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Qantas full-year profit down 8.5% to A$1.4 billion

Qantas full-year profit down 8.5% to A$1.4 billion The underlying result represents the second highest performance in Qantas' 97 year history, down 8.6 per cent compared with last year's record. Sign up here for free access to 7 articles per month + twice daily business email alerts. EBIT at Qantas International fell 36% to A$327 million. "We tackled some hard structural issues, became a lot more efficient and kept improving customer servi... [Full Article...]

Pakistan, US in backchannel contacts to resolve rifts

Afghanistan has got one more shot at getting things right. Instead of pulling USA troops out of Afghanistan, regardless of the situation there, Trump plans to step up military action against the Taliban and other Islamic terrorists. Wang also lauded Pakistan's effort to combat extremism and develop the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. "In fact, being its immediate neighbor, Pakistan has an ... [Full Article...]

'Game of Thrones:' Are Stark Sisters Plotting Against Littlefinger?

A new featurette goes behind the scenes of the "Frozen Lake Battle" in the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season 7, " Beyond the Wall ". She's looking at her two surviving younger siblings and wondering what the hell she did to deserve such nut-jobs. [Full Article...]

Hillary should have called Trump a creep to change history

Hillary should have called Trump a creep to change history The debate came two days after an audiotape emerged in which Trump was heard bragging about groping women. Thursday on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends", White House aide Kellyanne Conway criticized former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for questioning President Donald Trump's fitness for office. [Full Article...]

Facebook unifies its hardware efforts as mysterious 'Aloha' device readies for primetime

Facebook unifies its hardware efforts as mysterious 'Aloha' device readies for primetime Facebook has spend vast sums of money acquiring talent and technology, but the multi-pronged effort has lacked a centralised focus that the company now hopes to have by unifying its various hardware teams under Bosworth. The company conduced marketing studies for project Aloha and received overwhelming concern that Facebook would use the device to spy on users, according to one person with knowled... [Full Article...]

Facebook Is Making A Video Chat Device, Appoints Veteran To Head Hardware

Facebook Is Making A Video Chat Device, Appoints Veteran To Head Hardware That includes Oculus VR and the Building 8 division , which is reportedly working on a video chat device codenamed Aloha, reports Business Insider . With little experience in selling consumer hardware to date, Facebook is taking on deep-pocketed competitors like Apple and Google in a cutthroat business defined by thin profit margins and complex logistics. [Full Article...]

US House Speaker Paul Ryan Addresses Violence in Charlottesville

US House Speaker Paul Ryan Addresses Violence in Charlottesville Ryan said his relationship with President Donald Trump is a "day-by-day deal" when asked about his ability to influence Trump to engage in ethical behavior, adding that the country must repeatedly condemn "repulsive bigotry and racism". "We made a promise, we ran on this, we said this is necessary, this is what we're gonna do". Dozens of protesters gathered outside the town hall, including Rya... [Full Article...]

Angola's ruling MPLA party takes strong election lead, commission says — BBCI

Angola's ruling MPLA party takes strong election lead, commission says — BBCI Preliminary results were expected to be released from early on Thursday, but the presidency has reportedly pressed pause following a crisis meeting in the early hours of the morning. "Today is a day of festivities, happiness, peace and of responsibility and I trust in the Angolan people that we have the conditions to bring change", CASA-CE presidential candidate Abel Chivukuvuku said prior to cast... [Full Article...]

Samsung Gear Sport surfaces in new leaked image

The Gear Fit 2 Pro sports a water resistance rating to 5 ATM (about 50 m, or 164 ft). What are you hoping the new wearable bring to the table? The key features of the phablet include - 6.3-inch infinity display, dual cameras at the back, Snapdragon 835 and Bixby assistant. [Full Article...]

Macron: posted workers directive is "a betrayal" of the European spirit

Macron: posted workers directive is Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said on Thursday that Poland would not change its position regarding the EU's directive on posted workers. Macron said after meeting Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern in Salzburg that France and Austria "have the exact same views on this issue". [Full Article...]

Trump's Approval Rating Dips Below 40% for First Time After Charlottesville

The regime in Pyongyang responded with threats to fire ballistic missiles toward the US territory of Guam. Over the long-run, only 26 percent of voters believe he will be reelected in 2020, while 51 percent of respondents are convinced he will be a one-term president. [Full Article...]

CBP rescues tiger cub in San Diego border crossing

CBP rescues tiger cub in San Diego border crossing Due to issues with the vehicle identification number, the vehicle was referred to a secondary inspection area. "CBP officers are often faced with unusual situations", Pete Flores, director of field operations for Customs and Border Protection in San Diego , said in a release. [Full Article...]

'I'm Going to Push You': Man Shoves Woman onto Subway Tracks

'I'm Going to Push You': Man Shoves Woman onto Subway Tracks Shrestha hit the subway tracks, her head struck the metal and split open, leaving a large gash. "I came to the side, and I said, 'help me, help me, '" she said. Two men rescued Shrestha from the northbound tracks after her head hit the rail bed, she said. She fell onto the tracks and several bystanders rushed to get her away; thankfully, no train was approaching at the time. [Full Article...]

At least 10 dead dozens missing as boat sinks in Brazil

At least 10 dead dozens missing as boat sinks in Brazil The ferry served the short route between Mar Grande and the city of Salvador. The authorities count 23 survivors and the search continues to try to save the seven people still missing. "It's a hard-to-access area, and of the three aircraft we sent, one is there just to act as a communications base", he added. The boat sank in the Brazilian Amazon region, confirmed the local authorities on We... [Full Article...]

Trump relationship with GOP leaders 'fine,' White House says

Trump relationship with GOP leaders 'fine,' White House says Aides offered no explanation for when, how, or even whether he'll try to wrest money from Mexico for the project, which could cost $20 billion to $30 billion or even more. Asked why the president is threatening a shutdown, Sanders replied: "Once again, the president's committed to making sure this happens, and we're going to push forward". [Full Article...]

Drop in net migration since Brexit vote as more European Union citizens leave

Drop in net migration since Brexit vote as more European Union citizens leave Figures released by the British Office for National Statistics showed net migration stood at 246,000 in the year ending in March 2017 - down 81,000 compared to the previous 12 months. The EU has called on Britain during the Brexit negotiations - set to resume next week - to ensure the status of approximately 3 million EU citizens now living in the United Kingdom. [Full Article...]

Ubisoft delays new DLC for Rainbow Six: Siege

Ubisoft delays new DLC for Rainbow Six: Siege However, Ubisoft will instead release Operation Blood Orchid onto the Technical Test Server on August 29 with the official release one week later. Lesion deploys throwable Gu mines on the floor that have poison needles for sticking an attacker who steps on them. Lastly, Rainbow Six Siege will be on sale at a 50 percent discount from August 24 through September 4, bringing it down to $25... [Full Article...]

Wilson man tells feds he robbed SC bank, killed two employees

Wilson man tells feds he robbed SC bank, killed two employees Two men with Council were detained as the exited the vehicle. His faced a hearing Thursday in a Greenville, N.C., federal courthouse near where he was captured Wednesday. Brandon Michael Council, 32, of Wilson, was arrested at the Baymont in on Memorial Drive after noon on Wednesday, Greenville Police Department Chief Mark Holtzman said. [Full Article...]

Rescue search for 8 caught in Swiss landslide

Rescue search for 8 caught in Swiss landslide About 100 people were evacuated, some airlifted out by helicopters. Earlier on Thursday morning, local police said eight people went missing as a result of the disaster. "Six of these eight people were reported missing by relatives". "This event was expected" for several years "by the authorities" because of rock falls had been recorded in the area in 2011, 2012, 2016 and 21 August 2017, s... [Full Article...]

Dutch police detain suspect in concert terror threat

Dutch police detain suspect in concert terror threat A 22-year-old male was taken into custody near Rotterdam early on Thursday (24Aug17), and is now being held as part of the investigation. "There is no terror threat now any more". The Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism's office said that the threat level of an attack in the Netherlands remained unchanged at "substantial", where it has been since 2013. [Full Article...]


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