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US expands blacklist to include China’s top AI startups ahead of trade talks

08 October 2019

WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI – The United States government widened its trade blacklist to include some of China’s top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington... Read More

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Pope installs new cardinals to set future direction of church

06 October 2019

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis installed new cardinals on Saturday, putting his stamp on the future of the Roman Catholic Church with men who share his vision for social justice, the rights of immigrants and dialogue with Islam. Read More

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Fires down in Amazon

06 October 2019

BRASILIA – The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has receded, falling 36 per cent in September from August to well below a 20-year historic average for the month, amid improved weather conditions and containment efforts by the country’s military. Read More

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House Democrats subpoena White House for documents in Trump impeachment probe

05 October 2019

WASHINGTON – United States House Democrats on Friday subpoenaed the White House for documents they want to see as part of their impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. Read More

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Police fire tear gas as protests swell after Hong Kong imposes emergency powers

04 October 2019

HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam invoked colonial-era emergency powers last used more than 50 years ago on Friday, in a dramatic move that enraged protesters who took to the streets of the Chinese-ruled city within hours. Read More

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Diahann Carroll, pioneering star of Julia and Dynasty, dies at 84

04 October 2019

Diahann Carroll, who pioneered television with her starring role in the 1968 series Julia, died Friday, her daughter Suzanne Kay confirmed to CNN. Carroll was 84. She died early Friday, following a battle with breast cancer, according to her publicist Jeffery Lane.... Read More

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Ecuador declares state of emergency as fuel protesters block roads

04 October 2019

QUITO – Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency on Thursday as nationwide protests broke out over the end of decades-old fuel subsidies in a government fiscal reform package worth more than $2 billion a year. Read More

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Paris police employee stabs four to death in force headquarters

03 October 2019

PARIS – A 45-year-old IT assistant at the police headquarters in central Paris went on a knife rampage inside the building on Thursday, killing three police officers and an administrative worker before he was shot dead by an officer, French officials said. Read More

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Swiss banks benefit as rich Britons line up escape route from Brexit chaos

03 October 2019

ZURICH – Swiss private banks have seen a sharp rise in British clients who are moving assets offshore to escape a chaotic Brexit, several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. Read More

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Police officer gets 10 years for murder

02 October 2019

AUSTIN, Texas – Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to ten years in prison on Wednesday by a Texas jury that found her guilty of murder for walking into a neighbour’s apartment thinking it was her own and shooting him as he ate ice cream. Read More

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 Malaysia wants stricter vaping laws

02 October 2019

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is planning to introduce strict regulations on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes and vaporisers, health officials said on Tuesday, as countries around the world move to ban devices that have been linked to deaths and youth addiction.... Read More

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Egypt gets back looted gold coffin displayed in New York

02 October 2019

CAIRO – Egypt exhibited on Tuesday the golden coffin of an ancient Egyptian priest that was returned by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art following the discovery that it had been looted and illegally sold. Read More

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Royals file legal action against media house

01 October 2019

In a post on their official website earlier today, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex revealed that the Duchess has filed a claim against Associated Newspapers over the misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection... Read More

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Hong Kong braces for ‘violent attack’ on sensitive Chinese anniversary

01 October 2019

HONG KONG – Hong Kong authorities are preparing for a day of chaos on the city’s streets on Tuesday, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and metro stations and malls will close ahead of protests that they fear could turn violent.... Read More

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British PM denies groping allegations as party conference opens

30 September 2019

MANCHESTER – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied on Monday that he had inappropriately touched a female journalist 20 years ago, and said the public were more interested in hearing about his plans for public services. Read More

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School described as ‘living in hellfire’

30 September 2019

ABUJA – A survivor of the Nigerian “torture house” raided by police has described being there as “living in hellfire”. Read More

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‘No reason’ to probe Bidens

30 September 2019

KIEV – A Ukrainian ex-prosecutor general has told the BBC there is no reason for his country to investigate United States’ President Donald Trump’s political rival Joe Biden. Read More

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Monkey business? Banksy’s primates in parliament up for auction

29 September 2019

LONDON – A Banksy painting of primates sitting in Britain’s parliament goes under the hammer this week and is expected to fetch up to $2.5 million. Read More

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon to halt protest as China National Day nears

28 September 2019

HONG KONG – Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse anti-government protesters who threw rocks, broke government office windows and blocked a key road near the local headquarters of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Read More

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Brexit deal failure at England

27 September 2019

BERLIN – Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, said he and the European Union’s (EU) chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier were doing all they could to get a Brexit deal, and if they failed it would be Britain’s responsibility. Read More

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Amazon brings Samuel L. Jackson’s voice to Alexa and announces voice-controlled glasses

26 September 2019

SEATTLE – Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said actor Samuel L. Jackson and other celebrities will voice speech for the company’s virtual assistant Alexa, while the voice aid will also be built into a new wearable line of earbuds, eyeglasses and a ring. Read More

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