Japan's cherry blossoms are confused by typhoons

Japan's cherry blossoms are confused by typhoons

Japan weather in recent months mimic conditions which cause cherry blossoms to bloom, even though it is not yet springtime.
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New Vodafone chief takes axe to costs

New Vodafone chief takes axe to costs

Vodafone’s new chief executive Nick Read said he would reduce operating costs by 1.2 billion euros by 2021 and review its tower assets to drive higher returns at the world’s second largest mobile operator.
Nazi salute prom photo draws outrage

Nazi salute prom photo draws outrage

A photo showing dozens of Wisconsin high school boys giving the Nazi salute has prompted widespread condemnation.
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Bayer profit flat as weak animal health offsets strong Xarelto

Bayer profit flat as weak animal health offsets strong Xarelto

Bayer's adjusted core earnings were flat for the quarter, as better prescription numbers for cardiovascular drug Xarelto were tempered by a weaker animal health business and a strong euro weighing on the value of overseas sales.
Deadly California wildfires force people to flee

Deadly California wildfires force people to flee

Wind-whipped wildfires burn both ends of California as officials urge evacuation. The Camp Fire is now the deadliest and most destructive on record in California.
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Pound rebounds on Brexit deal hopes

Pound rebounds on Brexit deal hopes

Sterling extended its gains on Tuesday after a British cabinet minister said a Brexit agreement was still possible with the 24 - 48 hours. But as David Pollard reports, the toughest Brexit tests may yet be ahead for UK prime minister, Theresa May.
Coffee-loving Italians save money on espresso amid budget woes

Coffee-loving Italians save money on espresso amid budget woes

Italy risks disciplinary steps by the EU if it doesn't present a new budget plan by the end of today. As Laura Frykberg reports, the owners of a Rome coffee bar are among many hoping for a resolution because their customers have been spending less o
Israel-Gaza border ignites after botched raid

Israel-Gaza border ignites after botched raid

Israel has launched air strikes on Gaza and Palestinians kept up rocket fire in the worst surge of violence since the 2014 Gaza War. Lucy Fielder reports
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Pokemon grandpa's 15-phone rig may catch 'em all

Pokemon grandpa's 15-phone rig may catch 'em all

Taiwanese pensioner Chen San-yuan, aka Pokemon grandpa, has gone viral on the internet for attaching 15 phones to his bicycle to "catch 'em all." Megan Revell reports.
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Fears of peak iPhone rattle Asian Apple suppliers

Fears of peak iPhone rattle Asian Apple suppliers

Shares in Asian suppliers and assemblers for Apple fell on Tuesday after several component makers warned of weaker than expected results, leading some market watchers to call the peak for iPhones in several key markets. As Michelle Hennessy reports,
NYC and Northern Virginia picked for Amazon's HQ2: source

NYC and Northern Virginia picked for Amazon's HQ2: source

Amazon plans to announce on Tuesday that it has selected New York and Northern Virginia as locations for its second headquarters, a source familiar with the matter tells Reuters.
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Camp Fire becomes California's deadliest with 42 killed

Camp Fire becomes California's deadliest with 42 killed

Search teams have recovered remains of 42 people killed by a fierce wildfire that largely incinerated the town of Paradise in northern California, marking the greatest loss of life from a wild land blaze in state history.
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Comic book fans mourn loss of 'one of the greats'

Comic book fans mourn loss of 'one of the greats'

Shock among comic book fans upon learning of the death of Stan Lee. The comic book titan, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture and saw big bucks at the box office,
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Florida reprises role as recount problem child

Florida reprises role as recount problem child

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Florida election officials to end a recount and declare his fellow Republicans the winners of disputed races in last week's midterm elections as a judge urged both parties to be careful with claims of fraud
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Apple, Goldman send Wall Street tumbling

Apple, Goldman send Wall Street tumbling

Wall Street's major indexes tumbled on Monday as shares of Apple and Goldman Sachs Group dragged down the technology and financial sectors.
Spider-Man creator, comic book titan Stan Lee dies

Spider-Man creator, comic book titan Stan Lee dies

Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a host of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture and saw big bucks at the box office, has died at 95.
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Veritas Capital, Elliott to buy Athenahealth for $5.7 bln

Veritas Capital, Elliott to buy Athenahealth for $5.7 bln

Private equity firm Veritas Capital and hedge fund Elliott Management are buying Athenahealth for about $5.7 billion.
Diageo to sell 19 brands to Sazerac for $550 mln

Diageo to sell 19 brands to Sazerac for $550 mln

The world's largest spirits company, Diageo, is selling 19 lower-end spirits brands to Sazerac for $550 million, to focus on its premium labels, including Johnnie Walker.
North Korea missile bases up and running: think tank

North Korea missile bases up and running: think tank

A U.S. think tank said on Monday it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile operating bases inside North Korea, underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons a
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Pope asks U.S. bishops to delay sex abuse reform vote

Pope asks U.S. bishops to delay sex abuse reform vote

In a surprise turn of events, U.S. bishops gathered for their fall assembly in Baltimore delayed any votes to tackle sex abuse that has rocked the Catholic Church after Pope Francis requested the bishops delay their vote by a few months.
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What defines a kilogram? It's about to change

What defines a kilogram? It's about to change

Experts are set to redefine the kilogram - ditching a relic made of a platinum-iridium alloy for something more up to date.
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Iraqi rail lines sputter back to life after I.S.

Iraqi rail lines sputter back to life after I.S.

Iraq's battle with Islamic State has impacted all areas of life, not least the country's railway lines. But after a four-year hiatus, trains are now running between Baghdad and Falluja - once an infamous Sunni insurgent stronghold.
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Ikea's profit hit and it's not alone this Q3

Ikea's profit hit and it's not alone this Q3

The owner of the Ikea furniture brand has reported a drop in annual underlying profit, hit by higher woods and metal prices - and it's not alone. As Sonia Legg reports, European companies are delivering their most disappointing earnings in nearly th
U.S. equity traders to get biggest bonuses this year

U.S. equity traders to get biggest bonuses this year

Equity traders on Wall Street will take home the biggest bonuses this year amid a surge in volatility that boosted client activity.
Nippon Steel rebuffs South Korean lawyers in forced labour row

Nippon Steel rebuffs South Korean lawyers in forced labour row

Lawyers seeking compensation for South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two on Monday demanded Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp honor a South Korean court ruling that has strained ties between the two countries. Bu