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Nissan sales up but quarterly profit dips

Nissan Motor profit has dipped in the last quarter despite strong sales because of rising costs and slowing growth in China, the Japanese car maker says. The company said on Thursday its April-June net profit was 134.9 billion yen ($A1.5 billion), down one per cent from 136.4 billion yen the …

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Bieber hits photographer with truck:report

Justin Bieber has accidentally struck a photographer with his pick-up truck while trying to leave church in Beverly Hills. The Los Angeles Times reports the 57-year-old photographer was hospitalised on Wednesday night but his injuries were not life-threatening. The newspaper said Bieber “fully co-operated” with officers at the scene. Video …

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Samsung soars on back of chip demand

Samsung Electronics appears set to log record annual profit for 2017 as exploding use of data in mobile devices and the “memory super cycle” help it surmount the jailing of its de facto leader and sidestep losses from its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7s. South Korea’s largest company reported on Thursday …

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Nestle’s 1st-half profit up 19 per cent

Swiss food giant Nestle’s first-half earnings were up 19 per cent due to a one-time tax expense that affected profit a year earlier, while sales slipped as a result of divestments and currency issues. The company behind Maggi noodles, Stouffer’s frozen foods and KitKat chocolate bars on Thursday reported net …

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Deutsche Bank sees profit rebound

Deutsche Bank’s net profit rebounded to 466 million euros ($A680 million) in the second quarter from a mere 20 million euros a year earlier as the bank presses on with a long-term restructuring. Chief executive John Cryan said on Thursday the bank was making progress in cutting costs and increasing …

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William quits job to be full-time royal

Prince William will give up his day job when he completes his last shift as an air ambulance pilot to focus full time on his royal duties. The 35-year-old prince, the second-in-line to the British throne, announced in January he would quit his role as a pilot with the East …

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Ex-Park aide,minister jailed for blacklist

A South Korean court has sentenced the former presidential chief of staff and the former culture minister to prison for blacklisting thousands of artists deemed unfriendly to ousted president Park Geun-hye and denying them state support. The Seoul Central District Court on Thursday sentenced Park’s former aide Kim Ki-choon to …

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Man kills three in work dispute in China

A knife-wielding man killed three people and injured four in central China following a work dispute, the latest in a series of knife attacks in the country. A 40-year-old worker named Wang Xiang slashed three people with a kitchen knife at an office in the city of Wuhan on Thursday …

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Trump bans transgender people in military

President Donald Trump wants to ban transgender people from the US military, a move appealing to some in his conservative political base but creating uncertainty about the fate of thousands of transgender service members. The surprise announcement by Trump, who as a presidential candidate last year vowed to fight for …

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Prince William clips his wings

Sunday Night release a preview from Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, airing on July 30. Courtesy: Channel 7/Sunday Night Britain’s Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, at the controls of a Sea King rescue helicopter. Picture: AP / John Stillwell WILLIAM, The Duke of Cambridge will today complete …

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