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Thailand prepares for five-day royal funeral

BBC October 25, 2017 13:28:51

Big crowds are gathering for a five-day funeral ceremony for Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October aged 88. The monarch will be cremated in Bangkok on Thursday, in a royal...

Dog mauls Australian woman to death

BBC October 25, 2017 13:08:24

An Australian woman was brutally mauled to death by her own dog at her residence in Australia’s Canberra. The animal was shot dead by police officers after it attacked them as they tried to adm...

Twitter promises more ad transparency

BBC October 25, 2017 12:55:23

Twitter has pledged to make advertising more transparent as it attempts to fend off proposed new regulations. It said it would be clearer about who funded ads and to what end, especially those pushin...

Australian inflation surprisingly soft in Q3

-- October 25, 2017 12:38:19

Australian consumer prices were surprisingly tame last quarter while core inflation stayed below target for almost a second full year, leading investors to pare back the already slim chance of a rate...

Hong Kong stocks rebound

-- October 25, 2017 12:19:26

Hong Kong stocks rebounded on Wednesday, after Wall Street hit fresh highs overnight as earnings statements from several major US companies lifted investors outlook for the global economy. Hong Kong...

Lack of international action on Rohingya crisis -- a "disgrace"

Inter Press Service (IPS) October 25, 2017 12:15:24

As the crisis in Myanmar reaches unprecedented levels, frustration is at its peak as the international community remains slow to respond and act cohesively. Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crosse...

China stocks extend gains

-- October 25, 2017 12:09:55

China stocks were on track to rise for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, as the ruling Communist Party revealed its new leadership line-up. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.3 per cen...

New Zealand shares subdue

-- October 25, 2017 11:55:49

New Zealand shares were little changed on Wednesday, dragged by the drop of Fletcher Building Ltd. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell, dropping 0.75 points to 8,129.35 at 0042 GMT, after a 0.3 p...

Australian shares push higher

-- October 25, 2017 11:45:32

Australian shares pushed higher on Wednesday, led by miners, which rallied on robust metal prices, though a retreat of banking stocks’ early gains and a slide in conglomerate Wesfarmers Ltd capp...

Veteran singer Girija Devi lifeless at 88

FE Online Desk October 25, 2017 11:44:55

Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi passed away at a hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday following a cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She was 88 and survived by a daught...

Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'

BBC October 25, 2017 11:18:24

A new vaccine that could prevent up to nine-in-10 cases of typhoid fever has been recommended by the World Health Organization. Experts say it could have a "huge impact" on the 22 million cases, and...

Kenya court to decide election re-run

BBC October 25, 2017 10:43:25

Kenya's Supreme Court is to hold a last-minute hearing to decide whether the re-run of the presidential election can go ahead. The court will hear an urgent petition by human rights activists arguing...

Asian shares inch higher

Reuters October 25, 2017 10:17:04

Asian shares edged higher on Wednesday, while US Treasury yields and the dollar got a lift following a report that Republican senators were leaning towards John Taylor to be the next Federal Reserve c...

BD financial market needs credible benchmark

Jasim Uddin Haroon October 25, 2017 10:15:51

Bangladesh's financial market runs sans effective benchmark called 'Dhaka Interbank Offered Rate (DIBOR)', leaving parties to quote rates in contracts and other financial instruments impromptu. Such...

Euro zone private sector growth slumps in Oct

-- October 25, 2017 00:46:40

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters): Private sector growth across the euro zone slowed more sharply than predicted this month, a survey showed on Tuesday, but activity remained strong even though firms increased...

IEA sees SE Asia oil demand growing until at least 2040

-- October 25, 2017 00:45:49

SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (Reuters): Southeast Asian demand for oil will keep growing until at least 2040 as emerging nations there rely on the fossil fuel to transport their rapidly growing populations, ship...

APO prescribes preparation for adoption of digital economy

-- October 24, 2017 18:28:41

The Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) has urged its members to take preparation to be able to anticipate changes in digital economy. Secretary-General of APO Santhi Kanoktanaporn made the call at...

New York bans vaping in public places

BBC October 24, 2017 16:12:45

Vaping is being outlawed in public indoor spaces in the US state of New York. A new rule, which will come into law in 30 days, will mean that the practice will be treated the same as smoking normal c...

China’s blue-chip stocks reaches 26-month high

-- October 24, 2017 14:22:47

China’s blue-chip stocks reached a 26-month high on Tuesday as investors cheered robust earnings growth and felt comfortable with economic policy as the Communist Party’s congress drew to...

California shooting spree suspect held

Xinhua October 24, 2017 13:50:27

Two people were killed and several others sustained injuries in a shooting rampage on Monday in Lake County, about 140 km north of San Francisco, western California, the United States, local media rep...

Child's body found near missing Texas girl's home

Reuters October 24, 2017 13:48:05

The body of a toddler found in a culvert beneath a Texas road was likely that of a 3-year-old girl reported missing after her father said he punished her for not drinking her milk by making her stand...

S Korean stocks rise on earnings hopes

-- October 24, 2017 13:15:39

South Korean shares hit another record high on Tuesday on bullish market expectations for September quarter earnings due later this week, though further gains were blocked by foreign profit-taking. T...

Asian share markets slightly higher

-- October 24, 2017 13:09:10

Asian stock markets edged up Tuesday after Wall Street slid overnight as investors sought new drivers for trading activity. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.2 per cent to 21,733.10 points and Sydney&...

Intruder stabs Russian radio presenter in neck

Reuters October 24, 2017 12:47:38

An intruder forced his way into the offices of Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy and stabbed one of the station’s anchors in the neck, the broadcaster said on its Internet site on Monday. The i...

Canadian man fined for singing 'too loud'

BBC October 24, 2017 12:39:37

A Canadian man is contesting a C$149 (US$118) ticket for "screaming in a public place" after being caught singing in his car. The tune that got him grooving - and in trouble - was C+C Music Factory's...

Ivory seizures up, African elephants at risk: report

BBC October 24, 2017 11:23:47

African elephant poaching declined for a fifth year in a row in 2016, but ivory seizers around the world hit record levels, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) report s...

China's Liaoning posts 3pc GDP in Jan-Sept

-- October 24, 2017 11:11:10

The economy of China’s northeastern rustbelt province of Liaoning showed signs of recovery in the first three quarters of this year, growing 3.0 per cent compared with the same period of 2016....

Bumpy start for Google Pixel

Reuters October 24, 2017 10:53:11

The launch of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing and shipping issues, prompting the company to open an i...

US plans Myanmar sanctions

Reuters October 24, 2017 10:38:30

The United States is taking steps and considering a range of further actions over Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, including targeted sanctions under its Global Magnitsky law...

China home-price growth steadies in Sept

-- October 23, 2017 14:46:07

China’s new home prices registered a second straight month of weak growth in September as government measures to cool a long property boom took hold. The home-price growth of the world’s...