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Global Stocks Fall Further After China Devalues Yuan

Investors sell shares in exporters and commodity-linked companies exposed to China’s economy<p>By<p>Christopher Whittall and<p>Christopher Whittall<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@Chris_Whittall<p>christopher.whittall@wsj.com<p>Tommy Stubbington<p>Tommy Stubbington<p>The Wall Street …

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Should You Worry if You Accidentally Swallow an Insect?

Most bugs are benign to swallow. A scientist explains when there’s cause for concern.<p>It happens every day: You’re out for a run or motorboating on the lake and, whoosh, an insect lands in your mouth. The ick factor is high, but can it cause any real harm? One expert, Bobbi Pritt, a microbiologist, …

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Australia’s Northern Territory Pushes to Become Seventh State

Sparsely populated area could enjoy greater political and economic control, better Aboriginal representation in Canberra<p>CANBERRA, Australia—Australia’s Northern Territory is twice the size of Texas, but that has not been enough to secure a status that ranks it as a state in the country’s …

Why the Prison Population Is Graying

Inmates aged 50 years and older represent the fastest growing population in federal and state prisons. In January, The Wall Street Journal highlighted research that attributes much of the growth to more middle-age offenders entering prison.<p>Jeremy Luallen and Chris Cutler of research firm Abt …

We need new leaders: women of South Sudan's Bentiu camp speak

More than 100,000 now live in this base for internally displaced people in the world’s newest country. Inside the camp, three women tell their stories<p>The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in the UN compound in Bentiu has risen above 100,000, the organisation has announced, making it the …

U.S. Airstrike Kills Seven in Afghanistan

Incident threatens to strain links between allies battling the Taliban and Islamic State<p>KABUL—A U.S. airstrike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least seven Afghan soldiers, local officials said, an incident that threatens to strain relations between allies who are battling the Taliban and …

Tokyo Olympic Stadium Design Falls at Cost Hurdle

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scraps design for planned centerpiece of 2020 Games, orders restart<p>TOKYO—After weeks of criticism over the cost of Tokyo’s new Olympic Stadium, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that his government would scrap the current design for the central venue of the 2020 Summer …

Texas Investor Sid Bass to Lend Blue Bell Creameries Up to $125 Million

Deal could give the Bass family a one-third stake in the ice-cream maker<p>Texas billionaire Sid Bass agreed to lend Blue Bell Creameries LP up to $125 million to help the ice-cream maker rebound from a sweeping recall, and the deal could give the Bass family a one-third stake in the private …

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