Meghan and Harry ‘bought kid-friendly new mansion for second baby’, fans claim

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have bought a lavish new home — and fans are speculating it's because they're planning to give Archie a sibling. Since relocating to California earlier this year, the Sussexes lived in actor Tyler Perry's £13m Los Angeles mansion for several months. But in June they purchased their very own luxurious property in Montecito, Santa Barbara […]

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Beirut hospitals, clinics struggle after last week's deadly blast

Three main hospitals and half of clinics not functioning, leaving patients with a shortage of hospital beds. At least three main hospitals and half of the clinics in the Lebanese capital are not functioning following damage from last week’s devastating port explosion that killed more than 200 people and wounded thousands. Reporting from Beirut, Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith on Friday said shockwaves […]

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Dolly Parton: ‘Of course black lives matter!’

US country music star Dolly Parton has come out in support of Black Lives Matter, in a rare comment on politics. She told Billboard Magazine: “Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!” With a broad fan base that spans the right and the left, the singer generally eschews political subjects. Her comments come […]

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Stocks dip on lukewarm data; oil falls

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks dipped on Friday as data out of China, the euro zone and the United States put a lid on expectations for a sustained global rebound, with traders already worried about a delay in U.S. fiscal stimulus. European shares were weighed further by a hit to travel stocks after Britain added more European countries, including France, […]

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EMERGING MARKETS-Most Latam FX weaken; Mexican peso cheers slower rate cut signs

* China, U.S. July retail sales disappoint * Mexican peso outperforms peers for the week * Aeromexico surges after financing announcement * JBS, Natura top gainers in Brazil * U.S.-China trade talks over the weekend awaited (Updates prices) By Shreyashi Sanyal and Susan Mathew Aug 14 (Reuters) – Mexico’s peso firmed for the fourth straight session on Friday on signs […]

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Postal union endorses Biden candidacy as 'survival' of USPS at stake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The 300,000-member National Association of Letter Carriers said on Friday that the union’s executive council had endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president, warning “the very survival” of the U.S. Postal Service is at stake. The union criticized Republican President Donald Trump and his administration for refusing “to provide the necessary financial relief that would strengthen the agency […]

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Trump says ready to move on coronavirus aid, blames Democrats for holdup

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday that he is ready to move stimulus money into a U.S. economy hard hit by the coronavirus crisis, but blamed Democrats for holding up a deal in talks that broke down a week ago. The Republican-led Senate and Democratic-controlled House of Representatives went into an informal recess after last week’s negotiations […]

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Trump called on Assad to help find missing journalist: Pompeo

Pompeo says Trump wrote to Assad, who the US wants deposed, to request help finding Austin Tice, missing since 2012. US President Donald Trump wrote to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in March to propose “direct dialogue” about the case of Austin Tice, a journalist who went missing in Syria in 2012, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed in a statement on […]

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