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What to expect from Putin and a resurgent Russia

Vladimir Putin now has a stronger hold on Russia — and stronger place in the world — thanks to an overwhelming mandate for yet another term as president.


Amazon tracks repeat shoppers for line-free Seattle store - and there are many

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Inc is tracking how regularly customers shop at its store without checkout lines in Seattle - and so far, the verdict is they keep coming back.

United States

Mississippi boy, 9, fatally shoots teen sister in head over video game controller, police say

A 9-year-old boy fatally shot his 13-year-old sister in Mississippi on Saturday afternoon when she refused to hand over a video game controller, authorities said.


6 months after Mexico quake some still camp outside homes

Under a patchwork shelter of overlapping tarps and repurposed vinyl advertisements, several dozen residents of 18 Independence Street pack cheek by jowl into donated tents in the street near their building, which was damaged in the Sept. 19 earthquake.


Exclusive: 'Where can I buy?' - Google makes push to turn product searches into cash

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too.

United States

Oregon man says intruders ambushed him in his home

An Oregon man claims that he was nearly beaten to death Sunday after being ambushed by strangers in his home.


China names former missile force commander defense minister

China has appointed a former missile force commander as its new defense minister.

United States

Austin on edge after explosion leaves 2 injured; cause of blast unclear

Austin was on edge Sunday night after an explosion left two people with non-life threatening injuries in a southwestern neighborhood of Texas’ capital.

United States

Another explosion injures 2 in Austin, Texas; cause unclear

Two people were injured in another explosion in Texas' capital Sunday night, after three package bombs detonated earlier this month in other areas of the city and killed two people and injured two others.


Alibaba to invest additional $2 billion in Lazada, replaces CEO

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it will invest an additional $2 billion in Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada Group as part of the Chinese firm's push into new markets.


Australian wildfires raze dozens of homes, kill livestock

Wildfires razed dozens of homes in southeast Australia, cut power to thousands more and killed livestock, but most of the weekend blazes had been contained by Monday.


Tiger puts game back together bit-by-bit ahead of Masters

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods came up short in his bid for a comeback win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday but a promising performance for a second week in a row looks like sending him off to next month's U.S. Masters with growing confidence.

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