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Tokyo stocks close down on profit-taking

Tokyo stocks fell on Tuesday as investors cashed in profits following three straight days of gains.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.21 percent, or 47.84 points, to close at 22,818.02 while the broader Topix index edged down 0.04 percent, or 0.77 points, to 1,805.15.

World Happiness Report: Most happy Africans live in Mauritus, Libya and Algeria

What is the ultimate goal of people? Wealth? Yes. Health? Of course. Security? Yes. Access to education? Living in freedom, democracy? Family, religion? All true. Put that together and you come to this conclusion: people want to be happy. This is why the World Happiness Report (United Nations) is important.

4 Things You Need to Know About International Women's Day

On Thursday, March 8th, people from around the globe will be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual event that honors the various achievements—social, economic, political, and cultural—that females have accomplished.

Ethiopian workers 'beaten and robbed' by Saudi police

 A group of undocumented Ethiopian workers have said they were subject to serious abuses by Saudi police before they were expelled, including physical and psychological torture and being forcibly held in "dirty" prison camps.

Donald Trump's comments on Africa at the UN were, um, odd

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HSBC is shutting accounts associated with the Guptas, UK sources say

 HSBC is shutting accounts associated with the Guptas, UK sources say
‘Any exposure that we had to the Guptas’ companies was inadvertent,’ HSBC said in an e-mailed statement to Bloomberg on Monday

London — HSBC Holdings is shutting accounts associated with the Gupta family as it assesses its exposure to the scandal gripping SA.

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