Weak economic data drag down Wall Street

Weak economic data drag down Wall Street

Weak economic reports pressured U.S. stocks on Thursday after the market's recent run of gains, and a drop in healthcare shares added to the bearish momentum.
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Austrian authorities declared a state of emergency as the country was hit by heavy snow and flooding.
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Australia's prime minister on Monday rebuked former national rugby star, Israel Folau, who claimed recent deadly bushfires and a devastating drought were God's punishment for the country allowing same-sex marriage and abortion.
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North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media

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State news agency KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised military drills twice in the last three days, as the U.S. and South Korea announced on Sunday that they would be postponing their joint drills. Reuters is unable to verif
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University president urges HK protesters to leave

University president urges HK protesters to leave

Protesters barricaded in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have been urged to leave in a statement from the university head published on Monday (November 18), as clashes saw police firing tear gas and water cannons yet again in the Chinese-ruled c
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Pelosi says Trump's actions 'so much worse' than Richard Nixon

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Bloomberg makes bombshell apology for "stop and frisk"

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted he was wrong to support the "stop and frisk" police practice that ensnared disproportionate numbers of blacks and Latinos, apologizing to a largely African-American church on Sunday as he weighs a
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Impeachment witnesses to detail Trump's Ukraine call

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U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort

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The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang.
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'My right to breathe': Indian students protest against pollution

'My right to breathe': Indian students protest against pollution

School children in New Delhi took an environmental oath together on Sunday during a protest against poor air quality, days after schools were shut to protect students' health.
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Protesters and police clash at barricaded Hong Kong university

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Hong Kong's Polytechnic University was the focal point of violent clashes between police and protesters on Sunday.
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Sri Lanka's new president: war hero or criminal?

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Former defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won Sri Lanka's presidential election, seen by some as a strong hand to protect the country against extremism, and by others as a man who should be tried for alleged war crimes.
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Britain's Prince Andrew 'categorically' denies sex claims

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Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank

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White House budget official testifies in impeachment probe

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Death toll rises in Bolivia after soldiers move against protesters

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At least five people were killed in Bolivia on Friday as supporters of former President Evo Morales clashed with police in the rural region of Cochabamba, according to local media.
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Catalan separatists protest at Barcelona's main train station

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A few hundred protesters gathered at Barcelona's main train station, Sants, on Saturday in the latest show of dissent after a Spanish court handed stiff sentences to nine Catalan separatist leaders last month.
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Paris police fire tear gas on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

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Paris police fired tear gas in northwestern and southern Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of anti-government 'yellow vest' demonstrations.
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China's PLA soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets

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China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in shorts and t-shirts made a surprising appearance in some Hong Kong streets on Saturday, briefly helping residents clean up debris and barricades after anti-government protests blocked roads.
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Suspected gunman in California high school shooting dies in hospital

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The student who killed two classmates and wounded three others before shooting himself in the head on his birthday died on Friday of his wounds, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office said in a statement.
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Ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Friday that fresh elections could be held without him, potentially removing an obstacle to choosing a new leader in the South American country thrown into turmoil by his resignation over a contested vote.
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President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying during an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation.
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