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Clinton makes history, secures U.S. Democrats’ White House nomination

By Luciana Lopez and Amy Tennery PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's 2016 nomination for the White House on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. In a symbolic show of party unity, Clinton's former rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, told the ...
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Goldman is sued in U.S. over merger linked to Malaysia’s 1MDB

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was sued on Tuesday by a major shareholder of a Malaysian bank it once advised, and which accused the Wall Street bank of fraudulently shortchanging it in a merger ...
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Singapore tightens conditions for hiring foreign professionals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore will raise the salary criteria for foreign managers and specialists that companies can hire starting next year, a move that may add to the competitive challenges faced by local firms amid slowing economic growth. The qualifying ...
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No choppers yet- yen jumps before Bank of Japan meeting

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - A buoyant yen and a fall in oil prices to their lowest since early May put stock markets on the defensive on Tuesday, as investors position for central bank meetings in the United States ...
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China joins U.N. trucking treaty, stepping onto new Silk Road

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - China has taken a major step towards establishing a speedy new "Silk Road" to Europe by signing up to a U.N. trucking treaty. Fifteen years after joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), China is ...
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Malaysia’s Najib gets new powers amid planned protests over fund scandal

By A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak will get sweeping security powers on Monday amid planned protests calling for his ...
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Hong Kong journalists jailed in China over ‘illegal business’

(From AFP) Two Hong Kong journalists have been jailed in China for running an "illegal business" that sent political magazines to the mainland, one of ...
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olice officers investigate at a facility for the disabled, where a deadly attack by a knife-wielding man took place, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan

Japanese knife attacker wanted disabled euthanized

Ex-employee of mental hospital stabs 19 in their sleep in Japan’s worst mass killing in decades. (From Japan Today) Shock and bewilderment gripped neighbors of ...
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A policeman keep watch as a Japanese convoy drives, as relatives of victims of an attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery and the O'Kitchen Restaurant, visited the site, in Dhaka

Bangladesh police foil major terror attack by killing 9 Islamists in raid

(From AFP) Bangladeshi police killed nine suspected Islamist extremists in a gun-battle Tuesday after storming a hideout where they said a new mass attack was ...
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A view shows the settlements of Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Sertar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture

China denies demolitions at center for Tibetan Buddhist learning

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities are renovating one of the world's largest centers of learning for Tibetan Buddhism to prevent overcrowding and fires, a state-run ...
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attends a news conference at the sidelines of the ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Vientiane

US backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea

By Simon Webb and Manuel Mogato VIENTIANE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of bilateral talks ...
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(From IANS) Fashion runways are ruled by models whose professional life is controlled by the weighing scale. While staying in shape is essential for them, popular Delhi-based model Sonalika Sahay, who has also worked in Milan, Singapore and Beijing, says ... Read More
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“Descendants of the Sun” was a super-hit South Korean serial. After it rewrote local television history earlier this year, the military-romance drama became immensely popular worldwide, was sold to over 27 countries, including the UK, and translated into 32 languages ... Read More
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Indian shot-putter Inderjeet Singh, who has tested positive for a banned substance days before the Rio Olympics, calls it a conspiracy against him. Inderjeet Singh told NDTV that his A-samples had been tampered with. "I am under shock. I have ... Read More
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(From Travel Daily Asia) Hong Kong’s Airport Authority (AAHK) has unveiled the winners of its ‘Design Your Airport’ competition, which gathered almost 250 entries. With judges basing their decisions on feasibility and sustainability, as well as creativity and aesthetics, the ... Read More
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Japan Post has launched a "Traditional Dietary Culture of Japan" stamp series featuring its popular cuisine. According to Linn’s Stamp News, the first pane of 10 stamps in this series features various Japanese dishes and side-dishes, including miso soup, shrimp ... Read More
A passenger plays "Pokemon Go" on a ferry after the augmented reality mobile game launched in the city in Hong Kong, China, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Young people thronged the streets of Hong Kong this week, keen to test Pokemon GO, a new smartphone game backed by Japan's Nintendo <7974.T>, capturing monsters at sites of the city's 2014 democracy protest, known as ... Read More