Shares in Britain’s RBS soar after surprise profit

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland posted a surprise 1 billion pound ($1.7 billion) pretax profit for the second quarter thanks to a turnaround in losses from bad loans, prompting it to release earnings a week early.

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China probes more than 25,000 people for graft in first half of year

BEIJING (Reuters) - China investigated more than 25,000 people for corruption in the first six months of 2014, state media said on Friday, amid a nationwide crackdown on graft.

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Parliament says yet to receive PM’s resignation, work stalls

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament said on Friday it had yet to receive a resignation letter from Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk so could not vote on whether to accept it or not, stalling work at the heart of government.

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Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusale...

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Indonesia’s constitutional court ready to take on election result challenge

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's top court is prepared to hear a case challenging the result of this month's presidential election, well aware that its reputation is on the line after its top judge was jailed for corruption, his successor said.

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S.Korea lab fails to find out how ferry owner died (Arizona Daily Star)

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Sluggish Latin American results show risks for U.S. companies

(Reuters) - U.S. companies are reporting sluggish financial results in Latin America, showing the risks they face in relying on Brazil and other emerging markets in the region for growth.

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Henry Knox (1750)

A bookseller, Knox became active in the colonial militia in the lead-up to the American Revolution. Upon the outbreak of war with England, he volunteered for the revolutionary forces and soon proved himself a capable tactician and leader. He was so hig...

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Yet Another Air Tragedy

An Air Algérie flight bound for Algeria from Burkina Faso was lost as it crossed over the Sahara in bad weather and is believed to have crashed. It was carrying 116 people whose fates are not yet known. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane less than an hour after takeoff. Prior to this, the crew had communicated that they would be changing course due to a sandstorm, leading to speculation that bad weather brought the plane down. A multinational search effort is underway to locate the missing plane and rescue any survivors. Discuss

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proclivity

Definition: (noun) A natural propensity or inclination; predisposition. Synonyms: leaning, propensity. Usage: John has a proclivity for exaggeration, so take everything he says with a grain of salt. Discuss

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NFL suspends Ravens RB Rice for 2 games

The NFL will suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for the first two games of this season, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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Romo says his best football is yet to come

Tony Romo turned 34 in April and he is coming off his second back surgery in less than a year, but the Dallas Cowboys quarterback sees himself playing the best football of his career in 2014 and beyond.

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Seahawks’ Lynch plans holdout over contract

Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch plans to hold out and not participate in the opening day of training camp Friday, former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson said Thursday night on the NFL Network.

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Impossible to determine cause of South Korea ferry businessman’s death: agency

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's forensic agency said on Friday it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a businessman linked to a ferry that sank and killed 304 people in April, deepening the mystery surrounding the final days of Korea's mo...

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Japan consumer inflation eases in June as weak yen impact fades

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer inflation eased slightly in the year to June, highlighting the challenges the central bank faces in meeting its 2 percent inflation target sometime next year.

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Report: Bon Jovi group eyed Toronto sites

A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman’s role to vary?

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NFL | More on Titus Young’s legal woes

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Lions | Eric Ebron primed for leadership role?

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Amazon’s heavy investing eats into bottom line, shares drop

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.

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Exclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work practices

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai Husi Food, the U.S.-owned Chinese food supplier at the center of a meat safety scandal, won a court case earlier this year against a former quality control officer whose claims included that he was made to forge meat produ...

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Payton, Loomis: Graham relationship still good

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis both insisted there was no awkward tension or lingering animosity that needed to be resolved after their contract negotiations with tight end Jimmy Graham this summer.

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Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul not worried about contract

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Cowboys | Larry English visits

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Cowboys | Anthony Spencer unsure about return

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Court Assails Poland on CIA Rendition (Wall Street Journal)

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Algerian Plane Wreckage Found in Mali (TIME)

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Wreckage of Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people found in Mali

ALGIERS/BAMAKO (Reuters) - Authorities said on Thursday they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria.

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Cowboys | Not close to extension with Dez Bryant

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