• Lion Air plane crashes into sea, 188 on board
Lion Air plane crashes into sea, 188 on board

The disaster is a setback for Indonesia's airline industry, which just emerged from decade long bans by the European Union and the U.S. over safety concerns. "We hope, we pray, but we can not confirm". Thus, the crash of the plane was not monitored by the Medium Earth Orbital Local User Terminal at the Basarnas [Search and Rescue] head office.

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  • Mega Millions Jackpot brings more business to local stores
Mega Millions Jackpot brings more business to local stores

Tickets sold for Tuesday's drawing are expected to cover 75 percent of all possible number combinations, lottery officials said. Spano tweeted out: "Congrats To The Lucky Winner!" The name of South Carolina's last big victor - a $399 million Powerball jackpot in September 2013 which at the time was the fourth biggest lottery prize in US history...

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  • Despite record profits, Amazon shares sink on disappointing sales
Despite record profits, Amazon shares sink on disappointing sales

Its overall subscription revenue , which comes not just from Prime, but also from Audible.com, Amazon Music, and other services, grew 52% from the third quarter past year to $3.7 billion. The company also issued weaker than expected revenue guidance. Those results combined with rising expenses brought down the company's operating margin to 25 ...

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  • China tells Trump to switch to Huawei after NYT iPhone tapping report
China tells Trump to switch to Huawei after NYT iPhone tapping report

It was revealed on Wednesday, October 24, that casual phone conversations made by US President Donald Trump to friends and close advisers on an unsecured iPhone were been listened to by Chinese and Russian spies. Donald Trump has reportedly refused to exchange his personal phone for a new device every 30 days as is typical for security due t...

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  • Saudi Arabia carried out 'extrajudicial execution' on Khashoggi: UN expert
Saudi Arabia carried out 'extrajudicial execution' on Khashoggi: UN expert

The CIA's Haspel heard an audio recording of Khashoggi's death during a trip to Turkey this week, sources told Reuters . Initially Saudi officials claimed Khashoggi had left the diplomatic mission unharmed; however, under Turkish pressure joined by the questions from the global community, it was forced to confess that he had been killed in a p...

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  • Elon Musk's superfast LA underground 'loop' is coming sooner than you think
Elon Musk's superfast LA underground 'loop' is coming sooner than you think

Elon Musk's vision of traveling at high speeds in underground tunnels is inching closer to reality as the outspoken executive has announced The Boring Company's test tunnel in Hawthorne, California will open on December 10th. says on its website. By lowering the cost of building tunnels and providing a transit alternative to driving, the comp...

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  • Billion-Dollar Jackpot up for Grabs
Billion-Dollar Jackpot up for Grabs

He purchased a massive stack of lottery tickets for the October 23 Mega Millions drawing where the pot has swelled to $1.6 BILLION and fans are dragging him for being greedy . In order to earn a chance at the historic prize, players purchase tickets for $2 and must match all five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the jackpot.

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  • Erdogan accuses Saudi agents of killing dissident journalist
Erdogan accuses Saudi agents of killing dissident journalist

Saudi Arabia has claimed that Khashoggi died accidentally in a brawl at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Even in the face of ugly details of Jamal Khashoggi's slaying, Trump has resisted calls to cut off arms sales to the kingdom and has been reluctant to antagonize the Saudi rulers.

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  • European Union slams Italy's 'unprecedented' deviation from budget rules
European Union slams Italy's 'unprecedented' deviation from budget rules

In an October 15 report, the Bank of Italy said that at the end of 2017, the nation's public debt stood at 2.26 trillion euros, or 131.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). The currency markets also reacted to the news of the Commission's letter with concern, causing the Euro to devalue to a one-week low against the U.S.

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  • Drawbacks to Musk's Cheaper Model 3
Drawbacks to Musk's Cheaper Model 3

Tesla said it has used the same battery pack as the long-range version with fewer cells for the mid-range version. It's not clear if this timetable for the debut of the midrange model was originally planned by Tesla , or if the timing was pushed up due to other factors such as gaining orders ahead of the halving of the $7,500 federal tax credit l...

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  • Saudi operative wore Khashoggi’s clothes, acted as decoy to fool Turkish police
Saudi operative wore Khashoggi’s clothes, acted as decoy to fool Turkish police

He said on Sunday he would speak to Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman "very soon" before deciding what to do. The French presidency says France's President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump shared their concerns about the circumstances that led to the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi .

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  • Lottery Fever Spurs Ticket Sales As Mega Millions Jackpot Approaches $1 Billion
Lottery Fever Spurs Ticket Sales As Mega Millions Jackpot Approaches $1 Billion

Officials raised the estimated jackpot Thursday for the second time because of strong sales ahead of Friday night's drawing for what would be the second-largest lottery jackpot in US history. Lottery fever is sweeping the nation with a Mega Millions jackpot that is worth a cool $1 billion. - Millions are on the line after this week's lottery dr...

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  • Audio recording emerges of 'murder' of Saudi journalist
Audio recording emerges of 'murder' of Saudi journalist

Before Trump spoke, the administration announced that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had pulled out of a major upcoming Saudi investment conference and a USA official said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had warned the Saudi crown prince that his credibility as a future leader is at stake.

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  • Reliance Industries halts Iranian oil imports ahead of US sanctions
Reliance Industries halts Iranian oil imports ahead of US sanctions

Earlier last week, Trump said during an interview that he will impose severe punishment if Saudi Arabia is confirmed to be behind Khashoggi's alleged death. U.S. President Donald Trump said the Saudi crown prince intends to expand an investigation into the disappearance of Khashoggi and that the prince did not know what happened in the Turkis...

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  • Mega Millions jackpot nears record
Mega Millions jackpot nears record

That distinction goes to the $1.586 Powerball jackpot in 2016 that was shared by three winners, including a Chino Hills couple. The cash option, which is favored by almost all winners, is $372 million. Still, even the combined total wouldn't break the record US lottery prize. Before claiming the prize, the lucky victor must first sign the b...

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  • Oil extends losses as markets fall, inventories climb
Oil extends losses as markets fall, inventories climb

Volumes for Brent are four times the average for the Asian timezone, while WTI contracts were about 75 percent above typical turnover, McCarthy said . US crude stocks rose last week as refineries cut output, while gasoline stocks increased and distillate inventories fell, the Energy Information Administration said on Thursday.

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  • OPEC compliance with oil production cut agreement equals 121% in September
OPEC compliance with oil production cut agreement equals 121% in September

The price of global benchmark Brent crude has slid over $45 a barrel in June 2017 and peaked at over $85 in October. USA light crude dropped $1.42, or 1.9 percent, to $71.75 after hitting a low of $71.63. "For oil, it's important to look at the fundamental side because the recent decline is due to the risk-off sentiment across markets", Min Byu...

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  • Facebook now says data breach affected 29 mln users, details impact
Facebook now says data breach affected 29 mln users, details impact

Other 15 million users had their names and contact information breached, and 1 million users exclusively had their access tokens stolen; Facebook has reset the access tokens for all of those users. Facebook indicated that hackers stole access tokens through its "view as" feature. The breach has left users more vulnerable to targeted phishi...

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  • Despite rising oil prices, airline reintroduces world's longest commercial flight
Despite rising oil prices, airline reintroduces world's longest commercial flight

With enthusiasm and a bit of anxiety, 150 people today boarded to an Airbus , which took off from Singapore for a 19-hour marathon flight to NY. While 67 people in business class and around 94 in premium economy, with no regular economy seats available.

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  • Pakistan's currency plunges as it seeks IMF loan
Pakistan's currency plunges as it seeks IMF loan

The United States and China have slapped tit-for-tat tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of each other's goods over the past few months, rattling financial markets as investors worry that the escalating trade conflict could knock global trade and investment.

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  • British PM May briefed inner cabinet 'Brexit deal close'
British PM May briefed inner cabinet 'Brexit deal close'

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said it may take "many years" for free trade agreements to generate significant benefits for the United Kingdom after it leaves the European Union. In a Q&A session with Reuters, Tony Blair advised parliamentarians to vote the Brexit deal down. Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the influential European Resear...

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  • Despite the Looming US Sanctions, India to Continue Buying Iranian Oil
Despite the Looming US Sanctions, India to Continue Buying Iranian Oil

Saudi Arabia is a major investor in Turkey, despite Ankara's support for the Gulf nation of Qatar, which is under a blockade led by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations. A second round of sanctions targeting Iran's oil sector is due to go into effect on November 5. He also noted that triple digit prices "would require a sustainable outage...

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  • Scam Alert: Don't Fall For This Facebook 'Friend Request From You' Message
Scam Alert: Don't Fall For This Facebook 'Friend Request From You' Message

Have you seen those warnings on Facebook from some of your friends? The messages begin with "Hi...." So by sharing it, you're probably not going to do any harm, other than making yourself look a bit gullible, but you're also not doing anyone any favours.

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  • India's currency falls to all-time low against USA dollar
India's currency falls to all-time low against USA dollar

The Monetary policy committee may raise rates by 25 basis points on Friday, the third time this year, amid a higher crude and the weakening rupee , according to a Bloomberg survey. With the rupee falling against the greenback, rising crude oil prices have a compounding effect on consumers in emerging market economics like India, analysts said.

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  • Maharashtra, Gujarat cut fuel prices by Rs 2.50; Kerala, Karnataka refuse
Maharashtra, Gujarat cut fuel prices by Rs 2.50; Kerala, Karnataka refuse

He also said he would write to all the states to cut their respective taxes. Soon, several other NDA-ruled states - Chhatisgarh, Tripura, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh , Haryana, Assam, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Himachal Pradesh - followed suit.

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  • Oil steadies below four-year highs; US inventory rise expected
Oil steadies below four-year highs; US inventory rise expected

This would be the first highest trade deal hitting above the USD$85 per barrel threshold since November of 2014. Brent has risen by more than 20% from its most recent lows in August, Reuters reported. The further rise in oil prices came on the back of supply concerns before United States sanctions against Iran come into force next month. The ...

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  • Amazon raising minimum wage for US workers to $15 per hour
Amazon raising minimum wage for US workers to $15 per hour

In a statement , CEO Jeff Bezos said that "we listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we wanted to lead". Amazon purchased the Whole Foods grocery chain in August 2017. The company, which bought Whole Foods Market in a $13.7 billion deal a year ago, opened a general store in New York City in September af...

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  • Tesla is 'very close' to profitability, Musk says in staff email
Tesla is 'very close' to profitability, Musk says in staff email

As part of the settlement, Tesla will name two new, independent directors to its board. This sees the CEO and Tesla each paying a $20 million fine , while Musk will be replaced by an independent Chairman, unable to put himself up for re-election for a minimum of three years .

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  • Tesla stock soars as Musk taunts the SEC with a tweet
Tesla stock soars as Musk taunts the SEC with a tweet

The US Securities and Exchange Commission said on Saturday that car-maker Tesla and Chief Executive Elon Musk had agreed to pay $20 million each under a settlement that will also see the billionaire step down as chairman after a tumultuous two months for the company.

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  • New Tesla chairman must rein in CEO Elon Musk at key moment
New Tesla chairman must rein in CEO Elon Musk at key moment

Shares of Tesla Inc jumped almost 15 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Elon Musk settled a lawsuit from the US Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC ) that sought to remove him from company management. In two emails obtained by CNBC , Musk told staff that Tesla is close to achieving an "epic victory" on its production goals and tu...

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