Fire at Hurricane-Hit Louisiana Chemical Plant Contained
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A chlorine chemical fire that erupted last Thursday, triggering shelter-in-place orders and closing roadways in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, has been brought under control, the plant’s owner said on Friday. KIK Custom Products said the site is secured and …

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Judge Allows Palin Defamation Suit Against New York Times
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A federal judge on Friday rejected the New York Times’ bid to dismiss Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit over a 2017 editorial she said falsely linked her to a mass shooting. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said that while …

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Uber Vows Better Disclosure of Safety Data on Self-Driving Cars
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Uber Technologies Inc. vowed to make public more safety information regarding its self-driving cars after the National Transportation Safety Board placed partial blame for a fatal 2018 crash on the company’s policies. The company made the pledge in an update …

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China attempting to militarise space as it seeks to modernise its military power
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China is the country that conducted the greatest number of space launches in 2018 and 2019, and this year it has already launched 22 space vehicles out of a planned 40. What China does not admit to is that its ambitious space programme is under the control of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

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Taiwan's defence ministry says China still lacks ability for full assault on island
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Beijing is stepping up military activities around what it views as sovereign territory. It has never renounced the use of force to bring democratic Taiwan under its control, a message reiterated by President Xi Jinping last year, though Taiwan has shown no interest in being run by autocratic Beijing.

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Complete lockdown in West Bengal on September 7, 11 and 12, says Chief Secretary
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However, in addition to the relaxations permitted outside the containment zones, operations of Metro Rail in a graded manner from September 8 would be allowed, the order said.

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Growth to turn positive in Q4: Pranjul Bhandari
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Growth to turn positive in Q4: Pranjul Bhandari ‘We will have to just wait for the pandemic to take a back step back, so that economic activity can start coming up again.’

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RBI announces steps to ease pressure on liquidity
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The RBI said that in order to reduce the cost of funds, banks that had availed of funds under long-term repo operations (LTROs) may exercise an option of reversing these transactions before maturity.

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Moscow police open criminal case after anti-Kremlin blogger badly beaten
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