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Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to 281

The death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 281, with more than 1,000 people injured.

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Indonesia tsunami: Donald Trump voices support after volcano-triggered ‘unthinkable devastation’

US President Donald Trump on Sunday offered a message of support after a volcano-triggered tsunami left 222 people dead and hundreds more injured in Indonesia's Sunda Strait.

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China, US ‘make progress’ after trade call

China and the US "made new progress" on the issues of trade balance and intellectual property during a phone call between officials from the two countries, China's commerce ministry said Sunday.

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Donald Trump to replace US Defence head Jim Mattis with deputy Patrick Shanahan on January 1

Donald Trump on Sunday announced he would replace Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with his deputy Patrick Shanahan, days after the outgoing Pentagon chief quit while citing key policy differences with the US president.

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Oil market likely to rebalance early 2019: OPEC ministers

Iraq's Oil Minister Thamer al-Ghadhban said that there is a consensus among OPEC and non-OPEC producers to comply with the new agreement to trim output in a bid to stabilise the market.

Commodities News

US denounces wealthy-nation discounts for UN peacekeeping

The comments came a day after UN member states failed to reach a deal to make up for a USD 220 million budget black hole left by Washington's downsising of its peacekeeping contributions.

World News

168 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

Anak Krakatoa, which forms a small island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra, emerged around 1928 in the crater left by Krakatoa, which erupted in 1883 killing at least 36,000 people.

World News

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn detention extended over Christmas and New Year

The full term of the detention will expire on January 1," the Tokyo District Court said in a statement to media.

Industry News

US government shutdown enters 2nd day, set to last through Christmas

With ultra-conservative lawmakers and media commentators demanding that the president stick to his campaign promises, Trump stood his ground on the wall.

World News

US President Donald Trump asked officials if he can legally fire Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell: reports

President Donald Trump has privately asked cabinet members if he has the authority to fire Fed Chair Jerome Powell after interest rates were increased and the stock market tanked, US media reported.

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Donald Trump US government shutdown to extend through Christmas as Senate adjourns

The partial US government shutdown is set to stretch on through Christmas as the Senate adjourned with no deal to end it in sight.

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Third straight rout end worst weak for Dow, Nasdaq since 2008 crisis

Wall Street ended its worst week in a decade with more bruising losses Friday, and with the tech-rich Nasdaq entering a bear market amid worries about trade wars and a possible US government shutdown.

Markets News

US government bound for shutdown as Congress, Donald Trump fail to reach deal

The US government will begin a Christmastime shutdown at midnight, as Congress adjourned Friday without passing a federal spending bill or addressing President Donald Trump's demand for money to build a border wall.

World News

Carlos Ghosn re-arrested over fresh allegations

Japanese prosecutors re-arrested former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn over fresh allegations Friday, apparently dashing his hopes of being home for Christmas in the latest twist to a rollercoaster saga.

Industry News

China accuses US of ‘fabricating facts’ with hacking charges

Beijing on Friday accused Washington of "fabricating facts" after the US Justice Department indicted two Chinese hackers tied to Asian nation's security services who allegedly targeted companies and agencies in a dozen countr

World News

US hopes Kim Jong Un – Donald Trump summit could take place in early 2019: Mike Pompeo

US officials hope that a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can be scheduled for early 2019, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said

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Pennsylvania lets Uber self-driving cars back on roads

The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when it hit a woman walking in the street. In July, Uber said it was using cars with human drivers to test and improve autonomous capabilities.

Car News

New Zealand warns Google over naming murder accused

Little conceded that controlling information on the internet and social media was challenging but said court orders were made for a reason and must be respected.

World News

Rain, epic stand by Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews saves Sri Lanka in New Zealand Test

The tourists were 287 for three in their second innings -- still nine runs away from an innings defeat -- when the umpires called time with only 13 overs bowled on the final day.

Sports News

Facebook kicks Myanmar military-linked pages off platform

The problem reached new levels of urgency last year as Myanmar's military drove more than 720,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, while dehumanising material about the stateless group spread on the site.

World News

Civil rights groups call for Facebook board overhaul

The 32 groups signed to the letter included Arab American Institute; Bend the Arc Jewish Action; Freedom From Facebook, Media Matters for America; MomsRising; MoveOn NAACP; National LGBTQ Task Force, Southern Poverty Law Cent

World News

Donald Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

US President Donald Trump took a swipe Tuesday at tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google, accusing them of being biased in favor of opposition Democrats.

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US eager to work with restored Sri Lanka Prime Minister

"Sri Lanka is a valued partner in the Indo-Pacific, and we look forward to engaging with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and his cabinet to advance cooperation on bilateral and regional issues of common interest," he said.

World News

Former FBI chief lashes out at Donald Trump, Republicans

In the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people... believe that nonsense," Comey told reporters in the halls of the US Senate.

World News

Canada mulls cancelling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Kashoggi murder

Canada is looking into ways to cancel a giant 2014 weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday, as criticism mounts over the kingdom's role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Riy

World News

North Korea warns US sanctions may ‘block path to denuclearisation’

The warning from the North on Sunday came days after the US said it was imposing sanctions on three senior North Korean officials over human rights abuses.

World News

Qatar to invest USD 20 billion in US energy sector, says minister

Energy-rich Qatar, under blockade by its Gulf neighbours, has said that it plans to invest more than $20 billion in the US energy sector over the next five years.

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