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The show must go on: New York Fashion Week braves massive storm

The show must go on: New York Fashion Week braves massive storm

Published 10/02/2017

Models present creations from the Tadashi Shoji Autumn/Winter 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., February 9, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

New York Fashion week got off to a snowy start on Thursday with celebrities and the design world's elite braving a massive storm to watch models strut street-wear and gowns at some of the most important runway shows.

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Landslides kill 12 in Indonesian`s Bali, more rain expected

Landslides kill 12 in Indonesian`s Bali, more rain expected

Published 10/02/2017

Twelve people have been killed in three landslides across the Indonesian resort island of Bali, as torrential rain lashed the area, Indonesia's disaster agency said on Friday.

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Abe hopes to avoid landing in rough in golf outing with Trump

Abe hopes to avoid landing in rough in golf outing with Trump

Published 10/02/2017

With golf long regarded as a stern measure of character and a natural setting for deal-making, U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's weekend outing in Florida could be viewed as more than a leisurely bonding exercise between two world leaders.

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U.S., China military planes come inadvertently close over South China Sea

U.S., China military planes come inadvertently close over South China Sea

Published 10/02/2017

A KJ-200 surveillance aircraft of the Chinese Air Force flies during a training session for the upcoming parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, on the outskirts of Beijing, July 2, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A U.S. Navy P-3 plane and a Chinese military aircraft came close to each other over the South China Sea in an incident the Navy believes was inadvertent, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.

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Trump speaks with Afghan leader, U.S. commander calls for more troops

Trump speaks with Afghan leader, U.S. commander calls for more troops

Published 10/02/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the law enforcement at the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) Winter Conference in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Afghan counterpart discussed security in a phone call on Thursday, officials said, hours after the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said thousands more troops were needed to break a stalemate with the Taliban.

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Dollar at 1-1/2-week high vs. yen on Trump tax vow, U.S.-Japan summit awaited

Dollar at 1-1/2-week high vs. yen on Trump tax vow, U.S.-Japan summit awaited

Published 10/02/2017

U.S. dollar notes are seen in this November 7, 2016 picture illustration. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The dollar was buoyant on Friday, rising to a 1-1/2-week high versus the yen, on comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that he would announce the most ambitious tax reform plan since the Reagan era in the next few weeks.

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China officials punished for dozing in motivation meeting

China officials punished for dozing in motivation meeting

Published 10/02/2017

Six officials in central China's Hubei province have been punished for dozing off in a meeting on how to motivate lazy bureaucrats, state media and the local government said.

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Revived Clement eyes third hurdles world title

Revived Clement eyes third hurdles world title

Published 10/02/2017

Athletics - IAAF Athletics Diamond League meeting Zurich - Letzigrund stadium, Zurich, Switzerland - 1/9/2016 - Kerron Clement of USA wins the 400m hurdles men. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Kerron Clement's run in the mixed 400 meters relay at the Nitro Series would be unlikely to make his career highlights reel but he was glad to take a modest step towards London where he will bid for an unprecedented third hurdles world title.

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Macquarie, ING join Apple Pay in Australia in challenge to Big Four

Macquarie, ING join Apple Pay in Australia in challenge to Big Four

Published 10/02/2017

FILE PHOTO - A woman looks at her iPhone as she walks past a sign announcing a new branch of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) in central Sydney, Australia, April 27, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

Macquarie Group and ING Direct on Friday said they would start using Apple Inc's mobile payment service in Australia this month, hoping to snatch market share from the major retail banks through digital technology.

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