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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...

Japan’s baby panda makes debut appearance

Japan’s baby panda makes debut appearance

-- 2017-12-18 01:22:55

A baby panda has made a special appearance before Tokyo's governor, a group of local schoolchildren and the media one day ahead of its official public debut. The six-month-old female giant panda, Xi...

Russian inflation to be about 3pc in early 2018: C Bank chief

Russian inflation to be about 3pc in early 2018: C Bank chief

-- 2017-12-17 12:47:35

Chairperson of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina has said the inflation in Russia will be about 3.0 per cent in early 2018 and will reach the target of 4.0 in the second half of the year. "Inflati...

Mammoth skeleton sells for €548,000

Mammoth skeleton sells for €548,000

BBC 2017-12-17 12:00:00

An ancient skeleton of a woolly mammoth has sold for €548,000 ($640,000) at auction in the French city of Lyon. The skeleton, which exceeded its estimated value, is thought to be the largest of...

Honduran chopper crash kills President’s sister

Honduran chopper crash kills President’s sister

-- 2017-12-17 12:00:00

The sister of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and five other people were killed in a helicopter crash Saturday on a mountain near the Honduran capital. Hilda Hernandez, 51, was an agronomy...

Tackling childhood obesity 'needs involvement of families'

Tackling childhood obesity 'needs involvement of families'

Xinhua 2017-12-17 12:00:00

When trying to help children lose weight, involvement of a parent in the treatment makes the entire family healthier, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found....

Setting your financial goals for 2018

Setting your financial goals for 2018

-- 2017-12-17 12:00:00

It is almost the end of 2017 and as usual, many of us will begin to reflect and set resolutions for 2018. Some of these might look like: eat healthier, travel to Japan, learn a new language, clear th...

US products boycott call in Indonesia

US products boycott call in Indonesia

-- 2017-12-17 12:00:00

Muslim clerics called for a boycott of American products Sunday in Indonesia's largest protest against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Wearing white robes and c...

Affleck undergoes treatment for alcoholism

Affleck undergoes treatment for alcoholism

-- 2017-12-17 12:00:00

Actor Ben Affleck appeared to have returned to a residential rehab facility, in his ongoing battle to conquer his struggle with alcohol addiction. Reportedly, it is confirmed that the 45-year-old ac...

Pakistan church attack claims nine lives

Pakistan church attack claims nine lives

-- 2017-12-17 12:00:00

Armed terrorists have attacked a Catholic church, killing at least nine people and injuring 56 in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, media reports say. The attack targete...

Libya’s coast guard rescues over 250 migrants

Libya’s coast guard rescues over 250 migrants

-- 2017-12-17 10:31:37

Libya’s coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound for Italy, officials said on Saturday. Libya’s western shor...

Five die in Chile mudslide

Five die in Chile mudslide

-- 2017-12-17 10:16:05

A mudslide tore through a small village in southern Chile near a popular national park, leaving five people dead and at least 15 missing after a night of torrential downpours, authorities said. A vid...

Gujarat election result to drive Indian stocks

Gujarat election result to drive Indian stocks

-- 2017-12-17 04:07:41

Indian stocks markets ended at an over two-week high on Friday as investors turned optimistic after exit polls forecast a victory for the ruling BJP in the Gujarat assembly election. The result will...

US admits running secret UFO programme

US admits running secret UFO programme

-- 2017-12-17 01:17:25

The Pentagon has been running a secret multi-million dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), US media report. Only a small number of officials were aware of the programme,...

Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

BBC 2017-12-16 12:50:02

Thousands of Vodafone customers will be able to end their contracts early after the UK's communications regulator raised concerns over new charges. In April, Vodafone introduced new international roa...

IMF approves $79.1m loan for Mongolia

IMF approves $79.1m loan for Mongolia

-- 2017-12-16 12:07:24

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a loan of about US$79.1 million for Mongolia following two rounds of reviews of the country’s performance.  In a statement, the IMF said...

Amazon becomes Mexico’s top online retailer in 2017

Amazon becomes Mexico’s top online retailer in 2017

-- 2017-12-16 12:03:18

Amazon.com Inc likely doubled its sales to become the biggest internet retailer in Mexico this year, helping to grow the country’s nascent e-commerce market by a third, according to a report by...

Uber used covert 'undercover agents'

Uber used covert 'undercover agents'

BBC 2017-12-16 12:00:00

Uber set up a covert unit tasked with stealing competitors' secrets and engaging in undercover surveillance, a letter published by a US court on Friday has alleged. It is critical evidence in Uber's...

Russia, Egypt ink deal to restart direct flights

Russia, Egypt ink deal to restart direct flights

-- 2017-12-16 12:00:00

Russia and Egypt signed a deal on Friday to resume flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo starting from February, after more than a two-year break, officials announced. Moscow suspe...

Strong quake rattles Indonesia

Strong quake rattles Indonesia

-- 2017-12-16 12:00:00

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia's densely populated Java island, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. The quake struck at 11:47 pm on Friday and was...

NASA to screen Star Wars for astronauts

NASA to screen Star Wars for astronauts

-- 2017-12-16 11:46:42

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to release this week around the world but astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will also be able to watch it in the coming days, NASA said. &ldq...

Cops find billionaire couple dead in Toronto home

Cops find billionaire couple dead in Toronto home

-- 2017-12-16 11:17:50

A Canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their home in Toronto in circumstances that police described as "suspicious". The bodies of Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found in...

Sleep problems linked to female infertility: Study

Sleep problems linked to female infertility: Study

Reuters 2017-12-16 10:57:57

Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts who don’t have trouble sleeping, a recent study suggests....

Austria’s conservatives, far right agree on coalition govt

Austria’s conservatives, far right agree on coalition govt

-- 2017-12-16 10:39:08

Austria's conservative People's Party has agreed a coalition with the far-right Freedom Party. The deal comes two months after a parliamentary election which the People's Party won but without an ove...