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Nigeria exits recession as economy grows 0.6% in 2Q

That was a strong turnaround after the South African economy contracted by 0.7% and 0.3% quarter-on-quarter in the previous two quarters, respectively. "The growth is not what planners and decision makers would like to see", he said. Household final consumption expenditure was at 4.7% quarter-on-quarter contributing 2.8% to total growth.

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Senior activist and journalist Gauri Lankesh murdered outside her residence

An official with the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said he condemned all acts of violence against journalists . Lankesh's death has sparked widespread condemnation across India . Like her father, who was a noted Kannada writer, Gauri Lankesh faced opposition and criticism of her journalism. As she was shot from a close range, Gauri Lankesh collapsed and passed away on spot.

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Texas Railroad Commissioner: "There is plenty of gas out there"

These closures meant a loss of 2 million gallons of gasoline per day. AAA Texas says the statewide average gas price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel is $2.26, up 12 cents from last Thursday before Harvey made landfall. Consumers are encouraged to submit photos and photo copies of gas receipts with their complaints, if possible. Brad Douglass, CEO of Douglass Distributing based out of Sherman, Texas, said the unprecedented rainstorm is responsible for affecting 31 percent of the ...

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Walter Becker, Steely Dan Guitarist, Dead at 67

Perhaps my favorite tribute was this tweet , featuring a hilarious description of Steely Dan's very specific iconography and semiotics: "Honestly sad about Walter Becker and am also too irony poisoned to think of a more fitting tribute than this".

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South Korea detects 2nd quake in North Korea

North Korea's weapons program has been progressing at a rapid pace under leader Kim Jong Un. In its report, KCNA (via Xinhua , China's official news agency) also said the North Korean leader "guided the work for nuclear weaponization on the spot", as part of "the final-stage research and development for perfecting the state nuclear force".

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O'Neill fears hard time in Georgia

Now O'Neill needs to fire Ireland's burners ahead of the Serbia game on Tuesday that could make or break his hopes of qualifying for the World Cup in Russian Federation next summer. Rarely got forward until the final minutes. "There is a lot at stake, we are playing away from home and maybe we would have been happy with a point, but we didn't keep the ball well enough".