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Trump says US will help allies after Saudi oil attacks

Trump says US will help allies after Saudi oil attacks

President Donald Trump on Monday promised to supply oil to US allies, after attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington has blamed on Iran.

Menthol flavoured e-cigarettes in US could cause cancer, says study

Menthol flavoured e-cigarettes in US could cause cancer, says study

Scientists have discovered a potential cancer-causing substance in certain flavours of US e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco ‘in concerningly high levels,’ a study said on Monday.

China to exempt 16 categories of US products from tariffs

China to exempt 16 categories of US products from tariffs

China announced Wednesday it would exempt 16 categories of products from US tariffs, ahead of a fresh round of trade talks next month.

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.

'Staggering' death toll feared in Bahamas after Dorian's destruction

'Staggering' death toll feared in Bahamas after Dorian's destruction

Charities, government agencies and even cruise ships loaded with supplies and volunteers rushed emergency aid to the storm-ravaged Bahamas

Team behind world's first black hole image wins 'Oscar of science'

Team behind world's first black hole image wins 'Oscar of science'

The 347 scientists who collaborated to produce the world's first image of a black hole were honoured Thursday with the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, winning $3 million dollars ...

On face recognition, Americans trust police over private firms

On face recognition, Americans trust police over private firms

A majority of Americans trust law enforcement to use facial recognition technology responsibly but fewer are comfortable about its deployment by the private sector, a poll showed Thursday.

Death row inmate set to be executed in Texas

Death row inmate set to be executed in Texas

Texas was set Wednesday to execute a man who stabbed to death an elderly mother and daughter in their home, robbing them of a car and a credit card.

Google to pay $170 mn fine for sharing YouTube data from kids

Google to pay $170 mn fine for sharing YouTube data from kids

Google agreed Wednesday to pay $170 million to settle charges that it illegally collected and shared data from children on its YouTube video service, a deal critics said was too soft on the internet giant.

Russia, Iran blame US for regional tensions

Russia, Iran blame US for regional tensions

Moscow and Tehran on Monday blamed US policies for tensions in the Middle East while Russia said it welcomed French efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal.

Hurricane Dorian changes course, strengthens to Category 4

Hurricane Dorian changes course, strengthens to Category 4

Hurricane Dorian changed course slightly on Saturday, possibly putting it on track to hit the Carolinas rather than Florida as previously forecast, after a dangerous blast through the Bahamas.

Trump: US to keep 8,600 troops in Afghanistan after deal with Taliban

Trump: US to keep 8,600 troops in Afghanistan after deal with Taliban

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that US troop levels in Afghanistan will drop to 8,600 if a deal is reached with the Taliban and that a permanent presence will remain.