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Barclays pays a further $100m in the US over Libor fraud

Barclays bank has paid a further $100m (£77m) to settle a claim by 44 US states that it rigged the Libor rate system between 2005 and 2009.Libor – or London inter-bank offered rate – is used by banks to set the cost of lending money to each other.The New York attorney-general, Eric Schneiderman said government bodies and not-for-profit organisations had …

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Tesla car drives owner to hospital after he suffers pulmonary embolism

A US driver made it to hospital while suffering a pulmonary embolism after putting his car into autopilot. Joshua Neally was driving his Tesla Model X home from his office in the US city of Springfield, Missouri, to nearby Branson. But after pulling onto the highway, he started suffering piercing pain in his stomach and chest.loading... Rather than call an …

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Pakistan hospital bomb attack kills dozens

A suicide bomb attack has killed at least 70 people at a hospital in Quetta in south-west Pakistan, officials say. About 120 others were injured in the blast, which happened at the entrance to the emergency department where the body of a prominent lawyer shot dead earlier on Monday was being brought. The casualties included lawyers and journalists accompanying the …

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Mozambique peace talks resume as violence spreads

Maputo (AFP) – Mozambique’s government and main opposition party Renamo renewed peace talks on Monday in the capital Maputo, even as skirmishes spread in the north. Renamo, which waged a 16-year civil war that ended in 1992, has refused to accept the results of 2014 elections when it was beaten once more by the Frelimo party, in power since independence …

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Suicide Squad storms US box office

All-star supervillain escapade Suicide Squad has shrugged off dire reviews to earn an estimated $135m (£103m) in North America in its first weekend.That is the biggest ever August box office opening, beating Guardians of the Galaxy’s $94m (£56m) record.Cinemagoers ignored critics who dismissed it as “boring and unfunny” and “the worst of the worst”.In the film, Will Smith and Margot …

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Liberian government partners with MOBEX

Coasters Company Limited, of the Afrorganisers ica Mobile & ICT Expo (MOBEX) have struck a partnership agreement with the Government of the Republic of Liberia to promote Information and Communications Technology (ICT)  and showcase new trends in the ICT and Telecommunication industry within the Liberian market. The partnership, which will see Coasters replicate in Liberia its flagship ICT trade show, …

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Android bug fear in 900 million phones

Serious security flaws that could give attackers complete access to a phone’s data have been found in software used on tens of millions of Android devices. The bugs were uncovered by Checkpoint researchers looking at software running on chipsets made by US firm Qualcomm. Qualcomm processors are found in about 900 million Android phones, the company said. However, there is …

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Will Smith Talks Portraying Barack Obama In A Biopic & Race Relations In America

In the era of celebrity biopics, the idea of a film about your favorite public figure is always exciting. Well, Will Smith claims he may have missed his chance to portray the first Black President of the United States, Barack Obama. While promoting his new film Suicide Squad, Will stopped by The Late Show to chat with Stephen Colbert about the issues plaguing the …

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Mali says six soldiers missing since jihadist attack

Bamako (AFP) – The Malian defence ministry on Thursday admitted six soldiers have been missing since a deadly jihadist attack in July on a military base in the heart of the country. The authorities did not however comment on a video distributed by the jihadist group Ansar Dine, showing a group of hostages. In a raid on a military base …

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Rick Ross Accused of Jacking Paintings

A German artist is accusing Rick Ross of making off with 2 of his paintings and is threatening legal action, but Rozay’s camp vehemently denies there was a heist. Ivan Beslic says it happened over the weekend in Germany where Rick headlined a festival. Ivan was displaying some of his artwork in a VIP tent, and says he saw Rick …

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