"I've lost hope" - dozens killed in Afghan wedding attack

"I've lost hope" - dozens killed in Afghan wedding attack

A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan wedding on Saturday killing more than 60 people, amid Taliban and U.S. negotiations aimed at securing peace.
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Amazon, Bezos step up fight to tackle climate change

Amazon, Bezos step up fight to tackle climate change

Amazon's billionaire founder Jeff Bezos announced a plan to meet the goals of the Paris Climate agreement 10 years ahead of schedule. Conway G. Gittens has the details.
Pelosi unveils drug price plan

Pelosi unveils drug price plan

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a plan that would allow the federal government to negotiate the prices of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries and consumers.
OECD cuts growth outlook to post-crisis low

OECD cuts growth outlook to post-crisis low

The trade war between the United States and China has plunged global growth to its lowest levels in a decade, the OECD said on Thursday as it slashed its forecasts.
Netanyahu's rival rebuffs his coalition bid

Netanyahu's rival rebuffs his coalition bid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise unity government offer to his rival Benny Gantz after failing to win a majority in Tuesday's election. But the answer was 'no thanks', leaving him looking vulnerable.
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Nigeria becomes Africa's staging ground for illegal pangolin trade with Asia

Nigeria becomes Africa's staging ground for illegal pangolin trade with Asia

Porous borders, lax law enforcement, corruption and one of Africa's biggest ports has helped criminal networks in Nigeria corner most of the African trade in pangolins, considered to be the world's most trafficked mammal.
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Britain: BOE, OECD warn on hard Brexit

Britain: BOE, OECD warn on hard Brexit

The OECD says Britain will suffer a two per cent hit to growth if leaves the EU without a deal. And the Bank of England - leaving rates on hold on Thursday - warned of "entrenched uncertainty".
War of words escalates over Saudi Aramco oil attacks

War of words escalates over Saudi Aramco oil attacks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the UAE from Saudi Arabia on Thursday for talks with Abu Dhabi's crown prince, as tensions grew between America and its Gulf allies and Iran.
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Huawei launches new flagship phone, but Google apps may be missing

Huawei launches new flagship phone, but Google apps may be missing

Huawei launched its latest flagship phone on Thursday, but there's still no word whether it will ship with Google apps.
Elderly, sick, and struggling to prove her right to live in the UK

Elderly, sick, and struggling to prove her right to live in the UK

Sonja Brain, 84, is bed-bound in hospital - preventing her from proving her right to live in the UK as the country approaches its scheduled EU departure on October 31.
Ryanair cuts jobs, offers O'Leary a $111mln bonus

Ryanair cuts jobs, offers O'Leary a $111mln bonus

Ryanair is cutting jobs amid a pilot surplus, but chief executive Michael O'Leary is in line for a $111mln bonus if he can hit his targets.
Executives cleared over Japan nuclear disaster

Executives cleared over Japan nuclear disaster

A Japanese court has cleared three executives of negligence over the Fukushima nuclear disaster, ending the only criminal case brought as a result of the crisis.
Central banks keep markets guessing

Central banks keep markets guessing

Markets were struggling to digest a raft of central bank policy decisions on Thursday, after the U.S. Fed cut rates, the BOJ and the BOE kept their powder dry - but Norway hiked.
Facebook's Portal enters crowded streaming market

Facebook's Portal enters crowded streaming market

Facebook has launched a new version of its Portal video device, entering the crowded TV-streaming market. It hopes its social side, with users able to watch a show and chat online, will set it apart.
Panda death in Thailand sparks outrage in China

Panda death in Thailand sparks outrage in China

The death of a giant panda at Thailand's Chiang Mai Zoo has sparked anger across Chinese social media, as China sends a team of experts to probe the death.
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Trudeau apologizes for brown face photo

Trudeau apologizes for brown face photo

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizes for wearing brown face make-up in 2001 after an embarrassing picture emerged less than five weeks before an election in which he faces a tough fight.
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Trump visits 'Rolls Royce' border wall

Trump visits 'Rolls Royce' border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited a portion of the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in Southern California that he says is going up at "breakneck" speed.
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Fed chief delivers rate cut and mixed signals

Fed chief delivers rate cut and mixed signals

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S&P 500 ends flat after rate cut

S&P 500 ends flat after rate cut

The S&P 500 closed nearly flat Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates and gave mixed signals about their next move.
Less than 50% odds of another rate cut - Heal

Less than 50% odds of another rate cut - Heal

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point for the second time this year. Argus Research senior analyst Kevin Heal tells Reuters' Fred Katayama investors might consider shifting back to growth stocks from value.
Thunberg to Congress: ‘Listen to the scientists’

Thunberg to Congress: ‘Listen to the scientists’

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday (September 18): "I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists." Yahaira Jacquez reports.
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Backlash grows against vaping in U.S., India

Backlash grows against vaping in U.S., India

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena Juul Labs if the e-cigarette maker does not provide documents relating to its products and marketing practices, while India banned the sale of electronic cigarettes and warned of an "epidemi
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Saudi unveils 'undeniable' Iran attack evidence

Saudi unveils 'undeniable' Iran attack evidence

The Saudi Arabian military unveiled wreckage it says represents the proof of Iranian involvement in last weekend's attack on oil infrastructure. Meanwhile, President Trump vows new sanctions.
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Hong Kong fireworks, horse races abandoned amid protest threat

Hong Kong fireworks, horse races abandoned amid protest threat

The Hong Kong government cancelled China's national day fireworks for Wednesday, citing concerns over "public safety." Emer McCarthy reports.
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Young artists are splashing color back onto Mosul

Young artists are splashing color back onto Mosul

A group of students and artists are breathing new life onto the walls of shelled buildings around the Iraqi city of Mosul through painting.
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