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Asia Pacific A workaholic keen swimmer with an extensive knowledge of foreign literature – China’s state news agency Xinhua on Friday cracked open the door to President Xi Jinping’s private life in an unusual and glowing profile. China’s President Xi Jinping raises a toast at a State Banquet to welcome him in Hanoi, Vietnam November
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Lifestyle Airbnb said on Thursday it acquired London startup Accomable to expand home-renting opportunities for people with disabilities, the latest expansion as Airbnb grows its global travel business. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed people’s models are seen in front of a displayed Airbnb logo in this illustration taken, June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo 17
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Asia Pacific Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favourable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than two-thirds are satisfied with the direction he is taking the country, a Pew survey has found, two years before he heads into a general election. FILE PHOTO – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in
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Technology General Motors Co plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 with batteries costing about 30 percent less than those used on the current Chevrolet Bolt, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors, speaks at the 2017 Fortune magazine’s Most
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Business A unit of Kobe Steel is set to lose all of its Japan Industrial Standards (JIS) certifications at its Hatano plant, including one already revoked last month, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The Kobe Steel (Kobelco) headquarters building is seen in Kobe, western Japan October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White 15 Nov 2017
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Sport Jack Sock kept his hopes alive in the ATP finals with a courageous display, emerging from the brink of defeat to beat Marin Cilic 5-7 6-2 7-6(4) in a dramatic if erratic battle of the big hitters at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday. Tennis – ATP World Tour Finals – The O2 Arena, London,
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Sport Manchester United must find top form heading into what can be the “decisive” Christmas period, midfielder Juan Mata has said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League home game against Newcastle United. FILE PHOTO – Soccer Football – Champions League – Manchester United vs S.L. Benfica – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – October 31, 2017 Manchester
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Health Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday denied allegations by actor Jeremy Jordan that eating at one of its restaurants landed him in the hospital. Cast member Jeremy Jordan attends the premiere of “The Last Five Years” in Los Angeles February 11, 2015. REUTERS/Phil McCarten 14 Nov 2017 01:30AM Bookmark REUTERS: Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday
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SINGAPORE: Some Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries will have lower rates for the year-end school holidays, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (Nov 13) after a review. The revised rates will apply from Nov 18 to Dec 30. In line with the ERP rate adjustment of S$1 per Passenger Car Unit (PCU), ERP rates
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