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Procter & Gamble is buying German Merck's consumer health unit for $4.2 billion (PG)

Thomson Reuters (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co (P&G) has agreed to acquire Merck KGaA's consumer health unit for 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion), giving it vitamin brands such as Seven Seas and greater exposure to Latin American and As

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Britain's lower house to debate EU customs union membership

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's lower house of parliament will debate staying in a customs union with the European Union next week, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to change her Brexit blueprint.

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Shoreham air crash pilot appears in court for first time charged with manslaughter over 11 deaths

The pilot whose plane crashed during the Shoreham Airshow disaster, killing 11 men, has appeared in court for the first time to indicate not-guilty pleas over the tragedy.

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German national linked to 9/11 'arrested' by Kurds in Syria

Mohammed Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, is accused of being involved in planning the 9/11 attacks.

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Nigeria school food scheme revolutionising education

Free meals programme has fed nearly seven million pupils in about 40,000 schools and changed the nature of education.

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First Saudi Movie Theater in Decades Opens With 'Black Panther'

Saudi Arabia opens its first new cinema in 35 years this week, ushering in a historic change in a country where movie theaters were until recently widely seen as immoral and un-Islamic.

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Greek court limits travel for Turkish officer seeking asylum

Greece's highest court has imposed severe restrictions on the movements of one of eight Turkish servicemen who have applied for asylum in Greece after fleeing Turkey following a failed 2016 coup there, while he waits for a decision on his asylum applicati

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An Oil Deal Between Saudi and Russia Worked. Now What?

Officials from the two countries will meet this weekend, not only to review compliance among the 24 oil producers who agreed 18 months ago to cut output, but also to discuss their intentions for the future of the pact.

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G-20 countries ‘weak’ in tackling tax havens, international corruption watchdog says

International watchdog warns G20 countries that they are 'weak' and falling short in tackling tax havens

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School leavers in Norway warned about ‘streaking and having sex in public’ over fears they’ll distract motorists and cause crashes

RANDY school leavers in Norway have been warned about streaking and having sex in public amid fears  motorists will be distracted and cause crashes. Transport regulators said students’ raunchy roadside antics could pose “too much of a surprise” for

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$100 oil is back on the table as OPEC stays strong on tightening production limits

Only a week ago, news surfaced that Saudi officials were quietly hoping to push oil prices up to $80 per barrel, which would help boost the valuation of Saudi Aramco IPO. But why not $100 per barrel? Reuters reports that Riyadh would be fine with prices r

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Angolans laugh a little louder as iron grip loosens

LUANDA (Reuters) - A front page complains that the city traffic lights do not work, audiences laugh a little louder at risky political gags, and a policeman admits mistakes were made. After decades of iron rule in Angola, there are signs of a softer touch

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How British imperial policies led to the Windrush scandal

Is it really that surprising that the UK government is mistreating the descendants of Caribbeans invited as labourers?

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Nepal honors 1st conquest of Everest without bottled oxygen

Nepal's government has honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago.

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Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist 'detained by Syrian Kurds'

Mohammed Zammar, who was linked to the 9/11 attackers, is reportedly being held in northern Syria.

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Chemical attacks on Iran: When the US looked the other way

Iran denounces 'hypocrisy' of US air strikes as experts urge Tehran to press Syria to stop future chemical attacks.

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Iceland Takes Hard Look at Tech Boom Sparked by Its Cheap, Bountiful Power

Lawmakers worry a proliferation of data centers lured by Iceland’s Nordic climate and the geothermal steam is threatening the environment and tourism

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London Marathon runners warned to ‘think carefully’ about wearing heavy costumes as race to be hottest in history

London Marathon organisers have warned runners to “think carefully” about wearing bulky and heavy costumes for the race, which is set to be the hottest in its history.

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The Story Behind the 2018 TIME 100 Covers

Each year, the TIME 100 Most Influential People includes the artists, activists, leaders and visionaries whose work today will define the course of history in years to come. For 2018, TIME selected Tarana Burke, Roger Federer, Tiffany Haddish, Nicole Kidm

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Comey says US presidents — including Trump — are too busy to 'screw up' their relationship with Australia

President Donald Trump, like all US presidents, doesn't have the ability to destroy the country's relationship with Australia, former FBI Director James Comey said. The relationship would be hard to "screw up" because presidents simply don't have "enough

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Heartbroken mum blasts vile trolls who slammed her for sharing photos of her stillborn son online

A HEARTBROKEN mum has hit back at trolls who slammed her for sharing photos of her stillborn son online. Zariah Jackson, 17, from Florida, insists little Jeremiah had “every right to be shown off by his mother”,  like a living child. Zariah s

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Haunting CCTV footage shows Yulia Skripal boarding Moscow jet bound for Britain just days before her poisoning

HAUNTING footage has emerged of what appears to be Yulia Skripal boarding a UK-bound jet from Moscow just days before she was poisoned. The CCTV images have been released by Russia’s Investigative Committee, which claims to have traced Skripal’s t

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75% of the ultra-rich forecast a US recession in the next two years, survey finds

The U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders, yet 75 percent of ultra-high net worth investors predict it will hit recession by 2020, a J.P. Morgan survey found.

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Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed names cabinet

Abiy Ahmed names a 16-member cabinet retaining six minister from the government of his predecessor.

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