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8 Afghan children killed playing with unexploded mortar shell

Eight children, including four siblings, were killed in Afghanistan when a mortar shell they were playing with exploded, relatives said Saturday, adding to the ever-growing civilian toll in the 17-year war. Another six children were wounded in the blast on Friday, including two who had lost limbs and were in a...... more

US ready for cyber threats

The United States is prepared to go on the offensive in cyberspace to ensure adversaries know there is a price to pay for hacks, network intrusions and other types of attacks. President Donald Trump signed a new National Cyber Strategy on Thursday, calling for a more aggressive response to the growing...... more

Ramaphosa unfolds six-point agenda to rescue South African economy

Ramaphosa unfolds six-point agenda to rescue South African economy President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced measures to kickstart the economy after it unexpectedly entered a recession in the second quarter of this year. Introducing the Economic Stimulus and Recovery Plan, he said: "It is evident from the contraction of the economy indicated in the first two quarters that our economic challenges...... more

Several killed as gunmen attack military parade in Iran

Several killed as gunmen attack military parade in Iran Up to nine military men were killed when unknown militants opened fire during a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, the semi-official ISNA news agency quoted an official as saying. State television said the assault, which also wounded 20 people, targeted a stand where Iranian officials were gathered to watch...... more

China shuts thousands of websites in clean-up campaign

China shuts thousands of websites in clean-up campaign China has shut down more than 4,000 websites and online accounts in a three-month campaign against “harmful” online information, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, citing the country’s illegal publication watchdog. China keeps the internet under tight control and has been cracking down on a range of illegal online...... more

9 accused of mafia connections refuse to speak in court

9 accused of mafia connections refuse to speak in court Nine men charged with organised drug dealing and other offences whom German prosecutors have linked to Italian-based criminal groups refused to testify at the start of their trial in the e on Friday. “A person who sees nothing, hears nothing, and says nothing lives to be 100,” a lawyer for one...... more

Vietnam's President dies 'after serious illness'

Vietnam's President dies 'after serious illness' Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country's No. 2 after the ruling Communist Party's leader, died Friday after a serious illness, the government said. He was 61. Quang passed away despite "utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign professors and doctors and care by the party and state leaders,"...... more

More mass graves discovered from Rwanda's genocide

More mass graves discovered from Rwanda's genocide Authorities in Rwanda have found new mass graves they say contain 5,400 bodies of genocide victims nearly a quarter-century after the 1994 bloodshed. Naphtal Ahishakiye, executive secretary of genocide survivors’ organization Ibuka, told The Associated Press the bodies were exhumed from 26 mass graves in the capital’s Kicukiro district. He said...... more

Maryland shooting leaves multiple people dead

Maryland shooting leaves multiple people dead A 26-year-old woman opened fire at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Md., on Thursday morning, the authorities said, killing three people and wounding several others in what was the nation’s third shooting at a workplace in less than 24 hours. The assailant, Snochia Moseley, a temporary employee at the...... more

Shell, Eni: Court jails 2 for 'international corruption'

Shell, Eni: Court jails 2 for 'international corruption' An Italian judge sentenced two defendants in a Nigerian corruption case to jail on Thursday in the first ruling on one of the oil industry’s biggest graft scandals. Nigerian Emeka Obi and Italian Gianluca Di Nardo were found guilty of international corruption and each given four-year jail sentences, three sources with...... more

Raped 7-year-old girl in critical condition

Raped 7-year-old girl in critical condition A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition at a New Delhi hospital after undergoing surgery for injuries she suffered while being raped with a metal water pipe, officials said Wednesday. Her mother was by her bedside after the girl underwent hours of surgery. The exact type of pipe used in the...... more

Jet Airways plane turns back after passengers suffer nose, ear bleeds

Jet Airways plane turns back after passengers suffer nose, ear bleeds A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur was forced to turn back Thursday after around 30 passengers complained of nose and ear bleeds due to low pressure in the cabin. "The B737 aircraft, with 166 guests and 5 crew landed normally in Mumbai," Jet Airways said in a statement. "All...... more

China goes after America’s energy companies

China goes after America’s energy companies The United States has an abundance of natural gas that pollution-riddled China badly needs to wean itself off coal. Eying China's voracious demand, Cheniere Energy, ExxonMobil (XOM) and other American energy companies are racing to build more than two dozen expensive facilities to export liquefied natural gas, which is super-cooled natural...... more

Patients in police van drown in US floods

Patients in police van drown in US floods Two mental health patients have died when the police van they were being transported in got caught in floodwaters in the US, police say. The two officers escorting the pair were eventually rescued. The patients' deaths bring the death toll from Storm Florence to 37. Thousands of homes and roadways in...... more

Three injured after car rams into people outside London mosque

Three injured after car rams into people outside London mosque At least three people have been injured after a vehicle rammed into pedestrians close to a mosque in northwest London, British police have said. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that the suspected "hate crime" took place shortly after 12:20am local time on Wednesday, when three males and a woman,...... more

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

 

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