• North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan

    By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions. The

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  • New York Times says suspected Russian hackers targeted Moscow bureau

    The New York Times said on Tuesday its Moscow bureau was targeted by a cyber attack this month but that there was no evidence the hackers, believed to be Russian, were successful. "We are constantly monitoring our systems with the latest available intelligence and tools," Times spokeswoman

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  • Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman reignited debate Tuesday about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case.

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  • Speedy new Tesla boasts range topping 300 miles

    Tesla unveiled speedy new model electric cars capable of traveling more than 300 miles (482 kilometers) before needing to be recharged. A Model S P100D with "Ludicrous mode" was billed by Tesla founder Elon Musk as the third fastest accelerating production car ever made, capable of going from

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  • Mexican gov't takes over train line long used by migrants

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it is taking control of a battered rail line long used by Central American migrants heading north toward the United States.

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  • North Korea test fires sub-launched missile

    North Korea conducted an apparently successful submarine-launched missile test on Wednesday, days after threatening a nuclear strike in retaliation at the start of large-scale South Korea-US military exercises. A statement from South Korea's military Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile, launched

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  • Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if

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  • Experts: Mexico storms led to deaths of millions of monarchs

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Storms earlier this year blew down more than a hundred acres of forests where migrating monarch butterflies spend the winter in central Mexico, killing more than 7 percent of the monarchs, experts reported Tuesday.

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  • 5 lessons I learned after I started my own business

    Consider these helpful tips from someone who has started a business before you start your own If you’re an entrepreneur, you already know that starting a business is a lot of work. While courses and degrees may help you prepare, there are some things you just have to learn on the job. Through trial and

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  • Seoul: North Korea fires submarine-launched missile

    A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of ...

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  • Samsung Electronics says Galaxy Note 7 demand beats supply

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> said on Wednesday stronger-than-expected demand for the new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, suggesting strong initial sales for the premium device.

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  • Iran interested in proposed Chinese-built canal in Nicaragua

    Iranian firms want to participate in the construction of a massive canal across Nicaragua that a Chinese company has vowed to build, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said Wednesday. Representatives of private Iranian construction companies accompanying Zarif on a visit to Nicaragua'

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  • FBI investigates attack; suspect shouted 'Allahu akbar'

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A man shouting "Allahu akbar" repeatedly stabbed and seriously injured a man and woman in Virginia after hearing voices telling him to attack someone, authorities said.

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  • How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

    Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring ...

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  • Australia carrier Qantas soars to record profits

    Australian carrier Qantas on Wednesday soared to a record annual net profit and announced a first payout to shareholders in seven years in a strong turnaround after major restructuring. Underlying profit before tax -- Qantas' preferred measure -- also hit a record of Aus$1.53 billion. "Transformation

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  • Disabled California man seeks to have voting rights restored

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to vote under a new California law that makes it easier for people with disabilities to keep that right and regain it if lost.

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  • Sheriff: Man killed 5 with ax and gun in middle of the night

    CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of slaying five people at an Alabama home brought an ax to attack his victims, striking one who had been sleeping in a reclining chair, and also used guns he took from the house to shoot them, an Alabama sheriff said Tuesday.

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  • Family in mourning hounded by ‘Ah Longs’

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Still grieving over the sudden death of his son in an accident, a father has been harassed by loan sharks over an alleged loan his son had taken. Lim Yau Teng, 42, a...

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  • North Korea test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile

    By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast early on Wednesday, South Korea's military said, the latest in a string of missile launches by the isolated country in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. The missile

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  • Manual advises how to avoid violent situations with the deaf

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In North Carolina, where a deaf driver was shot and killed by a State Highway Patrol trooper, the state officers are trained on how to interact with deaf people and they are cautioned that such interactions can sometimes lead to tragic misunderstandings.

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  • Money matters led to boy’s brutal death, say cops

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Police are narrowing down the motive of the brutal killing of five-year-old Noor Amila Edrus Norsham to a monetary dispute. Sentul police chief ACP R. Munusamy said...

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  • No appeal in Indiana woman's overturned feticide conviction

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for an Indiana woman whose feticide conviction for a self-induced abortion was overturned said Tuesday he's pleased the state's attorney general decided not to appeal that ruling and hopes she's freed soon from prison.

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  • As China e-commerce booms, private equity sees room for growth in storage space

    By Elzio Barreto HONG KONG (Reuters) - When U.S. private equity heavyweight Warburg Pincus [WP.UL] started looking at China's logistics sector in late 2009, there were more modern warehouses in Boston than in the whole of the world's most populous country. Deep-pocket investors including Carlyle

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  • Delay to mend cracks caused fissures in kindergarten

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — A delay to mend cracks resulted in several 30cm-long earth fissures appearing in the compound of a kindergarten in Bukit Antarabangsa. The Q-Dees Kindergarten in Taman...

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  • ‘Pokemon Go’ boosts business (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 ― Some businesses have reported a sales increase of up to 20 per cent and doubled foot traffic since the launch of Pokemon Go here. The augmented reality game that was...

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