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Woman dies in suspected gas explosion in London

-- October 21, 2018 13:45:54

A woman has died in a suspected gas explosion in north-west London. A first-floor flat was destroyed in the blast in Fulbeck Way, Harrow, just before 01:00 BST. Another woman, a man and a baby were...

US will pull out of nuclear treaty with Russia: Trump

-- October 21, 2018 11:31:13

President Donald Trump has said the United States will exit the Cold-War era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons, in a move that is likely to upset Russ...

Nigeria market violence leaves 55 dead

-- October 21, 2018 11:14:07

Sectarian violence sparked by a spat at a market has left 55 people dead in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Muslim and Christian youths reportedly clashed after...

Hundreds of migrants stuck at Mexico-Guatemala border

-- October 20, 2018 14:54:16

Hundreds of Central American migrants bedded down overnight on a bridge separating Guatemala and Mexico, many squeezed against a metal border gate, as efforts to halt a trek north by a caravan of thou...

Abducted Tanzanian biollionaire returns home safely

-- October 20, 2018 12:47:37

Africa’s youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, has returned back home safely, the family company that he runs said on Saturday. Mohammed D...

With market on edge, investors look to tech trio

-- October 20, 2018 12:29:05

The pressure is on for Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft as they prepare to report quarterly results at a time when confidence in those market leaders looks increasingly fragile and in danger of derailin...

Fed's Kaplan sees two-three more rate hikes to hit 'neutral' level

-- October 20, 2018 11:44:39

Another two to three interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve will likely put US borrowing costs in “neutral” territory where it is neither stimulating nor restricting economic gro...

Voting begins in Afghanistan amid chaos, Taliban threats

-- October 20, 2018 11:25:03

Afghans began voting on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organisation, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic sou...

AmEx profit tops Wall Street estimates

-- October 19, 2018 12:53:02

American Express (AmEx) has topped Wall Street estimates for third-quarter profit and lifted its yearly earnings forecast, as a strengthening US economy powered higher credit card spending. The credi...

Asia shares slide further

-- October 19, 2018 11:15:56

Asian stocks slipped further on Friday as China posted its weakest economic growth since the global financial crisis, adding to market concerns about trade disputes, rising US interest rates and Italy...

China economic growth slumps to weakest since 2009

-- October 19, 2018 10:41:08

China’s economic growth cooled to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis in the third quarter, raising pressure on Beijing to step up policy support as a years-long campaign to tackl...

Mattis seeks more resilient US ties with Chinese military

-- October 18, 2018 15:35:23

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held high-profile talks with his Chinese counterpart on Thursday, as the United States seeks to forge to more resilient military ties that can withstand mounting pressu...

Singapore charges two for supplying luxury goods to N Korea

-- October 18, 2018 13:53:18

A Singapore court charged a citizen and a North Korean man with supplying prohibited luxury items to North Korea, the Straits Times newspaper said on Thursday, the latest example of sanctions breaches...

China share falls on weak sentiment

-- October 18, 2018 13:27:39

China shares fell on Thursday amid investor concerns about lean domestic growth with the country's premier warning of increasing downward pressure. The Shanghai Composite index touched its lowest...

Former USA Gymnastics head arrested over Nassar scandal

-- October 18, 2018 12:30:54

The former president and CEO of USA Gymnastics has been arrested for tampering with evidence in relation to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Steve Penny had been indicted by a grand jury for al...

Sri Lanka’s Sirisena calls Modi, rejects ‘murder plot’ report

-- October 18, 2018 11:35:40

Sri Lanka's president has called India's prime minister to deny a report that quoted him as saying the Indian secret service was plotting to kill him. Maithripala Sirisena told Narendra Modi he "cate...

Japan posts $1.2b trade surplus in September

-- October 18, 2018 10:49:19

Japan recorded a trade surplus for September of $ 1.2 billion (139.6 billion yen), but exports fell 1.2 per cent from the previous year in the first decline for the world’s third largest econo...

Asian shares slip after weaker Japan data

-- October 18, 2018 10:32:37

Asian shares fell on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street driven by sell-offs of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in September underscored uncert...

Japanese shares hit one-week high

-- October 17, 2018 14:26:54

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday, continuing its recovery from last week’s sharp downturn with a turnaround by Wall Street peers lifting technology stocks. The Nikkei ended...

Asian shares rise after Wall St rebound

-- October 17, 2018 14:16:38

Asian shares rose on Wednesday as robust US corporate earnings and encouraging data assuaged worries about softening global growth. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.3 per cent to 22,842....

Bomb under office chair kills Afghan election candidate

-- October 17, 2018 12:43:21

An Afghan election candidate was killed by a bomb planted under his office chair in the southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, officials said, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the atta...

World Cup added $14b to Russian economy, say organisers

Agencies October 17, 2018 11:23:24

The 2018 World Cup added more than $14 billion to the Russian economy, more than one percent of the country's gross domestic product, tournament organisers said in Doha on Tuesday. The figure was rev...

Khashoggi case: Trump warns against rushing to blame Saudi

-- October 17, 2018 11:20:53

US President Donald Trump has cautioned against rushing to blame Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He told the AP news agency that Riyadh was being treated as "...

Pakistan hangs six-year-old Zainab’s killer

-- October 17, 2018 10:50:51

Pakistan has hanged a man convicted for the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Ansari in January. Imran Ali, who was arrested after her body was found in a garbage dump, was executed in Lahore's...

Nigerian militants kill aid worker after deadline expires

-- October 16, 2018 15:33:37

A medical aid worker held hostage in Nigeria since March was killed by Islamist militants after their deadline expired, the government said. Three aid workers, Hauwa Mohammed Liman, Alice Loksha and...

Australia PM faces backlash over sudden shift in Israel policy

-- October 16, 2018 15:33:28

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election in four days, said on Tuesday Canberra was open to recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, prompting con...

Mideast stocks firm; Saudi shares fall

-- October 16, 2018 14:37:56

Gulf markets were mostly firm on Tuesday but Saudi Arabia’s shares fell amid concern that international outrage over the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi will hurt foreign...

Dutch minister hopes for deal but prepares for hard Brexit

-- October 16, 2018 13:53:06

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said on Tuesday that the Netherlands was hoping for a deal on Britain’s orderly exit from the European Union but he added his country was also preparing for a no...

US budget deficit hits six-year high of $779b

-- October 16, 2018 13:49:47

The US budget deficit rose to 779 billion US dollars in the fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) ending Sept. 30, the highest since 2012, according to the US Treasury Department report. US government spendin...

Two Koreas, UN Command hold first talks on demilitarising border

-- October 16, 2018 11:31:29

North Korea, South Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC) held their first three-way talks on Tuesday to discuss demilitarising the border as the two Koreas push for peace, Seoul’s defence m...