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Indonesia flash flooding kills at least 21 on Sumatra island

BBC News - October 13, 2018 - 7:37am
Many victims are children hit by a torrent of mud while studying at a school on Sumatra island.
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Italy budget debacle puts Europe back in global spotlight

Reuters News - October 13, 2018 - 7:12am
As the euro zone sovereign debt crisis petered out, European officials at annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund were happy to move out of the spotlight over recent years. Europe was not in the eye of the storm.
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China echoes IMF pledges to avoid using currency as trade war tool

Reuters News - October 13, 2018 - 6:35am
China's top central banker on Saturday pledged to keep the yuan currency's value "broadly stable," a sign that Beijing may be trying to prevent a bruising trade dispute with the United States from spilling over into a currency war.
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Heeding China's call, Hong Kong tightens grip on dissent

Reuters News - October 13, 2018 - 6:15am
As Hong Kong's government hews closer to Beijing, officials are taking a tough line on perceived national security threats, even deploying an elite police unit for political monitoring and surveillance - a sharp escalation in rhetoric and action.
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Australia to stop religious schools rejecting gay students

BBC News - October 13, 2018 - 6:02am
Faith schools will no longer be allowed to discriminate, the PM says amid sharp debate on the issue.
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Death toll from Michael seen rising as Florida towns remain cut off

Reuters News - October 13, 2018 - 5:41am
The death toll was expected to rise this weekend in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael as hundreds remained unaccounted for along the Florida Panhandle where decimated communities remained cutoff and in the dark.
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Turkey obtains recordings of Saudi journalist's purported killing: paper

Reuters News - October 13, 2018 - 4:55am
Turkey's investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has revealed recordings made on his Apple Watch purportedly indicating he was tortured and killed, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday.
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BOJ's Kuroda says Fed rate hikes good for global economy

Reuters News - October 13, 2018 - 3:35am
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday steady interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve were "basically good" for the world economy, as they reflect robust U.S. growth that helps fuel global demand.
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Bundesbank chief sees reducing chance that U.S.-China will escalate trade conflict

Reuters News - October 13, 2018 - 3:06am
There is a diminishing chance for the escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies, China and the United States, the president of Germany's central bank said on Saturday.
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IMF members pledge to avoid using currencies as trade weapon

Reuters News - October 13, 2018 - 2:55am
The International Monetary Fund said on Saturday its members pledged to refrain from competitive currency devaluations and step up dialogue on trade, as escalating trade frictions and higher borrowing costs threatened to knock global growth.
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Nepal storm kills several climbers in Himalayas

BBC News - October 13, 2018 - 2:50am
Nine people are feared dead after a storm destroyed their base camp on the Himalayan peak of Gurja.
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China views yuan depreciation not in its interest: Mnuchin

Reuters News - October 13, 2018 - 12:33am
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday said Chinese officials told him this week that a further depreciation of China's yuan currency was not in the country's interest.
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Rescuers find first body in town worst hit by hurricane Michael

Reuters News - October 13, 2018 - 12:12am
Searchers on Friday uncovered the first body in the rubble of the Florida town of Mexico Beach, which was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, as the toll from the historic storm rose to at least 18 and was expected to climb further.
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New communication sector's shine could soon wear off

Reuters News - October 12, 2018 - 10:08pm
The mash-up of old and new media may not be a winning combination for the new S&P communication services sector index as its highest fliers face regulatory threats and challenges to user growth.
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Rescuers find first body in town worst hit by Michael

Reuters News - October 12, 2018 - 9:59pm
Searchers on Friday found the first body in the rubble of the Florida coastal town of Mexico Beach, which was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, as the toll from the historic storm rose to at least 17 and was expected to rise.
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Pennsylvania Republican candidate threatens to stomp on opponents face

Reuters News - October 12, 2018 - 9:48pm
The Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania threatened to stomp on the face of his Democratic opponent in a social media video on Friday and then walked back his comments, saying he made a mistake in his choice of words.
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Texas desert tent city for immigrant children balloons in size

Reuters News - October 12, 2018 - 8:49pm
A tent city in the west Texas desert set up to hold immigrant children has expanded its capacity by nearly 10 times to 3,800 beds since it opened in June, officials said on Friday.
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Factbox: Over 940,000 U.S. customers without power after Michael

Reuters News - October 12, 2018 - 8:32pm
More than 940,000 homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Friday after Hurricane Michael and its remnants moved from Florida to Virginia, according to local power companies.
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Saudi Arabia denies allegations regarding murder of Khashoggi: interior minister

Reuters News - October 12, 2018 - 8:10pm
Saudi Arabia denied allegations regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Interior Minister said late on Friday.
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How the 'world's toughest one-day bike race' could put Bhutan ahead

BBC News - October 12, 2018 - 7:59pm
Bhutan has for years been closed off to the outside world, but cycling could be its ticket in.
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