Syria says Israeli rockets fired at Damascus

Syria says Israeli rockets fired at Damascus

Syrian state media report that Israeli rockets were fired close to the airport near Damascus overnight.
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Trump backs Israel's sovereignty over Golan

Trump backs Israel's sovereignty over Golan

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Middle East War. The recognition of the disputed area would mark a major shift in U.S. policy
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Mail bomb suspect Sayoc pleads guilty

Mail bomb suspect Sayoc pleads guilty

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to using weapons of mass destruction and other crimes in connection with mailing explosives to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Guaido's chief of staff detained after raid

Guaido's chief of staff detained after raid

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Thursday intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff during a pre-dawn raid, a move by President Nicolas Maduro that the Trump administration said would 'not go unanswered.' Lisa Bernhard
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Apple leads Wall Street higher

Apple leads Wall Street higher

A tech rally led by Apple pushed Wall Street higher on Thursday as jitters over the Federal Reserve's forecast of an economic slowdown were calmed by upbeat economic data.
Iraq ferry sinks, killing at least 79 people

Iraq ferry sinks, killing at least 79 people

At least 79 people died when an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river near Mosul in Iraq, medical sources told Reuters on Thursday.
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Buy this market on the dips, says Peter Cardillo

Buy this market on the dips, says Peter Cardillo

As Wall Street stages a broad rally Thursday, Spartan Capital's Peter Cardillo tells Reuters' Fred Katayama investors should buy this market on the dips.
Ex-Brazil President Temer arrested in graft probe

Ex-Brazil President Temer arrested in graft probe

Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in an investigation of alleged graft in the construction of a nuclear power plant, prosecutors said, threatening to delay debate over the government's ambitious fiscal reforms.
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May asks Brussels for more time to Brexit

May asks Brussels for more time to Brexit

Brussels looks likely to give Britain more time to get Brexit sorted, but there's a catch. Theresa May has to get her hated deal through parliament first.
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US-Turkey F-35 delivery on rocks amid missile row

US-Turkey F-35 delivery on rocks amid missile row

The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both the advanced aircraft and Russia's S-400 air def
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Robot mascot leads protest against autonomous weapons

Robot mascot leads protest against autonomous weapons

Activists call on the German government to champion a ban on "killer robots" or fully autonomous weapons that can kill without human involvement.
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Levi's soars in stock market return

Levi's soars in stock market return

Shares of Levi Strauss & Co surged 31 percent in their debut on Thursday, giving the U.S. jeans maker a market value of $8.7 billion.
Biogen shares tank on scrapping Alzheimer trials

Biogen shares tank on scrapping Alzheimer trials

Biogen and its partner, Eisai, are scrapping two late-stage trials for a potential treatment for Alzheimer's. As Fred Katayama reports, Biogen shares dropped 27 percent.
Ethiopia crash pilot lacked proper manuals, simulator training: source

Ethiopia crash pilot lacked proper manuals, simulator training: source

The pilot of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed near Addis Ababa never had a chance to use the airline's simulator, according to a Reuters source.
Deutsche CEO sees strong case for Commerzbank merger - source

Deutsche CEO sees strong case for Commerzbank merger - source

Deutsche Bank boss Christian Sewing believes there is a strong case for a merger with rival Commerzbank, according to a person with direct knowledge of his thinking.
Thousands still need rescuing after African cyclone

Thousands still need rescuing after African cyclone

The death toll from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique is likely to rise sharply, while hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans are now dependent on food aid. Millions have been affected across southeast Africa and have little other option than to wait for help.
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Yemen's villages starve as war enters fifth year

Yemen's villages starve as war enters fifth year

As Yemen's war grinds into its fifth year with diplomatic efforts to resolve it stalling, ten-year-old Afaf's father sees little hope he will be able to give his starving daughter the food or healthcare she needs.
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Midwest flooding makes a dent in farmers' wages

Midwest flooding makes a dent in farmers' wages

Record flooding has devastated a wide swath of the Midwest Farm Belt where many farmers have been struggling due to a U.S.-China trade war. Early estimates of lost crops and livestock, in the aftermath of the floods, are approaching $1 billion in Neb
UK: Brexit clouds gather, economy offers ray of light

UK: Brexit clouds gather, economy offers ray of light

British Prime Minister Theresa May heads for Brussels to request an extension to Brexit, a day after delivering an address urging lawmakers to vote through her withdrawal deal. But, as Francis Maguire reports, as Brexit clouds gather there was a bri
U.S. whiskey exports dry up as tariffs bite

U.S. whiskey exports dry up as tariffs bite

American whiskey exports slumped in the second half of 2018, taking a blow from higher duties by the country’s trading partners following President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, an industry group said on Thursday.
Mozambique cyclone survivors plucked from trees and roofs

Mozambique cyclone survivors plucked from trees and roofs

Three thousand people have been brought to safety from cyclone-hit areas in Mozambique, but 15,000 still need to be rescued.
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Tencent profit tumbles after Chinese gaming review

Tencent profit tumbles after Chinese gaming review

Tencent profits have taken a tumble after Chinese regulators conducted a review of the lucrative online gaming sector.
No Fed boost for European stocks as banks fall

No Fed boost for European stocks as banks fall

Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve abandoned forecasts for any rate hikes this year, but European stock markets fail to get a lift as the banking sector weighs up the prospect of a continued era of low rates.
Thai drag queen joins politics to challenge gender bias

Thai drag queen joins politics to challenge gender bias

A drag queen aiming to promote LGBT rights and gender equality has joined Thai politics ahead of the general election on March 24.
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China Geely Auto's full-year profit jumps 18 pct, shares climb

China Geely Auto's full-year profit jumps 18 pct, shares climb

China's Geely Automobile Holdings posted an 18 percent jump in annual net profit, driven by higher sales of its sedans and sports utility vehicles (SUVs). But, as Francis Maguire reports, Geely forecast flat sales growth in 2019 due to uncertainty ab