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Former US president Carter reveals he has cancer WASHINGTON: Former US president Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that recent liver surgery has shown he has cancer, and that it has spread.The 39th president, now aged 90, underwent an initially successful operation earlier this month to remove a "small mass.""That procedure revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body," he said in a brief written statement."I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment.""A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week," said the Nobel Peace Prize winner, whose two sisters, brother and father all died from pancreatic cancer.The Georgia native will be treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.President Barack Obama was among those who voiced their support, wishing his predecessor a "fast and full recovery.""Jimmy, you're as resilient as they come, and along with the rest of America, we are rooting for ...

US military chopper crashes near Okinawa TOKYO: A US military helicopter crashed into the sea off Japan's Okinawa island Wednesday and two crew members are missing, reports and local officials said.Japan's coastguard confirmed that it was rushing to the crash site but did not supply further details.Broadcaster NTV said two crew were missing."We received a report that the aircraft fell in waters east of Okinawa's main island," a coastguard official said."We have dispatched patrol boats and planes to the site at ...
Kerry says China and Russia 'very likely' reading his emails WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry accused China and Russia of "very likely" reading his emails Tuesday, adding that the US has and will continue to discuss cyber attacks with China."The answer is it is very likely. It is not ... outside the realm of possibility, and we know that they have attacked a number of American interests over the course of the last days," Kerry said on the TV show CBS Evening News.His ...
Gas pipeline blast in Mexico kills five MONTERREY: A gas pipeline belonging Pemex, Mexico's state oil giant, exploded Tuesday in the city of Monterrey killing at least five people, authorities said.Nuevo Leon state public safety chief Jorge Camacho Rincon said the charred remains of five people were found in a field just outside the city.Authorities said that two drills were found near the scene of the blast. They believe that the accident may have been caused by people trying to install their ...
Aerial Assault drone is armed with hacking weapons LAS VEGAS: Hackers' arsenal on Sunday was beefed up with a drone armed with weapons to crack into wireless computer networks at close range, whether they be in skyscrapers or walled compounds.David Jordan of US-based Aerial Assault was at an infamous Def Con hacker gathering showing off a drone that could be dispatched on missions to land atop buildings or hover outside walls and probe for cracks in computer networks."There has never been this capability ...
Trump refuses to apologize for 'blood' remark WASHINGTON: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Sunday refused to apologize for a crude attack on a female Fox News journalist that sparked widespread outrage, insisting he was misunderstood.The brash billionaire -- who is leading a packed Republican field of White House hopefuls -- found himself at the center of controversy after seeming to suggest that Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators of last week's presidential debate, was tough on him because she was menstruating."You ...
Software eccentric McAfee arrested for DUI: US media WASHINGTON: John McAfee, the reclusive anti-virus software creator who in recent years has had recurring trouble with the law, was arrested in the US this week for driving under the influence, American media reported.CNN reported that McAfee was arrested in the US state of Tennessee, where he now resides.He was also charged during his arrest with possessing a gun while intoxicated and reportedly has been freed on a $5,000 bond.After being released, McAfee told CNBC ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln