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Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

TURKU: Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday (Aug 18).

25 found dead as toll from Indian floods nears 120

25 found dead as toll from Indian floods nears 120

AHMEDABAD, India: The bodies of 25 people, including 17 members of a single family, were pulled from the mud on Wednesday (Jul 26) as the death toll from major flooding in India climbed towards 120, an official said.

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Saudi, allies unveil Qatar 'terrorist' blacklist

Saudi, allies unveil Qatar 'terrorist' blacklist

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and its allies unveiled a "terrorist" blacklist on Tuesday (Jul 25) of 18 organisations and individuals suspected of links with Islamist extremism that they said had ties with regional rival Qatar.

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Greece returns to debt markets after three-year hiatus

Greece returns to debt markets after three-year hiatus

ATHENS: Greece broke a three-year dry spell with a successful return to the debt markets on Tuesday (Jul 25), a symbolic victory for the beleaguered eurozone nation.

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Japan launches 'telework' campaign to ease Tokyo 2020 congestion

Japan launches 'telework' campaign to ease Tokyo 2020 congestion

TOKYO: Japan on Monday (Jul 24) launched a national exercise to encourage tens of thousands of commuters to work from home, in a bid to ease rail and road congestion before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and reform the country's workaholic culture.

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Global infra investment need to reach $97 trillion by 2040

Global infra investment need to reach $97 trillion by 2040

A ground-breaking new report by the G20’s Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) has outlined infrastructure investment needs globally and individually for 50 countries and seven sectors to reach $94 trillion by 2040.

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Oil producers seek further output cuts at Russia meeting

Oil producers seek further output cuts at Russia meeting

SAINT PETERSBURG: Global oil producers, meeting in Russia on Monday (Jul 24), called for stricter adherence to their agreement to cut output, with the inclusion of top African producer Nigeria.

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Bangkok Hackathon to save Southeast Asia’s energy system

Bangkok Hackathon to save Southeast Asia’s energy system

An international alliance of partners are going to launch the Smart Energy Hackathon in Bangkok during September 8-10 to accelerate the development of innovative software solutions to tackle energy challenges in Southeast Asia.

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IMF says global recovery on firmer footing

IMF says global recovery on firmer footing

WASHINGTON: The global economic recovery is on firmer footing as improving growth in China, Europe and Japan offset downward revisions for the United States and Britain, the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday (Jul 23).

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Thai police bust US$3m phone scam gang

Thai police bust US$3m phone scam gang

BANGKOK: A gang of 44 people from China and Taiwan have been arrested in Thailand for running an elaborate phone scam that conned US$3 million from scores of victims, police said Monday (Jul 24).

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Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor

Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor

TOKYO: Lava-like rocks believed to be melted nuclear fuel have been spotted inside Japan's stricken Fukushima reactor by an underwater robot, the plant's operator said at the end of a three-day inspection.

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French grape harvest heading to historic low

French grape harvest heading to historic low

PARIS: Knocked off course by a cold spring snap, French wine production from Bordeaux to Alsace has dropped dramatically this year and could hit "a historic low", according to the agriculture ministry.

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Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Kos (Greece) (AFP) - A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

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Neil Armstrong moon bag sells for US$1.8m in New York

Neil Armstrong moon bag sells for US$1.8m in New York

NEW YORK: A bag Neil Armstrong used to collect the first ever samples of the moon - which was once nearly thrown out with the trash - sold at auction on Thursday (Jul 20) for US$1.8 million, Sotheby's said.

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Indian man who played guitar during brain surgery makes recovery

Indian man who played guitar during brain surgery makes recovery

BANGALORE: An Indian man who strummed the guitar as surgeons operated on his brain demonstrated on Thursday (Jul 20) how the unusual procedure had cured the problem hindering his ability to play.

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Macron seeks to repair damage after army chief quit

Macron seeks to repair damage after army chief quit

ISTRES: French President Emmanuel Macron was to address troops at an air base on Thursday (Jul 20) as he sought to repair the damage following the resignation of a highly-regarded military chief who challenged the government's budget cuts.

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