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British house price rises picked up speed in August and households recovered some confidence which had plunged after June's Brexit vote, according to surveys that added to signs of calm among consumers after the unexpected referendum result. Economists polled by Reuters had expected house prices to rise 4.8 percent. In monthly terms, house prices rose by 0.6 percent, from a rise of 0.5 percent in July.
ACCRA (Reuters) - Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping said on Tuesday that election results his team has collated from almost all of the country's regions show he has defeated President Ali Bongo, whose family has been in power for nearly 50 years. Gabon's interior minister was to announce official results from Saturday's election on Tuesday evening. The government has warned that anyone who announces results before the electoral commission has done so is breaking the law, and it has accused Ping of trying to destabilise the country. ...
RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Outer Banks will likely be drenched as a tropical weather system blows by with up to 5 inches of heavy rain. But the storm was not expected to surpass tropical-storm strength before curving out to sea on Wednesday.