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Bomb disposal squad deployed in central England after arrests


LONDON An army bomb disposal team was deployed to an area in Birmingham, central England, on Friday after police arrested five men on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism.

French court suspends burkini ban, controversy goes on

PARIS A French court on Friday suspended a ban on women wearing full-body "burkini" swimsuits on a Mediterranean town's beach but the prime minister said the debate was not over, calling the outfit a symbol of a "backwards, deadly Islamism". | Video

26 Aug 2016

Italy quake death toll hits 281, state funeral planned

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy Hopes of finding more survivors from Italy's powerful earthquake faded on Friday, with the death toll rising to 281 and the rescue operation in some of the stricken areas called off. | Video

26 Aug 2016

Fed's Yellen sees stronger case for interest rate hike

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. The Federal Reserve is getting closer to raising interest rates again, the head of the U.S. central bank and other policymakers said on Friday in comments that left the door open for a hike as early as next month. | Video

26 Aug 2016

May heads for Brexit negotiations without vote by MPs - paper

Prime Minister Theresa May will not hold a parliamentary vote on Brexit before opening discussions to formally trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, the Telegraph reported on Friday.

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Labour party says resolves conference security stand-off

LONDON Labour Party said on Friday it had found a new security company to guard its conference, avoiding an embarrassing confrontation with a union that had objected to the previous firm and threatened to picket the event.

26 Aug 2016

UK regulator to monitor WhatsApp's data sharing with Facebook

Britain's data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares data with parent Facebook Inc under a new privacy policy.

26 Aug 2016

Clinton attacks Trump's outreach to black voters in new ad

WASHINGTON Democrat Hillary Clinton called on Friday for voters to reject the "bigotry" of Donald Trump's White House campaign, releasing a television ad criticizing his efforts to appeal to black voters and saying she was reaching out to people from all parties who are troubled by his candidacy. | Video

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AB InBev expects to cut 3 percent of jobs after SABMiller takeover

BRUSSELS Anheuser-Busch InBev expects to cut some 3 percent of its combined workforce after it has acquired rival SABMiller , according to takeover documents published on Friday. | Video

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British economy escapes Brexit blow, for now

LONDON Britain's high streets are heaving with shoppers despite June's shock vote to leave the European Union, big companies have reported few signs of distress and some tabloid newspapers are even talking about a post-Brexit economic boom. | Video

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