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US billionaire businessman David Koch dies

American billionaire industrialist David Koch, a driving force behind conglomerate Koch Industries who as one of the world’s richest people became a major financier of conservative causes and political candidates,...

  Asia / South Asia

China to impose additional tariffs on US imports worth $75.0b

China will impose additional tariffs on US imports worth about $75.0 billion in response to the newly-announced US tariff hikes on Chinese goods. The Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council of China made the announcement on Friday, reports the official Xinhua News Agency. The tariffs of 10 per cent and 5 per cent take effect on two batches of...

Two years on, a look at the Rohingya crisis

This month marks the second anniversary of the fleeing of more than 730,000 Rohingyas from Myanmar’s northwest Rakhine State to Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown in response to an attack by Muslim militants on Myanmar police posts. Here is a timeline of key events in the crisis: August 25, 2017 - Muslim insurgents calling themselves the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army...

  Americas

US billionaire businessman David Koch dies

American billionaire industrialist David Koch, a driving force behind conglomerate Koch Industries who as one of the world’s richest people became a major financier of conservative causes and political candidates, has died at age 79, his brother said on Friday. Charles Koch, Koch Industries Inc’s chairman, disclosed the death in a statement that touched on...

  Europe

  Europe

Militants kill 10 Burkina Faso soldiers

Unidentified militants killed at least 10 soldiers and wounded many others in an attack on a military unit in northern Burkina Faso on Monday, the army said. Burkina Faso has been overrun by Islamist violence this year that armed forces have been unable to contain. Hundreds of civilians have died and more than 150,000 have fled as the influence of...

Car bomb kills three UN staff in Libya

A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three UN staff members, a spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said. The attack came even as the country's warring sides said they accepted a cease-fire proposed by the UN aimed at halting combat in the capital Tripoli during an upcoming Muslim...