from FaithWorld:

Hindu monk’s temple mission in India a headache for Modi

July 18, 2016

Sharad Sharma, a spokesman of Hindu nationalist group Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), walks past a wall with inscription of Hindu religious book Ramayana, in a temple in Ayodhya in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Rupam Jain

(Sharad Sharma, a spokesman of Hindu nationalist group Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), walks past a wall with inscription of Hindu religious book Ramayana, in a temple in Ayodhya in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Rupam Jain)

from FaithWorld:

Pakistan’s Muslim “selfie” cleric investigated over social media star’s murder

July 18, 2016

Social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, who was strangled in what appeared to be an "honour killing," in Multan, Pakistan, is pictured in a selfie on her Facebook page. Qandeel Baloch/Facebook/via Reuters

(Social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch  in a selfie on her Facebook page. Qandeel Baloch/Facebook/via Reuters)

from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: The Art of the Comeback comes back

July 18, 2016

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Surrendered Turkish soldiers who were involved in the coup are beaten by a civilian on Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016.     REUTERS/Stringer EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSIA8V

Surrendered Turkish soldiers who were involved in the coup are beaten by a civilian on Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

from Breakingviews:

Turkey will pay high price for political stability

July 18, 2016

President Tayyip Erdogan is reasserting control with a vengeance. His crackdown after Turkey’s attempted military coup offers stability of sorts, which explains why domestic markets have pared some of their kneejerk losses. But it also engenders uncertainty, which investors loathe. Luring foreign money to the country will now be harder.

from Reuters News Now:

Monday Morning Briefing: Baton Rouge victim: ‘I wonder if this city loves me’

July 18, 2016

Montrell Jackson was 32 years old. He was a 10-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police department. He was once injured trying to save a young child from a burning building, according to the Advocate, the city's local paper. And a few months ago, he welcomed a son into the world. Yesterday, he was one of three officers killed by an ex-Marine sergeant who served in Iraq.

from Breakingviews:

SoftBank’s $32 bln ARM bet gives investors a shock

July 18, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Parliament holds the key

July 17, 2016

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The Indian parliament building is pictured behind marigold flowers in New DelhiThe Nifty rallied past the psychological mark of 8,500 for the first time in 11 months to close at 8,541. Global markets were buoyed by better-than-expected U.S. jobs data and cheered the victory of Japan’s ruling coalition in the upper house election. PM Shinzo Abe is expected to unveil a fresh stimulus package to help the country’s stagnant economy.

from Alison Frankel:

Litigation funder facing SEC fraud claims made bad bets on mass torts

July 15, 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday accused the litigation financier RD Legal Capital and its founder, New Jersey lawyer Roni Dersovitz, of deceiving investors in the $170 million fund about where their money was being deployed. By 2015, as The Wall Street Journal was the first to report, Dersovitz's interrelated funds were heavily concentrated in an anti-terror case accusing Iran of responsibility for the 1983 bombing of Marine barracks in Beirut. But even though more than $100 million of RD Legal's capital was tied up in the litigation against Iran, according to the SEC order instituting an administrative proceeding against the funds, RD principals allegedly told investors repeatedly that their exposure to the case was limited and that the funds' primary strategy was buying legal fee receivables in cases that had already been settled.

from Breakingviews:

Yahoo’s failure clarifies future for U.S. spinoffs

July 15, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Viewsroom:

Viewsroom: Brexit; Pokemon Go; Minimum wage

July 15, 2016

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New UK Prime Minister Theresa May is assembling a cabinet that may deliver Brexit-lite. Meanwhile, the surprising success of Pokemon Go bodes well for much broader use of augmented reality. And Jamie Dimon has both selfish and smart reasons for boosting bank teller pay.