China’s embattled Evergrande property developer races to raise $1.5bn to pay debts

The company will use the money it raises from the sale to pay off debt and not bond interest


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British hopes destroyed after French player wins largest ever £184m EuroMillions jackpot
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Truck driver convicted in Colorado pileup that killed 4
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Mikel Arteta handed simple transfer choice to add to Arsenal leadership group
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Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez enjoy very passionate kiss after latest Blue Origin space flight
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More than 90 snakes found under Northern California home
Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under people’s homes
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Adele dramatically backtracks to declare she would duet with Peppa Pig
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Bill Clinton to remain in hospital as he recovers from urological infection
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Netflix fires employee trans activist for allegedly leaking internal documents
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British Army trials futuristic glasses with a monitoring system to track soldiers' eyes
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Squid Game inspires series of 'perverse' late notice letters to debtors - ‘Rather extreme’
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Thousands march in Puerto Rico, outraged over power outages
More than 4,000 people outraged over ongoing power outages in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico are marching to decry how the lack of electricity has affected their health, work and children’s schooling
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Netflix paid only £4million in UK tax last year despite earning £1billion from British subscribers
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Soldier dies after 'tank rolled over' in military training exercise on Salisbury Plain training area
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Ruling could block Alabama execution scheduled next week
A lethal injection next week in Alabama could be blocked after an appellate court ordered a judge to consider the inmate's mental disability claim
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Moscow slams US for ‘rudely violating’ naval law after destroyer chased from Russian water
RUSSIA has slammed the US for "rudely violating" maritime law after claiming a US naval destroyer had to be chased away from Russian territorial waters.
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Jurgen Klopp's forgotten man has chance to force Liverpool transfer U-turn vs Watford
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has struggled for game time at Liverpool this season, despite being fully fit, but Jurgen Klopp's injury problems could offer him a chance today
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Texas school district apologises for telling teachers they must include ‘opposing views’ on Holocaust
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'Lawless city?' Worry after Portland police don't stop chaos
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Davina McCall's touching tribute to Sarah Harding during Stand Up To Cancer
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Former Boeing test pilot pleads not guilty in 737 Max case
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David Amess: Police declare fatal stabbing of Tory MP a terrorist incident
Early investigations suggest a potential link to Islamist extremism, according to the Metropolitan Police
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David Amess: Fatal Stabbing Of MP Declared A Terrorist Incident
The fatal stabbing of Conservative MP David Amess has been declared a terrorist incident, the Metropolitan Police has said.The force said the investigation into the killing in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on Friday is being led by counter terrorism policing.In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said senior national coordinator for counter terrorism policing, deputy assistant commissioner Dean Haydon, had formally declared the incident as terrorism.The early investigation has revealed “a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism”, the force said.A 25-year-old man arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder is currently in custody at an Essex police station.As part of the investigation, officers are currently carrying out searches at two addresses in the London area, the Met said.The force believe the man acted alone and are not seeking anyone else in connection with the matter at this time but inquiries into the circumstances of the incident are continuing.This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Follow HuffPost UK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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Parts of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal were 'always provisional', admits Lord Frost
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Sir Elton John tops UK singles chart for the first time in 16 years with Dua Lipa collaboration
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Judge bans dad from visiting daughter, 3, unless he gets coronavirus vaccine
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Jesy Nelson fails to top the charts with solo single amid 'blackfishing' backlash
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Comment on Peter Kay makes £2.7m in a year and is now worth £35m – despite quitting fame by Amanda Devlin
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Davina McCall remembers Sarah Harding and her ‘great legacy’ on Stand Up To Cancer
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Mum whose hate of Christmas left her unable to speak is given diagnosis
Stephanie Hughes said that she had struggled in social situations and would be left being unable to speak or swallow at events like Christmas but has now worked out why
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QAnon figure says he's running for Congress in Arizona
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Our wonderful NHS... now it's terminal: BEL MOONEY argues the problems are MUCH deeper 
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