Crews tackle fire at Emma Bridgewater pottery factory in Stoke

Image copyright Craig James Harris Image caption The blaze was brought under control within 90 minutes Six fire crews tackled a blaze at a pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent. The fire in a building at the Emma Bridgewater site was brought under control within 90 minutes, Staffordshire’s fire service said. One building at the factory in Lichfield Street, Hanley was “well ...

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Musk’s tunnel-boring firm seeks U.S. tariff exemption for Chinese parts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A company owned by Elon Musk that is trying to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels has asked the Trump administration to exempt it from tariffs for some Chinese-made tunnel boring machine components, warning the tariffs could significantly delay a planned tunnel between New York and Washington. FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk arrives to speak at ...

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‘That’s Amazing’: Bethel Church Team Helping with Wildfire Clean-up Discovers Powerful Reminder from God’s Word

Bethel Church in California is ministering to victims of the wildfires there even as many members of their congregation have experienced loss as well. Recently, according to a post on social media, the team discovered a burnt page that survived the flames amidst all the rubble and ashes.  “It was encouraging to the team to find the pages, and there ...

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U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military over Rohingya crackdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units, accusing them of “ethnic cleansing” against Rohingya Muslims and widespread human rights abuses across the Southeast Asian nation. Rohingya refugees, who crossed the border from Myanmar two days before, walk after they received permission from the Bangladeshi army to ...

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Washington bridge plunge teenager ‘asked for a push’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo caught the moment that Jordan Holgerson was pushed off the bridge A teenager who shoved her friend off a 60ft tall (18m) bridge causing serious injuries said in a televised interview that her friend had asked for the push. “She wanted to jump and she was scared, and she had asked ...

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SEC says it continues to study frequency of company reporting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Securities and Exchange Commission will continue to study the frequency of public company reporting after President Donald Trump called on the agency to consider shifting from quarterly to semiannual reports, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Jay Clayton, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, listens during an interview with CNBC at the ...

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Italy acts to revoke motorway concession after bridge collapse

GENOA (Reuters) – Italy’s government on Friday launched a formal procedure aimed at revoking concessions held by Autostrade per l’Italia to operate toll highways after a bridge it managed collapsed this week, killing at least 38 people. Some members of the governing coalition had earlier hinted that less drastic steps, such as a fine, may be considered, but the leaders ...

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When flying to Mars is your day job

Image copyright Farah Alibay Image caption “As a kid… I never really thought there was a job where you worked on spacecraft.” Sending missions to Mars for a living sounds like a dream job. But not every day can be launch day – so what do Nasa’s spacecraft engineers get up to the rest of the time? Dr Farah Alibay ...

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