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Surviving America's political meltdown

Surviving America's political meltdown

Jeffrey D. Sachs

The US is in the midst of a political meltdown, unable to manage a domestic economic agenda or a coherent foreign policy. The White House is in turmoil; Congress is paralysed; and the world is looking...

Flash floods kill 12 in northwest Iran

Flash floods kill 12 in northwest Iran

AP

At least 12 people were killed and 38 others reportedly missing as flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Golestan, Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi provinces of Iran, country’s state TV reported...

'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

Reuters

The Perseid meteor shower has been seen over parts of the UK, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky. The shower was due to peak in the UK on Saturday night, in...

World's oldest man dies in Israel aged 113

World's oldest man dies in Israel aged 113

FE Report

The world's oldest man, a Holocaust survivor who was set to turn 114 next month, died Friday at his hometown Haifa in Israel.   Yisrael Kristal passed away in his hometown of Haifa, according t...

Trump trade probe to poison ties: Chinese paper

Trump trade probe to poison ties: Chinese paper

Reuters

US President Donald Trump's order to his top trade adviser to investigate supposedly unfair Chinese trade practices will "poison" relations between the two countries, a Chinese state-run newspaper sai...

Police, FBI probe violence at white supremacists’ rally

Police, FBI probe violence at white supremacists’ rally

Reuters

US authorities will investigate on Sunday the violence stemming from a white nationalist rally a day earlier that killed one person and injured more than 30. The violence challenges US President Dona...

17 killed in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

17 killed in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

Reuters

Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday, the communications' minister said, as security forces at the scene tr...

Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer in Rogers Cup final

Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer in Rogers Cup final

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Germany's Alexander Zverev became just the third man to beat Roger Federer this year as the 20-year-old German won his fifth title of 2017 in Montreal on Sunday. Zverev, ranked eighth, won 6-3 6-4 a...

Small earthquake hits island in Alaska

Small earthquake hits island in Alaska

AP

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake shook the Adak Island near the far west end of the Aleutians at 3:24pm Sunday, the Alaska Earthquake centre reported.   The centre initially reported the earthquake h...

Oil drops on weak Chinese refining activity

Oil drops on weak Chinese refining activity

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Oil prices dropped on Monday as a slowdown in Chinese refining activity growth cast doubts over its crude demand outlook, while rising US shale output suggested supplies would likely remain high. Br...

Virginia violence victim ‘stood against injustice’

Virginia violence victim ‘stood against injustice’

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Heather Heyer came to downtown Charlottesville with her friends to make a stand against white nationalists who converged on the Virginia college town to demand the city keep a statue honouring a Confe...

Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna dies

Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna dies

AP

Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna has died. He was 82. His manager Matt Sherman said that Bologna died on Sunday in the Los Angeles area after a three-year battle against pancreatic cancer, reports A...

Japan Q2 GDP rise 2-year-high

Japan Q2 GDP rise 2-year-high

Reuters

Japan's economy grew in the second quarter at the fastest pace in more than two years on stronger domestic demand. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose as consumer spending and capital expenditure b...

KSA seeks Iraq's mediation to mend ties with Iran

KSA seeks Iraq's mediation to mend ties with Iran

Al Jazeera

RIYADH, Aug 14 (Agencies): The government of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has sought the help of Iraq's prime minister to mend relations between Riyadh and Tehran, according to news reports. Citing...

Over 179 die in Sierra Leone mudslide

Over 179 die in Sierra Leone mudslide

BBC

At least 179 people were killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many h...

Justin Bieber looks for love on social media

Justin Bieber looks for love on social media

Reuters

Pop star Justin Bieber got rejected by a girl he was pursuing on social media. The 23-year-old pursued a girl on Instagram after seeing a video of her shaking her hips in workout attire. However, she...

Gunmen kill seven UN peacekeepers in Mali

Gunmen kill seven UN peacekeepers in Mali

AP

At least seven people were killed and seven others injured as unidentified gunmen attacked the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping force in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday. Earlier Monda...

Car rams into Paris eatery, killing 12yo girl

Car rams into Paris eatery, killing 12yo girl

Reuters

A car plowed into the outdoor terrace of a pizzeria in the small town of Sept-Sorts east of Paris on Monday, killing a 12-year-old girl and seriously injuring several other people. The driver deliber...

US to probe China on trade

US to probe China on trade

BBC

US President Donald Trump has asked his country's top trade official to review China's practices regarding intellectual property. The move was incremental, but could eventually lead to the US imposin...

Malaysia economy to grow at 5.4pc in Q2

Malaysia economy to grow at 5.4pc in Q2

Reuters

Malaysia's economic growth is expected to have slowed slightly in the second quarter as weaker private consumption partly offset a boost from resilient manufacturing and trade, a Reuters poll showed....

Germany Q2 GDP edges up

Germany Q2 GDP edges up

Reuters

The German economy grew by less than expected in the second quarter as net trade dampened an overall expansion which was driven by strong household spending. The rising state expenditure also affecte...

Gold edges up as N Korea tensions ease

Gold edges up as N Korea tensions ease

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Gold edged lower on Tuesday, weighed down by a steady US dollar and firmer Asian stocks as geopolitical tensions between the United States and North Korea appeared to ease.  Spot gold had falle...

Taxmen pace up PCA, reconcile taxable imported, released goods

Taxmen pace up PCA, reconcile taxable imported, released goods

Doulot Akter Mala

The Customs have decided to enhance post-clearance audit (PCA) and reconcile imported and released goods as a strategy for achieving the revenue target for this fiscal. Officials said these two are p...

Taylor Swift wins groping trial against DJ, awarded symbolic $1

Taylor Swift wins groping trial against DJ, awarded symbolic $1

Khaleej Times

Taylor Swift won her trial against a Colorado radio personality on Monday after a jury found that the former DJ assaulted and battered the pop star by groping her bare bottom, and awarded her the symb...

Both sides to blame for Virginian violence: Trump

Both sides to blame for Virginian violence: Trump

Reuters

President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over US race r...

Female suicide bombers kill 27 in Nigeria

Female suicide bombers kill 27 in Nigeria

BBC

Three female suicide bombers have carried out an attack that has killed at least 27 people in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say. Dozens were injured when the women on Tuesday blew themselves up o...

Dollar revived by US data tonic, North Korea respite

Dollar revived by US data tonic, North Korea respite

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The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong US retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions in the Korean peninsula simmered...

Asian shares mixed as N Korea tensions ease

Asian shares mixed as N Korea tensions ease

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Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after US indexes took small losses as Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0....

600 still missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

600 still missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

BBC

At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC.   President Er...

Taiwan’s economic minister resigns over massive blackout

Taiwan’s economic minister resigns over massive blackout

AP

Taiwan's economy minister Lee Chih-kung has resigned after a generator failure at a power plant caused a massive blackout in many parts of Taiwan, including capital Taipei   The power outage af...