• Dozens killed in South Korean hospital fire
Dozens killed in South Korean hospital fire

All the patients had been evacuated, the fire chief said , adding that the blaze was put out in about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Administrators at Sejong Hospital , the fire site, said one doctor, one nurse and one nurse's assistant were among the casualties.

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  • South Korean war games will go on after Olympics, Pentagon says
South Korean war games will go on after Olympics, Pentagon says

Until the USA departs, "a dark vortex of nuclear war is lurking like a time bomb [on the Korean Peninsula]". "Under any circumstances, talks should be pursued. Worldwide sanctions clamping down on North Koreans working abroad may also have had an impact, denting the estimated $500 million funnelled into the reclusive regime from 100,000 nationa...

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  • FDA vote throws doubt on iQOS as reduced-risk product
FDA vote throws doubt on iQOS as reduced-risk product

A Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) advisory panel said Thursday that Philip Morris International had not proven that its new heat-not-burn cigarette can reduce the risk of tobacco-related diseases. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was created in September with almost $1 billion from the Philip Morris tobacco company, saying it aims t...

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  • Dutch spy agencies passed Federal Bureau of Investigation 'crucial' intel on Russian election hacking
Dutch spy agencies passed Federal Bureau of Investigation 'crucial' intel on Russian election hacking

That confidence is based on "AIVD hackers having had access to the office-like space in the centre of Moscow for years", the Volkskrant said, citing sources who added that the Dutch had provided "technical evidence" of the attack on the Democratic Party.

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  • European Central Bank keeps interest rates unchanged
European Central Bank keeps interest rates unchanged

European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi warned on Thursday (25 January) that USA support for a weaker dollar was fuelling market instability. At 18:00 GMT the FxWirePro's Hourly Strength Index of Euro was slightly bullish 58.4049, while the FxWirePro's Hourly Strength Index of US Dollar was highly bearish at -101.109.

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  • Manchester United's transfer business done for January - Jose Mourinho
Manchester United's transfer business done for January - Jose Mourinho

When asked about the responsibility of Alexis missing the test, Wenger said in a press conference this morning: "On the administration side, it was ours". Alexis Sánchez is in line to make his bow as a Manchester United player against Yeovil Town on Friday night. "Sometimes it can be hard to locate the player at the right moment", Wenger said.

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  • Tesla faces investigation after Autopilot-enabled vehicle crashes into firetruck
Tesla faces investigation after Autopilot-enabled vehicle crashes into firetruck

According to a post on the fire department's Twitter page, the Tesla driver claimed to have been using the car's Autopilot system. A video posted to Reddit on Wednesday shows an owner of a Tesla Model X using the car's "summon" feature - which allows it to back out of a garage or parking space without assistance from a human driver - to p...

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  • Analysts Issue Forecasts for Comcast Co.'s Q1 2018 Earnings (CMCSA)
Analysts Issue Forecasts for Comcast Co.'s Q1 2018 Earnings (CMCSA)

First Bank & Trust now owns 2,836 shares of the cable giant's stock worth $111,000 after acquiring an additional 1,302 shares during the last quarter. on Monday, August 7. Therefore 77% are positive. The cable giant reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.47 by $0.02.

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  • Govt to raise Rs. 10312 crore from the market: Jaitley
Govt to raise Rs. 10312 crore from the market: Jaitley

This tranche, which is part of the broader 2.11 trillion rupee bank recapitalization plan , will be funded by bonds with tenors of 10-15 years and will be issued once the banks' boards have committed to the banking reforms. "The original decision stands, it has not been reconsidered but then there is always a time in implementing the decision", ...

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  • Local impact likely from Trump tariffs
Local impact likely from Trump tariffs

Specifically, despite often repeated fears of a trade war, Trump executed on his "America First" doctrine by declaring new tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines. "Some companies were considering building in the US, but 30 percent isn't that significant and they might give up those plans", said Jiang Yali, a Hong Kong-based BNEF an...

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  • Avalanche engulfs skiers after volcano erupts at resort, at least 12 hurt
Avalanche engulfs skiers after volcano erupts at resort, at least 12 hurt

The man who died was a Japanese Ground Self Defence Force officer taking part in ski training. Makoto Saito, the agency's director of volcanology, told reporters the group had struggled to issue an immediate warning as rocks launched into the sky as they were unable to confirm that an eruption had taken place at Mount Kusatsu-Shirane.

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  • Jerome Powell New Fed Chairman
Jerome Powell New Fed Chairman

He was confirmed by the US Senate by an overwhelming vote of 84-12. President Donald Trump tapped Powell for the job after deciding against offering Yellen a second four-year term as chair despite widespread praise for her performance since succeeding Ben Bernanke.

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  • Netflix reaches $100bn valuation after releasing Q4 2017 results
Netflix reaches $100bn valuation after releasing Q4 2017 results

Meanwhile, the streamer continued to add new subscribers. The streaming service saw its worldwide streaming subscriber base grow by 6.3 million, beating its guidance of 5.05 million, for a total of 62.83 million. With greater than expected member growth (resulting in more revenue), we now plan to spend $7.5-$8.0bn on content on a P&L basis in 201...

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  • NYC Seeking $500M From Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors
NYC Seeking $500M From Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors

McKesson said it reports hundreds of thousands of suspicious orders to federal authorities each year and that "this complicated, multi-faceted public-health crisis can not be solved by any one participant", but needs to come from a comprehensive approach involving everyone from doctors to insurance companies to distributors and manufacturers.

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  • Killer nurse Niels Hoegel charged with murdering 97 more patients in Germany
Killer nurse Niels Hoegel charged with murdering 97 more patients in Germany

In this December 9, 2014 file photo former nurse Niels Hoegel stands in the court room wearing handcuffs and covering his face with a file at the district court in Oldenburg, Germany . "In all cases (Mr Hoegel) at least accepted the death of the patients as a result of the effect of the drugs", German prosecutors said in a statement.

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  • Amazon's New Convenience Store Doesn't Have A Single Cashier
Amazon's New Convenience Store Doesn't Have A Single Cashier

The smart supermarket uses computer vision , sensors and deep learning technologies, similar to the those used in autonomous vehicles, to track what customers take off the shelves. "The big takeaway from a technology perspective, whether you're a vendor or a competing retailer or a consumer - is that they really have a desire to raise the con...

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  • International Monetary Fund names Russian Federation among sources of global GDP acceleration
International Monetary Fund names Russian Federation among sources of global GDP acceleration

Both estimates were 0.1 percentage point higher than those given in its last outlook in October. Key emerging market and developing economies, including Brazil, China, and South Africa, also posted third-quarter growth stronger than the fall forecasts.

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  • Woman missing after falling overboard off Carnival Triumph
Woman missing after falling overboard off Carnival Triumph

A woman reportedly fell overboard a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday night and a search has been started to find her, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported . The Triumph was released from search and rescue operations and continued its route to Cozumel, Mexico, officials said Monday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased and h...

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  • Mobile tops OpenSignal network tests as AT&T launches new range extender
Mobile tops OpenSignal network tests as AT&T launches new range extender

This latest report is based off of nearly 2.4 billion tests through nearly 240,000 devices from October 1, 2017 to December 30, 2017. In that timeframe, the report saw data from 237,213 test devices, and there were more than 5 billion total measurements in an effort to get the best possible results and catalog them.

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  • OPEC Raises 2018 US Oil Production Forecast As Prices Climb
OPEC Raises 2018 US Oil Production Forecast As Prices Climb

As of 12 January, US crude oil production was 9.75m barrels per day (bpd), up from 9.49m at the start of the year, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). OPEC's reluctance to cut output was also seen as a key reason behind the fall. As a result, oil prices have recently moved above the $70 mark, after hitting a 10-ye...

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