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Police detain ex-Georgia leader in Ukraine

BBC December 09, 2017 12:00:21

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been detained in Ukraine's capital Kiev, days after his supporters freed him from a police van. His detention, first reported on his Facebook page, w...

US job growth strong in November

-- December 09, 2017 11:46:13

US job growth increased at a strong clip in November, better than expected, with payrolls rising by 228,000 jobs. Service, health care and manufacturing firms helped to drive the gains, holding the u...

US stocks end higher after payrolls report

-- December 09, 2017 11:24:33

US stocks advanced on Friday, buoyed by a solid payrolls report for November that locked in expectations for an interest rate hike from the US Federal Reserve next week. Technology stocks such as Mic...

Congo attack leaves 15 UN peacekeepers dead

Reuters December 09, 2017 10:32:26

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attac...

British businesses react to Brexit progress

-- December 08, 2017 18:00:37

Britain and the European Union struck a divorce deal on Friday that paves the way for talks on trade, easing pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and boosting hopes of an orderly Brexit. British bu...

Italian man poisons 'impure' family members

-- December 08, 2017 15:38:33

Italian police have arrested a man who allegedly used a rat poison ingredient to kill members of his family because they were "impure". Mattia Del Zotto, 27, is accused of sprinkling the toxic chemic...

Japan stocks soar; Display Inc jumps

-- December 08, 2017 13:56:17

Japanese stocks rose Friday, ended the week nearly flat, on gains for most sectors. Japan Display jumped on hopes that Apple may use liquid crystal technology on one of its new smartphones. The Nikke...

Asian shares rise on upbeat Japan data

-- December 08, 2017 13:45:05

Asian share indexes advanced Friday on healthy quarterly economic data from Japan, after US stocks ended higher on Thursday. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.1 per cent to 22,741.23 and Sou...

China shares rise on robust trade data

-- December 08, 2017 12:59:08

China shares rose on Friday as better-than-expected Chinese trade data underpinned market sentiment. At 04:14 GMT, the Shanghai Composite index was up 6.78 points or 0.21 per cent at 3,278.84. The...

Japan economy beats Q3 forecasts by double

Reuters December 08, 2017 12:46:22

Japan’s economy grew twice as fast as originally estimated in the third quarter thanks to big gains in capital expenditure, revised data showed on Friday, with expansion seen to continue thanks...

HK stocks rise; energy shares boost

-- December 08, 2017 12:44:14

Hong Kong stocks rose on Friday, tracking the energy shares which dipped while the IT sector edged higher. The sub-index of the Hang Seng index tracking energy shares dipped 0.1 per cent. The IT sec...

NZ shares track for weekly gain

-- December 08, 2017 11:34:24

New Zealand shares rose on Friday, on track for its fourth straight weekly gain. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was up 0.4 per cent, or 34.84 points, at 8,207.44. Consumer and healthcare stocks...

ASX gains for second consecutive session

-- December 08, 2017 11:13:07

Financial and energy stocks put Australian shares on track for a second day of gains on Friday, taking cues from a rise on Wall Street and higher oil prices overnight. The S&P/ASX 200 index was u...

US stocks end higher on big tech boost

-- December 08, 2017 10:27:22

US stocks ended higher on Thursday, buoyed by popular technology companies including Facebook and Alphabet, while shares of yoga pants seller Lululemon Athletica also worked up a sweat. Facebook cl...

UAE expects to be taken off EU's tax blacklist

Reuters December 07, 2017 16:04:24

The United Arab Emirates expects to be taken off the European Union’s tax-haven blacklist after it meets criteria for transparency set by the EU, the UAE government said on Thursday. “We...

Indian central bank keeps policy rate steady

Reuters December 07, 2017 15:56:15

The Reserve Bank of India kept its policy rate steady on Wednesday, as widely expected, after inflation accelerated to a seven-month high and stronger economic growth reduced the need for monetary sti...

Southern India road crash claims nine lives

-- December 07, 2017 15:05:46

At least nine people have been killed and four others sustained injuries after a van in which the victims were travelling collided with a stationary truck at Thuvarankurichi near Trichy district in so...

Hormone contraceptives ‘may cause’ breast cancer

AP December 07, 2017 14:44:54

Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the ris...

Madagascar gets $44.5m IMF loan to boost economy

-- December 07, 2017 14:28:06

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it has approved a further $44.5 million credit for Madagascar, as part of a drive to support the country’s economic recovery. The IMF and other inter...

WB predicts 4.9pc economic growth for Kenya

-- December 07, 2017 13:28:05

The World Bank has cut its 2017 growth estimate for Kenya’s economy to 4.9 per cent, which would be the slowest annual expansion in five years, It has cut the estimated growth due to the countr...

BoJ governor signals chance of rate hikes

-- December 07, 2017 12:31:10

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda stressed the need to look at the impact monetary policy has on the banking system and said changes in the economy could trigger a hike in the bank’s yield...

Airstrike hits Somalia's capital, targeting Shabaab

-- December 07, 2017 12:14:58

An air strike hit a village south of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu and a local official said the attack targeted Islamist al Shabaab militants fighting to topple the country’s central govern...

Asian shares near two-month low

Reuters December 07, 2017 12:08:59

Asian shares hovered near two-month lows on Thursday as softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over US policy kept many investors on the sidelines, even as some high-tech bellwethers bounced bac...

Tremor jolts Kashmir valley

-- December 07, 2017 11:41:59

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolted Kashmir in the early hours of Thursday, sources in the disaster management department said. The epicentre of the quake was near J&K-Xingjian border and its coord...

Memoir by Japanese WW2 emperor sold in auction

BBC December 07, 2017 11:18:20

A memoir by former Japanese Emperor Hirohito about how his country entered World War Two has fetched $220,000 (£164,000) at an auction in New York. Also known as the Imperial Monologue, it chr...

Congo human crisis 'worse than middle east’

-- December 07, 2017 10:58:38

Conflict has forced 1.7 million people to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year, causing "a mega-crisis", aid agencies say. This means that for the second consecutive year, D...

Indian drone ‘invades’ China’s airspace

-- December 07, 2017 10:30:01

An Indian drone has "invaded China's airspace and crashed" on its territory, Chinese state media said. Zhang Shuili, deputy director of the western theatre combat bureau, said the incident took place...

Brexit: UK's bank prepares for the worst

BBC December 07, 2017 10:28:29

The UK's ability to attract talent is already suffering according to Standard Chartered chief executive Bill Winters. In an exclusive interview, he told the BBC the bank was "preparing for the worst"...

China shuts down 'teaching women obedience' school

BBC December 06, 2017 13:48:02

Chinese authorities have shut down an institute that was teaching women to be obedient and subordinate to men. The education bureau said the institute, which claimed it taught "traditional virtues",...

Australian economy slows in Q3

-- December 06, 2017 13:37:19

Australian gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.6 per cent in the third quarter, slowing from the previous quarter when it rose 0.9 per cent, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed. T...