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World's biggest battery to be ready this week in Australia

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Canberra, Nov 28 (AP) - Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk is on track to deliver on a promise by building the world's biggest lithium-ion battery in the Australian Outback within 100 days, an official said on Tuesday.
Musk promised to build the 100-megawatt battery within 100 days of the...
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Israel races to head off UN settlement ‘blacklist’

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Jerusalem, Nov 26 (AP) - Weeks ahead of the expected completion of a U.N. database of companies that oper-ate in Israel's West Bank settlements, Israel and the Trump Administration are working feverishly to prevent its publication.
While Israel is usually quick to brush off U.N. criticism...
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Chinese police detain woman suspected of abusing children

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Beijing, Nov 26 (AP) - Authorities in China detained a woman suspected of abusing children at a Beijing kin-dergarten run by a U.S.-listed company in a case that has caused nationwide anger.
Police in Beijing's Chaoyang district said in a statement Saturday that an investigation into a...
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Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

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Cairo, Nov 25 (AP) - In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades and blocking their escape routes. At least 235 people were killed before the assailants...
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Trump tells Turkey’s leader US to stop arming Syrian Kurds

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Ankara, Nov 25 (AP) - The United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria, President Donald Trump told the Turkish president on Friday, in a move sure to please Turkey but further alienate Syrian Kurds who bore much of the fight against the Islamic State group.
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