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Taylor Swift helps fan buy home

Taylor Swift helps fan buy home

-- 2017-12-25 02:27:14

Pop star Taylor Swift's fans revealed on 'The Swift Life' app that the singer helped her fan purchase a house after she was homeless for eight months during her pregnancy. Stephanie Waw, shared the h...

Outcry as Peru president pardons ex-leader Fujimori

Outcry as Peru president pardons ex-leader Fujimori

-- 2017-12-25 02:08:22

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori late on Sunday, triggering Christmas Eve street clashes as protesters denounced the decision as part of a...

China stocks fall on liquidity concerns

China stocks fall on liquidity concerns

-- 2017-12-25 01:53:20

China stocks slipped on Monday, with the start-up board ChiNext posting its biggest decline in three weeks as expectations of tighter monetary polices stirred worries about market liquidity. At the c...

‘Provide legal counsel to American held in Iraq’

‘Provide legal counsel to American held in Iraq’

-- 2017-12-25 01:39:08

A federal judge ruled that the US military must provide legal counsel to an American citizen who was picked up months ago on the Syrian battlefield and accused of fighting with Islamic State militants...

Chad appoints new finance minister

Chad appoints new finance minister

-- 2017-12-25 01:27:53

Chad’s President Idriss Deby has appointed Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul as minister of finance and also named new economy, foreign affairs, security and justice ministers, a presidential decree showed...

US court partially lifts Trump travel ban

US court partially lifts Trump travel ban

-- 2017-12-24 12:00:00

A federal judge in Seattle partially blocked US President Donald Trump’s newest restrictions on refugee admissions on Saturday, the latest legal defeat for his efforts to curtail immigration and...

Beijing property market holds steady

Beijing property market holds steady

-- 2017-12-24 12:00:00

Property market in Beijing held steady in November with second-hand home prices edging for seven consecutive months, according to a government report. The statement was included in a report on the ec...

Mnangagwa names ex-army chief as party VP

Mnangagwa names ex-army chief as party VP

-- 2017-12-24 12:00:00

Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed retired army boss Constantino Chiwenga and veteran politician Kembo Mohadi as the ruling party’s vice presidents. The appointments pave...

Jimmy Kimmel wants good ratings for Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel wants good ratings for Oscars

-- 2017-12-24 12:00:00

Jimmy Kimmel has released the first promo for the upcoming Oscar ceremony and the TV host has asked for good ratings and a "jetpack" from the fans. This will be the second time Kimmel will be hosting...

Venezuela dismisses top Brazilian, Canadian diplomats

Venezuela dismisses top Brazilian, Canadian diplomats

-- 2017-12-24 10:57:20

Venezuela has expelled the Brazilian ambassador to Caracas, Ruy Pereira, and Canadian charge d'affaires Craib Kowalik. The move was announced by the head of Venezuela's powerful Constituent Assembly...

Canada sees deal as first step in Rohingya repatriation

Canada sees deal as first step in Rohingya repatriation

-- 2017-12-24 02:04:25

Canada's special envoy on the Rohingya crisis Bob Rae has said it would be 'unconscionable' for the member states of the UN to sanction a repatriation that was forced, or that did not include basic pr...

10 die as buses crash into van in Pakistan

10 die as buses crash into van in Pakistan

-- 2017-12-24 01:40:28

10 people have been killed and 17 others wounded when two speeding buses coming from the rear side collided and crashed into a van on a highway in central Pakistan, police say. Local police Chief Ar...

Adolescent brain makes learning easier: Study

Adolescent brain makes learning easier: Study

-- 2017-12-24 01:13:03

The brains of adolescents react more responsively to receiving rewards, according to a study that shows it can make learning easier. "The adolescent brain is very sensitive to feedback. That makes ad...

32 die as bus plunges into Rajasthan river

32 die as bus plunges into Rajasthan river

-- 2017-12-23 12:00:00

At least 32 people have been killed and 7 others injured after a bus carrying passengers veered off a bridge and plunged into a river in Sawai Madhopur district of the northern Indian state Rajasthan...

Baby girl receives 65 stitches after raccoon attack

Baby girl receives 65 stitches after raccoon attack

-- 2017-12-23 12:00:00

A baby girl has been attacked in her room by a raccoon in the US city of Philadelphia, her family says. Four-month-old Jourini Black suffered claw marks to the face when the raccoon attacked her whil...

Blood pressure drug ‘raises’ skin cancer risk

Blood pressure drug ‘raises’ skin cancer risk

Reuters 2017-12-23 11:54:52

People who take a certain water pill prescribed to control fluid retention and treat high blood pressure may be more likely to get skin cancer than other individuals, a Danish study suggests. While t...

S Sudan rebels accuse govt of ceasefire violation

S Sudan rebels accuse govt of ceasefire violation

-- 2017-12-23 11:28:17

A South Sudanese rebel group accused government troops of attacking their base only a day after the parties signed a ceasefire in a four-year war that has killed tens of thousands of people. The ceas...

Russian bank says hackers targeted its SWIFT computers

Russian bank says hackers targeted its SWIFT computers

-- 2017-12-23 11:05:32

Hackers tried to steal 55 million roubles ($940,000) from Russian state bank Globex using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the bank said on Thursday, the latest in a string of attemp...

Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones

Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones

BBC 2017-12-23 10:50:33

Two class action lawsuits have been launched against Apple in the US following the tech giant's admission that it slows down older models of the iPhone as they age. Apple has said that it did this to...

German coalition talks: Europe reforms in focus

German coalition talks: Europe reforms in focus

-- 2017-12-23 10:49:20

French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed European reforms will play a big role in talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives to form a government with the center-left...

Wall St falls ahead of holiday

Wall St falls ahead of holiday

-- 2017-12-23 10:36:46

Major indexes of US stocks dipped on Friday in low trading volume before the holiday weekend as several blue-chip stocks slipped, including Nike. Nike Inc shares fell 2.3 per cent after the company f...

FBI arrests ex-marine over ‘Christmas terror plot’

FBI arrests ex-marine over ‘Christmas terror plot’

-- 2017-12-23 10:10:00

A former US marine has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of planning a terror attack in the popular tourist attraction San Francisco on Christmas day. Everitt Aaron Jameson, 25, was held after al...

Massive fire breaks out at London Zoo

Massive fire breaks out at London Zoo

-- 2017-12-23 03:28:19

More than 70 firefighters were tackling a blaze at London Zoo on Saturday after a fierce fire broke out at the attraction’s cafe and shop, the fire brigade said. There were no reports of any a...

Turkish parliament approves 2018 budget

Turkish parliament approves 2018 budget

-- 2017-12-23 02:32:13

Turkey’s parliament has approved the country’s 2018 budget, which includes increased spending on defence and projects a rise in the fiscal deficit to 65.9 billion lira ($17.28 billion)....

Rajinikanth plans to enter politics

Rajinikanth plans to enter politics

-- 2017-12-23 02:13:14

Rajinikanth’s close friend Tamilaruvi Manian on Friday said that the actor would disclose his plan of action regarding his entry in politics before December 31. “On any day from 26th Dece...

Venezuela economy shrinks by 16.5pc in 2016

Venezuela economy shrinks by 16.5pc in 2016

-- 2017-12-22 12:44:34

Venezuela’s economy shrank 16.5 per cent in 2016, the government said on Thursday, as the oil-dependent nation continued to slump as a result of weak crude prices. Venezuela’s governmen...

UK consumer confidence rises in Dec

UK consumer confidence rises in Dec

-- 2017-12-22 12:20:00

Business confidence among British businesses has picked up to its highest level since July as firms expect a busier 2018, though optimism remains well below its level before last year’s Brexit v...

Nikkei share nearly flat

Nikkei share nearly flat

-- 2017-12-22 11:23:18

Japan’s Nikkei share average was flat on Friday as gains in commodities trading houses offset weakness in drugmakers, while Kobe Steel stumbled after it said senior executives were aware of da...

US stocks rise; bank, energy stocks climb

US stocks rise; bank, energy stocks climb

-- 2017-12-22 11:12:37

US stock indexes rose on Thursday, boosted by bank and energy stocks as investors bet on more economically sensitive sectors. Energy and financial stocks led gains among the 11 major S&P sectors....

S Korean stocks rebound, won gains

S Korean stocks rebound, won gains

-- 2017-12-22 03:33:26

South Korea’s KOSPI stock index rose, while the Korean won rose in the local platform and bond yields rose. At 06:30 GMT, the KOSPI was up 10.71 points or 0.44 per cent at 2,440.54, reports Reu...