Norway’s wealth fund tells firms to set net-zero emission goals

OSLO – Norway’s US$1.2 trillion (S$1.7 trillion) wealth fund, the world’s largest, said on Tuesday (Sept 20) it would decarbonise its holdings by pushing firms to cut their greenhouse gas…

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Apple to raise App Store prices in some countries in Europe, Asia

NEW YORK – Apple Inc said on Tuesday it will raise prices of apps and in-app purchases on its App Store from next month in all of the euro zone…

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SpaceX wants to bring satellite internet to Iran: Elon Musk

WASHINGTON – SpaceX will apply for an exemption from US sanctions against Iran in a bid to offer its satellite internet service to the country, owner Elon Musk said on…

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Tonga volcano erupts 8 times in 2 days

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA – A volcano north of Tonga’s main island has erupted eight times in the past 48 hours, according to the Pacific nation’s geological service, which has warned mariners…

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PepsiCo ends Pepsi, 7UP production in Russia after promising halt over Ukraine

MOSCOW – PepsiCo Inc has stopped making Pepsi, 7UP and Mountain Dew in Russia nearly six months after the United States company said it would suspend sales and production after…

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Judge reverses murder sentence of Adnan Syed, whose case was detailed in the hit podcast ‘Serial’

WASHINGTON – In a remarkable reversal, Adnan Syed walked out of prison on Monday for the first time since he was a teenager, having spent 23 years fighting his conviction…

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Students get expelled if they underperform in Ivory Coast schools

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Youngsters in Ivory Coast return to school this week with a sword of Damocles above their heads: those with average grades of less than 8.5 out…

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Too weak to cry: Famine looms over Somalia’s children

MOGADISHU (AFP) – As flies buzz over his tiny body, two-year-old Sadak Ibrahim barely whimpers, too weak to cry or shoo them away – a heartbreaking glimpse of the hunger…

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Russia is struggling to recruit for its army, US official says

WASHINGTON – Russia is struggling to attract recruits for its army amid its setbacks in Ukraine, while the United States is open to potentially sending Western tanks to Ukraine, a…

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Russia’s Black Sea fleet relocating some of its submarines out of Crimea

LONDON – Russia’s Black Sea fleet has relocated some of its submarines from their Sevastopol port in Crimea, to Novorossiysk in Krasnodor Krai, in southern Russia, the British military said Tuesday.…

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