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Alaska unemployment rate continues to rise, labor report finds

Richland County's jobless rate dropped from 5.4 percent in August to 4.8 percent. The last time Alaska's unemployment rate was 6.9 percent was in August 2014. Its labor pool grew about 350 people between September 2016 and August 2016. Government saw the biggest monthly increase of 4,900 jobs and additional gains were seen in educational and health services (up 3,100) and professional and business services (up 1,100).


United Nations says to pursue perpetrators of war crimes in Aleppo

United Nations says to pursue perpetrators of war crimes in Aleppo

The Russian military said Tuesday that two F-16 fighter jets of the Belgian air force were detected in an attack against the village of Hassajek near Aleppo, which left six Syrian civilians dead and at least four wounded. The resolution demanded that warring parties "in particular the Syrian authorities and their allies", allow unrestricted humanitarian access to desperate civilians and "end immediately all bombardments and military flights over Aleppo city".



Suspicious device declared 'not viable' in Devon

A 19-year-old man was arrested in north London yesterday over the device that was found on the Jubilee line on Thursday. While there, they found a device that was deemed suspicious and risky. A member of staff said: "We haven't got a clue what's going on, police haven't given us any information at the moment but they're not letting anyone through the cordon".


Gold prices set for first weekly gain since September

Gold prices set for first weekly gain since September

Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,267.23 an ounce by 2:57 p.m. EDT (1857 GMT). Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. Gold demand from Asia, including China, India and exchange-traded funds (ETF), has helped prop up prices this week.



Indian bank authorities say 3.2 million debit cards hacked

An worldwide firm Payment Card Industry Security Standard Council is reported to be conducting a forensic audit of the security breach and it is likely to submit a report by month end. While the potential breach impacts a large number of debit card holders, the number of cards affected accounts for just 0.5 percent of the almost 700 million debit cards issued by banks in India.


Samsung expects to lose $5.4 billion on Galaxy Note 7

Samsung expects to lose $5.4 billion on Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has sold 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units but has so far confirmed 1.9 million units have been returned. "It will have to spend a lot of money to recover and much work has to be done". Experts say Samsung may have rushed to conclude the Note 7's problem was a battery issue and it may take a long time to find the real cause. According to Samsung, "The company already allocated the expected direct cost from the discontinuation of Galaxy Note7 sales in its third quarter earnings ...