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Northern California wildfire doubles in size, displaces thousands

Firefighters watch the Rocky Fire advance in Lake County, CaliforniaA wildfire raging through the foothills and canyons of northern California's coastal mountains more than doubled in size as it roared into its fifth day on Sunday, leaving two dozen homes in charred ruins and displacing thousands of residents.

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China freezes US fund Citadel's account in war on stock speculation

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's markets regulator has suspended a trading account of U.S.-based hedge fund Citadel LLC, the fund said on Monday, in the watchdog's first known move against a big foreign investor as it battles to prop up China's ailing stock markets.

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Lloyds shareholders question government's sale plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Shareholders in Britain's Lloyds Banking Group are calling on the government to rethink plans to sell down its stake in the lender to ensure taxpayers get the best deal.

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Police ID suspect in killing of officer; manhunt underway

Memphis police canvas an area near where Police Officer Sean Bolton was fatally shot during a traffic stop Saturday, in Memphis, Tenn., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal via AP)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search for the man is underway.

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Greeks brace for stock market carnage after five-week shutdown

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will take another step away from full-on crisis mode on Monday by opening its stock market for the first time in five weeks, although immediate heavy losses are expected.

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China July factory activity shrinks most in two years: Caixin PMI

Workers install the chassis along a production line at a truck factory of Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd (JAC Motors) in HefeiChina's factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell and dashing hopes that the world's second-largest economy may be steadying, a private survey showed on Monday.

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Asian stocks near 2015 lows on China economy worry, dollar strong

People are reflected in board showing market indices in TokyoAn index of Asian shares outside Japan fell close to this year's lows thanks to a deepening selloff in commodities and concerns over slowing growth in China, while the dollar held its ground against a basket of currencies. China's factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell, according to a private survey that dashed hopes that the economy may be steadying.

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Noble brings forward quarterly results

Asian commodities trader reassures it has ‘ample funds’ to meet $735m bond redemption

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Noble brings forward quarterly results

Asian commodities trader reassures it has ‘ample funds’ to meet $735m bond redemption

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Manhunt under way for killer of Memphis police officer

A manhunt was under way on Sunday in Tennessee for a parolee suspected of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer who apparently interrupted a drug transaction when he stopped to investigate an illegally parked car, police said. The slain policeman, Sean Bolton, 33, was confronted by the gunman and shot multiple times during a brief scuffle after the officer pulled up to the parked car and shined his spotlight on the vehicle, Memphis police said in a statement. Investigators also recovered a handgun in a field near the shooting scene, the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper reported.

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