Fri, 19 Jul 2019

Millions of children impacted by severe flooding in Asia

SOUTHEAST ASIA - Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh have killed at least 93 children, ...

Peacebuiilding youth need protection, says UN envoy

NEW YORK, New York - After visiting refugee camps in Jordan, UN-backed schools in Gaza, municipalities in Kosovo and Youth ...

Moon mission got huge support from U.S. military

On July 20, 1969, history was made when two Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, became the first ...

FBI seeks public help in identifying domestic terrorists

WASHINGTON, DC - A list of nearly four dozen observable behavioral signs that someone might be planning to commit an ...

Pakistan ordered to review conviction and sentence of suspected spy

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - In a ruling handed down on Wednesday afternoon, the International Court of Justice at The Hague ...

67,000 Vietnamese maimed by unexploded cluster bombs since war's end

History often focuses on the immediate death toll of war. But hostilities can have longer-term consequences on a population's health.In ...

Delhi Police criticised after girl, 6, is abducted and brutally raped

DELHI, India - A women's advocate group in Delhi has slammed police for their handling of a brutal alleged rape ...

Betting on biometrics to boost child vaccination rates

At a glance: Biometrics and children A large new trial will fingerprint children aged 1 to 5 to track vaccinations ...

Briefing: The outlook for Libya's migrant detention centres

More than two weeks after an airstrike on a migrant detention centre in Libya's capital left at least 53 people ...

In Taiz, some Yemenis choose war and home over displacement

After more than four years of fighting, life has become so unbearable for some of Yemen's 3.6 million displaced people ...

Swedish Aid Group Reopens Afghan Health Centers After Taliban Threats

Afghanistan's Health Ministry says a Swedish aid group has reopened dozens of health centers it operates in the country.The Swedish ...

Oil pares steep weekly loss as US warship downs Iranian drone

Oil snapped four days of losses after an American warship downed an Iranian drone near the Strait of Hormuz, stoking ...

Naspers announces September date for Prosus listing

Naspers [JSE:NPN] plans to list its international internet assets, in a company called Prosus, on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange and ...

Simbine on the hunt for fast times in London

Cape Town - Leading South African sprinter Akani Simbine continues his hunt for quicker times and respect on the world ...

Pacquiao battling age, hungry Thurman in title showdown

Las Vegas - Twenty-four years after first climbing into a professional boxing ring, Manny Pacquiao will attempt to defy the ...

Dennis says quitting TDF was 'right decision'

Pau - Australian Rohan Dennis said his abrupt withdrawal from the Tour de France was the 'right decision' ahead of ...

History suggests Boks will overpower Wallabies

Cape Town - Both sides are fielding new-look starting lineups with the 2019 World Cup in mind, but the Springboks ...

American Manuel embraces role as swim trailblazer

Gwangju - When Simone Manuel was growing up, people laughed at her for wanting to become a swimmer, telling her ...

Dressel has sights set on rival Chalmers at Gwangju

Gwangju - American Caeleb Dressel said on Friday he was not aiming to top the remarkable seven world titles he ...

Australia's McDonald named Birmingham coach for The Hundred

London - Former Australia all-rounder Andrew McDonald was announced on Friday as head coach of the Birmingham-based team in the ...

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In Tokyo, Nikkei 225 rises by 420 points

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks soared in Asia on Friday, while the U.S. dollar rebounded from sharp falls in New York.In ...

Education the biggest growth sector in UAE job postings

DUBAI, UAE - The United Arab Emirates has registered an impressive 18 percent growth in online job postings compared to ...

U.S. stock markets close slightly higher, dollar drops sharply

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Thursday with the main action on foreign exchange markets ...

China-U.S. trade tensions pose largest risk to Asian economies

MANILA, Philippines - Developing Asia will maintain strong but moderating growth this year and next, as supportive domestic demand counteracts ...

Japanese stocks fall by nearly 2% as world sell-off continues

SYDNEY, Australia - Asian stocks fell sharply on Thursday, as the global sell-off continued.In Tokyo stocks shattered with the key ...

DAB+ digital radio to go on-air and online in Canberra Friday

CANBERRA, Australia - Commercial radio will officially switch on DAB+ digital radio broadcasts in Canberra on Friday.All four commercial radio ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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