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OPEC cuts, weak freight rates help traders profit on Asia crude routes

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil traders from around the world, including the United States, Britain and Brazil, have tripled their sales to Asia as they take advantage of an emerging supply gap following OPEC-led production cuts announced late last year.  



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UK fourth-quarter growth hits a one-year high but 2016 seen weaker than previously thought

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LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - - Britain's economy picked up speed to grow at the fastest rate in a year during the last three months of 2016, beating a preliminary estimate and showing how little immediate impact June's Brexit vote had on growth.  



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The Ethicist: Can Therapists Fake Their Own Online Reviews?

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The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether it’s okay to post composite “patient” reviews on a referral site or to fudge blood-iron readings to enable donations. 



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French police question Le Pen aides over alleged EU fake jobs

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PARIS (Reuters) - French judicial police are questioning far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's bodyguard and chief of staff in relation to a probe into alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants, her lawyer said on Wednesday.  



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Famine threatens lives of nearly half a million Nigerian children, says Unicef

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UN agency and other organisations warn that 14 million people need urgent aid, with food shortages in the north-east driven by Boko Haram insurgencyHundreds of thousands of children under the age of five in north-eastern Nigeria will suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year, with...(more) 



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China close to finishing buildings on South China Sea islands that could house missiles, US says

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Building the concrete structures with retractable roofs on Subi, Mischief and Fiery Cross reefs could be considered a military escalationChina, in an early test of US President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that...(more) 



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Young refugees urge ministers not to end unaccompanied minors scheme

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Seventeen refugees who made it to UK write letter calling for ‘safe, legal routes for young people to find protection’A group of young asylum seekers and refugees who arrived in Britain as children have urged the government not to close the Dubs scheme to help unaccompanied...(more) 



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Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang jailed for corruption

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72-year-old sentenced to 20 months in prison for misconduct in office, becoming city’s highest-ranking official to be jailedThe former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for misconduct in public office, making him the most senior city official to be...(more) 



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Years of failed efforts to end Syrian conflict

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Since the start of Syria's war in 2011, several diplomatic initiatives have stumbled over the future of President Bashar al-Assad. In January 2012, two months after an initial bid to end the violence, leading Arab diplomats adopt a fresh plan that would transfer power from Assad...(more) 



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Why the People’s Climate March matters to people of color like me

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Aura Vasquez is director of climate justice at the Center for Popular Democracy.Ever since taking power, the Trump administration has made clear it intends to wage war on the environment. It’s given the green light to both the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines and geared...(more) 



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Webcast Replays: NASA, SpaceX Wave Off Dragon Arrival at Space Station

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NASA will provide live views of SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship arriving at the ISS today (Feb. 22). Here's how to watch live. 



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RWE forced to scrap dividend again

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The German parent company of UK energy firm Npower suffers writedowns on its power plants. 



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