Panda death in Thailand sparks outrage in China

Panda death in Thailand sparks outrage in China

The death of a giant panda at Thailand's Chiang Mai Zoo has sparked anger across Chinese social media, as China sends a team of experts to probe the death.
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Trudeau apologizes for brown face photo

Trudeau apologizes for brown face photo

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizes for wearing brown face make-up in 2001 after an embarrassing picture emerged less than five weeks before an election in which he faces a tough fight.
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Trump visits 'Rolls Royce' border wall

Trump visits 'Rolls Royce' border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited a portion of the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in Southern California that he says is going up at "breakneck" speed.
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Fed chief delivers rate cut and mixed signals

Fed chief delivers rate cut and mixed signals

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced a second rate cut in more than a decade but failed to provide a clear signal on how many more rate cuts are coming, if any. Conway G.
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S&P 500 ends flat after rate cut

S&P 500 ends flat after rate cut

The S&P 500 closed nearly flat Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates and gave mixed signals about their next move.
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Less than 50% odds of another rate cut - Heal

Less than 50% odds of another rate cut - Heal

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point for the second time this year. Argus Research senior analyst Kevin Heal tells Reuters' Fred Katayama investors might consider shifting back to growth stocks from value.
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Thunberg to Congress: ‘Listen to the scientists’

Thunberg to Congress: ‘Listen to the scientists’

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday (September 18): "I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists." Yahaira Jacquez reports.
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Backlash grows against vaping in U.S., India

Backlash grows against vaping in U.S., India

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena Juul Labs if the e-cigarette maker does not provide documents relating to its products and marketing practices, while India banned the sale of electronic cigarettes and warned of an "epidemi
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Saudi unveils 'undeniable' Iran attack evidence

Saudi unveils 'undeniable' Iran attack evidence

The Saudi Arabian military unveiled wreckage it says represents the proof of Iranian involvement in last weekend's attack on oil infrastructure. Meanwhile, President Trump vows new sanctions.
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Hong Kong fireworks, horse races abandoned amid protest threat

Hong Kong fireworks, horse races abandoned amid protest threat

The Hong Kong government cancelled China's national day fireworks for Wednesday, citing concerns over "public safety." Emer McCarthy reports.
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Young artists are splashing color back onto Mosul

Young artists are splashing color back onto Mosul

A group of students and artists are breathing new life onto the walls of shelled buildings around the Iraqi city of Mosul through painting.
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Trump taps hostage negotiator to replace Bolton

Trump taps hostage negotiator to replace Bolton

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday named U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as his choice to replace John Bolton as his national security adviser, making him the fourth person to hold the post in the Trump administration. Colette Luke has more.
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FedEx tumbles on weak outlook

FedEx tumbles on weak outlook

Shares of FedEx plummeted Wednesday after the package delivery company sharply slashed its profit outlook for next year.
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Trying to hit a home run in struggling Venezuela

Trying to hit a home run in struggling Venezuela

After representing Venezuela in the baseball Little League World Series in the U.S. last month, a little league team is back in Maracaibo, returning to blackouts and economic uncertainty. Havovi Cooper and Luc Cohen report.
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Is Israel's King Bibi's crown slipping?

Is Israel's King Bibi's crown slipping?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have failed to win a clear victory in the second general election this year. That leaves him vulnerable -- and all eyes on potential kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman.
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More hurdles for Facebook's Libra?

More hurdles for Facebook's Libra?

Germany has passed a comprehensive blockchain strategy in which it vows to fight any company efforts to establish a parallel currency, in the latest sign that Facebook's planned Libra e-coin faces tough regulatory hurdles in Europe.
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Nigeria's diesel-dependent economy braces for clean-fuel rules

Nigeria's diesel-dependent economy braces for clean-fuel rules

Diesel prices are expected to surge as United Nations rules aimed at cleaning up international shipping come into effect next year, and that has generator-dependant businesses in Nigeria worried.
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World airliner fleet to more than double - Airbus

World airliner fleet to more than double - Airbus

The number of airliners in the sky is set to more than double, according to Airbus’s latest forecast.
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Iranian women score in soccer match ban

Iranian women score in soccer match ban

Iranian authorities are under increased pressure to lift a ban on women in soccer stadiums after a female fan set herself on fire in protest.
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Australian hiker rescued after crawling for two days with broken leg and wrist

Australian hiker rescued after crawling for two days with broken leg and wrist

An Australian hiker said on Wednesday he had to crawl for two days through scrubland before he was rescued after falling six metres (20 feet) down a waterfall, breaking his leg and wrist.
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Traditional retailers join growing rental market

Traditional retailers join growing rental market

Growing interest in renting even everyday clothing such as jeans and athletic wear is drawing mall retailers from Urban Outfitters, to NYC&Co, to Bloomingdale’s, to experiment with selling apparel rental subscriptions. Yahaira Jacquez has more.
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Preview: U.S. Fed confronts new complexities

Preview: U.S. Fed confronts new complexities

The Federal Reserve will conclude its latest policy meeting on Wednesday buffeted by conflicting economic data, under steady pressure from the White House for steep interest rate cuts.
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Why computer games mean lower inflation in the UK

Why computer games mean lower inflation in the UK

UK inflation slowed sharply in August, and officials say a drop in computer game prices was one big reason.
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Hong Kong activists take their fight to D.C.

Hong Kong activists take their fight to D.C.

Hong Kong democracy activists spoke to members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, in a bid to win support for a bill that would force Washington to review its relationship with Hong Kong amid months-long protests.
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Drone delivers shark warning to surfer

Drone delivers shark warning to surfer

Amateur drone pilot Christopher Joye captured the moment a shark approached a surfer at Illawarra beach in Australia on Sunday, September 15, using a search and rescue drone equipped with infra-red thermal imaging camera and a warning speaker system.
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Exit polls show Israel election too close to call

Exit polls show Israel election too close to call

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's battle for political survival looked set to stretch on for days or weeks after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed the race too close to call. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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Ex-campaign chief defends Trump at impeachment hearing

Ex-campaign chief defends Trump at impeachment hearing

Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and close confidant, on Tuesday vigorously defended his former boss and lashed out at Democrats but repeatedly avoided answering their questions during a chaotic hearing before a U.S
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Saudi oil production back on line -energy minister

Saudi oil production back on line -energy minister

Oil prices tumbled about 6% on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said the country has managed to restore oil supplies to where they stood before weekend attacks on its facilities shut 5% of global oil output. Conway G. Gittens has the deta
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Wall Street rises as oil worries fade

Wall Street rises as oil worries fade

U.S. stocks rose Tuesday as the impact of weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil refinery faded and investors awaited a widely expected interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday.
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US believes attack on Saudi Arabia came from SW Iran

US believes attack on Saudi Arabia came from SW Iran

The United States believes Saturday's attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday. Nathan Frandino has more.
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A new way to hitch a ride in Paris: future 'flying' taxi

A new way to hitch a ride in Paris: future 'flying' taxi

With air pollution a constant threat to Paris and transport lines bursting at the seams on rush hour, startup 'Seabubbles' is proposing a "flying taxi" as a greener alternative that makes use of the River Seine. Gavino Garay has the story.
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Economy doesn't need rate cut - Cardillo

Economy doesn't need rate cut - Cardillo

Spartan Capital's Peter Cardillo sees the Fed cutting rates by a quarter percentage point Wednesday, and he tells Reuters' Fred Katayama it's a precautionary move because the economy doesn't need it.
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NBCUniversal names streaming service 'Peacock,' to launch in 2020

NBCUniversal names streaming service 'Peacock,' to launch in 2020

Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal will name its upcoming streaming service “Peacock,” the company said on Tuesday. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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Orangutans suffer in Indonesian smog

Orangutans suffer in Indonesian smog

Dozens of orangutans in Indonesia are suffering from respiratory problems caused by smoke from forest fires and veterinarian Fiet Hayu says the infections are being detected in the animals by symptoms of sneezing, coughing and the flu. Colette Luke h
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Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghan leader unhurt as bomber targets rally

Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghan leader unhurt as bomber targets rally

Taliban suicide bombers killed 48 people in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, who was unhurt.
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Saudi oil output to recover in weeks - sources

Saudi oil output to recover in weeks - sources

The Saudis believe they can recover oil production within two to three weeks, sources close to the kingdom told Reuters, following a devastating weekend attack that knocked more than half of their production offline. Conway G. Gittens has more.
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Pioneering journalist Cokie Roberts dead at age 75

Pioneering journalist Cokie Roberts dead at age 75

Cokie Roberts has died at age 75, having blazed a trail for thousands of women journalists, working for NPR, ABC and other broadcasters during an award-winning career. Priscilla Huff reporting.
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Lagarde wins EU lawmakers' approval to lead ECB

Lagarde wins EU lawmakers' approval to lead ECB

The European Parliament backed Christine Lagarde on Tuesday as the next president of the European Central Bank, paving the way for her to become the first woman to hold the post.
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GM faces mounting losses amid labor strike

GM faces mounting losses amid labor strike

Talks between GM and the United Auto Workers were set to continue on Tuesday to resolve a strike by 48,000 hourly workers that shut down GM’s highly profitable U.S. operations.
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AB InBev tries again with Asia IPO

AB InBev tries again with Asia IPO

AB InBev is having another go at spinning off its Asian arm, with the launch on Wednesday of an IPO worth up to $6.6 billion that could be the world's second largest this year.
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Why this diabetes patient fears a no-deal Brexit

Why this diabetes patient fears a no-deal Brexit

Georgina is one of the UK's one million diabetes sufferers, and fears a no-deal Brexit could mean a shortage of the medical supplies she depends on.
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Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with United States.

Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with United States.

Iran will never hold one-on-one talks with the United States but could engage in multilateral discussions if it returns to the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear programme, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said.
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UK's top court to rule on parliament suspension

UK's top court to rule on parliament suspension

Britain's Supreme Court is to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit. His challengers say he aimed to thwart parliamentary oversight of his Brexit plans.
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European shares flat, oil sheds gains after price shock

European shares flat, oil sheds gains after price shock

European shares steadied on Tuesday, while energy stocks gave up gains as crude prices eased after their shock spike on Monday.
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South Korea on high alert after swine fever found

South Korea on high alert after swine fever found

South Korea's farms are on high alert after the first case of swine fever was found there. Now officials hope to avoid the fate of China, where hundreds of millions of hogs could be lost.
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WeWork's troubled market debut is delayed

WeWork's troubled market debut is delayed

WeWork owner The We Company said on Monday it’s walked away from preparations for an IPO this month, which comes amid concerns it could get snubbed by investors. Instead, the office-sharing startup is expected to hit Wall Street by the end of the yea
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Trump rallies to flip New Mexico, a state he lost

Trump rallies to flip New Mexico, a state he lost

President Donald Trump vowed at a rally in New Mexico on Monday to win the longtime Democratic stronghold state in the November 2020 U.S. election.
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Hong Kong activists seek support in U.S. Congress

Hong Kong activists seek support in U.S. Congress

Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho will testify with Joshua Wong and other activists in Washington on Tuesday to call on U.S. lawmakers and businesses to criticize Beijing's actions in Hong Kong.
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