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Jet trainer planes from BAE arrive in Oman

July 31 (UPI) — The Sultanate of Oman has taken delivery of the first two of eight Hawk advanced trainer jets from BAE systems, the company announced on Monday. The Mark 166 aircraft arrived at Masirah Air Base on Saturday, just days after the arrival of the first Eurofighter Typhoon …

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Jet plotters 'planned to detonate meat mincer'

UK intelligence helped foil an alleged plot to bring down a plane using poisonous gas or a crude bomb disguised as a meat mincer, according to Sky sources. Four men were arrested in raids in Sydney on Saturday night, with Australian officials claiming their alleged preparations to target an aircraft …

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Wyndham Hotel Group buys Love Home Swap for $53M

Large hotel chains are feeling the heat from Airbnb and other startups building digital marketplaces for travelers with a more flexible range of places to stay, and more flexible prices to match. And that is leading some of them to make acquisitions. RCI, a division of the Wyndham Hotel Group, …

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Trump swears in new White House chief of staff

US President Donald Trump has sworn in his new chief of staff John Kelly. Mr Kelly replaces Reince Priebus, who had grappled with infighting during his six months in the job and had been involved in a feud with Mr Trump’s new communications director Anthony Scaramucci. Mr Trump praised Mr Kelly …

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South African farmers in 'coffin case' plead not guilty

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson are on trial in South Africa Two white farmers accused of forcing a black South African into a coffin and threatening to pour petrol over him and burn him alive have pleaded not guilty. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins …

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Two injured in Co Waterford stabbing

Two people are in hospital following a stabbing incident in Co Waterford. A man and a woman are both being treated for non-life threatening injuries at University Hospital Waterford. Gardaí were called to the scene in the Thompson Lane area of Dungarvan town in the early hours of this morning. …

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One Thing Texas Instruments, Inc. Does Right

While not as sexy as a disruptive technology or a hot new product, skillful capital allocation is among the most important strengths a company can have in building long-term shareholder value. It’s the subject of William Thorndike’s book on outstanding CEOs, The Outsiders , and also that of Warren Buffett’s …

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Lampert's Latest Loan Won't Save Sears Holdings

While Sears Holdings ‘ (NASDAQ: SHLD) agreement with Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) to sell Kenmore brand appliances on the e-commerce leader’s site sent the retailer’s stock soaring, shares were already moving higher after it was reported that Chairman and CEO Eddie Lampert had thrown another $200 million loan Sears’ way. Investors …

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