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FIFA suspends Brazilian football president

FIFA suspends Brazilian football president

-- 2017-12-16 04:49:57

Marco Polo del Nero was suspended as president of Brazil’s soccer confederation on Friday, two years after he was indicted in the United States on charges of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud...

Court jails man for Genghis portrait stamping

Court jails man for Genghis portrait stamping

BBC 2017-12-16 04:46:15

A Chinese man has been jailed for a year for stamping on a portrait of Mongol ruler Genghis Khan, after being found guilty of inciting ethnic hatred. The court in China's Inner Mongolia region was to...

‘Britain eyes bespoke trade arrangement with EU’

‘Britain eyes bespoke trade arrangement with EU’

-- 2017-12-16 03:27:21

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said it is likely Britain will want to negotiate a bespoke arrangement for future trade deals with the European Union (EU), according to Reuters. Speaking at a...

Hijab-wearing law graduate denied call to bar

Hijab-wearing law graduate denied call to bar

BBC 2017-12-16 02:52:31

A Nigerian law graduate has been denied her call to the bar after insisting on wearing a hijab during the ceremony. Amasa Firdaus was refused entry into the hall at the law school at the University o...

India raises tariffs on electronics to curb surging imports

India raises tariffs on electronics to curb surging imports

-- 2017-12-16 02:06:17

India increased the customs duty on some electronics including mobile phones, television sets, and microwave ovens in a bid to curb imports and boost local manufacturing, according to Gulf News. The...

Catalan crisis hurts Spain’s economy

Catalan crisis hurts Spain’s economy

Reuters 2017-12-16 01:22:33

Political uncertainty in Catalonia has dented expectations for growth in Spain’s economy, the country’s central bank said on Friday, as voters in the region gear up for an election that pr...

Mexico fireworks explosion kills four

Mexico fireworks explosion kills four

-- 2017-12-16 01:08:56

A fireworks explosion in Mexico has killed four people and sent five more to the hospital days after the country's holiday season kicked off in earnest. The State of Mexico says in a statement that t...

Asian shares on course for weekly gain

Asian shares on course for weekly gain

Reuters 2017-12-15 09:55:32

Asian shares edged higher on Friday, on track for weekly gains, though sentiment was kept in check by Wall Street’s weakness on concerns about the progress of US tax reform. MSCI’s broade...

WB to make developing cities climate change resilient

WB to make developing cities climate change resilient

-- 2017-12-15 08:48:42

The World Bank (WB) is set to give $4.5 billion in loans and technical support to cash-short cities trying to protect themselves from climate change. Over the next three years, the scheme aims to hel...

Brazil raises growth forecast

Brazil raises growth forecast

-- 2017-12-15 01:21:31

Brazil raised its predictions of economic growth for 2017 from 0.5 per cent to 1.1 per cent, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Thursday. "The GDP fell sharply in 2016 and is rising signific...

Plane crashes with 25 aboard in Canada

Plane crashes with 25 aboard in Canada

-- 2017-12-14 12:30:04

A plane carrying 25 people crashed late Wednesday in southern Canada, injuring several people, local media reported. The plane is an ATR-42 carrying 22 passengers and three crew members, according to...

Study focuses on nerve disorder by Zika

Study focuses on nerve disorder by Zika

Reuters 2017-12-14 12:26:11

A new study sheds light on how the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes a rare neurological condition, and the findings could have implications for companies working on Zika vaccines, U.S. researchers sai...

Asian stocks inch higher

Asian stocks inch higher

Reuters 2017-12-14 12:00:00

Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike but flagged caution about inflation, tempering expectations for future tightening, which...

US lawmaker accused of assault ‘kills self’

US lawmaker accused of assault ‘kills self’

-- 2017-12-14 12:00:00

Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night...

Another human foot washes up on Canadian shore

Another human foot washes up on Canadian shore

-- 2017-12-14 12:00:00

A British Columbia man made an unusual discovery while walking his dog along the coastline- the remains of a human foot, still inside of a shoe. It's the latest in more than a dozen such grim discove...

13 cops die in Somalia suicide bombing

13 cops die in Somalia suicide bombing

-- 2017-12-14 12:00:00

A suicide bomber in police uniform blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 13 police officers, officials said. Police spokesm...

Weinstein threatened to kill me: Hayek

Weinstein threatened to kill me: Hayek

BBC 2017-12-14 12:00:00

Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled "monster", alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her. Writing in the New York Times, Ms Hayek said Mr Weins...

Mass child rape: Congo militiamen get life term

Mass child rape: Congo militiamen get life term

-- 2017-12-14 11:58:32

A group of 11 militiamen in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been jailed for life for raping about 40 children, including at least one baby. The girls they raped between 2013 and 2016 were aged...

US Fed raises interest rates

US Fed raises interest rates

Reuters 2017-12-14 11:47:10

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term jump in US economic growth from the Trump ad...

Russian ads promoting Brexit found on Facebook, Twitter

Russian ads promoting Brexit found on Facebook, Twitter

BBC 2017-12-14 11:15:24

Facebook says its investigation into Russian attempts to influence the Brexit vote has determined the activity amounted to just three adverts. Twitter says its own inquiry has linked six ads promotin...

Suu Kyi to lose another award

Suu Kyi to lose another award

-- 2017-12-14 03:37:42

Dublin City Councillors have voted to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's Freedom of Dublin City award. Musician Bob Geldof handed back his Freedom of Dublin award last month to protest against the inclusion o...

Boko Haram attack kills two in Cameroon

Boko Haram attack kills two in Cameroon

-- 2017-12-13 12:50:25

At least two people, including one civilian, have been killed in a suicide attack executed by terror group Boko Haram in the Cameroonian Far North Region, a local source told Xinhua. The attack occur...

Older women ‘should avoid’ hormone therapy

Older women ‘should avoid’ hormone therapy

Reuters 2017-12-13 12:13:13

Postmenopausal women should not use hormone therapy to prevent chronic medical conditions, because the risk of significant side effects outweighs the unclear evidence of a benefit, according to a gove...

Turkey for East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Turkey for East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

-- 2017-12-13 12:00:00

Turkey appealed on Wednesday for the world to recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, as it opened an Islamic summit called in response to a US decision to recognise the city a...

Chaplin family plead to save Cinema Museum

Chaplin family plead to save Cinema Museum

BBC 2017-12-13 12:00:00

Charlie Chaplin's family have written an open letter to ask for London's Cinema Museum to be saved. The museum, housed in the former Lambeth workhouse where Chaplin once lived, could be under threat...

Saudis offer help to fight militancy in West Africa

Saudis offer help to fight militancy in West Africa

-- 2017-12-13 11:59:03

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are attending a summit in Paris on Wednesday aimed at accelerating efforts to set up a West African force to battle Islamist militants, a sign Gulf Arab state...

Japanese shares edge lower

Japanese shares edge lower

-- 2017-12-13 11:17:04

Japan’s Nikkei share average edged lower on Wednesday after tech stocks lost ground as they tracked their weaker US counterparts, offsetting gains in the financial space. The Nikkei 225 Index...

S&P, Dow end record high

S&P, Dow end record high

-- 2017-12-13 11:01:36

The S&P 500 and the Dow industrials registered record closing highs on Tuesday with a boost from bank stocks as investors eyed a potential cut in US corporate taxes and continued economic growth....

Beijing house fire kills five, wounds nine

Beijing house fire kills five, wounds nine

-- 2017-12-13 10:54:32

Five people have been killed and nine others taken to hospital with burn wounds after a fierce fire broke out at residential house in Beijing’s Chaoyang District in China early Wednesday. Fire...

San Francisco gets first Afro-American mayor

San Francisco gets first Afro-American mayor

-- 2017-12-13 10:32:12

San Francisco native London Breed has become the city's acting mayor following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday. She is the first African-American woman to lead the city in the midst of a...