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President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged foreign businesses in the Philippines worried about his deadly drug war to "pack up and leave", as he launched another anti-American tirade before flying to Japan to attract investments. Duterte voiced outrage at comments made the previous day by the top US envoy to Asia that his fiery rhetoric and crime war, which has claimed about 3,700 lives in four months, were bad for business. "These Americans are really crazy," Duterte said, as he held up a newspaper with headlines reporting criticism from US assistant secretary of state Daniel Russel.
Strong US and China car sales and a drop in costs for the faulty ignitions recall helped General Motors double profits in the third quarter, the Detroit automaker reported Tuesday. Sales in the two key markets helped offset ongoing slumps in Europe, South America and elsewhere, with unit sales up 3.8 percent from a year ago to 2.42 million cars and trucks in the quarter, helped by a 17.3 percent jump in China. The company meanwhile warned that its hopes for a return to stability in Europe were at risk to fallout from Britain's vote to pull out of the European Union, including the weak pound.
Biologist Colleen Handel saw her first black-capped chickadee with the heartrending disorder in 1998. The tiny birds showed up at birdfeeders in Alaska's largest city with freakishly long beaks. Some beaks ...