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Three hurt as plane skids off runway in western Indonesia

At least three people were injured when a plane carrying more than 170 passengers reportedly skidded off a runway in…

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Chile: Capital in shutdown mode after smog emergency

Authorities in Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city, ordered more than 600,000 vehicles off the streets and…

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China stops Shenzhen residents' unlimited entry to Hong Kong

China has stopped issuing multiple entry visas to Shenzhen residents for entering Hong Kong, media reports…

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Corruption charges: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found guilty

Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been held guilty in a corruption case following a retrial.…

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Lyon-Turin rail project: EU starts investigation into fraud allegation

The European Union (EU) has launched a probe into the Lyon-Turin rail project following allegations of misspending by Green MEPs…

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Spain cracks down on 'network of corruption'

Fifty-one people, including bureaucrats and businessmen, have been arrested on Monday, October 27, in Spain in an anti-corruption probe, according…

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Anni Dewani murder: Man convicted of killing newlywed dies in jail

Xolile Mngeni, the man convicted of murdering Anni Dewani during her South African honeymoon, has died in jail. Mngeni, a…

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Modi meets Obama at White House

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Barack Obama on Monday evening, September 29, at the White House before formal talks…

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Japanese economy shrinks 1.8% in April-June period

The Japanese economy shrank 1.8% from April to June, doing worse than expected and raising questions about Prime Minister Shinzo…

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African heads of state arrive for US summit

Around 50 heads of state are expected to take part in a three-day summit of African leaders in the United…

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Thanksgiving shopping banned in three states

Thanksgiving shopping won't be creating a fuss in three New England states since shopping on both Christmas and Thanksgiving has…

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Brazil mining disaster: Judge freezes assets of BHP Billiton and Vale SA

The Brazilian assets of BHP Billiton and Vale SA have been frozen after a judge determined that the two mining…

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Brazil's president replaces pro-austerity finance minister Joaquim Levy

Brazil’s finance minister Joaquim Levy has been replaced following disagreements with President Dilma Rousseff and the ruling…

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China: Police detain billionaire Guo Guangchang

Chinese billionaire and high-profile entrepreneur Guo Guangchang has been detained by the police, reports say. His firm, Fosun International, confirmed…

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Mine disaster: Brazil government to sue mining firms BHP and Vale for $5bn

Brazil is suing mining firms BHP Billiton and Vale for $5.2 billion following the collapse of a…

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$50bn Nicaragua canal delayed as Chinese businessman's fortunes collapse

The $50 billion Nicaragua canal project has been delayed after the Chinese businessman behind it suffered a collapse in his…

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European banks sitting on bad debts of €1tn, says report

Banks in Europe are sitting on a mountain of bad debts worth a whopping €1 trillion, and…

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Syngenta 'turns down $42bn offer' by state-owned Chinese firm

Swiss pesticide giant Syngenta has reportedly turned down a $42 billion takeover bid from China National Chemical Corp in what…

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Brazil mine disaster: President Rousseff announces initial fine of $66mn

Shares in BHP Billiton have plunged to a ten-year-low after the Brazil government slapped an initial fine…

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China Singles' Day: Shoppers spend $9.3bn in 12 hours

Shoppers in China splurged more than $9 billion in the first 12 hours of the Singles’ Day…

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