2014.07.11

News Headlines - 11 July 2014

BBC News - Strong earthquake hits the east of Japan

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake has hit an ocean area east of Iwaki city on the Japanese island of Honshu, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has said.
It hit 131km (81 miles) off Iwaki, at a depth of 10km, the USGS said. A tsunami warning has been issued.

Lord Carey: I support assisted dying - Telegraph

Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, is supporting moves to legalise assisted dying, it has emerged... Lord Carey argues that upholding the sanctity of human life without regard to suffering caused in the process could go against the spirit of Christian teaching.

Israel vows to continue airstrikes despite growing pressure

As the Palestinian death toll rose, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Friday to continue to target members of Hamas with air strikes in Gaza until rockets the militant group has been firing into Israel from the southern border halt.

Reynolds American, Lorillard Confirm Merger Talks - WSJ

Reynolds American Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire Lorillard Inc. that, if successful, would transform the U.S. tobacco industry and put additional corporate muscle behind the already hot electronic-cigarette market.

BBC News - Barclays to abolish the role of bank cashier

The age-old role of bank cashier is to be abolished by Barclays Bank.
Instead, from 1st October, 6,500 former branch workers will become known as "community bankers".
Barclays said customers now do most basic transactions digitally, but need to go to a branch for more "in depth" conversations.
The staff will receive an average pay rise of 2.8%, to reflect their promotion.


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