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China’s blue-chip stocks reaches 26-month high

-- October 24, 2017 14:22:47

China’s blue-chip stocks reached a 26-month high on Tuesday as investors cheered robust earnings growth and felt comfortable with economic policy as the Communist Party’s congress drew to...

California shooting spree suspect held

Xinhua October 24, 2017 13:50:27

Two people were killed and several others sustained injuries in a shooting rampage on Monday in Lake County, about 140 km north of San Francisco, western California, the United States, local media rep...

Child's body found near missing Texas girl's home

Reuters October 24, 2017 13:48:05

The body of a toddler found in a culvert beneath a Texas road was likely that of a 3-year-old girl reported missing after her father said he punished her for not drinking her milk by making her stand...

S Korean stocks rise on earnings hopes

-- October 24, 2017 13:15:39

South Korean shares hit another record high on Tuesday on bullish market expectations for September quarter earnings due later this week, though further gains were blocked by foreign profit-taking. T...

Asian share markets slightly higher

-- October 24, 2017 13:09:10

Asian stock markets edged up Tuesday after Wall Street slid overnight as investors sought new drivers for trading activity. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.2 per cent to 21,733.10 points and Sydney&...

Intruder stabs Russian radio presenter in neck

Reuters October 24, 2017 12:47:38

An intruder forced his way into the offices of Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy and stabbed one of the station’s anchors in the neck, the broadcaster said on its Internet site on Monday. The i...

Canadian man fined for singing 'too loud'

BBC October 24, 2017 12:39:37

A Canadian man is contesting a C$149 (US$118) ticket for "screaming in a public place" after being caught singing in his car. The tune that got him grooving - and in trouble - was C+C Music Factory's...

Ivory seizures up, African elephants at risk: report

BBC October 24, 2017 11:23:47

African elephant poaching declined for a fifth year in a row in 2016, but ivory seizers around the world hit record levels, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) report s...

China's Liaoning posts 3pc GDP in Jan-Sept

-- October 24, 2017 11:11:10

The economy of China’s northeastern rustbelt province of Liaoning showed signs of recovery in the first three quarters of this year, growing 3.0 per cent compared with the same period of 2016....

Bumpy start for Google Pixel

Reuters October 24, 2017 10:53:11

The launch of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing and shipping issues, prompting the company to open an i...

US plans Myanmar sanctions

Reuters October 24, 2017 10:38:30

The United States is taking steps and considering a range of further actions over Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, including targeted sanctions under its Global Magnitsky law...

China home-price growth steadies in Sept

-- October 23, 2017 14:46:07

China’s new home prices registered a second straight month of weak growth in September as government measures to cool a long property boom took hold. The home-price growth of the world’s...

38 women accuse James Toback of harassment

-- October 23, 2017 14:42:11

Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing “Bugsy,” has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women, AP reported quoting by The Los Angeles Times. In...

WHO cancels Mugabe goodwill ambassador role

BBC October 23, 2017 12:30:33

The World Health Organization has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following a widespread outcry. "I have listened carefully to all who have expressed thei...

CO2 rise ‘will affect all sea life’

BBC October 23, 2017 11:12:20

All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say. The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists f...

Asian stocks mostly higher

-- October 23, 2017 11:08:59

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, with Japan’s benchmark rising on the back of an election victory by the prime minister’s ruling party, which had promised stability and growth. Jap...

Typhoon Lan batters Japan killing two

BBC October 23, 2017 10:50:28

Two people have died and more than 10 injured after a typhoon struck Japan. Typhoon Lan made landfall at Shizuoka, 175km (110 miles) south-west of Tokyo, at about 03:00 local time on Monday (18:00 GM...

Returning Rohingyas may lose land

Reuters October 23, 2017 10:41:11

Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to...

Airbus turmoil overshadows bid to rescue CSeries

-- October 23, 2017 01:21:41

PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters): Airbus's coup in buying a $6.0 billion Canadian jetliner project stunned investors and took the spotlight off a growing ethics row last week, but internal disarray has raised...

Women the mystery ingredient in Australia's job feast

-- October 23, 2017 01:20:27

SYDNEY, Oct 22 (Reuters): Women coming into Australia's workforce provide the answer to an economic puzzle that analysts and policymakers alike have been struggling to solve this year.  While th...

California judge tosses $417m talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson

-- October 23, 2017 01:19:44

A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson  in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products l...

DU publishes 'Gha' unit admission test result

-- October 22, 2017 13:53:40

The Dhaka University (DU) result of 'Gha' unit (combined unit for science, business studies and humanities group students) admission test under 2017-2018 academic session has been published as 14.35 p...

Sushma, Khaleda to talk tonight

-- October 22, 2017 12:43:13

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold a meeting with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at a city hotel tonight (Sunday). The meeting is set to be held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon at 8:00 pm...

Eight insurgents killed in Karachi shootout

Xinhua October 22, 2017 12:16:11

Troops in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi killed eight militants during a successful overnight operation, officials said Sunday. Paramilitary troops Rangers and the counter terrorism d...

Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

BBC October 22, 2017 12:06:30

America's five living former presidents gathered together for a concert in aid of victims of the hurricanes which ravaged the US this year. Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush a...

Gunmen kill 13 Niger gendarmes

Reuters October 22, 2017 11:39:28

Gunmen on pick-up trucks and motorcycles coming from Mali killed 13 gendarmes and wounded five more in an attack on their base in western Niger, security sources said on Saturday. The village is a fe...

Titanic victim's final letter sold at $166,000

Reuters October 22, 2017 10:58:45

A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for 126,000 pounds ($166,000), a record price for correspondence from the doomed liner. T...

Indian army kills militant in Kashmir gunfight

Xinhua October 22, 2017 10:52:35

Indian army Sunday said it killed a militant in gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir. The gunfight broke out in Handwara area of frontier Kupwara district, about 90 km northwest of Srinagar...

British government borrowing at lowest September level for 10 years

BBC October 22, 2017 10:38:53

Britain saw its smallest budget deficit for any September in the last 10 years, according to official figures. Last month's deficit stood at £5.902 billion, down almost 11 per cent compared wit...

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...