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Mitsubishi says Singapore-based oil trader lost $320 million in unauthorized trades

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:42
Mitsubishi Corp , Japan's biggest trading house by revenue, said on Friday a trader at its Singapore-based unit has lost $320 million through unauthorized transactions in crude oil derivatives, and the matter has been reported to the police.
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'Save our future': Striking students demand global climate action

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:37
Hundreds of thousands of students, office workers and other protesters took to the streets around the world on Friday to demand global leaders gathering for a U.N. climate summit take urgent action to avert an environmental catastrophe.
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German coalition reaches deal on new climate package: source

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:37
Germany's governing parties on Friday agreed a new climate protection package, including a domestic carbon price and the possibility of more stringent measures in future, a source close to the talks said.
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Special Report: The three young women racing to defuse a climate-change bomb

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:37
Banking hard over the whitecaps off the west coast of Norway, the jetliner flying Dominika Pasternak and her fellow scientists descends so sharply that it seems for a moment as if the crew is about to ditch them all in the drink.
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Millions of young people, led by Sweden's Thunberg, to strike for climate action

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:37
With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland will take off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent measures to stop environmental catastrophe.
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Canada's Trudeau takes campaign to ethnically diverse Toronto amid blackface scandal

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:36
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, embroiled in a blackface picture scandal, will appear on Friday in the country's most ethnically diverse city where he will make an announcement on gun control in a bid to get his campaign back on issue.
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Wall Street opens slightly stronger amid stimulus hopes, easing trade tensions

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:35
U.S. stocks opened marginally higher on Friday as an interest rate cut by China's central bank and signs of co-operation on trade between the world's two largest economies allayed concerns about a slowdown in global growth.
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Britain's Thomas Cook scrambles for $250 million to avert collapse

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:31
Britain's Thomas Cook needs to find an extra 200 million pounds ($251 million) to satisfy its lenders or one of the world's oldest holiday company risks collapse, potentially stranding thousands of holidaymakers across Europe.
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China's Xi speaks to Saudi Arabia's King on phone: Xinhua

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:28
Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke to Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Friday, state news agency Xinhua reported.
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Fire-damaged rooster from Notre-Dame's spire goes on display

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:23
A battered copper rooster that used to sit atop the spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral is to go on public display more than five months after the massive fire that almost burnt the iconic building to the ground.
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Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:53
Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 laborers and children to pluck the dry fruit.
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Afghanistan hospital attack deaths rise to 39, with 140 wounded: Afghan official

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:53
A Taliban suicide bombing of a hospital in southern Afghanistan killed 39 people, almost doubling the previous death toll of 20, a provincial governor spokesman said on Friday.
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Afghan President Ghani promises to introduce measures to prevent civilian casualties in war against militants

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:52
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday promised to introduce measures to prevent civilian casualties in the ongoing war against militants, a day after at least 30 civilians were killed in a U.S. drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province.
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Senior Iranian military adviser threatens broad response to any U.S. move

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:50
Iran maintained its defiant stance against the United States in the wake of attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure claimed by a Tehran ally, saying on Friday it would resist any U.S. plots against it "from the Mediterranean, to the Red Sea and to the Indian Ocean".
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'Do your jobs': Striking students demand leaders act on climate

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:32
Tens of thousands of students were taking to the streets across Asia and Europe on Friday for a global strike demanding world leaders gathering at a U.N. climate summit adopt urgent measures to avert an environmental catastrophe.
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Germany's coalition to detail carbon-free plans after marathon talks

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:32
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Friday unveil a major new climate protection package thrashed out by parties in her coalition through the night ahead of Friday's global day of protests by activists demanding action on climate change.
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FedEx pilot detained in China for suspected weapons smuggling

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:25
Chinese authorities in the southern city of Guangzhou detained a U.S. pilot for FedEx Corp last week on suspicion of smuggling weapons and ammunition after finding suspected air gun pellets in his luggage, the foreign ministry said on Friday.
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Buttigieg, Harris head to Iowa, seeking to rise into 2020 Democratic top tier

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:04
Democratic presidential hopefuls Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris return to the crucial state of Iowa this weekend with pressure mounting on them to break into the top tier of 2020 election contenders.
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Amnesty accuses Hong Kong police of abuses, torture of protesters

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 05:55
Amnesty International accused Hong Kong police on Friday of torture and other abuses in their handling of more than three months of pro-democracy protests, but the police say they have shown restraint on the street in the face of increased violence.
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Lebanese PM after Macron talks: France working to reduce escalation after Aramco attack

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 05:51
France is working to "reduce the escalation" following an attack on Saudi oil installations, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Friday following talks with French President Emmanuel Macron.
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