Kenya: Woman rescued after 6 days in collapsed building
Factbox: The war for AleppoAleppo has been a main battleground in the Syrian war. WHERE IS ALEPPO? MAJOR EVENTS IN THE WAR FOR ALEPPO The ancient Silk Road city was spared serious violence for the first year of the war until February, 2012, when a pro-Assad militia killed at least 10 people at a pro-democracy demonstration.
Ford to invest $182M in software development companyDEARBORN, Mich. (AP) ? Ford says it is investing $182 million in a San Francisco software development company called Pivotal.
Consumer watchdog proposes ban on some arbitration clausesNEW YORK (AP) ? If government regulators get their way, it's going to become a lot easier to sue your bank.
China e-commerce giant Alibaba's quarterly revenue leaps 39%
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's revenue surged 39 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2016, the company said Thursday, its fastest growth in the last four quarters. Revenue hit 24.18 billion yuan ($3.75 billion) for the three months to March, it said in its quarterly results announcement, defying both China's economic slowdown and increasing competition in the world's biggest e-commerce market. Alibaba's net income attributable to shareholders rose 85 percent year-on-year in the quarter ended in March to $832 million, the company said.
Rising petroleum shares boost US stocks
MMA fighter Jordan Parsons dies after hit-and-run crashDELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) ? Police in Florida say mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons has died three days after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.
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Pentagon says fewer sex-assault victims faced retaliationWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Pentagon is lowering its estimate of the number of people it believes have faced retaliation for making claims of sexual assault, arguing that what might sometimes feel like revenge may actually be an attempt to help.
Burundi police say 450 people killed in political violence in past year
More than 450 people have been killed in Burundi in unrest that began a year ago, the police said in a report on the crisis that has raised fears of a return to the ethnically charged violence of civil war. "The report at the disposal of police shows that 451 people have been killed since the start of the crisis, including 77 police officers and 374 civilians," the police said. The crisis began when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced in April 2015 plans to run for a third term.