Indonesia plans 'big bang' opening of economy to foreign investment

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Indonesia plans 'big bang' opening of economy to foreign investment

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday unveiled plans for a "big bang" loosening of restrictions on foreign investment in nearly 50 sectors to encourage competition in an economy long dominated by powerful vested interests.

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Liverpool owners scrap ticket hike, apologise to fans

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Liverpool owners scrap ticket hike, apologise to fans

Liverpool's owners on Wednesday apologised and scrapped controversial plans to hike Anfield ticket prices after 10,000 fans walked out of the ground in protest at the weekend.

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London black-cab drivers block streets in Uber demo

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London black-cab drivers block streets in Uber demo

Drivers of London's traditional black cabs blocked some of the city's busiest streets on Wednesday in a protest at the lack of regulations imposed on Uber.

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VW to recall 680,000 cars in US over faulty airbags

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VW to recall 680,000 cars in US over faulty airbags

Embattled German auto giant Volkswagen is having to recall 680,000 cars in the United States owing to possible faulty airbags supplied by Japanese maker Takata, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Top seed Nishikori, qualifier Nishioka advance

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Top seed Nishikori, qualifier Nishioka advance

Three-time defending champion Kei Nishikori and Japanese compatriot Yoshihito Nishioka, a 130th-ranked qualifier, advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP Memphis Open on Wednesday with straight-sets triumphs.

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NATO agrees Russian deterrent but avoids Cold War footing

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NATO agrees Russian deterrent but avoids Cold War footing

NATO agreed on Wednesday its boldest steps yet to deter Russia from any attack in the Baltics or eastern Europe, setting out ways to rapidly deploy air, naval and ground forces without resorting to Cold War-era military bases.

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Wild elephant goes on rampage in Indian town

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Wild elephant goes on rampage in Indian town

A wild elephant went on an hours-long rampage in a town in eastern India on Wednesday, damaging about 100 homes, shops and other buildings, a state minister said.

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Researchers find new Zika clues to birth defect in fetus study

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Researchers find new Zika clues to birth defect in fetus study

Researchers on Wednesday reported new evidence strengthening the association between Zika virus and a spike in birth defects, citing the presence of the virus in the brain of an aborted fetus of a European woman who became pregnant while living in Brazil.

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IMF threatens to cut Ukraine aid over corruption

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IMF threatens to cut Ukraine aid over corruption

The International Monetary Fund threatened to cut crucial financial aid to cash-strapped Ukraine Wednesday because of the country's "slow progress" in fighting corruption.

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Russia, pressed to end Syria bombing, proposes March truce

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Russia, pressed to end Syria bombing, proposes March truce

World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks' time.

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Yahoo announces first round of layoffs as it trims 15 percent of workforce

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Yahoo announces first round of layoffs as it trims 15 percent of workforce

Yahoo Inc announced Wednesday it will lay off 107 employees in the first of what is expected to be more than 1,500 job cuts.

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Hundreds attempt to put out fire in national park in northern Vietnam

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Hundreds attempt to put out fire in national park in northern Vietnam

Nearly 200 people have been trying to control and extinguish the fire that occurred at around 1:00 pm on Wednesday in a national park in the mountainous northern Vietnamese province of Lao Cai.

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Thousands flock to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

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Thousands flock to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Thousands of visitors were recorded flocking to many famous destinations in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on Wednesday, the third day of the Lunar New Year.

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WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

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WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to "normal infants."

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Venus finally off the mark in 2016

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Venus finally off the mark in 2016

Venus Williams finally registered her first tour win of 2016 as she powered past Lee Pei-chi 6-3, 6-2 at the Taiwan Open on Wednesday to set up a clash with Urszula Radwanska.

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