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Erdogan: Turkish forces killed DAESH chief in Syria

AP – Turkish forces have killed the leader of the DAESH terrorist group during an operation in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late Sunday.
Erdogan told TRT Turk television in an interview that the terrorist group’s leader, code-named Abu Hussein al-Qurayshi, was killed in a strike conducted on Saturday.

Nurses in England walk out again

AFP – Nurses in England walked out again Monday, with some critical services due to be hit for the first time.
The industrial action is the latest stoppage in an increasingly bitter dispute with the government over pay and conditions.
The 28-hour strike, which started at 8:00 pm on Sunday, came after members of the Royal College of Nursing earlier this month voted to reject a 5% government pay increase

Lula pledges new minimum wage policy

REUTERS – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva pledged on Sunday to introduce a new policy of real increases in the minimum wage and announced plans to raise the income tax exemption for lower-income earners.
The remarks, made during a radio and TV broadcast for Labor Day, which is a national holiday on Monday, reinforce leftist Lula’s strategy of boosting workers’ disposable income to help spur economic growth.


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