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Likewise, retail sales growth eased to 10% from 10.3% in September. In the first 10 months, fixed-asset investment (FAI) by the private sector grew 5.8 percent year on year to 31.37 trillion yuan (about 4.73 trillion US dollars), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.
  • South Korea wants 'new heights' for ASEAN ties amid North Korea threat

    South Korea wants 'new heights' for ASEAN ties amid North Korea threat

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    Summit chairman Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, speaking ahead of Moon, also highlighted the "growing ties" of the regional bloc and South Korea in the past 28 years, calling the two parties "partners for peace and prosperity". We will start this meeting this afternoon with my statement. Trump had also delivered a sharp warning to North Korea in a speech at South Korea's parliament on Wednesday, telling the country: "Do not underestimate us".
  • Russia, China back war vs drugs

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    Across town, protesters from the militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) rallied outside Trump Towers, claiming the USA president had the intention of using the Philippines' territory to install more American military bases and that his heightened involvement in the country's affairs could drag them into war.
  • Khadim India shares list at Rs 727 on BSE

    Khadim India shares list at Rs 727 on BSE

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    The stock fell as much as 5 percent in early trade to hit day's low of Rs 712.50 while its pre-opening price of Rs 730 remained the highest level of the day. "So there is going to be a lot of improvement in the claims ratio and the combined ratio as well as the adjusted combined ratio". It finally ended at Rs 725.05, down 9.36 per cent.
  • Stalemate as refugees dig in at closed Australia camp in PNG

    Stalemate as refugees dig in at closed Australia camp in PNG

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    Inmates sent out photos showing a line of buses and police vehicles outside the camp, built on a former PNG naval base, a day after Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas gave them 24 hours to get out. I think it's clear that we don't see what's happening there as acceptable, that's why the offer's there'. "We have grave concerns over the situation on Manus Island but also for the refugees on Nauru and that our hopes it to lend a hand as far as we are able in helping to resolve the situation", ...
  • Eight Police Soldiers Killed In Farah Taliban Attack

    Eight Police Soldiers Killed In Farah Taliban Attack

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    He's now been questioned, as officials suspect a Taliban mole could have helped plan the ambush. According to Durani Taliban failed to gain control of the check posts and retreated. At least eight policemen were killed following a shooting at a security checkpoint in Afghanistan's western province of Farah on Monday, local TV channel Ariana News reported.
  • Syria war: Air strikes on market 'kill more than 50'

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    At least 43 civilians have been killed and dozens more wounded in three air strikes on a busy market in al-Atarib, a town in Syria's western Aleppo province. The zone mostly covers neighbouring Idlib province, which is largely held by opposition forces and a jihadist group formerly affiliated with Al-Qaeda.
  • BC Ferries dealing with sailing waits after cancellations due to high winds

    BC Ferries dealing with sailing waits after cancellations due to high winds

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    An updated wind warning from Environment Canada includes all of Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley out to Abbotsford, and parts of Vancouver Island. Kirsten Cameron had meant to catch the one o'clock ferry home to Victoria. "We'll just wait it out, there's nothing much else we can do". Several runs on the northern Gulf Islands were also affected. Most areas can expect to see winds between 70-80 km/hr and Environment Canada is warning people to secure loose belongings and watch out for ...
  • Amber Alert Issued for 3-Year-Old Last Seen in Stolen Vehicle

    Amber Alert Issued for 3-Year-Old Last Seen in Stolen Vehicle

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    Both were found in La Grange, an area just east of San Antonio between Houston. Law enforcement believe Gonzales to be in grave or immediate danger. The Mustang has a ripped black convertible top, black glass falling out, damage to the front left side, and a right tail light out. If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the San Antonio Police department at 210-207-7660.
  • Friends traumatised as man dies in woodchip fall

    Friends traumatised as man dies in woodchip fall

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    Authorities are investigating to determine exactly how the man was pulled into the machine, and whether he was using the woodchipper properly. Mr Algie said the man's two friends were "extremely distressed". He urged the community to take care around machinery. Mr Algie said: "There's very clear guidelines in terms of the paperwork that comes with these machines and also I noticed on the trailer there's a number of warning stickers in relation to how the machine should be used".
  • Prime Minister Pledges Defence Support To EU Following Brexit

    Prime Minister Pledges Defence Support To EU Following Brexit

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    May said that even as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, it remains committed to maintaining Europe's security through strong economic ties with allies and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. He expressed his readiness to cooperate with the Russian counterpart. It is why we have stepped up our military and economic support to Ukraine. She cited Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent comment that "when a state fails to observe universal rules of conduct and pursues its ...
  • New sanctions could be imposed on Iran over ballistic program

    New sanctions could be imposed on Iran over ballistic program

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    According to Mehr, the Iranian diplomat made the remarks after French President Emmanuel Macron took anti-Iran positions during his visits to Persian Gulf states of UAE and Saudi Kingdom. The National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Majlis, the Iranian parliament, also responded to the French President. The president passed the matter to the US Congress, giving lawmakers 60 days to decide whether to re-impose sanctions.
  • Lebanese cardinal arrives in Saudi Arabia to meet Hariri

    Lebanese cardinal arrives in Saudi Arabia to meet Hariri

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    Saudi Arabia has ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon post haste and has advised its people not to travel to the country from any other worldwide destinations. On Monday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said "we are preoccupied by the situation in Lebanon". "I have a family, and it is my right to protect them", Hariri said of his presence in Saudi Arabia.
  • Sessions Considering Second Special Counsel Into Clinton

    Sessions Considering Second Special Counsel Into Clinton

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    Special counsel Robert Mueller is now probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which, at least publicly, has focused on hacks into Democratic National Committee emails and meetings between Trump campaign officials and Russians. Representative Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said five congressional committees, including the oversight panel, had investigated the deal and "identified no evidence to substantiate allegations that Secretary Clinton ...
  • Trump Travel Order Gets Partial Go-Ahead

    Trump Travel Order Gets Partial Go-Ahead

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    The policy applied to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea , Somalia, Syria and Yemen plus some Venezuelan government officials and their families. "I'm pleased that family ties to the U". Separately on Monday, a group of refugee organizations and individuals filed a lawsuit in Seattle federal court challenging Trump's decision to suspend entry of refugees from 11 countries, nine of which are majority Muslim, for at least 90 days.