Could these South African dolls replace Barbie?

Could these South African dolls replace Barbie?

The Sibahle Collection is a range of dolls created to inspire young African children to embrace their own beauty. Its creators hope to rival the famous American Barbie doll.
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Illinois boy found in grave, parents arrested

Illinois boy found in grave, parents arrested

The body of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund, who was reported missing from his Crystal Lake, Illinois home last week, was discovered buried in a shallow grave on Wednesday and his parents were arrested on murder charges, local police said. Colette Luke has more.
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Facebook expects up to $5 billion in FTC fines

Facebook expects up to $5 billion in FTC fines

What's the cost for Facebook's massive data privacy breach that's rocked the company in the past year? Facebook thinks it could be as much as $5 billion dollars. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
Wisconsin feels pinch from rising labor shortage

Wisconsin feels pinch from rising labor shortage

After adding 5 million new and returning workers from 2016 to 2018, the U.S. labor force shrank for the first three months of this year, in what economists fear may be the leading edge of a labor shortage that could crimp economic growth. Vanessa Joh
Wall Street stalls after record close

Wall Street stalls after record close

U.S. stocks ended Wednesday trade slightly lower as investors took time to digest a record close the previous session for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. Conway G.
Trump vows all-out fight as Dems push new probes

Trump vows all-out fight as Dems push new probes

President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to fight all the way to the Supreme Court against any effort by congressional Democrats to impeach him, even though the U.S. Constitution gives Congress complete authority over the impeachment process. Nathan
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Iran's Zarif warns U.S. of 'consequences' over oil sanctions

Iran's Zarif warns U.S. of 'consequences' over oil sanctions

The United States must be prepared for consequences if it tries to stop Iran from selling oil and using the Strait of Hormuz, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Wednesday.
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Record high may be chance to rebalance portfolio -strategist

Record high may be chance to rebalance portfolio -strategist

The S&P 500's recent record closing high presents a chance for investors to decide which positions to lighten up and which to add to, advises Clarfeld Financial Advisors' Michael Hans.
Venezuelan military desertions are on the rise

Venezuelan military desertions are on the rise

Venezuelan military personnel are deserting to Colombia and Brazil in growing numbers, refusing to follow orders to repress protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, six of them told Reuters.
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Following Africa's gold smugglers to Dubai

Following Africa's gold smugglers to Dubai

Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates - a gateway to the world's markets.
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Boeing suspends forecasts amid 737 MAX troubles

Boeing suspends forecasts amid 737 MAX troubles

Boeing on Wednesday abandoned its 2019 financial outlook, halted share buybacks and announced $1 billion in increased costs due to the grounding of its fastest-selling 737 MAX jet after two fatal plane crashes in five months.
Details about Sri Lanka's 'well-educated' bombers emerge

Details about Sri Lanka's 'well-educated' bombers emerge

Officials say they have identified eight out of the nine attackers behind Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings, that killed more than 350 people.
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Trump vows SCOTUS fight over any impeachment

Trump vows SCOTUS fight over any impeachment

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to fight any effort by congressional Democrats to impeach him after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry, promising to take the matter to the Supreme Court even though the U.S. Constitution gives C
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Exclusive - Star struck: Airbnb heads to Hollywood

Exclusive - Star struck: Airbnb heads to Hollywood

Airbnb, the high-flying startup for booking home rentals around the world, has ambitions to develop original shows that could whet customers' appetite for travel, people familiar with the strategy told Reuters.
Muslim refugees flee Sri Lankan town in panic after blasts

Muslim refugees flee Sri Lankan town in panic after blasts

Hundreds of Pakistani Ahmadi Muslim refugees in Sri Lanka were being taken to a safe location after a string of bomb blasts were blamed on Islamist militants.
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Wanted: 'highest calibre' new Bank of England governor

Wanted: 'highest calibre' new Bank of England governor

UK finance minister Philip Hammond began the search for a new governor of the Bank of England on Wednesday, seeking someone to help steer the world’s fifth-biggest economy, and its global financial centre, through the upheaval of Brexit.
Details emerge on Sri Lanka's 'well-educated' bombers

Details emerge on Sri Lanka's 'well-educated' bombers

Officials say they have identified eight out of the nine attackers behind Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings, that killed more than 350 people.
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Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is expected announce on Thursday that he is seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for the 2020 election.
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Oil: Saudi's Falih sees no need for swift output action after Iran waivers end

Oil: Saudi's Falih sees no need for swift output action after Iran waivers end

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Wednesday he saw no need to raise oil output immediately after the United States ends waivers granted to buyers of Iranian crude.
Netflix, Amazon score win in Oscars rule battle

Netflix, Amazon score win in Oscars rule battle

In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules for winning an Oscar, Hollywood’s top prize.
N.Korea's leader arrives in Russia for key talks

N.Korea's leader arrives in Russia for key talks

Kim Jong Un arrives by train in Vladivostok for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin that is likely to focus on Pyongyang's nuclear program.
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Texas couple jailed for enslaving Guinean girl

Texas couple jailed for enslaving Guinean girl

A Texas couple was sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay restitution for forcing a Guinean girl to work as a 'slave' for 16 years.
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'Woman in white' Alaa Salah seeks removal of entire Sudan regime

'Woman in white' Alaa Salah seeks removal of entire Sudan regime

A Sudanese woman who has come to symbolize for many the protests that have forced out former president Omar al-Bashir said protesters want the whole regime to go.
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Britain to give Huawei some access to 5G networks

Britain to give Huawei some access to 5G networks

Britain won't completely ban Huawei gear from its 5G phone networks, according to Reuters sources.
Transgender Pakistanis allowed to join regional police

Transgender Pakistanis allowed to join regional police

The country's Sindh province will let transgender people to serve as police officers in a move activists say is a huge step for the community.
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