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Asia shares win reprieve after oil rebound

Asian stocks won a temporary reprieve on Friday after oil prices snapped their eight-day rout, helping to lift battered energy shares even as investors remained on edge as they looked for signs of stability in China's economy and its volatile markets.

Dollar cheered by gains in U.S. stocks, oil prices

The dollar rose on Thursday, bolstered by gains in the U.S. stock market and a rebound in oil, suggesting that the Federal Reserve may not be as constrained to push ahead with its plan to raise interest rates several times this year.

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Soccer world mourns as Argentina great Maradona dies

Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time before drug and alcohol addiction marred his career, died on Wednesday at his home in Argentina after suffering a heart attack, his lawyer said. He was 60.