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Magnitude 5.6 quake hits western Turkey, no casualties

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey’s western province of Denizli on Wednesday, damaging some buildings and knocking bricks and tiles to the ground in the rural area, according to witnesses, officials and the Turkish quake monitor. There were no immediate reports of casualties, according to mayors and administrators of districts at Read More

'Your grandparents returned in caskets': Australia, New Zealand slam Erdogan's Christchurch comments

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The Australian PM has demanded the withdrawal of “offensive remarks” by the Turkish president, who invoked the deaths of soldiers form Australia and New Zealand in the Ottoman Empire when criticizing the Christchurch mass shooter. Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is currently campaigning for his party ahead of local elections on March 31, referred to Read More

China clones ‘Sherlock Holmes of police dogs’ to cut time and cost of K9 training

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Beijing used the skin of a veteran police dog, credited with helping to solve many murders, to create its younger clone. Officials hope that the K9 cloning program will drive down cost and time required for dogs’ training. A three-month-old pup named Kunxun, China’s first ever cloned police dog, arrived at a canine-training base in 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

Fed's balance sheet plan, economic outlook under microscope

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday is expected to hold interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year, and release long-awaited details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet. Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Read More

Sick of human politicians? 25% of Europeans would prefer AI government

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More than a quarter of Europeans would rather have their countries’ important political decisions made by artificial intelligence than their elected and unelected human officials, according to a surprising new survey. Fully one in four Europeans said they were “somewhat or totally in favor of letting an artificial intelligence make important decisions about the running Read More

Firefighters contain petrochemical blaze, Texas expands air monitoring

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Firefighters late Tuesday contained a raging inferno at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside of Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days as Texas officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring. The blaze at Mitsui unit Intercontinental Terminals Co in Deer Park, Texas, was reduced to Read More

Asian shares slip from 6-month high ahead of Fed policy decision

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped from six-month highs on Wednesday as investors took profits ahead of a policy decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve which is expected to shed more light on its interest rate plans for the rest of the year. A man walks past an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage Read More

'Ready to go': US set for UK trade deal after Brexit, says Trump aide

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By Cordelia Lynch, US correspondent Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton has told Sky News that America is “ready to go” with a US-UK trade deal. In a UK exclusive, the former US ambassador to the UN said: “We are ready to go, we are ready to go.” “Trade minister Liam Fox would be Read More