• Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suspected suicide car bomb

    By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the attacker and wounding at least three other people, officials said. An Interior Ministry spokesman said the car exploded inside the compound

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  • Exclusive: Six U.S. senators urge Obama to prioritize cyber crime at G20 summit

    By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend's Group of 20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters. In the letter

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  • WHO emergency panel on Zika to convene on Sept 1

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that its Emergency Committee on Zika would meet on Thursday to review the outbreak's evolution and neurological birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus. The panel of independent experts led by Dr. David Heymann, which

    Reuters
  • Brazil's Rousseff urges vote against 'coup' in trial

    Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff told senators in emotional testimony at her trial that voting for her impeachment would amount to a "coup d'etat." Declaring her innocence and recalling how she was tortured under Brazil's military dictatorship in the 1970s, Rousseff warned

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  • Bangladesh upholds Islamist tycoon's death sentence

    A wealthy tycoon who was a chief financier for Bangladesh's largest Islamist party could be executed in days after losing his final appeal Tuesday against a death sentence from a controversial war crimes tribunal. The Supreme Court rejected Mir Quasem Ali's last attempt to overturn the death

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  • France seeks halt to talks on EU-US trade deal

    France said Tuesday it will call on the European Commission to suspend negotiations on a massive trade deal between the European Union and the United States, which it complained are unfairly weighted in favour of the Americans. "There is no more political support in France for these negotiations

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  • Asian markets track Wall St higher, US jobs in focus

    Asian markets rose on Tuesday, with Tokyo largely recovering from initial losses as expectations of a US interest rate rise and talk of more Japanese monetary easing pushed the yen down against the dollar. Bets on a rate rise this year have soared after Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen said last week

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  • Morning downpour improves Klang Valley air quality, but Nilai now unhealthy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 ― Malaysia’s capital and satellite cities in Selangor received a brief respite from the choking haze blown in from Indonesian forest fires to the west, thanks to heavy...

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  • 3 hurt as suicide bomber hits Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — A suspected suicide bomber on Tuesday crashed a car through the entrance of the Chinese Embassy in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek, detonating a bomb that killed the attacker and wounded three embassy employees.

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  • 4 important things to know when scaling a marketplace

    In the early stages of your marketplace development, it’s important to know that you’re constantly adapting to the needs of the people and the trend in the market Starting any business is hard and comes with many challenges, but growing is even harder. In building a marketplace, one of the most difficult

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  • Phoenix sheriff enters primary amid toughest campaign yet

    PHOENIX (AP) — The longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix faces three challengers in Tuesday's Republican primary as he seeks a seventh term in office.

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  • Typhoon threatens to bring flooding to northern Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — A typhoon was set to slam into northern Japan on Tuesday, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami.

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  • Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes — the latest push by a city that has led the nation in mandating worker

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  • Philippines may open mothballed Marcos-era nuclear power plant

    The Philippines is looking into operating the country's only nuclear power plant, built four decades ago at more than $2 billion but never used, to ensure the long-term supply of clean and cheap electricity, its energy minister said. The Southeast Asian country is joining more than two dozen other

    Reuters
  • World Vision urges public trial by Israel of its staffer

    World Vision's global president has questioned Israeli accusations that the NGO's Gaza head diverted millions of dollars in aid to Hamas and said his trial should be open to the public. A first court hearing for World Vision's Mohammed al-Halabi is set for Tuesday and is expected to be held

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  • A guide to Florida's primary election

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters will select Tuesday the nominees for U.S. Senate, decide whether to amend the state constitution to give a property tax break to promote solar energy and have a say in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races and issues facing

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  • Vegas, Asian investors betting on Sin City's Chinese tourism

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism, as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans.

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  • State funeral set for Amatrice after quake survivors rebel

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Construction crews have worked through the night to build a tent complex to host an Italian state funeral in quake-devastated Amatrice after residents denounced the government's original plan to hold the service in a distant airport hangar.

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  • Putin's Japan visit could be firmed up at Abe meeting

    By Minami Funakoshi TOKYO (Reuters) - The schedule for a visit to Japan by Russian President Vladimir Putin could be decided when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Putin later this week, Japan's top government spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday. Abe is expected to meet Putin on the sidelines of a

    Reuters
  • Three hurt in suicide blast at China's Kyrgyzstan embassy

    A van driven by a suicide bomber exploded after ramming through a gate at the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday, wounding three people, authorities said. "As a result of the explosion, only the suicide bomber terrorist died. Security guards were injured," Kyrgyzstan's Deputy Prime

    AFP News
  • India's angry Dalits rise against age-old caste prejudices

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The video footage posted on social media by India's self-proclaimed cow saviors was brutal. It showed four bare-chested men tied with ropes to a car, flinching as an angry group of men took turns beating them with wooden sticks, belts and iron rods. Their crime: skinning a dead cow

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  • Prosecutor to mull death penalty opposition in nuns' slaying

    A Mississippi prosecutor said she hasn't decided whether to seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing two nuns who dedicated their lives to helping people in one of the poorest counties in ...

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  • Fintech platform Marvelstone Tech launches FundEast to help SMEs maximise profit

    FundEast will help small and medium-­sized enterprises (SMEs) facilitate their trade transactions at rates that are more than what current solutions are offering Marvelstone Tech, a fintech platform under private investment group Marvelstone Group, has today announced the launching of FundEast, a fintech

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  • Global stocks mostly rise on hopes for higher US rates

    TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as hopes continued for a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this year.

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  • French government wants EU to stop trade talks with US

    France's trade chief says he wants to ask the European Union to end talks with the U.S. on forging a sweeping trade deal that his socialist government sees as too friendly to U.S. business. Matthias Fekl, ...

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