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Retailer ASOS to create 1,500 UK jobs over three years

LONDON (Reuters) - British online fashion retailer ASOS plans to add 1,500 new jobs at its London headquarters, the latest tech business to announce new investment in Britain despite the country's vote to leave the European Union.


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Posted 2016/12/12 08:31:46

Plane slides off runway as snow hits US Midwest

A winter storm moving across the US Midwest and Great Lakes region has sparked severe weather warnings - forcing a plane to slide off a runway and grounding hundreds of flights.
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Posted 2016/12/12 07:40:00

Oil price surges on new production cut deal

Oil prices have surged by more than 6% after OPEC and other producers reached their first deal since 2001 to reduce output.
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Posted 2016/12/12 07:06:00

Syria monitor says government seizes another Aleppo district

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday government forces had seized the eastern Aleppo neighbourhood of Sheikh Saeed from rebel fighters in overnight fighting, meaning the opposition has now lost 90 percent of the area they once held in the city.


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Posted 2016/12/12 06:28:54

Goldman says non-OPEC output cut deal aimed at inventory glut

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs said the formal agreement by non-OPEC oil producers this weekend in Vienna to help curb output was reached with a goal of "normalization" of inventories and not necessarily just at raising oil prices.


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Posted 2016/12/12 05:59:08

Oil surges after output cuts, strong dollar weighs

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped to their highest levels in a year and a half on Monday after OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed to cut oil output to ease a global glut, while the U.S. dollar extended gains before a Federal Reserve meeting this week, at which a rate hike is widely expected.


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Posted 2016/12/12 03:18:06

Finance Minister English named as New Zealand prime minister

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English was confirmed as the country's new prime minister on Monday, as expected, a week after John Key announced his surprise resignation after eight years in the role.


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Posted 2016/12/12 01:51:08

UK home sales solid in November, prices to rise in 2017 - Rightmove

LONDON (Reuters) - Buoyant property sales in England and Wales in November show that the housing market has steadied after Britain's decision to leave the European Union and asking prices for homes look set to rise by 2 percent next year, property data firm Rightmove said.


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Posted 2016/12/12 00:57:30

Exclusive - Syrian rebels get proposal to quit Aleppo, jihadists retake Palmyra

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels have received a U.S.-backed proposal to leave Aleppo along with civilians under safe passage guaranteed by Russia, rebel officials said as government forces closed in on Sunday, but Moscow denied a deal had been reached.


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Posted 2016/12/12 00:42:21

Oil surges as non-OPEC, OPEC producers agree on output cuts; dollar strong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped more than 5 percent on Monday after OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed to curb oil output and ease a global glut, while the U.S. dollar extended gains ahead of an expected rate hike this week.


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Posted 2016/12/12 00:40:05

Britain to adopt new anti-Semitism definition to fight hate crime

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday it would become one of the first countries to adopt an international definition of anti-Semitism to clamp down on hate crime after an increase in the number of reported incidents targeting Jews.


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Posted 2016/12/12 00:35:54

British Chambers of Commerce nudges up 2017 growth forecast, cuts 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The British Chambers of Commerce nudged up its forecast for economic growth next year but downgraded the outlook for 2018 due to inflation pressures and ongoing uncertainty as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, it said on Monday.


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Posted 2016/12/12 00:34:06

Cairo church bombing kills 25, raises fears among Christians

CAIRO (Reuters) - A bombing at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49, many of them women and children attending Sunday mass, in the deadliest attack on Egypt's Christian minority in years.


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Posted 2016/12/11 22:02:59

Children suspected of double suicide attack

Two children, thought to be aged seven or eight, were responsible for a double suicide bombing that killed one person and injured 17, officials said.
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Posted 2016/12/11 20:43:00

Kurdish militants claim responsibility for Istanbul attack that killed 38

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An offshoot of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claimed responsibility on Sunday for twin bombings that killed 38 people and wounded 155 outside an Istanbul soccer stadium, an attack for which the Turkish government vowed vengeance.


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Posted 2016/12/11 18:14:12

First non-stop flight between UK and Australia

Qantas is launching the first non-stop passenger flight between London and Perth, a journey that will take 17 hours.
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Posted 2016/12/11 15:27:00

Saudi hits new oil output record in Nov amid OPEC cut talk

VIENNA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia pumped record-high amounts of oil in November, amid talks over a global deal to cut production, defying market expectations of lower output on slower domestic demand and refinery maintenance.


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Posted 2016/12/11 13:24:55

Kurdish militants claim Istanbul stadium blasts

Turkey has vowed vengeance for the victims of twin blasts outside a football stadium in Istanbul that killed 38 people, as Kurdish militants claimed responsibility.
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Posted 2016/12/11 10:08:00

Turkey says Kurdish militants may be behind soccer bombing that killed 38

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said on Sunday that Kurdish militants may be responsible for the two bombs that killed 38 people and wounded 155 in what looked to be a coordinated attack on police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul after a match between two top teams.


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Posted 2016/12/11 09:53:45

Oil truck fireball kills at least 42 in central Kenya - aid worker

NAIVASHA, Kenya (Reuters) - A fireball from an oil lorry engulfed vehicles on one of Kenya's main highways, killing at least 42 people late on Saturday, a rescue worker at the scene said.


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Posted 2016/12/11 08:56:25