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Special Report - Casino’s attempt to collect debt exposes world of Chinese high-rollers

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LAS VEGAS By the time the Las Vegas Sands Corp tried to collect on the gambling debts last year, the two women owed $6.4 million (£4.9 million), lost during a few disastrous days of baccarat.

From robots to websites, British firms curb spending due to Brexit

READING, England Heavy machinery whirrs and clanks on the factory floor of precision metalworking firm Robert Bion & Co, where a planned three-metre robotic arm would have been speeding up output by now, if Britain had not voted to leave the European Union.

29 Sep 2016

The cost of cheap drugs? Toxic Indian lake is 'superbug hotspot'

HYDERABAD, India Centuries ago, Indian princes would bathe in the cool Kazhipally lake in Medak. Now, even the poorest villagers here in India's baking south point to the barren banks and frothy water and say they avoid going anywhere near it.

29 Sep 2016

Special Report - Flawed CDC report left Indiana children vulnerable to lead poisoning

EAST CHICAGO, Indiana In this industrial northwest Indiana city, hundreds of families who live in a gated public housing community with prim lawns and a new elementary school next door are searching for new homes. Their own places have been marked for demolition.

28 Sep 2016

Inside Brazil's battle to save the Amazon with satellites and strike forces

BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When George Porto joined Brazil's environment agency 13 years ago, the country didn't have access to satellite data on illegal logging -- let alone heat maps tracking deforestation patterns or gun-toting agents dedicated to stopping ecological crimes.

28 Sep 2016

Special Report - From Israel via London, an online gambling scam traps thousands

RAMAT GAN, Israel In early 2013, a young Israeli businessman registered a web domain in London for a company called NRGbinary.com. The online options trading website offered clients the opportunity to make large amounts of money from simple bets on the movement of financial markets, stocks and commodities.

27 Sep 2016

Special Report - We were forced to work for Western-run mine, say migrants who fled Eritrea

TORONTO/ASMARA Bemnet Negash never got to say a proper goodbye to his family. In February 2006, government officials arrived at his school in the highlands of Eritrea and put him and his classmates on a bus to a military training camp. He was 20 years old, and still at school because a childhood illness had interrupted his education.

26 Sep 2016

How Russia's central bank chief held the line

MOSCOW One Thursday evening in March, Elvira Nabiullina, governor of Russia's central bank, faced down a rival in the struggle for influence inside President Vladimir Putin’s entourage.

26 Sep 2016

U.S. network of Turkish cleric facing pressure as those at home seek help

WASHINGTON A network of more than 150 U.S. charter schools linked to followers of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric the Turkish government blames for instigating July’s failed coup, has come under growing financial and legal strain, according to school officials, current and former members of Gulen’s movement, and public records reviewed by Reuters.

26 Sep 2016

From prairie to the White House - Inside a Tribe's quest to stop a pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took place at the White House.

27 Sep 2016
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Pakistan "completely rejects" Indian claim of cross-border strikes

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India Pakistan on Friday "completely rejected" India's claim to have sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir to kill suspected militants, as India evacuated villages near the frontier amid concerns about a military escalation.