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Day: September 1, 2017

Nearly 40,000 Rohingya fled escalating Myanmar fighting: UN sources
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Nearly 40,000 Rohingya fled escalating Myanmar fighting: UN sources

    Rohingya refugees stands in an open place during heavy rain, as they are hold by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) after illegally crossing the border, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, August 31, 2017. Photo: Reuters Around 38,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar, United Nations sources working in Bangladesh’s southern district of Cox’s Bazar said on Friday. The estimate comes a week after Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and an army base in Rakhine state, prompting clashes and a military counteroffensive.
Chinese Billionaire Plots Rescue of a Great British Carmaker
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Chinese Billionaire Plots Rescue of a Great British Carmaker

    An assembly hall sits rusting on a 55-acre factory complex in eastern England, surrounded by a vast expanse of green, productive farmlands. The forlorn structure is a reminder of the latest failed attempt to revive Lotus Cars, a specialist sportscar maker and engineering powerhouse. In its heyday, Lotus was revered for lightweight racers favored by James Bond and Mario Andretti. The company’s engineering talent alone was so well respected it developed a successful consulting firm with clients that included General Motors, Aston Martin, and Tesla. But consumer tastes changed. When sports cars gave way to SUVs, Lotus suffered. Under an ambitious plan hatched in 2009, Lotus started building the new hall in anticipation of producing an expanded lineup of five new models. But t...
Theresa May will not lead us into next election say top Tories
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May will not lead us into next election say top Tories

    Senior Tories today crushed Theresa May’s claim that she will lead them into the next election. MPs and grandees shot down her surprise assertion that she is “here for the long term” and will remain Prime Minister into the next parliament. Even loyal supporters, who said Mrs May was right to assert her authority as premier, admitted there could be no second chance for her to run a general election campaign after throwing away David Cameron’s 2015 majority. Related: Theresa May: I'm not a quitter (Sky News) Former Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan said it would be “difficult” for Mrs May to stay on until 2022, when the next election is due. Lord Heseltine, the former deputy prime minister, said Mrs May had no long-term future. Privately, two executive members of the 1922 Commit...
US flies bombers, fighters in show of force against North Korea
America, ENGLISH

US flies bombers, fighters in show of force against North Korea

    The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a clear warning after North Korea launched a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear bombs over Japan earlier this week, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said. North Korea hates such displays of U.S. military might at close range and will likely respond with fury. Two U.S. B-1B supersonic bombers and four F-35B stealth fighter jets joined four South Korean F-15 fighters in live-fire exercises at a military field in eastern South Korea that simulated precision strikes against the North's "core facilities," according to the U.S. Pacific Command and South Korea's Defense Ministry. The B-1Bs were flown in from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam while th...
Texas faces long recovery from Harvey, rising financial toll
America, ENGLISH

Texas faces long recovery from Harvey, rising financial toll

    As floodwaters receded and rescuers searched waterlogged neighborhoods for more potential victims, Houston officials began turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline for people to fill up cars but also to the city's long-term recovery, which will take years and billions of dollars. Authorities raised the death toll from the storm to 39 late Thursday. And the latest statewide damage surveys revealed the staggering extent of the destruction. The Texas Department of Public Safety said more than 37,000 homes were heavily damaged and nearly 7,000 were destroyed, figures that did not include the tens of thousands of homes with minor damage. About 325,000 people have already sought federal emergency aid in the wake of Ha...