Officials say North Korea returning remains shows improved relations

A US military plane made a rare flight into North Korea on Friday to retrieve 55 cases said to contain the remains of US service members missing since the Korean War — a move US officials hailed as a sign of improving relations between the two longtime enemies. The Air Force C-17 left Osan Air…
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How Architect Geoffrey Bawa Improved His Corner of Paradise

Courtesy of Geoffrey Bawa Trust

Whatever is the country crib equivalent of a man-crush, I had it.

It materialized mere minutes after arriving at Lunuganga, a vast, pastoral estate set on the southern skirts of a famously teardrop-shaped Sri Lanka. Marked only by a iron gate with an elusive bell above it—behind which lies a steep hill to climb, as the grounds come into focus—it was was where, chaperoned by a beaming guide in a white sarong, the heart unclenched.

“And this is where Mr. Bawa would have tea in the morning,” the guide was saying, shortly after, leading me to an artfully shaded nook and pointing to an ancient bell strung from a tree. It is, I soon learned, one of 14 distinct bells scattered through the 25 acres of house and garden, each one used by the master of the house to summon meals and beverages to specific spots on the property (a 5 p.m. G&T bench, for instance!), depending on the axis of the sun.

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Associated British Foods Announces Improved Full Year Outlook – Quick Facts

Associated British Foods plc (ASBFY.PK, ABF.L) announced the Group expects to report good growth in adjusted operating profit and adjusted earnings per share for the 52 weeks to 16 September 2017. Adjusted operating profit for the group will be well ahead of last year. In its third quarter trading update on 6 July, Associated British Foods reported an improvement in expectation for the group’s full year underlying operating performance as a result of a stronger profit delivery from Primark. The Group noted that since that time it has experienced an even lower level of markdown which has further improved full year outlook.
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