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Flooding, mudslides across China kills at least 186

Flooding in ChinaAt least 186 people are dead after rainstorms caused flooding and mudslides across 1,000 miles of central and southern China and more rain is expected.

The State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said more rain, including the first monsoon of the season, is expected in the next 10 days. The Yangtze River basin overflowed as four to 20 inches of rain hit seven provinces in the past five days; 45 people remain missing, 1.5 million people have been displaced, 33 million people are affected and an estimated $7.6 billion in economic losses has been caused.


Three Barclays traders found guilty in Libor case

Barclay's BankA British court has convicted three Barclays brokers of trying to fix the benchmark interest rate known as LIBOR, the London interbank offered rate.

Jay Merchant, 45, Jonathan Mathew, 35, and Alex Pabon, 38, were convicted at Southwark Crown court of conspiring to defraud between 2005 and 2007. Another Barclays trader, Peter Johnson, 61, was also convicted.


Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah

Attack at US diplomatic site in JeddahA suicide bomber has blown himself up outside the American consulate in the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, local authorities say. At least two security guards have been injured but only few details are available.

The incident happened on early Monday morning local time, which marks the Independence Day holiday in the United States. People living in the area reported hearing a loud explosion, said to have been caused by the suicide bomber.


UAE tells citizens to leave robes at home after businessman held as Isis suspect in Ohio

UAE tells citizens to leave robes homeThe United Arab Emirates has urged men to avoid wearing the white robes, headscarf and headband of the national dress when travelling abroad, after a businessman visiting the United States was wrestled to the ground and held as an Islamic State suspect.

UAE media reported that the Emirati man was detained in Avon, Ohio, last week after a female clerk at a local hotel called 911 to report what she had described as a man affiliated to Islamic State, according to the Arabic-language al-Bayan newspaper.


U.N. creates position to monitor violence, discrimination against LGBT

UN creates monitor for LGBT didscriminationA 43-nation panel at the United Nations narrowly approved a resolution to create a new position to investigate and report on global violence and discrimination against gays and lesbians.

The vote was hailed by supporters as a major step toward acknowledging gays rights are part of the U.N. Human Rights Council's larger work reporting on crimes against specific groups like women and ethnic minorities.


Nearly 120 killed in overnight Baghdad bombings claimed by Islamic State

Iraq explosions kill nearly 100Nearly 120 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most of them in a busy shopping area as residents celebrated Ramadan, police and medical sources said on Sunday.

The attack on the shopping area of Karrada is the deadliest since U.S.-backed Iraqi forces last month scored a major victory when it dislodged Islamic State from their stronghold of Falluja, an hour's drive west of the capital. It is also the deadliest so far this year.


Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace prize winner, Holocaust survivor, dies aged 87

E;oe Wiesel; diesNobel Peace Prize laureate, Holocaust survivor and human rights activist Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel died on Saturday at the age of 87 after a prolonged illness.

A survivor of the Auschwitz and Buchenwald Nazi death camps, Wiesel dedicated much of his life to Holocaust education and promoting tolerance around the world.



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