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The Ford car plant headquarters is seen in Craiova, 230km (143 miles) west of Bucharest, October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Ford Romania to lay off roughly 500 staff

Ford Motor Co said on Friday it would lay off about 500 people at its Romanian division this year, less than initially envisioned.

'Jihadi John' link deepens security unease in Kuwait

Reports that Islamic State's most notorious executioner was born on their soil have stirred deep unease among Kuwaitis about the vulnerability of their country to wars in nearby Iraq and Syria in which some of their Arab allies have become combatants.

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Asia Pacific

Australian drug smugglers Myuran Sukumaran (L) and Andrew Chan (R), two of the "Bali Nine" gang, wait inside a holding cell prior to attending their appeal at a court in Denpasar on Bali island. (Photo: AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)

Indonesia official says not sure executions will take place this month

An Indonesian official said on Friday he was not certain the execution of up to 11 convicts, including two convicted Australian drug smugglers, would take place this month.

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Singapore

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World

Israeli forensic police inspect a car that ploughed into pedestrians in Jerusalem injuring several people, before its driver got out and tried to stab them. (AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX)

Several hurt as car ploughs into pedestrians in Jerusalem: Police

A driver ploughed his car into pedestrians in Jerusalem before trying to stab them, injuring at least four people.

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Business

People wait in line to enter the Nassau County Mega Job Fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York October 7, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Sturdy US jobs report seen, could keep June rate hike on table

U.S. employment likely rose strongly in February with the jobless rate slipping, signs that could encourage the Federal Reserve to consider hiking interest rates in June.

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Sport

FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a news conference after the CONMEBOL ordinary congress in Luque March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

Blatter calls on Iran to allow women into stadiums

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has asked Iran to end its ban on women watching football matches, describing the situation as intolerable.

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Entertainment

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Technology

An exhibitor points to a screen displaying 5G spectrums during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

Computing, telecoms industries set on collision course

Telecom network gear makers are on a collision course with Silicon Valley computing giants as software and cloud computing have begun to change the way operators from AT&T to China Mobile run their networks.

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Lifestyle

Visitors look at Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze, one of the country's most famous artworks, at the Secession museum in Vienna March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Austria will not return Klimt to former Jewish owner's heirs

One of Gustav Klimt's most famous paintings, the Beethoven Frieze, will not be returned to the heirs of its Jewish former owner in a case that has tested Austria's laws on restitution of looted art.