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US President Donald Trump on Thursday criticised Bitcoin, Facebook's proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to US and global regulations if they wanted to "become a bank."
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday was all praises for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oratory skills, saying the Indian leader is "spectacular" and had the people in the "palm of his hands".
The world will see a new cricket champion as it's New Zealand vs England in the Cricket World Cup 2019 final. Both the teams have entered the final in pursuit of a maiden title.
Wall Street stocks set new records Thursday for a second straight session, with the Dow finishing above 27,000 points -- a first -- over an expected Federal Reserve interest rate cut later this month.
Shocked passengers described being tossed around an Air Canada passenger jet as it hit a pocket of turbulence on its way to Australia on Thursday and was forced to make an emergency landing.