Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 15 Aug 2018

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Genoa bridge collapse: search continues for survivors Hundreds of rescue workers are still looking for survivors of the apocalyptic bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy. Police have confirmed at least 35 people are dead, with between four and 12 missing. Former professional footballer Davide Capello
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Wednesday 15 August 2018

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Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday Watchdog bans Amazon Prime advertisement The UK advertising regulator has banned Amazon's one-day delivery ad for Prime members, ruling it is misleading. The watchdog has received 280 complaints, mostly from
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Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jewish Journalist Prompts Uproar

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After several left-wing activists were held for questioning at Israel’s borders, questions arise over the powers and purposes of its security agencies.
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London Driver Held in Terrorism Inquiry After Car Crash Near Parliament

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The motorist, identified only as a man in his late 20s, injured several cyclists and pedestrians, the police said.
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Iraqi Leader Offers to Help Family of Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS

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Relatives of the spy, who was killed behind enemy lines, have struggled to receive death benefits without his body as legal proof of death.
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Talk on Hong Kong Independence Goes Ahead, Despite Criticism

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Officials had criticized the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong for hosting a talk by the founder of a party the government wants to ban.
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KFC used to capture rogue pig

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Credits  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Alt Text  Police lured rogue pig back to farm using snacks from KFC And other stories from the stranger side of life One-Minute Read Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 6:39am Police in New Zealand have resorted to using fast food to capture an escaped pig in the
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Did Donald Trump use the N-word?

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Credits  MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text  The White House has refused to deny tapes of Donald Trump saying the N-word Allegations that a tape exists of US president using racial slurs gain traction One-Minute Read Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 6:34am Ongoing allegations that a tape of Donald
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How ‘predator priests’ abused more than 1,000 US children

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Credits  Joe Raedle/Getty Images Alt Text  More than 300 Pennsylvania Catholic ‘predator priests’ reportedly abused 1,000 children Hundreds of priests have been identified in historical sex abuse probe One-Minute Read Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 6:25am A Pennsylvania grand jury report has revealed
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The Afghan Army’s Last Stand at Chinese Camp

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“We all think they have sold us out to the enemy,” an Afghan army captain said of his top commanders before he was killed by the Taliban.
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Where to Go in Paris? The Red-Topped Trash Can

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The city keeps trying to stop men from urinating in public, but the latest urinal design has drawn anger from well-heeled residents.
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The Interpreter: Why Inflation Is Bad for Populist Strongmen

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Turkey’s president appears to be going down a perilous path traversed by the failed strongmen of Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
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Turks Scramble as Lira Falls and Prices Soar

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Some businesses have doubled prices on imported goods this year and are already feeling a falloff in sales, as economists warn of galloping inflation.
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Seven of the Deadliest Infrastructure Failures Throughout History

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A bridge collapse in Italy that killed at least 20 people was the latest disaster to raise worries about aging or improperly built bridges, dams and other structures.
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Bus Crash Kills 24 in Ecuador

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A bus apparently lost its brakes, then hit another vehicle at high speed before smashing into several houses.
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U.S.-Turkey Tensions Could Stall Progress Against ISIS, Officials Say

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Joint operations between American and Turkish troops are still being planned. But officials worry about Turkey’s reliability as a battlefield partner.
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Italy Bridge Collapse Leaves 26 Dead

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Buildings and vehicles were crushed by the collapse in Genoa, while some people somehow survived. An official said that the bridge had shown previous “signs of problems.”
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Catholic Church, Turkey, Omarosa Manigault Newman: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

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Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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After Drownings, South Africa Vows to Fix Pit Toilets in Schools

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A crisis in South African school’s sanitation systems has stirred outrage about corruption and severe inequality.
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Gridlock on the Brooklyn Bridge? Blame El Chapo

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For months, the bridge has been closed whenever Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug kingpin, goes to court. The judge has worked out a solution to the problem, but he did not reveal it.
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