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US captures Benghazi attack suspect

Reuters October 31, 2017 11:07:13

US forces have captured a militant who is believed to have played a role in a 2012 attack on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other...

Brexit 'jeopardises' 75,000 UK jobs

BBC October 31, 2017 10:37:15

The Bank of England believes that up to 75,000 jobs could be lost in financial services following Britain's departure from the European Union. I understand senior figures at the Bank are using the nu...

DTCA amending metro law to suit subway construction

Munima Sultana October 31, 2017 10:09:47

Within over two years of enactment, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Act is being amended to suit construction of subway as government high-ups want the high-speed train lines installed underground. Offi...

Sub-Saharan Africa economic growth to rise 3.4pc: IMF

-- October 30, 2017 16:26:21

Sub-Saharan African economic growth is expected to rise to 3.4 per cent in next year from 2.6 per cent in 2017, International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report on Monday. The IMF warned that risin...

UN calls for probe into Libya killing

Xinhua October 30, 2017 12:26:10

UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday called for an immediate investigation into the killing of 36 people near the eastern city of Benghazi. "UNSMIL calls for immediate investigation to brin...

Asian stocks mixed ahead Fed decision

-- October 30, 2017 11:27:51

Asian stock markets were mixed Monday as investors waited to find out who US President Donald Trump will pick to head the Federal Reserve. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1 per cent to 21,995.1...

Five die as storms batter central Europe

BBC October 30, 2017 11:25:53

Powerful storms have wreaked havoc in parts of central and northern Europe, killing at least five people in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. A 63-year-old camper drowned on the German coast as...

SE Asian stocks mostly higher, Singapore jump

-- October 30, 2017 11:17:34

Southeast Asian markets rose on Monday, Singapore shares came off 29-month highs to trade lower as investors booked profits after three straight sessions of gains. Singapore's FTSE Straits Times Inde...

Nikkei edges lower in choppy trade

-- October 30, 2017 11:15:11

Japan’s Nikkei share average edged down in choppy trade on Monday as falls in financials countered gains in Apple suppliers after shares in the iPhone maker soared on Friday. In mid-morning tra...

New Zealand shares hit record high

-- October 30, 2017 10:54:57

New Zealand shares were higher on Monday, as consumer staples and utilities posted their biggest gains since Sept. 28, just after the general election was held. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index ros...

Australian shares rise as oil jumps

-- October 30, 2017 10:48:00

Australian shares edged slightly higher on Monday, tracking US stocks as a rise in oil prices to their highest in more than two years helped the market weather Australia’s political malaise. Th...

US anti-dumping duties on Chinese aluminium foil anger Beijing

-- October 30, 2017 00:48:55

BEIJING, Oct 29 (Reuters): China said it was 'strongly dissatisfied' with the US decision to impose anti-dumping duties ranging from 97 per cent to 162 per cent on Chinese aluminium foil, urging Washi...

India unveils trade route to Afghanistan via Iran

-- October 29, 2017 20:52:49

India is shipping its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through Iran's strategic Chahbahar Port – thereby launching a trade route bypassing longtime rival Pakistan. The shipment,...

Deputy governor of Afghan province kidnapped in Pakistan

Reuters October 29, 2017 15:20:23

Unidentified kidnappers bundled the deputy governor of Afghanistan’s northwestern province of Kunar into a car in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and took him away, police sources said on Sunday....

India bus plunge leaves four dead, injures 23

FE Online Desk October 29, 2017 15:14:32

At least four people died and 23 others sustained injuries as a state-run bus fell into a deep gorge near Dethal in Kumarsain area in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, a senio...

N Afghanistan militant attack kills 13 cops

Xinhua October 29, 2017 14:28:19

At least 13 police personnel were killed and another one missing, following a series of militant attacks on security checkpoints in northern Kunduz province on Sunday, an Afghan official said. "Up to...

Qatar Emir warns against military action

AP October 29, 2017 13:45:15

Qatar’s emir has warned against any military confrontation over the ongoing diplomatic dispute between his country and four other Arab nations, saying it would only plunge the region into chaos....

Brazil federal buildings set afire, troops deployed

BBC October 29, 2017 12:54:37

Extra troops and federal police have been deployed in the north Brazilian town of Humaita after hundreds of armed men set alight several offices belonging to environmental agencies. The attack took p...

New AI system can predict earthquakes: Study

-- October 29, 2017 12:14:37

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system to successfully predict earthquakes, an advance that may help prepare for natural disasters and potentially save lives. The study, pub...

BD's per capita protein consumption soars

FHM Humayan Kabir October 29, 2017 10:37:33

Bangladesh's per capita protein consumption especially chicken and egg has increased significantly as the local poultry industry plays a vital role in this regard, experts said Saturday. Bangladesh B...

Most land customs stations prove do-nothings

Doulot Akter Mala October 29, 2017 10:04:57

Nearly 80 per cent of the country's land customs stations currently lie as do-nothings for lack of export-import operations, in a sheer waste of public money, sources said. The number of active Land...

German budget surplus could reach 14b euros

-- October 28, 2017 18:22:18

Germany could post a budget surplus of 14 billion euros in 2017, a magazine reported Saturday, providing more negotiating room for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc as it tries to forge a n...

Libya struggles with severe water crisis

Reuters October 28, 2017 15:19:09

Across Libya’s capital residents have started drilling through pavements to access wells in a desperate search for water after the taps ran dry in a new low for living conditions. After years o...

Japan teen 'forced to dye hair black' for school

Reuters October 28, 2017 14:53:13

A Japanese teenager is suing the government of Osaka, saying her public high school repeatedly forced her to dye her naturally-brown hair black or be banned from attending school, local media reported...

Threat of N Korea nuclear attack accelerating

AP October 28, 2017 14:52:22

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday the threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating. In remarks in Seoul with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo at his side, M...

India road crash kills seven pilgrims

-- October 28, 2017 13:21:48

At least seven pilgrims, all women, were killed and six others sustained injuries when the autorickshaw in which they were travelling collided head-on with a sand-laden truck in the southern Indian st...

Rose McGowan breaks silence after Harvey Weinstein allegations

AP October 28, 2017 12:59:12

In her first public comments since accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, actress Rose McGowan said Friday she has been “silenced for 20 years” but won’t remain quiet about...

Catalan crisis hits Spanish financial markets

-- October 28, 2017 11:41:55

Spanish stocks and government bonds sold off on Friday after Catalonia’s parliament declared independence and the Spanish government moved to impose direct rule, deepening a political crisis. &...

Traders call for restructuring registration, renewal fees

Talha Bin Habib October 28, 2017 11:00:48

Traders have suggested that the government should restructure the registration and renewal fees for the import and export permits in order to boost import and export business in the country. Several...

Spain dismisses Catalan parliament

Reuters October 28, 2017 10:38:17

The Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis...