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Maxwell called in as cover for injury doubt Warner

BRISBANE (Reuters) – Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has flown to Brisbane as cover for David Warner if the opening batsman is unable to shake off a neck strain in time for the Ashes opener against England in Brisbane on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Britain Cricket – Australia Nets – Edgbaston – June 8, 2017 Australia’s Glenn […]

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North Korea defector regains consciousness, video shows getaway under fire

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean border guards were only steps behind a North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing the wounded defector as he dashed to the South Korean side, a video released on Wednesday by the U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul showed. A CCTV footage shows a […]

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Bono stands firm as Toronto hold Columbus in first leg

(Reuters) – Toronto FC missed the attacking prowess of banned strikers Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco but a solid display from goalkeeper Alex Bono helped secure a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their MLS Eastern Conference Championship in Ohio on Tuesday. Nov 21, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono (25) […]

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SE Asia Stocks-Rise tracking Wall St; S’pore hits 2-1/2-year high

By Sumeet Gaikwad Nov 22 (Reuters) – Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday, riding the global positive sentiment, with Singapore hitting a 2-1/2-year high, while data showing better-than-expected exports in October underpinned Thai shares. Broader Asian shares edged higher after Wall Street posted strong gains overnight, while a rise in oil prices also lent […]

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Hong Kong’s Hang Seng breaks through 30,000 points, hits decade high

SHANGHAI, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index broke through the 30,000 point-mark on Wednesday for the first time in 10 years, amid signs Chinese investors are stepping up buying Hong Kong blue chips such as Tencent. China stocks also rose. ** The Hang Seng Index rose 0.9 percent to 30,087.73 points. […]

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Japan special panel to weigh timing of emperor’s abdication

TOKYO (Reuters) – The timing of Emperor Akihito’s abdication, Japan’s first in nearly two centuries, is to be discussed by a special panel that will meet from Dec. 1, the top government spokesman said on Wednesday. Japan’s Emperor Akihito (L), flanked by Empress Michiko, greets guests during the annual autumn garden party at the Akasaka […]

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Tiger ‘pain free’ and ready for return, says Day

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Tiger Woods is waking up “pain free” for the first time in three years ahead of his return to golf at next week’s Hero World Challenge, his fellow former world number one Jason Day said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO – Aug 13, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Tiger Woods hits his tee shot […]

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Microsoft’s Skype pulled from Apple, Android China app stores

BEIJING (Reuters) – Skype, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) internet phone call and messaging service, has disappeared from app stores in China including that of Apple Inc (AAPL.O), indicating the latest setback for a foreign tech service in the country. FILE PHOTO: A web camera is seen in front of a Skype logo in this photo illustration […]

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Mexican leftist presidential candidate vows financial crime crackdown

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican leftist presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged in his manifesto to clamp down on financial crime, and tighten money laundering, banking and tax regulations if elected next July. FILE PHOTO – Mexico presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), gives a speech as […]

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Ninth Australian lawmaker quits as citizenship crisis widens

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A ninth Australian lawmaker quit parliament on Wednesday after discovering she was a dual national, the latest casualty in a widening constitutional crisis that has already cost the government its majority. The resignation of Skye Kakoschke-Moore, one of three senators in the centre-right Nick Xenophon Team, over the surprise revelation that she […]

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Haitians in U.S. malign Trump decision to send them back home

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Haitian immigrants on Tuesday decried a U.S. decision to end a programme that granted 59,000 Haitians temporary visas after the 2010 earthquake, saying they would be sent back to a country that has yet to recover from that disaster and others since. Haitian immigrants and supporters rally to reject DHS Decision […]

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Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to be ready to take orders on Nov. 23, according to a retailer, the first time the global retail juggernaut has given a start date for sales in a country. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the web service Amazon is pictured in Mexico City, Mexico […]

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Uber paid hackers $100,000, concealed data stolen from 57 million accounts

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 (£75,500)to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the data of some 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the company’s cover-up of the incident resulted in the firing of two employees who led Uber’s response to the […]

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China clamps down on online micro lending; U.S.-listed shares plunge

BEIJING (Reuters) – China took steps to rein in the rapidly growing and lightly regulated market for online micro-lenders in the government’s latest crackdown on internet finance, sending shares of U.S.-listed Chinese financial firms into a tailspin. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., November 20, […]

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South Korea end-Q3 household debt growth slows to 2-year low

SEOUL, Nov 22 (Reuters) – South Korea’s annual household debt posted its slowest growth in two years in the third quarter as the rules governing mortgage borrowing were tightened, the central bank said on Wednesday. Home loans and other debt owed by South Korean households jumped 9.5 percent from a year earlier to 1,419.1 trillion […]

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Stocks rally on boost from strong global growth, earnings

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares joined a global rally and scaled a fresh decade peak on Wednesday as strong world growth and rising corporate profits lured hordes of investors into equities, while oil prices jumped on expectations of a production cut. An investor takes a photograph using his phone as he stands in front a […]

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North Korea violated armistice crossing border to chase defector – U.N. Command

(Reuters) – North Korea violated the armistice agreement as one of its soldiers crossed the Military Demarcation Line, the border between the two Koreas, chasing a soldier who defected to the South on Nov. 13, an official from U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul said on Wednesday. A CCTV footage shows a North Korean soldier crossing […]

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Amazon tells Australian retailers to get ready to take orders from Thursday

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Global retail juggernaut Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to prepare to begin shipping product on Nov. 23, a retailer told Reuters on Wednesday, the first time it has given a start date for the country. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the web service Amazon is pictured in Mexico City, Mexico […]

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Apple scientists disclose self-driving car research

(Reuters) – Research by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online, in what appears to be the company’s first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles. FILE PHOTO – The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple […]

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Smith backs Warner to be fit for Ashes opener

BRISBANE (Reuters) – Australia captain Steve Smith has said opening batsman David Warner remains a doubt to play in the Ashes opener against England after suffering a neck strain but has backed him to be fit for the match starting in Brisbane on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – Cricket – India v Australia – Third One […]