Sep. 6, 2019

REUTERS

U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August, with retail hiring declining for a seventh straight month, but strong wage gains should support consumer spending and keep the economy expanding moderately amid rising threats from trade tensions.

Mexico does not expect the United States to threaten to put tariffs on its goods when it holds talks next week with U.S. officials about its efforts to curb migration from Central America, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday.

Several U.S. state attorneys general will investigate Facebook Inc on whether the social network stifled competition and put users at risk, days after reports that Google would face an antitrust probe from a host of attorneys general.

Farm loan delinquencies rose to a record high in June at Wisconsin's community banks, data showed on Thursday, a sign President Donald Trump's trade conflicts with China and other countries are hitting farmers hard in a state that could be crucial for his chances of re-election in 2020.

Bosnia's first Gay Pride march on Sunday will be protected by a major security operation after some conservative Muslim groups had attempted to prevent the event and others organized counter-rallies.

Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray on Friday to clear protesters outside a subway station on the densely populated Kowloon peninsula, the latest clash in 14 weeks of sometimes violent anti-government demonstrations.

India is on track to become the first country to successfully conduct a soft-landing near the lunar south pole. Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander is expected to touch down on Saturday.

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Iran is set to detail its latest cut to commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal on Saturday, in response to US sanctions and perceived inaction by other parties to save the accord.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents should be protected and a solution to the Chinese city's political crisis can only be garnered through dialogue while violence should be avoided.

Mexico's president on Thursday welcomed a proposal to give the alleged fortune of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the country's indigenous people, and said the wealth of Mexican criminals in the United States should be returned to Mexico.

Pope Francis described attacks on him by ultra-conservative US Catholics Wednesday as an "honor", minimizing efforts by rebels to besmirch his papacy. The ultra-conservative wing of the church in the United States frequently takes aim at Francis, saying he is not outspoken enough on abortion, too compassionate towards homosexuals and divorcees, and too accommodating towards Muslims.

A small black whale found in Pacific Ocean waters off the northern coastline of Japan has been identified by scientists as a new species. Whalers based in Japan's northernmost island Hokkaido are thought to have long been aware of the existence of the beaked whales, referring to them by a local name karasu, meaning "crow".

The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas will be "staggering", the country's government has warned - as the storm now begins to batter the US east coast. The official body count in the Caribbean nation stood at 30 on Friday morning but, with thousands missing, it is expected to rise sharply.

China on Friday criticized Washington's opposition to Chinese-made next-generation, or 5G, telecoms technology after Vice President Mike Pence called on Iceland and other governments to find alternatives.

The U.S. Department of Education has imposed a record $4.5 million fine on Michigan State University for what it called a failure to protect students from sexual abuse and ordered the university to make changes.

At least 10 people were killed and more than 40 wounded on Thursday (September 5) after the attack destroyed cars and shops in an area near the headquarters of Afghanistan's NATO force and the U.S. embassy.

U.S. Democratic Senator Edward Markey raised concerns on Thursday that law enforcement use of Amazon.com Inc.'s Ring doorbell camera in investigations could disproportionately affect people of color and encourage racial profiling.

BBC

An American Airlines mechanic has been charged with damaging an aircraft in July as he was allegedly "upset" over stalled union contract negotiations.

Magistrates in France have dropped charges against Air France and Airbus over a mid-Atlantic plane crash in 2009 that killed all 228 people on board.

A 73-year-old woman in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has given birth to twin girls. She and her husband, who is 82 years old, have always wanted children but had been unable to conceive until now. Doctors delivered the twins, who were born following IVF treatment.

Iranians frustrated with their country's regime are calling for Iran to be banned from participating in world sport.

WND

Scientists have found the first genetic instructions hardwired into human DNA that are linked to being left-handed. The instructions also seem to be heavily involved in the structure and function of the brain - particularly the parts involved in language.

An artificial-intelligence app that allows users to insert their faces in place of film and TV characters has caused controversy in China.

A federal judge ruled the FBI's "no fly" watch list of "known or suspected terrorists" violates the constitutional rights of the people placed on it.

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