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Bank of England set to hold rates at record low 0.50%

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The Bank of England is set to keep interest rates at a record-low 0.50 percent this week, as it eyes slowing inflation before next year's election, analysts say. Both Britain and the separate eurozone are worried about unduly low inflation, but this is a much bigger...(more) 



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Somali rebel leader's fate unclear after US air strike

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US forces have carried out air strikes against senior members of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty hanging over the fate of the group's leader, officials said. Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby confirmed that the attack was aimed at the group's...(more) 



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PG&E faces record fines over deadly California pipeline blast

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By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday levied penalties of a record $1.4 billion on Pacific Gas and Electric Co, stemming from the deadly 2010 San Bruno natural gas pipeline rupture and fire near San Francisco. This is the...(more) 



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Macau poll reveals democracy urges amid Hong Kong row with China

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An unofficial referendum on democracy in the southern Chinese gambling hub of Macau showed 89 percent of nearly 9,000 people who took part don't trust their leader, who was re-elected on Sunday as the sole candidate. An official panel elects Macau's leader, similar to neighboring Hong...(more) 



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McDonnells' fate in the hands of the jury

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The jury in the the federal corruption trial of Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen left court without a verdict on Tuesday.          



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Limited water presents challenge for natural gas fracking

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Extracting natural gas for energy from shale rock deep underground requires lots of water, but much of the world's shale gas is in regions where water is already scarce, including part of California, according to a study issued Tuesday. 



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U.S. cracks down on Somalia militants with strike on Shabab leader

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A U.S. airstrike intended to kill the leader of Somalia's Al Qaeda-affiliated Shabab group illustrated the Pentagon's determination to take down militants responsible for a wave of bombings and suicide attacks throughout the Horn of Africa. 



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Ramirez removed as PDVSA head, oil minister in Venezuela shake-up

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday named geophysicist Eulegio Del Pino to lead state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL], pushing oil czar Rafael Ramirez from a job he had held for a decade. Asdrubal Chavez, cousin of the late president Hugo Chavez, also replaced Ramirez as oil...(more) 



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ISIS Says It Killed Steven Sotloff After U.S. Strikes in Northern Iraq

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The group released a video showing the beheading of a second American, blaming the killing on President Obama and raising the pressure on him to order military strikes on the group in its sanctuary in Syria. 




Miss. woman sentenced to life in prison for fatal butt injection

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A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.  



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Obama increases U.S. force protecting embassy in Baghdad

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By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has ordered an increase of about 350 troops in Baghdad to protect the U.S. Embassy in the Iraqi capital and is sending top officials to the Middle East to "build a stronger regional partnership" against Islamic State...(more) 



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Family: Man shot while handcuffed did not commit suicide

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The family of a man who police say shot himself while handcuffed wants the Department of Justice to investigate         



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