• Today
    November 11

  • 10:33 PM


More injured as Hong Kong protests continue

04 November 2019

HONG KONG – Scores of people were injured in Hong Kong during a chaotic weekend of anti-government protests that left one man in a critical condition, authorities said on Monday, and China called for a tougher stance to end months of unrest. Read More


Canada issues travel advisory for Haiti as protests continue

02 November 2019

OTTAWA,– The government of Canada has warned nationals to avoid travelling to Haiti as violent protests and widespread civil unrest have been taking place across the nation for several weeks. Read More


Google plans to acquire Fitbit

02 November 2019

NEW YORK - Google announced plans yesterday to acquire Fitbit, the world’s leading maker of wearable fitness activity trackers. Read More


Johnson rejects election advice

02 November 2019

LONDON – Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected the suggestion from Nigel Farage and Donald Trump that he should work with the Brexit Party during the election. Read More


Iran saves Iraq’s head

01 November 2019

BAGHDAD – Iran has stepped in to prevent the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel Abdul Mahdi by two of Iraq’s most influential figures amid weeks of anti-government demonstrations, sources close to both men told Reuters. Read More


Party line holds

01 November 2019

WASHINGTON – A deeply divided United States House of Representatives took a major step in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump yesterday when lawmakers approved rules for the next, more public, stage in the Democratic-led inquiry into Trump’s attempt to have... Read More


WhatsApp hack ‘worldwide’

01 November 2019

WASHINGTON – Senior government officials in multiple United States-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp to take over users’ phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company’s investigation... Read More


Long-lost Italian Renaissance painting sells for 24 million euros

31 October 2019

SENLIS, France – A long-lost painting by 13th century Italian master Cimabue that was found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman was sold for 24 million euros ($26.6 million), more than four times the pre-auction estimate, auction Acteon house said on Sunday. Read More


Chinese cafe dyes pups to look like pandas

31 October 2019

CHENGDU, China – Would you like your dog transformed into a panda? It takes just 1 500 yuan ($212.28) at a pet café in southwest China that dyes pups in black and white streaks to resemble the animal that is considered a national treasure. Read More


As winds surge, new wildfire ignites near Reagan Library outside Los Angeles

30 October 2019

LOS ANGELES – A fresh wildfire ignited near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library outside Los Angeles on Wednesday as extraordinarily dry, prolonged Santa Ana winds whipped through the region, forcing meteorologists to grasp for new language to warn of the danger.... Read More


Johnson’s finds no asbestos in recalled baby powder

30 October 2019

NEW JERSEY – Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that 15 new tests found no asbestos in a bottle of baby powder that the United States Food and Drug Administration says tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos, a finding the agency stands by. Read More


UK elections set for December 12

29 October 2019

LONDON - The UK is set for a December 12 general election after MPs voted to back it following months of deadlock over Brexit. By a margin of 438 votes to 20, the Commons approved legislation paving the way for the first December election since 1923. Read More


Trump adviser testifies about alarm over call with Ukraine leader

29 October 2019

WASHINGTON – A top adviser to President Donald Trump on Ukraine testified on Tuesday that he was so alarmed after hearing Trump ask Ukraine’s president to investigate a political rival, Democrat Joe Biden, that he reported the matter to a White House lawyer out of concern... Read More


Democrats to vote on impeachment on Thursday

29 October 2019

WASHINGTON – Democrats in Congress, answering Republican complaints that their impeachment investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump is being conducted in secret, plan a vote on Thursday on a format for going public with their inquiry, marking a significant new stage... Read More


Trump: ISIS man died crying

28 October 2019

WASHINGTON – Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died “whimpering and crying” in a raid by United States special forces in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump announced yesterday, in what he called a major victory over the jihadist group. Read More


New evacuation issued as wildfires continue

28 October 2019

CALIFORNIA – Authorities issued new evacuation orders as wildfires that led to mass power cuts continued to sweep through the state yesterday. Read More


Spanish police, massed Catalan protesters clash in central Barcelona

27 October 2019

BARCELONA – Spanish police and militant elements in a thousands-strong crowd of protesters clashed in the streets of Barcelona close to police headquarters late on Saturday as a pro-independence demonstration by a direct action group turned violent. Read More


Actress Felicity Huffman released early from US college scandal sentence

27 October 2019

CALIFORNIA – Actress Felicity Huffman, the first parent in the United States college admissions cheating scandal to go to prison, was released from a California facility on Friday, before the end of her 14-day sentence, a prison spokeswoman said. Read More


Driver charged with manslaughter of 39 people

26 October 2019

LONDON – A lorry driver has been charged with the manslaughter of 39 people found dead inside a refrigerated trailer. Maurice Robinson, 25, was arrested after the bodies of 31 men and eight women were found in Grays on Wednesday. Read More


Major wildfires rage near Los Angeles and wineries north of San Francisco

26 October 2019

CALIFORNIA – California firefighters on Friday sought to take advantage of a lull in winds to gain ground on a pair of fast-moving wildfires, including one that has forced the evacuation of about 50 000 residents in suburbs north of Los Angeles. Read More


US Representative Cummings eulogised by Hillary Clinton

25 October 2019

BALTIMORE – Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday praised the late Elijah Cummings, a leading force in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, as someone who “stood against corrupt leadership”. Read More


Do you think the transaction fees at some banks are too high?