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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...

Japan inflation surges in August

-- September 29, 2017 13:59:02

Japan’s core inflation accelerated in August, industrial output rose more than expected and demand for labour remained at its strongest in over 40 years in a further sign of solid momentum of th...

Asian shares edge up; Nikkei drops

-- September 29, 2017 12:01:28

Asian shares were slightly higher Friday following a record high close on Wall Street, except for Japan, where a pause in the dollar’s strengthening dampened optimism about exporters. Japan&rsq...

Oil climbs as tension over Iraqi Kurdistan rises

-- September 29, 2017 00:29:44

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters): Oil prices rose on Thursday, spurred by rising tension around northern Iraq following the autonomous Kurdistan region's vote in favor of independence in a referendum.Brent c...

Rockslide kills one at US National Park

BBC September 28, 2017 13:28:30

One person has died and another has been injured by a rockslide at Yosemite National Park in the western US state, California. A park spokesman said the rocks fell from El Capitan, a rock formation a...

Asian shares mixed on US tax reform

-- September 28, 2017 12:00:50

Asian markets were mixed on Thursday as investors tried to gauge the impact from the sweeping tax reform plan unveiled by President Donald Trump. Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.3 per cent to 20,325.52 a...

Trump unveils huge tax cut

-- September 28, 2017 11:41:43

US President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have proposed on Wednesday the biggest US tax overhaul in three decades, the first major revamp of the nation’s tax code in a generation....

'Instant' blood test for heart attacks

BBC September 28, 2017 11:27:04

A blood test that could rule out a heart attack in under 20 minutes should be used routinely, say UK researchers. A team from King's College London have tested it on patients and say the cMyC test co...

US air strike kills Kabul civilians

BBC September 28, 2017 11:25:24

A US air strike against militants in the Afghan capital Kabul caused civilian casualties after a missile malfunctioned, officials said. The strike was in support of Afghan troops fighting insurgents...

US stocks rise on tax hopes

-- September 28, 2017 10:34:33

US stocks rose on Wednesday on hopes that President Donald Trump’s administration may be making progress on a tax plan.Trump proposed the biggest tax overhaul in three decades but offered scant...

Avatar sequels' filming begins with $1b budget

-- September 27, 2017 14:11:16

After years of planning and several delays, production has started on the Avatar sequels. Avatar 2, Avatar 3, Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 have started filming simultaneously in Manhattan Beach with a report...

China stocks hold steady

-- September 27, 2017 14:01:42

Chinese stocks held steady on Wednesday, bolstered by strong gains in resources shares after upbeat industrial profit data helped to ease worries about slowing economic growth. Investor confidence wa...

Japanese stocks fall to 1-1/2-week lows

-- September 27, 2017 13:51:30

Japanese stocks fell to 1-1/2-week lows on Wednesday as ex-dividend share price adjustments dented high yielders. The Nikkei dropped 0.3 per cent, or 63.14 points, to 20,267.05, the weakest level sin...

Car rams into Indian pilgrims, killing seven

Xinhua September 27, 2017 13:04:52

At least seven people were killed and more than ten others injured in a road accident in the western Indian state of Rajasthan Wednesday, police said.  "The accident occurred when a speeding car...

Ugandan MPs brawl during debate

BBC September 27, 2017 11:53:59

Chaotic scenes broke out in Uganda's parliament as MPs debated the contentious removal of the presidential age limit. Tempers flared and lawmakers were filmed brawling after it was alleged an MP had...

RBI to keep rates steady in Oct

-- September 27, 2017 11:33:34

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will hold policy steady at its Oct. 4 meeting, and well past next year, amid weak economic growth and signs inflation may soon overshoot its target, a Reuters poll foun...

Therapy 'wakes' vegetative-state patient

BBC September 27, 2017 11:19:41

A man in France has regained some degree of consciousness after being in a vegetative state for 15 years. Doctors treated the 35-year-old, injured in a car accident, with an experimental therapy that...

Asian shares mixed ahead of US tax reform

-- September 27, 2017 11:10:24

Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday as investors awaited the outlines of US tax overhaul plans by President Donald Trump. Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 per cent to 20,270.97 and Australia's S&P/AS...

US frees Singapore teen blogger

BBC September 27, 2017 11:01:44

A Singaporean teenager has been released from jail after a government appeal against him being granted asylum was dismissed. Amos Yee, known for his political and religious criticism, sought refuge i...

UN accuses Russia of ‘grave violations’

BBC September 26, 2017 14:06:47

Russia is committing "grave human rights violations" in Crimea, according to a report by the United Nations. The UN human rights agency says it has documented arbitrary arrests, torture and at least...

‘Terror attack’ outside Jerusalem kills three Israelis

AP September 26, 2017 11:47:00

A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services s...

Asian shares little changed after Wall Street tumble

-- September 26, 2017 11:27:00

Asian stocks were little changed Tuesday as investors watched US-North Korean tensions after a decline in tech shares dragged down Wall Street. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.1 per cent to 20,377.29...

Brazil scraps Amazon mining decree

BBC September 26, 2017 10:49:23

The controversial decree that would have opened up a vast reserve in the Amazon to commercial mining has been revoked by the Brazilian government. The area, covering 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles) st...

ADB raises China's growth forecast to 6.7pc

-- September 26, 2017 10:49:02

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) raised its outlook for China’s economic growth this year on the back of strong domestic consumption, an export recovery and solid growth in services. ADB now ex...

Three cops die in Nigeria zoo attack

BBC September 26, 2017 10:22:55

Three policemen have been killed by gunmen who attacked a zoo in Nigeria's mid-western Edo State, the police have told the BBC. The gunmen also abducted the head of the zoo, after they stormed the 75...