Environmentalist's murder a criminal plot, new report says

Environmentalist's murder a criminal plot, new report says

Moments later, 44-year-old Cáceres was shot dead. Her friend, Mexican environmentalist Gustavo Castro Soto was wounded, but survived the attack. A report made public this week concluded that a plan to assassinate Cáceres had been months in the making, was not an “isolated incident,” and was the result of a conspiracy involving financial institutions, current and former power company executives and employees and members of the Honduran state security agency. The report is the result of months of investigation by a panel of international legal experts. The group formed at…

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Bank of England raises rates for the first time in a decade

Bank of England raises rates for the first time in a decade

Updated November 03, 2017 01:00:43 Photo: The Bank of England raises rates but says future moves will be at a gradual pace and to a limited extent. (Reuters: Hannah McKay) The Bank of England (BoE) raised interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years on Thursday and said it expected only “very gradual” further increases over the next three years. Key points: BoE votes 7-2 to raise Bank Rate to 0.5pc from 0.25pc Future rate rises will be limited and gradual, BoE says Sterling falls, bond prices…

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UN wants world to follow Uganda's lead on welcoming refugees

UN wants world to follow Uganda's lead on welcoming refugees

Updated November 03, 2017 09:22:05 Photo: More than a million South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda. (ABC News: Sally Sara) Related Story: In a Uganda slum, chess inspires young players to make their next move The African nation of Uganda is receiving praise from the United Nations for welcoming more than 1 million refugees from South Sudan, and the UN is urging other nations to follow Uganda’s example and open their doors to those in need. Every day, hundreds of refugees from South Sudan are pouring across the border…

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Finn, Ali provide England with first Ashes injury worries

Finn, Ali provide England with first Ashes injury worries

Updated November 02, 2017 20:37:07 Video: Steven Finn fell over after receiving an awkward delivery and was in obvious discomfort (ABC News) Related Story: Root still unsure if Stokes will contest the Ashes with England Related Story: England raises doubts about Pat Cummins ahead of Ashes England has suffered two injury blows ahead of its first Ashes tour warm-up match, with paceman Steven Finn and all-rounder Moeen Ali set to undergo scans. Finn jarred his left knee while batting in the nets on Thursday at training. He crouched to the…

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Trump names new Federal Reserve chair

Trump names new Federal Reserve chair

President Trump nominated Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell on Thursday to lead the world’s most influential central bank. A Fed governor since 2012 and former Treasury official under the George H.W. Bush administration, Powell will replace current Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen was nominated in 2013 by President Obama. Her term as the central bank’s first female leader expires in February. “I am confident that with Jay as a wise steward of the Federal Reserve, it will have the leadership it needs in the years to come,” Trump said during…

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