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Smaller numbers of meteors will be visible one or two days either side of the shower peak. The annual meteor shower Geminids will be at its peak later this month. The meteors tend to peak around 2 a.m. local time, but can be seen as early as 9 to 10 p.m. Every year in mid-December, the earth passes by debris left over from asteroid Phaethon which orbits the sun every 1.4 years.
  • Samsung forecasts bumper profits as CEO resigns amid 'unprecedented crisis'

    Samsung forecasts bumper profits as CEO resigns amid 'unprecedented crisis'

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    The "crisis" alluded to in the letter has largely been read as a reference to the imprisonment of Samsung's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong on bribery and corruption charges. The announcement happened on the same day the South Korean based electronics company forecasted for recording breaking earnings in the third quarter.
  • Amazon announces independent teen accounts (with parental oversight)

    Amazon announces independent teen accounts (with parental oversight)

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    By the time they're 13 to 17, they're advanced enough internet users that keeping them out of their Amazon accounts in probably the least of parents' concerns-does Amazon have any suggestions for keeping teens from ordering drugs on the dark web? But for parents who don't want to review everything in advance, the option to set pre-approved spending limits is available, too.
  • Late Kane Goal Fires Lackluster England to World Cup

    Late Kane Goal Fires Lackluster England to World Cup

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    Regardless of personal achievements, I think it's important that we smile. More experimentation is likely, in terms of tactics and personnel, as Southgate looks to coax an exciting performance to sweep away memories of Thursday's torturous 1-0 win over Slovenia .
  • United States is still trading with North Korea despite sanctions

    United States is still trading with North Korea despite sanctions

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    One of the products dealt with by the factories is Sea Queen - a fish brand sold exclusively at Aldi supermarkets. They must take the few steps to the factories in pairs or groups, with North Korean minders ensuring no one strays. John Connelly, president of the National Fisheries Institute, the largest seafood trade association in the U.S., told AP his group was urging all of its companies to immediately re-examine their supply chains "to ensure that wages go to the workers, and are not ...
  • Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol: Isco double seals much-needed home win

    Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol: Isco double seals much-needed home win

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    The global break may be seen as well-timed for Real in that regard, giving Zidane a fortnight to reassess their start to the campaign ahead of their trip to Getafe on October 14. RCD Espanyol: Gerard Moreno has been in fairly decent goalscoring form, and has formed a promising partnership with Leo Baptistao . Two-time Champions League-winning manager Zinedine Zidane has come into the light in recent days due to several topics relating to his Real Madrid side.
  • Senior Audi engineer is arrested over diesel scandal

    Senior Audi engineer is arrested over diesel scandal

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    Since admitting to installing emissions-cheating software in 11 million diesel cars across the world, Europe's largest carmaker has been in talks with customers and governments over compensation and damages. German media named the arrested suspect as Wolfgang Hatz, who stepped down from his post on Porsche's management board past year after being suspended over the Dieselgate investigation.
  • Another OPEC Disappointment For Oil ETFs

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    Mills , CEO of Qamar Energy , who in BloombergView wrote that "the Saudis are increasingly bearing the burden of a deal they can not afford to walk away from" and that OPEC exports during the first half of this year "did not decline almost as much as reported falls in production".
  • Uber CEO apologizes for

    Uber CEO apologizes for "mistakes we've made"

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    Uber didn't report serious criminal offenses, including a sexual assault, to London police, authorities said , and failed to conduct proper driver background checks. Uber has launched a petition in an effort to pressurise TfL into reversing the decision -so far it has received 785,000 signatures. Uber has also been kicked out of Germany and Spain but was able to return to both countries after agreeing to only employ licensed taxi drivers.
  • Radar Failure Triggers Major Delays At Sydney Airport

    Radar Failure Triggers Major Delays At Sydney Airport

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    At around 5am, Sydney Airport confirmed there was a "system software failure" which was preventing planes from both taking off and landing. Airservices Australia said the incident was down to a software failure and not a cyberattack. Sydney Airport said in a message posted to its official Twitter feed that the "issue has now been resolved". "Passengers are advised to contact their airline for details of their flight status".
  • Uber London Loses License To Operate

    Uber London Loses License To Operate

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    For now, Uber will continue to operate as the company appeals the ban by TfL, which itself is chaired by London's mayor Sadiq Khan . He announced he was stepping down from his role with the ride-sharing giant on June 20, 2017. "As mayor of London I welcome innovative new companies that help Londoners by providing a better and more affordable service - but providing an innovative service is not an excuse for not following the rules".
  • Auckland flights cancelled over fuel shortage

    Auckland flights cancelled over fuel shortage

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    Travellers are advised to check the Auckland Airport website . The temporary shut-down to restore the fuel supply and fix the damaged the pipeline could potentially disrupt travel for the next 10 to 14 days, according to the New Zealand government.
  • Marc Leishman takes 5-stroke lead into Sunday at BMW Championship

    Marc Leishman takes 5-stroke lead into Sunday at BMW Championship

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    Jason Day has produced a stunning hole-in-one to surge to second spot midway through the second round of the BMW Championship , but even that was not enough to haul in compatriot Marc Leishman. Others included in that mix are Scott Brown , Ryan Moore , Charley Hoffman , Chez Reavie and Matt Kuchar - who each shot a 67 on Saturday - and Patrick Cantlay (70).
  • Volkswagon ID Crozz is the new interpretation of the crossover

    Volkswagon ID Crozz is the new interpretation of the crossover

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    As the name suggests, Roadmap E puts Volkswagen on course for a future dominated by electric cars. Speaking ahead of the Frankfurt show - Europe's premier new vehicle event of 2017 - VW chairman Dr Herbert Diess said the company anticipated that by 2025 demand for its ID models could reach a million per year.
  • State and county officials to pursue Amazon's newest headquarters

    State and county officials to pursue Amazon's newest headquarters

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    Over the past two decades, as Amazon has exponentially expanded its ecommerce and distribution tentacles and raced to the top echelon of Fortune 500 giants, Seattle has morphed into its company town. We've got great institutions of higher education. Amazon.com launched a nationwide search Thursday for a place to plant a second headquarters, and its ideal spot sounds a lot like the Bay Area: a metropolitan region with plenty of public transit, an worldwide airport, good universities and ...
  • Trump's UN Envoy: Iran Deal 'Designed to Be Too Big to Fail'

    Trump's UN Envoy: Iran Deal 'Designed to Be Too Big to Fail'

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    She met with the agency's director and got a technical briefing about Iranian inspections last month that critics said was aimed at finding a peg for USA claims that Iran is cheating. Proven arms smuggling. Violations of travel bans. Her portrayal of the nuclear agreement was also misleading. The law sets the requirement that Trump certify Iran's compliance every 90 days.
  • Missing college student found dead

    Missing college student found dead

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    After searching a home in Jenkintown on Saturday, police found the woman's body at a property owned by Hupperterz's relative in Wayne County, 141 miles from the city. Burleigh's dad, Ed Burleigh, posted a sad message on his Facebook page on Saturday, saying: "Our Beautiful Angel Jenna is now in Heaven". Huppereterz is reported to have told detectives that he was so drunk on the night in question that he did not remember who he left the bar with.
  • Koreans' LPGA winning streak ends at 5

    Koreans' LPGA winning streak ends at 5

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    Stacy Lewis hasn't hoisted an LPGA trophy since the 2014 WalMart NW Arkansas Championship, but she found her mojo and ended that long, painful winless streak at the Cambia Portland Classic Presented by JTBC. Lewis' husband, Gerrod Chadwell, is the head women's golf coach at the University of Houston. If she can hold on to her lead on the final day she would collect the winner's cheque of US$195,000 (S$264,750).
  • Samsung Heir Found Guilty, Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

    Samsung Heir Found Guilty, Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

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    The jailing of Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee who was found guilty of bribery after a six-month trial has been greeted with angry demonstrations by hundreds of die-hard supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye. The case has been surrounded by huge public pressure amid growing resentment against South Korea's biggest companies known as chaebols . The case, which South Korean press labelled the " trial of the century ", is thought to have spooked investors who are ...
  • Amazon to overhaul Whole Foods as merger draws to a close

    Amazon to overhaul Whole Foods as merger draws to a close

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    Amazon said members of its $99-per-year Prime shopping club would eventually be rolled into Whole Foods' customer rewards program and be eligible for special offers and discounts. "I believe what we will see is Amazon and Whole Foods becoming aggressive on price, " said Brittain Ladd, a strategy consultant who previously worked for Amazon on its grocery business.
  • A brief explainer on NAFTA after latest Trump bashing

    A brief explainer on NAFTA after latest Trump bashing

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    He suggested a termination might help jump-start the negotiations, saying " I personally don't think you can make a deal without a termination ". Former Canadian diplomat Lawrence Herman, now a senior fellow at the Toronto think tank C.D.
  • Air India chief takes over as new Railway Board head

    Air India chief takes over as new Railway Board head

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    Lohani, an officer with Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), is now Chairman-Managing Director (CMD) of Air India . The Railway Ministry's decision to send Railway Board Member (Engineering) Aditya Mittal on leave after finding lapses in the maintenance procedures that led to the derailment of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express has come as a surprise to the Board.
  • Dwyane Wade Reportedly Expected To Join LeBron In Cleveland

    Dwyane Wade Reportedly Expected To Join LeBron In Cleveland

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    Connecting the dots is easy: Miami and Cleveland make the most sense. Dwyane Wade won't be with the Chicago Bulls for long, at least that's what those close to LeBron James are saying. "Obviously this is something that D-Wade helped build", Whiteside added, "so obviously this city and us as a team being able to have somebody like that on our team would be awesome".
  • Malaysia apologises for showing Indonesia's flag as Poland's

    Malaysia apologises for showing Indonesia's flag as Poland's

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    Earlier, Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi tweeted a picture of the offending page in the SEA Games souvenir book, and said it was "very painful". Mr Jamaluddin, who quickly issued the first apology late Saturday on Twitter, said the guidebooks will be corrected and reprinted. PSI deputy president H.
  • Maersk Oil & Gas accept $7.45bn Total deal

    Maersk Oil & Gas accept $7.45bn Total deal

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    It will add output of about 160,000 barrels a day of oil equivalent to the French group next year, rising to 200,000 a day by 2020. Other recent deals have seen Shell offload its North Sea business to Chrysaor, a private equity backed company, while May saw Engie, the French utlity giant that used to be called Gaz de France, sell its exploration and production assets - most of which are in the North Sea - to Neptune, which is led by Sam Laidlaw, the former Centrica chief executive.
  • Sensex Up By 90 Points at 31861, Nifty Reclaims 9900 Mark

    Sensex Up By 90 Points at 31861, Nifty Reclaims 9900 Mark

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    Among the top index gainers: Coal India rose 4 percent, Infosys advanced 4.5 percent, Bharti Airtel gained 2.3 percent while NTPC was up 4.1 percent. Shares of GMR Infrastructure hogged limelight after the Supreme Court of India allowed Delhi International Airport (DIAL) to use airport land for commercial purposes.
  • Retail Sales Increased 0.6% in July, Up 4.2% YOY

    Retail Sales Increased 0.6% in July, Up 4.2% YOY

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    Department of Commerce reported today. The dollar rose by more than 1 percent against the Japanese yen, touching its highest in more than a week and on pace for its largest daily rise against the yen since June. Faced with a huge inventory of unsold cars, auto dealerships are resorting to hefty discounts to attract buyers. Amazon also played a role as its annual Prime Day promotion last month contributed to a 1.3% jump in sales at online retailers.
  • Oil falls on $US lift, China demand worry

    Oil falls on $US lift, China demand worry

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    For more crude oil prices , please head over to our Oil Price Charts page. Meanwhile, data released Friday from Baker Hughes BHGE, +0.15% showed that the number of active US rigs drilling for oil edged up by three for the week after a decline of one the previous week.
  • Shah invites Bihar CM to be NDA convener

    Shah invites Bihar CM to be NDA convener

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    He refused to comment on reports on the JD-U decision to replace him as the parliamentary party leader. "All the party legislators, leaders, who are close to the government for personal benefit are with Nitish, but leaders and workers close to the people are with me", Sharad said.
  • British Columbia says will bar Trans Mountain work until consultations done

    British Columbia says will bar Trans Mountain work until consultations done

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    The announcement adds to the potential hurdles standing in the way of the project and raises the potential for a dispute with the federal and Alberta governments, which both maintain B.C. "In the B.C. Green caucus's view, the National Energy Board process that led to this project's approval was profoundly flawed", Weaver said in a statement.
  • North Korea top of agenda at ASEAN meeting

    North Korea top of agenda at ASEAN meeting

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    In a front page commentary on Monday, the overseas edition of the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily said North Korea's open flouting of United Nations rules with its missile launches meant that it had to be punished, but sanctions had to be targeted to avoid hurting ordinary people or other countries.
  • Quebec's unemployment rate hasn't been this low since the 1976 Olympics

    Quebec's unemployment rate hasn't been this low since the 1976 Olympics

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    The unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 6.3 per cent, a level not seen since October 2008, as the number of people looking for work declined, Statistics Canada reported Friday. McDonald's ( MCD ) said in mid-June that the fast-food chain and its franchisees will add 250,000 workers this summer - more than the Golden Arches hired a year ago.
  • Toyota boosts forecast, teams up with Mazda

    Toyota boosts forecast, teams up with Mazda

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    The Japanese automakers said in a statement Friday that the facility would be operational by 2021, but did not specify where it would be built. The deal marks a symbolically significant shift for Toyota after the company faced withering criticism from President Trump for its plans to locate Corolla production at a new $1 billion factory under construction in the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico.
  • Amid Model 3 Hoopla, Tesla's Losses Mount

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    If the Model 3 becomes a hit, Tesla is going to change the concept that to buy a good electric auto you have to pay so much money . The shares rose $6.32, or 2 percent, in regular trading to close Wednesday at $325.89. Tesla forecast spending $2 billion in capital expenditures in the second half of the year, up from $1.5 billion in the first six months of the year.
  • Bank of England cuts United Kingdom growth forecasts

    Bank of England cuts United Kingdom growth forecasts

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    Economists expect the Bank to downgrade its growth forecasts when it releases its quarterly inflation report following a slump in consumer confidence and a string of weak economic data, further diminishing the chances of a hike. 2019 growth was left at 1.8%. He - alongside Governor Carney, deputy governors Jon Cunliffe and Ben Broadbent, new MPC member Silvana Tenreyro, and arch-dove Gertjan Vlieghe - voted to leave rates unchanged.
  • Sensex, Nifty go flat; capital goods, financials lag

    Sensex, Nifty go flat; capital goods, financials lag

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    Nifty50 hit a fresh all-time high of 10,128.60, backed by a solid show by auto, metal, pharma and IT stocks. In the Nifty chart, Eicher Motors (up 4.88 per cent), Indiabulls Housing Finance (up 4.83 per cent), Tech Mahindra (4.09 per cent), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (up 2.93 per cent), Bosch (up 2.88 per cent) and Hindalco Industries (up 2.71 per cent) stood as top gainers.
  • Russia Seizes US Properties, Orders Diplomats Out, In Retaliation For US Sanctions

    Russia Seizes US Properties, Orders Diplomats Out, In Retaliation For US Sanctions

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told United States counterpart Rex Tillerson on July 28, 2017 that Moscow remained ready to work with Washington despite striking back at new sanctions being readied approved by Congress . Mr Trump has repeatedly denied the existence of any Russian involvement in the election to help his campaign. The Kremlin had previously said it would not impose any sanctions on the USA until Trump signs the bill.
  • Attractive weather for the first day of school

    Attractive weather for the first day of school

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    Highs: Mid-to-upper 80s. Ho heat index is expected thanks to much lower humidity levels. Lows will drop into the low 60s with winds out of the west at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Mainly sunny skies on Sunday . Temps in Memphis will go from the low 80s at 7:00pm to the upper 70s at 10:00pm. Some clouds will be in the area, but most will be seeing sun.
  • Starbucks pulls the plug on Teavana - including these South Florida stores

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    Teavana's 3,300 employees will be given a chance to apply for work at a Starbucks location. Starbucks acquired the US mall-based chain in 2012, with then-CEO Howard Schultz citing the huge potential for the tea market. "Unifying the Starbucks business under a full company-operated structure in China reinforces our commitment to the market", said Johnson, who confirmed plans to double the number of stores in mainland China from 2,800 to 5,000.