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40 million in US live in poverty: UN

40 million in US live in poverty: UN A report by the U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights finds 40 million people in the United States live in poverty, 18.5 million live in extreme poverty and more than 5 million live in conditions of absolute poverty. Special Rapporteur Philip Alston called the United States the most...... more

IGP resigns over bloody protests

IGP resigns over bloody protests The bloody protests by civilians in the mining town of Faraba Banta have forced Gambia’s Inspector General of Police, Mr. Landing Kinteh, to resign. IGP Kinteh reportedly tendered his resignation to President Adama Barrow on Thursday. His resignation was particularly ignited as questions are asked about who gave the orders to...... more

India raises import duties on several US products

India raises import duties on several US products India on Thursday announced higher duties on several goods imported from the United States, in retaliation to President Donald Trump imposing hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. The goods include steel, iron, and farm products such as lentils and Bengal gram. Some of the new rates will be effective immediately, and others...... more

Student kills parents, self over eczema

Student kills parents, self over eczema A former nursing student murdered her parents before killing herself on Father's Day, according to Hong Kong police, who suggested her skin condition may have motivated the attack. An initial police report found that the 23-year-old had attacked her parents, inflicting fatal wounds to her father's chest, and her mother's chest,...... more

Cameroonian separatists have killed 84 troops since Sept. 2017: Government

Cameroonian separatists have killed 84 troops since Sept. 2017: Government Armed separatists in English-speaking regions of Cameroon have killed over 80 soldiers and police since their insurgency began in September last year, the government said in a report on Wednesday that suggests the conflict is intensifying. What began in late 2016 as a peaceful movement calling for greater representation of the...... more

Prescribed painkillers kill 456 in UK hospital

Prescribed painkillers kill 456 in UK hospital More than 450 patients died after being given powerful painkillers inappropriately at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, a report has found. An independent panel said, taking into account missing records, a further 200 patients may have suffered a similar fate. The report found there was a "disregard for human life" of a...... more

Trump bows to pressure, ends migrant family separation

Trump bows to pressure, ends migrant family separation President Donald Trump backed down and abandoned on Wednesday his policy of separating immigrant children from their families on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad. Trump signed an executive order requiring that immigrant families be detained together when they are caught entering...... more

Floods wreak havoc in Ghana, render hundreds homeless

Floods wreak havoc in Ghana, render hundreds homeless Properties worth thousands of Ghana cedis have been destroyed following Monday night’s heavy rains leaving some residents of Taifa, a suburb of Accra devastated.  Shop owners and residents at Taifa junction could not salvage any of their properties as their homes and shops got flooded by the rain. Items ranging from...... more

General Electric booted out from Dow Jones for the first time in 110 years

General Electric booted out from Dow Jones for the first time in 110 years For the first time in 110 years, General Electric will not be a member of the elite Dow Jones Industrial Average. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced on Tuesday that the iconic maker of light bulbs and jet engines will be replaced in the 30-stock index by Walgreens Boots Alliance. GE (GE) was an...... more

US quits UN Human Rights Council over alleged bias against Israel

US quits UN Human Rights Council over alleged bias against Israel The United States has announced its official withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council, saying the organization is no longer worthy of its name. At a joint press availability at the State Department Monday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told reporters, “For...... more

Trump threatens China again

Trump threatens China again US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect if China "refuses to change its practices". The threats would be a major escalation of the dispute and sparked...... more

Pandemonium at Russian embassy in eastern Jerusalem

Pandemonium at Russian embassy in eastern Jerusalem Jerusalem district police commander Yoram Halevy on Monday evening prevented a conference at the Russian embassy in eastern Jerusalem, during which it was planned to declare Jerusalem as the capital of “Palestine”. The event was planned in a hotel in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and was organized by the Popular Front...... more

Three killed after being hit by train in London

   Three killed after being hit by train in London Three people have been killed after being struck by a train in South London, British police confirmed Monday. Police were called to Loughborough Junction station in South London at 7:30 a.m. local time after reports of bodies being found on the railway tracks.  Emergency services attended the incident but three people...... more

US Border patrol chases 5 immigrants to death

A vehicle packed with undocumented immigrants flipped Sunday, ejecting 12 people and killing at least five after a chase in south Texas, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said. Four people were killed at the scene about 50 miles from the Mexico border and a fifth person died at a hospital in...... more

Terrorists kill 8 police personnel in Kenya blast

Terrorists kill 8 police personnel in Kenya blast Three police officers were killed by a roadside bomb in northern Kenya on Wednesday, police said. The officers’ Toyota Land Cruiser is believed to have hit a device planted by suspected al-Shabaab militants, a senior police officer based on the border told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to restrictions...... more

Hundreds of children held in Texas warehouse

Hundreds of children held in Texas warehouse Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited...... more

Woman yelling 'Allahu akbar' slashes two with blade in France

Woman yelling 'Allahu akbar' slashes two with blade in France Two people were injured in a town in southern France on Sunday when a woman shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) attacked two people in a supermarket with a boxcutter, prosecutors said. A man was struck in the chest during the late-morning attack in La Seyne-sur-Mer, outside the Mediterranean port of...... more

Suspect dead, 20 hurt in shooting at US arts festival

Suspect dead, 20 hurt in shooting at US arts festival At least 20 people were hurt early Sunday in a shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, the state capital of New Jersey, that also left one suspect dead, a local prosecutor said. "Multiple individuals opened fire" inside the festival venue shortly before 3:00 am, Mercer County chief prosecutor Angelo...... more

Man knifes himself to death ‘because he thought he was wearing a stab-proof vest’

Man knifes himself to death ‘because he thought he was wearing a stab-proof vest’ A young man knifed himself to death in the mistaken believe that the jacket he was wearing was 'stab-proof'.  Jordan Easton, 22, from Thornaby, Teesside, was sitting in the kitchen of a friend's house when he decided to test the lifesaving properties of his top on August 23 last year. Teesside...... more

Trump, family members, US envoy get death threats

Trump, family members, US envoy get death threats Top Canadian officials, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, rushed to express support for Ambassador Kelly Craft after a package containing a suspicious substance and a death threat was mailed to the U.S. diplomat. The incident came as tensions remain high in Canada over a brewing tariff fight, which erupted over...... more

Road Rage: Man shoots 2 boys, their mom and bystander

Road Rage: Man shoots 2 boys, their mom and bystander  A boy is dead and his mother and brother are in critical condition after an apparent road-rage shooting in a Colorado parking lot, authorities said. Suspect Jeremy Webster, 23, is in custody, according to the Westminster Police Department, just outside of Denver. The deadly shooting took place Thursday afternoon at a...... more

War against immigrants: US separates 2,000 children from families in six weeks

War against immigrants: US separates 2,000 children from families in six weeks Almost 2,000 migrant children were separated from their families at the US border over six weeks, officials say. Following a Trump administration crackdown on illegal border crossings from Mexico, adults are being detained, meaning the children with them are removed from their care. The issue is causing a growing political storm...... more

China to retaliate after US imposes tariffs on $50bn in imports

China to retaliate after US imposes tariffs on $50bn in imports The White House has announced a 25 percent tariff on $50bn worth of Chinese goods over "unfair trade practices". The goods targeted by the levies "contain industrially significant technologies", a White House statement said on Friday. "In light of China's theft of intellectual property and technology and its other unfair trade...... more

Road Safety Awareness Campaign concludes Ramadan with the wish of a safe EID celebration for motorists

Road Safety Awareness Campaign concludes Ramadan with the wish of a safe EID celebration for motorists With EID just around the corner, The Road Safety Awareness Campaign launched by AETOSWire, the news distribution arm of NSG and the exclusive representative of Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, in MENA region; and RoadSafetyUAE, an initiative that aims to bring about safety to roads in the region, continues to...... more

US approves first drug in 20 years for river blindness

US approves first drug in 20 years for river blindness   Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH) and the World Health Organisation Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) announced today that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved moxidectin 8 mg oral for the treatment of river blindness (onchocerciasis) in patients aged 12 years and older. The FDA...... more

New York attorney general sues Trump, children and Foundation

New York attorney general sues Trump, children and Foundation President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York’s attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his children. The Donald J. Trump Foundation “was little more than a chequebook for payments from Mr....... more

Bank robbers stuck in traffic after accident

Bank robbers stuck in traffic after accident Two would-be bank robbers almost had their escape scuppered by traffic in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. The attempted bank heist happened late on Tuesday afternoon at the Bole branch of Abyssinia Bank. Two of the alleged robbers - one of whom is reported to be a security guard - fled empty-handed,...... more

Trump fights OPEC

Trump fights OPEC US President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of driving up oil prices, in a fresh swipe at the cartel’s agreement to cap production. “Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again. Not good!” he wrote on Twitter. Oil prices peaked in late...... more

AT&T floors Trump, gets court approval to buy Time Warner for $85 billion

AT&T Inc won court approval on Tuesday to buy Time Warner Inc for $85 billion (£63.5 billion), rebuffing an attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to block the deal and likely setting off a wave of corporate mergers. The deal, which could close next week, is seen as a turning...... more

ZTE agrees to pay $1.4 billion fine to US government

Shares of Chinese smartphone company ZTE are set to resume trading after the company agreed to pay a $1.4 billion fine to the United States government, according to filings released Tuesday. ZTE stock will be traded on the Hong Kong stock exchange Wednesday after a nearly two-month suspension. In April, the...... more

 

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