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German August car sales down about 0.5 percent: source

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sales of new cars in Germany, Europe's biggest auto market, declined about 0.5 percent in August, an industry source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.  



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Commission rejects London mayor's plan for airport

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LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options.... 



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Defeat of California initiative would protect insurers' profits

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Proposition 45 would allow California's insurance chief to block insurance rate hikes; insurers are spending millions to kill it. 



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Fifteen more Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting: Kiev military

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Fifteen more Ukrainian service personnel have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting with pro-Russian separatists backed by Russian troops, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Tuesday. U.N. agencies say about 2,600 people have died in the conflict, around 800 of them members of...(more) 



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UN warns food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. is warning that food prices are rising in countries hit by Ebola and that it'll get worse because many farmers won't be able to access fields during the upcoming harvests of rice and corn. 



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Indian troops kill 3 rebels in Kashmir fighting

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SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Officials say Indian government forces have killed three suspected rebels in a gunbattle in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. 



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Thai junta blocks rights meeting in Bangkok

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Thailand's ruling junta ordered that a rights talk at a journalists' club in Bangkok be shut down on Tuesday, further stoking concerns over freedom of expression in the country since a military power grab in May. Police, armed with orders from the junta, turned up at...(more) 



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French court to make privacy ruling on Hollande affair actress snap

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A French court is set to decide Tuesday whether actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande made waves worldwide, had her privacy breached by a photographer who snapped her in her car. The charges relate to a picture of the 41-year-old actress behind the...(more) 



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Reddit's New App Lets You Read AMAs On Your iPhone

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Reddit's AMAs (Ask Me Anything) are the one of the best things about the network. But let's face it: Reddit isn't the world's prettiest website. The learning curve is fairly steep. Clearly, Reddit thinks so too, because it has now released a rather good-looking app...(more) 



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Japan wage growth surges in July

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Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending. 



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Cheap energy pulls down euro zone producer prices drop in July

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A drop in the highly volatile energy prices depressed euro zone producer prices in July as expected, underlining disinflationary pressures in the single currency area ahead of the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting on Thursday.  




McDonald's to boost China supplier audits after food safety scandal

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp will increase the number of audits it conducts of suppliers in China, the firm said on Tuesday, after a food scandal in July dented China sales at the U.S. fast food chain and rival Yum Brands Inc.  



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