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Bangladesh Bank officials say to meet NY Fed, SWIFT; seek to recover stolen money

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DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's central bank chief will meet the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a senior executive from global financial messaging service SWIFT next week to seek the recovery of about $81 million stolen by hackers, officials in Dhaka said....(more) 




Asia shares fall for seventh session, bonds bid

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped for a seventh straight session on Thursday as a mixed batch of U.S. economic data did nothing to assuage concerns about global growth and deflation, keeping sovereign bonds well supported.  



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Guinea seeks rebound from Ebola with double-digit growth by 2020

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Guinea is targeting double-digit GDP growth by 2020 as it seeks to rebound after the Ebola virus slowed investment and hurt the mining sector, Prime Minister Mamady Youla said on Wednesday. The country was one of three West African states at the center of the outbreak,...(more) 



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Review: ‘Flowers’ Features a Household in the Twilight Zone

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This new comic drama on Seeso explores a family that makes the characters on “Modern Family” seem downright normal. 



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Critic's Notebook: Love and Loss, Set to Music, During the Holocaust

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Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim looks at her grandfather’s death in a concentration camp to delve deeper into the meaning of music. 




Trump-topped ticket a new dilemma for GOP candidates

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WASHINGTON - For Republicans, Donald Trump is now unavoidable. But the reaction to his impending nomination - effectively sealed this week when his last GOP rivals abandoned the presidential race - was split among Pennsylvania and New Jersey Republicans likely to appear on the ballot with...(more) 



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Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff could face criminal charge

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Prosecutor general reportedly accuses Rousseff of obstructing justiceSupreme court must decide whether to authorise investigationIn what are expected to be her last days as president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff has reportedly been accused by the country’s prosecutor general of obstructing justice.The criminal allegation – which she...(more) 



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U.S. proposes giving wind farms 30-year permits to kill eagles

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U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday again proposed granting 30-year permits to wind farms that would forgive them for thousands of eagle deaths expected during that time frame from collisions of the birds with turbines, towers and electrical wires. The proposed rule, like one struck down by...(more) 



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Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town

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Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee. 



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Obama drinks Flint water to show residents that it's safe – video

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President Barack Obama sipped filtered water in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and assured parents that anyone older than six could do the same during a visit to a city still reeling from a scandal over lead-tainted drinking water. Obama made the trip to the mostly African...(more) 



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The clever way Netflix is manipulating your binge watching

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Netflix is a hugely popular streaming service that has more than 81 million worldwide subscribers. What makes Netflix so popular is that it offers instant access to hundreds of titles, including original content, that are available to stream on a whim. There are no commercials, and...(more) 



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Obama drinks to his first Flint visit since lead poisoning crisis

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President Obama’s first visit to Flint, Michigan since declaring a state of emergency was heavy on the optics from the start. Flanked by Flint residents and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Obama worked to restore faith in a city that’s been totally betrayed by local, state,...(more) 



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