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Volunteers help rescuers search for trapped survivors including children

13 arrests made as referendum on independence looms

Tehran and Europe lobby US on merits of agreement after president’s scornful UN speech

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Retailer’s debts played a bigger role than Amazon or Walmart in its bankruptcy

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Eternal power will elude South Africa’s liberation movement as economic apartheid lives on

Rescuers race to free children and teachers trapped beneath rubble

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May is preparing to make an opening offer but will it be enough?

$19bn disposal of prized asset aims to rescue Japanese conglomerate from delisting

‘Potentially catastrophic’ storm makes landfall in Puerto Rico


Mark Walter said to have faced investor pressure over rift with Scott Minerd

Company’s ‘smart glasses’ would come with in-home virtual assistant embedded

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Bob Corker and Pat Toomey reach pact on parameters of a critical budget resolution

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Control board head says recent natural disasters bring to light lack of investment

Party leaders urge lawmakers to pass new effort to repeal and replace Obamacare

Trends in the US and internationally show how difficult it will be to ‘bring back coal’


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The country’s need for upgrades is urgent but, with government funds in short supply, opportunities abound for investors

Tired of their jobs, two women made it their business to help others get off the treadmill

Ellen Pao’s account of her failed discrimination lawsuit makes a strong case about sexism in technology

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‘Carve-out’ creates new way for drugmaker’s private equity owners to strip cash out, say investors

Havens rise as Trump hits out at N Korea, pound fails to hold retail sales data gains

BlackRock criticises UAE energy company as court case over $700m Islamic bond is delayed


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