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Trump bans 'bump stocks' used in mass Las Vegas shooting

Reuters News - 8 hours 37 min ago
The Trump administration said on Tuesday it had banned the high-power gun attachments used in last year's Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people, giving the owners of "bump stocks" 90 days to turn in or destroy the devices and blocking owners from being able to register them.
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The 'wary' #MeToo conversation in Australia

BBC News - 9 hours 7 min ago
High-profile allegations of misconduct are being tested against strict defamation laws.
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Oil dives on fears of glut, global economic slowdown

Reuters News - 9 hours 16 min ago
Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday after reports of swelling inventories and forecasts of record U.S. and Russian output hitting a market that may see weaker demand if global growth deteriorates as many expect.
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U.S. housing starts rise; single-family segment still weak

Reuters News - 9 hours 22 min ago
U.S. homebuilding rebounded in November, driven by a surge in multi-family housing projects, but construction of single-family homes fell to a 1-1/2-year low, pointing to deepening housing market weakness that could spill over to the broader economy.
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Equity markets edge up, dollar drops, on growth worries ahead of Fed meeting

Reuters News - 9 hours 48 min ago
World stock markets inched higher on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will be able to raise interest rates much further amid turbulent markets and a weakening outlook for the global economy.
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Tech stocks, upbeat earnings boost Wall Street; Fed in focus

Reuters News - 10 hours 18 min ago
Wall Street rose on Tuesday, helped by technology stocks, upbeat earnings reports and a rebound in few bellwether stocks, while investors awaited clues on the Federal Reserve's path for future rate hikes.
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British government to activate full 'no-deal' Brexit preparations

Reuters News - 10 hours 27 min ago
The British government said on Tuesday it would implement plans for a no-deal Brexit in full and begin telling businesses and citizens to prepare for the risk of leaving the European Union without an agreement.
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Pittsburgh to propose tighter gun laws after synagogue attack

Reuters News - 10 hours 44 min ago
The Pittsburgh city council on Tuesday was due to introduce a package of gun-control laws including a ban on assault-style rifles, nearly two months after a gunman shouting anti-Semitic messages killed 11 people in a synagogue.
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Oil drops on oversupply, equities sell-off

Reuters News - 11 hours 14 min ago
Oil prices fell on Tuesday after reports of swelling inventories and forecasts of record U.S. and Russian output combined with a sharp sell-off in stock markets as the outlook for global growth deteriorated.
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Pittsburgh to vote on tighter gun laws after synagogue attack

Reuters News - 11 hours 16 min ago
The Pittsburgh city council on Tuesday was due to vote on a package of gun-control laws including a ban on assault-style rifles, nearly two months after a gunman shouting anti-Semitic messages killed 11 people in a synagogue.
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Wall Street opens higher on tech boost; Fed in focus

Reuters News - 11 hours 18 min ago
U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday boosted by technology shares, as investors wait for clues on the Federal Reserve's path for future rate hikes.
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U.S. housing starts rise; single-family segment remains weak

Reuters News - 11 hours 44 min ago
U.S. homebuilding rebounded in November, driven by a surge in multi-family housing projects, but construction of single-family homes fell to a 1-1/2-year low, pointing to deepening housing market weakness that could spill over to the broader economy.
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Trump pressures Fed before meeting, warns against 'another mistake'

Reuters News - 12 hours 27 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday further sought to pressure the Federal Reserve as the central bank prepared to start its two-day policy meeting, warning the Fed's board not to "make yet another mistake" ahead of an expected interest rate hike.
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Special Report: Myanmar's moves could mean the Rohingya never go home

Reuters News - 12 hours 28 min ago
By Poppy McPherson, Simon Lewis, Thu Thu Aung, Shoon Naing and Zeba Siddiqui
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China's staggering 40 years of change in pictures

BBC News - 12 hours 46 min ago
China got rich over the last 40 years. Here's a guide to what changed, in pictures.
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Google China: Has search firm put Project Dragonfly on hold?

BBC News - 12 hours 49 min ago
Report that Google has put its Project Dragonfly search engine for China on hold.
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Hamid Ansari: 'Love-struck' Indian home after Pakistan jail ordeal

BBC News - 12 hours 54 min ago
An Indian man accused of spying in Pakistan after illegally entering to 'pursue love' returns home.
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BA to resume flights to Pakistan

BBC News - 13 hours 27 min ago
Flights will restart more than 10 years after it halted services following a major hotel bombing.
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Growth fears grip world markets ahead of Fed meeting

Reuters News - 13 hours 35 min ago
World stock markets, the U.S. dollar and oil prices tumbled on Tuesday as fears about a slowing global economy gripped investors, just as the U.S. Federal Reserve looks set this week to deliver its fourth interest rate hike of the year.
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Renault-Nissan leaders to meet amid alliance crisis

Reuters News - 13 hours 37 min ago
The head of Nissan and acting CEO of Renault will hold talks during a two day meeting of their carmaking partnership starting on Tuesday, sources said, amid a crisis in relations sparked by the arrest of long-time alliance supremo Carlos Ghosn.
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