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Rohingya pray for justice on eve of Myanmar genocide hearings

39 min 22 sec ago
Members of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority prayed for justice on the eve of hearings at the U.N.'s International Court of Justice during which leader Aung San Suu Kyi will defend the country against genocide charges.
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Ash-covered victims of New Zealand volcano eruption looked badly burned, helicopter pilot says

1 hour 10 min ago
Victims of New Zealand's deadly volcanic eruption off White Island were covered in ash and appeared to have been badly burned, said a helicopter rescue pilot who flew them to hospital, as he recounted his experience on Tuesday.
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Asian shares edge down as tariff deadline hems bets

1 hour 15 min ago
Asian equity markets eased slightly on Tuesday, tracking Wall Street declines as investors fretted over a Dec. 15 deadline for the next round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports to take effect.
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Saudi Aramco will exercise 15% greenshoe option in whole or part during first 30 days of trading: statement

1 hour 16 min ago
Saudi Aramco will exercise its 15% greenshoe option in whole or part during the first 30 days of its trading period, its lead managers said.
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New Zealand launches criminal investigation into deadly volcanic eruption

1 hour 31 min ago
New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were launching a criminal investigation after a volcanic island erupted with ash and steam on Monday, killing five people, injuring more than 30 and leaving eight people missing, presumed dead.
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Choppy markets leave U.S. bank bonus decisions in limbo

2 hours 2 min ago
December is always a month of suspense on Wall Street, as dealmakers, traders and money managers at big U.S. banks wait to find out how much they will receive in bonuses.
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Australia backs Russia ban, athletes group unimpressed

December 9, 2019 - 11:44pm
The Australian Olympic Committee have welcomed the decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to ban Russia from major sporting events, including next year's Tokyo Games, for four years as the sports world began to digest the suspension on Tuesday.
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Blanketed in ash, no survivors: Paramedic describes New Zealand volcano devastation

December 9, 2019 - 11:30pm
A paramedic who flew to help victims of the New Zealand volcanic eruption said on Tuesday what he saw was a "shocking experience", likening the scene on White Island to the recent TV drama mini-series "Chernobyl".
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New Zealand police say eight people missing after volcano eruption are likely dead

December 9, 2019 - 11:25pm
New Zealand police said on Tuesday the eight people still unaccounted for after a volcanic eruption on a small island popular with tourists are likely dead.
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U.S. lawmakers reach deal on massive defense bill, eye Russia, Turkey, China

December 9, 2019 - 11:19pm
U.S. lawmakers announced an agreement on Monday on a $738-billion bill setting policy for the Department of Defense, including new measures for competing with Russia and China, family leave for federal workers and the creation of President Donald Trump's long-desired Space Force.
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Hope fades for eight missing in 'devastating' New Zealand volcanic eruption

December 9, 2019 - 10:43pm
Eight people were missing and presumed dead on Tuesday after a volcanic eruption covered a small New Zealand island popular with tourists in hot ash and steam, killing five people and seriously injuring about 30 more.
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Asian shares ease slightly as tariff deadline looms

December 9, 2019 - 10:26pm
Asian equity markets ticked down on Tuesday, tracking Wall Street losses as investors fretted over a Dec. 15 deadline for the next round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports to take effect.
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Democrats expected to unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump

December 9, 2019 - 10:03pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives were expected to unveil two articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday, a senior Democratic aide said, setting the stage for a possible vote this week on impeachment.
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U.S. lawmakers reach deal on must-pass annual defense policy bill

December 9, 2019 - 9:55pm
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committees announced on Monday they had reached an agreement on a $738-billion bill setting policy for the Department of Defense, after months of negotiations.
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Honda's Hachigo seizes the wheel as quality crisis hits profits

December 9, 2019 - 9:46pm
At a two-day gathering for Honda's suppliers in March, Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo sounded the alarm.
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Democrats to unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump

December 9, 2019 - 9:43pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will unveil two articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday, a senior Democratic aide said, setting the stage for a possible vote this week on impeachment.
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U.S., Canadian officials converge on Mexico City to seal final changes to trade deal

December 9, 2019 - 9:41pm
Senior U.S. and Canadian officials were set to fly to Mexico City on Tuesday to work on the final changes to a languishing North American trade pact that could clear the way for a vote in the U.S. Congress before the end of the year.
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Democrats to unveil articles of impeachment against Trump on Tuesday: aide

December 9, 2019 - 9:25pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will unveil articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday, a senior Democratic aide said.
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White House adviser Kushner says 'making pretty good progress' on USMCA

December 9, 2019 - 9:02pm
White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Monday there was progress on reaching a trade deal with Mexico and Canada, but he would not confirm reports he planned to travel to Mexico for talks.
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House Speaker Pelosi says 'not quite finished yet' in reaching USMCA deal

December 9, 2019 - 8:46pm
A deal to clinch a North American trade pact with Canada and Mexico was close but "not quite finished yet," Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday.
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