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Migrants arrive in boats at British RAF base in Cyprus

British and Cypriot authorities are in talks over who will take responsibility for the 114 migrants that came ashore at RAF Akrotiri<p>British diplomats are in talks trying to persuade Cyprus to take responsibility for more than 100 migrants who washed up on sovereign UK territory at an RAF air base …

Credit Suisse to raise $6 billion as new CEO shows his hand | Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse plans to raise 6 billion Swiss francs (4 billion pounds) from investors, slim down its investment bank and cut jobs as new chief Tidjane Thiam embarks on the biggest overhaul of the Swiss bank in almost a decade.<p>Credit Suisse is emphasising wealth management and …

Investing

Toyota issues global recall of 6.5 million cars

Toyota has announced a global recall of 6.5 million cars to fix power window switches that can short circuit and catch fire.<p>The driver's side switches on some models have been found to malfunction if they did not receive enough grease during the manufacturing process, Toyota said.<p>In some cases, the …

EU set to greenlight FedEx/TNT Express tieup

FedEx and TNT said they had been informed by the European Commission that "no Statement of Objections will be issued," over FedEx's 4.4-billion-euro deal to buy Dutch rival TNT Express © Getty Images/AFP/File Justin Sullivan<p>San Francisco (AFP) - The European Union is expected to approve FedEx's …

U.K. budget deficit narrows in September

LONDON--The U.K.'s budget deficit narrowed as public finances had their best September in eight years, government statisticians said Wednesday, a …

Economy

Friendly robot Pepper makes European debut in France

The test run involves seven robots stationed in different parts of a Claye-Souilly region Carrefour store, where they are programmed to do things such as suggest food recipes or wine choices, or assess customer satisfaction, Magali Cubier of Aldebaran Robotics told AFP.<p>"The main focus is to …

Yahoo will now Google your search queries

In its third-quarter earnings report, Yahoo said that it will begin showing search results from Google, alongside others from Microsoft’s Bing as well as its own engine.<p>The company noted that it’s entered into a three-year, non-exclusive agreement with Google to display results to mobile and …

Magic Leap’s first real-world AR demo is amazing

Magic Leap showed off a clip demonstrating the capabilities of its augmented reality technology at the WSJD Live conference today, and it’s brilliant.<p>The Google-funded company claims the demo was shot directly through its headset without special effects. You can see a little floating robot as well …

Augmented Reality

Mourinho aims barbs at referee, Wenger

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho resumed his hostility towards referees and his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger after his team's 0-0 draw at Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday.<p>Mourinho was fined £50,000 ($77,000, 68,000 euros) by England's Football Association and given a suspended …

Cancer-causing worm could help heal chronic wounds, researchers find

Oriental liver fluke responsible for the deaths of 26,000 people a year secretes a growth factor that accelerates wound healing and blood vessel growth<p>Researchers have found a cancer-causing parasitic worm responsible for the deaths of about 26,000 people a year could prove useful in healing …

Australian Universities

23andMe will start giving customers health data again after limited FDA approval

But not as much as it could before DNA test was banned<p>Almost two years after it was ordered to stop selling its DNA analysis service by the US Food and Drug Administration, genetic testing company 23andme is set to announce that it will once again provide its customers with health data, <i>The New York</i> …

A possible – not likely – alien megastructure

KIC 8462852 is an oddly dimming star – 1,500 light-years away. It might or might not be surrounded by vast megastructures in space, built by …

Vulture's genes help it thrive on rotting flesh

Scavenger found to have genetic traits that account for a stalwart stomach and powerful immune system that let it carry on eating carrion<p>A diet of putrid rotting flesh may not be your cup of tea, but to the cinereous vulture, found across southern Europe and Asia, it is positively delightful. This …

Emperor penguins' feathers defy conventional wisdom, study finds

Emperor penguins eat, sleep and breed in one of the harshest environments in the world -- icy Antarctica, in temperatures that can dip below -40 in the winter. It would be easy to assume that they have the thickest, densest feathers in the bird world.<p>But a new study reveals that's not the case -- …

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Carrots?

Earthy-sweet, versatile carrots may be a staple in most American kitchens, but that doesn't mean there aren't more uses to explore for the orange, red, and purple-hued veggies. A mammoth group of our Hey Chef panelists responded with their favorite ways to use carrots, from juicing-and-reducing to …

Carrots

Morning News: Take the Train to Cuba (No, Really)

A travel company sells Cuba by rail, while Four Seasons dials up its Wi-Fi around the world.<p>Take the train to Cuba! No, really. Vacations By Rail has announced 12-day, people-to-people cultural exchange tours in 2016, which begin with overnight rail travel aboard Amtrak’s "Silver Meteor" from New …

Cuba

Chinese President Xi Jinping Relishes in Pomp and Pageantry During U.K. Visit

The imperial imagery was unmistakable. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II and Xi Jinping, two descendants of empire, rolled through London in a royal …

China