Friday 22 August 2014

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RIGHTS CHIEF RAPS WORLD POWERS
Syria death toll tops 190,000 in 3 years

More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria's civil war, a UN report said, and body's human rights envoy rebuked leading powers for failing to halt what she branded a "wholly avoidable human catastrophe".

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31 PALESTINIANS KILLED
Israeli air strike kills 3 Hamas commanders in Gaza

Israel has killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed.

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CLOSURE OF ACCOUNTS
StanChart vows to work with UAE cbank after warning

Standard Chartered on Thursday said it would work with regulators after the UAE central bank warned it could face legal action after agreeing to close some customers' UAE accounts in an anti-money laundering settlement.

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INSIGHT
Amid US air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the US military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice.

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TECHNOLOGY
ABB unveils new cable that doubles power flow

Swiss engineering group ABB has developed technology that can double the power flow of underground cables, making it cheaper to integrate electricity into the grid from distant offshore wind farms.

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IMAGE OF THE DAY
Styrofoam boat paddling

Children paddle, as they use discarded styrofoam as makeshift boats, to collect floating plastic recyclables on the Manila Bay to sell to junk shops for 10 pesos (2 cents) per kilogram, in Navotas City, north of Manila August 22.

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Top Trade News

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Construction & Real Estate
Energy, Oil & Gas
Finance & Capital Market

Saudi proposes 10pc foreign ownership cap for bourse

Saudi Arabia's stock market regulator proposed rules on Thursday for opening the $580 billion market to direct investment by foreign institutions, including a 10 per cent cap on foreign ownership of the market's value.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

ABB unveils new cable that doubles power flow

Swiss engineering group ABB has developed technology that can double the power flow of underground cables, making it cheaper to integrate electricity into the grid from distant offshore wind farms.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping
Travel, Tourism & Hospitality
IT & Telecommunications
Government & Laws

Saudi sentences 18 to jail for militant offences

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced 18 men to prison terms of 10 months to 25 years for their part in a series of militant attacks against government and foreign targets between 2003-06, state media reported late on Wednesday.

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Motoring

Ford plans new hybrid to compete with Toyota

Ford Motor plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car to compete against the best-selling Toyota Prius, according to two sources with knowledge of the company's plans.

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Media & Promotion

MBC eyes European football leagues coverage rights

Dubai-based MBC Group is eyeing rights to cover European football leagues as part part of its most recent expansion which included the launch of four sports channels.

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Education, HR & Training

Employers step up workers’ wellness investment

Seventy-eight percent of the world’s employers are strongly committed to creating a workplace culture of health, to boost individual engagement and organisational performance, according to a new study.

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