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ASX flat in low-volume trade

ASX flat in low-volume trade

-- 2018-01-02 01:05:40

Australian shares were little changed on Tuesday, their first day of trade in 2018, struggling for cues as major financial markets worldwide remained shut for the New Year’s holiday. The S&...

China reiterates prudent monetary policy for 2018

China reiterates prudent monetary policy for 2018

Reuters 2018-01-01 12:51:32

China will maintain prudent monetary policy and reasonable loan growth in 2018, central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan said in comments published on Sunday. In a new year’s message, Governor Zhou sa...

New Year fireworks blast injures eight in Cambodia

New Year fireworks blast injures eight in Cambodia

-- 2018-01-01 12:43:22

Eight people were injured at a popular beach in Cambodia's Kep province after fireworks, which were prepared to welcome the New Year, accidentally caught fire and exploded, the National Police website...

US stocks expect to keep rising in 2018

US stocks expect to keep rising in 2018

-- 2018-01-01 12:32:38

Wall Street is expected to keep rising in 2018 because a massive drop in the corporate tax rate is seen boosting the economy and corporate profits. The US stocks is on track to mark its ninth birthda...

Mexico car crash kills 10

Mexico car crash kills 10

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

Several US citizens were among 10 people who died in a car crash and subsequent fire on the southwestern coast of Mexico near tourist hot spot Acapulco, the US State Department said on Sunday. Two ot...

Saudis, UAE roll out VAT for first time

Saudis, UAE roll out VAT for first time

BBC 2018-01-01 12:00:00

Value Added Tax (VAT) has been introduced in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for the first time. The 5.0 per cent levy is being applied to the majority of goods and services. Gulf states h...

Indonesia boat capsize claims eight lives, 13 missing

Indonesia boat capsize claims eight lives, 13 missing

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

Eight people have been killed after a boat carrying 48 passengers including children sank off Indonesia’s Kalimantan Island on Monday, rescue officials said. The national rescue agency said in...

New technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

New technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

BBC 2018-01-01 11:52:51

Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from. These are the decorated boxes into which the wrapped body of the dece...

UK car park fire destroys 1600 vehicles

UK car park fire destroys 1600 vehicles

-- 2018-01-01 11:47:27

A huge fire that broke out at a car park in the northern English city of Liverpool destroyed hundreds of vehicles and prompted the evacuation of multiple buildings in the surrounding area on Sunday....

Seven die in Congo anti-govt protests

Seven die in Congo anti-govt protests

-- 2018-01-01 11:09:00

Security forces killed at least seven people in the Democratic Republic of Congo during protests against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down from office, United Nations peacekeepers s...

Foreign aid to Nepal rises to 30pc

Foreign aid to Nepal rises to 30pc

-- 2018-01-01 02:43:11

Foreign aid to Nepal have seen rose to 30 per cent fiscal year 2016-17. Himalayan country saw 30 per cent rise in disbursement of Official Development Assistance (ODA) received from multilateral and...

Minibus falls into sea in China, killing seven

Minibus falls into sea in China, killing seven

-- 2018-01-01 02:28:22

Seven people have been killed after a minibus fell into the sea in east China's Jiangsu Province, said local authorities Monday. The minibus carrying 10 people plunged into the waters off the coast o...

Star Wars wins 2017 US box office race

Star Wars wins 2017 US box office race

AP 2018-01-01 01:37:55

On the last day of the calendar year, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has surpassed “Beauty and the Beast” as the top grossing film in North America in 2017. It also topped the char...

Ukraine police free hostages after storming post office

Ukraine police free hostages after storming post office

-- 2017-12-31 12:21:31

Ukrainian police freed the remaining hostages being held in a post office by a man believed to be strapped with explosives, and arrested the hostage taker after an hours-long standoff in the city of K...

US police kill man responding to a prank call

US police kill man responding to a prank call

-- 2017-12-31 11:51:08

A man has been arrested after an alleged "swatting" prank call led to police shooting dead a 28-year-old man. Andrew Finch was shot at his front door on 28 December in Wichita, Kansas. Police surrou...

Nepal bans solo climbers from Everest

Nepal bans solo climbers from Everest

-- 2017-12-31 11:26:24

Solo climbers, blind people and double amputees have been banned from climbing Everest under new rules the Nepalese tourism ministry believes will reduce the number of deaths on the mountain. The cha...

Indian censor board ‘clears’ Padmavati

Indian censor board ‘clears’ Padmavati

BBC 2017-12-31 11:02:32

India's film censor board has cleared the release of controversial Bollywood film Padmavati, reports say. The film, which tells the story of a 14th Century Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler, has sparked...

Growth in Chinese factories slows in December

Growth in Chinese factories slows in December

Reuters 2017-12-31 11:02:15

Growth in China’s manufacturing sector slowed slightly in December as a punishing crackdown on air pollution and a cooling property market start to weigh on the world’s second-largest econ...

New Liberian President seeks foreign investment

New Liberian President seeks foreign investment

-- 2017-12-31 10:29:58

Liberian President-elect George Weah has declared the country open to investment and pledged to tackle entrenched corruption, in his first speech to the nation since decisively winning an election thi...

Spain rescues 117 migrants crossing Mediterranean

Spain rescues 117 migrants crossing Mediterranean

-- 2017-12-31 10:00:10

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 177 migrants from six boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday. The service says that the largest of the boats was carrying 55 mig...

Singapore’s economy sees 3.5pc growth

Singapore’s economy sees 3.5pc growth

-- 2017-12-31 07:22:00

Singapore’s economy grew 3.5 per cent in 2017 on the back of improved productivity as well as a pick-up in the global economy. Trade-reliant economy in the country has enjoyed a boost this year...

Six die in Sydney seaplane crash

Six die in Sydney seaplane crash

-- 2017-12-31 03:29:19

A seaplane crashed into a Sydney river on Sunday, killing six people on a “wine and dine” sightseeing flight ahead of the city’s harbor-centred New Year’s Eve celebrations. Po...

Tech giants may face UK tax penalty

Tech giants may face UK tax penalty

BBC 2017-12-31 02:45:09

Internet companies should face a tax punishment for failing to deal with the threat of terrorism in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace has said. Wallace said firms such as Facebook, Google and You...

Kenya road crash claims 30 lives

Kenya road crash claims 30 lives

-- 2017-12-31 01:57:39

At least 30 people have been killed and dozens injured as a Nairobi-bound passenger bus collided head-on with a truck on Nakuru-Eldoret highway in Kenya on Sunday morning. Police said the accident oc...

Epilepsy drugs ‘work for most patients’

Epilepsy drugs ‘work for most patients’

Reuters 2017-12-31 01:12:51

Most people with a new diagnosis of epilepsy will remain seizure free with their first or second antiepileptic drug, but there’s still a need for better treatments, according to a new report. R...

Qatar economy recovers from boycott, GDP figures show

Qatar economy recovers from boycott, GDP figures show

Reuters 2017-12-30 12:49:59

Qatar’s economy has largely recovered from a boycott imposed by other Arab states and is again growing at one of the fastest rates in the region, according to figures released by the statistics...

Indian stocks end 2017 in celebratory mood

Indian stocks end 2017 in celebratory mood

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

Indian stocks markets maintained 2017's celebratory mood through to the year's last day of trading on Friday, with the Sensex closing at a record high. Sensex jumped amid robust equity shopping by bo...

Smoking during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children

Smoking during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children

Reuters 2017-12-30 12:06:19

Children born to women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy, especially when mothers are heavy smokers, are at an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review of m...

Football star wins presidential polls in Liberia

Football star wins presidential polls in Liberia

-- 2017-12-30 12:00:00

Former football star George Weah has defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai to win Liberia's presidential run-off election with 61.5 per cent of the vote based on 98.1 per cent of ballots cast, the ele...

IS claims Russia supermarket blast

IS claims Russia supermarket blast

-- 2017-12-30 12:00:00

The so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group says it was behind Wednesday's bombing of a supermarket in the Russian city of St Petersburg that injured at least 13 people. IS made the claim on its...