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China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes

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BEIJING (AP) -- General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth.... 



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Barclays reports sevenfold increase in profits

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LONDON (AP) -- Barclays, Britain's second largest bank, says second quarter profit increased sevenfold, boosted by earnings from investment banking and a 496 million pound ($774 million) gain on assets acquired from Lehman Brothers in 2008.... 



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Iowa extends bird flu disaster proclamation through August

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(Reuters) - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on Tuesday extended the state's bird flu disaster proclamation by a month until Aug. 30, keeping in place a raft of state resources for poultry farms recovering from an outbreak of the disease, country's worst-ever. Without the extension, the disaster...(more) 



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Sky pay television doubles annual profits

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It was the group's first annual results since Rupert Murdoch's media empire brought its stake in British satellite television group BSkyB together with Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia to create a pan-European pay-TV giant. "The past 12 months have been an outstanding period of growth for...(more) 



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Zimbabwean men in court over killing of Cecil the lion

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HWANGE, Zimbabwe, (Reuters) - Two Zimbabwean men who were paid $50,000 by an American hunter who killed 'Cecil', the country's best-known lion, arrived in court on Wednesday facing charges of poaching.  



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Abou Diaby joins Marseille on free transfer

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MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Hoping to revive his injury-hit career, former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby joined Marseille on a free transfer on Wednesday. 



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Russia security boss: IS recruits come from over 100 nations

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's security chief says the Islamic State group has recruited nationals of more than 100 countries, posing a long-term threat to global stability. 



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Madeleine McCann is not girl found dead in Australia, say police

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UK police told missing Briton has been ‘totally excluded’ as potential victim after girl’s remains found in suitcase near AdelaideMadeleine McCann has been “totally excluded” as a potential victim after a young girl’s remains were found in a suitcase in Australia.South Australia police said they had...(more) 



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Nintendo records best Q1 sales since 2012 thanks to Amiibo and Splatoon

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Nintendo has published its first quarter earnings for the three months ending June 30th, revealing net sales of ¥90 billion ($727 million) and operating profit of ¥1.1 billion ($9.3 million). This is good news for the Japanese company on two counts: firstly, this is Nintendo's best...(more) 



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Why do we turn up our noses at eating bugs?

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In 1845, John C. Fremont was exploring the state that would later come to be known as California. He met a man who had been traveling with a group of trappers, who told him a story. The trappers had run out of food, and decided...(more) 



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Pair due in court over Cecil the lion

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A Zimbabwean hunter and farm owner are due to appear in court in Victoria Falls on poaching charges over the killing of famed lion Cecil. 



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NFL: Bell's suspension trimmed to 2 games

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The NFL reduced the suspension against Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell from three games to two Tuesday, leaving him eligible to play Sept. 27 against St. Louis. 



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