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Day: September 3, 2019

PM Johnson loses majority ahead of Brexit parliament showdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday lost his working majority in parliament ahead of a showdown with rebel MPs over Brexit that could lead to a snap election within weeks. Johnson condemned a plan by lawmakers to block his Brexit strategy as “surrender” and said it would undermine […]

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‘Catastrophic’: Hurricane Dorian parks over the Bahamas

FREEPORT, Bahamas — Practically parking over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a watery onslaught that devastated thousands of homes, trapped people in attics and crippled hospitals. At least five deaths were reported, with the full extent […]

Cancer overtakes heart disease as biggest rich-world killer

LONDON – Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday. Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, […]

PM Khan: Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, amid tensions with India

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday, amid tensions with arch-rival India after New Delhi revoked the special status of its part of the disputed Kashmir region. “We both are nuclear-armed countries. If these tensions increase, the world could […]

RBI’s task force recommends moves to ease credit markets

BENGALURU – A task force set up by India’s central bank on Tuesday recommended a slew of measures for developing a secondary market for corporate loans, including easing of regulations to allow foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) to directly purchase distressed loans from banks. These moves are aimed at […]

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