China’s Improving Economic Data Masks Deeper Problems

HONG KONG — China’s factories are beginning to hum again. Its consumers are opening their wallets. Its trade tensions with the United States are easing. On paper, the world’s second-largest economy looks as if it may be shrugging off its worst slowdown in nearly three decades. China reported economic growth …

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Grammys Head Deborah Dugan Removed 10 Days Before Ceremony

In the latest tumultuous twist for the Recording Academy, the embattled organization behind the Grammy Awards, the institution’s brand-new chief executive, Deborah Dugan, was removed from her position on Thursday, just 10 days before this year’s ceremony. In a statement late Thursday, the academy said that Ms. Dugan, who joined …

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Aussie Bolt trounced at Adelaide ATP

Australian wildcard Alex Bolt’s run at the Adelaide International has ended. Canadian second seed Felix Auger-Aliassime has demolished Bolt 6-3 6-0 in Thursday night’s quarter-final at Memorial Drive. Bolt, an Adelaide resident ranked 157 in the world, had no answers to a the world No.22 Auger-Aliassime, who will meet Russia’s …

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Sepsis death toll doubles estimate: report

The number of cases and deaths from sepsis in Australia is vastly underestimated with an education campaign and new healthcare standards needed to tackle the condition, experts say. The death toll from sepsis is almost twice as many as previously thought, while number of cases is triple previous estimates, according …

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Briton killed on Fraser Is had concerns

A British backpacker killed in a four-wheel drive rollover on Queensland’s Fraser Island was the only tourist not to drive the car “because she did not feel safe”, an inquest heard. Jade Fox, 22, from Maidstone, southeast of London, died when the 4WD flipped on a three-day “tagalong” tour of …

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