Niger Delta militants attack oil pipeline


Nigerian militants in the oil-producing Niger Delta have claimed an attack on a Shell-operated export pipeline, after halting hostilities last month in order to pursue talks with the government. The military launched a new offensive in August against militants in the swampy region, which is laced with oil and gas infrastructure that is difficult to protect from attacks. But the ...

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Clinton, Trump postpone Charlotte visits at mayor’s request


Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Orlando on Sept. 21. (Matt Rourke/AP) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — After a request by the city’s mayor, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will postpone their plans to visit Charlotte. Clinton had intended a Sunday visit to the city, which is still dealing with unrest after an African American man was shot and killed by police. Donald ...

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Brad Pitt — Conflict Over Confrontation with Son on Jet


9/23/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF EXCLUSIVE Brad Pitt crossed a line he had never crossed before by lunging at his 15-year-old son on a private jet and making contact with him, but the details of precisely what happened are in conflict … and frankly, murky. TMZ broke the story … the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services ...

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Protect bank transfer scam victims, demands Which?


Image caption Victims are often tricked on the phone People who are tricked into transferring money to a fraudster deserve better protection, according to consumer group Which?. In a challenge to regulators, it said that anyone falling prey to a bank transfer scam had no legal right to get their money back from a bank. It wants them to order ...

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Iran Saber Rattles Over US Aid to Israel, with Threats to 'Annihilate'


Iran is vowing to strengthen its military, and the Islamic regime displayed a banner calling for the annihilation of Tel Aviv and Haifa after the U.S. made a deal to give aid to Israel. Iran’s Chief of Staff Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri made the comments during an Iranian military parade in Tehran. “The recent action by the criminal America to ...

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Are oil stocks good value?


©PA In the oil market, talk of a supply glut remains as strong as ever. Hopes of oil producers agreeing a deal to cut their output persist, but the price of Brent crude is still languishing below $50 per barrel, compared to more than $120 at its peak in 2012. Oil companies’ shares, however, are trading strongly. At the time ...

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'Modern Family' Creator Steve Levitan — Estranged Wife Accuses Him of Threatening WWIII … Shut Down By Judge


9/21/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF EXCLUSIVE “Modern Family” creator Steve Levitan has a new idea for a functional modern family … lose the wife who drags him to court for daring to visit his daughter. Levitan — who grosses $2.4 million a month — is in the throes of a super nasty divorce in which his wife has ...

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Tesla updates software after car hack


Image copyright Getty Images Tesla has updated its software after researchers from China hacked into the operating system of its electric cars. The team from Keen Security Lab remotely manipulated the brake system on a Tesla while it was on the move, from a distance of 12 miles (19km). Using a laptop, the hackers also managed to open a car ...

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UN Suspends Relief to Syria After Convoy Attacked


BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian aid agency suspended all convoys in Syria on Tuesday following an overnight attack on aid trucks that the International Committee of the Red Cross said killed about 20 civilians, mostly truck drivers and Red Crescent workers. The attack plunged Syria’s U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire further into doubt. The Syrian military, just hours earlier, had declared the ...

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Brussels launches competition probe into Engie


September 19, 2016 by: Alex Barker in Brussels and Rochelle Toplensky in London Brussels has opened an investigation into Luxembourg’s tax arrangements with Engie, the French utility, as it expands its state-aid clampdown on “sweetheart” tax deals. The European Commission probe comes shortly after it hit Apple with a €13bn bill for back taxes in Ireland, a record-breaking penalty that ...

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