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* Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities

Sept 16 (BBC) Oil prices hit their highest in four months after two attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities on Saturday knocked out more than 5% of global supply. At the start of trading, Brent crude jumped 19% to $71.95 a barrel, while the other major benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, rose 15% to $63.34.
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* US baby born on 9/11 at 9:11 weighs 9lb 11oz

Sept 15 (BBC) A US mother says her newborn daughter is a "little miracle" after she was born on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 9:11pm weighing 9lb 11oz. Little Christina Brown came into the world at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee.
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* Malaysia queen denounces arrest of online critics

Sept 15 (BBC) Malaysia's queen has briefly returned to Twitter to express disappointment at police arresting people for allegedly insulting her on social media. The Raja Permaisuri Agong said she and the king had not asked the police to act and she was very upset at the news.
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* Magpie attack: Australian cyclist dies while fleeing swooping bird

Sept 16 (BBC) An Australian man has died in a bicycle crash while trying to escape from a swooping magpie. The 76-year-old cyclist suffered head injuries on Sunday when he veered off a path and crashed into a park fence south of Sydney, police said.
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* Saudi oil strikes: US blames Iran for twin attacks

Sept 15 (BBC) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for Saturday's drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. He dismissed a claim by Yemeni Houthi rebels that they had attacked the two facilities, run by state-owned company Aramco.
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