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    China GDP grows record 18.3pc in Q1 in virus rebound

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:44pm on April 16, 2021

    China’s economy expanded at a record pace in the first quarter as the country continued its rapid recovery from 2020’s pandemic-fuelled slump, official data showed...

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    Brexit sparks £1t UK assets switch to EU: study

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:42pm on April 16, 2021

    UK banks and insurers have shifted more than £1.0 trillion to the European Union in response to Brexit, a study published on Friday found. More...

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    Google broke Australian law over location data collection: court

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:40pm on April 16, 2021

    Google violated Australian law by misleading users of Android mobile devices about the use of their location data, a court ruled on Friday in a...

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    Homebuilding in US rebounds in March

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:25pm on April 16, 2021

    American homebuilders got back to work in earnest last month after bad weather slowed construction in February, as new housing starts jumped 19.4 per cent,...

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    Clemon confers awards among Clean Campus Green Campus winners

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:55pm on April 16, 2021

    The authorities of beverage brand Clemon have distributed prizes among the winners of the Clean Campus Green Campus competition. The programme was held on the...

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    Twitter unveils algorithmic fairness initiative

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:50pm on April 15, 2021

    Twitter said on Wednesday that it was launching an initiative on ‘responsible machine learning’ that will include reviews of algorithmic fairness on the social media...

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    German 2021 growth seen weaker: economic institutes

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 11:47pm on April 15, 2021

    German economic growth will be weaker than expected in 2021, leading research institutes said on Thursday, as ongoing coronavirus restrictions continue to slow a recovery...

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    Bangladesh Bank allows remitting pay against webinar services till Dec

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:59pm on April 15, 2021

    The Bangladesh Bank has allowed banks to remit abroad payments against webinar solution services till December 2021 following the emergence of a fresh wave of...

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    Myanmar rebel group executes child rapist freed by junta

    Agence France-Presse. Yangon, Myanmar | Updated at 10:09pm on April 14, 2021

    A rebel group in Myanmar has executed a man for raping and killing a five-year-old girl shortly after he was released in a prison amnesty...

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    Dhaka Regency offers Ramadan special items

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:12pm on April 13, 2021

    Dhaka Regency features a variety of Arabic and local dishes in the month of Ramadan. The items include hummus, sarma kabsa, baklava, katayef, chhola, onion,...

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