steel bars from …

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GM says former UAW Vice President Joe Ashton to resign from board

(Reuters) – General Motors Co said on Wednesday Joseph Ashton, a former United Auto Workers vice president who led the union’s GM department, has resigned from the company’s board. Ashton was nominated to his GM board seat by the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits trust, which administers funds that pay for …

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Jessica Alba Rocks $1,000 Gucci Sneakers While Grocery Shopping

Jessica Alba and daughter Honor at Los Angeles International Airport on July 10. Splash Jessica Alba traded in her favorite go-to Vince platform slip-on sneakers on Monday in favor of crystal-embellished Gucci sneakers. For some low-key grocery shopping with husband Cash Warren — who she is expecting her third child …

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White House contradicts Tillerson on North Korea, adding to confusion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson is reportedly an increasingly marginalised figure as secretary of state US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to have been contradicted by the White House and his own department, after suggesting the US had softened its position on talks with North Korea. Mr …

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Firefighters defend homes as huge California wildfire rages on

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Firefighters grappling with a wildfire that has burned out of control for 10 days on California’s scenic coastline, destroying more than 700 homes, sought on Wednesday to defend homes from flames whipped by resurgent Santa Ana winds. The so-called Thomas Fire, already the state’s fifth-largest wildland …

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