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Suspected killer of Memphis police officer in custody | Reuters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer in Memphis over the weekend was taken into custody on Monday after an extensive manhunt and being placed on the state's most-wanted fugitives list, the sheriff's office said. #function-check #table #var-local #var-paragraph #var-symbol #WebTrends #webtrends-multi

20 mins ago

RBI expected to stand pat, words weighed for future cuts | Reuters

MUMBAI India's central bank policy review is expected to yield little in the way of action on Tuesday, but its statement will be pored over for clues as to whether there is a chance of another interest rate cut this year. Despite a spike in food prices pushing consumer inflation to an eight-month high, some analysts believe the Reserve Bank of India would leave the door open for further easing, so that it can strengthen economy's so far patchy recovery if it can. "We expect the RBI to keep the repo rate unchanged, but sound dovish from last time," said Rahul Bajoria, a regional economist at Barclays in Singapore. #Business #France #India #Latin America #Middle East #opinion #United Kingdom

35 mins ago

Libya warns against diseases in Benghazi as meat rots in closed port | Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya Libyan authorities warned on Monday that diseases might break out in the eastern city of Benghazi due to imported meat left rotting for months in containers at the city's closed commercial port. Libya's second-largest city has been a war zone for over a year with forces loyal to the official government based in the east fighting Islamist groups, part of chaos in the oil producer four years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi. Imported meat, vegetables and dairy products have been stored in containers in the port since it closed in November when fighting reached the central area #Africa #Floods #Latin America #science #United States

Aug 4, 2015

Moroccan dies trying to reach Spain in suitcase | Reuters

MADRID A Moroccan man suffocated while being smuggled to Spain in a suitcase stowed in the boot of a car, the Spanish government said on Monday. The 27-year-old man, whose name was not made public, was found dead after the car arrived at the port of Almeria on a ferry from Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa. #Argentina #Business #markets #Middle East #opinion #Technology #United States

Aug 4, 2015

Brain training app could help people with schizophrenia | Reuters

LONDON A "brain training" iPad game developed in Britain may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at home and at work, researchers said on Monday. Scientists at Cambridge University said tests on a small number of patients who played the game over four weeks found they had improvements in memory and learning. The game, "Wizard", is designed to help so-called episodic memory -- the type of memory needed to remember where you left your keys several hours ago, or to remember a few hours later where you parked your car in a multi-storey car park #Argentina #Entertainment #Floods #markets #Middle East

Aug 4, 2015

Indian central bank expected stand pat, words weighed for future cuts | Reuters

MUMBAI India's central bank policy review is expected to yield little in the way of action on Tuesday, but its statement will be pored over for clues as to whether there is a chance of another interest rate cut this year. Despite a spike in food prices pushing consumer inflation to an eight-month high, some analysts believe the Reserve Bank of India would leave the door open for further easing, so that it can strengthen economy's so far patchy recovery if it can. #Business #events #India #Middle East #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

Aug 4, 2015

Ukrainian casualties reported before peace talks | Reuters

KIEV Four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 15 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian rebels in the past 24 hours just before talks on a ceasefire were due to start, the Ukrainian military said on Monday. It was the highest casualty figure in over two weeks. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said separatists were firing heavy weapons banned under a peace agreement and described the situation in western districts of rebel-held Donetsk as the most tense. #Business #Entertainment #Floods #Latin America #opinion #Technology #United States

Aug 4, 2015

Syrian jet crashes into market in rebel-held area, 27 killed | Reuters

BEIRUT At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, residents and witnesses said. Most of the dead were civilians on the ground in the Idlib provincial town that fell to a coalition of Islamist insurgents in May, according to the Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence across Syria. Scores were also injured, according to the monitor and witnesses. #China #Entertainment #markets #Middle East #Police #United Kingdom #United States

Aug 4, 2015

Asian stocks near 2015 lows on China worry, dollar steadies | Reuters

HONG KONG/TOKYO An index of Asian shares outside Japan fell close to this year's lows on Monday thanks to a deepening selloff in commodities and fresh concerns over slowing growth in China, while the dollar held its ground against a basket of currencies. In line with weaker Asian stocks, financial spreadbetters expected a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. In a blow to risk sentiment, a private survey showed China's factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell. #Business #China #Gold #Japan #markets #South Korea

Aug 4, 2015

In North Korean grassroots capitalism, ticks and grasshoppers skip | Reuters

SEOUL From the dark alleys of Pyongyang, the showpiece North Korean capital, tiny specks of torchlight shine carefully into the eyes of passersby, leading to bustling and illegal street markets where traders, usually women, call out "buy, buy!" The "maeddugi shijang", or "grasshopper markets," get their name from the lightning-quick way traders must pack up and hop from place to place to evade authorities in a country making a grudging embrace of free enterprise. As markets have taken hold in North Korea, the government has sporadically legalised and formalised them, while at the same time imposing new crackdowns, taxes, and bribes, forcing smaller traders back on to the streets where they set up "grasshopper markets" selling goods for cash. #function-shr #table #var-paragraph #var-web #WebTrends