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Sri Lanka says wanted extremist died in hotel attack
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Colombo, Sri Lanka | An extremist leader considered a central figure in Sri Lanka's Easter suicide bombings died in the attacks, the president said Friday as the police c...
Rich nations must help workers adapt to automation: OECD
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Berlin, Germany | Robots and computers threaten 14 percent of existing jobs over the next 20 years, so countries must retrain workers for a transformed labour market, the...
Impact of processed food as costly as smoking: FAO chief
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Obesity's link with chronic diseases is seen costing the world about $2 trillion a year in direct healthcare and lost productivity....
Top Myanmar court rejects appeal of award-winning Reuters reporters
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Naypyidaw, Myanmar | Myanmar's Supreme Court rejected the latest appeal Tuesday by two Pulitzer-prize winning Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years on charg...
China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos
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Jenjarom, Malaysia | From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China's ban on accepting the...
Cambodia and Thailand reconnected by rail after 45 years
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Poipet, Cambodia |​​ A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday in a bid to slash travel times and boost trade between the southeas...
New name, old worries: North Macedonia holds presidential vote
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia | North Macedonia holds the first round of its presidential election on Sunday, the country's first vote under a new name as it strugg...
Uber wins $1bn investment from Toyota, SoftBank fund
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Tokyo, Japan | Japanese car giant Toyota and investment fund SoftBank Vision Fund on Friday unveiled an investment of $1 billion in US company Uber to drive forward the d...
Indonesia warns against unrest as Widodo rival rejects results
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Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Indonesian authorities warned Thursday against unrest as a firebrand ex-general rejected unofficial election results that appeared to hand Pres...
Scammers preying on Notre-Dame donors, France warns
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Paris, France | AFP | Fraudsters are taking advantage of the Notre-Dame fire to fool donors into handing over cash believing they are helping to rebuild the gutted Paris ...
China courts eastern Europe after key EU summit
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Dubrovnik, Croatia | AFP | Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will meet leaders from eastern and central Europe in Croatia on Friday to talk business, fresh from a key summit wit...
WikiLeaks
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London, United Kingdom | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven-year hideout in Ecuador's London embassy dramatically ended when British police dragged him out and arre...
South Korea constitutional court to rule on abortion ban
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Seoul, South Korea | South Korea's constitutional court is to rule Thursday on the legality of a decades-old abortion ban that campaigners say endangers women, in what co...
Singapore PM defends
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Putrajaya, Malaysia | Singapore's leader insisted Tuesday his government's proposed fake news laws were a "step forward" in fighting online falsehoods after the...
China meddling claims hit Australian govt before vote
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Sydney, Australia | Australia's hardline immigration minister was swept up in the deepening saga over Chinese meddling in domestic politics Tuesday, delivering another bl...
Modi
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Tiruppur, India | More than two years after the surprise withdrawal of most of India's currency from circulation, the painful consequences stalk its architect as he seeks...
Japan abdication stirs female succession debate
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Tokyo, Japan | Japanese Emperor Akihito's historic abdication later this month has reignited concerns over the future of what is believed to be one of the world's oldest ...
World
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Seoul, South Korea | Telecom giant Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communi...
Facebook to block foreign ads for Australia election
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Sydney, Australia | Facebook will block election advertising from outside Australia ahead of polls next month, in the wake of growing criticism of the social media giant'...
Indonesia eyes komodo dragon island closure to thwart smuggling
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Jakarta, Indonesia | Indonesia may temporarily shut an island that is home to komodo dragons in a bid to fix problems created by mass tourism and thwart attempts to smugg...
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