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WHO chief 'rethinking' Mugabe's appointment

BBC October 22, 2017 10:11:38

The new head of the World Health Organization (WHO) is rethinking a plan to appoint Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's original proposal spar...

Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

AP October 21, 2017 14:09:32

A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000. Julien’s Auctions says the 12-inch-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York...

Sensex gains 152 points in festive week

PTI October 21, 2017 14:01:39

The BSE Benchmark started the holiday truncated week with heavy gains, as both indices made fresh highs on positive trade data. The encouraging comments from the IMF chief on the outlook for Indian e...

Landslide hits Malaysian construction site, up to 20 feared buried

Xinhua October 21, 2017 13:11:51

Between 15 to 20 workers are feared to have been buried after a landslide hit a building construction site in the northwestern Malaysian state of Penang on Saturday morning. The state news agency Ber...

'Neruda did not die of cancer'

BBC October 21, 2017 12:27:02

Chilean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of prostate cancer, forensic experts have said. The Nobel Laureate was said to have died of cancer in 1973, less than two weeks after a military coup led by Gene...

Tech master Scoble apologises over harassment allegations

BBC October 21, 2017 11:52:35

Renowned tech consultant and commentator Robert Scoble has apologised after multiple accusations of inappropriate behaviour towards women. In a post on Medium, journalist Quinn Norton accused Mr Scob...

10 die as goods truck overturns in India

Xinhua October 21, 2017 11:09:34

At least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured Saturday after a goods truck carrying tiles overturned in western Indian state of Maharashtra, police said. The accident took place near Tasagoan...

US stocks end modestly higher

-- October 21, 2017 11:05:07

US stocks closed modestly higher, lifting the S&P 500 index to its fifth record close in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average, which crossed past the 23,000 mark for the first time on Wednesd...

Apple hit with trademark lawsuit

Reuters October 21, 2017 10:36:59

A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term “animoji”, alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPh...

Mogadishu car bomb toll rises to 358

BBC October 21, 2017 10:04:55

The death toll from last Saturday's huge truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 358, the information minister says. Some 56 people are also still missing, Abdirahman Osman says....

Complexity over commission payment delays Japanese ODA loan release

Rezaul Karim October 21, 2017 09:57:48

Release of nearly US$ 1.64 billion worth of pledged Japanese ODA loans for Bangladesh's six projects is being delayed due to complexity arisen over the payment of bank commission, officials said. "A...

Brazil police detain 108 in anti-paedophilia raid

BBC October 21, 2017 09:49:29

Police in Brazil say they have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against paedophiles in Latin America. Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia. Justice Minister...

IMED actions perfunctory

FHM Humayan Kabir October 21, 2017 09:33:36

The monitoring and evaluation of public sector development projects by a designated government agency produces substandard evaluation reports for lack of in-depth performance analysis, insiders said....

Oil heads towards for weekly loss on profit-taking

-- October 21, 2017 00:36:39

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters): Oil prices fell on Friday and were set for a weekly loss as investors sought to book profits, despite tensions in the Middle East that have slashed supplies of crude. Brent...

China posts solid economic growth in Q3

-- October 20, 2017 14:25:37

China posted relatively solid economic growth in the third quarter (Q3), driven by a stronger services industry, data showed on Friday. China’s property sector grew 3.9 per cent in the Q3 from...

Asian shares push higher

-- October 20, 2017 11:33:09

Asian shares pushed higher on investor optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over the outcome of political events in China and Japan. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 crept less th...

Asian shares perk up after US budget plan pass

Reuters October 20, 2017 11:32:03

Asian shares shrugged off early sluggishness and gained on Friday, and the dollar rose after the US Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans t...

Oil slips but holds most recent gains on expected OPEC cuts

-- October 19, 2017 21:16:36

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters): Oil prices slipped on Thursday but held onto most recent gains, supported by OPEC-led supply cuts, tension in the Middle East and lower US production. Brent crude LCOc1 was...

Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

Reuters October 19, 2017 14:17:00

Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, th...

Labour newcomer to head NZ government

BBC October 19, 2017 13:59:32

New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country's youn...

Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniv

Reuters October 19, 2017 12:54:05

A new exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book’s publication is offering ‘muggles’ with an interest in magic the chance to view rare memorabilia, co...

Airline sued for not serving champagne

BBC October 19, 2017 11:51:38

A Canadian man has filed a lawsuit against Sunwing Airlines for promising a champagne service and instead serving sparkling wine. Daniel Macduff booked a holiday to Cuba through Sunwing that advertis...

Mandela's autobiography sequel launched in SA

BBC October 19, 2017 11:08:44

The new instalment of Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, has been released in Johannesburg. Dare Not Linger tackles his five years as South Africa's president after the collapse of...

China’s economy grow 6.8pc in Q3

-- October 19, 2017 10:52:47

China’s economy grew at 6.8 per cent in the third quarter year-on-year, down marginally from the previous quarter's 6.9 per cent, government data showed Thursday. The second largest econom...

Asian markets mixed after China data

-- October 19, 2017 10:31:36

Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street closed at record highs. Data showed that China’s quarterly growth slowed slightly but was in line with expectations. Japan’s Nikkei 2...

Chinese co gets contract to build 4.5km elevated structure of BRT

Munima Sultana October 19, 2017 10:31:21

A Chinese company is set to get Tk 9.35 billion contract for construction of 4.5-kilometre elevated structure from Uttara House Building to Cherag Ali Market of the bus-based mass transit line from Ga...

One dies as fire guts Myanmar luxury hotel

AP October 19, 2017 10:28:16

A fire has nearly destroyed a luxury hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon. A body bag was carried out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on Thursday morning and firefigh...

Rights campaigners seek EC probe into Bangladesh's GSP

Monira Munni October 19, 2017 10:12:37

Five global-rights groups made a fresh plea to the European Commission (EC) to recheck Bangladesh's GSP status as they alleged continuous denial of core labour rights in the country's apparel industry...

India’s tightened consumer goods standards could hurt China imports

Reuters October 19, 2017 01:20:46

India is tightening quality controls for consumer and capital goods, officials say, a move that follows calls to curb cheap imports from China amid diplomatic tensions between the world's two most pop...

China’s GDP rises to $12.1t in five years: Xi Jinping

-- October 18, 2017 17:58:09

President Xi Jinping said China has maintained its position as the world’s second largest economy and contributed more than 30 per cent of global economic growth. China’s GDP rose from 54...