South Korea’s Moon Jae-in seeks nuclear agreement with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at Pyongyang summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un opened a new round of talks at a summit in Pyongyang on Wednesday with the North Korean nuclear arsenal high on the agenda.

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Bangladesh to move Rohingya to island from next month, say officials

Bangladesh will next month start moving 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island, officials said Tuesday, despite warnings the silty strip is prone to violent weather.

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Typhoon Mangkhut: Grim search for landslide victims as toll hits 74 in Philippines

Hundreds of Philippine rescuers used shovels and their bare hands Tuesday to sift through a massive landslide where dozens are feared dead in the region worst-hit by deadly Typhoon Mangkhut, as the storm's toll hit 74.

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World’s first hydrogen train, Coradia iLint, rolls out in Germany

Germany on Monday rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.

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Due process concerns over Boko Haram trials, says rights group

Nigeria was on Monday urged to ensure that trials of Boko Haram suspects meet international standards, amid concern about due process and prolonged periods of detention.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in wants ‘heart-to-heart’ summit talks with Kim Jong-un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that he will push for "irreversible, permanent peace," and for better dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington, during "heart-to-heart" talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong U

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Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025: World Economic Forum

Robots will handle 52 percent of current work tasks by 2025, almost twice as many as now, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study said Monday.

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Amazon probing staff data leaks

Amazon is investigating allegations that some of its staff sold confidential customer data to third party companies particularly in China, the online giant confirmed on Sunday.

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‘Nowhere to worship’: Crackdown bedevils China’s Catholics

A government sign outside a Catholic church in central China warns that children are not allowed to attend mass. "Illegal" churches are being bulldozed.

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United Nations agrees global plan to battle tuberculosis ahead of first-ever summit

UN member-states on Friday agreed on a global plan to step up the fight against tuberculosis, the world's number one killer among infectious diseases, settling a row with the United States over access to cheap drugs.

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Several dead, hundreds rescued as Hurricane Florence pounds Carolinas

Hurricane Florence Friday claimed its first fatalities, including a mother and her baby, as the monster storm walloped the US East Coast and parked over the Carolinas, threatening days of torrential rain and severe flooding.

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China economy shows weakness as investment growth hits new low

The Chinese economy revealed fresh signs of softness Friday with data showing the pace of investment slowing to record lows while retail spending and industrial production stabilised.

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SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

SpaceX on Thursday announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a massive launch vehicle that is being designed to carry people into deep space.

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Admiral who blasted Donald Trump steps down from Pentagon body

A celebrated retired admiral who berated President Donald Trump as "embarrassing" to the country has stepped down from his position on an influential Defense Department advisory body, the Pentagon said Thursday.

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Volkswagen to end iconic ‘Beetle’ cars in 2019

Volkswagen announced Thursday it would end production of its iconic "Beetle" cars in 2019 after adding a pair of final editions of the insect-inspired vehicles.

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Sergei Skripal suspects say were in UK as tourists, deny murder attempt

Two men accused by London of poisoning former Moscow spy Sergei Skripal denied involvement in the murder attempt in a bizarre Russian media interview Thursday that Britain dismissed as "an insult to the public's intelligence"

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, unveils $2 billion philanthropic fund to help homeless families, preschools

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the richest person on the planet, said Thursday he was creating a philanthropic fund to help homeless families and launch preschools in low-income communities, committing an initial USD 2 billion to

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Donald Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm toll of 3,000 as Democrat plot

US President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, saying it had been inflated to almost 3,000 as part of a ploy to make him look bad.

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FIFA plans to cap player loans and tighten agent rules

FIFA plans changes to the international transfers rules that would limit player loans and create a clearing house to handle agents fees

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says will strengthen army at military drills

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday visited Russia's largest-ever military drills in eastern Siberia, where he said Moscow planned to strengthen the country's armed forces.

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US-China trade war: Beijing welcomes talks offer with Washington as new tariffs loom

China welcomed on Thursday the US offer to hold fresh trade talks, adding that the two are discussing the details and providing some hope with the world's top economies could step back from the brink of an all-out trade war.

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Leaked video shows Google executives troubled by Trump election

Far-right news website Breitbart on Wednesday posted a leaked video showing Google executives sharing with employees how troubled they were by the election of US President Donald Trump.

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Tech to cost SE Asia millions of jobs, doom ‘factory model’, warns World Economic Forum

Automation will soon make millions of low-skilled jobs -- from cashiers and machine operators to waiters and drivers -- redundant across Southeast Asia, experts said Wednesday, warning the region to upskill fast or face huge

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China puts off licenses for US companies amid tariff battle

Amid a worsening tariff battle, China is putting off accepting license applications from American companies in financial services and other industries until Washington makes progress toward a settlement, a business group says

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Social media, websites have 1 hour to remove terror propaganda: EU bill

The European Union on Wednesday proposed steps to force social networks and websites to remove terrorist propaganda within an hour of receiving the order from authorities, or companies like Facebook and Twitter could face mas

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Defiant Australian paper reprints ‘racist’ Serena Williams cartoon

An Australian newspaper defiantly republished a controversial cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams on its front-page on Wednesday.

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China suspends carpool services offered by ride-hailing firms following murders

China has ordered the suspension of carpool services offered by ride-hailing firms until tighter safety measures are implemented, seeking to ease fears after two users of sector leader Didi Chuxing's Hitch service were murder

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