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NEW YORK: Charlie Rose, one of America’s most respected broadcasters, an award-winning television host and interviewer, was suspended on Monday after eight women accused him of years of sexual harassment and unwanted advances. A bombshell Washington Post report said the women were employees or aspired to work on the “Charlie…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Some 59,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States will no longer receive protective status starting in 18 months. Haitian immigrants received Temporary Protected Status after a 2010 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation. The mega-disaster killed more than 200,000 people, destroyed much of the capital Port-au-Prince and displaced…

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TOKYO: Japan’s coastguard said on Tuesday it was searching for seven missing fishermen- two Japanese and five Indonesians—after their boat capsized in high seas off the western Pacific archipelago of Palau. “The coastguard is flying a plane to the area and a patrol ship is heading there too,” a spokesman…

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KANO, Nigeria: At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb blast at a mosque in the northeastern town of Mubim, in Adamawa state in Nigeria. State police spokesman Othman Abubakar told Agence France-Presse that at least 50 people perished in the mosque attack. The spokesman also…

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TOKYO: Honda is recalling about 800,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the United States over faulty parts blamed for 46 minor injuries, the company said, just a month after settling a huge lawsuit on other defects. The recall, which affects the 2011-2017 models sold in the US, may later be…

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HONG KONG: The euro faced fresh pressure in Asian trade on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to form a government at the weekend, fuelling uncertainty in Europe’s biggest economy. Several Asian stock markets tracked a sell-off on Wall Street, where all three main indexes finished in the red…

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TOKYO: Embattled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba said Sunday it plans to raise $5.3 billion by issuing new shares, a move aimed at avoiding a humiliating delisting from the Tokyo bouse. A board meeting on Sunday decided on the move, it said. Toshiba will issue 2.28 billion new shares to raise a…

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TOKYO: Japan’s October trade surplus shrank 40.7 percent from a year earlier as growth in exports were eclipsed by higher costs of importing crude oil and petroleum products, the government said Monday. The world’s third-largest economy logged a surplus of 285.4 billion yen ($2.5 billion), down from a 481.2-billion-yen surplus…

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BANGKOK: Thailand on Monday posted its fastest quarter of economic growth in three years of junta rule, a boost for a country that was once Southeast Asia’s economic dynamo but has laboured under years of political upheaval. Since toppling the civilian government in May 2014 the ruling junta has struggled…

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