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According to official figures, the Indian economy grew at an average rate of 7.5% in 2015, faster than the 6.9% growth in China. In recent...

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President Barack Obama will ask the US Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus. The Zika virus, which is transmitted...

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Chicago police officer Robert Rialmo, who fatally shot black teenager Quintonio LeGrier in December 2015, is suing the student’s family for $10 million, claiming...

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A leopard has been captured in a Bangalore school after injuring six people. A scientist and a forestry employee were among those mauled during the...

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Venezuela’s stores will halve their work hours to four a day in order to comply with the government’s energy rationing rules. According to ministers, a...

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Haitian President Michel Martelly has left office at the end of his term amid tension over how he is to be replaced. No successor has...

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According to a People's Bank of China report, the country's foreign currency reserves plunged by $99.5 billion in January 2016. China has been running down...

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Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio was attacked by several GOP rivals for the party's nomination to run for the White House, in a fractious...

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North Korea has launched a long-range rocket, which critics say is a test of banned missile technology. But according to local media, North Korea had...

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According to Japan’s government, North Korea will launch the satellite-bearing rocket between February 7 and 14. Pyongyang previously said the satellite launch would take place...

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At least 13 people have been killed after an earthquake has toppled buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan. The 6.4-magnitude quake struck just...

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According to the new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US economy added 151,000 jobs in January 2016. The new jobs helped to...

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A massive crane has collapsed in lower Manhattan, killing one person and injuring at least two others. The FDNY confirmed the fatality and is on...

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Pope Francis will meet the head of Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, in Cuba next week. The Russian Orthodox Church said the "persecution of Christians"...

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Asian shares were in mixed territory on February 5 ahead of a closely watched US monthly jobs report. Japan's Nikkei 225 closed down 1.32% to...

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The first one-to-one Democratic debate saw Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashing over Wall Street and foreign policy. Hillary Clinton cast Bernie Sanders as an...

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A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Spain, the health ministry confirmed. This is the first such case reported in Europe. Spain’s...

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Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing on the company's drug pricing policy. Martin Shkreli invoked his constitutional...

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South Korea's defense ministry and Japanese media say North Korea appears to be preparing to launch a long-range missile. Activity has been spotted at a...

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Donald Trump's jet made an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 3 because of engine trouble, officials said. The Boeing 757 was flying to...

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Donald Trump has called for a new Republican election in Iowa, accusing the winner, Ted Cruz, of fraud. The billionaire pointed to the fact that...

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Rand Paul has decided to drop out of the White House race after a disappointing fifth place finish in the Iowa caucuses. The Kentucky senator...

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South African President Jacob Zuma will repay some of the $23 million the government controversially spent on upgrading his private rural home in Nkandla. In...

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Georgia has executed its oldest death row inmate, 72-year-old Brandon Astor Jones. The man was sentenced to the death penalty 36 years ago, after being...

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South Korea warns North Korea it will "pay a harsh price" if it goes ahead with its plan to launch a satellite into space. North...