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World 23 Aug 2018 | 1:42 PM

India decision to decline foreign aid for flood relief draws criticism

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will not accept relief assistance from foreign governments for the flood-ravaged state of Kerala, the government has said, following offers of aid from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

World 23 Aug 2018 | 1:03 PM

Tropical storm Lane dumps rain on Hawaii as flood hazard lingers

HONOLULU (Reuters) - Hawaii was spared a direct hit by a major hurricane as Lane, once a monster tempest, rapidly weakened into a tropical storm, even as it unleashed severe flooding on the Big Island and threatened to drench Oahu and Maui.

World 23 Aug 2018 | 9:26 AM

Approaching hurricane sparks runs in Hawaii on plywood, water and gasoline

HANALEI, Hawaii (Reuters) - Micco Godinez, who rents out kayaks on the island of Kauai and loves surfing, said he was twice tempted to hit the waves on Wednesday but kept his focus on a more pressing concern - getting ready to board up his home for a major hurricane.

TECH 23 Aug 2018 | 9:13 AM

Nikon takes on Sony with mirrorless camera

Nikon Corp unveiled its first full-frame mirrorless cameras, seeking to make up lost ground against Sony Corp in the professional photography market.

Corporate News 23 Aug 2018 | 8:14 AM

China shares end higher in thin trade, investors shrug off new tariffs

SHANGHAI: China's stock markets ended higher on Thursday, as investors looked past new tariffs Washington and Beijing slapped on each other's goods in the latest escalation of the trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Economy 23 Aug 2018 | 8:03 AM

Indonesia wants foreigners to own less bonds in long run

JAKARTA: Indonesia, rattled by a global emerging market selloff, wants to halve the foreign ownership of its sovereign bonds in five years as the government seeks to shield its assets from external shocks.

TECH 23 Aug 2018 | 7:30 AM

Europe’s new data law upends global online advertising

Europe's new data privacy law has put a small army of tech firms that track people online in jeopardy and is strengthening the hand of giants such as Google and Facebook in the US$200bil global digital advertising industry.

World 23 Aug 2018 | 6:26 AM

Exclusive - U.S. disregard for Turkish legal process 'unacceptable': Erdogan spokesman

ANKARA (Reuters) - The spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday slammed what he said was the United States' disregard for Turkey's legal process, adding Washington had made arbitrary comments and demands in the case of a detained pastor.

Forex 23 Aug 2018 | 6:03 AM

Investors trim bearish bets on most Asian currencies as Sino-U.S. trade tensions ease

BENGALURU: Investors have trimmed their short positions on Asian currencies over the last two weeks, a Reuters poll showed, as a weaker dollar, coupled with optimism over Sino-U.S. trade tensions and tightening monetary policy in the region improved risk appetite.

TECH 23 Aug 2018 | 5:44 AM

Apple and Google face growing revolt over App Store ‘tax’

A backlash against the app stores of Apple Inc and Google is gaining steam, with a growing number of companies saying the tech giants are collecting too high a tax for connecting consumers to developers’ wares.