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At least 70 killed in major Bangladesh blaze, toll likely to rise

18 hours 46 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

19 hours 28 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

19 hours 33 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

19 hours 34 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

19 hours 51 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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China customs testing coal imports for environmental reasons: foreign ministry

20 hours 17 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

21 hours 1 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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Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space program

21 hours 38 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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Exclusive: China's Dalian port bans Australian coal imports, sets 2019 quota - source

22 hours 16 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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Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation

22 hours 50 min ago
Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line.
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Asia shares up on Fed outlook, Aussie dollar seesaws after jobs data

February 20, 2019 - 10:42pm
Asian shares pulled ahead to fresh 4-1/2-month highs on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve affirmed it would be "patient" on further interest rate rises and as Sino-U.S. trade talks hinted of progress towards a deal in their tariff war.
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Exclusive: U.S., China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war - sources

February 20, 2019 - 9:46pm
The United States and China have started to outline commitments in principle on the stickiest issues in their trade dispute, marking the most significant progress yet toward ending a seven-month trade war, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.
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Factbox: U.S., China drafting memorandums for possible trade deal

February 20, 2019 - 9:46pm
Top U.S. and Chinese trade officials are working this week to hash out language on six broad agreements that aim to resolve the most contentious issues in their seven-month trade war.
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'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with faking racist attack

February 20, 2019 - 8:51pm
Actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said on Wednesday as they sought his arrest.
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Asia shares steady after Fed minutes, Aussie rallies

February 20, 2019 - 8:34pm
Asian shares held near 4-1/2-month highs on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve minutes affirmed it would be "patient" on interest rate rises and risk assets got a lift from hopes of further progress in U.S.-China trade talks.
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Venezuela's deputy U.N. military attache backs Guaido

February 20, 2019 - 7:58pm
Venezuela's deputy U.N. military attache, Colonel Pedro Chirinos, said in a video on social media that he recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president, increasing pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.
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Actor Jussie Smollett named suspect in criminal investigation

February 20, 2019 - 7:57pm
Actor Jussie Smollett was named as a suspect in a criminal investigation into whether he lied about being attacked by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said on Wednesday.
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Bolton says Venezuela U.N. military attache backs Guaido

February 20, 2019 - 7:03pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser said on Wednesday that Venezuela's U.N. military attache has formally recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president, increasing pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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Southwest shares drop as mechanics dispute escalates

February 20, 2019 - 6:52pm
Southwest Airlines Co's shares fell more than 5 percent on Wednesday after the low-cost U.S. carrier said it was investigating whether a conflict with its mechanics union was leading to a spike in flight cancellations.
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House Democrats move to block Trump's emergency declaration on border

February 20, 2019 - 6:28pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration on border security, according to aides to Representative Joaquin Castro.
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