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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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Dutch bank ING axes CFO Koos Timmermans over laundering probe

Dutch banking giant ING on Tuesday axed its top financial officer following a scandal over the firm's failure to vet clients in order to prevent money laundering.

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9/11 attack anniversary: 17 years after World Trade Centre collapse, Donald Trump in Pennsylvania to honor Flight 93 heroes

Seventeen years after the devastating 9/11 attacks, President Donald Trump heads to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to pay tribute, as his predecessors have done, to the men and women who died aboard hijacked Flight 93.

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Russia to brief UN Security Council about results of Iran, Turkey’s Tehran summit on Syria’s Idlib

Russia will brief the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday about the results of the Tehran summit it held with Iran and Turkey on the fate of Syria's Idlib province, diplomats said.

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US approves possible sale of early-warning planes to Japan

The US State Department said Monday it is ready to approve the sale of up to nine early-warning military planes to Japan, in a sale worth more than USD 3 billion.

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World must act by 2020 to avoid runaway climate change: UN chief

With 2018 shaping up as the fourth hottest year on record, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that the world must take action in the next two years to avert the disastrous consequences of runaway climate chan

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Donald Trump administration threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

The United States threatened Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes.

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Brexit deal ‘realistic’ in 6 to 8 weeks: EU negotiator

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday it was "realistic" to expect an agreement on a divorce deal with London within the next eight weeks, striking an optimistic note as the clock ticks down to Britain's departure f

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Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally

Google is going to Europe's top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines globally.

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US raises pressure on Palestinians by closing Washington mission

The United States has decided to close the Palestinian mission in Washington in the latest move against them by President Donald Trump, a Palestinian official said Monday, denouncing it as a "dangerous escalation".

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Russia prepares for biggest war games in its history with 300,000 troops and Chinese soldiers!

Russia on Tuesday will launch the biggest military drills in its history involving 300,000 troops as well as Chinese soldiers, in a move NATO denounced as "exercising large-scale conflict".

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Earthquake hits remote New Zealand islands, no tsunami warning

A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand's remote Kermadec Islands on Wednesday but authorities said there was no tsunami threat.

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9/11 attack: 17 years since World Trade Centre twin-tower tragedy, workers still search for remains

Seventeen years later, more than 1,100 victims of the hijacked plane attacks on the World Trade Center have yet to be identified.

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Paris knife attack: Seven including 2 British tourists wounded, say sources

Seven people including two British tourists were wounded in Paris late Sunday by a knife-wielding man, a terrifying attack that bystanders tried to stop by throwing petanque balls at the assailant.

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Nations round on US, allies as UN climate talks wrap up

Experts from around the world wrapped up discussions in Bangkok geared towards creating a comprehensive rulebook for countries to implement the landmark Paris Accord on climate change.

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Donald Trump salutes Kim Jong Un for North Korean parade without nuclear missiles

Donald Trump saluted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for holding a massive military parade without nuclear weapons.

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Global climate protests peak in US as UN talks falter

Tens of thousands of people across the globe took to the streets on Saturday to demand that governments step up action on global warming.

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Donald Trump calls on Apple to move production from China to US

US President Donald Trump called for Apple to make its products in the US instead of China to avoid suffering the consequences of his trade war with Beijing.

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China’s exports, imports slowed sharply in August, reveals data

China's exports and imports rose at a sharply slower pace in August, but its global trade surplus remained stable at USD 27.9 billion amid a heated US trade war, official figures showed Saturday.

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US military to invest US Dollar 2 billion in ‘next generation’ artificial intelligence

The Pentagon's research wing said Friday it was investing USD 2 billion to develop a new generation of artificial intelligence with "human-like communication" skills.

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Japan quake: Death toll rises to 30 as rescuers dig through landslides

The death toll from a powerful quake that triggered landslides in northern Japan rose to 30 Saturday, as tens of thousands of rescue workers raked through the mud for survivors.

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US recalls envoys from Latin American countries for cutting Taiwan ties

The United States on Friday recalled its envoys to three Latin American countries that recently switched diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China, saying it would hold consultations with the diplomats.

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Eastern Economic Forum: China president Xi Jinping to attend Russia summit, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un invited

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a regional summit in Russia next week, officials said Friday -- a gathering that may include North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the heads of Japan and South Korea.

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