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Victims of double road rage incident identified

Two men who died after a road rage fight in northern California have been identified by authorities.

Posted 2018/08/14 06:38:00

Turkish lira edges up from record low on central bank pledge

The Turkish lira pulled back on Tuesday from a record low of 7.24 a day earlier after the central bank pledged to provide liquidity in response to a meltdown which has unsettled global markets.


Posted 2018/08/14 06:11:27

Corbyn trades barbs with Netanyahu on Mideast violence

A furore over alleged anti-semitism in Britain's main opposition party widened on Monday when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn exchanged accusations on Twitter over Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed.


Posted 2018/08/14 06:08:52

Musk says Silver Lake, Goldman advising on taking Tesla private

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted on Monday that he was working with buyout firm Silver Lake and investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc as financial advisers on his plan to take the U.S. electric car maker private.


Posted 2018/08/14 04:21:34

New Mexico family saw dead boy as guide for attacks - prosecutors

A three-year-old boy found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died in a ritual to "cast out demonic spirits," but his extended family believed he would "return as Jesus" to identify "corrupt" targets for them to attack, prosecutors said in court on Monday.


Posted 2018/08/14 03:23:54

China expresses strong dissatisfaction at new U.S. defence act

China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday it expressed strong dissatisfaction at "negative content related to China" in the new U.S. defence act.


Posted 2018/08/14 03:06:22

Cuba begins public debate on modernising Cold War-era constitution

Cuba on Monday began a rare public discussion to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at its best and opponents are branding a fraud.


Posted 2018/08/14 02:25:36

FBI agent Strzok, who criticised Trump in text messages, is fired

Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who came under fire from President Donald Trump and other Republicans for sending text messages that disparaged the candidate during the presidential campaign, was fired late on Friday, his attorney said on Monday.


Posted 2018/08/14 02:07:03

Musk says working with Silver Lake, Goldman on proposal to take Tesla private

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Monday he was working with Silver Lake Partners and Goldman Sachs Group Inc for financial advice on his proposal to take the electric car company private.


Posted 2018/08/14 01:20:42

As Canada faces rising gun violence, tighter laws are a tough sell

Rising violence in Canada has prompted calls for the federal government to tighten gun laws but tougher regulations could cause a political backlash in a country where 2 million people are licensed to own a firearm.


Posted 2018/08/13 22:51:41

Trump aide Bolton met Turkish envoy to discuss U.S. pastor -White House

White House national security adviser John Bolton met on Monday with Turkey's ambassador to the United States to discuss Turkey's detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson, the White House said.


Posted 2018/08/13 22:46:05

China rejects claims a million Muslims held in camps

China has rejected claims one million of its mostly Muslim Uighur minority are being held in internment camps, while it has also insisted "there are no such things" as re-education centres.

Posted 2018/08/13 15:53:00

Batwoman star quits Twitter over online abuse

Actress Ruby Rose has quit Twitter over abuse she has received since winning the role in a rebooted Batwoman TV series.

Posted 2018/08/13 14:39:00

Saudi Arabia pushed to take Tesla private - Musk

Elon Musk, the billionaire chief executive of Tesla, has claimed that Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has been pushing to take the electric car maker private.

Posted 2018/08/13 13:41:00

Farmers sticking with Trump over tariffs - for now

Seldom have soybeans been so political. In the swing state of Iowa they are big business and right now that business is hurting.

Posted 2018/08/13 13:11:00

Migrant ship Aquarius to lose Gibraltar registration

The government of Gibraltar has said it is to strip the migrant rescue vessel Aquarius of its Gibraltar registration.

Posted 2018/08/13 11:29:00

Turkish lira pulls back from record low, markets rattled

Turkey's lira pulled back from a record low of 7.24 to the dollar on Monday after the central bank pledged to provide liquidity and cut reserve requirements for Turkish banks, but its meltdown continued to rattle global markets.


Posted 2018/08/13 09:44:03

FTSE dips as lira crisis shakes world markets

British shares dipped on Monday as the Turkish currency crisis continued to shake global markets with stock indexes declining from Asia to Europe.


Posted 2018/08/13 09:34:45

North, South Korea agree on third summit in North in September

North and South Korea agreed on Monday to hold a summit in the North in September, another step towards boosting cooperation between the old rivals, even as doubts grow over efforts to end the North's nuclear weapons programme.


Posted 2018/08/13 09:21:42

World stocks hit one-month low as Turkish rout spreads

World markets shuddered on Monday, as Turkey's worsening currency crisis persuaded investors to dump equities and emerging markets and flee to safer assets such as government bonds and the dollar.


Posted 2018/08/13 09:14:32