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China's auto, internet giants set up 9.76 billion yuan fund to invest in ride-sharing industry

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FILE PHOTO: A man stands near the logo of Alibaba Group at the company’s newly-launched office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s major automobile and internet companies, including Chongqing Changan Automobile, Alibaba and Tencent, are setting up a 9.76 billion yuan ($1.46 billion) joint venture to Read More

Little sun bear's facial mimicry reveals complex social skills

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sun bears, the smallest of the world’s eight bear species, are generally solitary animals, content to spend most of their time alone outside mating season, foraging for fruit, rodents, birds and insects in Southeast Asian tropical forests. FILE PHOTO: A sun bear is seen inside a semi-natural enclosure at a bear rescue Read More

SAExploration Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

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HOUSTON, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAEX, OTCQB: SXPLW) today announced plans to release its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 on Monday, March 25, 2019 after close of trading. SAE has also scheduled a conference call for Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Read More

Exclusive: How Iran fuel oil exports beat U.S. sanctions in tanker odyssey to Asia

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SINGAPORE/BAGHDAD/TRIPOLI (Reuters) – At least two tankers have ferried Iranian fuel oil to Asia in recent months despite U.S. sanctions against such shipments, according to a Reuters analysis of ship-tracking data and port information, as well as interviews with brokers and traders. FILE PHOTO: A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush Read More

Malaysian man busted trying to smuggle HUMAN EMBRYO into India

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A Malaysian national was arrested after authorities discovered a human embryo in a concealed canister in his luggage, and now they believe he may have been part of a larger embryo smuggling ring. Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials made the arrest last Friday after finding the embryo in a specialized nitrogen-packed canister concealed in Read More

Malaysia threatens WTO challenge to EU's move to drop palm biofuel

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Land that has been cleared is pictured at an oil palm plantation in Johor, Malaysia February 26, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia on Saturday threatened to bring a World Trade Organization challenge if the European Union goes ahead with recommendations to phase out palm oil from transport fuel used in the bloc. Read More

Global recycling crisis shows West can’t use poorer countries as dumping grounds

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India has followed China’s lead and banned imports of solid plastic waste from in an effort to tackle its own environmental crisis — but the move has added to an ever-growing global recycling and plastics crisis. One year ago, the Chinese government implemented its ‘National Sword’ policy, which put a stop to the massive flow Read More

Airlines with buyers' remorse may use Boeing 737 MAX ban to revise orders

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DUBLIN/SINGAPORE/MONTREAL (Reuters) – The grounding of Boeing’s global 737 MAX fleet has brought headaches for airlines that need to find alternative aircraft to fly in their place, but it has given some carriers a welcome opportunity to re-evaluate orders for the plane. FILE PHOTO: A Southwest Airlines Co. Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft taxis after Read More

French investigators start black box data review from Ethiopia crash

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WASHINGTON/PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – France’s air safety agency on Friday began studying data from the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX plane that crashed in Ethiopia, as regulators the world over grounded the plane and the U.S. planemaker halted deliveries of its latest model. Men unload a case containing the black boxes from the Read More

French investigators set to examine black box data from Ethiopia crash

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WASHINGTON/PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – French investigators on Friday will begin analyzing data from the black boxes of the Boeing 737 Max plane that crashed after takeoff from Addis Ababa killing 157 people, the second such calamity involving the aircraft since October. Men unload a case containing the black boxes from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Read More