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Rockslide kills one at US National Park

Rockslide kills one at US National Park

BBC 2017-09-28 01:28:30

One person has died and another has been injured by a rockslide at Yosemite National Park in the western US state, California. A park spokesman said the rocks fell from El Capitan, a rock formation a...

Therapy 'wakes' vegetative-state patient

Therapy 'wakes' vegetative-state patient

BBC 2017-09-27 12:00:00

A man in France has regained some degree of consciousness after being in a vegetative state for 15 years. Doctors treated the 35-year-old, injured in a car accident, with an experimental therapy that...

Car rams into Indian pilgrims, killing seven

Car rams into Indian pilgrims, killing seven

Xinhua 2017-09-27 12:00:00

At least seven people were killed and more than ten others injured in a road accident in the western Indian state of Rajasthan Wednesday, police said.  "The accident occurred when a speeding car...

Avatar sequels' filming begins with $1b budget

Avatar sequels' filming begins with $1b budget

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

After years of planning and several delays, production has started on the Avatar sequels. Avatar 2, Avatar 3, Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 have started filming simultaneously in Manhattan Beach with a report...

Ugandan MPs brawl during debate

Ugandan MPs brawl during debate

BBC 2017-09-27 11:53:59

Chaotic scenes broke out in Uganda's parliament as MPs debated the contentious removal of the presidential age limit. Tempers flared and lawmakers were filmed brawling after it was alleged an MP had...

RBI to keep rates steady in Oct

RBI to keep rates steady in Oct

-- 2017-09-27 11:33:34

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will hold policy steady at its Oct. 4 meeting, and well past next year, amid weak economic growth and signs inflation may soon overshoot its target, a Reuters poll foun...

Asian shares mixed ahead of US tax reform

Asian shares mixed ahead of US tax reform

-- 2017-09-27 11:10:24

Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday as investors awaited the outlines of US tax overhaul plans by President Donald Trump. Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 per cent to 20,270.97 and Australia's S&P/AS...

US frees Singapore teen blogger

US frees Singapore teen blogger

BBC 2017-09-27 11:01:44

A Singaporean teenager has been released from jail after a government appeal against him being granted asylum was dismissed. Amos Yee, known for his political and religious criticism, sought refuge i...

China stocks hold steady

China stocks hold steady

-- 2017-09-27 02:01:42

Chinese stocks held steady on Wednesday, bolstered by strong gains in resources shares after upbeat industrial profit data helped to ease worries about slowing economic growth. Investor confidence wa...

Japanese stocks fall to 1-1/2-week lows

Japanese stocks fall to 1-1/2-week lows

-- 2017-09-27 01:51:30

Japanese stocks fell to 1-1/2-week lows on Wednesday as ex-dividend share price adjustments dented high yielders. The Nikkei dropped 0.3 per cent, or 63.14 points, to 20,267.05, the weakest level sin...

Oil hits eight-month high

Oil hits eight-month high

-- 2017-09-26 12:35:30

LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters): Oil prices rose on Monday to their highest in eight months after major producers said at a meeting in Vienna the global market was well on its way toward rebalancing.The Nov...

‘Terror attack’ outside Jerusalem kills three Israelis

‘Terror attack’ outside Jerusalem kills three Israelis

AP 2017-09-26 12:00:00

A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services s...

Asian shares little changed after Wall Street tumble

Asian shares little changed after Wall Street tumble

-- 2017-09-26 11:27:00

Asian stocks were little changed Tuesday as investors watched US-North Korean tensions after a decline in tech shares dragged down Wall Street. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.1 per cent to 20,377.29...

Brazil scraps Amazon mining decree

Brazil scraps Amazon mining decree

BBC 2017-09-26 10:49:23

The controversial decree that would have opened up a vast reserve in the Amazon to commercial mining has been revoked by the Brazilian government. The area, covering 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles) st...

ADB raises China's growth forecast to 6.7pc

ADB raises China's growth forecast to 6.7pc

-- 2017-09-26 10:49:02

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) raised its outlook for China’s economic growth this year on the back of strong domestic consumption, an export recovery and solid growth in services. ADB now ex...

Three cops die in Nigeria zoo attack

Three cops die in Nigeria zoo attack

BBC 2017-09-26 10:22:55

Three policemen have been killed by gunmen who attacked a zoo in Nigeria's mid-western Edo State, the police have told the BBC. The gunmen also abducted the head of the zoo, after they stormed the 75...

UN accuses Russia of ‘grave violations’

UN accuses Russia of ‘grave violations’

BBC 2017-09-26 02:06:47

Russia is committing "grave human rights violations" in Crimea, according to a report by the United Nations. The UN human rights agency says it has documented arbitrary arrests, torture and at least...

Gunman kills one, wounds six at US church

Gunman kills one, wounds six at US church

BBC 2017-09-25 12:53:45

A masked gunman who entered a church near Nashville, Tennessee, was stopped mid-attack after killing one person and wounding several others. The suspect shot himself during a struggle with an usher f...

Internet giants on defensive in Washington

Internet giants on defensive in Washington

Reuters 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Internet giants, including Alphabet's Google and Facebook, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington.  Just l...

Asian stocks mixed after weekend

Asian stocks mixed after weekend

-- 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Asian shares were mixed on Monday as investors turned their attention to global politics and evaluated weekend election results from Germany and New Zealand.   Japan’s Nikkei 225 index ro...

Uganda seeks backer for geophysical survey

Uganda seeks backer for geophysical survey

Reuters 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Uganda is looking for external assistance with an aerial geophysical survey of its northeastern Karamoja region, the country’s mineral development minister Peter Lokeris told the China Mining co...

Rubens' Duke of Buckingham 'found' after 400 years

Rubens' Duke of Buckingham 'found' after 400 years

BBC 2017-09-24 12:00:00

A 'lost' portrait by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens has been rediscovered after almost 400 years.   The 17th century Flemish artist's "head study" of the Duke of Buckingham was identified by...

Zuckerberg drops controversial stock plan

Zuckerberg drops controversial stock plan

BBC 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has abandoned plans to create a new class of company stock.   A group of investors had sued over the proposal, which would have allowed Mr Zuckerberg to...

Afghan Taliban 'shut down' 46 clinics

Afghan Taliban 'shut down' 46 clinics

Reuters 2017-09-24 12:00:00

The Taliban has shut down dozens of clinics in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan in the past few days, officials said, amid demands for special treatment for its fighters who control most of the...

Saudi allows women into stadium for first time

Saudi allows women into stadium for first time

Reuters 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Saudi Arabia is celebrating the 87th anniversary of its foundation this weekend with a big programme of concerts and performances, including a pageant operetta on Saturday evening which allowed women...

Three die in China landslide

Three die in China landslide

Xinhua 2017-09-24 11:33:37

A landslide in southwest China has killed three people and left another three missing, authorities said Sunday. Ten people were at the spot when the landslide struck a highway in Libo county, Guizh...

Moody's downgrades UK credit rating

Moody's downgrades UK credit rating

-- 2017-09-23 12:50:09

Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded the UK's credit rating by a further notch on Friday over concerns about the public finances and fears Brexit could damage the Britain’s economic growth....

Over 0.40m sign petition backing Uber in London

Over 0.40m sign petition backing Uber in London

BBC 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Transport for London to reverse its decision not to renew Uber's licence.   On Friday, the regulator said Uber was not "fit an...

Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

BBC 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Iran says it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile, in defiance of US President Donald Trump.   The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1242 miles), w...

US Stocks slip on healthcare bill

US Stocks slip on healthcare bill

-- 2017-09-23 10:46:36

US stocks edged lower on Friday as Apple weighed and investors eyed the progress of a healthcare bill in Washington on top of concerns about North Korea and the upcoming corporate earnings season. &n...