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Flights resuming at Hong Kong airport after protest chaos

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HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed at Hong Kong's airport Wednesday morning after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the Chinese city that's a major


Farmers jailed in Australia for smuggling Danish pig semen in shampoo bottles

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Two pig farmers in Western Australia will be jailed after being convicted of illegally importing Danish pig semen concealed in shampoo bottles. Torben Soerensen has been sentenced to three years in prison, while Henning Laue faces a two-year sentence after


People, companies forced to save water in parched India city

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CHENNAI, India (AP) — For retired Indian civil servant R. Devarajan and his wife, Chennai's acute water shortage has reinforced the wisdom of their decision years ago to install a rainwater harvesting system in the three-story home where they live and rent


Tokyo stocks up in morning on eased fears over U.S.-China trade woes

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Tokyo stocks advanced Wednesday morning as concerns over U.S.-China trade tensions eased following a U.S. decision to delay tariffs on some Chinese imports until December. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 129.46 points, or 0.63 percent, from Tuesday


Honda to end car production in Argentina in 2020

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Honda Motor Co. said Wednesday it will end car production in Argentina next year as part of efforts to streamline its global production allocation. The Japanese automaker produced about 10,000 units of its HR-V sport utility vehicle while making around 100


Facebook admits contractors listened to users' recordings without their knowledge

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Facebook has become the latest company to admit that human contractors listened to recordings of users without their knowledge, a practice the company now says has been “paused”. Citing contractors who worked on the project, Bloomberg News reported on Tues


Glencore fails to prevent tax office using Paradise Papers documents

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The global mining giant Glencore has failed in an attempt to force the Australia Taxation Office to surrender Paradise Papers documents which it claimed would breach the secrecy of communications with its lawyers. On Wednesday the high court unanimously ru


The Latest: Nevada AG says plutonium fight will continue

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denying Nevada's appeal in a battle with the U.S. government over secret shipments of plutonium (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Nevada's attorney general says he'll continue to pursue all l


Tokyo stocks open higher on eased fears over U.S.-China trade woes

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Tokyo stocks were sharply higher in early trading on Wednesday as concerns over U.S.-China trade tensions eased following a U.S. decision to delay imposing tariffs on some Chinese imports until December. In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Ni


Judge bars Trump from taking energy panel's advice

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has barred the Trump administration from acting on the recommendations of an advisory panel that was created to make it easier to extract fossil fuels from public lands and waters. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said


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