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KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - The impending introduction of Juul e-cigarettes in India was a factor in the government’s decision to ban the sale of vaping products, a top government lawyer said in court on Tuesday while defending the order. The government took the step last month, warning Indians of a vaping “epidemic” among young...
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Wednesday confirmed two additional cases of African swine fever at pig farms in Paju, a town near its border with North Korea, the country’s agriculture ministry said, bringing its total number of cases of the disease to eleven. South Korea is still looking into the source of the...
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong awoke to widespread damage on Wednesday and calls for more protests following some of the most violent clashes in nearly four months of unrest, including the shooting of a teenage demonstrator by police. Anti-government protests turned violent early on Tuesday and continued into the night, with intense cat-and-mouse...
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s June-September monsoon rains are likely to start withdrawing from the northwest region from Oct. 10, marking the most delayed retreat of the seasonal rainfall, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Tuesday. The monsoon generally begins in June and starts to retreat by Sept. 1, but rains have continued beyond that...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment probe into President Donald Trump intensified on Monday, as Trump raged about the inquiry and news reports suggested he had used additional diplomatic channels to go after his adversaries. Three House committees said a subpoena for documents had been sent to Trump’s lawyer Rudy...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian share prices ticked up on Tuesday as some investors clung to hopes that the fourth quarter will bring progress in resolving the United-States trade war that’s cast a shadow over the global economy. Japan's Nikkei .N225 rose 0.74% while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS inched up 0.24%...
(Reuters) - Nasdaq Inc is cracking down on initial public offerings (IPOs) of small Chinese companies by tightening restrictions and slowing down their approval, according to regulatory filings, corporate executives and investment bankers. Nasdaq’s attempt to limit these stock market flotations comes as a growing number of them end up raising most of...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s crown prince warned in an interview broadcast on Sunday that oil prices could spike to “unimaginably high numbers” if the world does not come together to deter Iran, but said he would prefer a political solution to a military one. Speaking to the CBS program “60 Minutes,” Mohammed...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s supermarkets are topping up their meat counters with frozen pork from state reserves, after prices of the nation’s favourite protein source surged to budget-busting levels, threatening to mar this week’s National Day festivities. Pork, which has a prominent place at nearly every Chinese dinner table, is in short supply...
(Reuters) - Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has requested the support of more cricket-playing nations as the country takes another step towards the revival of international matches on home soil with a limited-overs series against Sri Lanka in Karachi and Lahore. Major international teams have avoided touring Pakistan since a 2009 militant attack on...

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