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Italy rescues 3,300 boat migrants

The UN estimates that 40,000 people tried to cross the Mediterranean between January and April this year (file picture) Italy helped rescue a total of more than 3,300 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on Friday, the country’s coastguard has … Continue reading

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No £100 fine for late tax returns

People who have filed late tax returns have been let off paying a £100 fine for missing the deadline, HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed. But the penalty has only been waived for individuals who provide a “reasonable” excuse for … Continue reading

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Boy, 16, charged with knife murders

Nahid Almanea was attacked on her way to university and James Attfield was stabbed a few months earlier A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murders of a man and a woman in Colchester. Saudi national Nahid Almanea, 31, … Continue reading

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Silk Road drug site founder jailed

Ulbricht was given two life sentences The founder of online illegal drug marketplace “The Silk Road”, Ross Ulbricht, has been sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors say that his dark web site sold more than $200m (£131m) worth of drugs … Continue reading

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U.S. economy contracts in first quarter; dollar hurts corporate profits

WASHINGTON The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls, a resurgent dollar and disruptions at West Coast ports, but activity already has rebounded modestly. The government on Friday slashed its … Continue reading

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Wall St. ends down after weak economic data but gains in May

U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday as data showed the economy contracted in the first quarter but indexes still posted gains for the month. Transportation shares also weighed on the market, extending recent losses. The Dow Jones transportation average .DJT … Continue reading

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Strong sales could shift Ford, GM to higher gear

NEW YORK Shares of U.S. automakers may finally be able to accelerate. Investors are closely awaiting next week’s May sales data, expected to come in near record levels. Meeting those forecasts could be enough to lift the sector – among … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Stifel in lead to buy Barclays’ U.S. wealth unit

Investment bank Stifel Financial Corp (SF.N) is in advanced negotiations to acquire Barclays Plc’s (BARC.L) U.S wealth management unit, according to three people familiar with the situation. Stifel is now negotiating key aspects with Barclays, although a deal is not … Continue reading

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BBC uncovers tax avoidance scheme

HMRC has promised to ‘pursue users and promoters’ of the tax avoidance scheme Anderson Group, one of the recruitment industry’s most high-profile companies, is promoting an “aggressive” tax avoidance scheme which experts are calling “abusive”. The scheme works by exploiting … Continue reading

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Myanmar hits back on migrant blame

Myanmar has refused to be singled out for blame for the Asia migrant crisis at a conference of the regional grouping Asean in Bangkok. Delegates said the situation was at an alarming level. Representatives of the US and UN are … Continue reading

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Online News

The advantages of receiving news directly on your computer or wireless device are becoming increasingly apparent and more popular every day. Unlike hardcopy newspapers that are delivered to subscribers at specific times, online news is available to readers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Another crucial selling point is the ability to read about breaking news from around the world virtually as it happens. Many established and well respected newspapers also reap the financial benefits by cutting down on printing costs as more and more people subscribe to online news publications and websites.

With the technologies of RSS (Real Simple Syndication) and Atom news feeds, Rocket News provides readers with a host of news categories that are continually being updated. They also offer users the unique opportunity to receive more in depth coverage about the people and stories behind current events. A simple click can take you to past articles or pieces that relate to stories that you need more information about. Video clips of recent news stories can also bring a different perspective when one can view a particular story directly from the location that it has taken place in. Whether you need the latest in business news, finance news, health news or the latest in fashion or celebrity news, you can be sure you are getting the most recent stories about issues that matter to you.

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Online News has also created a timelier format for bringing you stories when they happen since they do not have the scheduling restrictions that even broadcast journalism is faced with. For those whose careers depend on having the latest news in business or finance, they know that the information they need is always at their fingertips. Whether one is at the office, traveling on business or even away on holiday, you can receive important alerts via e-mail directly on your laptop, cell phone or other wireless device, ensuring that you will always be able to stay on top of the latest news. Online news also does away with having to carry around hardcopies of several newspapers in order to have the stories you need throughout your day, no matter where you are.