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German automakers to recall 630,000 cars after emissions probe

Around 630,000 Audi, Mercedes, Opel, Porsche and Volkswagen cars are to be recalled in Europe owing to irregularities in their emission of pollutants, a German government source said today.

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Japan succeeds in test flight of first stealth fighter jet X-2

The X-2, developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and 200 other firms, measures 14.2 metres long and 9.1 metres wide and was built as a successor to F-2 fighter jets developed jointly with the US.

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Magnitude 6.0 aftershock strikes near Ecuador coast: USGS

The tremor hit yesterday some 33 kilometers north- northwest of Bahia de Caraquez and 36 miles north-northwest of Tosagua, the US Geological Survey said.

Magnitude 6.0 aftershock strikes near Ecuador coast: USGS

North Korea offers to send ‘abducted’ defectors’ parents to South

North Korea today said that it wanted to set up a meeting - in Seoul if necessary - between a dozen recent defectors and their parents to prove Pyongyang's claim that the former were abducted by South Korea.

North Korea offers to send ‘abducted’ defectors’ parents to South

EU citizens fear Brexit more than the Brits: Survey

European citizens are more concerned about a so-called Brexit than the British people themselves, said a survey published today, two months before Britain votes on whether to leave the European Union.

EU citizens fear Brexit more than the Brits: Survey

Brexit would ‘liberate’ people across EU: minister

A British vote to leave the European Union would "liberate" people across the continent by giving them the courage to demand change, a senior minister backing a so-called Brexit said.

Brexit would ‘liberate’ people across EU: minister

Apple Inc report shows 30,000 law enforcement data queries

Apple received some 30,000 data requests from law enforcement agencies globally in the second half of 2015, and provided information in a majority of cases...

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Top investors urge leaders to sign Paris climate accord

Global firms responsible for tens of trillions of dollars in investments today urged the world's leading economies to sign the landmark Paris accord to limit global warming adopted at a UN summit in December.

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Taliban suicide bombing, gunfire rattle central Kabul

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack near the Afghan intelligence agency office, which sent clouds of acrid smoke billowing in the sky and rattled windows several miles away.

Taliban suicide bombing, gunfire rattle central Kabul

Dinosaurs struggled to survive long before asteroid hit

Dinosaurs struggled to survive for tens of millions of years before they finally went extinct, an event widely blamed on the environmental fallout from an asteroid strike, researchers have said.

Dinosaurs struggled to survive long before asteroid hit

US high court takes up explosive immigration fight

The US Supreme Court weighs a major immigration case tomorrow that could impact the fate of millions of people facing possible deportation and further raise the stakes in the 2016 White House race".

US high court takes up explosive immigration fight

Earthquake in Japan: Social networks offer comfort, confusion

Earthquake in Japan: People trapped under buildings that collapsed in Japan's double earthquakes used social media to chat to friends and keep their spirits up while they awaited rescue, reports said today.

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Panama Paper: US to crack down on anonymous shell companies

The United States plans to begin forcing the disclosure of shell company owners' identities to combat tax avoidance and other illicit activities, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said today.

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Barack Obama in fence-mending trip to see Saudi Arabian king

US President Barack Obama will visit King Salman and the Saudi royal court in Riyadh next week in a bid to mend increasingly frayed ties between the allies.

Barack Obama in fence-mending trip to see Saudi Arabian king

New York Post endorses Republican frontrunner Donald Trump

Donald Trump has the blessing of the New York Post tabloid, which used its today edition to endorse the Republican frontrunner, calling him "imperfect -- but so full of promise."

New York Post endorses Republican frontrunner Donald Trump

Canada police eavesdropped on BlackBerry messages: Media

Canadian federal police have been able to eavesdrop on messages sent between BlackBerry smartphones since at least 2010 using an encryption key it obtained, according to an online news magazine.

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British cancer op streamed in virtual reality ‘world first’

A British surgeon livestreamed a cancer operation using virtual reality technology today, in what he said was a world first that would help in training and let doctors to advise on operations remotely.

British cancer op streamed in virtual reality ‘world first’

Fewer billionaires in Russia but Vladimir Putin ‘son-in-law’ joins list

The total number of billionaires in Russia has dropped from 88 to 77 as the country suffers a recession, Forbes magazine's annual rich list showed today, but a man reported to be Vladimir Putin's son-in-law has become the you

Fewer billionaires in Russia but Vladimir Putin ‘son-in-law’ joins list

Wealthy Chinese investors buy private jets to hedge against volatile financial markets

China's benchmark Shanghai stock index surged 150 per cent in the 12 months to June before crashing, while the yuan, or renminbi (RMB), has depreciated since July, leading to a flight of capital from the country.

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Largest US coal miner Peabody files for bankruptcy

Peabody has been hurt by both the plunge in oil and natural gas prices -- a direct consequence of the fracking revolution in the United States that unleashed huge new supplies -- and the economic slowdown in China.

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IMF raises China outlook to 6.5% but warns of ‘spillover’

China's growth slowdown has severely dragged on global expansion and may have "substantial spillover effects", the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today.

IMF raises China outlook to 6.5% but warns of ‘spillover’

‘Major rise in global music sales for first time since 1998’

The recorded music industry has enjoyed its first significant growth since the dawn of the Internet age, as streaming led digital to overtake physical sales, a global trade body said today.

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Mumbai attack link in Paris killings? Pakistani under Austrian scanner

Austrian prosecutors said today they are probing a possible link between a Pakistani held in Salzburg in connection with last November's terror assaults in Paris and the 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Mumbai attack link in Paris killings? Pakistani under Austrian scanner

Britain’s Daily Mail eyeing Yahoo, says report

Although Yahoo was an early Internet pioneer and is used by around one billion people, it has fallen behind Google in Internet searches and has been steadily losing ground in online advertising, the WSJ report said.

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Belgium identifies ‘man in hat’ Mohamed Abrini at Brussels airport bombing

Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini was charged today with "terrorist murders" and confessed he was the man in the hat seen with the suicide bombers at Brussels airport, Belgian prosecutors said.

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Afghanistan blasts: Explosions rattle central Kabul following John Kerry’s visit

Several explosions rang out in central Kabul today, shortly after the US Secretary of State John Kerry left the Afghan capital following an unannounced visit to call for the Taliban to re-enter peace talks.

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Nude Donald Trump painting on show in London

An unflattering painting depicting a nude Donald Trump went on show in London this weekend having being censored in the United States, where its creator claims to have received a thousand death threats from his supporters.

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