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Pope opens child sex abuse conference, promising 'concrete' remedies

Reuters News - 16 hours 29 min ago
Pope Francis promised that concrete actions against child sexual abuse by priests would result from a conference he opened on Thursday, countering scepticism from some survivors who said the meeting looked like a public relations exercise.
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Barclays income boost cheers investors, makes Brexit provision

Reuters News - 16 hours 36 min ago
Barclays reported a lower than forecast attributable profit of 3.5 billion pounds ($4.56 billion) for 2018, as it set aside cash to cushion against Brexit losses and its trading business weathered a difficult fourth quarter.
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Vietnam tightens security at border station ahead of Kim Jong Un visit

Reuters News - 16 hours 43 min ago
Vietnamese police have stepped up security at a remote rail station on the Chinese border where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected to enter the country by train next week ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
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UK pensions minister hopes May will get her Brexit deal passed next week: BBC reporter

Reuters News - 17 hours 22 sec ago
British pensions minister Amber Rudd said she hopes Prime Minister Theresa May will get her revised Brexit deal through parliament next week, according to BBC's political correspondent Ben Wright.
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Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile crisis if you want one

Reuters News - 17 hours 23 min ago
President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States is foolish enough to want one and that his country currently has the edge when it comes to a first nuclear strike.
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Global shares retain gains, Aussie whacked by rates and coal woes

Reuters News - 17 hours 42 min ago
Signs the United States and China were tackling some of the stickiest issues in their trade war kept world shares near a four-month high on Thursday, though it could not prevent a favorite Chinese proxy, the Aussie dollar, hitting the skids.
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At least 70 killed in major Bangladesh blaze, toll likely to rise

Reuters News - 18 hours 51 min ago
As many as 70 people died in a major fire that engulfed several buildings in a centuries-old neighborhood of the Bangladesh capital, a fire official said on Thursday, warning the toll could climb as fire fighters scour the rubble.
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Brexit deal could be voted on by lawmakers next week: Hammond

Reuters News - 19 hours 34 min ago
British lawmakers could be given a vote on a revised Brexit deal as soon as next week as negotiators in Brussels scramble to clinch last-minute changes to divorce accord that would avoid a potentially disorderly exit from the European Union.
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Despite Putin's swagger, Russia struggles to modernize its navy

Reuters News - 19 hours 39 min ago
President Vladimir Putin calls improving the Russian navy's combat capabilities a priority.
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Remain or leave? Carmakers confront hard Brexit choices

Reuters News - 19 hours 39 min ago
In three cavernous former Royal Air Force hangars at an old airbase in Wales, luxury carmaker Aston Martin is forging ahead with construction of a new vehicle assembly plant.
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Bangladesh building fire kills at least 70, toll could climb

Reuters News - 19 hours 57 min ago
The death toll from a fire in a centuries-old area of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, jumped dramatically to 70 on Thursday, a fire official said, and could keep climbing as fire fighters combed the wreckage of the destroyed building.
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Trump-Kim summit: How might Kim Jong-un travel to Vietnam?

BBC News - 20 hours 2 min ago
It's not the most conventional journey, but Kim Jong-un could be making his way to Vietnam by rail.
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Hayabusa-2: Japan mission set to 'bite an asteroid'

BBC News - 20 hours 8 min ago
The Hayabusa-2 probe is ready to descend to the Ryugu asteroid to collect a sample from its surface.
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China customs testing coal imports for environmental reasons: foreign ministry

Reuters News - 20 hours 22 min ago
China's customs administration is testing coal imports for reasons including environmental protection, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
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Asia shares rise on U.S.-China trade deal optimism, Aussie tumbles

Reuters News - 21 hours 6 min ago
Asian shares pulled ahead to fresh 4-1/2-month highs and U.S. equity futures rose on a Reuters report that the United States and China have started to tackle the stickiest issues in their trade war.
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Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district

BBC News - 21 hours 18 min ago
The fire spread quickly in the tightly-packed, centuries-old area of the Bangladeshi capital.
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Julie Bishop: Ex-contender for Australian PM to leave politics

BBC News - 21 hours 35 min ago
Julie Bishop has been the highest-ranking woman to serve in the two-term government.
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Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space program

Reuters News - 21 hours 43 min ago
NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a new government report, threatening the U.S. bid to revive its human spaceflight program later this year.
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Chawkbazar: The 400-year-old bustling heart of Dhaka

BBC News - 22 hours 8 min ago
A deadly blaze has swept through the historic district of Chawkbazar, where tragedy has previously struck.
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Exclusive: China's Dalian port bans Australian coal imports, sets 2019 quota - source

Reuters News - 22 hours 22 min ago
Customs at China's northern Dalian port has banned imports of Australian coal and will cap overall coal imports for 2019 through its harbours at 12 million tonnes, an official at Dalian Port Group told Reuters on Thursday.
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