India’s defence boost! Russia, India to sign deal on S-400 Triumf air defence systems this week, says Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will oversee the signing of a USD 5 billion deal this week to supply Delhi with S-400 air defence systems, a top Kremlin aide said on Tuesday ahead of Putin's trip to India.

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EU warns Facebook not to lose control of data security

The EU's top data privacy enforcer expressed worry Tuesday that Facebook had lost control of data security after a vast privacy breach that she said affected five million Europeans.

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China’s Haier to acquire Italian home appliance firm

Chinese electronics giant Haier Group has announced it will acquire Italian appliances manufacturer Candy for 475 million euros (USD 547 million) as it looks to expand its market share in Europe.

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US, Japan duo win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how the body's natural defences can fight cancer, the jury said on Monday.

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Perfect storm of factors behind Indonesian quake-tsunami

Inadequate warning systems, a lack of education about what to do when the quake hit and a narrow bay that channelled the tsunami's destructive force - a perfect storm of factors spawned the deadly disaster in Indonesia.

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US, Japanese pair James Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research that has revolutionised the treatment of cancer, the jury said on Monday.

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Micronesia plane crash: Four remain in hospital after Air Niugini flight crash-landed into Pacific lagoon

Four passengers remained hospitalised on Monday after an airliner crashed into a Pacific lagoon in Micronesia last week, the airline said.

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Hope for jailed Maldives dissidents after ex-president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom freed

Gayoom, 80, and his legislator son Faris Maumoon, were released on bail by the High Court in Male, a week after strongman Abdulla Yameen's spectacular loss at the polls in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation.

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Indonesia Tsunami 2018: Death toll from quakes tops 800, mass burials to begin

Mass graves were being readied Monday for hundreds of victims of an Indonesian quake-tsunami as authorities battled to stave off disease and reach desperate people still trapped under shattered buildings.

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US, Canada hold last-minute NAFTA talks as deadline looms

US and Canadian negotiators were holding eleventh-hour talks on Sunday aimed at revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement ahead of a Washington-imposed deadline, with the outcome far from certain.

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US warship sails near South China Sea area claimed by Beijing: Pentagon

An American warship has sailed through waters off the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, in the latest implicit challenge to Beijing's sweeping territorial claims in the region, the Pentagon said Sunday.

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Boko Haram commander killed over ‘planned surrender’

A Boko Haram commander was killed by his comrades over his alleged plan to surrender and handover hundreds of hostages to the Nigerian military, two sources told AFP Sunday.

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‘And then we fell in love’: US President Donald Trump on his bromance with Kim Jong Un

US President Donald Trump said he and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have fallen "in love" -- their bromance fuelled by "beautiful letters" he received from the leader of the nuclear-armed state.

World News

British ministers’ phone numbers, personal details leaked in app security flaw

Phone numbers and other personal details of senior ministers from Britain's Conservative party were made public by an app security flaw on Saturday, including those of top Brexiteers Michael Gove and Boris Johnson.

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Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami reaches 832, says state media

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has reached 832.

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Typhoon Trami: Powerful typhoon batters Okinawa island, churns to Japan mainland

A powerful typhoon pummelled Japan's southern island of Okinawa Saturday, injuring at least 17, as weather officials warned the storm would rip through the Japanese archipelago over the weekend.

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Donald Trump orders FBI probe of Brett Kavanaugh as Senate delays final vote

US President Donald Trump ordered a new FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court pick Friday, as the Senate delayed a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to make way for the probe.

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Facebook says security flaw affected 50 million accounts

Facebook on Friday disclosed a security flaw which could have allowed 50 million accounts to be taken over by hackers.

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Indonesian city hit by tsunami after strong quake, says official

The Indonesian city of Palu was slammed by waves from a tsunami set off by a powerful earthquake that rippled across the region, the disaster agency said, as the huge tremor destroyed buildings and sent panicked residents fle

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Typhoon Trami: ‘Very strong’ storm to rip through Japan; rains, winds predicted, says weather agency

A large, very strong typhoon churned towards Japan Friday, with the weather agency warning the storm would rip through the nation over the weekend, bringing violent winds and torrential rain.

Typhoon Trami: ‘Very strong’ storm to rip through Japan; rains, winds predicted, says weather agency

Donald Trump backs embattled court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after fiery hearing

Donald Trump whole-heartedly backed Brett Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court nomination will be put to an initial vote Friday, after a dramatic Senate hearing that saw him furiously fight back against sexual assault allegations d

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Twenty-seven killed in clashes within tribe in Mali

Twenty-seven people were killed in clashes between members of the same Tuareg tribe in Mali's troubled northeast earlier this week, the West African state's security ministry said.

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Britain’s Jeremy Hunt holds ‘tough’ talks with Russia’s Sergei Lavrov

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday he told Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during "tough" discussions that Moscow would no longer get away with using chemical weapons.

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Furious Brett Kavanaugh denies sex assault after accuser testifies

A defiant Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court, angrily denied sexual assault allegations and condemned his bitter Senate confirmation process as a "national disgrace."

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David Beckham escapes speeding prosecution on technicality

David Beckham escaped prosecution over a speeding charge on Thursday after the football icon's lawyer, nicknamed "Mr Loophole", successfully raised a technicality.

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French government rules out selling Air France-KLM stake

French Finance Economy Bruno Le Maire on Thursday ruled out selling the government's minority stake in Air France-KLM, saying the priority was to turn around the troubled airline group.

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McDonald’s says classic burgers no longer have artificial ingredients

McDonald's USA on Wednesday announced that its iconic burgers, including the Big Mac and the Quarter Pounder with Cheese, no longer have artificial preservatives, artificial flavors or added colors from artificial sources.

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