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Climate change poses ‘lifelong’ child health risk

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PARIS – Climate change will damage the health of an entire generation unless there are immediate cuts to fossil fuel ...

Burberry logs rising profit despite Hong Kong protests

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LONDON – Luxury British fashion house Burberry on Thursday logged rising interim profits despite the impact of ongoing ...
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Toxic smog delays Asian Tour golf in New Delhi

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INDIA – The start of a leading Asian Tour golf tournament was held up Thursday by toxic smog that has engulfed the Indian ...

Daimler says to cut jobs to save 1.0 billion euros by end-2022

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GERMANY – Daimler said Thursday it planned to cut jobs to save more than 1.0 billion euros ($1.1 billion) by the end of ...

Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

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DR CONGO – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola ...

Chinese state media deletes Hong Kong curfew tweet

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BEIJING – Chinese state media deleted a tweet Thursday claiming Hong Kong’s government was to announce a weekend curfew, ...
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Death toll in Australia bushfires rises to four

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AUSTRALIA – The death toll from devastating bushfires in eastern Australia has risen to four after a man’s body was ...

Indonesians quitting ‘rice addiction’ over diabetes fears

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JAKARTA – Indonesian Mirnawati once ate rice with every meal, but its link to diabetes convinced her to join a growing ...
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‘Blossom everywhere’: Hong Kong protesters evolve tactics

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HONG KONG – From “be water” to “blossom everywhere”, Hong Kong’s black-clad pro-democracy ...

The problem with diamonds is they keep getting cheaper

Americans are buying more diamond jewellery than ever before, but prices for most polished gems are falling
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Venetian anger after historic flood devastates city

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VENICE – Venetians woke Wednesday to devastating scenes after the highest tide in 50 years washed through the historic Italian ...

Cathay issues second profit warning in less than a month

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Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. issued its second profit warning in less than a month as Hong Kong’s flag carrier ...