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Alibaba break own record sells $17.8 billion on Singles Day

Alibaba Sales on Singles Day

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba moved $17.8 billion in sales during its Singles Day sale on Friday, smashing its own records. The $17.8 billion (or 120.7 billion yuan) figured crushed Black Friday’s $4.45 billion in e-commerce sales last year and Alibaba’s own $14.3 billion record from 2015. Singles Day is China’s biggest e-commerce day of the year, complete with a nationally …

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At least 30 killed in blast at shrine in Quetta


The blast occurred at the Shah Noorani shrine, located in Baluchistan province, about 100km (62 miles) north of the port city of Karachi. It took place while hundreds of people were inside, said Ghalzai. An explosion at a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens of others, local officials said. Hashim Ghalzai, a local …

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Protesters set to gather again in U.S. cities to oppose Trump

Protesters in US against Trump

Protestors are expected to gather again on Saturday in cities across the United States to protest at President-elect Donald Trump and his policies, which they say will hurt their civil and human rights, a day after a protester was shot in Portland, Oregon. Events were planned throughout the day in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, where organizers said they …

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Ex-U.S. ambassador to Moscow says banned from entering Russia

U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul

Ex-U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul to Moscow under President Barack Obama, Russia banned from entering the country, McFaul and Russian Foreign Ministry sources said. Russia has a travel ban in place on some U.S. officials in retaliation for a U.S. ban on Russian officials entering the United States. McFaul, U.S. ambassador in Moscow from 2012-2014, said he had learnt of the …

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Taliban suicide bomber kills four at NATO base in Afghanistan

NATO Air Base Attack

Four peoples killed when a suicide bomber of Taliban blown NATO air base at Bagram north of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday. “An explosive device was detonated on Bagram Airfield resulting in multiple casualties,” the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement. “Response teams at Bagram continue to treat the wounded and investigate the incident,” the statement said. …

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Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone catches fire on Southwest plane

Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Southwest Airlines flight 994 from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated this morning while still at the gate because of a smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. All passengers and crew exited the plane via the main cabin door and no injuries were reported, a Southwest Airlines spokesperson told The Verge. More worrisome is the fact that the phone in question …

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