Colombian military calls Venezuela’s invasion fears ‘ridiculous’

CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) – Venezuelan accusations that Colombia has been eyeing military action against its crisis-hit neighbor were “ridiculous,” the head of Colombia’s military forces said on Tuesday, during a visit to the border area. Venezuela’s powerful state prosecutor Tarek Saab said on Monday that Bogota was plotting to attack the oil-rich nation. “They are planning nothing less than a ...

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Airbnb’s ‘Experiences’ business on track for 1 million bookings, profitability

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Airbnb Inc’s year-old tours and activities business is booking tens of thousands of travelers every month and is likely to be profitable late next year, the company said on Tuesday, highlighting success in its efforts to grow beyond renting rooms and homes. More than a year ago, Airbnb announced a broad effort to become a full-fledged ...

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Christian Club Wins Court Case After Facing Discrimination by School District

An Indiana federal district court has sided in favor of the Child Evangelism Fellowship ministry in a discrimination case with the school district of Pike Township.   The court ruled the school district violated the First Amendment by requiring CEF to pay facilities-use fees for Good News Club meetings while waiving the fees for similar but non-religious groups.   The ...

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Oxfam: Minnie Driver withdraws support over Haiti scandal

Image copyright Reuters Actress Minnie Driver has stood down from her role as a celebrity ambassador for Oxfam. This follows claims that staff for the charity in Haiti and other countries paid vulnerable people for sex. In a statement that she was “nothing short of horrified” by the allegations. The British charity is accused of concealing the findings of an ...

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Newly free Saudi Prince Alwaleed gives to soccer club

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, freed two weeks ago from detention in a luxury hotel during a corruption sweep, said on Tuesday he was answering a government call to support local soccer clubs by donating half a million dollars. Prince Alwaleed, one of the country’s top international investors, says he spent his nearly three months ...

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Chipotle names Taco Bell chief Brian Niccol CEO

(Reuters) – Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N) on Tuesday said it had hired Brian Niccol from Yum Brands’ (YUM.N) Taco Bell unit as chief executive officer to turn around the formerly red-hot burrito chain that has been hurt by a series of food safety lapses. Shares of Chipotle were up 11 percent at $279 in extended trading. They had hit ...

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‘Dirty Dozen’ List Sheds Light on Sexualized Corporate Culture

In a recent report the National Center on Sexual Exploitation unveiled its annual list of what it deems are purveyors of filth. This year’s list includes online giant Amazon, cable supplier Comcast as well as education provider EBSCO. According to the NCOSE report “these companies masquerade as respectable family friendly entities” while violating basic decency by flooding society with products which promote gratuitous violence and ...

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Kilmarnock 3-2 Dundee – BBC Sport

Kilmarnock substitute Iain Wilson finishes a superb solo effort to score the winning goal against Dundee Substitute Iain Wilson scored a stunning late solo goal to secure 10-man Kilmarnock a win over Dundee. The teams were level at half-time after Sofien Moussa’s penalty cancelled out Eamonn Brophy’s opener for Killie. The home side’s Gary Dicker was sent off for two ...

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