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More than 100 killed in Mali militia attack – reports

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More than a hundred people, including pregnant women and small children, have reportedly been killed by an ethnic militia in Mali. Armed men dressed as traditional Donzo hunters assaulted people in the central villages of Ogossagou and Welingara, the mayor of the nearby town of Bankass, Moulaye Guindo, told Reuters. The village chief of Ogossogou Read More

Take Five: Take it easy, central banks – World markets themes for the week ahead

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(Reuters) – Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis 1/ TAKE IT EASY With the U.S. Federal Reserve well Read More

U.S. existing home sales surge, boosted by Fed's signal on rates

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. home sales surged in February to their highest level in 11 months, a sign that a pause in interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve was starting to boost the U.S. economy. FILE PHOTO: An existing home for sale is seen in Silver Spring, Maryland February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron The Read More

More shale, who cares? Saudi Arabia pushes for at least $70 oil

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DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Budget needs are forcing Saudi Arabia to push for oil prices of at least $70 per barrel this year, industry sources say, even though U.S. shale oil producers could benefit and Riyadh’s share of global crude markets might be further eroded. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Read More

Rescuers dig for survivors after deadly Africa cyclone, Beira 'desperate'

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Shortages of water and food stoked frustrations in Mozambique’s Beira city on Friday as a swathe of southern Africa scrambled for survival following a powerful cyclone that killed hundreds of people and may have affected hundreds of thousands more. Survivors of Cyclone Idai, listen to a volunteer from Mozambique Red Cross, Read More

Asian shares hit 6-1/2-month high on tech hopes, U.S. data

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares hit 6-1/2-month highs on Friday after upbeat U.S. data and optimism in the tech sector lifted Wall Street stocks, helping calm some of the jitters sparked by the Federal Reserve’s cautious outlook on the world’s biggest economy. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at an electronic stock quotation board outside a Read More

Cyclone Idai: More than 500 dead and figure set to rise

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Aid workers are scrambling to get food and water to desperate survivors of the devastating cyclone that hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, as thousands remain trapped by floods. Some people in the Mozambique port city of Beira are still clinging on to rooftops or trees almost a week after Cyclone Idai struck. At least 240 Read More

NYSE wins Uber, Pinterest listings: sources

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc and Pinterest, two of the highest profile internet companies planning to go public this year, have picked the New York Stock Exchange as the venue for their stock listings, according to sources familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A Pinterest banner hangs on the facade of the New Read More

Facebook stored 7 years of passwords in plaintext, but it’s OK, they’re trustworthy!

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Over half a billion Facebook users’ passwords sat unsecured on the company’s servers for years, the company has admitted, after an investigation uncovered the egregious bug – but it’s OK, only Facebook employees could access them. Facebook acknowledged the glaring oversight after an anonymous employee blew the whistle to Krebs on Security, admitting “hundreds of Read More

Cyclone survivors clinging on to trees as they await rescue

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Aid workers are scrambling to get food and water to desperate survivors of the devastating cyclone that hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, as thousands remain trapped by floods. Some people in the Mozambique port city of Beira are still clinging onto rooftops or trees almost a week after Cyclone Idai struck. At least 217 people Read More