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Richest 1% made 82% of wealth created last year

The world's richest one percent raked in 82 percent of the wealth created last year while the poorest half of the population received none, Oxfam said Monday, as the world's elite prepared to mingle at the World Economic Forum in Davos.


Amazon opens first cashierless shop to public

Online giant Amazon on Monday plans to open a convenience store in Seattle where hungry customers will be able to grab sandwiches and go, without having to wait in line or use a checkout.


Rohingya repatriation won't begin Tuesday as planned: Bangladesh

The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar due to begin Tuesday will be delayed, a Bangladesh official said, citing the huge task of preparing transit centres and approving lists of returnees.


US shutdown extends into Monday as crunch vote delayed

Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees will stay home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the working week.


Three killed in southern Thai market bomb

A motorcycle bomb killed three civilians and wounded two dozen others on Monday at a bustling morning market in Thailand's insurgency-hit south, the first such attack by suspected militants on a 'soft target' in the Muslim-majority region for months.


Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders

Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and turtles illegally traded in just three months.


No cash? Paris church basket now taking bank cards

The passing around of collection baskets at Catholic mass usually leads to a collective digging through pockets and purses for loose change or small bills -- but a Paris church is testing a high-tech alternative.


Global air traffic at new record

Budget carriers continued to push global air traffic to new record levels last year, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said on Wednesday.


China sees births fall despite push for second child

The number of births in China fell last year even though the world's most populous country has relaxed its one-child policy to allow all couples to have two children.


Duterte under fire for closing news website

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's government rejected calls Tuesday to halt the potential closure a news website that has been reporting on his deadly drug war, with media watchdogs raising fears over eroding freedoms.


 

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