30 April 2017
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19/04/2017 06:49

Bulls beat Celtics again, Raptors rebound in NBA playoffs

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The Chicago Bulls powered past the Boston Celtics 111-97 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead over the Eastern Conference top seeds in their NBA playoff series, while the Toronto Raptors avoided falling into an 0-2 hole.

19/04/2017 06:47

Showtime in Shanghai as automakers race for China edge

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Global automakers unveiled new SUVs, electric vehicles, and futuristic concept cars at the Shanghai Auto Show on Wednesday, racing for an edge in the world´s biggest auto market as growth slows after years of frenzied sales.

19/04/2017 06:41

US again puts faith in China to rein in North Korea

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After a few days of saber-rattling, US President Donald Trump's administration has reverted to the same North Korea policy as its predecessor: relying on China to control Pyongyang.

19/04/2017 06:34

Trump's threatened «armada» still far from North Korea: official

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An aircraft carrier the US Navy said was steaming toward the Korean Peninsula amid rising tensions has not yet departed, a US defense official acknowledged Tuesday.

19/04/2017 06:32

Yahoo earnings beat expectations on cusp of Verizon merger

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Yahoo on Tuesday reported quarterly earnings that topped expectations as the pioneering internet firm remained on track to be bought by Verizon.

19/04/2017 06:27

Google Earth re-invented for new era

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Google on Tuesday launched a re-imagined version of its free Earth mapping service, weaving in storytelling and artificial intelligence and freeing it from apps.

19/04/2017 06:23

Zuckerberg vows work to prevent next «Facebook killer»

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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday vowed to work to keep the world's leading social network from being used to propagate grisly acts like the murder of an elderly man on Easter Sunday.

19/04/2017 06:14

Trump seeks headway on «Buy American, Hire American» pledge

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President Donald Trump moved Tuesday to make good on his emblematic pledge to «Buy American, Hire American» by tightening skilled-worker visa rules, but his room for maneuver remains limited without wider congressional reform.

19/04/2017 05:56

Trump praises China for helping on North Korea

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US President Donald Trump praised China for its help in pressuring North Korea, while defending his softening stance on trade and other issues with the Asian giant, in an interview that aired Tuesday.

19/04/2017 05:50

Oil output cuts pressure Mideast economic growth: IMF

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Economic growth in Saudi Arabia and most other Arab oil exporters will slow this year following production cuts aimed at propping up energy prices, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

19/04/2017 05:48

Mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt's Luxor

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Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed several mummies, colourful wooden sarcophagi and more than 1,000 funerary statues in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor hailed as an «important discovery».

19/04/2017 05:45

US fiscal stimulus could lead to quicker Fed rate hikes: IMF

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Tax cuts and other stimulus under President Donald Trump could lead to broadening fiscal deficits and fuel inflation, requiring a faster pace of interest rate hikes, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

19/04/2017 05:43

Goldman Sachs shares fall as profits up less than expected

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Goldman Sachs reported sharply higher first-quarter profits Tuesday, but they lagged analysts' expectations following a sluggish performance in trading, in contrast with other large banks that saw trading boom.

19/04/2017 05:41

Britain arrests Indian tycoon Mallya for extradition

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Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya has been arrested in London following an extradition request from India where he is accused of fraud, British police said on Tuesday.

19/04/2017 05:39

China's Bright Food 'sells Weetabix to US's Post for $1.8 bn'

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China's second-largest food company Bright Food Group has agreed to sell British-based breakfast cereal maker Weetabix to US company Post Holdings in a deal worth 1.4 billion pounds ($1.8 billion), Bloomberg News said Tuesday.

19/04/2017 05:37

Indian cricket great Gavaskar calls for «Mankad» name change

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Batting great Sunil Gavaskar wants the term «Mankad» dropped from cricketing parlance, saying linking the famously controversial dismissal to Indian all-rounder Vinoo Mankad smears the legend's name.

19/04/2017 05:36

Last orders loom at Uncle Pan's Bangkok noodle stall

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For three decades everyone from cops and builders, to street cleaners and partying rich kids have gorged on noodles at Uncle Pan's streetside stall in Bangkok's chic-est neighbourhood.

19/04/2017 05:34

Bangladesh trains teenage girls to fight cyber crime

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Bangladesh on Tuesday began training thousands of teenage girls to fight cyber crime, citing an «alarming» rise in social media-related abuses mostly targeting adolescents.

19/04/2017 05:30

Facebook pushes to augment reality through smartphones

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Facebook on Tuesday launched a mission to make smartphone cameras windows to augmented reality, focusing on what people have in hand instead of waiting for high-tech eyewear.

19/04/2017 05:29

Australia urges China to rein in «reckless» North Korea

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China has an obligation to use its «enormous leverage» to bring nuclear-armed North Korea back from the brink, Australia's prime minister said Tuesday, toughening Canberra's position on the escalating crisis.

19/04/2017 05:25

Bangkok to ban street food stalls in clean-up crusade

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Street food stalls will be banned from all of Bangkok's main roads in a sweeping clean-up crusade, a city hall official said Tuesday, prompting outcry and anguish in a food-obsessed capital famed for its spicy roadside cuisine.

19/04/2017 05:24

Japan could rescue nationals in Korean crisis: defence chief

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Japan will prepare to send troops to the Korean peninsula to protect its nationals there if a crisis requires their evacuation, its defence chief reportedly said Tuesday.

19/04/2017 05:22

Israel vows not to negotiate with Palestinian hunger strikers

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Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan vowed on Tuesday not to negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian detainees on the second day of a hunger strike led by popular leader Marwan Barghouti.

19/04/2017 05:20

Cavaliers, Spurs march on in NBA playoffs

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The Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a bout of fourth quarter jitters to take a grip of their NBA playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Monday as San Antonio seized control of their duel with Memphis.

19/04/2017 05:18

Family see shark kill teenage daughter off Australia

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A 17-year-old girl has died after being mauled by a shark in full view of her parents on Australia's southwest coast, authorities said Tuesday.

19/04/2017 05:16

Laos «drug kingpin» denies Thai smuggling charges

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An alleged Laos drug lord linked to some of Thailand's rich and famous denied being a major player in the regional narcotics trade when he appeared in a Bangkok court Tuesday.

19/04/2017 03:45

Mattis in Riyadh to boost US-Saudi alliance

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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to reinvigorate the Riyadh-Washington alliance, with both seeing a common adversary in Iran and its "destabilising" activities.

19/04/2017 01:58

US, China working «closely» on North Korea: Mattis

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The United States and China are working «closely» together over North Korea, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday, two days after a new missile test by Pyongyang.

19/04/2017 01:38

Key leopard population «crashing»

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The leopard population in a region of South Africa once thick with the big cats is crashing, and could be wiped out within a few years, scientists warned on Wednesday.

19/04/2017 01:37

Adidas sparks furor with Boston Marathon «survivor» email

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German sportswear giant Adidas sparked a social media outcry Tuesday after sending an email congratulating runners in the Boston Marathon for having «survived» the race.

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