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Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks in the last two weeks of May 2016, even as European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations.
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The shipwrecks appear to account for the largest loss of life reported in the Mediterranean since April 2015, when a single ship sank with an estimated 800 people trapped inside
Humanitarian organizations say that many migrant boats sink without a trace, with the dead never found, and their fates only recounted by family members who report their failure to arrive in Europe.
It's hardly a dog's life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama's pets, Bo and Sunny.
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The pair of Portuguese water dogs — Bo with his distinctive white chest and front paws, and the all-black Sunny — are canine ambassadors for the White House, very popular and so in demand that they have schedules, like the president.
"Everybody wants to see them and take pictures," Michelle Obama said
"I get a memo at the beginning of the month with a request for their schedules, and I have to approve their appearances." Read more
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China is hooked on debt, and the policymakers' idea of treating the addiction could make things worse.
Chinese officials said two months ago they will make it easier for commercial banks to swap problem loans in overindebted companies for stock, in a maneuver known as a debt-for-equity swap.
The plan may allow conversions of up to $155 billion of bad loans, Bloomberg reported, which could help prevent struggling firms from default.
This plan could, depending on who you talk to, simply move debt from one party to another, or alternatively incentivize the wrong kind of behavior.
The chief of Mizuho Financial Group Inc. said Japan risks a credit-rating downgrade if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delays a scheduled sales-tax increase without explaining how the government plans to cut its deficit.
HBONote: Spoilers for "Game of Thrones" ahead.
The death toll has been rising exponentially on the current season of "Game of Thrones." That's a necessary evil as the show winnows down the contenders for the Iron Throne.
But that doesn't mean that fans have become numb to the casualties. Each death still inspires stunned reactions from fans and drives a huge amount of colorful commentary on social media.
Viewers are still reeling from the events that led up to Hodor's (Kristian Nairn) death and the origin of his name in Sunday's episode.