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India's 'terrible' satellite blast creates 400 pieces of debris, endangering spacecraft

The head of NASA on Monday branded India's destruction of one of its satellites a "terrible thing" that had created 400 ...

April 2, 2019 2 min read

Residents split on future of Romania's trash heap 'time-bomb'

The towering heap of rubbish at the Pata-Rat landfill in western Romania has been condemned as an "environmental time bo...

April 1, 2019 4 min read

In hidden mountain air base, Albania stores MiGs for sale

On a barren hillside in northern Albania lies a portal to the country's communist past: a massive steel door creaks open...

April 1, 2019 4 min read

Asian markets extend rally as China data lifts optimism

Asian markets rallied Monday, building on last week's healthy gains with investors buoyed by optimism over China-US trad...

April 1, 2019 3 min read
European stocks higher as German gloom fuels ECB hopes

European stocks pushed higher Monday on expectations that gloomy German economic data boosts the odds for aggressive ac...

US stocks gain on expectations of more Fed rate cuts; London falls

Wall Street stocks snapped a two-day skid Thursday on expectations that a weakening US economy will prompt more forceful...

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

Wall Street's swoon doesn't worry economists... yet

Wall Street's nosedive this week and a spike in market volatility, surprising as they were, do not threaten US economic ...

February 8, 2018 3 min read

Venezeula Central Bank's worthless notes made into handbags

Venezuela's currency has lost so much value that people simply throw away their small bills -- they are virtually worthl...

February 8, 2018 3 min read

Sri Lankan diplomat suspended over throat-slitting gesture

The incident embarrassed Sri Lanka authorities, who promised reconciliation after a bloody ethnic civil war ended in 200...

February 7, 2018 2 min read

Tokyo's Nikkei index rebounds over 3% after Wall St rally

Tokyo stocks rebounded more than three percent in opening trade on Wednesday with investors relieved to see New York sha...

February 7, 2018 2 min read

Maldives Supreme Court in U-turn over freeing dissidents

The Maldives' highest court Tuesday revoked an order to release high-profile political prisoners a day after President A...

February 7, 2018 4 min read

SpaceX rocket soars toward Mars with Tesla car

The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test fligh...

February 7, 2018 4 min read

Maldives president says judges plotted to overthrow him

The president of the Maldives on Tuesday accused judges of plotting to overthrow him, hours after he declared a state of...

February 6, 2018 1 min read

Asian markets plunge as Wall Street rout spreads

Asian stocks plunged Tuesday after a record-breaking loss on Wall Street, extending a global rout as panicked investors ...

February 6, 2018 2 min read
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Maldives' top judge arrested as state of emergency declared

The Maldives' top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, in a deepening confro...

February 6, 2018 4 min read

Wall Street's deepest dives since 1929

US stocks took a historic tumble on Monday, with the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average at one point losing almost 1...

February 6, 2018 2 min read

Tokyo stocks plunge over 4-pct after Wall Street sell-off

Tokyo stocks plunged more than four percent in opening trade Tuesday with investor sentiment hit by a sell-off on Wall S...

February 6, 2018 2 min read

Maldives opposition urges global community to help end crisis

Opposition leaders in the Maldives urged the international community Monday to pressure President Abdulla Yameen into ob...

February 5, 2018 3 min read

US mulling sanctions on Venezuela oil: Tillerson

The United States said Sunday it has not ruled out sanctions on Venezuelan oil as it turns the screw on President Nicola...

February 5, 2018 3 min read

Maldives crisis deepens as court orders Yameen to comply

The Maldivian Supreme Court dealt another blow to beleaguered President Abdulla Yameen Sunday, asking him to comply with...

February 5, 2018 3 min read

Maldives opposition fears government scuttling prisoner release

Supporters of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) celebrated the court decision to order the release of...

February 3, 2018 2 min read

Cleared Nasheed vows to challenge Maldives president in polls

Former President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed was among nine convicted political dissidents cleared by the country's ...

February 2, 2018 3 min read

'Call me baby': Talking sex dolls fill a void in China

With China facing a massive gender gap and a greying population, a company wants to hook up lonely men and retirees with...

February 2, 2018 4 min read

Record highs, record heists: where is crypocurrency heading?

A hacking theft that netted $530 million, a ban on Facebook advertising, regulation even in Russia and more wild price s...

February 2, 2018 4 min read
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