Earthquake in Alaska: Magnitude 6.8 intensity tremors shakes Anchorage, says USGS

Earthquake in Alaska: A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Alaska early today, US seismologists said. The US Geological Survey, updating its earlier location for the quake, said it struck at 1030 GMT (1600 IST) and was

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Three people test positive for Zika virus in New York: Authorities

Three people in New York have tested positive for the Zika virus, which has been blamed for a surge in babies born with abnormally small heads in Latin America, city officials said today.

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Saudi fatwa banning chess stirs online outcry

A fatwa issued by Saudi Arabia's top cleric prohibiting chess in Islam and equating it with gambling has caused a stir on social media.

Saudi fatwa banning chess stirs online outcry

Japan accepts 27 refugees last year, rejects 99%: Govt

Japan accepted only 27 refugees last year and rejected almost all applications, officials said today, as rights groups urged the government to allow more people in.

Japan accepts 27 refugees last year, rejects 99%: Govt

Google paid $1 billion for search spot on iPhones: Report

US Internet giant Google paid Apple a billion dollars in 2014 to be the go-to search tool on iPhones, Bloomberg reported, citing court documents.

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Failed coup soldiers raid Burkina Faso arms depot

Former members of an elite presidential security unit which staged a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso last year raided an arms depot today near the capital, the army said.

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Scientists urge world to stop killer robots

The world must act quickly to avert a future in which autonomous robots with artificial intelligence roam the battlefields killing humans, scientists and arms experts warned at an elite gathering in the Swiss Alps.

Scientists urge world to stop killer robots

Sale of lighting unit cancelled due to US concerns: Philips

Both companies failed to convince the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to clear the deal, Philips said, adding that it is seeking another buyer for the unit.

Sale of lighting unit cancelled due to US concerns: Philips

Oil prices extend gains in Asia on stimulus pledge

Remarks by ECB chief Mario Draghi that possible additional monetary stimulus measures could come as soon as March lifted global markets and brought a measure of joy after weeks of painful losses.

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Canadian Pacific railway to shed 1,000 jobs

Canadian Pacific will eliminate about 1,000 positions this year as the volume of goods it transports slumps, the railway has announced.

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US F-16 jet crashes in Arizona, status of pilot unknown

An F-16 fighter jet has crashed in the southwestern state of Arizona, the US Air Force said, adding a search and rescue mission for the pilot was ongoing.

US F-16 jet crashes in Arizona, status of pilot unknown

Facebook gets in game with new sports hub

Facebook announced a drive today to be a place for sports with a new online hub for news and sharing on sporting events.

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Barcelona join Real Madrid, Man Utd in 500m euros club

European champions Barcelona joined Real Madrid and Manchester United in earning over 500 million euros ($545.5 million) last season, financial consultants Deloitte revealed in their latest Football Money League published tod

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China offers banks USD 91 billion ahead of holiday

China's central bank has pledged more than 600 billion yuan (USD 91 billion) in funding support for banks to provide sufficient liquidity around the traditional Chinese New Year, when demand for cash surges.

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Islamic State group releases 270 of 400 civilians abducted in east Syria’

The Islamic State group has released 270 of more than 400 civilians it had abducted during its assault on the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, a monitor said.

Islamic State group releases 270 of 400 civilians abducted in east Syria’

China stimulus hopes pushes world stocks higher

Global stock markets raced higher today as China's economic growth hit a 25-year low and sparked speculation of more government stimulus that would buoy the world's second biggest economy.

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Password hacks as simple as 1-2-3-4-5-6: Report

Even after tens of millions of people had online accounts hacked, many Internet users still rely on easily guessed passwords.

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IMF: Oil price collapse is a drag on global economy

The International Monetary Fund said today that the sharp collapse in the price of oil is proving more of a drag on the global economy than a stimulus

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Oil price to fall further as market could drown in over-supply

The oil price is set to fall further this year as supply vastly exceeds demand, with major oil exporter Iran's return to the market offsetting any production cuts from other countries, the IEA said today.

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Donald Trump courts evangelicals and says Christianity ‘under siege’

Donald Trump declared himself a defender of besieged Christians in a campaign speech to more than 11,000 people today

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China 2015 growth slows to weakest for 25 years: Govt

The figure was the slowest in the People's Republic since the 3.8 percent of 1990, a year after the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown rocked the country and isolated it internationally.

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Oil prices stuck below $30 on worsening glut fears

Prices sank to new depths not seen since 2003 yesterday, a day after the United States and Europe lifted the crippling economic sanctions in exchange for Tehran's compliance with a deal to curb the country's nuclear ambitions

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British MPs debate whether to ban Donald Trump

British MPs today debated whether to ban US presidential hopeful Donald Trump from entering the country for "hate speech" after his controversial comments targeting Muslims, Mexicans and others.

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West Africa to ‘fight back’ jihadists as Burkina hotel gunmen named

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Monday named three gunmen behind a deadly attack on a luxury Burkina Faso hotel that has highlighted the growing reach of jihadist groups in west Africa, as French police joined in the

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UN eyes tax on football tickets to pay for humanitarian aid

The report released today in Dubai also recommended tapping into Islamic social finance and mandatory alms-giving (zakat) as well as improving the transparency of relief operations to cut costs.

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Eight more civilians killed in 2015 anti-IS strikes: US

Eight civilians were killed and three others injured in a series of US air strikes carried out from April to July last year against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, the US military said today.

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‘Exhilarated’ British astronaut starts first spacewalk

Astronaut Tim Peake today became the first Briton to walk in space, undertaking a tricky mission to replace an electrical unit while under cover of darkness.

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