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Geoffrey Rush denies misconduct allegations by co-star Yael Stone

BBC News - December 17, 2018 - 4:15am
Australian actress Yael Stone says Rush behaved inappropriately during a Sydney theatre production.
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Saudi Arabia denounces U.S. Senate resolutions on Khashoggi, Yemen

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 3:39am
Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced U.S. Senate resolutions calling for an end to U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying they were based on unsubstantiated claims.
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Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman, ex-bankers in 1MDB probe

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 3:35am
Malaysia said on Monday it has filed criminal charges at home against Goldman Sachs and two of the U.S. bank's former employees in connection with a corruption and money laundering probe at state fund 1MDB.
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Canada gets consular access to second man detained in China

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 2:53am
Canadian diplomats gained consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada's foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details, as China said it was ensuring their rights were protected.
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Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs in 1MDB probe

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 2:49am
Malaysia said on Monday it has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of the U.S. bank's former employees in connection with a corruption and money laundering probe at state fund 1MDB.
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Another Brexit referendum would increase uncertainty: UK business minister

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 2:27am
British business minister Greg Clark said that a second Brexit referendum would increase uncertainty for the country and his preference would be for parliament to back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.
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Sajjan Kumar: Milestone conviction in deadly anti-Sikh riots

BBC News - December 17, 2018 - 2:20am
India's Congress party politician Sajjan Kumar's conviction is the most important over the 1984 riots.
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Asian shares perk up ahead of key policy events in China, U.S.

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 2:08am
Asian share markets ticked up on Monday as investors cautiously looked to whether key policy events in the United States and China could allay concerns about slowing global economic growth.
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China trade steps seen as good start but leave core U.S. demands untouched

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 1:18am
The United States has welcomed Chinese concessions since the two declared a trade war truce in early December, but trade experts and people familiar with negotiations say Beijing needs to do far more to meet U.S. demands for long-term change in how China does business.
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Gay Singaporean man wins landmark appeal to adopt surrogate child

BBC News - December 17, 2018 - 12:56am
The landmark ruling clears the way for the man to become the legal parent of his biological child.
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Pageant-mad Philippines celebrates Miss Universe win

BBC News - December 17, 2018 - 12:39am
The contest is hugely popular in the Philippines though critics say such pageants objectify women.
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Philippines wins fourth Miss Universe crown

Reuters News - December 17, 2018 - 12:33am
Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant.
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Andrew Broad: Australian minister quits amid 'sugar baby' allegations

BBC News - December 17, 2018 - 12:28am
Andrew Broad quits the government's frontbench after a woman made allegations to a magazine.
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Foxconn not in settlement talks with Qualcomm in Apple battle: attorney

Reuters News - December 16, 2018 - 11:58pm
The lead attorney for the group of Apple Inc device assemblers seeking at least $9 billion in damages from Qualcomm Inc said on Sunday the contract manufacturers are not in settlement talks with the mobile chip supplier and are "gearing up and heading toward the trial" in April.
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Three-year-old assaulted on Delhi bus rape anniversary

BBC News - December 16, 2018 - 10:47pm
The incident occurred on the sixth anniversary of the gang rape of a student on a bus in India.
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Nissan board aims to boost governance post-Ghosn at Monday's meeting: sources

Reuters News - December 16, 2018 - 10:47pm
Nissan Motor's board is expected to meet on Monday, its first since firing chairman Carlos Ghosn last month, to decide on ways to improve governance at the automaker amid rising tensions with alliance partner Renault .
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Laura Ashley shuts UK stores to focus on China

BBC News - December 16, 2018 - 10:05pm
The British High Street store is struggling in the UK and wants to build its presence in China.
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Asian shares hobbled by mounting risks to global growth

Reuters News - December 16, 2018 - 9:45pm
Asian share markets began the week on a cautious note after soft economic data from China and Europe added to evidence of cooling global growth and reinforced anxiety over the broadening impact of international trade frictions.
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Japanese electronics firms look to re-engineer their design mojo

Reuters News - December 16, 2018 - 8:11pm
Akihiro Adachi, a 31-year-old audiovisual equipment designer at Panasonic Corp, longed for some personal space during his lengthy train rides from Osaka to Tokyo. So when his company set out to encourage innovation, he joined with some colleagues and came up with "Wear Space," a headset that limits noise and peripheral vision.
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Asian shares on defensive on mounting signs of a global slowdown

Reuters News - December 16, 2018 - 7:51pm
Asian share markets started the week on a cautious footing on Monday after weak economic data from China and Europe added to evidence of cooling global growth and reinforced anxiety over the impact of international trade frictions on business and profits.
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