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North Korea to send team to Winter Games, South to consider easing bans after talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it would send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily so the visit could take place.


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Posted 2018/01/09 10:51:35

Morrisons and Tesco shine in Christmas sales battle

LONDON (Reuters) - British supermarket chain Morrisons beat sales growth forecasts over Christmas while industry data indicated market leader Tesco probably outperformed smaller rivals during the festive season.


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Posted 2018/01/09 10:37:34

Why are baby green sea turtles turning female?

Climate change means more than 99% of green sea turtles in some areas of the Great Barrier Reef are now female, researchers have said.
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Posted 2018/01/09 09:23:00

Tesco top in UK Christmas trading battle - Kantar Worldpanel

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest supermarket group Tesco was the best performer over Christmas, Kantar Worldpanel said on Tuesday, with a 3.1 percent rise in sales in the past 12 weeks beating its "big four" rivals Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons.


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Posted 2018/01/09 09:22:50

UK retailers report biggest fall in non-food spending since 2009 - BRC

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Inflation-squeezed British shoppers cut back on almost everything other than food in the last three months of 2017, leading to the biggest fall in non-grocery spending since 2009, industry figures showed on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/01/09 07:53:23

North Korea to send Olympic team to South Korea

North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month's winter Olympics in South Korea - a diplomatic breakthrough during rare talks between the two rivals.
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Posted 2018/01/09 01:24:00

Gay Indian prince opens LGBT centre at palace

A gay Indian prince has opened up his palace to the LGBT community as the country's top court prepares to re-examine the law on homosexuality.
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Posted 2018/01/08 19:33:00

Man throws faeces around airport terminal

An American tourist has been arrested after rampaging naked around a Thai airport and throwing faeces while allegedly high on Viagra.
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Posted 2018/01/08 18:20:00

The questions Seoul really wants to ask North Korea

North and South Korea are staging diplomatic talks for the first time in more than two years, as the North prepares to send athletes to the Winter Olympics.
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Posted 2018/01/08 13:07:00

Iran bans English lessons in primary schools

Iran has banned the teaching of English in its primary schools, a senior education official has said.
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Posted 2018/01/08 10:59:00

Burning oil tanker may explode as body found

The body of a crew member has been found on a burning oil tanker off China's east coast.
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Posted 2018/01/08 07:54:00

Asian shares scale ten-year peak, oil elevated on Iran unrest

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares flirted with 10-year highs on Thursday as solid economic data from the United States and Germany reinforced investors' optimism, while oil prices hovered at a 2-1/2-year high with unrest in Iran stoking supply disruption concerns.


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Posted 2018/01/04 04:14:42

Friends of arrested Reuters reporter in Myanmar pour out hearts on social media

YANGON (Reuters) - Ever since Reuters Myanmar reporter Wa Lone was arrested on Dec. 12 on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act, friends and former colleagues have poured out their hearts and expressed hopes for his release on social media.


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Posted 2018/01/04 02:23:26

Seaplane hoisted from river after fatal crash

The seaplane which crashed killing five Britons in Australia on New Year's Eve has been hoisted from the river where it sank.
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Posted 2018/01/04 02:06:00

Tony Blair warns British voters - time is running out to stop Brexit folly

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday warned voters that time was running out to reverse Brexit, a folly he said would torpedo Britain's remaining clout and be regretted for generations to come.


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Posted 2018/01/04 00:08:50

Labour Party grassroots support second Brexit vote - survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Eight out of 10 grassroots members of Britain's opposition Labour Party want a referendum on the terms of the country's exit from the European Union, according to a survey published on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/01/04 00:06:21

Gems worth millions stolen from exhibition

Thieves have stolen several items of Indian maharajahs' treasures owned by a member of the Qatari royal family.
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Posted 2018/01/03 21:49:00

Uber is sued over payment for mobile ads it called fraudulent

(Reuters) - A British mobile advertising agency has sued Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] to force the ride-hailing company to pay millions of dollars of bills that Uber had refused to pay after claiming that ads being generated were fraudulent.


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Posted 2018/01/03 21:34:08

Possible terror link after fatal Ireland stabbing

A Japanese man has been stabbed to death in a series of attacks in Dundalk, in the Republic of Ireland.
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Posted 2018/01/03 20:32:00

Trump in scathing attack on former top aide

Donald Trump has launched an attack on former chief strategist Steve Bannon, ahead of the release of an unflattering book.
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Posted 2018/01/03 18:25:00