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Violence at Indian university after student’s suicide

-- November 23, 2017 11:19:50

Students of an Indian university went on a rampage and set hostel properties on fire after a first-year student, who was caught allegedly cheating during an exam, committed suicide. Agitated students...

Four die in Georgia anti-terror raid

-- November 23, 2017 10:34:21

Three suspected militants and a special forces soldier have been killed in a siege on an apartment in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, reports say. Explosions and gunfire rocked a block of flats in the...

European shares nudge higher

-- November 22, 2017 16:07:45

European stocks edged up on Wednesday, losing some of the momentum that pushed stocks in Asia and on Wall Street to new highs overnight on continued faith in synchronised economic growth around the wo...

German cops recover John Lennon’s stolen items

BBC November 22, 2017 14:56:42

German police have recovered more than 100 items stolen from John Lennon's estate, including three diaries. The diaries were put on display at Berlin police headquarters with other items including a...

Western India road crash claim nine lives

-- November 22, 2017 14:34:51

At least nine people have been killed and several others sustained injuries when a state-run passenger bus collided with an overloaded jeep coming at high speed on Nokha-Sujangarh Road in the western...

US navy aircraft crashes with 11 on board

-- November 22, 2017 14:14:06

An aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean Wednesday while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the Navy said. The Japan-based 7th Fleet said in a sta...

Nikkei share rallies as large-caps gain

-- November 22, 2017 13:56:55

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a near two-week high on Wednesday, buoyed by gains in large-cap stocks such, as global growth hopes lifted the mood across world markets. The Nikkei ended 0...

Russia admits radiation spike in Ural Mountains

-- November 22, 2017 13:45:37

Russian authorities have confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains while the suspected culprit, a nuclear fuel processing plant, denied it was the source of cont...

Brazil economy likely to grow 3pc in 2018

-- November 22, 2017 13:19:09

The Brazilian economy is likely to grow more than 3.0 percent in 2018, perhaps even near 4.0 per cent, the head of Brazilian state development bank BNDES, Paulo Rabello de Castro, said. This suggests...

Obese women at ‘larger’ breast cancer risk

BBC November 22, 2017 13:12:10

Cancerous breast lumps are less likely to be detected in overweight or obese women before the tumour becomes large, a Swedish study has found. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help sp...

Afghan air strikes kill 11 IS militants

-- November 22, 2017 12:55:57

At least 11 Islamic States (IS) militants have been killed during air strikes by Afghan security forces in Nargosi and Khamon areas of Achin district in Nangarhar province, the provincial governor's s...

Wall Street end record highs

-- November 22, 2017 10:40:29

US stocks jumped on Tuesday, pushing all three major indexes to record closing highs, led by gains in this year’s top-performing technology sector. Healthcare stocks also rose after bullish res...

Asia stocks rally on strong global growth

Reuters November 22, 2017 10:25:56

Asian shares joined a global rally and scaled a fresh decade peak on Wednesday as strong world growth and rising corporate profits lured hordes of investors into equities, while oil prices jumped on e...

Dhaka reminds Beijing of trade preference for more products

FE Report November 22, 2017 10:02:44

Bangladesh has reminded China of offering duty and quota-free market access of 17 more products to facilitate exports to the East Asian nation, officials said. The reminder was given on Tuesday when...

Youth unemployment decreases globally, but quality jobs jolt: ILO

-- November 21, 2017 19:42:58

There is a persisting overall trend of insufficient good jobs for young people seeking work, who are estimated to account for over 35 per cent of the unemployed worldwide in 2017, the International La...

At least 20 die in Nigeria mosque bombing

-- November 21, 2017 15:46:41

At least 20 people are feared dead after a young suicide bomber detonated his explosives while mingling among the worshippers at a mosque in the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi on early Tuesday, accor...

NASA tests supersonic parachute for Mars mission

Xinhua November 21, 2017 14:05:49

U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experim...

Beyonce highest-paid female singer

Reuters November 21, 2017 13:17:30

Beyonce’s hit album “Lemonade” and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday, edging out Britain’s Adele and pop...

Asian shares rise; SE Asian stocks mixed

-- November 21, 2017 13:16:55

Asian shares rose Tuesday after Wall Street regained lost ground overnight amid subdued trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7 per cent to finish at 22,416.4...

Nikkei rises on large-cap rally

-- November 21, 2017 13:06:34

Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday after large cap stocks such as automakers and manufacturers of factory automation equipment rallied, while North Korean tensions supported defence-related shares. The...

HK stocks rise on IT sector

-- November 21, 2017 13:02:30

Hong Kong stocks rose on Tuesday as IT sector jumped. The Hang Seng Index was up 1.2 per cent at 29,619.80. The Hang Seng China index was up 1.91 per cent at 11,758.76, according to Reuters. The sub...

China stocks higher; blue chips jumps

-- November 21, 2017 12:56:22

China stocks rose on Tuesday, with brokerages leading blue chips higher as analysts expect the sector to benefit from a stronger-than expected stock market performance this year. At the lunch break,...

NZ shares slip; health care stocks dip

-- November 21, 2017 12:44:22

Health care stocks led the decline of New Zealand shares on Tuesday, while the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index dipped 0.4 per cent or 28.619 points to 8,061.190. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corpora...

Pakistan's proposed sukuk assigned 'B' preliminary rating

FE Online Desk November 21, 2017 12:42:41

SINGAPORE (S&P Global Ratings) Nov. 21, 2017--S&P Global Ratings today assigned its preliminary 'B' long-term foreign currency rating to the planned U.S. dollar-denominated sukuk (trust cert...

Australian shares flat

-- November 21, 2017 12:39:58

Australian shares were flat on Tuesday with declines in the financial sector negating miners’ strong gains after a rise in metals prices. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.06 per cent or 3.429 p...

Pope urges traffic police to show drivers ‘mercy’

-- November 21, 2017 12:21:12

Drivers who are caught speeding could now cite the Pope when asking for sympathy from the police. At a meeting with traffic police in Italy, Pope Francis urged them to show "mercy" towards those who...

US to end deportation protections for Haitians

-- November 21, 2017 12:08:34

The US is to terminate a programme that gives more than 50,000 immigrants from Haiti protection against deportation. Immigrants from the Caribbean nation received protected status in 2010 after a dev...

21m people living with HIV on treatment: UNAIDS

Xinhua November 21, 2017 11:50:15

Remarkable progress has been made on HIV treatment over the past 15 years, with about 57 percent of all the people worldwide living with HIV currently on treatment, according to UNAIDS' latest data on...

Indonesia tremor kills one, damages 300 buildings

-- November 21, 2017 11:38:54

One person was killed and nearly 300 buildings were damaged when a magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolted eastern Indonesia on weekend, said Indonesian disaster management agency on Tuesday. Spokesperson of...

Singapore’s core inflation likely rise 1.5pc

-- November 21, 2017 11:09:57

The Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) core inflation measure in October likely rose 1.5 per cent from a year earlier, unchanged from September, a Reuters poll showed. “The MAS core...