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US-China President Donald Trump bowed to pressure from U.S. businesses and concerns over the economic fallout of his trade war with China, delaying the imposition of new tariffs on a wide variety of consumer products including toys and laptops until December.

China Huawei Technologies Inc. has hired a lobbyist with deep ties to Republican leadership as the Chinese telecom giant finds itself increasingly mired in President Donald Trump’s trade war with Beijing.

Thailand A court yesterday dismissed terrorism and other charges against 24 leaders of an extended street protest in 2010 that saw key areas of central Bangkok closed off.

Malaysia Doctors conducted an autopsy yesterday to determine the cause of death of a 15-year-old London teen whose naked body was found nine days after she mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort.

South Korea A representative for K-pop superstar group BTS said yesterday the boy band is taking a break, but it will only be brief. 

Australia Police said yesterday they made a major drug bust linked to an international syndicate, with four British men arrested after the seizure of vast quantities of MDMA powder and ice.

New Zealand Scientists say they’ve found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of a human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago.

Pakistan Prime minister, Imran Khan, assuredKashmiri people living in the Indian-administered part of the divided region that he supports them in their struggle for self-determination.

Germany The economy shrank by 0.1 percent in the second quarter from the previous three-month period as global trade conflicts and troubles in the auto industry weighed on Europe’s largest economy.

Portugal braced yesterday for possible fuel shortages as a trade union representing striking tanker truck drivers said they would defy a government order that they provide minimum deliveries to gas stations — a move that could send them to prison.

USA Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work.

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