From Australia to Zambia, slowing China economy causes pain Port Hedland on Australia's northwest coast.Four years ago, the 50-year-old home, fabricated from cheap asbestos cement, sold for the equivalent of $1.3 million. It's now for sale again - recently priced at $310,000.What happened to...
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Senegal's islands on frontline of climate change

...her house.The rising sea levels pushing into the waters of Senegal's Saloum Delta threaten to carve the rest of her gray cement home from its foundation, leaving her and 30 other relatives homeless on low-lying Diamniadio Island."I am very afraid...
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Google to be part of new holding company, 'Alphabet'

...recent weeks after a new chief financial officer announced other moves to rein in corporate spending.The reorganization also cements the rise of longtime Google executive Sundar Pichai, who will become CEO for the core Google business. Page will be CEO of...
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Mongolia, between big neighbors, seeks permanent neutrality

...neighbors."Now, with a wealth of mineral resources set to transform its largely agrarian economy, Mongolia is moving to cement that even-handed status by adopting permanent neutrality as a safeguard against outside dominance.President Elbegdorj Tsakhia...
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UK rolls out red carpet for China's Xi on contentious visit

...about national security, human rights and economic rivalry.President Xi Jinping's trip, years in the making, aimed to cement deals giving Britain a vast new pool of investment and China greater access to European markets. But as Xi was welcomed Tuesday...
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Russia shows military might in Syria, also pushes diplomacy

...repeatedly verified using various intelligence sources.In conducting the air campaign, Putin's apparent goals are to help cement the Syrian government's grip on the territory it still controls and to show that Assad cannot be unseated by force. Russia...
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For Palestinians, social media is source of news - and anger

...In the first intifada, or uprising, in the 1980s, militant groups called for demonstrations by scrawling announcements on cement walls; today, those calls are made on Facebook walls.About half of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza use the Internet...
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There's more to summer movies than 'Avengers'

...Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) tries to solve the one case he never managed to crack."Trainwreck": Comedian Amy Schumer cements her explosion into the mainstream with this raunchy comedy, directed by Judd Apatow, playing a woman allergic to commitment...
Today in sports history

...becomes pro football's all-time passing leader in spectacular fashion with a 50-yard TD pass to Jamel Richardson that cements the Montreal Alouettes' 29-19 win over the Toronto Argonauts. Calvillo needed 258 yards to break Damon Allen's all-time...
Art history: sculptor reveals ancient beauty of Southeast stones

...natural patterns and colors his tools reveal. When he comes across cracks, which are common in surface-harvested rock, he cements the gaps with something called PaleoBOND, used by paleontologists to glue bones and other artifacts.There isn't much limestone...


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