Facebook’s Bitcoin rival set to be unveiled on Tuesday

Facebook's crypto initiative could facilitate shopping, applications and gaming

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Ethiopian Airlines rejects ‘pilot error’ claim in US

The 737 MAX 8 is currently grounded worldwide after the March crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which killed all 157 people onboard and drew scrutiny to the new Boeing model's anti-stall system.

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30 killed in triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria

Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometres (24 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where football fans were watching a match on TV.

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Donald Trump to raise Hong Kong protests with Xi Jinping at G20: Mike Pompeo

US President Donald Trump will discuss the mass protests in Hong Kong with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 summit, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

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Apollo moon rocks help transform understanding of the universe

Moon rocks look rather nondescript -- they are often gray in colour -- but for NASA planetary scientist Samuel Lawrence, they are the "most precious materials on Earth."

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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds

Sara Netanyahu was also fined 10,000 shekels ($2,800) and ordered to reimburse the state a further 45,000 shekels, the latter of which she will pay in nine installments, at her request.

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Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman warns against ‘exploiting’ Jamal Khashoggi murder

Turkish officials were the first to report the murder and have continued to press Saudi Arabia for information on the whereabouts of his dismembered body, which has yet to be found.

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Powerful 7.4 earthquake strikes north of New Zealand

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said "hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300 km of the epicentre along the coasts of the Kermadec islands."

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Eight killed by explosion in Somalia capital

A second blast on a key road leading to the airport of the Somali capital Mogadishu did not cause any casualties.

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US World War II bomb defused in central Berlin

A 100-kilogramme (220-pound) US World War II bomb was defused overnight near Berlin's central hub of Alexanderplatz, police said Saturday.

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Mexico publishes Donald Trump’s ‘secret deal’ on migration

Angry over a surge of Central Americans seeking US asylum, Trump is pushing Mexico to agree to a deal in which migrants entering Mexican territory would have to apply for refugee status there, not in the United States.

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‘World is watching’ Hong Kong protests, Joe Biden warns China

The veteran Democrat weighed in with his comments two days after Trump offered a cautious response to what he said were "massive" demonstrations, saying he hoped protesters could "work it out with China."

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Donald Trump says would take foreign information on his opponent in 2020 election race

The Russia issue has consumed the Trump presidency for the past two years, and his new remarks suggested he still sees nothing wrong with a US political candidate accepting help from a foreign power.

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Facebook says original video shows reach 720 million viewers

Facebook said some 720 million users view at least one minute per month of its videos, and 140 million people use the service daily.

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EU warns UK must pay bill even in ‘no deal’ Brexit

This sum would cover budget commitments up through a transition period at the end of next year, but the British parliament has refused to ratify the treaty and Brexit has been delayed until October 31.

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Britain sets deadline for carbon neutrality by 2050

The new target was broadly welcomed across the political spectrum but environmental groups said it would require radical action to decarbonise the entire economy.

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Oscar dates shifted in 2021 and 2022 for Olympics, Super Bowl

"Timing of the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays will keep the 2021 and 2022 dates on the last Sunday in February," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and US network ABC said.

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China inflation hits highest level in 15 months

The rise was "largely the result of renewed acceleration in food price inflation", and pork supply disruptions caused by African swine fever, Capital Economics said in a note.

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Trump says he received a ‘beautiful letter’ from Kim Jong Un; ready to hold third summit with North Korean leader

Trump did not divulge what was in the letter from Kim. He has described previous letters as "beautiful" and even said that he and the leader of one of the world's most repressive countries "fell in love."

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G20 summit: China mum on Trump-Xi meeting

Donald Trump said a meeting with Xi has been "scheduled" during the G20 summit in Japan later this month, and that he expected the Chinese leader to attend.

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Story of Pakistan’s ancient Kalash community as it battles tourism deluge, living in ‘zoo’

In Bumburate, posters now call on visitors to seek permission from villagers before photographing and signs warn tourists not to harass women.

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History man Rafael Nadal sweeps to 12th French Open and 18th Grand Slam title

The 33-year-old Spaniard becomes the first player, man or woman, to win the same Slam 12 times after seeing off a brave challenge from a weary Thiem in a repeat of the 2018 final.

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G20 admits “intensifying” trade tensions pose risk for global economy

Following 30 hours of wrangling in what one official described as a "tense" atmosphere, the G20 finance minister and central bank chiefs produced a final statement acknowledging that "growth remains low and risks remain tilte

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In historic first, G20 weighs ageing as global risk

Technology may help train elderly workers as well as to assist them access necessary services like healthcare and to manage their finances. So global leaders in the finance sector not health ministers must take the lead, s

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Nepal faces mountainous challenge identifying Everest bodies

A government-organised clean-up team retrieved the bodies between the Everest base camp and the South Col at 7,906 metres (25,938 feet) this climbing season.

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World Cup 2019: Bangladesh promise England trial by spin

World Cup 2019 England vs Bangladesh: Bangladesh will be sticking to their tried-and-tested formula, relying on the spin of Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan and Mosaddek Hossain against England.

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Want to be a space traveller? NASA to make your dream come true from next year; Here’s how

NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station for tourism and other business ventures as of next year, as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.

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