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Children in South Asia hardest hit by air pollution, says study

Hong Kong, China | AFP - Air pollution will shorten the life expectancy of children born today by an average of 20 month...

April 8, 2019 2 min read

Asian markets mixed after strong US jobs data, eyes on Brexit

Asian markets were mixed Monday but investors remain broadly upbeat after a strong US jobs report that eased concerns ab...

April 8, 2019 3 min read

Scientists set to unveil first picture of a black hole

The world, it seems, is soon to see the first picture of a black hole.

April 6, 2019 4 min read

The three women hoping to upset India's Modi at the polls

India's alpha-male Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces three formidable women looking to spoil his chances of winning a n...

April 6, 2019 3 min read
Asian markets lifted by China-US trade hopes, pound stands ground

The pound touched a fresh five-month peak above $1.30 on Monday on renewed Brexit optimism after Prime Minister Boris Jo...

Europe endorses Brexit deal and urges UK MPs to back it

European Union leaders endorsed a hard-fought Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson fac...

After stunning growth streak, Amazon ambitions seem boundless

San Francisco, United States | AFP - Triumphant in online retail, cloud computing, organic groceries, and streaming tele...

February 20, 2018 4 min read

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

A Bangkok court on Tuesday granted a Japanese man "sole parent" rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate...

February 20, 2018 2 min read

Tokyo stocks open lower as exporters fall

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Tuesday - Tokyo stocks opened lower on Tuesday after three days of gains, with exporters suffering ...

February 20, 2018 2 min read

S. Africa widens hunt for Zuma allies to India, China

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | - South Africa has widened a corruption probe into allies of ex-president Jacob Zuma ...

February 19, 2018 2 min read

Anti-corruption officers arrest Latvian central bank governor

Anti-corruption authorities in Latvia have arrested the governor of the country's central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics, the go...

February 19, 2018 2 min read

Ramaphosa targets graft, vows jobs in 'new dawn' for S.Africa

South Africa's freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday hailed "a new dawn" as he pledged to tackle the co...

February 17, 2018 4 min read

US authorities block Chicago Stock Exchange

US regulators Thursday blocked the purchase of the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) by a group of investors including the Ch...

February 16, 2018 2 min read

Global stocks gain ground as inflation panic cools

World stock markets pushed higher Thursday as investors continued to regain confidence after worries about inflation led...

February 16, 2018 3 min read

Bank of Japan's 'bazooka-wielding' Kuroda nominated for second term

Japan's government nominated Haruhiko Kuroda for a second term as central bank governor on Friday, handing the veteran f...

February 16, 2018 4 min read

Transgender women can breastfeed, first case study shows

The first scientific case study has been published describing how a US transgender woman was able to breastfeed her adop...

February 16, 2018 3 min read
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Valentine's Day brings sparkle to Belgian diamond hub

Sparkling new diamond rings will grace many fingers around the world on Valentine's Day -- and most of those gems will h...

February 14, 2018 4 min read

Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'

Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever, one of the world's largest advertisers, threatened Monday to snub digital platforms...

February 14, 2018 2 min read

MGM China to open mega resort in Macau as high rollers return

MGM China is opening its new multi-billion-dollar mega resort in Macau's glitzy Cotai strip on Tuesday following multipl...

February 13, 2018 2 min read

Couples make Valentine's Day deposit in 'Love Bank'

In a small medieval Slovak town, couples are getting ready on Valentine's Day to make a "deposit" about their romance in...

February 13, 2018 3 min read

New engine glitch prompts Airbus A320neo delivery delays

A new glitch causing in-flight shutdowns of the Pratt & Whitney engines that power the Airbus A320neo has prompted some ...

February 10, 2018 1 min read

The Maldives, a honeymoon haven in peril

Famed as an upmarket tourist destination of white beaches and turquoise waters, the island nation of the Maldives is tro...

February 10, 2018 3 min read

US stocks end brutal week on benign note; European, Asian stocks dive

Wall Street stocks ended a bruising week on a benign note courtesy of a late-session surge Friday, while equity markets ...

February 10, 2018 3 min read

The black box set to revolutionize the search for life beyond Earth

In the world's driest desert, an unassuming black box called "Espresso" is about to begin a very big mission: scouring t...

February 9, 2018 3 min read

Tokyo stocks dive more than 3-pct, extending global slump

Tokyo stocks dropped more than three percent on Friday after European and US stocks suffered big drops as volatility con...

February 9, 2018 1 min read

UN Security Council to take up Maldives crisis

The UN Security Council will on Thursday discuss the crisis in the Maldives after the president declared a state of emer...

February 8, 2018 1 min read