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‘Do not publish’: CBS News mistakenly reports death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush (PHOTO)

US television channel CBS appear to have wrongly reported the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who is in fact still alive but gravely ill. The blunder occurred on Sunday following reports that the health of Mrs Bush, wife of former US President George H W Bush, is failing. It’s understood she has declined further medical care. Bush served ...

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Death by a thousand cuts: China’s yuan-priced crude benchmark chips away at petrodollar

China finally launched last month its yuan-denominated crude oil futures that have been in the works for years, after several delays. The start of the new contract trading was successful, attracting interest from institutional and retail investors, and major commodity trading houses Glencore and Trafigura.   Yet, it’s too soon to call the less-than-a-month-old contract a total success, because it still ...

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Reported death of Libya strongman sends shockwaves through Arab world

Unconfirmed reports that General Khalifa Haftar, a key figure in Libya’s political landscape, has died in Paris hospital are fueling speculation about the country’s future. Haftar had suffered a stroke earlier this week. Haftar, 74, was reportedly admitted to hospital in France in serious condition. His office denied the reports by outlets such as Le Monde and France 24, however, ...

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Death feed: Two men killed live on Instagram & Facebook

A Detroit teenager is dead and a Houston man is gravely injured after they were shot in disturbing incidents of gun violence while filming live video on Instagram and Facebook. Dylan Hemphill, 18, was fatally shot in a live Instagram video on Monday night, according to the Detroit Free Press. His friend accidentally pulled the trigger of a handgun while ...

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Washington police stand by initial conclusion of no foul play in Russian media tycoon's death

Metropolitan Police have said they still believe the death of the Russian media tycoon in Washington in 2015 was an accident. The latest assertion comes in light of a secret report alleging Mikhail Lesin was “bludgeoned to death.” “MPD [Metropolitan Police Department] stands behind its original assertion that Mr. Lesin’s death was not a homicide,” the MPD’s press office said ...

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Dashcam captures officer’s brush with death on snowy highway (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

A dashboard camera caught a Utah Highway Patrol officer go airborne after he was struck from behind by a sliding vehicle on a snowy highway. Sergeant Cade Brenchley was responding to multiple “slide-offs” in Sardine Canyon on Sunday, according to police, when he was struck by an out of control car that veered off the snow-covered highway. The distressing footage ...

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Vegan activist defends death of butcher in French supermarket attack, investigation launched

An investigation has been opened in France after a vegan activist posted on social media that they had “zero compassion” for the butcher who was killed in the recent terrorist attack in the southwestern part of the country. “Well, what, it shocks you that an assassin is killed by a terrorist? Not me, I have zero compassion for him,” the ...

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Death of US dollar? China launches petro-yuan to challenge greenback’s dominance

The highly anticipated yuan-backed crude oil futures have been launched in Shanghai. China is the world’s biggest oil consumer, with eyes on rival benchmarks Brent and WTI as well as the US currency. Trading of the new oil futures contracts for September settlement started on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange at 440.20 yuan ($ 69.70) per barrel, reports Chinese daily ...

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‘It’s a death sentence’: Thousands protest massive migrant deportation in Israel (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Thousands of protesters have rallied in Tel Aviv to decry the government’s mass expulsion scheme, due to start in April. Some refugees fear that their lives could be in danger after deportation to a third county. Some 25,000 African migrants and their supporters gathered in Rabin Square Saturday evening to condemn the controversial plan to forcefully deport asylum seekers. Mostly ...

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