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Kenya nightclub fire kills two

Kenya nightclub fire kills two

-- 2017-12-21 10:35:42

At least two people have been killed as a fierce fire broke out at a popular nightclub on the outskirts of Kenya's lakeside city of Kisumu, police say. The number of dead could rise as many people ar...

Venezuela mulls banning rival parties from polls

Venezuela mulls banning rival parties from polls

-- 2017-12-21 10:13:53

Venezuela’s pro-government legislative superbody ruled that parties who boycotted this month’s local elections had lost legitimacy, potentially eliminating the main opposition groups from...

Asia stocks subdued after US tax overhaul

Asia stocks subdued after US tax overhaul

Reuters 2017-12-21 09:56:44

Asian markets offered a muted reaction on Thursday to the passage of US tax cuts as benefits to company bottom lines were already baked into stock prices, while bonds were spooked by the blowout in go...

Bollywood film on Bill Gates’ inspiration list!

Bollywood film on Bill Gates’ inspiration list!

-- 2017-12-21 04:11:37

Hindi movie 'Toilet: A Love Story' was one of the things that inspired Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates this year, he revealed on Twitter. As "tough year" 2017 comes to a close, Gat...

Pakistan bus crash claims 11 lives

Pakistan bus crash claims 11 lives

-- 2017-12-21 02:14:44

At least 11 people have been killed and 20 others wounded as a speeding passenger bus collided with a parked long trailer on a highway in central Pakistan where heavy fog limited visibility, police sa...

Asian share markets mixed

Asian share markets mixed

-- 2017-12-21 02:05:58

Asian share markets were mixed Thursday after the final congressional approval of a sweeping US tax revamp. Chinese markets advanced after leaders promised to increase imports and reduce risks in...

Nikkei share falls as banks falter

Nikkei share falls as banks falter

-- 2017-12-21 01:58:07

Japanese share ended lower on Thursday, dragged lower by weakness in banking shares though off earlier session lows. The Nikkei finished down 0.11 per cent, or 25.62 points, at 22,866.10. The broad...

HK shares rally with Asian peers

HK shares rally with Asian peers

-- 2017-12-21 01:52:33

Hong Kong stocks rose Asian peers on Thursday, on investor optimism over Beijing’s plans to deepen structural reforms and curb financial risks while maintaining steady economic growth in 2018....

China shares rise on economic optimism

China shares rise on economic optimism

-- 2017-12-21 01:46:03

China shares rose on Thursday, as investors were inspired by Beijing’s commitment to maintain steady economic growth next year while deepening structural reforms and curbing financial risks. At...

Indonesia retreats; Malaysia up

Indonesia retreats; Malaysia up

-- 2017-12-20 12:50:39

Southeast Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday. Indonesian stocks dropped 1.0 per cent after hitting an all-time high in the previous session, while Malaysian shares rose nearly 1.0 per cent. The Jak...

Hong Kong shares ease

Hong Kong shares ease

-- 2017-12-20 12:33:41

Hong Kong stocks eased on Wednesday amid thin year-end trading. The Hang Seng Index was down 0.04 per cent at 29,242.90, while Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong fell 0.16 per cent to 11,523.72, re...

Study links low birth weight to traffic pollution

Study links low birth weight to traffic pollution

Reuters 2017-12-20 12:29:03

Air pollution, but not traffic noise, appears to be linked to an increased risk of having low-birth-weight babies, reports a new study from the UK. Previous studies have tied road traffic air polluti...

China stocks steady in thin trading

China stocks steady in thin trading

-- 2017-12-20 12:15:34

China stocks were largely steady on Wednesday morning, as blue-chips firmed but small-caps dropped amid thin year-end trading. At 04:03 GMT, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.31 points or 0....

NZ  shares hit record high

NZ shares hit record high

-- 2017-12-20 12:07:30

New Zealand shares hit a record high on Wednesday, helped by healthcare and utilities shares. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index hit its third record high in four consecutive sessions and was 0.1 p...

Australian shares drop off after 10-year high

Australian shares drop off after 10-year high

-- 2017-12-20 12:04:26

Australian shares eased back on Wednesday from the near 10-year high seen in the previous session, tracking a subdued Wall Street. The US House of Representatives initially passed the tax legislation...

US Senate clears tax bill

US Senate clears tax bill

Reuters 2017-12-20 12:00:00

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives on Wednesday was expected to give final approval to a sweeping tax bill and send it to President Donald Trump to sign into law, sealing his first...

Zambia revokes appointment of Chinese as police

Zambia revokes appointment of Chinese as police

-- 2017-12-20 12:00:00

Zambia's police force has scrapped plans to employ eight Chinese nationals barely 24 hours after it unveiled the scheme, following a public outcry. The new reservists were commissioned in the capital...

Philippine President declares Christmas ceasefire

Philippine President declares Christmas ceasefire

-- 2017-12-20 12:00:00

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a 10-day unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels to allow Filipinos to celebrate a “stress-free” Christmas season, two weeks after peac...

Asian stocks mixed in listless trading

Asian stocks mixed in listless trading

-- 2017-12-20 11:49:13

Asian shares were mixed Wednesday in listless trading after US stocks ended marginally lower on Tuesday that reversed the recent gains over the Republican-backed US tax bill. Japan’s benchmar...

Dead sharks wash up on Iranian island

Dead sharks wash up on Iranian island

BBC 2017-12-20 11:48:11

Hundreds of dead sharks have been found washed up on the shores of Iran's Shif island. Some fishermen catch the sharks for their fins, which are believed to have medicinal properties, officials say....

UK police foil ‘Christmas terror plot’; four held

UK police foil ‘Christmas terror plot’; four held

-- 2017-12-20 11:18:35

Action has been taken against an alleged Islamist terror plot in the UK that could have happened at Christmas, counter terrorism sources say. Four men were arrested early on Tuesday in South Yorkshir...

Japanese stocks slide

Japanese stocks slide

-- 2017-12-20 10:56:56

Japanese stocks slipped on Wednesday as construction shares continued to be battered amid a suspected bid-rigging scandal. Japan Display jumped on a media report the firm is discussing an investmen...

Mexico tour bus crash leaves 12 dead

Mexico tour bus crash leaves 12 dead

-- 2017-12-20 10:48:20

At least 12 tourists have been killed after a bus carrying them from a cruise ship overturned in south-eastern Mexico, officials say. Another 18 people were injured in the crash on Tuesday between Ma...

Onion price remains high even in harvesting season

Onion price remains high even in harvesting season

Yasir Wardad 2017-12-20 10:33:04

Although the newly harvested onion has hit the market, the price of the spice still remained much higher, market observers said. Experts held market syndicates responsible for the higher price while...

European markets open lower

European markets open lower

-- 2017-12-20 04:10:28

European shares slipped slightly at the opening session on Wednesday following a drop in the previous day when a sell-off on the bond market weighed and support from a tax reform in the US faded. Whi...

Mideast stocks mixed after Saudi budget

Mideast stocks mixed after Saudi budget

-- 2017-12-20 03:53:43

Mideast stocks were mixed on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia unveiled $261 billion state budget on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia’s stock market stalled in early trade today as cement shares ran into pr...

Facebook to notify users when their photos are uploaded

Facebook to notify users when their photos are uploaded

Reuters 2017-12-20 03:10:33

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would begin using facial recognition technology to tell people on the social network when others upload photos of them, if they agree to let the company keep a facial t...

Factbox: What's in the final Republican tax bill

Factbox: What's in the final Republican tax bill

Reuters 2017-12-20 03:03:42

The US House of Representatives was expected to vote on Tuesday on a sweeping, debt-financed tax bill, with approval likely. House passage would send the bill on to the Senate, which could vote as soo...

Little Nawab Taimur turns one

Little Nawab Taimur turns one

-- 2017-12-20 02:16:47

As star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s little munchkin Taimur has turned one today, the Pataudi Palace is all decked up for little Nawab’s first birthday. Karisma Kapoor,...

India's Sensex hits record; auto stocks rise

India's Sensex hits record; auto stocks rise

Reuters 2017-12-20 02:16:43

Indian shares hit record highs at the open on Wednesday, surpassing the previous milestone hit more than a month ago, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s electoral victories in key states continue...