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North Korea fires two more projectiles

-- September 10, 2019 10:55:38

North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its deali...

Huawei drops lawsuit against US over seized equipment

-- September 10, 2019 10:36:54

China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has dropped a lawsuit against the US government after Washington released telecommunications equipment it had seized on suspicion of violations of export contr...

Japan’s April-June GDP growth revised down to 1.3pc

Xinhua September 09, 2019 15:33:05

Japan's economic growth was downwardly revised from an initial annualised real 1.8 per cent in the April-June quarter to 1.3 per cent in the period, the government said in a report on Monday. Accordi...

British Airways pilots ground planes in 48-hour strike

-- September 09, 2019 13:13:12

British Airways pilots began a 48-hour strike on Monday, grounding nearly all its flights and disrupting thousands the plans of travelers in unprecedented industrial action over a pay dispute. The Br...

Mymensingh road mishap kills two

-- September 09, 2019 12:05:25

Two people were killed being hit by a truck in Bagar Bazar Signboard area in Trishal upazila of Mymensingh on Monday. The deceased were identified as Fazlu Mia, 50 and Alauddin Mia, 70 of Narayanpur...

Strong typhoon hits Tokyo, leaving one dead

-- September 09, 2019 11:46:10

One of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in recent years hit just east of Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain that threatened to burst riv...

More Americans will die: Taliban

-- September 09, 2019 11:12:54

President Donald Trump's decision to cancel Afghan peace talks will cost more American lives, the Taliban said on Sunday while the United States promised to keep up military pressure on the militants,...

Act now to get ready for recession, think-tank urges UK

Reuters September 09, 2019 10:54:51

Britain is not ready for its next recession and must consider changes to the way it manages its economy to see off the downturn when it comes, the Resolution Foundation, a think-tank, said on Monday....

China's August forex reserves rise to $3.1072 trillion

Reuters September 08, 2019 15:43:24

China’s foreign exchange reserves rose unexpectedly in August, even as the yuan posted its biggest monthly drop in 25 years amid escalating trade tensions with the United States. The country&rs...

One dead, 29 injured in China earthquake

Xinhua September 08, 2019 14:49:13

One was killed and 29 others were injured as of 10 am after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Weiyuan County of Neijiang City in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 6:42 am Sunday, local government...

UK Work and Pensions Secretary quits govt in Brexit protest

-- September 08, 2019 12:22:42

Britain’s Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd resigned from the government and the ruling Conservative Party on Saturday in a protest over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the...

Iran seizes ship for ‘fuel smuggling’ in Gulf, holds 12 crew

-- September 07, 2019 14:31:23

Iran’s coast guard has seized a vessel for allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 crew members from the Philippines, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported. The vessel wa...

Brexit: MPs willing to go to court to enforce delay

-- September 07, 2019 14:15:19

British MPs, including Tories expelled from the party, are preparing legal action in case the PM refuses to seek a delay to Brexit. A bill requiring Boris Johnson to ask for an extension to the UK's...

Brazil to hire short-term environmental enforcers

-- September 07, 2019 10:44:53

Brazil doesn’t have the funding to hire more permanent environmental enforcement agents in the wake of surging Amazon fires but will contract local environmental police on a short-term basis, En...

China lowers tax rate on heavy rare earths to support industry

Global Times September 06, 2019 18:24:18

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has formalised a new law that reduces the resource tax on heavy rare earths from 27 per cent to 20 per cent, a move that analysts said shows China's...

Australia’s underpowered tech industry could boost economy: report

Xinhua September 06, 2019 18:09:04

With proper investment, Australia’s technology sector could give the country’s economy a much needed boost, according to a report released on Thursday by economic advisory group AlphaBeta....

Japanese shares jump to one-month high

-- September 05, 2019 12:45:46

Japanese shares rose on Thursday as investors cheered some easing tension in Hong Kong, British lawmakers’ vote against a “no-deal” Brexit and signs of progress in US-China trade tal...

Asian shares rise amid optimism about Hong Kong

-- September 05, 2019 12:39:19

Asian shares rose on Thursday amid encouraging global developments, including British lawmakers seeking a less chaotic exit from the EU and easing political tensions in Hong Kong. Japan's benchmark N...

India's economy suffers car crash, pain spreads to villages

Reuters September 05, 2019 11:47:59

The narrow lanes in Aliyar and Kasan villages in Manesar, an automotive manufacturing hub on New Delhi's southern outskirts, would usually be packed on Sundays with migrant workers employed at the nea...

China offers dev fund if Solomon Islands breaks Taiwan ties

-- September 05, 2019 11:36:20

China is offering to bankroll a development fund for the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific if it switches diplomatic ties from Taiwan to Beijing, a parliamentary committee in the small island natio...

BoC keeps key interest rate unchanged

-- September 05, 2019 11:23:08

The Bank of Canada (BoC) on Wednesday announced it kept interest rate at 1.75 per cent as it gauged the extent of the damage that deepening trade conflicts have had on the domestic and global economie...

Guatemala declares state of siege after ‘drug dealers’ kill soldiers

-- September 05, 2019 10:45:42

Guatemala’s government on Wednesday declared a state of siege in five northeastern provinces in an effort to regain control after three soldiers were killed by suspected drug traffickers, author...

US hits Iran space agencies with sanctions

-- September 04, 2019 10:55:42

The United States imposed sanctions on Iran’s civilian space agency and two research organisations on Tuesday, saying they were being used to advance Tehran’s ballistic missile programme....

Malaysia's manufacturing PMI drops in August

-- September 03, 2019 14:50:57

Malaysia's manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 47.4 in August from 47.6 in July. IHS Markit who compiled the survey said in a statement, the PMI is broadly indicative of annual Gro...

Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first: Imran Khan

-- September 03, 2019 11:56:44

Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday, amid tensions with arch-rival India after New Delhi revoked the special status of its part of the disputed Kashm...

25 bodies found after California boat fire, nine missing

Reuters September 03, 2019 10:53:23

Divers found 25 bodies on Monday after a pre-dawn fire sank a scuba diving vessel off a Southern California island, leaving nine people unaccounted for, as the US Coast Guard continued its search, med...

UN chief visits Congo Ebola region, pledges solidarity

-- September 02, 2019 14:16:36

The United Nations secretary general visited Congo’s eastern city of Beni on Sunday, pledging solidarity as the region faces an Ebola outbreak that has killed nearly 2,000 people in a year and o...

Australia intercepts Sri Lankan boat with 13 asylum seekers

-- September 02, 2019 12:03:43

Australia’s military intercepted a Sri Lankan boat carrying 13 asylum-seekers last month, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Monday, as Canberra sought to defend the relocation of a...

Argentina imposes currency controls to support economy

-- September 02, 2019 11:43:59

Argentina has imposed currency controls in a bid to stabilise markets as the country faces a deepening financial crisis. The government will restrict foreign currency purchases following a sharp drop...

Global stocks shiver in soaring trade war

Reuters September 02, 2019 10:43:26

Global stock prices fell on Monday after the United States and China imposed new tariffs on each other’s goods, reinforcing investors’ worries over slowing global growth. The E-mini futur...