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World 14 Mar 2019 | 9:51 PM

Venezuelans build new life in Spain, fret for homeland

XINZO DE LIMIA, Spain (Reuters) - Until January, Jose Martinez and his wife Arelis Morales were in the eye of Venezuela's political storm: he worked for an opposition leader, she advised human rights groups.

World 14 Mar 2019 | 10:23 PM

Hundreds surrender in last Islamic State enclave as SDF advance

BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State militants along with women and children surrendered in the hundreds to U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria on Thursday as the jihadists lost ground in their last shred of territory.

World 14 Mar 2019 | 11:02 PM

Turkey's Erdogan opens giant city hospital in Ankara amid criticism from medics

ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of the world's largest hospitals in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, brushing aside criticism of what is the latest in a series of mega projects that have marked his 16 years in power.

Markets 14 Mar 2019 | 11:07 PM

Oil prices stable amid sanctions and OPEC cuts(Update)

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were steady on Friday amid support from ongoing supply cuts led by OPEC and U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, but weighed down by concerns that an economic slowdown will soon start denting growth in fuel demand.

World 14 Mar 2019 | 11:17 PM

Bahrain sentences 167 people to prison in crackdown on dissent

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Bahraini court sentenced 167 people arrested at a sit-in outside the home of Bahrain's leading Shi'ite Muslim cleric in 2017 to between six months and 10 years in prison at a trial in late February, court documents and lawyers said.

World 14 Mar 2019 | 11:22 PM

Families keep vigil at hospital as rescue at Nigerian school collapse ends

LAGOS (Reuters) - Families kept a vigil at a hospital on Thursday for children pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed school building in the Nigerian city of Lagos, as rescue operations came to an end.

Corporate News 14 Mar 2019 | 11:25 PM

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala halts business with Goldman Sachs amid 1MDB lawsuit

DUBAI/ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala has suspended new business dealings with Goldman Sachs since its subsidiary filed a lawsuit in November against the U.S. bank and others to recover losses suffered through its dealings with Malaysian state fund 1MDB.

World 14 Mar 2019 | 11:33 PM

Google's work in China benefiting Chinese military: U.S. general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States' top general said on Thursday that the Chinese military was benefiting from the work Alphabet Inc’s Google was doing in China, where the technology giant has long sought to have a bigger presence.

Metro News 15 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Two plastic factories sealed

COMPLY with the law or we will shut you down. This was the strong message sent out by Hulu Selangor District Council (MDHS) president Shukri Mohamed Hanim during a raid on two plastic processing factories at Zuhrah Industrial Park in Rasa, Hulu Selangor.

AseanPlus News 15 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Thai high society strut their stuff

CHONBURI (Thailand): It’s polo season in Thailand and teams of jodhpur-clad Argentines and monied Asians gallop onto the flawless field, as spectators spill from a pavilion – glasses of champagne in hand – for the final chukka.