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  • TThe EU warned social network Facebook on Thursday to bring its allegedly "misleading" consumer terms of service in line with the bloc's rules by the end of the year or to risk financial penalties. "My patience has reached its limit," EU Justice and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Vera Jourova said in ...

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  • TQu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone -- without a doctor present. The small device, which has a half-open clasp that records the heartbeat, is one of the ...

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  • TDanny Cipriani was Thursday axed from Eddie Jones' England training squad after his conviction for common assault and resisting arrest on a pre-season tour with Premiership club Gloucester. The player was fined a total of £4,000 ($5,300) following the incident outside a nightclub during ...

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  • TSix people were killed and dozens are missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation. The new tragedy comes just days after 2018's most powerful storm, Typhoon Mangkhut, pounded the ...

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  • TA cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure. The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back as the alarming symptoms became apparent, the airline said, with one ...

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  • TMalaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak arrived in court Thursday to face a barrage of charges relating to $681 million of state funds that allegedly ended up in his personal bank account. Najib, who suffered a shock election defeat in May, was arrested Wednesday by officials probing claims the former ...

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  • TKim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington. The North Korean leader on Wednesday agreed to shutter the Tongchang-ri missile-testing site ...

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  • TDigital currency worth around 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said on Thursday. Osaka-based Tech Bureau, which operates virtual currency exchange Zaif, said its server had been illegally accessed and money ...

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  • TTwo months ago, basketball superstar LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, he´s taking on Hollywood in a big way. The long-awaited sequel to "Space Jam" — the 1996 live action-animated film starring NBA legends Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing ...

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  • TIsrael's air force commander was set to lead a delegation to Moscow on Thursday to share the military's findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed Israel for the incident, which was the worst case of friendly fire ...

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  • TScientists have created a self-flying glider that uses machine learning to navigate rising air currents, in an experiment that could help our understanding of how birds migrate. Soaring birds ride warm air passages known as thermals to fly and gain height without needing to flap their wings, ...

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  • TSkipper Tim Paine vowed Australia will play "hard but fair" against Pakistan they embark on their first Test tour since a ball-tampering scandal and with fresh controversy raging following allegations by England's Moeen Ali. The squad jetted out late Wednesday for their first Test series since the ...

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  • TAlibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the US had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday. The billionaire owner of China's largest online shopping portal made the headline-grabbing promise to ...

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  • TDUBAI - India crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their long-awaited Asia Cup match which failed to live up to its hype in Dubai on Wednesday. Pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-15) and part time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav (3-23) sent Pakistan, who won the toss and batted, collapsing to just 162 ...

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  • TPARIS - Roberto Firmino's last-gasp strike gave Liverpool a 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain in a thrilling encounter on the opening night of the UEFA Champions League group stage on Tuesday, after Lionel Messi's latest hat-trick handed Barcelona a winning start. There were dramatic late goals ...

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  • TLONDON - Ben Stokes and Alex Hales were named in England's one-day squad to tour Sri Lanka on Wednesday despite being charged with bringing cricket into disrepute. The pair face a disciplinary panel hearing in London in December following a brawl outside a nightclub in the southwestern city of ...

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  • TSEOUL - North Korea's Kim Jong Un agreed to make a historic visit to Seoul soon and close a missile testing site in front of international inspectors at a summit with the South's President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang Wednesday. Progress on the key issue of the North's nuclear arsenal was limited, but ...

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  • TMBANDAKA - At least 27 people drowned and others were presumed dead after a riverboat capsized on a tributary of the Congo River in northern DR Congo, a local official said Wednesday. “We pulled 27 bodies from the Mongala river after the craft capsized overnight,” provincial governor ...

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  • TLONDON - Police in London launched an investigation Wednesday into a possible hate crime after a car hit a crowd outside a mosque, injuring three people. The collision, in Cricklewood in north London in the early hours of Wednesday, followed the occupants of the car allegedly directing ...

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  • TKUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s toppled leader Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday and will be charged over allegations that $628 million linked to state investment fund 1MDB ended up in his personal bank accounts, officials said. Allegations that Najib and his cronies looted huge sums from the ...

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  • TMARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, US - US President Donald Trump promised federal aid and “100 percent” support as he arrived in North Carolina on Wednesday to tour areas of the eastern state pummeled by Hurricane Florence. “Some of the flooding is actually epic,” Trump ...

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  • TGAZA CITY - Thousands of employees of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees protested in Gaza on Wednesday against forced redundancies as a result of US funding cuts, announcing a one-day strike next week. More than 5,000 people attended the march that began at the Gaza headquarters of ...

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  • TSALZBURG, Austria - British Prime Minister Theresa May clashed with EU leaders on Wednesday over who should make the next move to break the Brexit logjam, as the clock ticks down to get a deal. EU Council President Donald Tusk opened a crucial summit in the Austrian city of Salzburg with a stark ...

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  • TNEW DELHI - The Indian government Wednesday issued an executive order making the Islamic practice of “instant divorce” a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison. The controversial move brings an outright ban on “triple talaq” - when a Muslim man ends his ...

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  • TNEW YORK - The Catholic church in New York has reached a record $27.5 million settlement with four men who said they were sexually abused as children, attorneys said Tuesday. The Diocese of Brooklyn, one of the city's boroughs, agreed to make the payments to the four, who were sexually abused ...

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  • TNEW YORK - Investigative journalist Bob Woodward's incendiary "Fear: Trump in the White House" has become the fastest selling book in Simon and Schuster's history, the publisher said Tuesday, shifting 1.1 million copies in its first week. The tell-all account of the inner workings of US President ...

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  • TBAGHDAD - An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced a prominent militant described as a deputy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death on terror  charges. "The Karkh criminal court in Baghdad sentenced to death by hanging one of the most prominent leaders of IS, who served as a ...

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  • TBEIJING - China on Wednesday called on the United States to show "respect" in their trade dispute and rejected President Donald Trump's claims that it was meddling in the US midterm elections by taking aim at his political base. The comments follow a combative series of tweets claiming Beijing's ...

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  • TWASHINGTON  -  The share of the people living in extreme poverty around the globe has declined but is falling a slower pace as the challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa become more acute, the World Bank said Wednesday. The slowing decline and uneven success rate raises concerns as more of the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Amid the exchange of hot words between defence and prosecution lawyers, Accountability Court Islamabad on Wednesday made mutual legal assistance dated May 31, 2017 record of Al-Azizia Steel Mills case and others and adjourned the hearing in the case till September 24. Former ...

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