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Arab alliance close to capturing Hodeidah airport, Yemen military says

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement fought on Saturday to keep a Saudi-led coalition from taking full control of the airport in the port city of Hodeidah, in an offensive the U.N. says could trigger a famine imperilling millions of lives.


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Posted 2018/06/16 16:01:27

Woman swallowed whole by giant 23ft python

A woman has been swallowed whole by a giant python as she gardened in Indonesia.
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Posted 2018/06/16 14:57:00

UK authorities release confiscated cannabis after boy hospitalised

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's interior minister used an exceptional power on Saturday to release medicinal cannabis oil that had been confiscated from an epileptic boy who was later hospitalised suffering from seizures.


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Posted 2018/06/16 12:36:17

Siemens wins $2 billion contract to build new London Tube trains

LONDON (Reuters) - A division of Germany's Siemens has been awarded a contract worth about 1.5 billion pounds ($2 billion) to design and build 94 new trains for the Piccadilly Line on London's metropolitan train network, known as the Tube.


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Posted 2018/06/16 12:30:14

2,000 children taken from their parents at US border

A controversial clampdown on immigration has caused nearly 2,000 children to be separated from their families at the US border over a six-week period.
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Posted 2018/06/16 09:05:00

Apple, Qualcomm battle over possible ban on some U.S. iPhone imports

(Reuters) - The staff of the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday recommended that a trade judge find that Apple Inc infringed at least one of Qualcomm Inc's patents, a move that could lead to blocking the import of some iPhones.


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Posted 2018/06/15 23:32:43

Saved but still suffering, Aquarius migrants head for Spain

ROME (Reuters) - Saved from death at sea but denied a place to land by Italy, the 629 migrants rescued by the charity ship Aquarius have endured an additional 700 nautical mile-trip to Spain that one of the rescuers blamed on "idiotic" politics.


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Posted 2018/06/15 23:15:59

Theranos founder Holmes, former president indicted for fraud

(Reuters) - Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes and the embattled blood-testing company's former president were indicted on charges that they engaged in schemes to defraud investors, doctors and patients, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday.


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Posted 2018/06/15 22:50:25

Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion (£37.6 billion) of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smouldering trade war between the world's two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind.


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Posted 2018/06/15 21:48:22

U.S. government says nearly 2,000 child separations at Mexico border in under two months

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The government said on Friday that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the U.S.-Mexico border between April 19 and May 31, as the Trump administration implements stricter border enforcement policies.


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Posted 2018/06/15 19:59:51

Ronaldo hat-trick sets World Cup alight

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Spain, including a late equaliser, as their World Cup clash ended 3-3.
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Posted 2018/06/15 19:50:00

Tesco raises pressure on rivals with new price cuts

LONDON (Reuters) - A new drive to cut food prices boosted Tesco's quarterly sales, turning up the heat on rivals three years after Britain's biggest retailer started work on a turnaround plan.


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Posted 2018/06/15 17:56:53

Mother and daughter jailed in UK after admitting terrorism charges

LONDON (Reuters) - A mother and daughter "filled with hate and toxic ideology" were jailed on Friday for planning terrorist attacks in London, including a likely knife rampage.


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Posted 2018/06/15 17:48:56

FSB accused of torturing suspects with electric shocks

Somewhere behind the sorry-looking compound walls of Remand Prison no. 6, an hour's drive south of St Petersburg, sits a 23-year-old fresh-faced computer programmer called Viktor Filinkov.
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Posted 2018/06/15 17:48:00

Ex-Trump aide Manafort jailed ahead of trial

Donald Trump's former campaign manager will be held in jail before his trial after a judge revoked his bail.
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Posted 2018/06/15 15:48:00

Becker claims bankruptcy immunity with Africa envoy role

Tennis legend Boris Becker is claiming diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in the UK.
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Posted 2018/06/14 22:56:00

Britons go on spending spree to mark royal wedding, sunshine

LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales jumped for a second month in a row in May, far outstripping expectations as a royal wedding and warm weather helped shoppers put a winter slump further behind them, data showed on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/06/14 09:16:55

UK stocks fall as monetary tightening spurs selloff

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's major stock index tumbled on Thursday as equities across Europe sold off, with investors positioning for a European Central Bank policy shift following a hawkish outlook from the U.S. Federal Reserve.


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Posted 2018/06/14 09:14:54

Civilians flee bombardment as Arab states pound Yemen port

ADEN (Reuters) - Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in Yemen's Hodeidah for a second day on Thursday, as a Saudi-led alliance tried to seize the main port in the largest battle of a war that has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis.


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Posted 2018/06/14 09:10:11

Rolls-Royce CEO cuts 4,600 jobs to boost profitability

LONDON (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce is to cut 4,600 jobs over two years in the latest attempt by boss Warren East to cut costs and make Britain's best known engineering company more profitable and dynamic.


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Posted 2018/06/14 08:53:05