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Month: November 2017

Indonesia shuts Bali's airport for third day due to volcanic ash

AMED, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia shut its airport on Bali for a third consecutive day on Wednesday due to a volcanic ash cloud, as the rumbling Mount Agung volcano continued to paralyze flights on the holiday island and… Read More

Bitcoin rises above $10,000 for the first time on BitStamp

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Virtual currency bitcoin rose to an all-time high above $10,000 on trading platform BitStamp on Wednesday. Source: Reuters Top News

North Korea ICBM test may show Washington within range

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea launched what officials said was likely an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew high into space before landing near Japan on Wednesday, showing Pyongyang may now be able to reach Washington, D.C. with… Read More

Black caucus members urge U.S. Representative Conyers to resign: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some of Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyers’ colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are pressing the 88-year-old lawmaker to resign amid sexual harassment allegations against him, two senior House Democratic aides said on Tuesday…. Read More

Singapore charges activist for organizing assemblies without permit

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore authorities charged human rights activist Jolovan Wham on Wednesday for organizing public assemblies without a police permit, prompting rights groups to call on the government to guarantee the right to peaceful assembly. Source:… Read More

China partially lifts ban on group tours to South Korea: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) – Chinese government said on Tuesday it would allow travel agencies in Shanghai and Shandong to resume sales of group tours to South Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday, citing a high-ranking official. Source:… Read More

SoftBank offers to buy Uber shares at 30 percent discount

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp is offering to purchase shares of Uber Technologies Inc at a valuation of $48 billion, a 30 percent discount to its most recent valuation of $68.5 billion, a person familiar… Read More

Hawaii to resume Cold War-era nuclear siren tests amid North Korea threat

(Reuters) – Hawaii this week will resume monthly statewide testing of its Cold War-era nuclear attack warning sirens for the first time in about 30 years, in preparation for a potential missile launch from North Korea, emergency management… Read More

Backlash as Beijing fire safety blitz forces exodus of city's underclass

BEIJING (Reuters) – In Xinjiancun, a ramshackle village of migrant workers on the far southern fringe of Beijing, demolition machinery tears into buildings as residents drag out the last of their belongings under the gaze of police and… Read More

Alabama Senate candidate Moore calls allegations 'dirty politics'

HENAGAR, Ala. (Reuters) – Embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore said on Monday the allegations of sexual misconduct against him were evidence of the moral failings of leaders in Washington and meant to distract attention from the… Read More