Day: September 5, 2021

Rats, drought and labour shortages eat into global edible oil recovery

Summary Rodents relish palm fruits in Malaysia amid labour shortage Palm oil prices seen remaining near all-time high Dry weather in Canada’s canola areas seen curbing output High prices to encourage soybean planting in Brazil PERAK, Malaysia/SINGAPORE, Sept 5 (Reuters) – In a sprawling oil palm plantation in […]

Maha: Tremor in Kolhapur; no casualty

Pune, Sep 5:  A tremor of 3.9 magnitude was experienced in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district, but there was no report of any casualty or property loss so far, officials said on Sunday. The seismic activity was recorded at 11.49 pm on Saturday at a depth of 38 km near […]

Tokyo Paralympics: Krishna secures gold, Suhas clinches silver in badminton

Tokyo, Sep 5:  Krishna Nagar secured a second gold medal in badminton after Suhas Yathiraj claimed a silver as it turned out to be a Super Sunday for the Indian badminton contingent at the Tokyo Paralympics here. The 22-year-old Nagar, seeded second, defeated Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai […]

Japan’s Takaichi gets enough support to join race to succeed PM Suga -NHK

TOKYO, Sept 5 – Japanese former cabinet minister Sanae Takaichi has secured enough support in the ruling party to join the race to succeed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, public broadcaster NHK reported. The former internal affairs minister, seeking to become Japan’s first woman premier, had been struggling to […]

Afghanistan a wake-up call for Europe on defence, leadership – France

CERNOBBIO, Italy Sept 4 – The challenges to security emerging from the upheaval in Afghanistan should be a wake-up call for the European Union, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday, urging the EU to be more ambitious on defence and on global leadership. “Europe has […]

New Zealand tried to deport attacker for years after he arrived as refugee

WELLINGTON, Sept 5 – New Zealand had tried for years to deport the knife-wielding militant who wounded seven people at a mall in Auckland last week, the government said after it released more details on the attacker following the lifting of a court suppression order. Court documents made […]

Missile intercepted over Saudi oil region injures two, damages buildings

DUBAI, Sept 4 – Two children were injured and buildings were damaged when a ballistic missile was intercepted over Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich eastern region on Saturday, the ministry of defence said. The missile was intercepted over a suburb of the city of Dammam, with scattered shrapnel injuring two […]

Why do you hate Nehru so much? Sanjay Raut asks Centre

Mumbai, Sep 5: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the exclusion of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s picture from a poster released by a body of the Union Education Ministry to mark the 75th year of India’s independence shows the Centre’s “narrow mindset”, and asked the Union […]

US: Afghan evacuees who fail initial screening Kosovo-bound

An ardent U.S. ally, Kosovo, has agreed to take in Afghanistan evacuees who fail to clear initial rounds of screening and host them for up to a year, a U.S. official said Saturday, in an intended fix to one of the security problems of the frantic U.S. evacuation […]

Rescue groups: US tally misses hundreds left in Afghanistan

SAN DIEGO — Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration’s estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American: permanent legal residents with green cards. Some groups say […]

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