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Jordanian writer shot in front of court before trial over cartoon

(From Reuters) A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, state news agency Petra said. It said the gunman was arrested at the scene. Hattar, a Christian and an anti-Islamist activist who ...
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A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in Berlin, August 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski/File Photo

Thailand considering tougher tax collection rules for internet, tech firms

By Manunphattr Dhanananphorn BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is studying plans to toughen tax collection rules for internet and technology firms like Alphabet Inc's Google, the head of the Revenue Department told Reuters, as these companies' tax affairs come under greater ...
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The logo of Hyundai is pictured at at the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok, Thailand, March 22, 2016. Picture taken March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Hyundai Motor union stages first full nationwide strike in 12 years

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor's South Korean labor union staged its first full nationwide strike in 12 years on Monday over wages, putting the automaker's earnings and sales targets at risk. The full-day walkout came after a series of partial, ...
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Samsung delays South Korea re-start of Note 7 sales by three days

SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for ...
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A sign of Dalian Wanda Group in China glows in Beijing, China March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

China’s Dalian Wanda opens $5.1 billion tourism park in Hefei

(From Reuters) SHANGHAI: Dalian Wanda Group, the Chinese entertainment giant owned by the country's richest man, opened the first phase of a sprawling 34 billion yuan ($5.1 billion) tourism park in the eastern city of Hefei on Saturday. Wanda is ...
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Men inspect a hole in the ground filled with water in a damaged site after airstrikes on the rebel held Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo

Russian and Syrian jets bomb Aleppo camp retaken by rebels

(From Reuters) Russian and Syrian forces bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday after losing control of it overnight, both ...
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Blast rocks Hungary’s capital, two police officers injured

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - An explosion rocked central Budapest late on Saturday, injuring two police officers, Hungarian police said on Sunday. Police have yet to identify ...
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Cuba's President Raul Castro and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wave during their meeting at Havana's Revolution Palace, Cuba

China, Cuba agree to deepen ties during PM Li’s Havana visit

HAVANA (Reuters) - Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during a two-day trip to Havana, and the two ...
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Residents involved with illegal drugs wait for fellow surrenderees before taking a pledge that they will not use or sell "Shabu" (Meth) again after surrendering to police and government officials in Makati

Philippines tells world not to interfere in Duterte’s drugs war

By David Brunnstrom UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Philippines Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay told the United Nations on Saturday his country's new president, Rodrigo Duterte, had ...
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Arcan Cetin, 20, of Oak Harbor is seen in a Washington State Department of Licensing photo released by the Washington State Patrol after they announced his capture in relation to a mass shooting in Burlington, Washington, U.S. September 24, 2016. Washington State Patrol/Handout via Reuters.

Suspect in fatal shooting of five at Washington state mall captured

By Matt Mills McKnight BURLINGTON, Wash. (Reuters) - A man believed to have opened fire with a rifle at a Washington state mall, killing five ...
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Court clears men in death of British teenager in Goa

(From Reuters) Two Indian men were acquitted on Friday of the culpable homicide and rape of a British teenager in Goa eight years ago, a ...
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(From The Asian news network) A Penang-born journalist has received international recognition after a documentary she produced was nominated for an award at the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards in New York. Poh Si Teng, a video journalist ... Read More
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Ji Chang-wook is done with action: it seems he has had enough of it in his latest drama “The K2” that is set to premiere on Friday. Speaking to press-persons ahead of the premiere, Chang-wook remarked that this one would ... Read More
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(From PTI) The gold medal in men's javelin throw F46 category in the Rio Paralympics made Devendra Jhajharia the most successful Indian para athlete ever but he is in no mood to stop here and is eyeing for a treble ... Read More
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BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai capital of Bangkok has beaten London to be crowned the world's most popular travel destination this year, according to an annual ranking by global payments and technology company MasterCard released on Thursday. Tourism has been ... Read More
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(From Indian Express) What do you do when the Godfather of Chinese cuisine Chef Jack Aw Yong curates a new menu to take you on a gastronomical journey? You simply collect your frenzied nerves, pick up your bag and take ... Read More
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(From AP) A Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke and sparks on a flight from Singapore to southern India, the airline said. The phone was found in the bag of a passenger in an overhead bin after other passengers reported ... Read More