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Credit Suisse to pay $288 million in damages in Lake Las Vegas refinancing

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(Reuters) - A district court judge has asked Credit Suisse Group AG to pay $287.5 million in damages to an affiliate of Highland Capital Management, as part of a long drawn breach of contract case.  



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Arthritis may be worse in poor countries but seem worse in rich ones

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By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - A study of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) finds that those in wealthy nations are more troubled by it, even though people in poor countries have more severe symptoms. “Such differences are worrisome as they clearly point to avoidable (not...(more) 



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Jailed at 17 for a drug crime in 1988, Rick Wershe Jr is still behind bars. Why?

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Of more than 200 people sentenced to life without parole under a controversial Michigan drug law only one remains. At last he has a hope of freedomRick Wershe Jr has a daily routine not unlike most of the 43,000 incarcerated individuals in Michigan’s prison system.Every morning,...(more) 



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Aylan Kurdi should not have died, Naomi Klein tells Sydney festival

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Author tells Festival of Dangerous Ideas audience Australia’s offshore detention centres are ‘black sites’ and part of hiding the human cost of the refugee crisis Related: Barnaby Joyce calls for more Syrian refugees to be resettled in Australia Aylan Kurdi, the three-year old refugee whose death...(more) 



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Lack of funds: World Food Programme drops aid to one-third of Syrian refugees

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Cutbacks come as growing numbers of Syrians who initially found refuge in neighbouring countries are trying to reach Europe Related: First refugees arrive from Hungary after Austria and Germany open borders The cash-strapped World Food Programme has had to drop one-third of Syrian refugees from its...(more) 



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Congo-Nigeria football final on the cards at Africa Games

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Former champions Congo Brazzaville, Ghana and Nigeria are among seven countries competing from Sunday for the All Africa Games football gold medals. Egypt also qualified for the eight-nation tournament in Brazzaville only to withdraw because coach Hossam El Badry did not want to field a weakened...(more) 



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Two years into Rouhani presidency, Iranians ask for more

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Tehran residents welcome nuclear deal but demand delivery on economic campaign promises – six months ahead of parliamentary electionsAcross from the public garden on 28th street, in the Khani Abad neighbourhood near the Grand Bazaar, 39-year-old Ali passes a hot summer’s day leaning against his old...(more) 



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‘Star Wars’ actor reveals the ridiculous ways Disney has kept ‘The Force Awakens’ spoilers under wraps

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the most highly anticipated movie coming out this year but we still know surprisingly little about its main plot. There’s a good reason for that: Disney has done an amazing job of keeping the movie’s secrets under tight wraps in...(more) 



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Meat waste is the worst waste

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ll food waste is not equally wasteful. The type of food that is wasted has a big influence on the amount of negative environmental impacts associated with that waste. 

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Saturday's best college football games

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Louisville vs. Auburn At Atlanta, 3:30 p.m., CBS3 The Tigers received a lot of preseason hype declaring them a prime candidate for the college football playoffs. A lot is going to depend on their new starting quarterback, 6-foot-5, 240-pound Jeremy Johnson. This will be the first...(more) 



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For diabetes in obesity, weight-loss surgery beats medication

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By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) - Weight-loss surgery beats medication for controlling type 2 diabetes in obese people, according to the longest-term trial ever to compare the two approaches. Half of the patients treated with weight-loss surgery in the study were diabetes-free at five years, said...(more) 



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Anger as Guatemala votes amid graft scandals

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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The wave of political turmoil that toppled Guatemala's president has overshadowed Sunday's vote to elect a new leader — an election many fear could put a lid on the anti-corruption drive. 



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