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Harvey shines a spotlight on a high-risk area of chemical plants in Texas

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Long before the storm dropped barrels of rain over one of the world’s largest industrial corridors, the area was rife with potentially dangerous chemicals 02.00 EDT Last modified on Friday 1 September 2017 02.

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Dieselgate carmaker VW starts scrappage offer

Volkswagen has followed rivals by offering discounts on new cars in return for taking older, more polluting diesels off the road.

from Business News - Markets reports and financial news from Sky http://news.sky.com/story/dieselgate-carmaker-vw-starts-scrappage-offer-worth-up-to-1636000-11015296
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Britain faces huge costs to avoid power shortages with electric car plan

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain must plough billions of pounds into new power plants, grid networks and electric vehicle charging points if it is to avoid local power shortages when a planned ban on new diesel and petrol cars begins.

from Reuters: Technology News http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-power-autos-analysis/britain-faces-huge-costs-to-avoid-power-shortages-with-electric-car-plan-idUSKCN1BC3VU?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews
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Trump's expected repeal of Dreamer programme draws fire from business

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to rescind an Obama administration policy that protects from deportation nearly 800,000 immigrants who as children entered the country illegally, setting the stage for a fight with U.S.

from Pocket https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-immigration-daca/trump-expected-to-announce-end-of-dreamers-programme-as-soon-as-friday-fox-idUKKCN1BB2P5
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Russian activist Navalny launches new attack on Putin

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has launched a new YouTube corruption attack against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Navalny's video showed a lavish villa purportedly owned by a son of Putin's friend that the president had allegedly used.

from Pocket http://www.njherald.com/article/20170831/AP/308319772
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New on Quartz: Coca-Cola wants to grow in India by selling less Coke

There's a new story on Quartz:
Coca-Cola wants to grow in India by selling less Coke
Currently, India is the company's sixth-largest market.
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North-east Tories get behind May amid leadership speculation

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North-east Tories have dismissed talk about Theresa May’s future as prime minister as “unnecessary speculation”. Some senior Conservatives have criticised her vow to fight the next general election, with party veteran Lord Heseltine branding it unrealistic.

from Pocket https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/politics/westminster/1319290/north-east-tories-get-behind-may-amid-leadership-speculation/
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U.S. retaliates against Russia, orders closure of consulate, annexes

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has told Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and buildings in Washington and New York that house trade missions, the State Department said on Thursday, in retaliation for Moscow cutting the U.S. diplomatic presence in Russia.

from Reuters: Top News http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-russia-diplomacy/u-s-retaliates-against-russia-orders-closure-of-consulate-annexes-idUKKCN1BB2I5?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews
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Poor student lives the high life after $1M financial aid snafu

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A student who received a staggering $1,080,000 instead of her usual $108 monthly university financial aid is in hot water after going on a massive 73-day spending spree with her friends.

from Pocket https://nypost.com/2017/08/31/poor-student-lives-the-high-life-after-1m-financial-aid-snafu/
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Watch: Incredible Moment Plane Flies Past 3 Tornadoes In Russia

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Startling footage shows a plane flying past what appear to be three tornadoes hovering over the Black Sea, before landing in Sochi, Russia. Many have taken to social media to share extraordinary videos and pictures of the "Armageddon-like" weather conditions.

from Pocket http://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/watch-incredible-moment-plane-flies-past-3-tornadoes-in-russia-1744768
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ECB to announce quantitative easing cutback in October; shut programme by end-2018 - Reuters poll

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BENGALURU (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is likely to announce a reduction of its monthly asset purchases in October, according to a majority of economists in a Reuters poll, who also said they expect the central bank to shut down the programme by the end of next year.

from Reuters: Top News http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ecb-policy-poll/ecb-to-announce-quantitative-easing-cutback-in-october-shut-programme-by-end-2018-reuters-poll-idUKKCN1BC3VB?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews
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Britain says it cannot be blackmailed by EU over exit bill

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TOKYO (Reuters) - British trade minister Liam Fox said on Friday Britain would not be blackmailed into agreeing on the cost of leaving the European Union, and urged Brussels to move negotiations on to discuss Britain's future relationship with the bloc.

from Reuters: UK http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-fox/britain-says-it-cannot-be-blackmailed-by-eu-over-exit-bill-idUKKCN1BC3PE?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews
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Fox: UK must not be 'blackmailed' over Brexit

Liam Fox has accused Brussels of trying to "blackmail" the UK into agreeing a Brexit divorce bill.

from The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News http://news.sky.com/story/liam-fox-says-the-uk-should-not-be-blackmailed-by-eu-over-brexit-11015280
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The New Adaptation of Lord of the Flies Will Have an All-Female Cast. But Guess Who’s Directing It?

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By Shruti SunderramanRepresentational image by Natalya Kollegova via Pixabay CC0 William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies details how a group of boys stranded on an island without adult supervision eventually resort to violence and murder to survive. It was adapted into a movie by Harry Cook in 1990. In a lot of ways, it reinforced stereotypes of ‘boys will be boys’, by depicting that boys will inherently be violent and aggressive like society teaches them to be.But now, the story is about to get a new adaptation. It will be a group of girls and not boys who will be stranded on an island in the new Lord of the Flies. And guess who is going to be helming this movie with an all-girls cast? Directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel. Yep, two men are directing a movie in attempt to have more women-centric films. Did they miss the memo on what women-inclusive films are supposed to be? (We need more women helming films and not just piling women on in the cast as token representation.)Ac…

Nearly 400 die as Myanmar army steps up crackdown on Rohingya militants

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COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Nearly 400 people have died in fighting that has rocked Myanmar's northwest for a week, new official data show, making it probably the deadliest bout of violence to engulf the country's Rohingya Muslim minority in decades.

from Reuters: Top News http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-myanmar-rohingya/nearly-400-die-as-myanmar-army-steps-up-crackdown-on-rohingya-militants-idUKKCN1BC3T7?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews
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Trump touts tax reform, overlooks White House aide Cohn

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump made his first major tax reform speech on Wednesday, but in a long list of thank yous he did not mention Gary Cohn, the White House point man on taxes who traveled with Trump to the event.

from Pocket https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-tax/trump-touts-tax-reform-overlooks-white-house-aide-cohn-idUKKCN1BA14X
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As reality of Trump risk sinks in, Tokyo tries to keep ties tight

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Six months after Japan’s premier bonded with Donald Trump on a golf course amid hopes he’d be a pragmatic partner, a consensus is emerging that Tokyo must reduce risks from the unpredictable president by forging ties with his more mainstream advisers.

from Pocket https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-usa-diplomacy/as-reality-of-trump-risk-sinks-in-tokyo-tries-to-keep-ties-tight-idUSKCN1BB1AU
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Despite derision, Britain's May might well be able to carry on... for now

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LONDON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - It was meant to silence her critics, but by pledging to lead the Conservative Party into the next election, British Prime Minister Theresa May instead unleashed a wave of derision from her foes.

from Pocket http://www.dailymail.co.uk/~/article-4840718/index.html
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India's eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

from Reuters: Science News http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-space-launch-india/indias-eighth-navigation-satellite-implodes-on-take-off-idUKKCN1BB20U?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews
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Famed T. rex 'Sue' getting a makeover at Field Museum in Chicago

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(Reuters) - The world's biggest T. rex is getting ready for a cutting-edge makeover.

from Reuters: Science News http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-science-dinosaur/famed-t-rex-sue-getting-a-makeover-at-field-museum-in-chicago-idUKKCN1BA15C?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews
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U.S. spacecraft readies for fiery plunge into Saturn after 13-year mission

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. space agency's Cassini spacecraft will end its 13-year mission to Saturn in mid-September by transmitting data until the final moment before it plunges into the ringed planet's atmosphere, officials said on Tuesday.

from Reuters: Science News http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-space-saturn-cassini/u-s-spacecraft-readies-for-fiery-plunge-into-saturn-after-13-year-mission-idUKKCN1B92PF?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews
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Theresa May is weak – but she’s still stronger than her critics

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As a rule, a politician who announces “I’m not a quitter” is not in a strong place. When Theresa May said those words in Japan this week, for instance, the mind quickly turned to Richard Nixon. “I have never been a quitter,” Nixon told the American people in a televised address.

from Pocket https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/31/theresa-may-leadership-brexit-conservative-party-conference
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IBM bucks trend, calls remote workers back into offices as tech changes

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Trends at IBM, Xerox and ADP suggest strong concerns over skills gaps, burnout.

from USATODAY - Tech Top Stories http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/452972752/0/usatoday-techtopstories~IBM-bucks-trend-calls-remote-workers-back-into-offices-as-tech-changes/
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