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Isis captures more Iraqi towns; China manufacturing picks up first time in six months; India’s delayed monsoon and the pressure on investors

1 Isis captures more Iraqi towns (Martin Chulov & Rory Carroll in The Guardian) Jihadist fighters in Iraq seized three border crossings into Syria and Jordan and four nearby towns over the weekend, giving the Islamic State in Iraq and … Continue reading

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Thousands take up arms for Iraq; Like it or not, Uber & Airbnb show sharing economy is on its way; False sense of comfort in Aids control; Five mango must-haves

1 Thousands take up arms for Iraq (San Francisco Chronicle) Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq have answered an urgent call to arms, joining security forces to fight the Islamic militants who have captured large swaths of … Continue reading

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Gold slips 15% from record high; Reverse gender gap; China villagers revolt; Botswana’s Bushmen; No rival for Lady Gaga; Sextortion

1 The San Francisco Chronicle on gold slipping 15% from its all-time high. The price of an ounce of gold has dropped 15% from its record high of $1,921.15 on Sept. 6. The shiny metal might be entering a bear … Continue reading

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