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In historic first, G20 weighs ageing as global risk

In historic first, G20 weighs ageing as global risk
Fukuoka - 

Ballooning healthcare costs, labour shortages and financial services for the elderly: for the first time Sunday, the world's top policymakers are tackling economic issues relating to ageing and shrinking birthrates.

China warns tech giants after US Huawei ban: report

China warns tech giants after US Huawei ban: report
Washington - 

The Chinese government convened top tech companies this week and warned them of consequences if they cut off technology sales to the country, US media reported on Saturday.

India's Modi makes unscheduled stop at bombed Sri Lanka church

India's Modi makes unscheduled stop at bombed Sri Lanka church
Colombo - 

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday made an unscheduled stop at a Catholic church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks ahead of his official welcome to Sri Lanka.

New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%

New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%
Chicago - 

A new form of drug drastically improves survival rates of young women with the most common form of  breast cancer, researchers said on Saturday, citing the results of an international clinical trial.

China says trade war 'has not made America great again'

China says trade war 'has not made America great again'
Beijing - 

Washington's escalating trade war with Beijing has not "made America great again" and has instead damaged the American economy, China said Sunday, stressing that while it wants resolution through talks there will be no compromise on core principles.

Indonesian cities empty out as millions leave to mark end of Ramadan

Indonesian cities empty out as millions leave to mark end of Ramadan

Jakarta - 

Millions of Indonesians were on the move at the weekend as they returned home to villages and towns across the world's biggest Muslim nation to mark the end of Ramadan.

Two dead, including schoolgirl, after Japan mass stabbing

Two dead, including schoolgirl, after Japan mass stabbing

Kawasaki - 

A knife-wielding attacker killed a 12-year-old schoolgirl and a man before stabbing himself to death in a rampage outside Tokyo Tuesday that also injured more than a dozen, including several children.

Merkel's coalition in crisis talks after EU vote debacle

Merkel's coalition in crisis talks after EU vote debacle

Berlin - 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's embattled coalition will hold crisis talks Monday after a thumping at European polls that has reignited questions over its survival.

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