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Amid pandemic, investors bet on India's Jio and its giant-killer playbook

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 23:58
From its Silicon Valley-like campus near Mumbai, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Jio telecom carrier is emerging as a winner from changes in the way Indian consumers plug into a digital economy made more urgent by the coronavirus pandemic.
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South Korea seeks arrest warrant for Samsung heir in merger probe

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 23:55
South Korean prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant against Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee and two former company executives, they said on Thursday, in an investigation of a controversial 2015 merger and alleged accounting fraud.
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Minnesota attorney general says first-degree murder charge still possible

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 23:52
Minnesota Attorney General Ellison said on Wednesday that if the prosecution gets evidence to support a first-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd case it will be presented to a jury.
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Hong Kong legislature starts voting on controversial China national anthem bill

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 23:41
Hong Kong's Legislative Council started voting on a controversial national anthem bill on Thursday that would make disrespecting China's national anthem a criminal offence.
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Candles to light up Hong Kong on fraught Tiananmen anniversary

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 23:32
Many people in Hong Kong plan to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square by lighting candles across the city on Thursday, circumventing a ban on the usual public gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Asian shares hit two-month high as economic optimism spreads

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 23:05
Asian shares rose to a two-month high on Thursday as government stimulus expectations supported investor confidence in an economic recovery from the global coronavirus pandemic.
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'No justice, no peace': Tens of thousands in London protest death of Floyd

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 22:30
Tens of thousands of people chanting "no justice, no peace, no racist police" marched through central London on Wednesday to protest against racism after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
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Fired U.S. State Department watchdog confirms probe of Saudi arms sale

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 22:14
A State Department inspector general abruptly fired by President Donald Trump last month confirmed on Wednesday that he was investigating the declaration of a "national emergency" to justify arms sales to Saudi Arabia when he was dismissed, members of the U.S. Congress said.
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Snapchat removes Trump account from curated promotional section

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 22:01
Snap Inc said it would no longer promote U.S. President Donald Trump's account in Snapchat's Discover section, saying his incendiary comments last week made the account ineligible for the curated section where users explore new content.
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Trump's church visit, response to George Floyd's death frustrate some advisers

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 21:57
President Donald Trump's bellicose response to the racial unrest engulfing the United States and his controversial visit to a church after the forced clearing of peaceful protesters have sparked divisions and frustration among some White House staff.
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New charges in Floyd killing may give prosecutors clearer path to conviction

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 21:48
Prosecutors seeking to put a former Minneapolis police officer in prison for the death of George Floyd bolstered allegations on the use of force but stopped short of calling the killing intentional in a move legal experts said could ease the path to a conviction.
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ACLU sues Minnesota police, alleging harassment of journalists at protests

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 21:45
The American Civil Liberties Union has accused Minnesota law enforcement of wrongly arresting, injuring and harassing journalists covering unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis police custody.
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Amazon is sued over warehouses after New York worker brings coronavirus home, cousin dies

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 21:45
Amazon.com Inc has been sued for allegedly fostering the spread of the coronavirus by mandating unsafe working conditions, causing at least one employee to contract COVID-19, bring it home, and see her cousin die.
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U.S. prosecutor says UAW takeover remains option after ex-president pleads guilty

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 21:42
The United Auto Workers still needs to reform and a federal takeover remains an option, the U.S. prosecutor leading the investigation of corruption within the union told Reuters on Wednesday after the UAW's former president pleaded guilty to embezzlement.
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Anti-government 'Boogaloos' charged with planning violence at Las Vegas protests

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 21:26
Three Las Vegas men alleged to be part of the extremist Boogaloo movement have been arrested and charged with planning to cause violence and destruction during protests in the city over the police killing of George Floyd.
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Republicans blast FBI Russia probe as Rosenstein defends Mueller

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 20:43
Republican allies of President Donald Trump attacked the FBI's probe of his 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday, but failed to get a key witness to agree that former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation was unfounded.
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Early Facebook staffers denounce Zuckerberg stance on Trump posts

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 20:41
Nearly three dozen former employees from Facebook's early days on Wednesday blasted Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to act against incendiary posts by U.S. President Donald Trump as "cowardly" and a "betrayal" of company ideals.
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All four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd death

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 20:29
Prosecutors on Wednesday leveled new criminal charges against four Minneapolis police officers implicated in the death of an unarmed black man who was pinned by his neck to the street during an arrest caught on video, sparking nine days of nationwide protest and civil turmoil.
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From power lunches to plywood: Vandalized Washington boards up business

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 20:29
Days after outbursts of arson and vandalism struck downtown Washington following peaceful protests against police brutality, the largely deserted heart of the U.S. capital resembles a city girding for a hurricane.
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Explainer: Are asymptomatic COVID-19 patients safe or silent carriers?

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 20:17
China said 300 symptomless carriers of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicentre of the pandemic, had not been found to be infectious, in a bid to reassure people as countries ease restrictions. But some experts say asymptomatic infections are common, presenting a huge challenge in the control of the disease.
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