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Humvee car bomb kills more than 100

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The Taliban has rammed a car bomb into a military base in Afghanistan, killing more than 100 people including eight special commandos. The vehicle – an American-made armoured Humvee captured from Afghan forces – was rammed through a checkpoint at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) training centre in Maidan Shahr. After the device had Read More

Huge backlog could trigger new wave of shale oil

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The number of drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs) in the US shale patch has skyrocketed by roughly 60 percent over the past two years. That leaves a rather large backlog that could add a wave of new supply, even if the pace of drilling begins to slow. The backlog of DUCs has continued to swell, Read More

Oil firms as China's slowdown not as steep as some expected

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices firmed on Monday after data showed China’s economic slowdown was not as big as some analysts had expected, with supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries also offering support. FILE PHOTO: A VLCC oil tanker is seen at a crude oil terminal in Ningbo Zhoushan port, Read More

International worries as China's consumption and economy slows

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Picture China’s economy and you might be thinking of massive factories, gigantic airports or train stations built from scratch in 24 hours. For another view, you could follow Xu Liqiang as he threads the streets of Beijing in a beaten-up tuk-tuk (motorised rickshaw). Xu is 21 years old and a “kuaidi” (express delivery) driver. Each Read More

How OPEC is helping U.S. oil reach a tipping point

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By Julian Lee on 1/20/2019 Photo: OPEC building. NEW YORK (Bloomberg Opinion) — The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published its first detailed monthly oil forecast for 2020 and it shows something that should strike fear into the hearts of OPEC ministers — from the fourth quarter, America will export more oil than it imports. Read More

Bombing St. Pete & sinking trade ships: ‘Deterrence’ plan of Estonian journo slammed in Moscow

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A major Estonian news outlet has run an opinion piece suggesting the country purchase a “missile system” that could hit Russia’s St. Petersburg as a means of ‘deterrence’. Moscow blasted the idea as a provocation. Seemingly obsessed with a hypothetic ‘Russian aggression’ against his home country – an Estonian journalist Vahur Koorits has come up Read More

170 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean sinkings

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Up to 170 migrants are feared dead after two accidents in which dinghies sank in the Mediterranean after leaving North Africa for Europe. One of the vessels capsized off Libya after departing the country on Thursday, prompting the Italian navy to stage a rescue operation. But Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the International Organisation Read More

Acclaimed photographer & video journalist working for RT’s video agency killed in Libya clashes

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Colleagues are mourning the death of Mohamed Ben Khalifa, a freelance photographer who worked for RT’s video agency Ruptly and AP. Khalifa was killed by a stray shell south of Tripoli while on the job. Ben Khalifa was killed on Saturday near Libya’s capital, Tripoli, which has seen a flare-up of violence between rival militias since Read More

Acclaimed photographer & video journalist working for RT's video agency killed in Libya clashes

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Colleagues have been mourning the death of Mohamed Ben Khalifa, a freelance photographer who worked for RT’s video agency Ruptly and AP. Khalifa was killed by a stray shell south of Tripoli while on the job. Ben Khalifa was killed on Saturday near Libya’s capital, Tripoli, that has been seeing a flare-up of violence between Read More

Bangkok pollution 'at crisis level' as planes trigger rain

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Doctors in Thailand are warning Bangkok could face a pollution Health crisis if it does not address its smog problem. On several occasions this week hazardous dust particles known as PM 2.5 reached unsafe levels in 30 of the city’s 50 districts. The government has been using water cannon to try to clear the dust, Read More