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Australian shares rise after Wall St rally

Australian shares rise after Wall St rally

-- 2017-10-05 12:00:00

Australian shares edged up on Thursday, tracking Wall Street higher, with the gains fairly broad based, driven by material and consumer stocks. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index was up 13.342 p...

Mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son

Mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son

BBC 2017-10-05 11:57:09

A mother in the US state of Michigan has been sentenced to seven days in jail after she refused a judge's order to have her son vaccinated. Rebecca Bredow would not let her nine-year-old be immunised...

Asian shares edge up slightly after strong US data

Asian shares edge up slightly after strong US data

Reuters 2017-10-05 10:02:23

Asian shares were a tad firmer on Thursday, taking their cues from strong US data although holiday-thinned trade and uncertainty about the impact of recent hurricanes on the US economy are likely to k...

Three US troops die in Niger ambush

Three US troops die in Niger ambush

BBC 2017-10-05 10:01:02

Three US soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in Niger near the border with Mali, reports say.  Several Nigerien soldiers are also said to have died in the attack. ...

World food prices rise 0.8pc in September: FAO

World food prices rise 0.8pc in September: FAO

-- 2017-10-05 08:02:50

World food prices rose slightly in September from the month before, buoyed by higher valuations in the vegetable oil and dairy sectors, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, reports Reuters...

Indian government considering exemptions sought by Apple: official

Indian government considering exemptions sought by Apple: official

Reuters 2017-10-05 01:41:46

The Indian government is considering exemptions sought by Apple Inc for setting up a unit to assemble iPhones, Ramesh Abhishek, the top bureaucrat in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion,...

Asian shares flat in calm trading

Asian shares flat in calm trading

-- 2017-10-05 01:11:30

Asian shares were little changed on Thursday, with trading becalmed by public holidays in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1 per cent lower to 20,616.75. Au...

Asian shares mixed in quiet trading

Asian shares mixed in quiet trading

-- 2017-10-04 12:37:20

Asian shares were mixed in holiday-thinned trading on Wednesday as investors brushed off Wall Street’s latest advance into record territory. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index gave up ear...

Turkey bomb blast leaves three dead

Turkey bomb blast leaves three dead

Reuters 2017-10-04 12:00:00

A bomb planted by Kurdish militants ripped into a military vehicle, killing four soldiers and wounding four more, as they traveled in southeast Turkey near the border with Iran on Wednesday morning, l...

France approves new anti-terrorism law

France approves new anti-terrorism law

BBC 2017-10-04 12:00:00

France's lower house of parliament has approved a new anti-terrorism law intended to bring an end to a nearly two-year-long state of emergency.  The law will incorporate several measures first a...

First global pledge to end cholera

First global pledge to end cholera

BBC 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90 per cent of cholera deaths by 2030. The disease, which is spread through contaminated water, kills about 0.10 m...

UK economy in low gear

UK economy in low gear

-- 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Britain’s economy remains stuck in low gear but price pressures are rising again, according to surveys on Wednesday that will probably keep the Bank of England on track to raise interest rates s...

Chinese bowl sets $38m auction record

Chinese bowl sets $38m auction record

BBC 2017-10-04 11:57:28

A 1,000-year-old bowl from China's Song Dynasty has sold at auction in Hong Kong for almost US$38m (£28m) - a record for Chinese porcelain. Sotheby's, the auction house, said the rare Ru-ware b...

China shares hit two-year high

China shares hit two-year high

-- 2017-10-04 02:07:17

China stocks jumped 1.9 per cent to their highest level in more than two years on Wednesday morning, extending gains for a second day, after China’s central bank cut reserve ratios. The Chinese...

Indian shares extend gains

Indian shares extend gains

-- 2017-10-04 01:55:04

Indian shares were set for a fourth winning session on Wednesday as oil firms gained due to a tax cut on petrol and diesel, though caution lingered ahead of the outcome of the central bank’s pol...

SE Asian stocks mostly rise

SE Asian stocks mostly rise

-- 2017-10-04 01:45:51

Most Southeast Asian shares rose on Wednesday, while sentiment got a boost after the World Bank raised its growth forecasts for developing East Asia and the Pacific region. The World Bank raised its...

Banks lead Hong Kong stocks higher

Banks lead Hong Kong stocks higher

-- 2017-10-04 01:34:58

Hong Kong stocks rose on Wednesday, extending gains made in the previous trading session, with Chinese banks and insurers leading the surge. The blue chip Hang Seng index rose to 28,521.77, its highe...

New Zealand shares end edge up

New Zealand shares end edge up

-- 2017-10-04 01:17:32

New Zealand shares ended slightly higher on Wednesday, supported by consumer staples and utility stocks. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.2 per cent or 16.27 points to finish the session at...

Australian shares end lower

Australian shares end lower

-- 2017-10-04 01:09:12

Australian shares ended lower on Wednesday as a decline in oil prices dented energy-related stocks, while a weaker local currency prompted some investors to trim their exposure to local assets. The S...

Japanese shares extend two-year highs

Japanese shares extend two-year highs

-- 2017-10-04 01:08:19

Japan’s Nikkei rose to two-year highs, cheered by an upbeat outlook for the global economy though gains were trimmed by the close as the yen bounced against the dollar. The day’s biggest...

Japanese companies struggle to hire staff

Japanese companies struggle to hire staff

Reuters 2017-10-03 12:27:40

Companies in Japan’s service industries are struggling to hire and retain staff as the labour market becomes the tightest in decades, and are increasingly taking unorthodox steps to alleviate th...

US stocks end record high

US stocks end record high

-- 2017-10-03 12:00:00

US stocks started the fourth quarter on a strong note on Monday, with all three major indexes hitting record high closes as data pointed to underlying strength in the economy. A measure of US manufac...

Asian shares advance, tracking rally on Wall Street

Asian shares advance, tracking rally on Wall Street

-- 2017-10-03 12:00:00

Shares in Japan and Hong Kong gained Tuesday, tracking an overnight rally on Wall Street, where indexes set fresh record highs. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell, and the South Korean and Shang...

Singer Tom Petty dies aged 66

Singer Tom Petty dies aged 66

BBC 2017-10-03 12:00:00

US musician Tom Petty has died in California aged 66, says a statement issued on behalf of his family. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home early o...

Tesla: World's biggest battery half-built

Tesla: World's biggest battery half-built

BBC 2017-10-03 12:00:00

Tesla has reached the half-way point in its plan to build the world's biggest battery, in South Australia. The plan to build the 100MW (129MWh) lithium battery grew out of a Twitter bet between Tesla...

Bags for life ‘can cause food poisoning risk’

Bags for life ‘can cause food poisoning risk’

BBC 2017-10-03 12:00:00

Bags for life pose a food poisoning risk if they are used to carry raw foods such as meat and fish, a consumer watchdog is warning. The Food Standards Agency says even if there is no leakage, packagi...

Militant attack on Indian army camp wounds three

Militant attack on Indian army camp wounds three

Xinhua 2017-10-03 11:05:19

At least three troops of India's Border Security Force (BSF) were wounded Tuesday in a predawn militant attack on their camp in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The gunmen believed to...

Australian teen crushed by gym weights

Australian teen crushed by gym weights

BBC 2017-10-02 12:16:10

An Australian teenager has died after being crushed by weightlifting equipment at a gym. Ben Shaw, 15, was attempting to bench press almost 100kg (220 lb) when the accident happened in Brisbane on Tu...

Eight die in Cameroon independence protests

Eight die in Cameroon independence protests

Reuters 2017-10-02 12:00:00

Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded others in Cameroon’s restless English-speaking regions on Sunday during protests by activists calling for its independence from the majority...

Two plead not guilty in Kim Jong Nam murder

Two plead not guilty in Kim Jong Nam murder

AP 2017-10-02 12:00:00

Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia's High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen a...