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‘All lives matter’: Indonesia saves tsunami-stranded turtles

Searching a debris-strewn beach for victims of Indonesia's deadly tsunami, a rescue team happened upon a giant sea turtle trapped in a pile of marine trash.

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Mike Pompeo to meet Benjamin Netanyahu in Brazil after Syria decision

Pompeo will also meet in Brazil with Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra and afterward fly to Cartagena to hold talks with Colombian President Ivan Duque.

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After US, Australia, Britain raises concerns over Huawei’s plans for 5G rollout

British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned of his "very deep concerns" about Chinese technology giant Huawei being involved in the use of 5G on Britain's mobile network, The Times reported Thursday.

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Indonesia hikes danger level for deadly tsunami volcano

Indonesia on Thursday raised the danger alert level for a volcano that sparked a killer tsunami at the weekend, after previously warning that fresh activity at the crater threatened to trigger another deadly wave.

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Indonesia tsunami rescuers scramble to reach isolated tragedy-struck towns

Indonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed over 400.

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US Federal Reserve chairman’s job ‘100 per cent’ safe, says Donald Trump advisor

President Donald Trump has no intention of firing the chairman of the Federal Reserve, despite his barrages of criticism against the central bank, White House economic advisor Kevin Hassett said Wednesday.

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10 dead in bus crash at one of Iran’s largest universities

The bus was carrying 30 students along a mountainous road within the science research campus of Islamic Azad University in northwestern Tehran when it came off the road and hit a concrete column on Tuesday.

World News

North Korea-South Korea to pledge road, rail links on divided peninsula

A nine-car special train carrying some 100 South Koreans, including officials and five people born in the North, was seen leaving Seoul railway station early in the morning for a two-hour journey to the North's border city of

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Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters Carita

Fears about a public health crisis come as the death toll from Saturday's volcano-triggered disaster rose to nearly 400 with thousands more displaced from flattened homes.

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US judge orders North Korea to pay $501 million over dead American Otto Warmbier

The parents of Warmbier sued North Korea in a US court after the 22-year-old was flown back to the United States last year in a coma, unrecognizable to his family and dying within days of his return.

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US stocks dive after brutal holiday-shortened session

Wall Street stocks plunged for a fourth straight session Monday amid rising doubts over the US economy after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's efforts to reassure investors fell flat.

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US President Donald Trump vows allies won’t ‘take advantage’ after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis exit

President Donald Trump vowed Monday that allies would no longer "take advantage" of the United States, taking a shot at Defense Secretary Jim Mattis who resigned over Syria.

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Donald Trump says Central bank is US economy’s ‘only problem’

President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his verbal assault on the Federal Reserve, blaming the central bank for mounting fears over the US economy and comparing it to a blundering golfer.

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Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to 281

The death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 281, with more than 1,000 people injured.

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Indonesia tsunami: Donald Trump voices support after volcano-triggered ‘unthinkable devastation’

US President Donald Trump on Sunday offered a message of support after a volcano-triggered tsunami left 222 people dead and hundreds more injured in Indonesia's Sunda Strait.

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China, US ‘make progress’ after trade call

China and the US "made new progress" on the issues of trade balance and intellectual property during a phone call between officials from the two countries, China's commerce ministry said Sunday.

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Donald Trump to replace US Defence head Jim Mattis with deputy Patrick Shanahan on January 1

Donald Trump on Sunday announced he would replace Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with his deputy Patrick Shanahan, days after the outgoing Pentagon chief quit while citing key policy differences with the US president.

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Oil market likely to rebalance early 2019: OPEC ministers

Iraq's Oil Minister Thamer al-Ghadhban said that there is a consensus among OPEC and non-OPEC producers to comply with the new agreement to trim output in a bid to stabilise the market.

Commodities News

US denounces wealthy-nation discounts for UN peacekeeping

The comments came a day after UN member states failed to reach a deal to make up for a USD 220 million budget black hole left by Washington's downsising of its peacekeeping contributions.

World News

168 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

Anak Krakatoa, which forms a small island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra, emerged around 1928 in the crater left by Krakatoa, which erupted in 1883 killing at least 36,000 people.

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Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn detention extended over Christmas and New Year

The full term of the detention will expire on January 1," the Tokyo District Court said in a statement to media.

Industry News

US government shutdown enters 2nd day, set to last through Christmas

With ultra-conservative lawmakers and media commentators demanding that the president stick to his campaign promises, Trump stood his ground on the wall.

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US President Donald Trump asked officials if he can legally fire Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell: reports

President Donald Trump has privately asked cabinet members if he has the authority to fire Fed Chair Jerome Powell after interest rates were increased and the stock market tanked, US media reported.

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Donald Trump US government shutdown to extend through Christmas as Senate adjourns

The partial US government shutdown is set to stretch on through Christmas as the Senate adjourned with no deal to end it in sight.

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Third straight rout end worst weak for Dow, Nasdaq since 2008 crisis

Wall Street ended its worst week in a decade with more bruising losses Friday, and with the tech-rich Nasdaq entering a bear market amid worries about trade wars and a possible US government shutdown.

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US government bound for shutdown as Congress, Donald Trump fail to reach deal

The US government will begin a Christmastime shutdown at midnight, as Congress adjourned Friday without passing a federal spending bill or addressing President Donald Trump's demand for money to build a border wall.

World News

Carlos Ghosn re-arrested over fresh allegations

Japanese prosecutors re-arrested former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn over fresh allegations Friday, apparently dashing his hopes of being home for Christmas in the latest twist to a rollercoaster saga.

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