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Brain virus kills over 100 children in India

Brain virus kills over 100 children in India More than 100 children in the Indian state of Bihar – which has some of the country’s worst health indicators – have now been killed by a brain virus potentially linked to lychees, officials said. The northern state, one of India's poorest and home to almost 100 million people, is also...... more

China harvesting organs from detainees – London tribunal

China harvesting organs from detainees – London tribunal An independent tribunal sitting in London has concluded that the killing of detainees in China for organ transplants is continuing, and victims include imprisoned followers of the Falun Gong movement. The China Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, who was a prosecutor at the international criminal tribunal for the former...... more

Airbus launches new long-range jet at Paris Airshow

Airbus launches new long-range jet at Paris Airshow Airbus on Monday launched a long-range version of its A321neo jet at the Paris Airshow. Airbus Chief Salesman Christian Scherer said in Le Bourget, France, that with the new jet, one could fly from north-eastern Asia into south Asia; from the Middle East to Bali or from Japan deep into Australia....... more

Air crashes: Boeing CEO admits company installed faulty cockpit

Air crashes: Boeing CEO admits company installed faulty cockpit The chief executive officer of Boeing said the United States-based aircraft maker had made a mistake in installing a faulty cockpit warning system on its 737 MAX planes, Reuters reported. Dennis Muilenburg’s admission came after two fatal crashes over the last year. In March, 157 people died when Ethiopian Airlines flight...... more

Sudan’s Ex-President al-Bashir charged, makes first public appearance

Sudan’s Ex-President al-Bashir charged, makes first public appearance Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown and detained in April. Looking much the same as prior to his removal by the military, he was driven to the prosecutor’s office in Khartoum. He was...... more

South African President vows to tackle youth unemployment

South African President vows to tackle youth unemployment South Africa’s president on Sunday described youth unemployment as “a national crisis,” vowing to tackle it with a variety of new approaches. According to official government data, 27.6% of South Africans are unemployed, most of them young people. “We are committed to provide our young people with all the opportunities possible...... more

Hundreds of thousands demand Hong Kong leader’s resignation

Hundreds of thousands demand Hong Kong leader’s resignation Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong joined those calling for the resignation of the city’s pro-Beijing leader to resign, saying after his release from prison Monday that he would soon join massive protests against an extradition law. “Carrie Lam must step down,” Wong told reporters. Wong was one of the leaders...... more

US weighing military options against Iran, Pompeo confirms

US weighing military options against Iran, Pompeo confirms Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States is "considering a full range of options" regarding rising tensions with Iran, including military options, but emphasized that President Donald Trump has said that he does not want to go to war. “The United States is considering a full range...... more

Blackout hits Argentina and Uruguay

Blackout hits Argentina and Uruguay A Massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left Argentina and Uruguay without power, according to reports by local media. Infobae, an Argentinian website, reported on Sunday that the country has been in the dark for more than an hour, and all trains were suspended. Uruguay’s UTE power company said “a...... more

Massive demonstration chokes Hong Kong as extradition anger boils

Massive demonstration chokes Hong Kong as extradition anger boils Hundreds of thousands of protesters choked Hong Kong’s streets for a second straight Sunday in a defiant rebuke of a reviled extradition law, piling pressure on the city’s embattled pro-Beijing leader despite a weekend climbdown. The show of force saw huge crowds marching for hours in tropical heat, calling for the...... more

Seven die while cleaning hotel sewer

Seven die while cleaning hotel sewer Seven people have died whilst cleaning a hotel sewer in western India, according to local police. The four sanitation workers and three staff at Darshsan Hotel fell unconscious and died on Friday night after inhaling toxic fumes. Their bodies have been recovered in the village of Fartikui, and the hotel owner...... more

New drugs for breast cancer could replace chemotherapy

New drugs for breast cancer could replace chemotherapy A class of drugs is emerging that can attack cancer cells in the body without damaging surrounding healthy ones. They have the potential to replace chemotherapy and its disruptive side effects, reshaping the future of cancer care. The complex biological medicines, called antibody drug conjugates (ADCs), have been in development for...... more

Extradition Bill: Hong Kong protesters vow to push ahead with mass rally

Extradition Bill: Hong Kong protesters vow to push ahead with mass rally Protesters in Hong Kong have vowed to push ahead with a rally on Sunday, despite the government’s decision to suspend its controversial bill to allow extradition to mainland China. Protest leaders urged Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign and permanently scrap the plan. The proposed bill led to mass demonstrations and...... more

India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 28 US goods from today

India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 28 US goods from today India will impose higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. products including almonds, apples and walnuts from Sunday, following Washington's withdrawal of key trade privileges for New Delhi. The new duties take effect from Sunday, a government notification said, in the latest trade row since U.S. President Donald Trump took office in...... more

Facebook suspends app pre-installation on Huawei phones

Facebook suspends app pre-installation on Huawei phones Facebook Inc. is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep its business afloat in the face of a U.S. ban on its purchase of American parts and software. Customers who already have Huawei phones will...... more

China backs suspension of Hong Kong Extradition Bill

China backs suspension of Hong Kong Extradition Bill China’s government said on Saturday it supported the decision of Hong Kong’s leader to suspend an unpopular bill that would allow extraditions to China and which sparked a week of protests. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang called the decision an attempt to “listen more widely to the views of the...... more

600 Companies including Walmart, Costco, Target warn Trump on China tariffs

600 Companies including Walmart, Costco, Target warn Trump on China tariffs American retailers, manufacturers and tech companies warned President Donald Trump on Thursday that tariffs on China will damage the U.S economy, lead to job losses and harm millions of consumers. More than 600 companies and industry trade associations — including Walmart, Costco, Target, Gap, Levi Strauss and Foot Locker — wrote to the...... more

Women go on strike for more money, time and respect

Women  go on strike for more money, time and respect Women across Switzerland have taken to the streets to protest against what they say is the country's unacceptably slow pace to equality. Friday's protest comes 28 years after similar action saw half a million women take to the streets in 1991. Swiss women have long campaigned to accelerate the pace of...... more

Disappeared activists’ son found after 40 years

Disappeared activists’ son found after 40 years A man whose parents were abducted by Argentinean secret service agents in 1977 has been reunited with his biological family. Javier Darroux Mijalchuk was just four months old when his father and pregnant mother disappeared in Buenos Aires. He was later adopted by a family who didn’t know his background. But...... more

Scores of FBI’s foreign witnesses, informants disappear

Scores of FBI’s foreign witnesses, informants disappear Scores of foreign nationals, recruited by the FBI as witnesses and informants, disappeared between 2015 and 2017 in the United States, according to a new audit. The Justice Department’s inspector general said in an audit released Wednesday that in many cases, the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to report the missing...... more

Why Iowa is at centre of 2020 US presidential race

Why Iowa is at centre of 2020 US presidential race From ballrooms to brew halls and at every diner and city park in between, the campaign for the Democratic nomination for president is underway in Iowa. The focus of the crowded field of candidates — 24 by last count — is centered on one topic, or rather one person, and echoed...... more

US blames Iran for attacks on oil tanker

US blames Iran for attacks on oil tanker US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for "unprovoked attacks" on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. He said the US had made its assessment based on intelligence about the type of weapons used. A senior Iranian official earlier told the BBC “Iran has no connection” with...... more

Brexit supporter Johnson far ahead in contest to replace British PM

Brexit supporter Johnson far ahead in contest to replace British PM   Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan, William James Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31, surged closer to power on Thursday, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. Three years since voting 52%-48%...... more

Turkey rejects U.S. ultimatums, says no back down on Russia deal

Turkey rejects U.S. ultimatums, says no back down on Russia deal Turkey will not back down from its decision to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems despite U.S. warnings that it will lead to Ankara’s exclusion from the F-35 fighter jet programme, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. In what has become the main source of tension between Ankara and Washington,...... more

Man pleads guilty to murder of 3 Muslim students in US

Man pleads guilty to murder of 3 Muslim students in US A North Carolina man pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing three widely-admired Muslim university students four years ago, and will serve three life sentences. Craig Stephen Hicks, 50, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of discharging a weapon onto an occupied dwelling. He pleaded guilty to all...... more

Hong Kong shuts government offices due to mass protests

Hong Kong shuts government offices due to mass protests Hong Kong shuts government offices due to mass protests The authorities in Hong Kong on Thursday closed government offices in the heart of the city after mass protests against a controversial extradition bill that would allow the extradition of people to mainland China. The embattled leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory...... more

100 arrested during protest against police for framing up journalist

100 arrested during protest against police for framing up journalist Hundreds of people have been detained at a Moscow rally demanding punishment for police who detained an anti-corruption journalist. Officers in riot gear clashed with protesters during the unauthorised march in support of Ivan Golunov. Among those detained at the rally were fellow journalists as well as opposition leader Alexei Navalny....... more

Uber to unveil next-generation Volvo self-driving car

Uber to unveil next-generation Volvo self-driving car Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions. Uber said the new production XC90 will be assembled by Volvo Cars in Sweden and have human controls like steering wheels and brake pedals,...... more

Extradition Bill: Lawmakers stay action after protesters surround Hong Kong Legislative Council building, block access to govt. headquarters

Extradition Bill: Lawmakers stay action after protesters surround Hong Kong Legislative Council building, block access to govt. headquarters Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong have blocked access to the government headquarters and legislature forcing city authorities to delay a debate over a controversial extradition bill. Black-shirted protesters wearing helmets and goggles taunted police outside the Legislative Council (Legco) on Wednesday, as they descended on the streets against the bill...... more

Pelosi on Trump’s insults: ‘I’m done with him’ •Hopes to see him ‘in prison’

Pelosi on Trump’s insults: ‘I’m done with him’ •Hopes to see him ‘in prison’ United States’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Manu Raju, on Tuesday, that she's “done” with President Donald Trump but would not say whether she told Democrats behind closed doors that she'd rather see Trump “in prison.” “I'm done with him,” Pelosi told Raju at the Fiscal Summit from the Peter...... more

 

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