BUSINESS

Most Asia stocks slide on Fed officials’ rate comments, dollar firms – Reuters »

SINGAPORE Most Asian share markets tumbled on Monday while the U.S. dollar added to gains made after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated a U.S. interest rate increase remains on…

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Drones Meet Drought in Skies of Storied California Farmland – ABC News »

A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird’s-eye view of a vast tomato field in California’s Central Valley, the…

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ENTERTAINMENT

Beyonce, Rihanna Dominated MTV VMAs, But Big Issues Are Barely Mentioned – Billboard »

For the past dozen years, as MTV’s once-titanic grip upon music and pop culture has dwindled, the Video Music Awards…

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False Reports of Gunfire Cause Chaos at Los Angeles Airport – NBCNews.com »

False reports of gunfire at Los Angeles International Airport sent panicked passengers running from terminals and onto the tarmac on…

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Sen. Joni Ernst tries to rise with Donald Trump by her side – Chicago Tribune »

After a week in which few Republicans rushed to his defense as Hillary Clinton painted him as a flat-out racist…

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The Best & Worst Moments of the 2016 VMAs – Billboard »

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are in the books. Did they match last year’s absurd amount of WTF moments?…

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TECHNOLOGY

Tesla’s Lenders Place SolarCity In A Leper Colony – Seeking Alpha »

I. Hurry Down For Great Deals At Tesla’s Summer Sale Today’s main topic is SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY), but first a quick word about Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q3 deliveries. Click to enlarge (It looks as if the cousins will be paid by the sun. About which more later.)…

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Fitbit’s new Charge 2 is the follow-up to the best-selling Charge HR – The Verge »

Despite the fact that Fitbit sells more than half a dozen different activity trackers and just started shipping two new ones this spring, its best-selling wearable to date has been the Charge HR, announced back in 2014. The not-too-chunky, not-too-tiny wristband, with its small strip of…

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Galaxy Note 7 review: Samsung nearly achieves smartphone perfection – ZDNet »

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is double the price of the latest Chinese-branded offerings, but after 10 days of owning one I think it’s worth every penny. The Note 5 was the best smartphone last year and now we see an improved curved glass design,…

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Leaked photos of iPhone 7 in blue remind us of the biggest remaining mystery – BGR »

Ladies and gentlemen, we are now just over one week away from seeing Apple announce its next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. It’s been a wild ride leading up to Apple’s official unveiling event, just as the case has been in previous years.…

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SCIENCE

Why The Discovery Of The Milky Way’s ‘Dark Twin’ Is Such A Big Deal – Huffington Post »

Astronomers have discovered a vast galaxy made up almost entirely of dark matter, an unexpected find that could bring us one step closer to understanding…

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Six Astronauts Spend a Year on Mars — in Hawaii – TIME »

There’s no such thing as raspberries on Mars. That’s not likely to be a problem for you unless, a) you really like raspberries, and b)…

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Asia

Southeast Asia needs to up its game to combat Zika, experts say – Fox News

The spread of the Zika virus across tropical Southeast Asia is likely to be significantly under-reported as local health authorities fail to conduct adequate screening, regional experts said on Monday. International travel hub Singapore confirmed…

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Mid-East

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf moves little in thin trade – Reuters

DUBAI Aug 29 Gulf stocks moved little in early, thin trade on Monday as a fresh slide in oil prices and a retreat in Asian share markets kept buyers away. Dubai’s index was flat as stocks…

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Africa

Africa’s Tennis Talent, Though Obscure, Is Burgeoning – New York Times

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WORLD

Turkey-Backed Rebels Expel Kurdish Forces From Syrian Towns – New York Times

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Europe

Free trade talks between Europe, US hit a dead end in Berlin – CNBC

Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany’s economy minister said Sunday, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of the long-running negotiations. Both Washington and…

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FOOTBALL

What can Ohio State football learn from Alabama? Lessons from Crimson Tide’s ‘decade of darkness’ – cleveland.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As we discuss Ohio State football as the most indestructible team in sports, we’re examining the slide of four major college programs — Alabama, Texas, Michigan and USC — and what Ohio State…

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TRAVEL

Russia Fully Lifts Turkey Travel Ban Imposed Following Syria Imbroglio – Forbes

Russia Fully Lifts Turkey Travel Ban Imposed Following Syria Imbroglio – Forbes…

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UK

The Brexit vote is over and the UK is fine – let’s stop the negativity – Telegraph.co.uk

It’s now over a month since the UK voted to quit the European Union. We’ve since seen considerable financial volatility and some investments put on hold. Having said that, UK shares have come roaring back amid…

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