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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.

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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.


Fire at Philippine hotel-casino out, death toll raised to 5

Philippine officials say firefighters have found two more bodies in a hotel and casino complex in the Philippine capital that was gutted by fire and thick heavy smoke and raised the death toll to five.


Australia, ASEAN agree to start regional infrastructure cooperation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed during a weekend summit in Sydney to establish a regional infrastructure pipeline, Australia's foreign minister said, as the bloc seeks to balance rising Chinese in

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.

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China president's confidante Liu He nominated as a vice premier, Yi Gang as PBOC chief

BEIJING (Reuters) - Liu He, a key economic adviser to China's President Xi Jinping, was nominated to be a vice premier, while vice central bank governor Yi Gang was nominated to take over the helm at the People's Bank of China (PBOC).

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