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Mobile app and study tours to combat 'voracious' crop-munching pest in Africa
ROME, March 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Researchers looking to steal a march on a maize-eating pest that has infested millions of hectares of crops in Africa over the past two years are deploying an app as part of their efforts to combat it.
Rocket Internet explores IPO of online shopping group Jumia: sources
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German start-up investor Rocket Internet is exploring a stock market listing of loss-making African online shopping platform Jumia, people close to the matter said.
Steve Jobs pre-Apple job application fetches $174,000 at auction
LOS ANGELES, March 16 (Reuters) - A one-page job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflected the Apple founder's technology aspirations sold for $174,000 at a U.S. auction, more than three times its presale estimate.
Over 100 countries agree to seek digital tax consensus by 2020: OECD
PARIS (Reuters) - Some 110 countries have agreed to work towards forming an international consensus by 2020 on how to tax digital businesses across borders, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Friday.
CORRECTED-World's priciest chocolate goes on display in Portugal
LISBON, March 16 (Reuters) - The world's most expensive chocolate went on display at a chocolate fair in Obidos in Portugal on Friday.
U.S. court halts activities of four people in cryptocurrency schemes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal court has halted the activities and frozen the assets of four people who allegedly promoted schemes falsely promising large returns for small payments of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday.
Bollywood singer Mehndi sentenced to two years in jail for human trafficking
MUMBAI, March 16 (Reuters) - Bollywood singer Daler Mehndi was handed a two-year prison sentence for human trafficking on Friday after a court in north India found him guilty of smuggling people into the United States while on tour there twenty years ago.
Wall St Week Ahead-Wall Street's tech love affair might end in tears
SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 (Reuters) - Outsized returns delivered by Amazon.com, Netflix and other heavyweight technology stocks have made them heroes on Wall Street, but some strategists warn that investors' reliance on them exacerbates the risk of a steep downturn.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks edge up, investors watchful as U.S. govt turmoil tests nerves
NEW YORK, March 16 (Reuters) - World stock markets edged up on Friday but were poised for weekly losses while the dollar eased against the yen at the end of a week roiled by investor concerns over turmoil in the U.S. government and whether U.S. tariffs could provoke a trade war.
Istanbul taxi drivers go to court to seek shutdown of Uber
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Istanbul's taxi drivers have taken Uber to court, accusing the U.S.-based ride-hailing app of endangering their livelihoods in a case that could crimp its business in Europe's largest city.
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