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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Xi’s China is replacing the U.S. as the dominant military force in Asia

Xi’s China is replacing the U.S. as the dominant military force in Asia

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has refashioned the People's Liberation Army into a force that's rapidly closing the gap on U.S. firepower -- and in some vital areas has surpassed it. American victory over China in a regional war is no longer assured.
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Language barriers hinder Facebook’s hate speech fight

Language barriers hinder Facebook’s hate speech fight

Facebook's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company's inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as smartphones bring social media to every corner of the globe.
Church video shows Sri Lanka bombings suspect

Church video shows Sri Lanka bombings suspect

Footage has emerged showing a suspected suicide bomber entering one of the targeted churches in Sri Lanka's Easter bombings.
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Modi casts vote in Indian elections

Modi casts vote in Indian elections

PM Narendra Modi has underlined the need to combat “terrorism” & boost national security, after casting his vote in the third and largest phase of general elections in the country.
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Thomas Cook shares rise on report of possible takeover

Thomas Cook shares rise on report of possible takeover

Shares in Thomas Cook surged over 15 percent on Tuesday, after a media report said the British travel company was approached by several parties about a possible takeover of its tour operating unit or the entire company.
Amazon strengthens ties with French food retailer Casino

Amazon strengthens ties with French food retailer Casino

Amazon and French retailer Casino are expanding their partnership, with Amazon installing pick-up lockers in Casino stores and more of the French company's products to be available on Amazon.
Myanmar top court rejects final appeal of Reuters reporters

Myanmar top court rejects final appeal of Reuters reporters

Myanmar's top court has rejected the final appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for violating the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country's transition to democracy.
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The royal baby gets people talking about race

The royal baby gets people talking about race

Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle, an American actress of African-American heritage, was a historic moment for Britain's royal family. Some say the imminent birth of their baby is even more significant. Mia Womersley reports
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Musk says expect Tesla robo taxis next year

Musk says expect Tesla robo taxis next year

Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tesla robotaxis with no human drivers would be available in some markets next year, continuing a habit of bold pronouncements that have excited many investors while often missing deadlines. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
Sri Lanka imposes emergency after deadly attacks

Sri Lanka imposes emergency after deadly attacks

Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, which killed 290 people and wounded nearly 500.
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Measles outbreak nearing largest in two decades

Measles outbreak nearing largest in two decades

A measles outbreak gripping the U.S. is on track to become the biggest in nearly two decades, with 71 new measles cases recorded last week alone. Colette Luke has more.
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Economy, earnings are slowing but growing -analyst

Economy, earnings are slowing but growing -analyst

Investors are going to be surprised by the end of earnings season, says Hennion & Walsh CIO Kevin Mahn, who sees both the economy and corporate profits slowing but still growing this year. Conway G.
Trump sues to block House subpoena

Trump sues to block House subpoena

President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to keep U.S. lawmakers from obtaining his financial records, the latest salvo in what promises to be an escalating legal battle with Democrats in Congress.
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Stocks tread water ahead of earnings deluge

Stocks tread water ahead of earnings deluge

U.S. stocks were little changed Monday as investors prepared for the busiest week so far in this quarterly corporate reporting season. Conway G.
Trump shrugs off impeachment concerns

Trump shrugs off impeachment concerns

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was "not even a little bit" worried about impeachment, as House Democrats gathered to discuss the best way forward after last week's release of the partially redacted Mueller report.
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Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone delivery

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone delivery

Samsung said on Monday it will delay the public rollout of its Galaxy Fold foldable without giving a new release date after the smartphone maker admitted to screen malfunctions brought to light last week by tech reviewers. Conway G.
U.S. to end Iran oil waivers, crude prices spike

U.S. to end Iran oil waivers, crude prices spike

The United States on Monday said it will eliminate in May all waivers granted to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, as it ratcheted up pressure to choke off all oil revenues of the Islamic Republic.
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Need to vent some anger? Jordan opens the Rage Rooms

Need to vent some anger? Jordan opens the Rage Rooms

In an underground room in Amman, a small group of Jordanians vent their anger by destroying old televisions, computers and printers.
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Burning of Judas effigy in folk tradition condemned as anti-Semitic

Burning of Judas effigy in folk tradition condemned as anti-Semitic

The World Jewish Congress has condemned a folk tradition in a Polish town in which the effigy is beaten, hung and set on fire.
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Comedian's win in Ukraine election poses riddle

Comedian's win in Ukraine election poses riddle

Ukraine entered uncharted political waters after comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy upended the status quo and won the country's presidential election by a landslide.
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Meatless burger maker Beyond Meat files for IPO

Meatless burger maker Beyond Meat files for IPO

Plant-based meat provider Beyond Meat is planning to raise nearly $139 million from an initial public offering, according to a Monday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as it looks to tap into the growing demand for vegetarian o
Thai navy tows floating home of U.S. fugitive

Thai navy tows floating home of U.S. fugitive

A floating cabin said to be the world' first 'seastead' has been towed to shore by Thailand for violating its sovereignty.
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Samsung delays Galaxy Fold events in Hong Kong, Shanghai

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold events in Hong Kong, Shanghai

Samsung has postponed media events for the Galaxy Fold planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai, according to a company official, days after reviewers of the foldable phone reported defective samples.
Sri Lanka attacks carried out by suicide bombers - investigator

Sri Lanka attacks carried out by suicide bombers - investigator

Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator said on Monday, while a government spokesman said an international network was involv
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