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Fire on moving train kills 73 in Pakistan

-- October 31, 2019 11:16:54

At least 73 people were killed on Thursday from a fire in three bogies of a Tezgam train near Liaqatpur city in Pakistan, Rahim Yar Khan district government confirmed.  Women and children a...

Australian gov’t pledges $685m for clean energy production

-- October 30, 2019 13:57:45

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a boost in funding for clean energy production in order to lower power prices and avoid blackouts. Morrison said on Wednesday that the CEFC woul...

India moves to divide Jammu and Kashmir state despite protests

-- October 30, 2019 13:03:36

India will formally split up disputed Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories on Thursday, aiming to tighten its grip on the restive region that has been in the grip of a harsh security c...

Criticism over Uighurs not ‘helpful’ for trade talks, China warns US

-- October 30, 2019 10:51:54

The United States and 22 other countries at the United Nations pushed China on Tuesday to stop detaining ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, prompting China’s UN envoy to warn it was not “he...

Tokyo inflation remains stagnant after sales tax hike

-- October 29, 2019 13:50:48

The core consumer prices in Japanese capital Tokyo, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 0.5 per cent in October from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday. The data offered the first c...

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits southern Philippines

-- October 29, 2019 11:48:59

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hit central Mindanao in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, shaking buildings and causing residents to rush from schools and offices. The quake struck 26 km (16...

Brexit: British MPs reject early election plan again

-- October 29, 2019 11:23:43

Boris Johnson is to try again for a 12 December general election on Tuesday - despite MPs rejecting his plan. The prime minister will publish a bill that would only need a simple majority to succeed...

EU agrees to Brexit extension to 31 January

BBC October 28, 2019 15:43:15

The EU has agreed to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020, according to a tweet from the European Council president. Donald Tusk said the bloc would allow for a so-called "flextension" - meaning the U...

Iran’s economy expected to shrink by 9.5pc

-- October 28, 2019 13:47:33

Iran’s economy is expected to shrink by 9.5 per cent this year, compared to a prior estimate of a 6.0 per cent contraction, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. However, the IMF sa...

South Korea offers talks to North Korea on Mount Kumgang issues

-- October 28, 2019 13:17:18

South Korea on Monday offered to hold working-level talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to discuss issues on the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang. Seoul's unification min...

British MPs to vote on Johnson’s 12 December election call

-- October 28, 2019 12:46:03

British MPs are due to vote later on the government's call to have an election on 12 December. Boris Johnson said if the motion was approved, his Brexit bill would resume its progress through Parliam...

14 hostages freed in attacks on Rakhine rebels: Myanmar

-- October 28, 2019 11:30:50

Myanmar’s army said it had rescued 14 people seized by insurgents in restive Rakhine state after Arakan Army rebels reported many dead in military attacks on boats carrying soldiers and police s...

Over 40 skulls found in den of Mexico cartel suspects

-- October 28, 2019 11:04:36

Police found more than 40 skulls, dozens of bones and a fetus in a glass jar next to an altar in the den of suspected drug traffickers in Mexico City during a raid this week, authorities said on Sunda...

Iraq deploys counter-terrorism forces to protect Baghdad buildings

Reuters October 27, 2019 14:08:30

Iraq’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service said on Sunday it had deployed in the streets of Baghdad upon Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s orders to protect important state buildings while sec...

Chile president dismisses whole cabinet after protests

-- October 27, 2019 10:54:23

Chile's President Sebastian Piñera has dismissed his whole cabinet in order to form a new government and introduce social reforms demanded by protesters. "I have put all my ministers on notice...

Storms ravage eastern Japan, killing 10

-- October 26, 2019 14:55:53

The death toll from torrential rains that caused flooding and mudslides in Japan climbed to 10 on Saturday, with three others missing, public broadcaster NHK reported, just two weeks after the region...

WB offers $150m to improve Ghana’s education

-- October 26, 2019 14:11:18

The World Bank announced Friday a package of 150 million US dollars to support the Ghanaian government's project for improving the quality of education. The Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes...

US federal deficit reaches $984b in FY2019

-- October 26, 2019 13:32:03

The US federal budget deficit reached 984 billion US dollars in the fiscal year 2019, up by 26 per cent year-on-year, and is the highest since 2012, the Treasury Department has said. The federal defi...

Mexican forest fires leave three dead

-- October 26, 2019 11:54:09

Three people were killed and hundreds evacuated from their homes as fires spread through forests in northern Mexico near the US border on Friday, officials said. A fire near the town of Tecate, about...

PBOC injects 30b yuan into market

-- October 25, 2019 13:53:33

The People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank of the country, pumped 30 billion yuan (about 4.24 billion US dollars) into the financial system Friday. The PBOC injected 30 billion yuan into the...

European shares fall on Brexit woes

-- October 25, 2019 13:52:56

European shares fell slightly on Friday, as Brexit woes and Anheuser-Busch InBev’s forecast of moderate annual profit growth offset strong sales from luxury goods makers. The UK Prime Minister...

Singapore's manufacturing output rises 0.1pc in Sept

-- October 25, 2019 13:34:52

Singapore Economic Development Board said on Friday that the country's manufacturing output grew 0.1 per cent year-on-year in September, compared to a revised 6.4 per cent decrease this August. Exclu...

US-China trade reprieve makes no dent on recession chances: Poll

-- October 24, 2019 14:49:47

The recent truce in the US-China trade war is not an economic turning point and has done nothing to reduce a significant risk that the United States could slip into recession in the next two years, a...

S Korea GDP grows 0.4pc in third quarter

-- October 24, 2019 13:08:42

South Korea’s economy grew at a slower pace of 0.4 per cent in the third quarter (Q3) from the previous quarter, slightly missing market expectations, preliminary central bank estimates showed o...

Trends show mixed results for ruling BJP in India state polls

-- October 24, 2019 12:50:59

Early trends show India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to win a key state election but may lose another. The BJP is set to retain power in the western state of Maharashtra, but it ma...

Ghosn’s lawyers seek dismissal of charges, accuses prosecutors of misconduct

-- October 24, 2019 10:55:32

Carlos Ghosn’s lawyers have asked the Tokyo District Court to dismiss all charges against the former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman, saying prosecutors colluded with government officials and Nissa...

39 bodies found inside lorry container in England

-- October 23, 2019 14:50:14

The bodies of 39 people have been found in a lorry container in Essex in England. Police were called by the ambulance service shortly before 01:40 BST after the discovery at Waterglade Industrial...

Ukraine forecasts GDP growth of up to 3.7pc in 2020

-- October 23, 2019 14:42:04

The Ukrainian government predicted next year's gross domestic product (GDP) growth to be up to 3.7 per cent, Interfax Ukraine reported on Tuesday. Sergiy Nikolaichuk, deputy minister of economic deve...

HK formally scraps extradition bill that sparked protests

-- October 23, 2019 14:40:06

Hong Kong's legislature has formally withdrawn a controversial extradition bill that has sparked months of unrest. The bill - which would have allowed for criminal suspects to be extradited to mainla...

Burundi security forces kill 14 armed men plotting attack

-- October 23, 2019 11:04:37

Security forces in Burundi have killed at least 14 armed men who had intended to launch an attack in the northwestern province of Bubanza, police and residents said. The men, from the neighbouring De...