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Coronavirus could damage global growth in 2020: IMF

The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said Sunday, but a sharp and rapid...

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Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying Hong Kong

A gang of knife-wielding men jumped a delivery driver in Hong Kong and stole hundreds of toilet rolls, police said...

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Japan suffers worst economic slump in five years

Japan has suffered its worst quarterly GDP contraction in more than five years, with a tax hike and a deadly...

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Master of false news gives right-wing Americans headlines they believe

Christopher Blair produces false stories he insists are easily identifiable as satire rather than news. His pages can rack up...

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China virus cases pass 70,000 as WHO mission begins

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in China passed 70,000 on Monday as international experts began meetings...

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Trump threatens intelligence block over Huawei: US diplomat

The United States’ ambassador to Germany said Sunday that President Donald Trump had threatened to cut off intelligence-sharing with countries...

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Southeast Asia feels the burn as virus keeps Chinese tourists at home

Elephant parks unvisited, curios at markets unsold as tuk-tuks sit idle: Southeast Asia is facing billions of dollars in losses...

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Cloud computing: invisible, versatile and highly profitable

With each passing quarter, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have been setting new records, while cloud computing has become the invisible...

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Israel strikes Gaza, cancels easing of restrictions

The Israeli air force attacked Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in retaliation to rocket fire from the...

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Flight of fancy? Aviation industry tries to go green

From an emissions-reducing model jet that looks like something from a sci-fi movie to electric aircraft and sustainable fuel, the...

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Rocket attack hits near US embassy in Iraq capital: US military source

Multiple rockets hit near the US embassy in Iraq’s capital early Sunday, an American military source said, the latest in...

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New China virus cases drop for third day as toll passes 1,600

The number of new cases from China’s coronavirus epidemic dropped for a third consecutive day on Sunday, as the World...

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World defense spending spikes as rivalries heat up

Global defense spending saw its biggest jump in a decade in 2019, driven by the US and China, a study...

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Syrian chopper downed over rebel area, killing crew

A Syrian military helicopter was shot down over the last major rebel bastion in northwest Syria on Friday, the second...

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