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Chile abortion: Court approves easing total ban
BBC News - World 21-08-2017 22:16
News of the judges' ruling by 6-4 led to celebrations among left-of centre parties in Santiago.
Trump to unveil Afghanistan war strategy
BBC News - World 21-08-2017 22:13
The US president is expected to outline a more aggressive US counter-terrorism policy in the region.
Kim Wall: Torso found amid search for submarine journalist
BBC News - World 21-08-2017 22:04
"Too early" to tell if woman's remains are those of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, police say.
Ambushed Ohio judge shoots gunman dead outside court
BBC News - World 21-08-2017 21:54
Judge Joseph Bruzzese was shot several times, but returned fire in a gunfight outside his chambers.
Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police
BBC News - World 21-08-2017 21:36
Younes Abouyaaqoub, wearing a fake explosive belt, was cornered west of Barcelona after a tip off.
US Navy orders 'operational pause' after collision
BBC News - World 21-08-2017 19:51
The inquiry will look at "all related accidents at sea", US Defence Secretary James Mattis says.

Finance

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case
BBC News - Business 21-08-2017 22:31
The payout - to a woman who developed ovarian cancer - is the largest award so far against the firm.
Co-operative Group's stake in Co-op bank to fall to 1%
BBC News - Business 21-08-2017 21:49
Shareholders back a £700m rescue deal that will cut the Co-op Group's stake in the Co-op Bank.
Would you live in a home the size of a Tube carriage?
BBC News - Business 21-08-2017 18:26
The number of properties little bigger than a budget hotel room has soared, says Which?
Cambridge University Press reverses China censorship move
BBC News - Business 21-08-2017 16:51
Cambridge University Press restores access to sensitive China stories after academics protest.
China's Great Wall eyes Fiat Chrysler bid
BBC News - Business 21-08-2017 16:39
The Chinese SUV maker says it is interested in buying the Jeep owner, but no approach has been made.
VW to relaunch Kombi van as electric vehicle
BBC News - Business 21-08-2017 11:05
The famous van is set to return in modern electric form, five years after production finally ended.
TORONTO -- Signs that the U.S. economy is continuing to head towards a full recovery helped boost North American markets to a higher close Wednesday.The S&P/TSX composite rose 52.68 points to 12,826.55 while the TSX Venture Exchange slid 0.54 points to 1,105.97.The Canadian dollar was up 0.15 of a cent at 97.52 cents US.The U.S. Federal Reserve said that although…
Fed Statement Sends Commodities Lower Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments Concern that the Federal Reserve will refrain from addition monetary stimulus is sending commodity prices and related stocks lower on Wednesday. The Federal Reserve will intervene only if economic expansion slows, or prices rise at a slower rate than its two percent target. Steel, aluminum, copper, and nickel prices…
U.S. Treasury debt pared prices losses on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reiterated it will continue its current program of asset purchases until the labor market improves "substantially." Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were trading 1/32 lower in price with the yield little changed from late Tuesday at 2.001 percent. Benchmark notes had been trading 8/32 lower in price just prior…
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Fed released its latest policy statement on Wednesday ahead of Chairman Ben Bernanke’s widely anticipated and expected press conference, scheduled for 2:15 PM eastern time. In its statement, FOMC members blamed Japan and high commodities for the current slowdown in the economic recovery, telling people those effects would prove to be transitory.…