24 July 2017
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16/04/2017 07:13

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's «last frontier»

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With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

16/04/2017 07:08

Iraq: The battle for Mosul

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Six months since Iraqi forces launched a vast operation to oust the Islamic State group from second city Mosul, they have recaptured its east and are battling for the west.

16/04/2017 07:05

Global carmakers converge on China as rare slowdown looms

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Global carmakers converge on China for the Shanghai auto show this week, with the industry bracing for a sharp sales slowdown and potential price war as competition stiffens in the world's biggest car market.

16/04/2017 07:00

Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-IS war far from over

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Iraqi forces made major gains in the six months since launching the operation to retake Mosul, but the battle for Iraq's second city and the war against the Islamic State group are far from over.

16/04/2017 06:57

«Skinny bundles» step up challenge to US Big Cable

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For years, US cable operators got rich by offering fat «bundles» of hundreds of channels and raising prices regularly for television consumers.

16/04/2017 06:53

Syria's Assad is an «arch-terrorist»: British FM

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is an «arch-terrorist» and it is time Russia realised he is «literally and metaphorically toxic», British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Sunday.

16/04/2017 06:46

US military confirms apparent failed North Korea missile test

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The US Defense Department confirmed on Saturday that North Korea appeared to have fired a missile, and said the launch failed «almost immediately.»

16/04/2017 06:33

North Korea missile test fails after showcase parade

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A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the US military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic...

16/04/2017 06:31

Cavaliers escape Pacers, Bucks beat Raptors in NBA playoff openers

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The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers escaped with a 109-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday in the opening game of the 2017 playoffs.

16/04/2017 06:27

Britain urges North Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday urged North Korea to abide by UN resolutions and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons, as the reclusive state brandished its military might.

16/04/2017 06:25

Fourteen arrested in California as Trump supporters, opponents clash

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At least 14 people were arrested after opponents of President Donald Trump and supporters clashed at a march in Berkeley, California, US media said Saturday.

16/04/2017 06:22

VP Pence jets into Seoul with Korea tensions high

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Vice President Mike Pence will arrive in Seoul Sunday, flying into a geopolitical maelstrom amid a possible North Korean nuclear test and harsh US warnings about a military response.

16/04/2017 06:21

Real Madrid to face MLS All-Stars in August

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Real Madrid will take on Major League Soccer's All-Star lineup at Soldier Field in Chicago on August 2, MLS announced on Saturday.

16/04/2017 06:18

3,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast Saturday: NGO

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The Italian coastguard and other boats rescued some 3,000 migrants from unseaworthy boats off the Libyan coast on Saturday, as the good weather pushes the numbers up, a participating NGO said.

16/04/2017 06:14

Protesters across US press Trump to release tax returns

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Thousands of protesters gathered Saturday in cities across the United States to pressure President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, a move of transparency he has refused to make.

16/04/2017 06:12

Security tight as Egypt Copts hold Easter mass

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Egyptian Coptic Christians observed Easter Mass under tight security on Saturday with the ancient minority still reeling from twin church bombings that killed dozens just days before.

16/04/2017 06:09

Bodyguard of El Chapo's sons killed after jailbreak

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The head bodyguard of the sons of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin «El Chapo» Guzman has been killed by soldiers while on the run following a jail break last month, officials said Saturday.

16/04/2017 06:07

Iran elections: top candidates

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Registration to run in Iran's election on May 19 closed on Saturday, with more than 1,600 hopefuls throwing their hats in the ring.

16/04/2017 06:05

Iran election sign-up closes with mayor's last-minute entry

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Registration for next month's Iranian presidential election closed on Saturday, with more than 1,600 hopefuls signing up, including a last-minute entry by Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf.

16/04/2017 05:57

Orthodox Christians celebrate «holy fire» in Jerusalem

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Tens of thousands of Orthodox pilgrims gathered at Christianity's most holy site under heavy police guard Saturday for the traditional «holy fire» ceremony to mark Easter.

16/04/2017 01:02

The bus mafia controlling Nepal's smog-choked capital

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Nepal's government is trying to tackle rising pollution levels in the smog-choked Kathmandu Valley, but standing in the way is a powerful bus mafia that controls the capital's roads.

16/04/2017 00:48

Johnson to meet Bellucci in Houston ATP final

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Steve Johnson rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over top-seeded Jack Sock on Saturday to set up a title clash with Thomaz Bellucci in the ATP clay court tournament in Houston, Texas.

16/04/2017 00:44

Larin's stoppage-time goal lifts Orlando in MLS

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Cyle Larin scored the game-winner in the first minute of injury time on Saturday as Orlando City stayed perfect in their new stadium with 2-1 Major League Soccer win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

16/04/2017 00:35

Two eagles lift Dufner to Heritage lead

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Jason Dufner had two eagles in a six-under par 65 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead going into the final round of the US PGA Tour's Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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