Dollar rises, stocks firm ahead of Yellen

NEW YORK – The U.S. dollar and world stock indexes edged higher on Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could provide new signals on the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.
Crude oil prices eased after hitting seven-month highs…

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Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima, calls for world without nuclear arms – Channel News Asia


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Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima, calls for world without nuclear arms
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Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world’s first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms.
Hiroshima survivors: Obama speech moving, ‘more than enough’The Straits Times
Obama slammed for continuing his two-term-long ‘apology tour’ as he becomes the first US president to visit HiroshimaDaily Mail
What Presidents Talk About When They Talk About HiroshimaThe New Yorker
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By-elections reveal new Malay politics – The Straits Times


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By-elections reveal new Malay politics
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On May 5, in the midst of the Sarawak state election campaign, a helicopter crashed in the jungle and killed five people, including Malaysia’s Deputy Minister for Plantation Industries and Commodities Noriah Kasnon and the Member of Parliament for

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300 passengers evacuated from Korean Air plane after engine fire at Tokyo airport – AsiaOne


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300 passengers evacuated from Korean Air plane after engine fire at Tokyo airport
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Firefighters spray foam at the burning engine of a Korean Air plane at Haneda airport. Photo: Reuters. AFP Friday, May 27, 2016. Tokyo – About 300 passengers and crew members were evacuated from a Korean Air Boeing 777 at Tokyo’s Haneda airport in …
Korean Air jet has engine fire in Tokyo, people evacuatedJakarta Post
Pictures: 400 flights cancelled as Korean Air jet aborts takeoff in JapanKhaleej Times
Korean Air jet has apparent engine fire at Tokyo airportBusiness Insider
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3 tourists killed, 1 missing in Thai speed boat accident – AsiaOne


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3 tourists killed, 1 missing in Thai speed boat accident
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Bangkok- Three foreign tourists were killed and one other remains missing after a packed speed boat capsized off the popular Thai holiday island of Koh Samui, a police officer said Friday. The boat, which was carrying 32 tourists plus four crew
Thailand speedboat crash: Missing Brit was celebrating first anniversary with wife when tourist vessel capsizedMirror.co.uk
Briton missing after thai boat capsize was celebrating first wedding anniversaryDaily Mail
Three tourists killed, Australian injured in Thai speed boat accidentABC Online
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A nuclear nightmare – The Economist


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A nuclear nightmare
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BARACK OBAMA began his presidency with an impassioned plea for a world without nuclear weapons. This week, in his last year in office (and as we went to press), he was to become the first American president to visit Hiroshima, site of one of only two …
Europe steps up North Korea sanctions with oil, finance bansThe Straits Times
EU Imposes Fresh Sanctions on North KoreaWall Street Journal
EU Imposes More Airplane, Shipping Sanctions on North KoreaNew York Times
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Wall Street lower as oil prices slip

U.S. stocks were trading slightly lower on Thursday, after a strong two-day run, as oil prices slipped below the psychologically important $50 a barrel.
Oil has rallied in recent weeks as wildfires in Canada and unrest in Nigeria and Libya knocked out nearly…

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More debris found with possible MH370 link: Australia – AsiaOne


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More debris found with possible MH370 link: Australia
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Part of the aircraft engine cowling from missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, stencilled with the Rolls-Royce logo and which was found at Mossel Bay, South Africa. Photo: AFP. AFP Thursday, May 26, 2016. Sydney – Three new pieces of debris have been …
MH370 search: New debris find ‘of interest’BBC News
MH370 debris found in Mauritius and MozambiqueDaily Mail
Australia to study three new pieces of debris for link to missing MH370TODAYonline
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MOH urges parents to vaccinate children against measles after number of cases triple – AsiaOne


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MOH urges parents to vaccinate children against measles after number of cases triple
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SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Health (MOH) is urging parents in Singapore to ensure that their children have received vaccination against measles, after recording nearly three times more cases this year compared to last year. In a statement on Thursday
Measles update – Good response to vaccination clinicsScoop.co.nz (press release)

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Malaysian govt helps fast track Islamist party's push for hudud – Channel News Asia


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Malaysian govt helps fast track Islamist party’s push for hudud
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The reading of a bill that could pave the way for “hudud”, or Islamic criminal code, in one of Malaysia’s states, was moved forward on Thursday in the final day of the latest parliament session. By Sumisha Naidu, Malaysia Correspondent, Channel
MCA and MIC object to hudud bill, warns of unconstitutionalityMalaysiakini (subscription)
Kurup taken aback with tabling of Hudud BillThe Star Online
Cooperation between Umno and Pas exists, says Nik AbduhNew Straits Times Online
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Two years of Modi govt: Why the PM's critics are his best friends – Firstpost


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Two years of Modi govt: Why the PM’s critics are his best friends
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Now that Narendra Modi has completed two years in office, there are two ways of judging the performance of his government. One is to analyse his government’s claims. The other way is to examine the failures his opponents and critics point out. Ideally
India PM asks doctors to treat pregnant women for freeDaily Mail
‘I Am A Uttar Pradesh-Wala,’ Says PM Modi At Rally Sounding Election CallNDTV
India’s Narendra Modi touts years of progress as Prime MinisterThe Australian
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World leaders rattled by Donald Trump, says Barack Obama – Financial Times


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World leaders rattled by Donald Trump, says Barack Obama
Financial Times
President Barack Obama said on Thursday that leaders at the Group of Seven summit in Japan are “rattled” by the rise of Donald Trump and surprised he had become the Republican candidate. Mr Obama told a press conference after talks with G7 …
Obama Warns of a Global Threat Called Donald TrumpForeign Policy (blog)
Obama: World leaders ‘rattled’ by TrumpCNN
G7 leaders resemble the Seven Dwarfs as they plant saplingsDaily Mail
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Oil gains on inventory data, lifts stocks

NEW YORK – Oil prices rose on Wednesday after a sharper-than-expected fall in inventories and gains in energy shares lifted world stock markets.
Growing bets of a possible Federal Reserve rate increase as in June or July reduced demand for U.S. government…

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Alstom sues GE for breach of contract

The French industrial company Alstom SA has filed a U.S. lawsuit accusing General Electric Co of breaching a contract related to the latter’s sale of a rail signaling business last November.
In a complaint made public on Tuesday night in the U.S. District…

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Microsoft won PC but lost mobile, what now? – The Verge


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Microsoft won PC but lost mobile, what now?
The Verge
Microsoft is bowing out of building its own phones for consumers. After dramatically scaling back its Lumia devices last year, Microsoft hammered the final nail in the coffin today with an additional $950 million write off and 1,850 more job losses
Microsoft to cut 1850 smartphone workersMarketWatch
Microsoft hangs up on smartphone workersBBC News
Dawn breaks on Finland’s tech sceneFinancial Times
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Japan PM protests Okinawa crime to Obama, who promises cooperation – Channel News Asia


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Japan PM protests Okinawa crime to Obama, who promises cooperation
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ISE-SHIMA, Japan: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe protested to U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday about the killing of a young woman in Okinawa which has reignited resentment of the heavy U.S. military presence on the southern Japanese …
Obama looks to Hiroshima visit; Abe won’t go to Pearl HarborDaily Mail
Okinawa murder dominates talks between Obama and AbeWashington Post
Obama: US to Cooperate in Okinawa Murder InvestigationNBCNews.com
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Moscow frees Ukraine pilot in swap for Russians held in conflict – Channel News Asia


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Moscow frees Ukraine pilot in swap for Russians held in conflict
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Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko arrived home to scenes of jubilation on Wednesday after her release by Russia in a prisoner swap and she promptly offered to fight again for Kiev in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists. Posted 25 May 2016
Ukraine releases soldiers to Russia for return of female pilot seen as national heroThe Straits Times
Nadia Savchenko: Russia releases Ukrainian pilot convicted of murderThe Week UK
Freed Ukrainian pilot returns home after 2 years in RussiaDaily Mail
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Twitter bends rules to let users cram more content into tweets – TODAYonline


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Twitter bends rules to let users cram more content into tweets
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NEW YORK – Today, this article’s 140-character first paragraph forms the entirety of a Twitter post. But this will not be the case for too much longer. On Tuesday, Twitter said it planned to introduce a series of changes in the coming months to make it
Is it time for Twitter to drop its 140-character limit?PRWeek
Twitter Relaxing 140-Character Limit on TweetsNewsmax
Twitter To Loosen Character Limit, Allow Room For GIFs And VideosHeadlines & Global News
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New Taleban chief Akhundzada a scholar, not a soldier – The Straits Times


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New Taleban chief Akhundzada a scholar, not a soldier
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Newly appointed Afghan Taleban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada said he would not engage in any peace talks. PHOTO: REUTERS. Published. 2 hours ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin Google+ Reddit Print. Permalink …
Afghan Taliban appoint a new leader, Kabul urges peaceTODAYonline
Taliban Name Lesser-Known Cleric as Their New LeaderNew York Times
The New Taliban LeaderThe Atlantic
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