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Vietnam explosion leaves two children dead

Vietnam explosion leaves two children dead

-- 2018-01-03 12:27:00

Two children have been killed and six other people injured after a big explosion occurred in Vietnam's northern Bac Ninh province early Wednesday morning, provincial authorities announced. The blast...

Spotify faces $1.6b copyright lawsuit

Spotify faces $1.6b copyright lawsuit

Reuters 2018-01-03 12:25:53

Music streaming company Spotify was sued by Wixen Music Publishing Inc last week for allegedly using thousands of songs, including those of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors, without a license and c...

Hong Kong shares rise, IT sector jumps

Hong Kong shares rise, IT sector jumps

-- 2018-01-03 12:22:08

Hong Kong shares rose on Wednesday, while Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 0.5 per cent at 12,129.07. The Hang Seng Index was up 0.33 per cent at 30,615.75, according to Reuters. The sub-...

WHO lists gaming addiction as disorder

WHO lists gaming addiction as disorder

BBC 2018-01-03 12:00:00

Gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation. Its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition "...

Asian shares eye all-time high on global growth cheer

Asian shares eye all-time high on global growth cheer

Reuters 2018-01-03 12:00:00

Asian stocks struck a decade peak on Wednesday as risk appetites were whetted by a bevy of upbeat manufacturing surveys that confirmed a synchronised upturn in world growth was well under way. Activi...

Germany sees record high employment in December

Germany sees record high employment in December

-- 2018-01-03 12:00:00

The number of jobless people in Germany fell by 183,000 in December compared with a year earlier and the country finished the year with a record 44.3 million people in work. The unemployment rate rem...

Two die climbing SA Table Mountain

Two die climbing SA Table Mountain

-- 2018-01-03 11:55:26

Rescuers have recovered the bodies of a tourist and his guide from South Africa's Table Mountain following an accident that trapped hundreds of people at the top of the popular attraction. The man, h...

China stocks extend rally

China stocks extend rally

-- 2018-01-03 11:26:42

China stocks extended winning streak on Wednesday. At 04:02 GMT, the Shanghai Composite index was up 30.46 points or 0.91 per cent at 3,378.79. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 1.24 per cent, accor...

Trump threatens to cut off Palestine aid

Trump threatens to cut off Palestine aid

-- 2018-01-03 11:16:11

US President Donald Trump has said in tweets that the United States may withhold future aid payments to Palestinians, accusing them of being “no longer willing to talk peace” with Israel....

Deadly motorway crash claims six lives in Italy

Deadly motorway crash claims six lives in Italy

-- 2018-01-03 10:37:49

A fiery motorway crash in northern Italy has taken the lives of six people, Italian news reports say. Five of the dead, including two children were travelling together in a car, said RAI state TV sai...

Zambia’s foreign minister quits amid party feud

Zambia’s foreign minister quits amid party feud

-- 2018-01-03 04:37:34

Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has resigned, he said on his Facebook page, as a struggle in the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) over President Edgar Lungu’s ambitions to run fo...

Gulf markets rise slightly

Gulf markets rise slightly

-- 2018-01-03 03:17:37

Mideast stocks markets edged up in early trade on Wednesday, buoyed by strong global bourses and the return of some investors in the Gulf from New Year holidays. Dubai’s index added 0.4 per cen...

European shares advance at opening

European shares advance at opening

-- 2018-01-03 03:11:05

European shares seen higher at the opening session on Wednesday, as retail stocks led the way, while attention was also on the implementation of new financial market rules. The pan-European STOXX 600...

Paris Hilton gets engaged

Paris Hilton gets engaged

BBC 2018-01-03 02:39:05

Reality TV star and socialite Paris Hilton has revealed she is engaged to actor and model Chris Zylka. Hilton and Zylka, who have dated for two years, became engaged at the weekend while on a skiing...

US home prices set to soar in 2018

US home prices set to soar in 2018

-- 2018-01-03 02:13:18

US home prices are projected to increase 4.2 per cent on a year-on-year basis from November 2017 to November 2018, according to a new report released Tuesday. Home prices in the United States are up...

NASA’s robotic satellites to reduce space pollution

NASA’s robotic satellites to reduce space pollution

-- 2018-01-02 12:53:05

US government body Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) and NASA have teamed up to build robotic technology that can refuel and repair friendly satellites. “Service stations in orb...

Pakistan summons US envoy over Trump tweet

Pakistan summons US envoy over Trump tweet

-- 2018-01-02 12:41:33

Pakistan summoned US ambassador in Islamabad late Monday and lodged protest over US President Donald Trump's tweet in which he doubted Pakistan's role against terrorism, according to local reports. U...

UAE aviation will fly higher in 2018

UAE aviation will fly higher in 2018

-- 2018-01-02 12:06:05

Propelled by four flagship carriers, the UAE aviation industry is set to reinforce its role as a key driver of the nation's diversified economy in 2018. With non-oil sectors expected to account for n...

Asian factories end strong year on mixed note

Asian factories end strong year on mixed note

-- 2018-01-02 12:00:00

Asian manufacturing sectors ended a strong 2017 on a mixed note, with activity at multi-year highs in Taiwan and India and surprisingly picking up in China. “Robust external demand and accommo...

China stocks up on factory activity

China stocks up on factory activity

-- 2018-01-02 11:36:14

China stocks started 2018 trading on a bullish note on Tuesday on better-than-expected December manufacturing activity. The Shanghai Composite index was up 35.81 points or 1.08 per cent at 3,342.98,...

HK stocks hit 10-year high

HK stocks hit 10-year high

-- 2018-01-02 11:33:49

Hong Kong stocks hit a record high on Tuesday, rose to the highest level in over a decade, aided by a surge in property shares. At 04:17 GMT, Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 2.79 per cent...

Venezuelan soldier held over killing pregnant woman

Venezuelan soldier held over killing pregnant woman

-- 2018-01-02 11:20:07

A Venezuelan soldier who shot dead a pregnant woman on Christmas Eve has been arrested. Alexandra Conopoi, 18, was killed as she waited for subsidised pork that the government had promised to million...

‘Hot tea may decrease glaucoma risk’

‘Hot tea may decrease glaucoma risk’

Reuters 2018-01-02 11:04:17

People who drink hot tea daily may be less likely than others to develop glaucoma symptoms, US researchers say. Compared to coffee, soft drink and iced tea drinkers, study participants who consumed a...

German MP faces probe over anti-Muslim remarks

German MP faces probe over anti-Muslim remarks

-- 2018-01-02 10:35:30

A German politician is facing a police investigation over inflammatory comments made on New Year's Eve. Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of Germany's far-right AfD party, had her Twitter account sus...

European shares start 2018 on negative note

European shares start 2018 on negative note

-- 2018-01-02 03:32:13

European shares edged lower on Tuesday, the first trading day of the year, while strength in oil companies and banks was not enough to stop the slide. The pan-European STOXX 600 index dipped 0.2 per...

New Year’s Day explosion kills three in Nigeria

New Year’s Day explosion kills three in Nigeria

-- 2018-01-02 02:58:03

At least three people have been killed after an explosion hit Nigeria's northeastern town of Madagali, local officials said Tuesday. The blast on Monday followed the planting of a bomb on a busy road...

Singapore GDP growth slows in Q4

Singapore GDP growth slows in Q4

-- 2018-01-02 02:57:07

Singapore’s economic growth slowed in the Fourth Quarter (Q4) as factories lost steam, but a services sector recovery has bolstered expectations. The economy expanded 3.1 per cent in the Q4 fro...

Afghan airstrikes kill 26 IS militants

Afghan airstrikes kill 26 IS militants

-- 2018-01-02 02:25:34

A total of 26 militants including seven foreign nationals have been confirmed dead after unmanned planes targeted the positions of Islamic State (IS) militants in Darzab district of the northern Jawzj...

India's manufacturing PMI hits 5-year high

India's manufacturing PMI hits 5-year high

-- 2018-01-02 02:23:49

The manufacturing activity of India expanded at the fastest pace in five years in December, a private sector survey showed on Tuesday. Tuesday’s data showed that Indian business continues to re...

‘Upset by hair loss’, techie commits suicide

‘Upset by hair loss’, techie commits suicide

-- 2018-01-02 01:30:57

A 27-year-old software engineer committed suicide in Madurai on Sunday as he was frustrated over a hair fall problem, police said. The deceased has been identified as R Mithun Raj of Jaihindpuram, wh...