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Toshiba stock listing status downgraded, deeper losses flagged

Toshiba stock listing status downgraded, deeper losses flagged

Published 23/06/2017

The logo of Toshiba Corp is seen behind cherry blossoms at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Crisis-wracked Toshiba Corp suffered further indignities on Friday, estimating bigger losses for the past financial year and getting demoted to the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Published 23/06/2017

The logo of the social network Facebook is seen on a beach during the Cannes Lions in Cannes, France, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.

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VW waives appeal against German dieselgate compensation cases

VW waives appeal against German dieselgate compensation cases

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen VW car is seen at a car dealer in Bochum, Germany March 16,2016. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/File Photo

German carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software after deciding not to appeal a German court ruling backing plaintiffs' calls for compensation.

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U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

Published 23/06/2017

A man cools cattle on a beached boat in the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus, Brazil, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.

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South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

Published 23/06/2017

South Africa reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, an agricultural industry body group, AgriSA, said on Friday.

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Toshiba estimates bigger loss for past year on Westinghouse, lawsuits

Toshiba estimates bigger loss for past year on Westinghouse, lawsuits

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: A logo of Toshiba Corp is seen on a printed circuit board in this photo illustration taken in Tokyo July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File Photo

Toshiba Corp said on Friday it now estimates a bigger loss for the past year ended in March due to potential legal damages over a $1.3 billion accounting scandal as well as an increase in liabilities at its now-bankrupt U.S. nuclear unit.

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India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

Published 23/06/2017

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C38, carrying Cartosat-2 and 30 other satellites, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space.

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Russia threatens to block Telegram messaging app

Russia threatens to block Telegram messaging app

Published 23/06/2017

Two men pose with smartphones in front of a screen showing the Telegram logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Friday accused the Telegram messaging app of violating Russian legislation and said it could be blocked if it did not provide the watchdog with information about the company that controls Telegram.

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United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

Published 23/06/2017

Members of the Security Council of United Nations await for the arrival of Haitian president, Jovenel Moise, and his cabinet, in the National Palace of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it.

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Big Oil turns to big data to save big money on drilling

Big Oil turns to big data to save big money on drilling

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - A pump jack used to help lift crude oil from a well in South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale formation stands idle in Dewitt County, Texas, U.S. on January 13, 2016. REUTERS/Anna Driver/File Photo

In today's U.S. shale fields, tiny sensors attached to production gear harvest data on everything from pumping pressure to the heat and rotational speed of drill bits boring into the rocky earth.

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