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Saudi-led airstrike kills six in Yemen

Saudi-led airstrike kills six in Yemen

Xinhua 2017-10-18 11:06:58

Six members from a family, mostly children, were killed Tuesday night in an airstrike carried out by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s northeastern province of Jawf, a local security official told...

Kenya election official resigning before new vote

Kenya election official resigning before new vote

AP 2017-10-18 10:22:25

A Kenyan electoral commissioner has announced her resignation and says the presidential vote just eight days away cannot credibly proceed as planned. Roselyne Akombe spoke Wednesday from New York but...

India transports half its exports via Benapole, Petrapole ports: Study

India transports half its exports via Benapole, Petrapole ports: Study

FE Report 2017-10-18 10:13:20

Required facilities including roads and warehouses are still inadequate at the Benapole-Petrapole land-ports to handle growing volume of export cargo between Bangladesh and India. Keeping this in vie...

Hawaii judge blocks Trump’s third travel ban

Hawaii judge blocks Trump’s third travel ban

BBC 2017-10-18 02:30:01

US President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining orde...

BD team reaches Istanbul to attend D-8 summit

BD team reaches Istanbul to attend D-8 summit

-- 2017-10-18 02:25:34

A six-member Bangladeshi delegation, led by State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, reached Istanbul on Wednesday to attend the 9th Summit of the D-8, an organisation for economic coopera...

China will deepen economic reforms: Xi

China will deepen economic reforms: Xi

Reuters 2017-10-18 02:24:46

China will deepen economic and financial reforms and further open its markets to foreign investors as it looks to move from high-speed to high-quality growth, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday....

Explosion hits Swedish police station, none injured

Explosion hits Swedish police station, none injured

Reuters 2017-10-18 02:08:15

An explosion overnight in the southern Swedish town of Helsingborg caused extensive damage to the entrance of a police station, authorities said on Wednesday. Nobody was injured in the explosion, whi...

OPEC compliance with oil output cut deal at 86pc, says IEA head

OPEC compliance with oil output cut deal at 86pc, says IEA head

-- 2017-10-18 01:08:55

SEOUL, Oct 17 (Reuters): The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has a compliance rate with their output cut pledges of about 86 per cent, Fatih Birol, the executive director of the I...

India may stick to deficit target, step  up bank reform: Modi adviser

India may stick to deficit target, step up bank reform: Modi adviser

-- 2017-10-18 01:03:21

NEW DELHI, Oct 17 (Reuters): India is likely to stick to its fiscal deficit target of 3.2 per cent of GDP, and may accelerate sales of government stakes in lenders and other companies as part of an ef...

Indian citizen held with 18 gold bars

Indian citizen held with 18 gold bars

-- 2017-10-17 12:00:00

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested an Indian citizen along with 18 gold bars from Ghiba border area of Benapole in early Tuesday. The arrestee was identified as Srabon Biswas (50), son...

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

BBC 2017-10-17 12:00:00

Irish stand-up star and BBC quiz show panellist Sean Hughes has died aged 51. Richard Bucknall, his former agent and promoter, said the "formidable" comic died in hospital on Monday and would be reme...

UK inflation hits highest since April 2012

UK inflation hits highest since April 2012

-- 2017-10-17 07:42:32

The UK's key inflation rate hit its highest for more than five years in September, driven up by increases in transport and food prices. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) climbed to 3 per cent, a level...

Lankans to play in Pakistan for first time since 2009

Lankans to play in Pakistan for first time since 2009

BBC 2017-10-17 03:31:06

Sri Lanka have decided to play in Pakistan for the first time since their team bus was attacked in Lahore in 2009 after being left "fully satisfied" with "stringent security measures". The two teams...

Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Reuters 2017-10-17 02:42:12

An experimental cancer drug discovered by Hutchison China MediTech has demonstrated promising activity in shrinking tumors in lung cancer patients whose disease had worsened following treatment with a...

Asian shares rise ahead of China meeting

Asian shares rise ahead of China meeting

-- 2017-10-17 02:01:24

Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Wall Street’s major indexes hit new highs as China prepared to open a key political meeting. The Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged at 3,380.38 and Tokyo&rsq...

Singapore Sept exports post surprise decline

Singapore Sept exports post surprise decline

Reuters 2017-10-17 01:48:46

Singapore’s exports unexpectedly fell from a year earlier in September, data showed on Tuesday, their first on-year contraction in five months as electronics shipments posted their first decline...

Louisiana oil rig explosion injures at least six

Louisiana oil rig explosion injures at least six

AP 2017-10-16 12:42:57

An oil rig exploded Sunday night in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish, a Louisiana police department said. Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescu...

Ensure easy-term housing loans to achieve SDG 11

Ensure easy-term housing loans to achieve SDG 11

FE Report 2017-10-16 12:00:00

The government has been urged to ensure easy-term housing loans for the low-income group of people to achieve the SDG 11. According to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), adequate, safe and affor...

World Food Day being observed

World Food Day being observed

-- 2017-10-16 12:00:00

The World Food Day (WFD) is being observed in the country as elsewhere in the globe today (Monday). This year’s theme is “Change the future of migration, invest in food security and rural...

Hurricane Ophelia heads to UK

Hurricane Ophelia heads to UK

BBC 2017-10-16 12:00:00

The Met Office has warned of "potential danger to life" as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia head for the British Isles with 80mph (130km/h) winds. An amber warning for Northern Ireland, where all sc...

PBOC expects 7pc GDP growth in H2

PBOC expects 7pc GDP growth in H2

Reuters 2017-10-16 11:53:11

China’s economy is expected to grow 7.0 per cent in the Second Half (H2) of this year, the central bank governor said, accelerating from the first six months and defying widespread expectations...

UK PM May to dine with EU chiefs

UK PM May to dine with EU chiefs

BBC 2017-10-16 11:50:00

Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later for a dinner with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Jun...

Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, oil up on Iraq tensions

Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, oil up on Iraq tensions

Reuters 2017-10-16 11:05:22

Asian shares advanced to a decade high on Monday, while US oil futures jumped to hover near a six-month top as escalating tensions between the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces threatened supply. I...

11 feared dead as boat capsizes in India

11 feared dead as boat capsizes in India

Xinhua 2017-10-16 01:38:49

At least 11 people were feared killed, while six others swam to safety Monday after a boat capsized in eastern Indian state of Bihar, local officials said. The boat capsized in River Gandak in Panapu...

England hospitals to ban 'Super-size' chocolate bars

England hospitals to ban 'Super-size' chocolate bars

BBC 2017-10-16 01:23:20

"Super-sized" chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, NHS (National Health Service) England says. Sweets and chocolate sold in hospitals should be 250 ca...

Briton dies while taking photos at Indian temple

Briton dies while taking photos at Indian temple

BBC 2017-10-15 12:00:00

A British man has fallen to his death while taking photos at a temple in India during a year-long world trip. Roger Stotesbury, 56, was visiting Orchha, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, with hi...

World economy still needs help from low rates, IMF says

World economy still needs help from low rates, IMF says

AP 2017-10-15 12:00:00

The world economy is the healthiest it’s been in years but could still use a little help from low-interest rates and higher government spending from countries that can afford it, the Internation...

S Korea's Sept Iranian crude oil  imports rise to six-month high

S Korea's Sept Iranian crude oil imports rise to six-month high

-- 2017-10-15 11:33:42

SEOUL, Oct 15 (Reuters): South Korea's imports of Iranian crude oil hit the highest level in six months in September amid Iran's push to regain its lost market share during years it was under sanction...

Mongolia coal exports cool as China  border issue creates bottleneck

Mongolia coal exports cool as China border issue creates bottleneck

-- 2017-10-15 11:33:02

ULAANBAATAR, Oct 15 (Reuters): Mongolia's coal exports, which have helped lift its slow-growing economy this year, are losing steam, according to trade data. In the first nine months of the year, exp...

Eurogroup head outlines pragmatic  view on ‘euro zone budget’

Eurogroup head outlines pragmatic view on ‘euro zone budget’

-- 2017-10-15 11:28:55

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters): A euro zone budget of several hundred billion euros is an ambitious idea, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Saturday, suggesting loans from the bailout fund...