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First global pledge to end cholera

BBC October 04, 2017 13:37:00

Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90 per cent of cholera deaths by 2030. The disease, which is spread through contaminated water, kills about 0.10 m...

Banks lead Hong Kong stocks higher

-- October 04, 2017 13:34:58

Hong Kong stocks rose on Wednesday, extending gains made in the previous trading session, with Chinese banks and insurers leading the surge. The blue chip Hang Seng index rose to 28,521.77, its highe...

Turkey bomb blast leaves three dead

Reuters October 04, 2017 13:25:18

A bomb planted by Kurdish militants ripped into a military vehicle, killing four soldiers and wounding four more, as they traveled in southeast Turkey near the border with Iran on Wednesday morning, l...

New Zealand shares end edge up

-- October 04, 2017 13:17:32

New Zealand shares ended slightly higher on Wednesday, supported by consumer staples and utility stocks. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.2 per cent or 16.27 points to finish the session at...

Australian shares end lower

-- October 04, 2017 13:09:12

Australian shares ended lower on Wednesday as a decline in oil prices dented energy-related stocks, while a weaker local currency prompted some investors to trim their exposure to local assets. The S...

Japanese shares extend two-year highs

-- October 04, 2017 13:08:19

Japan’s Nikkei rose to two-year highs, cheered by an upbeat outlook for the global economy though gains were trimmed by the close as the yen bounced against the dollar. The day’s biggest...

Asian shares mixed in quiet trading

-- October 04, 2017 12:37:20

Asian shares were mixed in holiday-thinned trading on Wednesday as investors brushed off Wall Street’s latest advance into record territory. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index gave up ear...

Chinese bowl sets $38m auction record

BBC October 04, 2017 11:57:28

A 1,000-year-old bowl from China's Song Dynasty has sold at auction in Hong Kong for almost US$38m (£28m) - a record for Chinese porcelain. Sotheby's, the auction house, said the rare Ru-ware b...

France approves new anti-terrorism law

BBC October 04, 2017 11:14:08

France's lower house of parliament has approved a new anti-terrorism law intended to bring an end to a nearly two-year-long state of emergency.  The law will incorporate several measures first a...

Bags for life ‘can cause food poisoning risk’

BBC October 03, 2017 12:49:19

Bags for life pose a food poisoning risk if they are used to carry raw foods such as meat and fish, a consumer watchdog is warning. The Food Standards Agency says even if there is no leakage, packagi...

Japanese companies struggle to hire staff

Reuters October 03, 2017 12:27:40

Companies in Japan’s service industries are struggling to hire and retain staff as the labour market becomes the tightest in decades, and are increasingly taking unorthodox steps to alleviate th...

Tesla: World's biggest battery half-built

BBC October 03, 2017 11:34:02

Tesla has reached the half-way point in its plan to build the world's biggest battery, in South Australia. The plan to build the 100MW (129MWh) lithium battery grew out of a Twitter bet between Tesla...

Militant attack on Indian army camp wounds three

Xinhua October 03, 2017 11:05:19

At least three troops of India's Border Security Force (BSF) were wounded Tuesday in a predawn militant attack on their camp in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The gunmen believed to...

Singer Tom Petty dies aged 66

BBC October 03, 2017 10:49:42

US musician Tom Petty has died in California aged 66, says a statement issued on behalf of his family. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home early o...

Asian shares advance, tracking rally on Wall Street

-- October 03, 2017 10:48:10

Shares in Japan and Hong Kong gained Tuesday, tracking an overnight rally on Wall Street, where indexes set fresh record highs. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell, and the South Korean and Shang...

US stocks end record high

-- October 03, 2017 10:34:11

US stocks started the fourth quarter on a strong note on Monday, with all three major indexes hitting record high closes as data pointed to underlying strength in the economy. A measure of US manufac...

Australian teen crushed by gym weights

BBC October 02, 2017 12:16:10

An Australian teenager has died after being crushed by weightlifting equipment at a gym. Ben Shaw, 15, was attempting to bench press almost 100kg (220 lb) when the accident happened in Brisbane on Tu...

Two plead not guilty in Kim Jong Nam murder

AP October 02, 2017 10:55:55

Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia's High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen a...

Eight die in Cameroon independence protests

Reuters October 02, 2017 10:47:37

Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded others in Cameroon’s restless English-speaking regions on Sunday during protests by activists calling for its independence from the majority...

China stocks rise on SOE reform hopes

-- October 01, 2017 19:32:14

China stocks were firm at the weekend, buoyed by hopes of further reforms to the mainland’s state-owned enterprises and by consumer firms as investors bet shoppers would spend big during the upc...

HK stocks post first monthly loss this yr

-- October 01, 2017 19:06:55

Hong Kong stocks ended higher at the weekend, but the benchmark index posted its first monthly loss this year, an indication the market’s upward momentum may be slowing amid worries over US mone...

Saudi Arabia slips into recession in Q2, GDP shrinks 2.3pc

-- October 01, 2017 17:09:08

Saudi Arabia’s economy has slipped back into recession as the oil sector stagnates and the government sector is hit by austerity policies designed to curb a state budget deficit caused by low oi...

Nikkei clinches best monthly gains this yr

-- October 01, 2017 15:53:42

Japan's Nikkei share average ended almost flat at the weekend but posted its biggest monthly gain this year as investors rebuilt positions they had scaled back earlier this month on geopolitical conce...

When it comes to US stocks, growth trumps quality

-- September 30, 2017 12:16:07

US investors are not rewarding companies for generating good earnings consistently, opting instead for a stockpicking strategy that might be called “growth at a high cost.” High-quality s...

US stocks end month at record highs

-- September 30, 2017 12:00:58

US stocks ended in record highs on Friday as large technology and health care companies and smaller US-focused firms rose again. Stocks were mixed at the start of trading, as they had been the day be...

US mom jailed after leaving kids for European jaunt

Reuters September 30, 2017 11:46:27

An Iowa mother who left her four young children alone to go on an 11-day European trip was jailed on child endangerment charges, authorities said on Friday. Erin Lee Macke, 30, traveled from Johnston...

China factory activity rises to five-year high

-- September 30, 2017 10:58:05

Activity in China’s manufacturing sector grew at the fastest pace since 2012 in September, as factories cranked up output to take advantage of strong demand and high prices. The official PMI re...

IDB planning meeting in Dhaka in Jan to discuss cross-border investment, trade

Mehdi Musharraf Bhuiyan September 30, 2017 10:50:36

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is planning to host an international investment conference in Dhaka in January next to boost cross-border investment among its members. The event is expected to bring p...

IS posts 'Baghdadi audio' issuing resistance call

-- September 30, 2017 00:19:02

ISIL has released an unverified audio recording that it said was by its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who called on the armed group's followers to "resist the infidels". The date of the 46-minute reco...

UK economic growth slows to four-year low

-- September 29, 2017 17:17:59

Britain’s economy grew at its slowest pace since 2013 in the 12 months after last year’s Brexit vote, data showed on Friday, painting a subdued picture as the Bank of England prepares to r...