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Asian stocks sink after Wall Street tech sell-off

BEIJING -- Asian stocks sank Tuesday after a tech sell-off dragged Wall Street lower.
KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 tumbled 3.2 per cent to 21,554.45 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 1.1 per cent.
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Sides 'far apart' in Canada Post talks despite mediation, postal union says

Union negotiators say there was little progress during the 2½? weeks that a special mediator was assigned to the Canada Post labour dispute.
The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday at different locations across the country, even though both sides have agreed to continue bargaining, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers said Monday.
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Amazon picks NYC, Northern Virginia as sites for new headquarters: report

Retail giant Amazon has chosen New York City and Northern Virginia as the sites for its second and third headquarters, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The year-long process started with 238 candidates competing for a single spot worth 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in investments.
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China suspends rules allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading

In this Sept. 2, 2003 file photo, two South China tiger cubs of the Gonggong breed, Hope, left, and Cathay, right, are seen in the zoo at Pretoria, South Africa. (AP Photo/Patricia Hagen, File)
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Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services

An internet diversion that rerouted data traffic through Russia and China disrupted several Google services on Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services.
Service interruptions lasted for nearly two hours and ended about 5:30 p.m.
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Canadian accused of vandalizing ancient Thai wall released with fine: mother

A Canadian woman who faced a possible 10-year prison sentence in northern Thailand for spray-painting an ancient wall has been released with a fine, her mother has told CTV News.
Brittney Schneider, 22, was arrested in mid-October after security footage showed two people spraying graffiti on a wall of The Pae Gate in the city of Chiang Mai.
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Canadian accused of vandalizing ancient Thai wall released with fine

A Canadian woman who faced a possible 10-year prison sentence in northern Thailand for spray-painting an ancient wall has been released with a fine.
Brittney Schneider, 22, was arrested in late October after security footage showed two people spraying graffiti on a wall of The Pae Gate in the city of Chiang Mai.
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From Spider-Man to the Fantastic Four, a look at Stan Lee’s famous creations

Working with a host of artists at Marvel Comics, legendary comic book writer and editor Stan Lee helped populate a vast universe of superheroes that has been captivating readers for nearly six decades.
These are some of his most iconic creations:
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Stan Lee hoped to make Canadian-set series about Indigenous cop, says producer

TORONTO -- Stan Lee struggled in his final years to get broadcasters behind a Canadian-set TV series about an Indigenous cop with special powers, says a producer who teamed with the late Marvel Comics founder to help it take shape.
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Whitaker will consult with ethics officials over recusal

NEW YORK -- Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will consult with Justice Department ethics officials about "matters that may warrant recusal" amid pressure from Democrats to step aside from overseeing the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Acting U.S. AG Matt Whitaker to consult with ethics officials over recusal

NEW YORK -- Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will consult with Justice Department ethics officials about "matters that may warrant recusal" amid pressure from Democrats to step aside from overseeing the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona U.S. Senate seat

PHOENIX -- Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen.
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