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Over 179 die in Sierra Leone mudslide

BBC August 15, 2017 03:52:00

At least 179 people were killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many h...

Delhi yet to confirm $4.5b third LoC

FHM Humayan Kabir August 15, 2017 03:36:09

India is yet to confirm its third line of credit (LoC) worth US$4.5 billion credit (LoC) despite Bangladesh's request for holding a meeting on this issue, officials concerned said Monday. Officials s...

KSA seeks Iraq's mediation to mend ties with Iran

Al Jazeera August 15, 2017 03:29:33

RIYADH, Aug 14 (Agencies): The government of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has sought the help of Iraq's prime minister to mend relations between Riyadh and Tehran, according to news reports. Citing...

Japan Q2 GDP rise 2-year-high

Reuters August 14, 2017 07:53:56

Japan's economy grew in the second quarter at the fastest pace in more than two years on stronger domestic demand. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose as consumer spending and capital expenditure b...

Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna dies

AP August 14, 2017 06:38:09

Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna has died. He was 82. His manager Matt Sherman said that Bologna died on Sunday in the Los Angeles area after a three-year battle against pancreatic cancer, reports A...

Virginia violence victim ‘stood against injustice’

-- August 14, 2017 06:34:44

Heather Heyer came to downtown Charlottesville with her friends to make a stand against white nationalists who converged on the Virginia college town to demand the city keep a statue honouring a Confe...

Oil drops on weak Chinese refining activity

-- August 14, 2017 05:57:10

Oil prices dropped on Monday as a slowdown in Chinese refining activity growth cast doubts over its crude demand outlook, while rising US shale output suggested supplies would likely remain high. Br...

Small earthquake hits island in Alaska

AP August 14, 2017 05:24:43

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake shook the Adak Island near the far west end of the Aleutians at 3:24pm Sunday, the Alaska Earthquake centre reported.   The centre initially reported the earthquake h...

Elephants deployed in Nepal flood rescue efforts

-- August 14, 2017 04:59:55

Dozens of elephants and rafts have been deployed to rescue nearly 500 people trapped by floods in a popular resort in southern Nepal, officials said on Sunday.   Several hotels in Sauraha, in C...

Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer in Rogers Cup final

-- August 14, 2017 04:39:51

Germany's Alexander Zverev became just the third man to beat Roger Federer this year as the 20-year-old German won his fifth title of 2017 in Montreal on Sunday. Zverev, ranked eighth, won 6-3 6-4 a...

17 killed in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

Reuters August 14, 2017 04:20:10

Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday, the communications' minister said, as security forces at the scene tr...

Asian shares rebound

Reuters August 14, 2017 04:01:30

Asian stocks bounced on Monday after three losing sessions, tracking a firmer Wall Street, while the dollar was weighed down by tensions on the Korean peninsula and weak US inflation data which dampen...

Police, FBI probe violence at white supremacists’ rally

Reuters August 14, 2017 03:42:24

US authorities will investigate on Sunday the violence stemming from a white nationalist rally a day earlier that killed one person and injured more than 30. The violence challenges US President Dona...

Trump trade probe to poison ties: Chinese paper

Reuters August 14, 2017 03:34:48

US President Donald Trump's order to his top trade adviser to investigate supposedly unfair Chinese trade practices will "poison" relations between the two countries, a Chinese state-run newspaper sai...

World's oldest man dies in Israel aged 113

FE Report August 13, 2017 05:48:22

The world's oldest man, a Holocaust survivor who was set to turn 114 next month, died Friday at his hometown Haifa in Israel.   Yisrael Kristal passed away in his hometown of Haifa, according t...

'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

Reuters August 13, 2017 05:43:45

The Perseid meteor shower has been seen over parts of the UK, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky. The shower was due to peak in the UK on Saturday night, in...

Flash floods kill 12 in northwest Iran

AP August 13, 2017 05:33:45

At least 12 people were killed and 38 others reportedly missing as flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Golestan, Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi provinces of Iran, country’s state TV reported...

Surviving America's political meltdown

Jeffrey D. Sachs August 13, 2017 04:16:40

The US is in the midst of a political meltdown, unable to manage a domestic economic agenda or a coherent foreign policy. The White House is in turmoil; Congress is paralysed; and the world is looking...

South America to slam Trump's 'military option' threat

Reuters August 13, 2017 03:57:29

Many Latin American nations, led by Peru, are negotiating a written rebuke of US President Donald Trump after he said the United States was considering a "military option" involving Venezuela, as the...

Train crash in Egypt kills 43

AP August 12, 2017 07:17:17

At least 43 people were killed and 122 others injured as two passenger trains collided just outside Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria on Friday.   The Egyptian Railways Authority sa...

Global stocks selloff stops at Wall Street

Reuters August 12, 2017 05:55:08

US stocks put a floor under global equities on Friday after a weak inflation reading brought investors back into the market even as tensions between the United States and North Korea continued to esca...

India steps up readiness on China border

Reuters August 12, 2017 05:44:18

India's military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, sources said, as neither side shows any sign of backing off from a face-off in a remote Himalayan regio...

‘Locked and loaded’: Trump to N Korea

Reuters August 12, 2017 04:51:07

President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying the US military was "locked and loaded" as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war...

Injury scare in Tigers' warm-up

-- August 12, 2017 04:29:54

Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain sent an injury scare through the camp when he slipped and fell in his delivery stride on the second day of the squad's practice match in Chittagong, reports http:/...

Lack of oxygen supply: 30 kids die in India

-- August 12, 2017 03:47:56

30 kids died in last 48 hours at Uttar Pradesh o India due to lack of oxygen supply. The contractor who used to supply oxygen cylinders to BRD Hospital had stopped his services over non-payment of d...

US budget deficit falls to $42.9b in July

AP August 12, 2017 03:37:18

US budget deficit falls to $42.9b in July   The US budget deficit was $42.9 billion at the end of July, down from $112.8 billion in July 2016, according to data released by the Treasury Departm...

Attacks in France in 2017 focus on security forces

AP August 10, 2017 08:08:06

Attacks in France by Islamic extremists since 2015 have killed more than 200 "soft targets" — concertgoers, cartoonists and people celebrating Bastille Day. But French security forces are increa...

US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

Reuters August 10, 2017 07:43:59

Washington imposed sanctions on eight Venezuelan officials on Wednesday for their role in creating an all-powerful legislative body loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, while a mayor-turned-fugitive cal...

N Korea promises US base strike plan in days

BBC August 10, 2017 07:35:09

North Korea says its plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will soon be ready, as a war of words with Washington intensifies.   State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass...

India planning road connecting six countries

FE Report August 10, 2017 07:17:10

New Delhi is now planning to extend the India- Myanmar-Thailand road link to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, shortening travel from Mekong River to India using water transport, in its bid to bind it close...