All posts by Asdiq Rana

Russians to take no part in World Cup drug testing: FIFA

05 May, 2018 12:22 pm 12:22 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russians will not be involved in drug testing procedures at the World Cup as FIFA looks to reassure teams that samples cannot be tampered with, the governing body’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe has told the Times newspaper. Soccer was among the sports implicated in the probe and the sport’s global governing … Read More

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Amazon Web Services to invest in Chile for the long-term: executive

05 May, 2018 12:00 pm 12:00 pm

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Amazon Web Services is looking to invest in Chile for the long-term as part of a larger Latin American expansion plan, a senior executive said after meeting with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera. Teresa Carlson, AWS vice president, worldwide public sector, had sought the meeting with Pinera, a conservative billionaire and businessman, as … Read More

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Uber shuts Arizona self-driving program two months after fatal crash

05 May, 2018 11:58 am 11:58 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said. Uber Technologies Inc is not shuttering its entire autonomous vehicle program and will focus on limited testing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and two cities in California, a spokeswoman … Read More

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Two die, 18 injured in train accident in Italy

05 May, 2018 11:50 am 11:50 am

MILAN (Reuters) – Two people died and 18 were injured when a regional train crashed into a lorry in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, emergency services said on Thursday. The five-carriage train smashed into the lorry after the heavy goods vehicle broke through a level crossing and got stuck on the tracks between the … Read More

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At least four killed, 15 wounded in Baghdad bomb blast

05 May, 2018 11:41 am 11:41 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least four people were killed and 15 wounded in a suicide attack in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Thursday, a military spokesman told Reuters. According to a statement from Iraq’s National Security media centre, the attacker detonated an explosive vest after he was besieged by security forces at the entrance to the … Read More

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Germany’s Merkel says China and Germany standing by Iran nuclear deal

05 May, 2018 11:27 am 11:27 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday China and Germany are standing by the existing nuclear deal with Iran after the United States left the 2015 accord earlier this month. Merkel made the comment during a joint news briefing with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People during … Read More

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Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured

05 May, 2018 11:21 am 11:21 am

PAHALA  (Reuters) – The restive Kilauea Volcano belched clouds of ash into the skies over Hawaii’s Big Island twice more as civil defense authorities reported that pressurized geothermal wells at a nearby power plant had been spared from approaching lava. The latest back-to-back upheavals of ash from the main summit crater of Kilauea — one … Read More

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Oil prices drop on potential increase in OPEC output

05 May, 2018 11:18 am 11:18 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Thursday on expectations that OPEC members will step up production in the face of worries over supply from both Venezuela and Iran. A surprise build up in crude oil inventories in the United States also weighed on prices, driving the spread between Brent crude and US West Texas … Read More

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Asia share markets hit by US auto tariff threat, dollar pulls back

05 May, 2018 11:14 am 11:14 am

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Thursday after the US government launched a national security probe into auto imports that could lead to new tariffs, and President Donald Trump’s comments indicated fresh setbacks in US-China trade talks. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was 0.1 percent higher, but Japan’s Nikkei stock … Read More

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US launches auto import probe, China says will defend interests

05 May, 2018 10:54 am 10:54 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has launched a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new US tariffs similar to those imposed on imported steel and aluminum in March. The national security probe under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 would investigate whether vehicle and parts … Read More

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Toyota to build fuel cell stack plant, ramp up fuel cell vehicle sales from...

05 May, 2018 10:46 am 10:46 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp  on Thursday said it plans to build a plant to manufacture hydrogen fuel cell stacks, a key component of fuel cell vehicles, as it seeks to mass manufacture hydrogen-powered cars to expand their usage as a zero emissions alternative to gasoline vehicles. The plant will be built on the … Read More

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China’s Li welcomes German investment as Merkel arrives in Beijing

05 May, 2018 10:44 am 10:44 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – China welcomes German firms and will protect their investments, China’s Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday after meeting visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said Germany supported Chinese investment there. Merkel faces a delicate diplomatic balancing act on her two-day China visit, which is clouded by US President Donald Trump’s trade threats … Read More

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Cricketer Stokes fit and ready to fire for England, says Root

05 May, 2018 10:06 am 10:06 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Ben Stokes’ return to full fitness is a boost for England and the talismanic all-rounder is making his presence felt during their preparations, captain Joe Root said ahead of the side’s opening Test against Pakistan starting at Lord’s on Thursday. Stokes, set to play his first home Test since being charged with … Read More

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Tennis player Isner, Querrey lead charge of buoyant Americans

05 May, 2018 9:27 am 9:27 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Big-serving John Isner, hard-hitting Sam Querrey and promising youngster Frances Tiafoe will be among the American men looking to end a near two decades-long championship drought at Roland Garros when they take to the red clay in Paris next week. Andre Agassi in 1999 was the last American man to win … Read More

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Indian wicketkeeper Karthik leads from front, Kolkata eliminate depleted Ra...

05 May, 2018 9:14 am 9:14 am

KOLKATA (Reuters) – Skipper Dinesh Karthik’s rearguard half-century and astute marshalling of his bowlers helped Kolkata Knight Riders eliminate inaugural winners Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs in a see-saw Indian Premier League (IPL) contest,. Needing 170 to win, Rajasthan got off to a strong start but wheels came off their chase once skipper Ajinkya Rahane … Read More

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