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7:30 AM

'Mario Kart 8,' 'Splatoon' star in new Wii U bundle

Nintendo has come up with a new bundle that packs in two of its best loved games for the Wii U.

7:13 AM

Malaysian palm oil falls on bearish data outlook

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures fell for a third day on Thursday as a bearish outlook on key data that will be released next week and a stabilising ringgit dampened market sentiment.

7:10 AM

German prosecutors raid Volkswagen offices

BERLIN: German prosecutors raided Volkswagen's headquarters and other offices on Thursday as part of their investigation into the carmaker's rigging of diesel emissions tests.

7:06 AM

Oil surges to settle at three-month high on bullish outlook

NEW YORK: Oil prices climbed to their highest in three months on Thursday after a closely watched oil forecaster predicted prices would climb to US$75 over the next two years, adding to early gains notched after a rally in Chinese stocks worries about Syria.

7:03 AM

Fed awaiting evidence global chill not knocking US off track

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Federal Reserve thought the economy was close to warranting an interest rate hike in September but policymakers wanted firmer evidence a global economic slowdown was not knocking America off course.

7:00 AM

Motorcycle makers cooperating on communication

BMW, Honda and Yamaha are forming an alliance for working together on a system that will enable two-wheel vehicles to communicate with each other and with transport infrastructure.

7:00 AM

Wall Street rises after release of 'dovish' Fed minutes

NEW YORK: U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday with the S&P 500 closing at a seven-week high as investors saw further signs of dovishness in the Federal Reserve's September meeting minutes which shed light on its decision to keep interest rates near zero.

6:57 AM

World stocks climb after Fed minutes; oil jumps

NEW YORK: World stock indexes climbed and the dollar dipped on Thursday as minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers view low inflation as a hurdle to raising rates.

6:54 AM

Tesco CEO buys shares worth about 200,000 pounds

Tesco PLC's Chief Executive Dave Lewis has purchased 99,950 Tesco shares for 200.1 pence a share, according to a regulatory filing.

6:49 AM

Could Air France shrink like Alitalia?

PARIS/BERLIN: In 2008, air passenger demand was dipping, Gulf countries were building up their national fleets, and easyJet set up shop in Paris. Other European airlines cut routes and jobs in response. Air France did not. It has not made a profit since.

6:46 AM

Apple Pay to expand to Starbucks, Chili's, KFC

HALF MOON BAY, Calif: Starbucks Corp coffee shops will begin accepting Apple Inc's mobile payment system in a pilot programme starting this year, Apple Vice President Jennifer Bailey said on Thursday.

6:43 AM

Fed should have raised rates in March: Morgan Stanley

NEW YORK: The Federal Reserve should have raised rates in March, said Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman.

6:39 AM

Shake Shack shares fall 11% as early investors get chance to cash out

Burger chain Shake Shack Inc's shares fell as much as 11.3 percent on Thursday after the company said it would convert about 21 million of its Class B shares into Class A shares, allowing pre-IPO investors to cash out.

6:30 AM

SpaceIL team signs first launch deal in Google moon race

A team competing in a race to the moon sponsored by Google has signed a with California-based SpaceX for a rocket launch, putting it at the front of the pack and on target for blast-off in late 2017.

6:00 AM

New Star Wars-themed notebook from HP comes with lightsaber sounds

HP has released a special edition Star Wars notebook that comes preloaded with more than 1,000 images from the film franchise as well as R2-D2 and lightsaber notification sounds.

5:55 AM

SpaceX raps ULA bid to get U.S. waiver for Russian engines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has slammed a bid by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, to get a waiver from a U.S. ban on Russian rocket engines for military use.

5:55 AM

U.N. council to vote Friday on EU migrant mission off Libya

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday on whether to approve European naval operations aimed at seizing and disposing of vessels operated by human traffickers in the high seas off Libya, diplomats said.

5:52 AM

Albania progress on hold after 2-0 defeat by Serbia

ELBASAN, Albania (Reuters) - Albania missed a chance to reach their first major soccer tournament after a 2-0 home defeat by Serbia in a politically charged Euro 2016 Group I qualifier on Thursday.

5:47 AM

Germany's Goetze out of final Euro qualifier against Georgia

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Mario Goetze, who limped off injured in their Euro 2016 1-0 qualifying loss to Ireland on Thursday, will miss their final Group D game against Georgia on Sunday as the world champions look to book their spot in next year's tournament, coach Joachim Loew said.

5:42 AM

Bode saves Hungary as they come from behind to stay alive

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Substitute striker Daniel Bode scored twice as Hungary came from a goal down to beat the Faroe Islands 2-1 on Thursday and keep alive their chances of qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals in France next year.

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