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N.Ireland police arrest two over murder of journalist

-- April 20, 2019 15:44:25

Two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during a riot in Londonderry on Thursday, police said, as politicians in the divided British region un...

Blast, gunfire rock Afghan capital: Police

-- April 20, 2019 14:38:51

An explosion followed by gunfire hit the center of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, close to the communications ministry and one of the city’s main hotels, officials said. The blast follow...

India warns IMF against fresh bailout for Pakistan

-- April 20, 2019 13:42:51

India and some other nations have cautioned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about fresh bailout for Pakistan at a time when it is under the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) scanner for its s...

US stocks post mixed weekly results

-- April 20, 2019 13:38:36

US equities posted mixed results for the week as Wall Street digested more quarterly earnings reports as well as a surprising settlement between two tech giants. For the week, which was shortened due...

Gunmen shoot dead 13 at Mexican bar

-- April 20, 2019 12:16:56

Gunmen shot dead 13 people at a bar in the city of Minatitlan in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said on Friday, in one of the worst slayings to hit Mexico since President Andres...

US intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security: Report

-- April 20, 2019 11:28:10

US intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the...

Thailand plans $630m in economic measures to boost growth

-- April 19, 2019 13:43:39

Thailand’s Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said the country will introduce economic measures worth about 20 billion baht ($629.52 million) to spur its slowing economy. The measures will b...

Nikkei inches up; Nintendo jumps

-- April 19, 2019 13:05:23

Japan’s Nikkei rose on Friday morning as Wall Street gains raised risk appetite and lifted cyclical stocks, while Nintendo jumped after Tencent won approval to sell its Switch console in China....

Asian shares rise in quiet holiday trading

-- April 19, 2019 12:55:56

Asian shares rose moderately in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5 per cent in early trading to 22,191.98. South Korea&r...

Magnitude 6.1 quake rocks Taiwan

-- April 18, 2019 15:13:09

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan’s coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, shaking buildings and temporarily halting subway services in the capital Taipei, but there were no immediate repor...

US trade deficit hits eight-month low

-- April 18, 2019 13:37:47

The US trade deficit fell to an eight-month low in February as imports from China plunged, temporarily providing a boost to President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda and econom...

India’s Jet Airways suspends all flights

-- April 18, 2019 13:29:48

Troubled Indian airline Jet Airways has temporarily suspended all its domestic and international flights after failing to find fresh funding. The airline said its last flight would operate on Wednesd...

SE Asian stocks mixed: Indonesia jumps

-- April 18, 2019 11:53:29

Southeast Asian were mixed on Thursday, while Indonesia jumps to near 14-month high after early elections results indicated incumbent President Joko Widodo is likely to be re-elected for a second term...

Ex-Peruvian president shoots himself before arrest

-- April 18, 2019 11:13:16

Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations. Mr García was rushed to hospital in the capit...

Asian shares fall after Wall Street’s slide

-- April 18, 2019 11:11:47

Asian shares fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all retreated. Sydney was little-changed. US stock...

29 die as tour bus overturns on Portugal’s Madeira island

-- April 18, 2019 10:46:18

At least 29 people, most of them German tourists, were killed and 27 others injured on Wednesday when their bus veered off a steep narrow road on the Portuguese island of Madeira, authorities said. T...

Thunderstorm across Indian states kills 60: State radio

-- April 18, 2019 10:15:57

At least 60 people were killed in lightning strikes and by collapsing houses during a thunderstorm across northern and western India, state radio reported on Thursday quoting provincial officials. In...

Mideast stocks inch up; Qatar edge down

-- April 17, 2019 14:55:00

Mideast stock markets were mostly higher on Wednesday, while Qatar stocks edged down. Dubai stocks rose on Wednesday as real estate shares gained. The index was up 0.6 per cent as blue-chip developer...

SE Asian stocks rise; Malaysia falls

-- April 17, 2019 14:46:58

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday after China reported better-than-expected economic growth, while Malaysian stocks fell to its lowest level in over two years. Singapore stocks led...

China Q1 GDP growth steadies at 6.4pc

-- April 17, 2019 13:36:48

China’s economy grew 6.4 per cent in the first quarter from a year earlier, official data showed on Wednesday. The growth of the second largest economy of the world is above expectations and st...

Heavy shelling kills four in Libya’s Tripoli

-- April 17, 2019 13:26:18

At least four people were killed in heavy shelling in the Libyan capital Tripoli, an official said on Wednesday as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push by eastern forces commander Khalifa Haft...

South Korean man sets flat afire, kills five fleeing blaze: Police

-- April 17, 2019 12:17:57

South Korean police arrested a 42-year-old man on Wednesday after he set his apartment on fire then stabbed to death five people who tried to flee from the blaze, police said. The man set fire to his...

Trump vetoes bill to end US support in Yemen war

-- April 17, 2019 11:28:10

US President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end the country's support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Mr Trump described the resolution as an "unnecessary" and "dangerous" attem...

UK pay growth hits fresh decade high

-- April 16, 2019 15:14:38

British workers’ pay grew at its joint fastest pace in over a decade, fuelled by further job creation, adding to suggestions that Brexit uncertainty is prompting firms to hire workers rather tha...

Taiwan hasn’t been intimidated by China drills: President Tsai

-- April 16, 2019 14:31:40

Taiwan has not been intimidated by China’s military drills this week, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, after the latest Chinese maneuvers were denounced by a senior US official as “...

London police arrest 52 climate protesters

-- April 16, 2019 12:19:24

Thousands of people joined protests across central London as climate change activists blocked roads and vandalised Shell's headquarters. Extinction Rebellion campaigners parked a pink boat at Oxford...

Australian media defend George Pell trial reports

-- April 15, 2019 14:08:15

Dozens of journalists and major news outlets in Australia have begun defending accusations that they breached a reporting ban on the sexual abuse trial of Cardinal George Pell. Pell, the ex-Vatican t...

Asia economy sustaining solid growth: ADB chief

-- April 15, 2019 14:02:25

The head of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said that regional economies in Asia were sustaining solid growth despite some negative effects of the Sino-US trade war. In a group interview, the AD...

Southeast Asian stocks edge higher

-- April 15, 2019 12:12:16

Most Southeast Asian stock markets edged higher on Monday as upbeat trade and credit data from China pointed to a healing economy amid concerns about global economic growth. Positive headlines on Sin...

Middle class shrinking as incomes stagnate, costs rise: OECD

-- April 15, 2019 11:53:15

The middle class is shrinking in developed economies as increases in workers’ wages have failed to keep up with the rising cost of housing, education and healthcare, the OECD said on Wednesday....