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Seattle lawmakers set to vote on allowing Uber, other drivers to unionize

(Reuters) – Lawmakers in Seattle were set on Monday to vote on a new law that would allow drivers for services such as Uber & Lyft the right to unionize….

Merkel calls under-funding of refugee agency 'unforgiveable'

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned rich countries on Monday for failing to properly fund the United Nations refugee agency & World Food Programme, calling the lack…

As garbage mountains rise, Indonesian capital faces waste crisis

Sifting through a mountain of garbage with her bare hands, a thick cloth wrapped around her face to keep out the stench, Patimah recalled her early days scavenging at a…

Burundi: 15 killed in coordinated attacks on military camps

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — In coordinated attacks, gunmen stormed three military installations in Burundi before dawn Friday. At least 15 people were killed as gunfire & explosions rocked the African…

Renault-Nissan's French peace deal leaves investors underwhelmed

By Laurence Frost & Gilles Guillaume PARIS (Reuters) – The Renault-Nissan alliance drew a line under an eight-month power struggle with the French government on Friday, with a compromise deal…

Nigerians: Cameroon troops burned our village, forced us out

FUFORE, Nigeria (AP) — Cameroonian troops crossed the border into Nigeria, killed approximately 150 villagers, burned their huts & forced them to flee, Nigerian refugees said Tuesday after walking for…

Too much TV as a young adult may harm brain in mid-life: study

Too much television-watching in young adulthood could lead to cognitive problems in mid-life, suggested a study Wednesday that tracked more than 3,000 people for 25 years. People who reported watching…

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Square IPO set to price Wednesday in highly watched deal

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Mobile payments company Square Inc <SQ.N> is set to price shares for its initial public offering late Wednesday in what is expected to…

River god, drought blamed for power shortages in Africa

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With the rains not having fallen as they normally do, water levels have dropped in a dam that supplies electricity to Zambia & Zimbabwe, causing power…

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Palestinians Shot Dead In Alleged Knife Attacks

Three Palestinians have been shot dead in what Israel says were thwarted knife attacks. The alleged attacks are the latest in a month of violent confrontations across the occupied West…