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Football star wins Liberian presidential election

Former professional footballer George Weah has won the Liberia presidential run-off, according to officials.
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Posted 2017/12/28 18:12:00

Football star wins Liberian presidential election

Former professional footballer George Weah has won the Liberia presidential run-off.
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Posted 2017/12/28 18:12:00

Iranian women no longer face jail over dress code

Women in Tehran will no longer routinely face being locked up or prosecuted for failing to observe strict Islamic dress codes in force since the 1979 revolution, the Iranian capital's police chief has said.
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Posted 2017/12/28 17:22:00

Miners help FTSE 100 stay at record levels

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index steadied at record highs on Thursday as mining stocks rallied, though strength in the pound capped gains.


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Posted 2017/12/28 17:18:29

Apple, Epson face French legal complaints over allegedly shortening life of products

PARIS (Reuters) - Smartphone maker Apple and Japanese printer company Epson are facing legal complaints in France over allegedly speeding up the ageing process of their products to stimulate demand.


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Posted 2017/12/28 16:56:44

Russia loses £33m satellite over programming error

Russia lost a 2.6bn-rouble (£33m) weather satellite due to a programming error, the country's deputy prime minister has confirmed.
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Posted 2017/12/28 15:05:00

Russia loses satellite over programming error

Russia lost a 2.6bn-rouble (£33m) weather satellite due to a programming error, the country's deputy prime minister has confirmed.
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Posted 2017/12/28 15:05:00

Miners help FTSE 100 hold below record high

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index steadied below a record high on Thursday as mining stocks rallied, though strength in the pound capped gains.


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Posted 2017/12/28 14:51:01

Shakira postpones El Dorado world tour again

Shakira has pushed back the start date of her world tour for the second time as she battles vocal cord problems.
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Posted 2017/12/28 14:39:00

Brit medics tackle Rohingya diphtheria outbreak

A team of British medics is flying to Bangladesh to help stop a diphtheria outbreak from spreading through Rohingya refugee camps.
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Posted 2017/12/28 14:39:00

Italy PM meets president ahead of dissolution of parliament

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni was meeting President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday in the first formal step ahead of the dissolution of parliament which is necessary before an election can be called, a government source told Reuters.


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Posted 2017/12/28 14:34:09

Reuters reporters held in Myanmar were handed papers, then arrested - families

YANGON (Reuters) - Family members of two Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar said on Thursday the pair had told them they were arrested almost immediately after being handed some documents by policemen they had gone to meet.


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Posted 2017/12/28 14:31:06

Airbus seals $5.4 billion AerCap order for 50 A320neo planes

PARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus sealed on Thursday a formal order from AerCap for 50 Airbus A320neo planes, in a deal worth an estimated $5.4 billion (4.02 billion pounds) at list prices.


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Posted 2017/12/28 14:26:13

UK mortgage approvals hit 15-month low in November - UK Finance

LONDON (Reuters) - British banks approved the fewest mortgages in 15 months in November, when the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, industry figures showed on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/12/28 09:54:25

UK firms see fourth-quarter pickup, expect slowdown in early 2018 - CBI

LONDON (Reuters) - British businesses reported a pickup in growth in the three months to December but they expect a slowdown in early 2018 as high inflation takes its toll on households, the Confederation of British Industry said on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/12/28 09:45:47

Putin says St Petersburg supermarket bombing was terrorism

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said a bomb blast in a St Petersburg supermarket on Wednesday was an act of terrorism, and that security forces whose lives were threatened by terrorist suspects should shoot to kill if necessary.


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Posted 2017/12/28 09:28:39

Blast at Afghan news agency in Kabul kills dozens

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighbouring Shi'ite cultural centre in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students attending a conference.


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Posted 2017/12/28 09:21:10

Cook double-century puts England in command

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Alastair Cook struck a masterful, unbeaten double-century to drive England into a position of dominance on 491 for nine at the end of day three of the fourth Ashes test on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/12/28 09:12:07

Exclusive - Apple and Amazon in talks to set up in Saudi Arabia: sources

RIYADH (Reuters) - Apple and Amazon are in licensing discussions with Riyadh on investing in Saudi Arabia, two sources told Reuters, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's push to give the conservative kingdom a high-tech look.


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Posted 2017/12/28 09:04:08

Lego tower record claimed in memory of boy

A community has rallied to honour the memory of an eight-year old boy by building a tower out of Lego believed to be the tallest in the world.
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Posted 2017/12/27 19:24:00