Japan's cherry blossoms are confused by typhoons

Japan's cherry blossoms are confused by typhoons

Japan weather in recent months mimic conditions which cause cherry blossoms to bloom, even though it is not yet springtime.
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Boeing 737 MAX forced to make emergency landing

Boeing 737 MAX forced to make emergency landing

One day before the Federal Aviation Administration gets ready to inform lawmakers of plans to overhaul safety oversight, a Boeing 737 MAX was forced to make an emergency landing due to an engine-related problem. Conway G.
Bank shares lead Wall Street higher

Bank shares lead Wall Street higher

U.S. stocks gained on Tuesday, with financials snapping a five-day losing streak as Treasury yields stabilized above 15-month lows.
Financial tips for Millennials

Financial tips for Millennials

Payne Capital Management financial advisor Courtney Dominguez discusses the markets and doles out advice for young investors in an interview with Reuters' Fred Katayama.
Cameroon offers cash and training for new farmers

Cameroon offers cash and training for new farmers

Young people in Cameroon are being offered free training and a $200 grant to take up a career in agriculture. For some, it's already paying dividends.
Democrats "expect" full Mueller report by April 2

Democrats "expect" full Mueller report by April 2

A fight is brewing between Democrats and Republicans over the public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Nathan Frandino has more.
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Mozambique braces for cholera after cyclone

Mozambique braces for cholera after cyclone

Large crowds of people waited for treatment at medical centres in the central districts of the Mozambique city of Beira on Tuesday as government made preparations for a cholera outbreak that it says is inevitable amid the devastation left by Cyclone
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Stocks can still gain before recession hits

Stocks can still gain before recession hits

The S&P 500 tends to do quite well until just before the start of a recession, says Ladenburg Thalmann's Jaime Desmond in an interview with Reuters' Fred Katayama.
Activists battle Bed Bath & Beyond

Activists battle Bed Bath & Beyond

A trio of activist investors seeks to oust the board of Bed Bath & Beyond and its long-time CEO. As Fred Katayama reports, the beleaguered retailer's shares skyrocketed on the news.
Pope refuses worshippers from kissing his ring

Pope refuses worshippers from kissing his ring

Pope Francis prefered a handshake and repeatedly withdrew his hand as worshipers bowed & tried to kiss the ring on it.
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EU lawmakers back copyright reforms targeting Google, Facebook

EU lawmakers back copyright reforms targeting Google, Facebook

EU lawmakers have endorsed an overhaul of the bloc's two-decade old copyright rules, which will force Google and Facebook to pay publishers for use of news snippets and make them filter out protected content.
Migrants in Libya face horrific sexual violence

Migrants in Libya face horrific sexual violence

Refugees and migrants trying to reach Italy through Libya are victims of widespread and horrific sexual violence, according to a study by the Women's Refugee Commission.
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Thousands rally in Yemen to mark four years of war

Thousands rally in Yemen to mark four years of war

Thousands of Yemenis rallied in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday to mark the fourth anniversary of a war that has killed tens of thousands of people and pushed the country to the verge of starvation. Saskia O'Donoghue reports
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OxyContin maker reaches $270 million settlement

OxyContin maker reaches $270 million settlement

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, reached a $270 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the company of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic.
Oil rises to $68 as supply cuts outweigh economic worry

Oil rises to $68 as supply cuts outweigh economic worry

Oil rose to around $68 a barrel on Tuesday as OPEC supply cuts and expectations of lower U.S. inventories outweighed concern about weaker demand due to an economic slowdown.
Suit unsuitable: NASA nixes first all-women spacewalk

Suit unsuitable: NASA nixes first all-women spacewalk

What should have been a giant leap for womankind has turned into a stumble on the path to equality after U.S. space agency NASA cancelled the first all-female spacewalk due to a lack of a spacesuit in the right size.
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Midwest farmers struggle amid floods, trade war

Midwest farmers struggle amid floods, trade war

Frustration and fear are building across the flood-hit U.S. farm country, as many farmers are forced to deal with devastated land, crops, equipment and livestock as they struggle with the financial hardship caused by a U.S.-China trade war.
Uncertainty reigns as McGregor retires amid comeback talks

Uncertainty reigns as McGregor retires amid comeback talks

Conor McGregor’s announcement that he is to retire from mixed martial arts (MMA) sent shockwaves around the sporting world on Tuesday, but in a sport that seldom plays by normal rules it could mean his comeback is closer than ever.
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Newtown father dies in apparent suicide

Newtown father dies in apparent suicide

Police say the father of one of the children killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday.
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Sites of destruction in Gaza following overnight Israeli raids

Sites of destruction in Gaza following overnight Israeli raids

Cross-border fighting between Israel and Hamas have abated but tensions remain high as Israeli forces massed along Gaza frontier.
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Uber buys Middle East rival Careem for $3.1bln

Uber buys Middle East rival Careem for $3.1bln

Uber is buying Middle East rival Careem for $3.1bln, giving the ride hailing app a much needed win after it was forced to divest several units due to heavy losses.
Samsung Elec flags earnings miss as chip prices slide

Samsung Elec flags earnings miss as chip prices slide

In an unprecedented statement ahead of its earnings guidance, Samsung says first-quarter profit will likely miss market expectations due to falls in chip prices and slowing demand for display panels.
Scores rescued and aid delivered to Mozambique cyclone survivors

Scores rescued and aid delivered to Mozambique cyclone survivors

Disaster relief groups rescued hundreds trapped in floodwaters without water and food in Buzi and Beira in Mozambique a week after it was battered by cyclone Idai.
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Israel ramps up border security amid Gaza clashes

Israel ramps up border security amid Gaza clashes

Israel has deployed tanks and extra troops along its border with Gaza after a day and night of intense fighting, triggered by a rocket strike north of Tel Aviv on Monday morning. Gracie Jerome reports
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Apple's losing a smartphone turf war in China

Apple's losing a smartphone turf war in China

Domestic brands in China are wooing consumers with top-notch hardware and innovative features as they move upmarket in the $500-$800 price range. The result: a loss of share in a key segment for Apple Inc and fresh price cuts for iPhones by Chinese r