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Syrian refugee wins a million euros in French lottery

A Syrian migrant, 30, wins 1mn euros in a French lottery that helped him buy an apartment and start his business.

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Oil prices drop below $30 as global markets slide

Chinese economy's poor health raises alarm with Asian markets sinking as price of oil slides to new 12-year low.

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Three ticket holders win $1.6bn US lottery

Unidentified winners of record Powerball prize worth $1.6bn declared in California, Tennessee and Florida.

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Tumbling oil prices fall to 12-year low

Prices fell below $30 a barrel briefly as British oil and gas company BP says it will cut 4,000 jobs.

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Samsung settles compensation claims by sick workers

Deal signed with families of former workers with leukaemia they claim came from working at S Korean company's factories.

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Saudi Aramco eyes $1 trillion listing

Amid low oil prices and burgeoning budget deficits, oil giant confirms it is considering listing in capital markets.

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China shares nosedive triggering new trading halt

For the second time in a week, emergency measures kick in after stocks tumble by more than seven percent.

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Iran-Saudi spat and 'red lines' in the sand

Riyadh's severing of diplomatic ties with Tehran raises concerns of further regional conflict and economic instability.

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HSBC bank cuts off services to Islamic Relief charity

Move is latest to affect Muslim activists and charities in the UK but the bank denies motives are religious.

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Chinese markets suspended as shares plunge

Massive seven percent drop in stock prices attributed to weak factory data, as China's economy continues to struggle.

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