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6.1-magnitude earthquake rattles New Zealand as royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan visit

The quake was felt in Wellington during a session of parliament, prompting lawmakers to stop deliberations and seek refuge as a precaution.

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Apple Watch supplier under fire over China student labour

SACOM interviewed 28 students at the plant in Chongqing municipality over the summer, and all of them said they had not voluntarily applied to work there, according to the report published last week.

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Lion Air plane crash: More body parts found from site of crash

The Boeing-737 MAX, which went into service just months ago, crashed into the Java Sea moments after it had asked to return to Jakarta on Monday.

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Merkel says will step down as German chancellor at end of term

Angela Merkel said Monday she would step down as German chancellor at the end of her term in 2021.

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1 dead, two injured as shots fired in Sri Lanka amid political crisis

The incident took place when the cricketer-turned-politician visited the CPC office, with several Ceylon Petroleum Corporation workers objecting to his presence at the office.

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Suicide attack on Afghan police bus kills six, say officials

Another 12 were wounded in the Taliban-claimed blast in the Wardak provincial capital of Maidan Shar, provincial police spokesman Hekmatullah Durrani told AFP.

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Jamal Khashoggi’s murder ‘must concern us all’: Jim Mattis to Arab forum

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis warned Arab leaders on Saturday that the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul "must concern us all".

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Pentagon successfully tests US-Japan missile interceptor

The US military successfully shot down a medium-range ballistic missile Friday in a test of a new interceptor system, which is being co-developed with Japan and has been dogged by previous failures.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says US to fight China ’empire’ of ‘bribes’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday accused China of seeking to build an "empire" by bribing leaders with investment and vowed to fight it "at every turn."

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would surrender to Britain if no US extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would end his five-year stay in Ecuador's London embassy and hand himself over to British authorities if given assurances he would not face extradition to the US, his lawyer said Friday.

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US President Donald Trump complains about Twitter removing his followers

US President Donald Trump complained Friday that Twitter is removing some of his followers and has made it harder to join, an apparent critique of the social network's efforts to weed out fake and abusive accounts.

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From virtual reality programmes to armed drones, iris scanners; China exhibits high-tech security gadgets

From virtual reality police training programmes to gun-toting drones and iris scanners, a public security expo in China showed the range of increasingly high-tech tools available to the country's police.

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Google’s strict action against sexual harassment; CEO Sundar Pichai says fired 48 employees in 2 years

Google fired 48 employees, including 13 senior managers, over sexual harassment claims since 2016, CEO Sundar Pichai has revealed, asserting that the tech giant was taking an "increasingly hard line" on "inappropriate conduct

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Son of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi leaves Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Watch

The eldest son of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Salah, and his family have left the Gulf kingdom after the government lifted a travel ban, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

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Istanbul to get new international airport; will be world’s biggest once complete

Final preparations were underway Thursday at the new international airport in Istanbul, four days ahead of its inauguration by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Twitter Q3 net profit beats earnings estimates; shares jump

Twitter reported Thursday stronger-than-expected profits and revenues in the third quarter, igniting a strong rally in shares of the key social network.

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Russia launches first Soyuz rocket since failed space launch

Russia on Thursday successfully launched a Soyuz rocket for the first time since the failure of a similar rocket aborted a manned take-off to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 11.

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Whopping $1.5 million XPrize for making water from air – Here’s how this couple won

It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his office and began cranking out free bo

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Khashoggi murder: In first comments, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman calls journalist’s killing ‘repulsive’ incident

Saudi Arabia's crown prince denounced the "repulsive" murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and vowed justice will prevail, in his first public comments on the case, without addressing US accusations of a monumental cover-up.

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Khashoggi killing: Donald Trump feels betrayed over journalist’s murder, holds card on Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman

Donald Trump had enthusiastically endorsed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's consolidation of power, with the 33-year-old forging a close, chatty relationship with Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner.

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Exxon Mobil sued in US over climate disclosures

New York state sued Exxon Mobil on Wednesday, alleging it defrauded investors by misrepresenting the costs that climate change legislation poses to the company.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin warns of a new ‘arms race’

President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday of a new arms race if America pulls out of weapons treaties, and said Russia would respond "in kind" to any new US missiles placed on European soil.

World News

Cathay Pacific airline hit by data leak affecting 9.4m passengers

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday it had suffered a major data leak affecting up to 9.4 million passengers.

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Apple, Samsung fined up to Rs 83.4 crore for slowing phones

Italy's competition authority on Wednesday said it was fining Apple and Samsung 10 and five million euros (USD 11.5 and USD 5.7 million) respectively for the so-called "planned obsolescence" of their smartphones.

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To escape Asia’s monster traffic jams, driverless hover-taxis in Singapore soon!

Test flights of a driverless hover-taxi will take place in Singapore next year, a German aviation firm said, the latest innovation to offer an escape from Asia's monster traffic jams.

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NASA’s hobbled Hubble telescope is near normal again

NASA's famed Hubble Space Telescope is nearly back to normal after a failed orienting tool forced engineers to put it in safe mode earlier this month, the US space agency said.

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Facebook simplifies Messenger app; check details here

Facebook has announced an overhaul of its Messenger smartphone app in an effort to simplify the service for its 1.3 billion monthly global users.

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