Day: May 22, 2019

World shares mixed following advance on Wall Street

  BANGKOK  — World shares were mixed Wednesday after a rebound in technology stocks helped power an overnight rally on Wall Street. After a day of modest gains in Asia, Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.4% to 7,360.41, while the DAX in Germany edged 0.1% higher to 12,152.04. The […]

Indian-American judge orders Trump accounting firm to hand over records to Congress

Washington :  An Indian-American judge has rejected President Donald Trump’s attempt to block House Democrats from getting his financial records, dealing an early setback to his administration in its legal battle with Congress. Judge Amit Mehta of the DC District Court on Monday decisively ruled in favour of the […]

J-K Guv says his admin wants President’s rule to end in state as soon as possible

Srinagar :  Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Wednesday said his administration wants the President’s Rule to end in the state at the earliest but the final call on the timing of assembly elections will be taken by the Election Commission. Asked if some officials within his administration […]

Two militants killed in encounter in Kulgam

Srinagar : Two militants were killed Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Acting on a credible input about presence of ultras in Gopalpora area of Kulgam, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police spokesman said. “During […]

Boy or girl? Hong Kong at centre of banned China gender test

  Shady middle-men are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland’s ban on gender testing, an AFP investigation has found. The business thrives on a well-organised underground network that serves the huge demand for illicit […]

Pitt and DiCaprio: Hollywood heartthrobs who push their limits

  The stars were aligned for Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio to put their dashing good looks to use on big-budget films, but both Hollywood golden boys have instead taken on more idiosyncratic career paths — especially in working with Quentin Tarantino. And now for the first time, […]

Grandma Ca: the 99-year-old standing up to Vietnam’s coal rush

  Toothless and nearly blind, grandmother Pham Thi Ca refuses to leave her plot of land even after bulldozers demolished her house — an extraordinary holdout against communist Vietnam’s deepening addiction to coal. The 99-year-old was offered money to move as authorities hoovered up land for a planned […]

Lawyer for Ghosn slams ‘outrageous’ rules on seeing wife

  A lawyer for former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has slammed “outrageous” restrictions on his client’s ability to see his wife, and predicted the tycoon’s trial will not start for at least a year. In an interview with AFP, Takashi Takano revealed that Japan’s top court this week […]

Six dead after election riots in Indonesia’s capital

  At least six people were killed as Indonesia’s capital erupted in violence on Wednesday when police in riot gear clashed with protesters opposed to President Joko Widodo’s re-election. Dozens were arrested and parts of Jakarta were littered with debris and burned-out cars, as the violence triggered security […]

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