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Sri Lanka president to change defense heads after attacks

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 12:19pm
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday said he expects to change the heads of the country's defense forces within a day following their failure to prevent suicide bombs that killed over 300 people, despite the fact they had prior information about the attacks.
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S&P 500 flirts with record high on upbeat earnings

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 12:02pm
The S&P 500 was within striking distance of its all-time high on Tuesday as better-than-expected results from Twitter and a host of industrial companies eased concerns about slowing corporate profits.
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IS claims Sri Lanka blasts, as government says probe making progress

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 11:48am
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people, coordinated attacks on churches and hotels that officials said were believed to be retaliation for attacks on mosques in New Zealand.
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Oil advances anew, stocks gain on upbeat results

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 11:46am
European energy shares had their best day since January on the back of higher oil prices on Tuesday while Wall Street rose on upbeat results that eased fears of slowing profits.
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Ex-USC soccer coach to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 11:42am
A former University of Southern California assistant women's soccer coach has agreed to plead guilty to engaging in a racketeering scheme in which she accepted bribes to help wealthy parents get their children into the school as part of the largest college admissions scandal in U.S. history.
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Christchurch attack survivors offered New Zealand residency

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 11:02am
New Zealand will grant permanent residency to all survivors of the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques in which 50 Muslim worshippers were killed, it said on Tuesday.
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Upbeat earnings boost Wall Street

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 10:54am
U.S. stocks edged higher on Tuesday, as upbeat results from Coca-Cola, Twitter and a host of industrial companies allayed investor concerns about slowing profits.
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Exclusive: After U.S. sanctions, Venezuela seeks to collect some oil payments via Rosneft

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 10:52am
(This April 18 story corrects to make clear Reuters could not determine payments were made under the proposed arrangement, removes reference to Evrofinance Mosnarbank and clarifies that experts see no violation of sanctions)
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Alcohol shops in Mosul reopen two years after its recapture from IS

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 10:37am
Almost two years after Iraqi forces recaptured the city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS), small shops selling alcohol are reopening their doors and new ones are appearing. 
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Exclusive: Sri Lanka warned of threat hours before suicide attacks - sources

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 9:47am
By Shihar Aneez, Ranga Sirilal, Joe Brock and Sanjeev Miglani
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FBI assisting Sri Lanka authorities with probe of bomb attacks: FBI

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 9:35am
The FBI is assisting Sri Lankan authorities with their investigation of the bomb attacks over the Easter weekend on three churches and four hotels, a spokeswoman for the U.S. law enforcement agency said on Tuesday.
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Wall Street opens higher as technology shares gain

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 9:34am
U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, led by gains in technology stocks and upbeat earnings from a handful of companies including Coca-Cola and Twitter.
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Sri Lanka attacks: CCTV shows suspected Sri Lanka church bomber

BBC News - April 23, 2019 - 9:31am
A man with a large backpack can be seen walking into St Sebastian's church just before a device is detonated.
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday: Kremlin

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 9:25am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear programme, a Kremlin official said.
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'We are shell shocked': Relatives bury dead in Sri Lanka amid new security fears

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 9:18am
Sri Lankans wept and prayed on Tuesday as they buried their dead from suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels that killed 321 people in the country's worst violence in a decade.
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Sri Lanka PM believes attacks had Islamic State links

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 9:16am
Sri Lanka's prime minister said on Tuesday said he believed the Easter day attacks had links to Islamic State, after the militant group claimed responsibility for the bombings in which more than 300 were killed.
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North Korea's Kim and Russia's Putin to meet on April 25

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 9:10am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian eastern city of Vladivostok on Thursday, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Tuesday.
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Cathay Pacific to crack down on 'pilferage'

BBC News - April 23, 2019 - 9:05am
Mini tubs of Haagen-Dazs, champagne and cutlery are going missing from the airline's planes.
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Special Report: How China is replacing America as Asia's military titan

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 8:11am
In 1938, in the midst of a long campaign to bring China under Communist Party rule, revolutionary leader Mao Zedong wrote: "Whoever has an army has power."
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How China is replacing America as Asia's military titan

Reuters News - April 23, 2019 - 8:11am
Chinese President Xi Jinping is refashioning his country's military into a potent fighting force that in some critical areas now surpasses the U.S. armed forces, making an American victory over China in a regional war far from assured, Reuters reports today.
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