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Samsung shares tumble amid concerns its foldable phones 2019-04-18 03:49:00One analyst told CNBC, however, that the issue is "over-stretched" and likely to be resolved by the phone's launch.

Major banks raise China growth forecasts after surprise 2019-04-18 03:13:00China's better-than-expected first quarter GDP growth is spurring economists at Citi, Barclays and ING to raise their growth forecasts for this year,

Check out BMW's first electric race car at 2019-04-18 02:54:00Amid the Shanghai Auto Show's BMW exhibition area, the company's first electric race car is resting, hot off the tracks.

Toyota shows off electric vehicle concept car that 2019-04-18 02:42:00The Rhombus is a concept car for a battery-powered electric vehicle targeted at consumers born after 1990.

Jokowi is set to win another term as 2019-04-18 02:06:00"Quick counts" tallied by private pollsters based on samples of actual votes showed that Indonesia's incumbent President Joko Widodo is set to beat

A viral outbreak in China might make dinner 2019-04-18 01:28:00Pork prices in China may soar more than 70% by next year as hog populations plunge. And high prices won't stay limited to China.

Quake of magnitude 6.1 hits Taiwan coastal city, 2019-04-18 01:26:00An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, the weather bureau said, but there were no immediate reports of d

Asia Pacific shares slip; Aussie dollar spikes after 2019-04-17 19:51:00Major Asia Pacific markets closed lower on Thursday, with Indonesia's benchmark index bucking the overall trend as stocks jumped on election hopes. M

North Korea says it tested a 'powerful warhead' 2019-04-17 17:59:00The latest revelation comes less than two months after the collapse of nuclear talks between Trump and Kim in Vietnam.

China's stock markets are up more than 30 2019-04-17 00:43:00China's stock markets have been on a tear so far this year, amid optimism about a possible trade deal with the U.S. and hopes that the economy may be

Departing Foxconn chairman says sea goddess told him 2019-04-16 23:44:00Terry Gou, who chairs the company that assembles iPhones and more, had told Reuters on Monday that he planned to step down from his role in coming mon

China says its first-quarter GDP grew by 6.4 2019-04-16 21:25:00Investors have been watching the health of the Chinese economy amid Beijing's ongoing trade dispute with Washington.

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China to Show New Warships as Beijing Flexes 2019-04-20 02:02:50China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy's founding, a seni

How the Smallest Bears 'Talk' to Each Other 2019-04-20 01:32:00One of the key components of empathy is what scientists call facial mimicry. It seems complicated, but is as simple as smiling when someone smiles at

Pompeo Dismisses North Korean Wish That He Not 2019-04-20 01:12:00Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dismissed a statement from a senior North Korean foreign ministry official saying they no longer want him involved if t

China's Political System Helps Advance Its Artificial Intelligence 2019-04-19 14:14:05Recent technological advances demonstrated by China have started an intense debate on whether it is set to take a lead in the field of artificial inte

Pompeo Dismisses N. Korea's Rejection of Him as 2019-04-19 12:37:41Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United

Sandiaga Emerges From Defeat in Indonesian Election as 2019-04-19 10:16:03As Indonesia’s presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto stood on stage claiming a victory in this year’s general elections that few could b

How Vietnam Quietly Built up 10 Islands in 2019-04-19 04:52:18Both China and Vietnam are building up tiny islets across Asia’s most disputed sea, but while China receives international criticism Vietnam rec

Thailand: US Man’s Seasteading Home Violates Sovereignty 2019-04-19 00:19:12Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the &ld

Authoritarian Leaders Fuel Hatred Toward Journalists Worldwide, Study 2019-04-18 13:22:54A report released Thursday concludes disdain for journalists throughout the world has increased during the past year, due primarily to the behavior of

Evangelical Group Says Laos Has Deported 3 American 2019-04-18 11:56:34A U.S.-based Christian evangelical organization says three of its American volunteers who were detained in Laos more than a week ago for proselytizing

North Korea's Kim to Meet with Russian President 2019-04-18 09:40:10North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin are to meet later this month in Moscow. The Kremlin announcement was made Thurs

Filipinos Start Evacuating From Libyan Capital 2019-04-18 08:47:41Philippine diplomats have started evacuating a small group of Filipinos from the Libyan capital after it was hit by a barrage of rocket fire that woun

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Japanese museum cleans up poop's image with colourful New! 2019-04-21 04:00:00TOKYO - A museum in Japan says it is trying to de-stigmatise faeces with what it calls the world's first exhibition of cute and colourful poop.

Easter Day bombs kill 138 in attacks on New! 2019-04-21 03:35:00COLOMBO - Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and p

Sad-eyed dog gets his own Facebook page after New! 2019-04-21 00:34:33BANGKOK - Boonrod, the dog rescued this week from the middle of the Gulf of Thailand, can now show off his own Facebook page with more than 6,000 foll

Bali hit by volcanic ash after Mount Agung New! 2019-04-20 23:59:55Volcanic ash hit parts of Bali, including Klungkung, Bangli, Denpasar, Badung and Tabanan on Sunday morning (April 21) following the eruption of Mount

Thailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high New! 2019-04-20 22:14:45BURIRAM, Thailand - A Buddhist monk fishes out a vial of cannabis oil from his robe and puts a drop under his tongue - one of many flocking to a weed

Overweight passenger who forced EVA Air flight attendants 2019-04-20 00:31:07An overweight Caucasian male passenger who forced several EVA Air flight attendants to remove his underwear and wipe his backside after he went to the

'World's smallest baby boy' set to go home 2019-04-19 06:33:49TOKYO - The world's smallest baby boy, who was born in October in Japan weighing as much as an apple, is now ready for the outside world, his doctor

Bangladesh girl burned to death on teacher's order: 2019-04-19 06:14:31DHAKA - A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police sai

'We don't know how rich we are': Bali 2019-04-19 01:46:02The Bali administration is drafting a regulation to identify and protect the province's cultural assets from piracy. "Bali is known for our cultura

Tokyo Electric Power to allow overseas staff to 2019-04-19 01:13:21TOKYO - Tokyo Electric Power plans to allow overseas workers coming to Japan under a new visa programme to work on the cleanup of its wrecked Fukushim

Phuket's Maya Bay to remain closed for additional 2019-04-18 05:40:47The Maya Bay beach, which has been closed to the public since last year to allow coral restoration and beach recovery, would remain closed to visitors

Bangkok boils as mercury soars in 35 provinces 2019-04-18 05:40:04The mercury rose to 40 degrees Celsius in Bangkok on Thursday while 35 provinces in upper Thailand also experienced hot to very hot spells amid risk o

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Egypt schedules referendum on constitutional changes 2019-04-17 10:26:37Parliament overwhelmingly approved the amendments on Tuesday. They would only extend a president's term in office from 4 to 6 years. But they include

Iran's Rouhani says floods revealed 'vicious' nature of 2019-04-17 10:16:44Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United States' reaction to floods that killed dozens of people had revealed Washington's

Two women elected to Qatar municipal council 2019-04-17 08:26:51

23-year-old Indian sailor missing from ship off Dubai 2019-04-16 22:32:14

Bahrain jails 138 for planning Iran-linked 'terror' group 2019-04-16 13:56:16

Egypt's lawmakers vote to extend president's term limits 2019-04-16 11:11:11

Iran's parliament labels entire US army as terrorist 2019-04-16 08:51:31State TV says Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami introduced the bill authorizing the government to act firmly in response to "terrorist actions" by U

Small fire at flashpoint Jerusalem holy site 2019-04-16 07:22:48A small fire broke out at a guard's booth in the courtyard at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem but was extinguished and the site r

Iran leader approves tapping sovereign fund for flood 2019-04-15 05:25:26On Sunday, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said the weeks of heavy rain across the country had caused an estimated $2.5 billion in damage to

Iranian who removed her headscarf jailed for a 2019-04-14 22:27:39

Special forces in search for NZ nurse held 2019-04-14 22:17:20New Zealand revealed that it had dispatched a special forces unit to Syria to search for nurse Louisa Akavi who was abducted by the Islamic State grou

Israeli delegation cancels talks at Bahrain conference 2019-04-14 12:42:10

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