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Factbox: China's love of e-commerce powers Alibaba's Singles' Day

18 hours 47 min ago
China's dominant e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd raked in $23 billion worth of sales in the first nine hours of its annual Singles' Day shopping extravaganza on Monday, setting records as the event celebrates its 11th year.
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Timeline: Key dates in Hong Kong's anti-government protests

18 hours 51 min ago
Hong Kong police shot and wounded one protester on Monday as chaos erupted across the city a day after officers fired tear gas to break up demonstrations that are entering their sixth month.
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Asian shares a sea of red as Hong Kong chaos hits sentiment

19 hours 12 min ago
Asian shares sank on Monday, the safe haven yen rose and gold jumped following a fresh escalation of violence in Hong Kong while uncertainty still remained over whether the United States and China could end their damaging trade war.
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Hong Kong spirals into rare daylight violence as police shoot protester

19 hours 15 min ago
Hong Kong police shot and wounded one protester who hospital officials said was in critical condition on Monday as the Chinese-ruled territory spiraled into rare weekday violence in the 24th straight week of pro-democracy unrest.
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Alibaba Singles' Day sales jump 25% in first 9 hours to $23 bln

19 hours 20 min ago
Chinese retailer Alibaba on Monday said sales for its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz jumped 25% in the first nine hours to $23 billion, nearly two thirds of U.S. rival Amazon.com Inc's online store sales in the latest quarter.
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Malaysian court says 1MDB-linked case against Najib will move forward; ex-PM to defend

19 hours 35 min ago
A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defense against seven charges in a case linked to a scandal surrounding 1MDB, saying a unit of the state fund had been created "for his own private advantage".
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Key facts about Australia's bushfires

19 hours 49 min ago
Australia's east coast faces a "catastrophic" fire threat on Tuesday, authorities have warned.
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Hong Kong police officer shoots protester as violence flares

20 hours 19 min ago
Hong Kong police opened fire and wounded at least one protester on Monday, witnesses and media reports said, a fresh escalation of violence as anti-government demonstrations enter their sixth month.
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Asian shares a sea of red as HK chaos hits sentiment

20 hours 29 min ago
Asian shares sank on Monday, the safe haven yen rose and gold jumped as fresh violence broke out in Hong Kong, while uncertainty still remained over whether the United States and China could end their damaging trade war.
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"Leave now": Australians urged to evacuate as "catastrophic" fires loom

20 hours 30 min ago
Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia's east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming "catastrophic" fire conditions.
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On Singles' Day, green groups warn of China's surge in packaging waste

November 10, 2019 - 10:45pm
Accumulated waste from China's e-commerce and express delivery sectors stands to more than quadruple by 2025 unless action is taken to rein it in, green groups said on Monday, as an online shopping spree known as Singles' Day broke new sales records.
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'Pam, pam, pam': Hong Kong police open fire, wounding protester

November 10, 2019 - 10:10pm
Hong Kong police opened fire and hit at least one protester on Monday, witnesses and media reports said, as chaos erupted across the city a day after officers fired tear gas to break up demonstrations that are entering their sixth month.
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Alibaba Singles' Day sales hit $23 billion in first nine hours

November 10, 2019 - 9:43pm
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Inc on Monday said sales for its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz hit 158.31 billion yuan ($22.63 billion) in its first nine hours, up 25% from 126.72 billion yuan at the same point last year.
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Bolivia's Morales resigns after protests, lashes out at 'coup'

November 10, 2019 - 9:39pm
Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he would resign to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since a disputed election last month, but he stoked fears of further unrest by saying he was the victim of a "coup" and faced arrest.
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Bolivian police chief says there is no warrant for arrest of Morales: TV

November 10, 2019 - 9:36pm
There is no warrant for the arrest of President Evo Morales, a Bolivian police chief said on Sunday in comments aired on a local television channel.
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Nicaraguan government denounces "coup" in Bolivia: statement

November 10, 2019 - 9:21pm
The Nicaraguan government on Sunday issued a statement denouncing what it called a "coup" in Bolivia after the South American country's president, Evo Morales, stepped down amid protests over a disputed election.
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Apple co-founder says Apple Card algorithm gave wife lower credit limit

November 10, 2019 - 9:14pm
Apple Inc co-founder Steve Wozniak joined in the online debate over accusations of gender discrimination by the algorithm behind the iPhone maker's credit card, fuelling scrutiny of the newly launched Apple Card.
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Asian shares give up gains as Hong Kong chaos hits sentiment

November 10, 2019 - 9:13pm
Asian shares reversed gains on Monday, the yen ticked higher and gold jumped as fresh violence broke out in Hong Kong, while uncertainty still remained over whether the United States and China could end their damaging trade war.
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Chile expresses concern over interruption of Bolivia electoral process

November 10, 2019 - 9:06pm
Chile said it was concerned over the interruption of Bolivia's electoral process, and called for a prompt and peaceful solution in a statement from its foreign ministry on Sunday.
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Australian authorities urge evacuations ahead of 'catastrophic' fire threat

November 10, 2019 - 9:02pm
Authorities in Australia's Queensland and New South Wales states declared a state of emergency on Monday as the country's eastern region prepared for "catastrophic" fire conditions.
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