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Clashes erupt in Argentina over pension reform

Clashes erupt in Argentina over pension reform

-- 2017-12-19 12:00:00

Argentina's Congress has been debating pension reforms for the second time in a week amid more violent protests in the capital, Buenos Aires. The lower house was due to vote on the bill last Thursday...

Indian state polls: BJP seals win in Gujarat

Indian state polls: BJP seals win in Gujarat

-- 2017-12-19 11:38:51

The ruling party of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost some seats but held onto power in his home state of Gujarat, despite a stronger-than-usual challenge in local elections. India's Election...

SA ruling party elects Ramaphosa as new leader

SA ruling party elects Ramaphosa as new leader

-- 2017-12-19 10:51:12

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party's leader for the next five year. The country's deputy president defeate...

US train crash kills three, wounds over 100

US train crash kills three, wounds over 100

-- 2017-12-19 10:24:37

At least three people were killed and more than 100 hospitalised with critical injuries after an Amtrak train derailed on Monday during its inaugural run on a faster route from Seattle to Portland, Or...

Saudi stocks nearly flat

Saudi stocks nearly flat

-- 2017-12-19 04:12:05

Saudi Arabia’s stock market was flat in early trading on Tuesday, ahead the budget which will be announced after the market closes. Najran Cement gained 0.9 per cent as Northern Region cement s...

Leak found on UK’s biggest warship

Leak found on UK’s biggest warship

-- 2017-12-19 03:53:24

Britain’s biggest ever warship, the new 3.1 billion pound ($4.2 billion) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, has a leak and needs repairs, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday. The 6...

Fructose intake linked to kids’ asthma

Fructose intake linked to kids’ asthma

Reuters 2017-12-19 03:46:20

Grade school kids may be more likely to develop asthma if they consumed lots of drinks sweetened with sugar and high fructose corn syrup or if their mothers drank these beverages often during pregnanc...

Japan upgrades GDP growth forecast

Japan upgrades GDP growth forecast

-- 2017-12-19 03:45:08

Japan’s government revised up its growth projections for the current and next fiscal years, forecasting the economy to expand 1.9 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively. Consumer inflation is e...

European shares follow Asia higher

European shares follow Asia higher

-- 2017-12-19 03:33:11

European shares followed US and Asian markets higher on Tuesday as investors awaited a long-anticipated US tax reform bill which looks almost certain to pass this week. The pan-European STOXX 600 tra...

Herbal remedy 'may help stroke recovery'

Herbal remedy 'may help stroke recovery'

BBC 2017-12-19 01:59:00

A study has shown that the popular herbal extract ginkgo biloba may help the brain recover after a stroke. The herbal remedy, available in health food shops in the UK, is used in China to aid memory...

ASX closes near 10-year high

ASX closes near 10-year high

-- 2017-12-19 01:49:54

Australian shares closed near a 10-year high on Tuesday as optimism over the US tax bill boosted global investor sentiment, while stronger commodities prices supported a rally in materials stocks....

Airstrikes in N Afghanistan kills six militants

Airstrikes in N Afghanistan kills six militants

-- 2017-12-19 01:16:30

At least six militants have been killed as security force aircraft targeted a hideout of Taliban group in Torgul village of Shirin Tagab district district of northern Afghanistan's Faryab province on...

Mumbai shop fire kills 12

Mumbai shop fire kills 12

-- 2017-12-18 12:52:27

At least 12 people have been killed and four others hospitalised with burns after a fierce fire gutted a snack shop in India's financial capital Mumbai on Monday, according to police. "The blaze star...

Asian shares higher after Japan trade data

Asian shares higher after Japan trade data

-- 2017-12-18 12:42:06

Asian shares were mostly higher on Monday, lifted by robust trade data from Japan that suggest a sustained recovery in demand in China and other major markets. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped...

India state polls: BJP ahead in Modi’s Gujarat

India state polls: BJP ahead in Modi’s Gujarat

-- 2017-12-18 12:32:30

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to win an election in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state on Monday, the vote count showed, but with a reduced margin, which will...

HK shares rise with Asian peer

HK shares rise with Asian peer

-- 2017-12-18 12:28:58

Hong Kong shares rose on Monday as Asian shares were generally up, with sentiment boosted by expectations US lawmakers will pass a long-awaited tax bill. Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 0....

China shares edge lower

China shares edge lower

-- 2017-12-18 12:28:05

China stocks edged lower on Monday, amid concerns over tight year-end liquidity after the central bank lifted interbank market rates. At 04:07 GMT, the Shanghai Composite index was down 4.13 points o...

CIA helped Russia foil terror attack

CIA helped Russia foil terror attack

-- 2017-12-18 12:00:00

Information provided by the CIA helped Russian security services foil an attack on St Petersburg's Kazan cathedral, US and Russian leaders say. President Vladimir Putin phoned Donald Trump to thank...

Piñera wins Chile presidential election

Piñera wins Chile presidential election

-- 2017-12-18 12:00:00

A conservative billionaire and former president, Sebastián Piñera, has won Chile's presidential election run-off. Left-winger Alejandro Guillier conceded and congratulated his opponent...

1.3m expat drivers could lose Saudi jobs

1.3m expat drivers could lose Saudi jobs

-- 2017-12-18 12:00:00

About 1.3 million foreign drivers in Saudi Arabia are likely to lose their jobs as its kingdom prepares to issue driving licences to women. According to an Arab News report, run by bdnews24, 87.2 per...

Michael Jackson's music video revamped

Michael Jackson's music video revamped

-- 2017-12-18 11:55:14

Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's classic music video of the track 'Blood on the Dance Floor' has been revamped. Reportedly, the new version of the music video features footage from the late legend...

Japan exports boom in Nov

Japan exports boom in Nov

-- 2017-12-18 11:42:22

Japanese exports accelerated sharply in November, yet again pointing to growing momentum in the world’s third-biggest economy. Data from the Ministry of Finance showed exports grew 16.2 per ce...

New Zealand shares slip

New Zealand shares slip

-- 2017-12-18 11:13:00

New Zealand shares slipped on Monday as utility stocks weighed on the markets, with sentiment boosted by expectations US lawmakers will pass a long-awaited tax bill. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 inde...

Cannabis holds promise as antipsychotic medicine

Cannabis holds promise as antipsychotic medicine

Reuters 2017-12-18 11:07:37

An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said on Friday. Scientists conducted a small tria...

ASX rises on US tax reform hope

ASX rises on US tax reform hope

-- 2017-12-18 10:58:25

Australian shares were on course to snap a two-day losing streak on Monday, making broad-based gains on firmer commodity prices and optimism around US tax reform. Top US Republicans said on Sunday...

World's busiest airport suffers power cut

World's busiest airport suffers power cut

-- 2017-12-18 10:33:04

A power cut at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson international airport has led to a partial shut-down and major delays to flights. The airport is the world's busiest, handling more than 250,000 passengers...

Honduras polls: Tribunal declares President winner

Honduras polls: Tribunal declares President winner

-- 2017-12-18 10:11:23

Juan Orlando Hernández has been declared the winner of last month's fiercely disputed presidential election in Honduras after a partial recount. Earlier results triggered deadly street violenc...

European shares climb back

European shares climb back

-- 2017-12-18 04:29:28

European shares rose on Monday, with merger and acquisition activity in focus and investor sentiment buoyed by expectations that a US tax bill could soon pass. Thales rose 8.4 per cent after the Fren...

Scientists unveil ‘smallest micro-greetings Christmas card’

Scientists unveil ‘smallest micro-greetings Christmas card’

Reuters 2017-12-18 04:12:27

British scientists have created what they believe is the world’s smallest Christmas card, a seasonal greeting so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp. The...

Ethiopia ethnic clashes toll hits 61

Ethiopia ethnic clashes toll hits 61

-- 2017-12-18 01:59:27

At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a...