Rough arrest of Black teen in southern Louisiana prompts internal police probe

One Lafayette officer was put on leave and two more taken of regular duties, following bowling alley confrontation. Police in southern Louisiana put one officer on leave, removed two more from regular duty and launched an internal probe of their confrontation with two Black teens, officials said Thursday. Bystander video appeared to show at least […]

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SoftBank reevaluating options trading strategy: Bloomberg News

SoftBank Group Corp 9984.T is considering changing its strategy of using derivatives to invest in tech stocks, Bloomberg News reported citing people familiar with the matter. The report here said SoftBank executives had met investors in recent days to assure them that the bets are “relatively conservative”. SoftBank has told investors that its positions have […]

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Afghan government to start talks with Taliban, raising hopes for peace after decades of war

From 2009 to last year, more than 100,000 civilians were killed or injured in the war-torn nation, according to United Nations estimates. Long-awaited talks between the Taliban and an Afghan delegation that includes members of the government are due to begin Saturday, in a diplomatic breakthrough that could bring the country a step closer to […]

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