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Samsung to buy US auto parts supplier Harman for $8 bn

Samsung to buy US auto parts supplier Harman for $8 bn

(The Daily Star)- Samsung Electronics said Monday it would buy U.S. auto parts maker Harman International Industries for $8 billion in a bid to enter the growing market for automotive technology to produce "connected" cars. Board members of Samsung -- the world's largest producer of...

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Heavy pollution shuts schools in Iran's capital

Heavy pollution shuts schools in Iran's capital

Tehran officials shut schools Monday as the first of the winter season's heavy pollution hit the Iranian capital. A blanket of choking brown-white smog descended on the city Sunday, blocking out the view of the mountains that line its northern edge and leading many of its 14 million...

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Kerry in Oman for Yemen peace talks

Kerry in Oman for Yemen peace talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Monday in Muscat, Omani state media said, for talks expected to focus on efforts to end Yemen's 19-month conflict. ONA news agency said Kerry will be in the Gulf sultanate for two days, in one of his last trips as secretary of state before President...

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Violence Escalates Between Myanmar Forces and Rohingya

Violence Escalates Between Myanmar Forces and Rohingya

Violence between a persecuted Muslim population and Myanmar security forces escalated over the weekend as two soldiers were killed by crudely armed attackers, according to government officials and Muslim residents. In retaliation, troops of the Buddhist-majority government burned villages deep...

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At least two dead in New Zealand earthquake

At least two dead in New Zealand earthquake

At least two people were killed and more fatalities were feared after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand just after midnight Monday, Prime Minister John Key said. Nearly seven hours after the first quake struck, the prime minister confirmed two fatalities, saying "we cannot rule...

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South Korea prosecutors bid to question president over scandal

South Korea prosecutors bid to question president over scandal

(The Guardian)- South Korean prosecutors have said they will question the president, Park Geun-hye, this week over a snowballing corruption scandal involving a close friend that has triggered massive protests calling for her resignation. The scandal centres on Park’s confidant, Choi...

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University of Michigan student wearing a hijab was threatened to be set on fire

University of Michigan student wearing a hijab was threatened to be set on fire

A University of Michigan student was approached by a stranger who threatened to set her on fire with a lighter if she didn’t remove her hijab, police said. The incident occurred between 5:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday just outside the campus in Ann Arbor. Police said the woman complied and left....

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Hillary Clinton blames defeat on FBI director James Comey

Hillary Clinton blames defeat on FBI director James Comey

(Sky News)- Hillary Clinton has blamed FBI director James Comey for her surprise defeat in the US election. She pointed the finger during a conference call with her top campaign funders, according to two participants in the call. Mrs Clinton led in almost every poll before America...

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U.N. food agency appeals for $152 million in aid for Afghan refugees

U.N. food agency appeals for $152 million in aid for Afghan refugees

The United Nations on Sunday appealed for $152 million to provide shelter, sanitation and food for a huge influx of refugees returning to Afghanistan from Pakistan. Pakistan has stepped up the pressure for its 1.5 million registered Afghan refugees to return home, citing security concerns....

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Toyota agrees to $3.4 bn rust dispute settlement

Toyota agrees to $3.4 bn rust dispute settlement

Toyota has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit and pay approximately $3.4 billion to owners of trucks and SUVs in the United States who complained that their vehicles lacked proper rust protection. The agreement relates to some 1.5 million Toyota Tacomas, Sequoias and Tundras sold in the...

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Anti-Trump protesters fill streets across the US in fifth day of demonstrations against the President-elect

Anti-Trump protesters fill streets across the US in fifth day of demonstrations against the President-elect

(Independent)- Thousands of marchers took to the streets of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago on Saturday as protests continued across the US following the election of Donald Trump as president. At least 25 cities have seen major anti-Trump demonstrations in the five days since the controversial...

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US Embassy in Afghanistan closes after attacks

US Embassy in Afghanistan closes after attacks

The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan has closed following deadly insurgent attacks on a German Consulate and an American military base. In a statement late Saturday, the embassy says it will be "closed for routine services" Sunday "as a temporary precautionary measure." The unusual decision...

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Eight dead in clashes between Myanmar army and militants in Rakhine

Eight dead in clashes between Myanmar army and militants in Rakhine

(The Guardian)- Eight people died and 36 were arrested in clashes between the Myanmar army and what the government believes are Rohingya Muslim militants in northern Rakhine State, state media said on Sunday, in the largest escalation of the month-old conflict yet. Skirmishes took place...

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South Korean leader to come under investigation

South Korean leader to come under investigation

South Korean leader Park Geun-hye is set to become her country’s first sitting president to be questioned by prosecutors, according to sources cited by local media Sunday. Park conceded back on Nov. 4 that she would be prepared to cooperate with investigators looking into a power abuse...

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Venezuela government, opposition reach tentative deals in dialogue

Venezuela government, opposition reach tentative deals in dialogue

Venezuela's government and opposition on Saturday reached tentative deals in the areas of elections and foreign aid as part of a Vatican-backed dialogue process, though the agreements fell far short of initial opposition demands. Allies of President Nicolas Maduro will consider letting...

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Turkey issues travel warning about US, cites protests

Turkey issues travel warning about US, cites protests

Turkey has issued a travel warning for its citizens about going to the United States, citing violent protests following Tuesday's contested presidential election as well as increasing verbal and physical attacks and harassment of an "anti-immigrant" and "racist" nature. In a statement posted...

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'Million'-strong protest piles pressure on S. Korea president to quit

'Million'-strong protest piles pressure on S. Korea president to quit

Pressure on South Korea's scandal-hit president to resign escalated sharply Saturday, with organisers claiming a million-strong turnout at one of the largest -- and loudest -- anti-government protests the country has ever witnessed. Chanting "Step down Park Geun-Hye!" enormous crowds,...

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Four Americans killed in Afghanistan blast

Four Americans killed in Afghanistan blast

Four Americans were killed Saturday in a huge explosion inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said. The Americans -- two servicemembers and two contractors -- were killed at Bagram Airfield by "an apparent suicide bomber," Carter said in a...

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