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Mattis says too soon to say if Afghan attack will affect ballot

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – It is too soon to say how an attack in Afghanistan that killed a top security chief would affect voter turnout in Saturday’s elections, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, but added that the U.S. military’s mission was unaltered. FILE PHOTO: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks with the media before an enhanced honor cordon arrival of ...

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Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward by eight years to 2032, MPs have said. The government’s current plans to ensure all new cars are “effectively zero emission” by 2040 were “vague and unambitious”, a report by Parliament’s business select committee said. It also criticised cuts to subsidies and ...

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Instant View: China’s third quarter GDP rises 6.5 percent year-on-year, slowest since 2009

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s third quarter economic growth slowed to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, and missed expectations, as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite. The economy grew 6.5 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, slower than the second quarter, the National ...

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Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police ‘search forest’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have already searched the Saudi consulate and consul’s residence Police in Turkey investigating the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expanded their search, reports say. Unnamed Turkish officials say his body may have been disposed of in a nearby forest or on farmland. Mr Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi ...

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China’s third quarter GDP growth slowest since 2009, misses expectations

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s third quarter economic growth slowed to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, and missed expectations, as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite. FILE PHOTO: A worker puts finishing touches to an iPal social robot, designed by AvatarMind, at an assembly plant in ...

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Amnesty International points to extrajudicial killings in Nicaragua

MANAGUA (Reuters) – Human rights organization Amnesty International said on Thursday it had documented at least six “possible extrajudicial executions” in Nicaragua during a government crackdown on protests against President Daniel Ortega. Nicaragua has been roiled by unrest since demonstrations began against planned welfare cuts by Ortega’s government in April, which then spiraled into a wider protest against him. The ...

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