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Protests in Pakistan had been peaceful until August 30, when violence broke out

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Pakistan’s parliament is holding a joint session as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to rally support against protesters calling for his resignation. Clashes between security forces...

Barack Obama has said he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage as the US rebounds from recession

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In a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, President Barack Obama has said he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum...

Market Basket has been sold to Arthur T. Demoulas for more than $1.5 billion

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The Market Basket supermarket chain has agreed to sell to a majority stake to former boss Arthur T. Demoulas, ending a months-long dispute. In announcing...

Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 jobs as part of a radical restructuring plan after being hit by two disasters in 2014

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Malaysia Airlines has announced it will cut 6,000 jobs as part of a radical restructuring plan after being hit by two disasters in 2014. The...

Libya’s PM Abdullah al-Thani has resigned in a move to end the power struggle in the country

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Libya’s PM Abdullah al-Thani has resigned in a move to end the power struggle in the country. Abdullah al-Thani's cabinet said it was resigning to...

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan served three terms as Turkey’s prime minister

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Turkey’s outgoing PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been officially sworn in as the country’s president after winning the first public vote for head of...

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Gala Bingo, the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign (MCAC) and Coronation Street pooled their respective talents to organise a game of bingo with the largest...

Four McDonald's outlets in Moscow have been ordered by Russian courts to close for 90 days, citing breaches of sanitary rules

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Four McDonald's outlets in Moscow have been ordered by Russian courts to close for 90 days, citing breaches of sanitary rules. The restaurants were initially...

Brazil's presidential candidates have taken part in the first TV debate of the campaign

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Brazil's presidential candidates have taken part in the first TV debate of the campaign. Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff faced her main rivals Marina Silva of...

Fonterra plans to take a 20 percent stake in Chinese infant food manufacturer Beingmate

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New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra said today it plans to take a 20% stake in Chinese infant food manufacturer Beingmate. Fonterra will also spend $555...

President Francois Hollande has named a new cabinet under PM Manuel Valls

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France’s President Francois Hollande has named a new cabinet under Prime Minister Manuel Valls, dropping ministers who rebelled against austerity cuts. The first government of...

The US home price growth slowed in June 2014, continuing a long-term deceleration in the housing market

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The US home price growth slowed in June 2014, an S&P/Case Shiller survey has indicated, continuing a long-term deceleration in the housing market. The S&P/Case...

Amazon has bought video-game streaming service Twitch for $970 million

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Amazon has bought video-game streaming service Twitch for $970 million. Earlier in the year, Google's YouTube had been reported to be in late-stage acquisition talks...

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has dissolved parliament and called snap elections for October 26

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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has dissolved parliament and called snap elections for October 26, as government forces continue to fight pro-Russian rebel forces in...

Burger King has confirmed it is in takeover talks with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons

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Burger King has confirmed it is in takeover talks with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons. A merger would create the world's third-largest fast-food...

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls has submitted the government's resignation to President Francois Hollande and has been asked to form a new cabinet

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France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls has submitted the government's resignation to President Francois Hollande and has been asked to form a new cabinet. The French...

Bank of America has agreed pay a record settlement of $16.7 billion for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold

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Bank of America has agreed pay a record settlement of $16.7 billion for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold. The loans were...

Russia’s first ever McDonald's opened in 1990 in Moscow’s Pushkin Square

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More unscheduled checks on McDonald's restaurants across Russia have been announced by the country’s consumer watchdog as part of a probe into food standards. The...

Coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of Thailand

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Coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of Thailand. Prayuth Chan-ocha, 60, was nominated on August 21 in a legislature...

Marina Silva has been formally named as the Brazilian Socialist Party’s new presidential candidate

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Marina Silva has been formally named as the Brazilian Socialist Party’s new presidential candidate. Environmental campaigner Marina Silva, 56, replaces the late Eduardo Campos, who...

Russian watchdog Rospotrebnadzor claimed McDonald’s restaurants had breached numerous sanitary laws

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Four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow have been temporarily closed by Russia’s main consumer watchdog as part of an investigation into food standards. Watchdog Rospotrebnadzor claimed...

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When businesses seek to boost profits and maintain growth, they often concentrate on increasing volume or lowering costs but neglect the role that pricing...

Steve Ballmer has announced he is stepping down from Microsoft board with immediate effect

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Microsoft’s ex-CEO Steve Ballmer has announced he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect. In a public letter, Steve Ballmer said he had...

Showing no hint of worry on his face, Rick Perry flashed a thin, confident grin beneath perfect hair in his mug shot

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Texas Governor Rick Perry has been booked at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, for two felony indictments of abuse of power on...

Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities for fingerprinting and a mug shot

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Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities for fingerprinting and a mug shot on Tuesday, Reuters reported. The Texas governor he was indicted...