Istanbul to get new international airport; will be world’s biggest once complete

Final preparations were underway Thursday at the new international airport in Istanbul, four days ahead of its inauguration by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Twitter Q3 net profit beats earnings estimates; shares jump

Twitter reported Thursday stronger-than-expected profits and revenues in the third quarter, igniting a strong rally in shares of the key social network.

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Russia launches first Soyuz rocket since failed space launch

Russia on Thursday successfully launched a Soyuz rocket for the first time since the failure of a similar rocket aborted a manned take-off to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 11.

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Whopping $1.5 million XPrize for making water from air – Here’s how this couple won

It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his office and began cranking out free bo

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Khashoggi murder: In first comments, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman calls journalist’s killing ‘repulsive’ incident

Saudi Arabia's crown prince denounced the "repulsive" murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and vowed justice will prevail, in his first public comments on the case, without addressing US accusations of a monumental cover-up.

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Khashoggi killing: Donald Trump feels betrayed over journalist’s murder, holds card on Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman

Donald Trump had enthusiastically endorsed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's consolidation of power, with the 33-year-old forging a close, chatty relationship with Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner.

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Exxon Mobil sued in US over climate disclosures

New York state sued Exxon Mobil on Wednesday, alleging it defrauded investors by misrepresenting the costs that climate change legislation poses to the company.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin warns of a new ‘arms race’

President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday of a new arms race if America pulls out of weapons treaties, and said Russia would respond "in kind" to any new US missiles placed on European soil.

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Cathay Pacific airline hit by data leak affecting 9.4m passengers

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday it had suffered a major data leak affecting up to 9.4 million passengers.

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Apple, Samsung fined up to Rs 83.4 crore for slowing phones

Italy's competition authority on Wednesday said it was fining Apple and Samsung 10 and five million euros (USD 11.5 and USD 5.7 million) respectively for the so-called "planned obsolescence" of their smartphones.

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To escape Asia’s monster traffic jams, driverless hover-taxis in Singapore soon!

Test flights of a driverless hover-taxi will take place in Singapore next year, a German aviation firm said, the latest innovation to offer an escape from Asia's monster traffic jams.

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NASA’s hobbled Hubble telescope is near normal again

NASA's famed Hubble Space Telescope is nearly back to normal after a failed orienting tool forced engineers to put it in safe mode earlier this month, the US space agency said.

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Facebook simplifies Messenger app; check details here

Facebook has announced an overhaul of its Messenger smartphone app in an effort to simplify the service for its 1.3 billion monthly global users.

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US revokes visas for Saudis involved in Jamal Khashoggi killing

The United States has announced that it was revoking visas of Saudi officials involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the toughest action to date against its longtime ally.

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan demands punishment for all behind ‘planned Khashoggi murder’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday the "savage murder" of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was meticulously planned, and demanded that all those linked to the killing face punishm

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World’s oldest intact shipwreck, over 2,400 years old, found in Black Sea

An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea, researchers said on Tuesday.

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Taiwan earthquake: 5.9-magnitude quake strikes Taipei; no casualties reported

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, and was felt strongly in the capital Taipei.

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US nuclear treaty ultimatum about China as much as Russia

By announcing its intent to withdraw from a decades-old nuclear weapons treaty, the United States is targeting Russia, which it says violated the bilateral deal -- but also China, which is developing arms that are banned unde

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China VP Wang Qishan pays highest-level visit to Israel since 2000

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan on Monday became the most senior Beijing official to visit Israel in 18 years, as the two countries look to bolster their growing business ties.

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US regulators require Linde, Praxair to divest holdings to allow massive merger

US regulators on Monday gave the go-ahead for US Praxair Inc and German Linde AG to create the world's largest industrial gas supplier, but will require them to divest nine business units.

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Donald Trump says US to start cutting aid as migrant caravan rolls on

President Donald Trump said Monday the US will start cutting aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as a caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants rolled on regardless toward the US border.

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Siemens CEO pulls out of Saudi conference

The chief executive of German industrial conglomerate Siemens Joe Kaeser said Monday he would withdraw from a Saudi investment summit, after days of media and political pressure over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Kremlin says world ‘more dangerous’ if US drops nuclear treaty

The Kremlin on Monday said the world would be less safe if Washington goes ahead with plans to withdraw from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty that banned intermediate-range missiles.

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Afghanistan: US army general among injured in Taliban attack last week

A US army general was among those injured in a Taliban attack on top US and Afghan security chiefs inside a highly secure compound last week in Kandahar province, a military spokesman confirmed.

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Migrant caravan halted after storming Guatemala-Mexico border

Thousands of migrants forced their way through Guatemala's northwestern border Friday and flooded onto a bridge leading to Mexico, where riot police battled them back, halting their trek toward the United States -- at least t

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Wife of Interpol ex-chief Meng Hongwei lashes out at ‘dirty’ Chinese government; fears for his life, her own safety

The wife of fallen former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei has expressed fears for his life and her own safety, lashing out at what she called the "cruel" and "dirty" Chinese government that arrested him in mysterious circumstance

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China’s GDP growth slows to 6.5% in third quarter of 2018; its weakest pace since financial crisis

China's economy grew at its slowest pace in nine years in the third quarter, as a campaign to tackle mounting debt and trade frictions with the US had an effect.

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