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Thousands shelter as 'screaming, howling' Cyclone Debbie hits north Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia’s northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through Queensland state’s far north.


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Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body still in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The body of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid reports the remains of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon leave the country.


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Chaebol reform at forefront of South Korea presidential campaign – again

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea‚Äôs family-run conglomerates are facing calls for a shakeup in their governance from a leading candidate in May’s presidential election, following the ouster of former President Park Geun-hye in a burgeoning influence-peddling scandal.


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Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations, a move meant to bolster domestic energy production but which environmentalists have vowed to challenge in court.


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Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank, will testify

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December.


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Two dead, others injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack

LONDON (Reuters) – At least a dozen people were injured and two reported dead in London on Wednesday after a car crashed into pedestrians near the British parliament and an assailant stabbed a policeman in what police called a terrorist incident.


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Sinn Fein says opposes extension to Northern Ireland government talks

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s largest nationalist party Sinn Fein will oppose any extension to next week’s deadline to form a new government and any attempt to return to direct British rule of the province, its president Gerry Adams said on Wednesday.


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Trump faces uphill struggle to get healthcare bill support before U.S. House vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets.


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Sears shares sink as creditors, investors fret over going-concern risk

(Reuters) – Sears Holdings Corp’s shares tumbled as much as 16 percent on Wednesday as bondholders and investors questioned how long the retailer could remain in business after it flagged doubts that it could continue as a going concern.


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Merkel's conservatives ahead of Germany's Social Democrats: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives were ahead of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) in the latest poll published six months before what is shaping up to be a tight national election.


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