Miscellany

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    Victoria’s Secret CEO resigns amid flagging sales and model controversy

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    The CEO of American clothing and lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret has resigned amid flagging sales and controversy around a lack of diversity at the line’s...

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    Amazon rules, Walmart gains in e-commerce: study

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Amazon is still the dominant player in US e-commerce, but Walmart is seeing strong gains and is poised to become the number three online retailer,...

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    Waste not: South Africa makes world’s first human urine brick

    Agence France-Presse . Cape Town | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down the loo.Instead it could be a key...

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    Scores protest against new Amazon HQ in Queens, NY

    AFP | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Around 100 people on Wednesday protested against Amazon’s impending arrival in New York’s borough of Queens, condemning $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives, and...

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    Uber loss tops $1b as it seeks to diversify

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Ride-share company Uber on Wednesday said that its net loss topped a billion dollars in the recently ended quarter as it pumped money into bikes,...

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    Incomparable $50m pink diamond smashes record

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s...

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    Labour woes force Japan to prise open door to migrant workers

    Agence France-Presse . Japan | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    Ageing Japan is reluctantly attempting to prise open its doors to migrant workers as it battles serious labour shortages, raising the hackles of conservatives worried...

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    Suu Kyi beckons investors to Myanmar despite troubles

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday implored foreign investors to take a punt on her country — Southeast Asia’s ‘final frontier’ — but warned...

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    Thousands rally to back Italy-France train project

    Agence France-Presse . Turin | Updated at 12:00am on November 12, 2018

    Tens of thousands of people rallied in the north Italian city of Turin on Saturday, to support a planned high-speed train line to Lyon that...

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    Labour welfare foundation’s deposit exceeds Tk 300cr

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on November 12, 2018

    The deposit of Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation (BLWF) under the labour and employment ministry has exceeded Tk 300 crore, said an official release here on...

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