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Magnitude 7.9 quake off Alaska prompts tsunami warning

Magnitude 7.9 quake off Alaska prompts tsunami warning

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit the Gulf of Alaska in the early hours of Tuesday, prompting warnings of a possible tsunami down the Canadian and US west coast and as far away as Hawaii.

EU removes Panama, seven others from tax haven list

EU removes Panama, seven others from tax haven list

The European Union on Tuesday removed eight countries including Panama and South Korea from its new tax haven blacklist after they pledged to address their concerns, the bloc said.

Japan's latest overtime example? Xiang Xiang the panda

Japan's latest overtime example? Xiang Xiang the panda

By popular demand, Tokyo's new panda cub Xiang Xiang is working extra hours from Tuesday, the latest example of overtime in a country famous for its hard-working ‘salarymen.’

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris ...

Ship hired to find MH370 arrives in search zone

Ship hired to find MH370 arrives in search zone

A vessel hired to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries has reached the remote spot in the Indian Ocean ...

Indonesian office workers flee as quake shakes capital

Indonesian office workers flee as quake shakes capital

Office workers fled high-rise buildings in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the city, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

Sydney woman arrested over financing of Islamic State

Sydney woman arrested over financing of Islamic State

A woman has been arrested in western Sydney for her alleged involvement in the financing of the terrorist organization Islamic State, local police said Tuesday.

India's big electricity push to bring millions out of darkness

India's big electricity push to bring millions out of darkness

An estimated 240 million of the 1.3 billion people in India still live without electricity. The country is now racing to connect thousands of villages with power as it looks to accelerate growth ...

Trump angers China, South Korea with new trade tariffs

Trump angers China, South Korea with new trade tariffs

President Donald Trump has approved steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines to protect US producers, triggering an outcry in China and South Korea and even protests at home.

Hollywood set for Oscar noms in the year of #MeToo

Hollywood set for Oscar noms in the year of #MeToo

All eyes will be on Hollywood Tuesday as the Oscars nominees are unveiled, with ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ ahead by a nose in an awards season overshadowed by the industry's war on sleaze.

Avalanche engulfs skiers after volcano erupts at resort, 12 hurt

Avalanche engulfs skiers after volcano erupts at resort, 12 hurt

At least 12 people were injured, some critically, when rocks from an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central Japan on Tuesday and an avalanche soon after the eruption ...

Democrats set to vote to reopen US government

Democrats set to vote to reopen US government

US Democrats yesterday agreed to support a temporary funding bill to end a partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its third day, as a key vote began in the Senate.

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