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Author: 0 Didi Chuxing Raises $4 Billion to Compete Globally with Uber

The last funding round boosts Didi Chuxing's valuation to around $56 billion, making the ride-hailing platform Asia's most valuable startup . The company also said it plans to increase investments in AI talent and technologies to enhance its intelligent driving and smart transport capabilities, and expand these services to more markets around the world.

Worldwide US Plans 'Bloody Nose' Attack on North Korea
Author: 0 US Plans 'Bloody Nose' Attack on North Korea

The WannaCry attack crippled hospitals, banks and companies around the world, and "highlights the capabilities that North Korea has in cyber", Kurtz said. Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad said in a statement that, "The UK's National Cyber Security Centre assesses it is highly likely that North Korean actors known as the Lazarus Group were behind the WannaCry ransomware campaign - one of the most significant to hit the UK in terms of scale and disruption".

Worldwide PDP Loses Another Federal Lawmaker To APC
Author: 0 PDP Loses Another Federal Lawmaker To APC

We are, however, not unmindful of the reservations by some of the PDP aspirants about the misconduct and flawed processes, especially before and during the national convention where Chief Uche Secondus was elected the national chairman. The PDP has nine of Nigeria's 36 state governors following a massive electoral defeat of 2015. The era of impunity and imposition of candidates on the party is gone, " he said.

Worldwide Magnitude 5.2 natural disaster felt in Iran capital
Author: 0 Magnitude 5.2 natural disaster felt in Iran capital

Schools were closed since Sunday due to heavy smog and pollution, but the decision to keep them closed on Thursday is for safety reasons after the natural disaster. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. No deaths have been reported, but last month a 7.3 quake killed 620 and injured thousands.

Worldwide Bihar: Boiler blasts in sugar mill, kills 4 labourers
Author: 0 Bihar: Boiler blasts in sugar mill, kills 4 labourers

Reminding of the NTPC tragedy in Uttar Pradesh last month, as many as three labourers have died in a boiler blast at Sasa Musa sugar mill in Bihar's Gopalganj district. There was no negligence. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has announced ex-gratia of Rs 4 Lakh each for next of kin of those who have lost their lives in the explosion.

Worldwide Government to BAN builders selling new-build homes on leasehold terms
Author: 0 Government to BAN builders selling new-build homes on leasehold terms

The announcement comes following a Government consultation which resulted in 6,000 responses and "an overwhelming" support for tackling unfair leasehold practices. According to the government, this legislation will take force as soon as possible, but it is subject to the usual parliamentary timescales. With a leasehold, the person owns the property for the length of their lease agreement with the freeholder.

Worldwide Hundreds of Philippines ferry disaster survivors pulled from the sea
Author: 0 Hundreds of Philippines ferry disaster survivors pulled from the sea

The accident happened off the town of Real about 43 miles east of Manila , when the vessel sailed to the island of Polillo in rough weather. Strong winds and large waves started to lash the vessel about two hours into the trip, he said. A tropical storm is expected to make landfall on the southern island of Mindanao late Thursday or early on Friday. Typhoons and storms, poorly maintained ferries and ships, and law enforcement issues have often been blamed for past sea disasters in the ...

Worldwide British mother Nazanin Ratcliffe eligible for early release
Author: 0 British mother Nazanin Ratcliffe eligible for early release

The Hampshire mum is serving a five-year sentence over allegations, which she strongly denies, of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government. His intervention came after the hardline Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda described Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe - who has dual Iranian nationality - as a "dirty spy who sold her country" during Friday prayers at the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad.

Worldwide Trump Commutes Sholom Rubashkin's Sentence
Author: 0 Trump Commutes Sholom Rubashkin's Sentence

Before his conviction, Rubashkin ran a massive kosher meat-processing company in Iowa. The White House issued a statement announcing the commutation, which stated that Rubashkin had already served over eight years of a 27-year prison sentence that some felt was "excessive in light of its disparity with sentences imposed for similar crimes".

Worldwide North Korean soldier walks through fog to defect
Author: 0 North Korean soldier walks through fog to defect

At line 9.30am, the South's border guards fired 20 warning shots. According to the South Korean Ministry of Unification, the number of North Koreans who attempted to defect dropped by more than 10 per cent in the first part of 2017, compared to 2016.

Worldwide Injured After SUV Plows Into Crowd In Australia
Author: 0 Injured After SUV Plows Into Crowd In Australia

The driver is an Australian citizen of Afghan descent who is known to police following a 2010 minor assault matter, with a history of drug use and mental health issues. Among them was a pre-school aged child who suffered serious head injuries. "As it (the car) approached this intersection.it just mowed everybody down, people were flying everywhere", one witness who identified herself only as Sue told radio station 3AW.

Worldwide Gloomy Brexit forecasts for United Kingdom are coming true, says International Monetary Fund
Author: 0 Gloomy Brexit forecasts for United Kingdom are coming true, says International Monetary Fund

Speaking at the Treasury today, Christine Lagarde , head of the International Monetary Fund, said the United Kingdom economy "is losing out as a result" of the Brexit vote. The Washington-based lender of last resort said despite recent progress, there remained a risk of the United Kingdom crashing out of the European Union without a deal and suffering a drop in commercial property prices and a credit crunch in financial markets.

Worldwide RB Leipzig Defender Marvin Compper Arrives Celtic To Complete His Medical
Author: 0 RB Leipzig Defender Marvin Compper Arrives Celtic To Complete His Medical

Leipzig's Ralf Rangnick told Sport.de in 2014: "I appreciate Marvin very much, because of his experience and ability to speak, he is an important integration factor for new players". " Marvin Compper becomes the third German to play for Celtic , following in the footsteps of Andy Thom and Andreas Hinkel ". Brendan Rodgers had targeted defensive reinforcements in the window and Compper, who has one global cap for Germany, will be expected to become a mainstay in Celtic's back line.

Author: 0 Sen. Warner cautions Trump against meddling in Mueller probe

Meanwhile Trump transition lawyer Kory Langhofer last week complained to congressional committees about Mr. Mueller's investigative tactics, arguing that emails from the transition team that were stored by the General Services Agency were inappropriately provided to investigators.

Worldwide Rosie O'Donnell Offers Senators Cash To Reject Tax Bill
Author: 0 Rosie O'Donnell Offers Senators Cash To Reject Tax Bill

While O'Donnell would most likely just say she was joking, and remind that she is a comedian, if called to account, it is probably best not to use Twitter for such activities, even in jest. The House approved the measure, 224-201, passing it for the second time in two days after a procedural foul-up forced another vote on Wednesday. Not only did the senators ignore her "offer" and vote for the bill (which has now passed the Senate and is on its way back to the House for a vote on a ...

Worldwide New US national security strategy shows imperialist character
Author: 0 New US national security strategy shows imperialist character

Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Bush administration to stop using it in the early 2000s because they said it was offensive. Moscow "cannot accept that the country is treated as a threat to the security of the United States", Peskov told reporters.

Worldwide Damian Green resigns as first secretary of state after porn allegations
Author: 0 Damian Green resigns as first secretary of state after porn allegations

May said she asked Green for his resignation after an investigation concluded he had not been open about the matter. He added that he did not download or view pornography on his parliamentary computers. Mr Green has been an MP since 1997, rising through the shadow cabinet ranks to ministerial posts in the home, justice and work and pensions departments.

Worldwide Canadian killed, 3 injured in Mexico bus crash: Global Affairs Canada
Author: 0 Canadian killed, 3 injured in Mexico bus crash: Global Affairs Canada

American Carrie Vanrenterghem, who traveled with her two daughters to the same excursion on a bus directly in front of the one that crashed, said she saw the bus being towed away on their way back from the Mayan ruins. Serenade of the Seas is on a seven-night Caribbean cruise that departed Port Everglades, FL , on Friday, December 15, with calls to Key West, FL; Roatan, Honduras; and Costa Maya and Cozumel , Mexico .