Afghan women still face perils at work and home

Afghan women still face perils at work and home

Access to public life has improved for Afghan women since U.S.-backed forces ousted the Taliban, though many hardships remain, including the threat of militants increasingly targeting their workplaces.
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Daimler shares sink after warning on emissions probe costs

Shares in Daimler sank Monday morning after the Mercedes maker warned there would be no profit growth this year as costs related to emissions probes mount.
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Czechs demand PM Babis quit in mass protest

An estimated quarter of a million Czechs rallied in Prague on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution which overthrew Communism. Francesca Lynagh and D
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Buttigieg faces fallout over South Bend shooting

Buttigieg faces fallout over South Bend shooting

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Istanbul opposition win strikes blow to Erdogan

Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his policies.
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South Korean model rocks catwalk at 65

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Dems say Trump showed he has no plan for Iran

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German police remove climate activists from occupied open-cast pit

German police remove climate activists from occupied open-cast pit

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New sanctions for Iran but Trump softens rhetoric

New sanctions for Iran but Trump softens rhetoric

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Grey seals have the ability to copy speech and songs using the same production mechanism as humans, researchers at Scotland's University of St. Andrews have found. Mia Womersley reports
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Week ahead on Wall Street

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China will loom large for investors next week, ranging from the Trump-Xi summit to earnings from Nike and FedEx.
Wall Street edges down on Gulf tension

Wall Street edges down on Gulf tension

Wall Street closed slightly lower Friday as tensions between the U.S. and Iran undercut positive sentiment stemming from Vice President Mike Pence's move to put off a planned speech on China policy.
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Missouri won't renew abortion clinic's license

Missouri won't renew abortion clinic's license

Missouri health officials on Friday refused to renew the license of the state’s only abortion clinic, but the facility will remain open for now as a judge left in place an injunction blocking its closure.
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Protesters demand HK government drop charges

Protesters demand HK government drop charges

Thousands of black-clad protesters blocked roads and surrounded police headquarters in Hong Kong on Friday in the latest demonstrations over an extradition bill that has triggered violent protests and plunged the Chinese-ruled city into crisis.
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Trump says he aborted strike to spare Iranian lives

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike on Iran because he it could have killed 150 people, a disproportionate response to Tehran's downing of an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone.
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Fire ripped through a Pennsylvania oil refinery early on Friday, triggering a huge explosion that one employee said "looked like a nuclear bomb went off." Havovi Cooper reports
Delta plays "white knight" in Korea

Delta plays "white knight" in Korea

Delta Air Lines bought a small stake in Korean Air Lines' parent company, giving a boost to the Korean carrier's management that seeks to thwart a local activist fund's challenge.
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'Take it!': How a Thai fishmonger made a fortune off social media

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Exxon's $53 bln Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions - sources

Just weeks ago, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq's oil output. But Iraqi officials say contractual warngling and security concerns are making a final agreement increasingly unlikely.
Johannesburg's coding dojo that takes only 1% of applicants

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South Africa is facing a severe shortage of developers leaving major sectors such as financial institutions struggling to recruit employees with critical computer skills. A small, and alternative academy in Johannesburg is working to change that.