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1.3bn people at risk of tuberculosis — WHO

1.3bn people at risk of tuberculosis — WHO The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that a quarter of the world’s population has TB infection or some 1.3 billion people, are at risk of developing TB during their lifetime. According to WHO, countries are not doing enough to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 in spite of global efforts that averted...... more

South Africa legalises cannabis use

South Africa legalises cannabis use South Africa's highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places. Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted "Weed are free now" when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling. In a unanimous ruling, judges also legalised the growing of marijuana for private consumption. South...... more

Africa’s rapid population growth puts poverty progress at risk — Bill Gates

Africa’s rapid population growth puts poverty progress at risk — Bill Gates Rapid population growth in some of Africa’s poorest countries could put at risk future progress towards reducing global poverty and improving health, according to a report by the philanthropic foundation of Bill Gates. Demographic trends show a billion people have lifted themselves out of poverty in the past 20 years, the...... more

Russia blames Israel for attack on its aircraft which killed 15 servicemen

Russia blames Israel for attack on its aircraft which killed 15 servicemen President Vladimir Putin sought to lower tensions after a Russian reconnaissance plane was downed mistakenly by Syrian forces fighting off an attack by Israeli warplanes even as his Defense Ministry warned it may respond to “hostile” actions by Israel. The incident was the result of “a chain of tragic coincidences” and...... more

U.S.-China trade war could last 20 years, says China’s richest man, Jack Ma

U.S.-China trade war could last 20 years, says China’s richest man, Jack Ma Alibaba chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday that trade frictions between the United States and China could last for two decades and would be “a mess” for all parties involved, citing weak trade rules. Ma was speaking at an Alibaba investor conference hours after Washington said it would impose duties on...... more

Japanese billionaire set to be the pioneer tourist to the Moon

Japanese billionaire set to be the pioneer tourist to the Moon A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along. Maezawa, 42, will be the first lunar traveler since the last US Apollo...... more

Shell, Eni: Italy judge set to give first ruling over oil graft case

Shell, Eni: Italy judge set to give first ruling over oil graft case Oil majors Shell and Eni will be carefully monitoring a first ruling this week by a Milan judge in one of the energy industry’s biggest corruption scandals for clues to what might be round the corner for them.  The two companies are embroiled in a long-running graft case revolving around the...... more

McDonald’s workers strike over sexual harassment policy

McDonald’s workers strike over sexual harassment policy Staff at McDonald's restaurants in 10 US cities will walk out on Tuesday over claims the fast food giant is not doing enough to prevent sexual harassment. The strike comes after 25 women filed complaints against the chain, alleging it failed to enforce company rules against abuse. The women said they...... more

China strikes back at US with $60bn retaliatory tariffs

China strikes back at US with $60bn retaliatory tariffs China Tuesday announced tariffs on US goods worth $60 billion in retaliation for President Donald Trump's decision to slap duties on $200 billion in Chinese products next week. Tariffs of between five and 10 percent will take effect on some 5,200 US products on Monday, on the same day as the...... more

U.S. to admit 310,000 refugees, asylum seekers in 2019

U.S. to admit 310,000 refugees, asylum seekers in 2019 The U.S. Government says it anticipates processing up to 310,000 refugees and asylum seekers in 2019. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the country proposed resettling up to 30,000 refugees under the new refugee ceiling as well as processing more than 280,000 asylum seekers. Pompeo said they would join the...... more

Botched FGM leaves 50 girls in hospital

Botched FGM leaves 50 girls in hospital Around 50 girls are being treated in hospital in Burkina Faso after botched circumcisions, or female genital mutilation (FGM), a minister says Not all girls who underwent the circumcision have been traced, Minister of Women's Affairs, Laurence Marshall Ilboudo, said. Two 60-year-old women, along with the parents of some of the...... more

Russian military jet 'vanishes' off Syria

Russian military jet 'vanishes' off Syria A Russian military aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared from radar after flying over Syria, Russia's defence ministry says. "Connection has been lost with the crew of a Russian Il-20 plane over the Mediterranean Sea," the ministry said. Contact was lost at about 23:00 local time (20:00 GMT) on...... more

Trump slaps $200bn new tariffs on Chinese products

Trump slaps $200bn new tariffs on Chinese products President Trump imposed tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of tarrifs Chinese goods coming into the U.S., continuing an ongoing trade war between the two countries. The new import taxes begin next week and will rise to 25 percent at the end of 2018. According to Reuters, smart watches from...... more

World’s first hydrogen train rolled out in Germany

World’s first hydrogen train rolled out in Germany Germany on Monday rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology. Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, began running a 100-kilometre (62-mile) route between the towns and...... more

Fight over boy ends in tragedy as U.S. teen stabs classmate to death ‘smiling, laughing’ during attack

Fight over boy ends in tragedy as U.S. teen stabs classmate to death ‘smiling, laughing’ during attack A Michigan, U.S., teen Tanaya Lewis could spend up to life behind bars if convicted for fatally stabbing a classmate Danyna Gibson to death and at the same time “smiling and laughing” during the attack. Lewis, 17, was charged with first-degree murder Friday for stabbing Gibson once in the chest striking...... more

Robots will dominate workplaces by 2025: World Economic Forum

Robots will dominate workplaces by 2025: World Economic Forum By 2025, robots will handle 52 percent of current work tasks, almost twice as many as now, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study said Monday. The sharp increase could also see a net gain in “new roles” for humans, who will have to revamp skills to keep pace with the “seismic...... more

The best and worst US states to start a business

The best and worst US states to start a business Texas is the best state to start your own business and Hawaii is the worst, according to a study from WalletHub. The personal finance site analyzed data from a variety of sources — including the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau — and found that the top...... more

Storm Florence: Worst still to come, authorities warn

Storm Florence: Worst still to come, authorities warn There are warnings the worst is still to come from a storm in the US that has already been linked to the deaths of at least 14 people. Storm Florence has been dumping what has been called "epic" rain as it moves through North and South Carolina. The volume of rain...... more

At least nine killed in Burkina Faso twin attacks

At least nine killed in Burkina Faso twin attacks At least nine civilians have been killed in twin attacks in eastern Burkina Faso, a poor West African country where Islamic militants have been gaining ground in recent months, local authorities said on Saturday (Sept 15). "Two terror attacks were carried out in the villages of Diabiga and Kompienbiga" overnight on...... more

Egypt: Ex-President Mubarak’s sons arrested for alleged stock manipulation

Egypt: Ex-President Mubarak’s sons arrested for alleged stock manipulation An Egyptian court has ordered the arrest of two sons of former President Hosni Mubarak over stock market manipulation, according to state media. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak are accused alongside several other people of making unlawful profits by failing to inform the stock market of agreements to acquire majorities in several...... more

At least 13 dead as hurricane slams into US

At least 13 dead as hurricane slams into US Tropical Storm Florence’s relentless rain is flooding parts of the Carolinas and promises even more for days, officials said Saturday, a day after it landed as a hurricane and left at least 13 people dead – including a baby. The issues prompted North Carolina to tell drivers coming down Interstate 95...... more

Britain tracks corrupt money from Russia, Nigeria, others

Britain tracks corrupt money from Russia, Nigeria, others Britain is significantly stepping up efforts to tackle the corrupt money funnelled by Russians and other “corrupt elites” from countries such as Nigeria and China, into or through the United Kingdom, a senior police officer said on Friday. After the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in...... more

Life expectancy 19 years higher in world’s most developed nations — UN

Life expectancy 19 years higher in world’s most developed nations — UN Children born today in highly developed countries are expected to live 19 years longer and spend seven more years in school than their counterparts in the least developed nations, UN report released on Friday said. Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland and Germany were the top five highest-ranking in the annual human development...... more

UK, US and Canada issue travel warnings on latest SA crime stats

UK, US and Canada issue travel warnings on latest SA crime stats Travellers have been warned to "exercise increased caution in SA due to crime‚ civil unrest and drought". Britain‚ Canada and the US have all issued travel warnings, which came after the South African Police Service (SAPS) released its latest crime statistics on Tuesday. Among the figures were that in 2017-2018‚ there...... more

Russia preparing for the next great war?

Russia preparing for the next great war? With 300,000 military men, more than 1,000 planes, helicopters and UAVs, 36,000 tanks, and 80 naval ships, Russia is showing off its military might in the largest-ever war games in the country's history. The Vostok 2018 (East 2018) war games which started on Tuesday come on the heels of the country's...... more

Trump tells aides to press on with $200B China tariffs

Trump tells aides to press on with $200B China tariffs President Donald Trump is urging his administration to move ahead with slapping tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, according to a person familiar with the plans. The timing of an announcement remains unclear. Trump met with top aides earlier this week on the tariff issue and directed aides to proceed...... more

Mom surrenders son involved in robbery to police

Mom surrenders son involved in robbery to police A woman in Malaysia has surrendered her son, involved in some robbery incidents to the police. The 21-year old man was one of the two suspects involved in the robberies at a launderette and a 24-hour convenient store in Bandar Puteri Jaya in Sungai Petani, in the capital of Kuala Lumpur....... more

Cholera outbreak kills 55 in Niger: UN agency

Cholera outbreak kills 55 in Niger: UN agency A cholera outbreak in Niger has killed 55 people since early July, a UN agency said Thursday. From July 5 to Sept. 10, some 2,752 cases were observed and 55 people had died of cholera, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA said the “epicenter” of...... more

World’s richest man in $2bn charity move

World’s richest man in $2bn charity move Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is putting $2bn (£1.5bn) into a charitable fund he has established to help the homeless and set up a new network of schools. The world's richest man announced the move in a tweet, saying the charity would be called the Day One Fund. Mr Bezos - reportedly...... more

Killer storm threatens US, Asia

Killer storm threatens US, Asia More than 4 million people in the Philippines are in the path of destructive typhoon-force winds caused by Super Typhoon Mangkhut. The massive storm is the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, which at its peak Wednesday became the strongest storm of 2018 with winds of 285 kph (180 mph). Countries...... more

 

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