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About 160624 units of blood collected nationwide in 2016

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Aigboje Ikhuoria reports that some residents in Benin City donated blood as part of the commemoration of the day. "We'd love to see some new donors give blood at Sunbury Blood Donor Centre to help ensure that we maintain blood stocks over the winter period". Read More »

South Africa's Morris has no qualms over freaky Roy exit

After the match, which the Proteas won by three runs thanks to a clutch final over from Phehlukwayo, Morgan said he understood how Robinson arrived at the verdict. The hosts required 12 from the final over but Phehlukwayo, bowling yorker length outside the off stump, restricted England to singles off the first three balls and debutant Livingstone was run out after confusion over a second run. Read More »

Russia: "High" probability ISIS leader "liquidated" in strike

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On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry appeared to backtrack on the initial claim, saying Baghdadi's death "could not be verified". Since the American-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State began in August 2014, reports of Mr. Baghdadi's death have repeatedly surfaced. Read More »

'Snap Map': Snapchat feature shows users' real-time locations

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Location sharing only works with people added to your friends list, say Snapchat , and you can set the feature for a group of friends or everyone. Here's what you do. On average, equities analysts expect that Snap will post ($0.54) earnings per share for the current year. According to the BBC , a user named Leanne wrote, "If you zoom right in on this new Snapchat map thing it literally tells you where everyone lives?" A young girl pushes her scooter past the front of the New York ... Read More »

Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup

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The Borussia Dortmund defender had to be helped off in the second half in Moscow . The decision to penalise a trip on wing-back Alex Gersbach was confirmed by a video review shown on the stadium screens. "Russia pressured us in the second half", Santos admitted, and Cherchesov was also pleased with his team's improvement after the break although it was to no avial. Read More »

US releases photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept

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On Wednesday, Shoigu's jet was bound for the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad when it was intercepted by an F-16, the Russian reports said. But Russia's Defense Ministry said it was the USA plane that behaved dangerously after it was already intercepted and was being escorted by a Russian Su-27 fighter jet. Read More »

US stock indexes hold steady as oil's slide halts

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Accelerating corporate profits have been a big reason for rise in US stock prices this year, and energy companies had been forecast to provide some of the biggest gains. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday were unable to follow through on record closes notched in the previous session, with upside momentum clipped as oil prices fell. Read More »

ICC may have two World T20s instead of Champions Trophy

The complainant said that crackers were being burst close to homes of people belonging to the majority community. "But the way the team recovered after the loss to India is commendable and I am very happy that the cricket team has brought so much of happiness and joy to our people", he said. Read More »

Share of worldwide index delivers breakthrough for China

The index now only includes shares of Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong or the US. Since MSCI delayed the inclusion of China A-shares for the third time in 2016, Chinese authorities have taken several measures to ease Global investors' concerns over the A-share market's accessibility: arbitrary trading suspensions were better regulated, restrictions on qualified foreign institutional investors were further relaxed, while the Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock connect scheme was ... Read More »

EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

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Four militant attacks have raised questions about her grip on national security, and the death of at least 79 people in a tower block fire has become a flashpoint for public anger at her party's record in government. "For me the shaping of the future of the 27 is a priority coming before the issue of the negotiations with Britain on the exit", Merkel said, referring to the number of European Union nations minus Britain . Read More »

Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods to Impact North Texas

Amazon has already made inroads into tackling the grocery market in the U.S. and UK. Whole Foods is a favorite by health nuts and the average shopper alike. It is estimated that Americans spend about 6 percent of their income on food and it is a regular expense. Whole Foods , which will keep operating stores under its name, said in an email to customers, that it will maintain the same standards under Amazon , including bans on artificial flavors and colors and antibiotics in hens ... Read More »

Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

The president, who often bemoans Democrats who stage protests against him and his agenda, received one of his biggest applauses of the night when he made a veiled reference to what would happen if his supporters held such protests. President Donald Trump talks to Kirkwood Community College student Rita Urmie, who is seated in a combine simulator, during a visit to the campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 . Read More »

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

The terror group's Amaq news agency accused American aircraft of destroying the mosque. The loss of Mosul would mark the effective end of the Iraqi portion of the cross-border "caliphate" which ISIS declared in the summer of 2014 after seizing swathes of land in Iraq and Syria . Read More »

Amazon to buy upmarket grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 bn

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Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos said Whole Foods does an fantastic job of providing customers with natural and organic food and wants that to continue under its umbrella. Whole Foods' website said it only sells products "that are free of artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats". In its approximately 460 stores in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom, Whole Foods employs about 87,000 people and has annual revenue of about $16 billion. Read More »

House GOP backs bill to undo much of Dodd-Frank

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The House passed a bill Thursday that would repeal significant parts of Dodd-Frank and make substantial changes to the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau. It would roll back a proposed rule that investment advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. It could provide a blueprint for regulators to rewrite the rules. Read More »

No excuse for firms not being ready for GST: FM

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Deve Gowda will be among those who will attend the special event, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told a press conference in New Delhi . Jaitley said GST over the medium to long term will lead to higher revenues to Centre and states while also increasing the size of the economy and having a positive impact on the GDP. Read More »

Ford Scraps Mexico Expansion, But There's a Catch

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The Michigan plant now producing Ford Focus cars will switch to making trucks in 2018, it said. Ford will remain a net exporter to China, even after it begins importing Focus models to the U.S., Hinrichs said. The move doesn't signal a broader shift of other Ford models to China, where workers are paid less than they are in Mexico, Hinrichs said. Meanwhile, Tesla is close to an agreement to produce its electric cars in China for the first time, Bloomberg reported Monday . Read More »

After UK Election, The Only 'Certainty' In Britain Is Uncertainty

But despite jubilation among Mr Corbyn's supporters at bloodying Mrs May' s nose, Labour MP Chris Leslie said the party should not pretend it achieved a "famous victory". "It is the policy of both the Conservative party and the UK Labour party to respect the Brexit referendum result". George Osborne, the former finance minister who stepped down at the election, told ITV that the results were "catastrophic" for his party. Read More »

United States stocks open higher as tech stocks rebound

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The Nasdaq gained 87.25 (+1.42 percent) to close at 6,239.01, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,453.46, up 20.31 (+0.83 percent) from its open. Apple ( AAPL .O) rose 2.9 percent to $146.34, providing the biggest boost to the S&P followed by JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N), which rose 2.2 percent to $88.07. Read More »

Amazon purchase makes grocery wars hotter

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The transaction is subject to approval by Whole Foods Market's shareholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, but the parties expect to close the transaction in the second half of 2017, it added. The market reverberations of the announced deal traveled beyond the retail industry - shares of food companies like Hershey and Campbell Soup slid, too. Read More »

E3 2017: Microsoft isn't making a profit on the Xbox One X

That has always been the plan", Spencer said. However, talking after the show during an interview, Phil Spencer confirmed that they won't be releasing too many games from the original Xbox because it is a huge technical challenge they have to overcome. Read More »

Suspected Jihadists Attack Resort Outside Mali's Capital

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The statement said a Malian anti-terror force was on the scene. "Unfortunately for the moment there are two dead, including a Franco-Gabonese". "Campement Kangaba is blocked off and an operation is under way", Security Ministry spokesman Baba Cisse said by telephone. Read More »

Woman who stormed stage during 'Julius Caesar' is arrested

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The duo was quickly removed by security, but not before really making people think about the consequences and dangers of political violence, which they were already doing, because-as pointed out in a note the theater itself has posted-that's the whole point of Julius Caesar . Read More »

Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos

However, even as Bonobos had become a more conventional retailer, it had maintained its online ethos, offering generous shipping and return policies. "Adding innovators like Andy will continue to help us shape the future of Walmart, and the future of retail". Read More »

Sensex down 58 points; NIfty settles below 9650

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In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite and Hong Kong settled higher by 0.19% to 0.36%. The Nifty of the National Stock Exchange ( NSE ) rose by 19.05 points or 0.20 per cent to 9,682.95 points (around 9.20 a.m.). "Investors will now look forward to emerging confidence among industry participants as GST rollout approaches", Anand James, Chief Market Strategist, Geojit Financial Services Ltd said. Read More »

Odd Market Reaction to Hawkish Fed Has Two Explanations

Earlier Thursday, the U.K. Office for National Statistics said retail sales fell 1.2% in May, compared to expectations for a 0.8% fall. The U.S. Once the Fed starts to normalize its balance sheet, the impact could remain minimal as the Fed plans to offload $6 billion in US Treasuries each month. Read More »