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Australia Targets Homegrown Terrorists

Words don't adequately describe main page how abhorrent those photographs are," Gaughan said. "In 30 years of policing, it is probably one of the worst things, if not the worst thing, I have seen. The Australian government, rightly so, came out very strongly on Friday criticizing in the very strongest possible terms the type of behavior that those two gentlemen are allegedly involved in," he said. "(We) can assure the Australian community that we have current first instance warrants for their arrest and as soon as they set foot on Australian soil they will be taken into view custody," Gaughan said. It is understood that Elomar and Sharrouf had links to a teenager from the Australian city of Melbourne. Authorities said that 18-year old Adam Dahman blew himself up in Baghdad in a suicide bombing that killed five people last week. Dahman fitness was questioned by Australias intelligence agencies before he flew to the Middle East last year.

01 Aug 2014
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Australia Building Approvals +16.0% In June

That was shy of forecasts for an increase of 23.3 percent following the upwardly revised 15.2 jump in May (originally 14.3 percent). On a monthly basis, building approvals tumbled 5.0 percent - also missing expectations for a flat reading following the upwardly revised 10.3 percent homepage gain in the previous month (originally 9.9 percent). The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 3.7 percent in June more.. and has risen for two months. The value of residential building fell 3.7 percent following a rise of 14.7 percent. The value of non-residential building rose 17.9 percent and has risen for two months. by visit this page RTT Staff Writer

01 Aug 2014
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German Federation Drops Amputee Jumper From Team - Yahoo Sports

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Paralympics champion Markus Rehm won the long jump competition at the German nationals last weekend with an effort of 8.24 meters. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete's carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage. Paralympic champion Markus Rehm won the long jump at the German nationals last weekend with an effort of 8.24 meters (27 feet, 1/2 inch). As German champion, that would normally qualify him for the Aug. 12-17 Euros in Zurich. But the German athletics federation, known as the DLV, dropped him from the team. ''I find it a pity and disappointing,'' said Rehm, adding that he was considering appealing. The case has parallels to that of Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee South African runner who went to court to win the right to compete in the 2012 London Olympics. DLV president Clemens Prokop said there was a ''significant difference'' between jumps with a blade-like prosthesis and natural jumps in the run-up and liftoff.

01 Aug 2014
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Siemens Warns Of Challenges Ahead For Energy Business | Fox Business

The news is a setback for Chief Executive Joe Kaeser, a conservative former finance chief who got the top job when his predecessor was pushed out a year ago, as he seeks to improve profitability after Siemens lost ground to competitors like Switzerland's ABB and U.S.-based General Electric. Kaeser unveiled a corporate overhaul in May, dubbed "Vision 2020", that will see Siemens take out a layer of management by cutting back to nine core divisions from 16, spinning off its hearing aids business as a publicly listed company and separating out management of its healthcare business. In the three months through June, operating profit from Siemens's four main businesses - industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure & cities - rose 37 percent to 1.74 billion euros ($2.33 billion), missing the analyst consensus of 1.83 billion euros in a Reuters poll. [ID:nL6N0Q33ZQ] Profit at the energy business slipped by 6 percent as it booked one-time charges, especially related to the delayed connection of offshore wind farms to mainland power grids. Siemens said it still saw flat revenues in its fiscal year through the end of September, with an increase in earnings per share by at least 15 percent from last year's 5.08 euros. Analysts see 2013/14 revenue down 1.1 percent and earnings per share click here. up by 25 percent. ISM-Chicago's gauge of manufacturing activity in the Midwest region reached its lowest level since June 2013, widely missing expectations. Markets

01 Aug 2014
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Argentine Default To Hit Brazil Factories, Uruguay Resorts - Yahoo News

A Marcopolo spokesman declined to comment on what the default could mean for its outlook in Argentina. CEO Jose Rubens de la Rosa said on a June conference call that the lingering uncertainty in the country is "clearly" weighing on the company's performance. "It isn't the first time that this happens in Argentina," he said. "The government has asked us to be patient." BAD TIMING FOR BRAZIL Brazilian exports to Argentina have been shrinking over the past few years as the end of a global commodities boom weighed on Argentina's meager dollar reserves, prompting policymakers to impose capital controls and trade barriers. In a show of solidarity on Tuesday, Rousseff brushed aside Brazil's friendly rivalry with its biggest neighbor and sided with Argentine president Cristina Fernandez, browse saying that a few "speculators" are putting the "stability and the well-being" of entire nations at risk. Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega reiterated that view on Thursday and sought to play down the potential effect of Argentina's default on Brazil, saying it was "nonexistent" for now. In a worst-case scenario, the Argentine default could cost Brazil as much as 0.5 percentage points of growth in 2014, said Robert Wood of the Economist Intelligence Unit. With the Brazilian economy expected to expand just 0.9 percent this year, every decimal point of economic growth matters, especially in an election year. Shoemakers are particularly pessimistic.

01 Aug 2014
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