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Huge blasts at Chinese port kill 44, with hundreds injured
TIANJIN, China (Reuters) - Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing at least 44 people, including at least a dozen fire fighters, officials and state media said on Thursday.
13 Aug 2015 08:00 - Share
Huge explosions in China's Tianjin port area kill 17, hurt 400: media
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Two massive explosions caused by flammable goods ripped through an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring around 400, official Chinese media reported.
12 Aug 2015 19:48 - Share
Islamic State claims huge truck bomb attack in Baghdad's Sadr City
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 76 people were killed and 212 wounded on Thursday in a blast claimed by Islamic State in Baghdad's Sadr City, police and medical sources said, one of the biggest attacks on the capital since Haider al-Abadi became prime minister a year ago.
13 Aug 2015 07:59 - Share
U.S. warns states against defunding Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has warned states moving to defund women's health group Planned Parenthood that they may be in conflict with federal law, officials said on Wednesday.
12 Aug 2015 18:39 - Share
China central bank tries to soothe global markets, says no reason for yuan to fall further
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's central bank said on Thursday there was no reason for the yuan to fall further given the country's strong economic fundamentals, in a bid to reassure jittery global markets after it devalued the currency earlier in the week.
13 Aug 2015 06:48 - Share
Former President Carter says he has cancer
(Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that recent liver surgery revealed he had cancer that had spread to other parts of his body.
12 Aug 2015 22:00 - Share
China efforts to slow yuan fall hoist Europe shares, bond yields
LONDON (Reuters) - European shares rallied on Thursday as calm returned to global markets after China's central bank said there was no basis for further depreciation of its yuan currency following a sharp devaluation this week.
13 Aug 2015 07:18 - Share
"Beauty of the Nile" may have had ancient makeover
BERLIN (Reuters) - An ancient Egyptian queen regarded as the Mona Lisa of the ancient world may not have been such a looker after all, German scientists said on Tuesday.
31 Mar 2009 01:16 - Share
China lets yuan fall further, fuels fears of 'currency war'
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's currency fell to a four-year low on Wednesday, slumping for a second day, after a central bank devaluation on Tuesday, and government sources believe the yuan may be allowed to slide even further to help the country's exporters.
12 Aug 2015 19:23 - Share
Lenovo faces Motorola hangover, cuts 3,200 jobs as sales slide, profit tumbles
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Lenovo Group Ltd (0992.HK) will lay off 10 percent of white-collar staff after sales of Motorola handsets fell by a third, raising doubts over the personal computer giant's bet that a money-losing brand it bought for nearly $3 billion will help it become a global smartphone leader.
13 Aug 2015 03:57 - Share
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