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Two kids sue Trump over climate change policies

Two kids sue Trump over climate change policies

Reuters 2017-11-07 02:15:34

Two children, backed by the Clean Air Council environmental group, sued US President Donald Trump and two of his Cabinet members on Monday to try to stop them from scrapping a package of pollution-red...

Air pollution ‘causing kidney disease’ in millions

Air pollution ‘causing kidney disease’ in millions

Xinhua 2017-11-06 12:58:26

The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to air pollution has reached more than 10 million each year, a new study revealed. The study was presented by the American Society of Neph...

South Korean stocks fall, won up

South Korean stocks fall, won up

-- 2017-11-06 12:58:02

South Korea’s stock fell on Monday, while the Korean won rose slightly. At 06:30 GMT, the KOSPI was down 8.56 points or 0.33 per cent at 2,549.41, reports Reuters. The won was quoted at 1,114...

Japanese shares touch 21-year high

Japanese shares touch 21-year high

-- 2017-11-06 12:49:54

Japan’s Nikkei share average touched a 21-year high on Monday as strong gains in the mining sector and shares such as clothing company Fast Retailing Co offset banking sector weakness. The Nikk...

China stocks calm

China stocks calm

-- 2017-11-06 12:44:14

China’s stock market, which is less sensitive to global capital flows, was calmer on Monday. The CSI300 index was unchanged at 3,991.14 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shan...

Hong Kong stocks fall sharply

Hong Kong stocks fall sharply

-- 2017-11-06 12:40:19

Hong Kong stocks fell sharply on Monday morning as negative news flows at the weekend - including a corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia and a call for tougher regulation in China - prompted profit-ta...

NZ shares follow ASX lower

NZ shares follow ASX lower

-- 2017-11-06 12:26:58

New Zealand shares slipped slightly on Monday, while Australian shares edged lower as financial stocks offset gains in other sectors, after Westpac Banking Corp posted a weaker-than-expected net profi...

Australian shares dip slightly

Australian shares dip slightly

-- 2017-11-06 12:18:08

Australian shares were flat on Monday, as financial stocks offset gains in other sectors, after Westpac Banking Corp posted a weaker-than-expected net profit and flagged challenging conditions ahead....

Robi receives ultimatum over huge unpaid VAT

Robi receives ultimatum over huge unpaid VAT

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-11-06 12:00:00

Government's revenue authority served Sunday five demand notices on telecom-operator Robi Axiata Limited for realising Tk 9.24 billion in unpaid VAT. Officials said the Value Added Tax (VAT) authorit...

Paradise Papers expose secrets of ultra-rich

Paradise Papers expose secrets of ultra-rich

BBC 2017-11-06 12:00:00

A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Donald Trump...

Saudi prince dies in chopper crash

Saudi prince dies in chopper crash

BBC 2017-11-06 12:00:00

A Saudi prince has been killed when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the border with Yemen, state television reported. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province,...

Southeast Asian stocks edge up

Southeast Asian stocks edge up

-- 2017-11-06 12:00:00

Southeast Asian stock markets edged higher on Monday, in tandem with Wall Street which gained on Friday on healthy corporate earnings. Wall Street was boosted by Apple Inc's shares that hit a record...

Congo clash kills seven, Renegade Colonel surrenders

Congo clash kills seven, Renegade Colonel surrenders

-- 2017-11-06 12:00:00

Clashes between Congolese troops and supporters of a renegade colonel in Congo’s eastern city of Bukavu killed seven people on Sunday before he surrendered and turned himself in to UN peacekeepe...

Bestselling author apologises over use of 'mongolism'

Bestselling author apologises over use of 'mongolism'

-- 2017-11-06 12:00:00

A bestselling author has recalled 20,000 copies of her new book, which used the term "mongolism" to describe Down's syndrome. Celebrity nutritionist Libby Weaver apologised and said she was "mortifie...

“Thor: Ragnarok” smashes weekend box office

“Thor: Ragnarok” smashes weekend box office

Reuters 2017-11-06 11:38:07

Disney-Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” is heading for a stellar opening weekend with $121 million at 4,080 North American locations -- the fourth best launch of 2017. The third Thor movie...

Belgium frees five Catalan leaders under conditions

Belgium frees five Catalan leaders under conditions

-- 2017-11-06 10:37:21

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and four close separatist allies regained their freedom at the end of a tumultuous Sunday that started when they surrendered in Brussels to face possible ext...

BPC plans fuel oil imports borrowing $700m

BPC plans fuel oil imports borrowing $700m

Rezaul Karim 2017-11-06 10:26:24

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) moves to borrow US$ 700 million from International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) to import fuel oils for the calendar year 2018, officials said. The...

Tesla disappoints Wall Street investors

Tesla disappoints Wall Street investors

-- 2017-11-06 05:14:16

Tesla has disappointed Wall Street investors in the most recent quarter with a wider-than-expected loss. As a result, Tesla's stock is taking a pummeling. The reason behind the recent stress of Tesl...

German industrial orders rise in Sept

German industrial orders rise in Sept

-- 2017-11-06 03:24:32

German industrial orders rose unexpectedly in September, driven by strong demand for machines, cars and other capital goods, data showed on Monday. The data from the Economy Ministry also suggesting...

Italian services growth falls in Oct

Italian services growth falls in Oct

-- 2017-11-06 03:16:06

Growth in Italy’s service sector slowed for a third straight month in October, a survey showed on Monday, a sign a recent flurry in economic activity may be petering out. The Markit/ADACI Busin...

Trump slams 'unfair' Japan trade ties

Trump slams 'unfair' Japan trade ties

-- 2017-11-06 01:53:56

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Japan over trade and said he would push for a fairer economic relationship between the two countries. Speaking to business leaders in Tokyo on Monday he sa...

Asian stocks fall amid Trump trip

Asian stocks fall amid Trump trip

-- 2017-11-06 01:28:59

Asian markets slipped on Monday as weaker-than-expected US jobs figures dented sentiment. Investors were also keeping an eye on President Donald Trump’s visit to Asia. Japan’s Nikkei 225...

Libya navy rescues 200 illegal immigrants

Libya navy rescues 200 illegal immigrants

-- 2017-11-05 12:24:55

The Libyan navy rescued 200 illegal immigrants from a rubber boat that crashed into the western Libyan shores on Saturday, said a navy official. The rescued migrants include women who are of African...

Calorie intake falls, fuels twin fears

Calorie intake falls, fuels twin fears

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-11-05 12:00:00

Calorie intake by Bangladeshis was falling significantly, faster in urban areas, by official count. It fuels twin fears of adverse impacts on nutrition level and productivity programmes. Nutritionist...

WB to help promote job-centric growth

WB to help promote job-centric growth

-- 2017-11-05 12:00:00

The World Bank (WB) is assisting Bangladesh in establishing an 'Export Readiness Fund' to take newer sectors on the international market to promote job-centric economic growth. Officials said under t...

Saudi forces intercept missile targeting airport

Saudi forces intercept missile targeting airport

-- 2017-11-05 11:29:27

Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired Saturday by rebels in from Yemen toward one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riya...

Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam, killing 20

Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam, killing 20

Xinhua 2017-11-05 10:42:39

Typhoon Damrey has claimed 20 human lives and left 17 people missing after hitting Vietnam's central region on Saturday morning, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Cont...

SEU organises seminar on role of lawyers

SEU organises seminar on role of lawyers

FE Online Report 2017-11-05 02:49:58

Department of Law and Justice of the Southeast University (SEU) organised the ‘Constitution Day Seminar 2017' on “Role of Lawyers in the Administration of Justice” on Saturday. Md A...

Miscreants burgle Hilary Duff's house

Miscreants burgle Hilary Duff's house

-- 2017-11-05 01:28:20

Actress Hilary Duff had a fantastic vacation with family and friends in Canada but her house was burgled while she was away. Burglars took jewellery reportedly worth hundreds of thousands of dollars...

First US airstrikes against IS in Somalia

First US airstrikes against IS in Somalia

Reuters 2017-11-04 12:21:48

The United States carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia and killed “several terrorists,” the U.S. military said on Friday.  The Pentagon’...