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Chinese scientists insert human brain gene into monkeys
April 26, 2019
The experiments could create a new kind of monkey — and a big ethical dilemma
Uber prepares for $100 billion IPO
April 26, 2019
In the leadup to a public listing for the ride-hailing company, some drivers objecting to their pay and working conditions.
North Korea gave U.S. $2 million medical bill for Otto Warmbier
April 26, 2019
North Korea hit the U.S. with a $2 million bill for the hospital care of Otto Warmbier. The American student was held in a North Korean prison and died shortly after returning home. Paula Reid reports.
N. Korea handed U.S. $2M bill for Otto Warmbier's medical expenses
April 25, 2019
President Trump has said he takes Kim Jong Un at his word, after the North Korean leader claimed he was unaware of Warmbier's condition
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UK to allow limited 5G access to Huawei despite concerns
April 26, 2019
The UK enters into a deal with the Chinese telecoms company to provide parts of the 5G network, despite security threat.
Sri Lanka bombings: All the latest updates
April 26, 2019
Health ministry lowers death toll by more than 100 saying several victims of Easter bombings were double-counted.

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New Zealand police red-faced as thief steals 11 guns from station
April 26, 2019
A burglar stole 11 guns from a police station in New Zealand, some of which were surrendered to authorities in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Christchurch, police said on Friday.
Hamas shifts tactics in bitcoin fundraising, highlighting crypto risks: research
April 26, 2019
The armed wing of Hamas is using increasingly complex methods of raising funds via bitcoin, researchers say, highlighting the difficulties regulators face in tracking cryptocurrency financing of outfits designated by some as terrorist groups.
Sri Lankans urged to avoid mosques, churches amid fears of more attacks
April 26, 2019
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday police are looking for 140 people believed to have links with the Islamic State group, which has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels.
Peru to sign MoU to join China's Belt and Road club in coming days: Chinese ambassador
April 26, 2019
Peru will sign a memorandum of understanding to join China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative in coming days, China's ambassador said on Wednesday, despite recent warnings from the United States about the Beijing's rise in Latin America.
North Korean leader warns of a return to tension, blames U.S. 'bad faith'
April 26, 2019
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States, warning that a state of hostility could easily return, North Korean media said on Friday.
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NEWS • Report
Uber Lowers Its Valuation Target
April 26, 2019
Uber ratcheted down its target valuation to a range of about $80 billion to $90 billion for its initial public offering.
Uber Lowers Its Valuation Target
April 26, 2019
Uber ratcheted down its target valuation to a range of about $80 billion to $90 billion for its initial public offering.
China's Xi Vows New Direction for 'Belt and Road' After Criticism
April 26, 2019
China’s President Xi Jinping signaled a recalibration of his global infrastructure-building program as he sought to assuage foreign critics who blame Beijing for pushing excessive lending onto developing economies.
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GRU chief warns of ISIS & Al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Latin America
April 26, 2019
Preview The activity of jihadists affiliated to Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, has been spotted in Latin America as they recruit fighters and promote extremist ideology among the local Muslims, Russian GRU chief Igor Kostyukov said.
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Macron suggests shrinking Schengen zone because EU migration policies 'do not work'
April 26, 2019
Preview The Schengen agreement and the current migrant-sharing mechanism are deeply flawed and need urgent fixing, French President Emmanuel Macron has said. Europe must "have borders" even if it means a smaller Schengen zone, he said.
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US may soon attempt Venezuela-style 'colored revolutions' in Nicaragua & Cuba – GRU chief
April 26, 2019
Preview The US is ready to use all means to remove the unwanted socialist governments of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba from power in order to achieve full control over Latin America, Russian GRU chief Igor Kostyukov has warned.
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NEWS • Analysis
See the Video for Taylor Swift’s Romantic New Song ‘ME!’
April 26, 2019
The track marks a stylistic departure from her 2017 album Reputation
Here’s Who Lives, Dies and Comes Back to Life in Avengers: Endgame
April 26, 2019
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. When Thanos gathered the Infinity Stones so he could snap his fingers and destroy half of all life in the universe in Avengers: Infinity War, many superheroes disappeared. Despite the initial shock, few fans thought they were actually gone for good. After all, characters like Black Panther…
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As Turkey’s economy slows, attitudes toward Syrian refugees harden
April 27, 2019
Most Turks now want them to go back
Though Bosnia’s demise has long been predicted, it is surviving
April 27, 2019
Even its president thinks the country should be abolished
Why the European Parliament elections will be the most European yet
April 27, 2019
Nationalists and pro-Europeans alike are gearing up
Vietnamese migrants are thriving in Poland and Czechia
April 27, 2019
A notoriously anti-migrant bit of Europe seems to have embraced them
Brexit kills a small town’s tiny tourism business
April 27, 2019
The geographical centre of the EU will shift
Congress fails to claw back the right to wage war
April 27, 2019
President Donald Trump vetoes a law to end America’s role in the Yemen war
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