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Countries evacuating nationals from China virus areas

Reuters January 28, 2020 13:41:39

Countries around the world are planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and private citizens from Chinese areas hit by the new coronavirus, which is spreading quickly. Wuhan, a city of 11 million in the...

Coronavirus infects Asia stocks with exposure to China

Reuters January 28, 2020 13:38:44

Shares of companies highly exposed to China’s economy tumbled across Asia on Tuesday on rising concern about the impact of global travel bans associated with a new virus outbreak, and even as so...

Military jet crashes in Algeria, killing two pilots

-- January 28, 2020 13:12:38

Two pilots were killed in a Sukhoi Su-30 aircraft crash on Monday night in Algeria's Oum El Bouaghi province, 450 km southeast of the capital Algiers, local media reported. The state run television s...

Japan warns about risks to economy from China virus outbreak

REUTERS January 28, 2020 12:12:36

Japanese economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura warned on Tuesday that corporate profits and factory production might take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak in China that has rattled global markets an...

Rouhani calls for unity, accuses Trump of exploiting rift

-- January 27, 2020 14:56:15

Iranians should not allow US President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” approach to harm national unity ahead of parliamentary elections, President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech,...

24 dead in Libya clashes

-- January 27, 2020 12:39:04

Clashes between Libya's UN-backed government forces and the east-based army in Abugrein town, some 140 km south of the city of Misrata, killed 24 troops and injured more than 100 from both parties. "...

Singapore says China virus outbreak will hurt its economy this year

-- January 27, 2020 11:39:25

Singapore said on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak will hurt its economy this year, as it announced new measures to tackle the disease which originated in China and has spread to the city-state an...

Reserves heist: Swift turns to govt, seeks unfettered staff travel

SYFUL ISLAM January 27, 2020 11:06:05

Swift, the global carrier of handling payment instructions between banks, has sought assurance from the government that its officials' planned travel would not be hampered on reserves heist probe gr...

Coronavirus: Could it damage the global economy?

BBC January 26, 2020 17:53:57

China is struggling with a new virus that has already killed more than 20 people. It is a serious health issue. The World Health Organization has called it an emergency for China, though not for the...

Erdogan says Haftar cannot be expected to respect Libya truce

Reuters January 26, 2020 13:51:52

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar could not be expected to respect a ceasefire called between his forces and pro-government troops i...

Atiqul unveils election manifesto

FE Online Report January 26, 2020 11:38:24

Awami League mayoral candidate in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) M Atiqul Islam unveiled a 38-point election manifesto at a city hotel on Sunday, with the vow to build a healthy, vibrant and mode...

World’s largest twin-engine jet takes to the air

-- January 26, 2020 11:08:06

Boeing has successfully completed the first test flight of the world's largest twin-engined jet, the 777X. It comes as the firm attempts to boost its image after its 737 Max plane was grounded last y...

34 US troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

-- January 25, 2020 13:24:57

The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the mili...

Shanghai shuts down all cinemas amid Coronavirus outbreak

-- January 25, 2020 12:49:05

Shanghai has shut down all cinemas during the Lunar New Year holidays, which last until Jan 30, the Liberation Daily said on its online channel. A virus outbreak in China has prompted seven Chinese f...

Powerful quake hits eastern Turkey, leaving 18 dead

-- January 25, 2020 10:49:24

A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people and collapsing buildings in affected towns near the centre of the tremor, which was strong enough to be felt in severa...

China virus death toll jumps to 41, over 1300 infected worldwide

-- January 25, 2020 10:39:38

The official death toll from the coronavirus in China jumped on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier, as local media reported a doctor on the frontline of the battle to contain the virus in Wuhan city...

Sri Lanka aims to attract 4.0m tourist in 2020

-- January 24, 2020 13:24:01

Sri Lanka's Tourism Ministry is aiming to attract four million tourists in 2020, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga has told local media. The minister said they have fixed a target of five billion U...

Singapore's factory output falls 1.4 pc in 2019

-- January 24, 2020 13:12:24

Singapore’s manufacturing output declined 1.4 per cent year on year in 2019, said the Economic Development Board on Friday. Last December, the country's factory output declined 0.7 per cent yea...

US weekly jobless claims rise to 211,000

-- January 24, 2020 13:06:15

The number of initial jobless claims in the United States rose last week, according to a report released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday. The number of people filing for US unemploym...

Philippines economy grows 5.9pc in 2019

-- January 23, 2020 15:25:21

The Philippines's gross domestic product (GDP) posted a year-on-year growth of 6.4 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2019, resulting in the 5.9 per cent full-year growth for 2019. Philippines Statist...

Tesla overtakes Volkswagen as value hits $100b

-- January 23, 2020 14:29:24

Tesla has displaced Volkswagen as the world's second most valuable carmaker, after a dramatic rise in share price pushed its market value to more than $100 billion (£76.1b). The milestone sets...

One dead in US shooting, five wounded

-- January 23, 2020 11:23:41

At least one person was killed and five others wounded in a shooting during the evening rush-hour at a Seattle shopping district in the US on Thursday and the suspects remained at large, police said....

Emirates pledges funds to bushfire relief in Australia

FE Online Desk January 22, 2020 16:02:40

Emirates has announced its contributions to bushfire relief in Australia. The airline will be donating 10 per cent of all Emirates RED sales on every flight from 17 January until 16 February 2020 and...

Indian SC says no stay on citizenship law for now

-- January 22, 2020 13:30:24

The Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday made it clear that it will not grant any stay on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) without hearing the Centre and said it may refer pleas challenging the validi...

Sri Lanka earns record $5.3b from apparel exports in 2019

-- January 22, 2020 13:21:31

Sri Lanka earned a record 5.3 billion US dollars from its apparel exports in 2019, showing a 5.1 per cent year on year increase, according to the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF). However, a sl...

General Motor’s Cruise unveils its first driverless vehicle

-- January 22, 2020 11:59:01

Cruise, the self-driving car start-up, majority owned by General Motors, has unveiled its first vehicle designed to be driverless. The electric-powered Cruise Origin was developed by Honda, which als...

Taiwan calls on China to share ‘correct’ virus information

-- January 22, 2020 11:54:24

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on China on Wednesday to share “correct” information about a new coronavirus and for the World Health Organisation (WHO) not to exclude Taiwan from col...

Greta Thunberg calls on world leaders to listen to young activists

-- January 21, 2020 14:54:00

Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a new generation of activists to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, urged world leaders to listen to young people on Tuesday. “I’m not a...

IMF cuts global growth projection

-- January 21, 2020 13:56:20

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut global growth projections on Monday, citing negative surprises in a few emerging markets, notably in India, and increased social unrest. However, the IMF als...

Fire kills five in southern Vietnam

Xinhua January 21, 2020 13:26:54

A fire in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City killed five early Tuesday, Vietnam News Agency reported. The fire broke out in a house located in a small alley of District 9 in Ho Chi Minh City at arou...