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WATCH – Soyuz rocket emergency landing: Spacecraft fails mid air; crew members Nick Hague, Aleksey Ovchinin safe

The two-man crew of a Soyuz rocket made a successful emergency landing Thursday after an engine problem on lift-off to the International Space Station, in a major setback for the beleaguered Russian space industry.

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Indonesia earthquake, tsunami: Search called off in Sulawesi island twin disaster, says official

The search for those killed in Indonesia's quake-tsunami disaster was called off Thursday, despite there being around 5,000 people still missing.

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Now travel from Singapore to New York in record-breaking 19 hours! Flight to take off today

Passengers were getting ready to board the world's longest flight on Thursday -- a marathon 19 hours in the air between Singapore and New York.

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IMF chief defends rate hikes after Donald Trump sent global markets tumbling with ‘crazy’ Fed comment

Donald Trump's comments Wednesday triggered a sell-off on Wall Street, with Asian markets opening sharply lower on Thursday in response.

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Trillions in US net worth vulnerable to recession, says IMF

A severe recession would slash US public wealth by about USD 5 trillion, causing vastly more damage to Washington's finances than just an increase in debt and deficits, the IMF has warned.

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Fix trade, don’t destroy it, IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has called on world leaders to fix global trade systems instead of trying to tear them down in a rebuke to nationalist politicians pushing tariffs and protectionism.

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Months after Prince Harry, Meghan Markle royal wedding, UK braces for Princess Eugenie’s fairytale nuptials

Five months on from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's fairytale nuptials, the time has come for "the other" royal wedding - the one no one seems to want to pay for or watch.

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IMF says Pakistan has not approached fund for deal

The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday Pakistan has not approached the body to begin negotiations for a possible bailout to stem a balance of payments crisis, hours after Islamabad announced it will enter talks.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invites Pope Francis to visit, South Korea to tell Vatican

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit, saying he would be "ardently welcomed", South Korea's presidency said Tuesday, adding it would pass on Pyongyang's message to the Vatican.

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FT journalist visa denial: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam refuses to explain why

Hong Kong's leader Tuesday refused to say why the city had denied a visa to a leading Financial Times journalist, despite escalating demands for an explanation of the unprecedented challenge to freedom of the press.

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Japan space tourist Yusaku Maezawa says moon training ‘shouldn’t be too hard’

Billionaire Japanese tycoon and future space tourist Yusaku Maezawa's training to go the moon should not be too tricky, he joked Tuesday, adding that he planned to use free time from his six-hour work day to squeeze it in.

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Interpol chief missing row: Wife of Meng Hongwei says received knife emoji from his phone

The wife of missing Chinese Interpol president Meng Hongwei has said she received a message from his phone containing an image of a knife before his disappearance.

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US duo William Nordhaus and Paul Romer win Nobel Economics Prize News

China tells Mike Pompeo, US must stop ‘misguided actions’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced a testy exchange with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing on Monday, days after a blistering US denunciation of the Asian power's global and domestic policies.

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Nobel Economics Prize 2018 awarded to US duo William Norhaus, Paul Romer

US economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer on Monday shared the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize for integrating innovation and climate with economic growth, the jury said.

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Mike Pompeo says Kim Jong-un ‘ready’ to invite inspectors to nuclear site

International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea's dismantled nuclear testing site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, after a meeting with Kim Jong Un in which he said "significant progress" was made t

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China accuses ex-Interpol chief Meng Hongwei of bribery, other crimes

Meng Hongwei, the Chinese head of Interpol, who vanished mysteriously late last month, is being investigated for alleged corruption, China announced Monday, the latest high-profile target to be ensnared in a sweeping anti-gra

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UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is "unprecedented in scale," the UN said Monday in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster.

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US needs answers on alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, says Washington Post

The United States should "demand answers" from Saudi Arabia about the disappearance and alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post said late Sunday -- and punish the kingdom if cooperation is lacking.

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Interpol says Chinese chief Meng Hongwei has resigned

The international police organisation Interpol announced Sunday that it has received the resignation of its Chinese chief Meng Hongwei, who has been missing since September 25 and is suspected by Beijing of "violating the law

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Indonesia tsunami, earthquakes: More bodies found as death toll from disaster nears 2000

Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Indonesia's disaster-ravaged Palu city, an official said Monday, as the search for victims ended at a hotel destroyed in the powerful earthquake and tsunami.

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5,000 believed missing in two hard-hit Indonesian quake zones: official

As many as 5,000 people are believed missing from two hard-hit areas in Palu more than a week after the Indonesian city was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami.

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Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari to run for second term with party endorsement

As the sole contender for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, Buhari's confirmation Saturday by some 7,000 delegates gathered in the capital Abuja was a mere formality.

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Mike Pompeo heads to Pyongyang, seeking progress on Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to Pyongyang Sunday for new talks with Kim Jong Un on denuclearisation and a second US-North Korean summit.

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50 killed, 100 burnt in oil tanker road crash in DR Congo, says official

About 50 people died and 100 were burnt on Saturday after an oil tanker collided with a vehicle on an arterial highway in the west of DR Congo.

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Mike Pompeo eyes progress over Trump-Kim summit on Asia trip

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped to accelerate a second summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump as he kicked off an Asian trip Saturday that will feature a meeting with North Korea's leader.

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Embattled Cristiano Ronaldo presents selection headache for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to play for Juventus against Udinese on Saturday, despite rape claims made against him, although his coach Massimiliano Allegri admits he may be tempted to rest the embattled star.

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