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Costco faces lawsuit over sale of prawns allegedly farmed by slave labor

A<p>Costco Wholesale Corp.customer sued the retailer on allegations that it knowingly sold frozen prawns that were the product of slave labor.<p>The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, alleges that Costco was aware that the prawns it purchased from its …

Serena Williams seals WTA Finals title with crushing win over Simona Halep

Serena Williams overcame a shaky start to power past Simona Halep and claim a fifth WTA Finals title in Singapore. Many had suggested that Williams was a fading force after she failed to reach the quarter-finals at the first three grand slams of the year, but she came back to win a third …

US-led air strikes on Syria have killed more than 500 Isis and al-Nusra fighters

US-led air strikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamist militants, since they began last month, activists said as fighting continued in the border town of Kobani.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, said …

Oil baron Nelson Bunker Hunt dies

Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. He was 88.<p>Hunt died on Tuesday at a Dallas assisted living centre after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, said his brother, W …