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Exclusive: Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 3:05am
Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found.
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Top Sri Lankan officials deliberately withheld intelligence on attacks: minister

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 2:52am
Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a rash of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359 people, the leader of parliament said on Wednesday.
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Asian shares fall despite strong Wall Street; oil retreats

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 2:29am
Equity markets in Asia faltered on Wednesday amid losses in South Korea and uncertainty over China's plans for further stimulus as the economy shows signs of regaining its footing.
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Japan's Heisei era: Changes, growth and tragedies

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 2:26am
Japanese Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30 will end the three-decade Heisei era that began on Jan. 8, 1989, one day after he inherited the throne upon the death of his father, Hirohito.
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U.S. believes there is ongoing terrorist plotting in Sri Lanka: envoy

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 2:15am
The United States had no prior knowledge of the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, but now believes there is ongoing terrorism plotting in the country, Washington's ambassador to Colombo said on Wednesday.
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U.S. federal judge to block Trump's new abortion rule: media, activists

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 2:12am
A federal judge in the U.S. state of Oregon will block a move by the Trump administration to cut off federal money to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers, activists and media reports said late on Tuesday.
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Sri Lanka deputy defense minister one of nine bombers was a woman

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 2:09am
One of the nine bombers that detonated explosives in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday was a woman, deputy defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters on Wednesday.
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Sri Lanka says 60 people arrested since Easter Sunday blasts

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 1:53am
More than 60 people have been arrested since the rash of Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 359 people, the leader of the country's parliament said on Wednesday.
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China shows off military might at sea

BBC News - April 24, 2019 - 1:33am
BBC's Robin Brant reports from on board a training ship on display to celebrate 70 years of China's navy.
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More detentions as death toll in Sri Lanka attacks rises to 359

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 1:27am
Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they had detained 18 more people for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, claimed by the Islamic State group, as the death toll climbed again to 359.
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Sri Lanka police carry out controlled explosion near Colombo cinema

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 1:26am
Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they carried out a controlled explosion of a suspicious motorscooter parked near the popular Savoy cinema in the capital Colombo.
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North Korea's Kim enters Russia for summit with Putin

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 1:26am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia on Wednesday by train, Russian media reported, for his first trip there aimed at galvanizing support from President Vladimir Putin while nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.
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Four Hong Kong 'Occupy' leaders jailed for 2014 democracy protests

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 1:20am
A Hong Kong court jailed four leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement on Wednesday amid heightened concerns over the decline of freedoms in the China-ruled city nearly five years after activists took to the streets in mass protests.
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Fear consumes Sri Lankan blast survivor after scenes from hell

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 1:02am
Ab Nirmala had just recounted how a day earlier she had found her daughter alive amid the body parts and bloody corpses strewn across the nave of St Anthony's Church, when a car exploded outside her home, plunging the 54-year-old woman deeper into the trauma consuming all of Sri Lanka.
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Asian shares fall despite strong Wall Street; dollar near 22-month high

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 12:29am
Equity markets in Asia faltered on Wednesday, amid losses in South Korea and worries that China has put any further stimulus on hold as the economy shows signs of regaining its footing.
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Sri Lanka attacks: How one churchgoer saved lives

BBC News - April 24, 2019 - 12:21am
A teacher describes how her husband apprehended an alleged bomber.
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Explainer: What was Hong Kong's 'Occupy' movement all about?

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 12:16am
Occupy Central is the name given to the protests that paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for 79 days in late 2014.
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Hong Kong pro-democracy 'Occupy' activists jailed for role in mass protests

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 12:16am
A Hong Kong court on Wednesday jailed key leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement in a move that highlights political divisions nearly five years after protests rocked the China-ruled city.
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Death toll from Sri Lanka bombing attacks rises to 359: police

Reuters News - April 24, 2019 - 12:14am
The death toll from the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said on Wednesday without providing any further details.
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Jacinda Ardern leads effort to curb online extremism

BBC News - April 23, 2019 - 11:42pm
New Zealand and France will host a summit aimed at curbing the use of social media to promote terrorism.
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