Walmart U.S. e-commerce sales up 33 percent in first quarter, comparable sales match estimates

Reuters News - May 17, 2018 - 7:24am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Inc on Thursday reported a 33-percent rise in U.S. e-commerce sales during the first quarter, slower than during the same period a year ago but faster than the previous quarter's 23-percent advance.
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Vatican says 'amoral' financial system needs infusion of ethics, more regulation

Reuters News - May 17, 2018 - 7:00am
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican called for more regulation of markets and financial systems on Thursday, saying economic crises showed they were not able to govern themselves and needed a strong injection of morality and ethics.
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South Korea offers to mediate to clear doubts over North Korea-U.S. summit

Reuters News - May 17, 2018 - 6:43am
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Thursday it intends to play the role of mediator after North Korea threatened to pull out of a summit with the United States aimed at the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
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China car app Didi updates safety measures after murder

BBC News - May 17, 2018 - 6:37am
The country's equivalent of Uber is overhauling a service following the murder of a female passenger
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With carriage rehearsal, Britain gears up for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

Reuters News - May 17, 2018 - 6:33am
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Britain's armed forces will on Thursday rehearse the carriage procession that Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are to make through the crowded streets of Windsor after their wedding this weekend.
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China approves sale of $18 billion Toshiba chip unit to Bain-led consortium: NHK

Reuters News - May 17, 2018 - 6:27am
TOKYO (Reuters) - China regulatory authorities have approved the $18 billion sale of Toshiba Corp's chip unit to a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday, without citing sources.
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Is removing 'Aboriginal' from birth certificates whitewashing history?

BBC News - May 17, 2018 - 4:35am
One indigenous Australian was shocked to discover his relatives' birth records had been altered.
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Irrfan Khan: Life of Pi actor tweets amid cancer treatment

BBC News - May 17, 2018 - 4:23am
Irrfan Khan last tweeted in March when he revealed that he had been diagnosed with a rare tumour.
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In Silicon Valley, Chinese 'accelerators' aim to bring startups home

Reuters News - May 17, 2018 - 4:01am
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Beijing's unslakeable thirst for the latest technology has spurred a proliferation of "accelerators" in Silicon Valley that aim to identify promising startups and bring them to China.
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Exclusive: RBS lawyers ask ex-staffer to destroy documents, DOJ informed

Reuters News - May 17, 2018 - 3:12am
LONDON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Royal Bank of Scotland asked an ex-employee to destroy confidential documents, according to a letter seen by Reuters, in a move which the former staffer's lawyer said put him at risk of legal action by the U.S. government.
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Exclusive: Intel's Mobileye gets self-driving tech deal for 8 million cars

Reuters News - May 17, 2018 - 2:13am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Mobileye, Intel Corp's Israel-based autonomous driving unit, has signed a contract to supply eight million cars at a European automaker with its self-driving technologies, a company official told Reuters.
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Benghazi's displaced: a litmus test for Libya

Reuters News - May 17, 2018 - 1:18am
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - With two brothers in jail, the family house gone and her papers lost in the battle for Benghazi, Fatma is finding it hard to restart her life at the other end of Libya but impossible to imagine going back.
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WeChat's owner Tencent sees profits soar by more than 60%

BBC News - May 17, 2018 - 1:00am
Profits at China's Tencent soar thanks to hugely popular online games like Honour of Kings.
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Japanese train departs 25 seconds early - again

BBC News - May 17, 2018 - 12:19am
In the second such case in months, a train leaves 25 seconds early. "Inexcusable" says the operator.
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South Korea to play 'mediator' to resolve North Korea-U.S. summit doubts: official

Reuters News - May 16, 2018 - 11:26pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is seeking to mediate to bridge the gap between the United States and North Korea as they appear to have "some kind of difference in stances" ahead of a planned summit, an official at South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Thursday.
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Malaysian police search five places linked to ousted PM Najib

Reuters News - May 16, 2018 - 10:31pm
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police conducted searches through the night and into the Thursday morning at five places linked to ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak, including the family home where he stays, a senior police officer said.
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'Ballistic blocks' shoot from Hawaii volcano, may mark start of violent eruptions

Reuters News - May 16, 2018 - 9:17pm
VOLCANO, Hawaii (Reuters) - "Ballistic blocks" the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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Malaysia's political drama is worthy of Shakespeare

BBC News - May 16, 2018 - 7:35pm
The release of Anwar Ibrahim in Malaysia melds loyalty and betrayal in a narrative for the ages.
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The Indian sanitary pad workers going to the royal wedding

BBC News - May 16, 2018 - 7:29pm
The Indian charity sells low-cost sanitary pads to poor women in the city of Mumbai.
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Senate panel reveals details from Trump Tower meeting probe

Reuters News - May 16, 2018 - 6:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An intermediary of a Russian oligarch and associates of then-U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump coordinated responses to revelations of a meeting in which Trump's eldest son expected to get "dirt" on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, documents released by a U.S. Senate panel showed on Wednesday.
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