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#Qatar promises to reform 'kafala' labour law

Doha, under pressure from rights groups who liken conditions for some migrant workers there to slavery, pledges change.

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#Shell admits to misjudging #Nigeria oil spill

International oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has admitted that the 2008 Oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria were larger than initially anticipated.

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Alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0 held in US

The alleged operator of a second version of the Silk Road online black-market bazaar for drugs and money laundering has been arrested and charged on multiple counts, US prosecutors say.

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#Ukraine and #Russia strike gas deal

Moscow and Kiev have agreed to a deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flow into Ukraine throughout the winter despite their intense rivalry over the fighting in eastern Ukraine.

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#India hunts for 'black money' held abroad

India's government has handed over the names of more than 600 Indians with foreign bank accounts to the Supreme Court after public outrage over rampant tax evasion.

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Twenty-five European banks fail stress test

The European Central Bank (ECB) has said that 25 of Europe's 130 biggest banks have failed an in-depth review of their finances designed to check their financial health.

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#Boeing sells first parts to #Iran since 1979

Boeing has sold plane parts to Iran Air, the first time it has done business with the Tehran's national carrier since the 1979 hostage crisis, the US aviation firm reported.

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#Total CEO killed in Moscow airport accident

Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive officer of Total SA, the French oil company, has been killed in an accident at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, according to official sources.

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#Toyota recalls 1.75 million cars worldwide

Japanese carmaker Toyota has said it is recalling 1.75 million of its vehicles globally over faulty brakes and other glitches that could pose a fire risk.

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#Venezuela ordered to pay $1.6bn to #Exxon

An international arbitration panel has ordered Venezuela's government to pay $1.6bn to oil-giant Exxon Mobil for the seizure of a major oil project in the country, along with other losses.

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