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Asian shares fall despite strong Wall Street; dollar near 22-month high
Equity markets in Asia faltered on Wednesday, amid losses in South Korea and worries that China has put any further stimulus on hold as the economy shows signs of regaining its footing.
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Death toll from Sri Lanka bombing attacks rises to 359: police
The death toll from the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said on Wednesday without providing any further details.
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Explainer: What was Hong Kong's 'Occupy' movement all about?
Occupy Central is the name given to the protests that paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for 79 days in late 2014.
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Hong Kong pro-democracy 'Occupy' activists jailed for role in mass protests
A Hong Kong court on Wednesday jailed key leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement in a move that highlights political divisions nearly five years after protests rocked the China-ruled city.
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Asian shares up after Nasdaq, S&P 500 hit record highs
Equity markets in Asia rose on Wednesday morning after upbeat earnings helped the Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes reach record closing highs on Wall Street overnight, while oil retreated from its near six-month highs.
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Record closing highs for S&P 500, Nasdaq
The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq registered record closing highs after a broadbased Wall Street rally on Tuesday, as a number of better-than-expected earnings reports eased concerns about a slowdown.
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Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear programme, a Kremlin official said.
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In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash
It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On a recent morning, the Rohingya refugee leaned back on a plastic chair in the Bangladesh camp where he lives, and translated the latest warning, sent over the WhatsApp messaging app.
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IMF: Initial Sri Lanka market pressures seem contained, tourism action needed
The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that initial financial market pressures on Sri Lanka appear contained following "horrific" Easter Sunday bomb attacks but decisive policy and security actions are needed to shore up the island's all-important tourism sector.
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Treasury's Mnuchin misses congressional deadline to hand over Trump tax returns
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to meet a final congressional deadline on Tuesday for turning over President Donald Trump's tax returns to lawmakers, setting the stage for a possible court battle between Congress and the administration.
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New Zealand has no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch: PM
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for deadly shootings on a mosques in Christchurch.
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Boeing sees FAA approving software fix in May, MAX ungrounding in July - sources
Boeing Co has told some 737 MAX owners it is targeting U.S. Federal Aviation Administration approval of its software fix as early as the third week of May and the ungrounding of the aircraft around mid-July, two sources told Reuters.
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Snapchat lures in users with new shows
Snap on Tuesday beat Wall Street targets for quarterly revenue as its photo-messaging app Snapchat added users for the first time in three quarters, backed by the popularity of its original shows and the launch of a new Android app.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departs for Russia by train on Wednesday: KCNA
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departed for Russia on Wednesday morning by private train, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Wednesday.
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Record highs set by Nasdaq, S&P 500 on upbeat earnings, oil gains
Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes setting record closing highs on Wall Street, while European energy shares posted their biggest daily gain since January as crude prices surged.
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Islamic State claims Sri Lanka blasts, as government says probe making progress
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand.
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Kushner says Mueller probe damaged U.S. more than Russia did
White House advisor and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election harmed U.S. democracy more than Moscow's interference did.
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Former U.S. vice president Biden to announce 2020 election run on Thursday
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday that he is seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for the 2020 election, a source familiar with the plans said on Tuesday.
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Kim Jong Un to meet Putin on Thursday - Kremlin
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program, a Kremlin official said.
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U.N. secretary-general calls Myanmar prosecution of Reuters reporters 'unacceptable'
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believes the prosecution of two Reuters reporters in Myanmar was "unacceptable" and will continue seeking their release, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
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White House aide Kushner says has urged Saudi prince to be transparent about Khashoggi killing
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday he had urged Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to be transparent about the circumstances surrounding the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Sri Lanka president to change defense heads after attacks
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday said he expects to change the heads of the country's defense forces within a day following their failure to prevent suicide bombs that killed over 300 people, despite the fact they had prior information about the attacks.
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S&P 500 flirts with record high on upbeat earnings
The S&P 500 was within striking distance of its all-time high on Tuesday as better-than-expected results from Twitter and a host of industrial companies eased concerns about slowing corporate profits.
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Oil advances anew, stocks gain on upbeat results
European energy shares had their best day since January on the back of higher oil prices on Tuesday while Wall Street rose on upbeat results that eased fears of slowing profits.
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Ex-USC soccer coach to plead guilty in college admissions scandal
A former University of Southern California assistant women's soccer coach has agreed to plead guilty to engaging in a racketeering scheme in which she accepted bribes to help wealthy parents get their children into the school as part of the largest college admissions scandal in U.S. history.
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Christchurch attack survivors offered New Zealand residency
New Zealand will grant permanent residency to all survivors of the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques in which 50 Muslim worshippers were killed, it said on Tuesday.
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Exclusive: After U.S. sanctions, Venezuela seeks to collect some oil payments via Rosneft
(This April 18 story corrects to make clear Reuters could not determine payments were made under the proposed arrangement, removes reference to Evrofinance Mosnarbank and clarifies that experts see no violation of sanctions)
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Alcohol shops in Mosul reopen two years after its recapture from IS
Almost two years after Iraqi forces recaptured the city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS), small shops selling alcohol are reopening their doors and new ones are appearing. 
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FBI assisting Sri Lanka authorities with probe of bomb attacks: FBI
The FBI is assisting Sri Lankan authorities with their investigation of the bomb attacks over the Easter weekend on three churches and four hotels, a spokeswoman for the U.S. law enforcement agency said on Tuesday.
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as technology shares gain
U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, led by gains in technology stocks and upbeat earnings from a handful of companies including Coca-Cola and Twitter.
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