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Hurricane Irma strengthens, hits Cuba on its way to Florida access_timeभदौ २४, २०७४

Cuba  : Hurricane Irma hit northern Cuba during its long, destructive march toward Florida, where it's expected to hammer the state with whistling winds, heavy rain and surging seas. Florida authorities went door-to-door warning residents o...

DPRK military experts leave Uganda over nuclear sanctions access_timeभदौ २४, २०७४

KAMPALA - Military experts from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) completed this week their withdrawal from Uganda where they have been training troops.  Brig. Richard Karemire, Uganda military spokesman told Xinhua on Friday t...

Beijing bans new bikes as sharing schemes cause chaos access_time2017/9/8

-BBC NEWS Beijing has become the latest city in China to ban new shared bikes as the country battles against two-wheel traffic chaos and safety concerns in urban areas. New deliveries of bikes to the city's 15 sharing schemes will be suspende...

MPs seek answers on Saudi Aramco listing access_time2017/9/8

-BBC NEWS The chairwomen of two Parliamentary committees have asked the City regulator to explain proposed rule changes seen as favouring the world's largest oil company, Saudi Aramco. It follows reports Saudi Aramco plans to list 5% of its s...

Trinity Mirror in talks to buy Express owner access_time2017/9/8

-BBC NEWS The owner of the Daily Mirror has said it is in talks to buy the owner of the Daily Express and Daily Star. Trinity Mirror hopes to buy all of the publishing assets of Northern & Shell, which also owns celebrity magazine OK!. As ...

Thomas Cook pilots stage 12-hour strike access_time2017/9/8

-BBC NEWS Pilots at leisure airline Thomas Cook have gone on strike in a dispute over pay, in what unions say is the first strike by UK pilots since the 1970s. Members of the British Airline Pilots' Association (Balpa) walked out at 3 o'c...

Aveva to merge with Schneider Electric in £3bn deal access_time2017/9/5

-BBC NEWS UK engineering software firm Aveva is to merge with the software arm of French energy group Schneider Electric, creating a company worth about £3bn. Under the terms of the deal, Schneider will take a majority stake in Aveva, which...

UTC and Rockwell Collins in $30bn aviation deal access_time2017/9/5

-BBC NEWS The maker of Pratt & Whitney jet engines, UTC, has agreed to buy airline parts maker Rockwell Collins for $30bn (£23bn). The tie-up is one of the biggest deals in aviation history and is expected to be completed next year. ...

How Macquarie bank left Thames Water with a £2bn debt access_time2017/9/5

-BBC NEWS By Michael Robinson The Australian bank Macquarie has left Thames Water with an extra £2bn debt burden, a BBC investigation shows. The £2bn was borrowed by Thames Water in 2007 and 2010 but used for the benefit of the ban...

Spain's unemployment rises by 46,400 people in August access_time2017/9/5

MADRID, (Xinhua) - The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain rose by 46,400 people from July to August, according to data published on Monday by the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security.  The total number of unemploye...

4 terrorists killed in Pakistan's Karachi: police access_time2017/9/5

ISLAMABAD (Xinhua) - Police in the Pakistani port city of Karachi said on Monday that four terrorists were killed in an encounter during a police raid operation.  Those killed belonged to the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and were behi...

BRICS countries urge UN reform, cooperation on terrorism access_time2017/9/5

XIAMEN, China (AP) - The BRICS group of five major emerging economies called Monday for comprehensive reform of the United Nations and its Security Council to better represent developing countries, as it held a summit seeking to expand its presenc...

Indian police arrest Briton for sexually abusing blind children access_time2017/9/5

NEW DELHI - Indian police arrested a British man on charges of sexually assaulting visually impaired children at a blind school, officials said on Monday.  The accused 53-year-old Murray Denis Ward, according to the police, has sexually ab...

Specialized farmers' cooperatives to promote modern agriculture access_time2017/9/5

BEIJING, (Xinhua) - China has 1.93 million specialized farmers' cooperatives with over 100 million rural households participating, according to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.  The specialized cooperatives have gained po...

Libya, France discuss future of political agreement access_time2017/9/5

TRIPOLI (Xinhua) - Libyan and French foreign ministers on Monday discussed the current political situation in Libya and the future of the political agreement.  Libya's UN-backed foreign minister Mohamed Sayala on Monday met with French fore...

Kenya's extended presidential polls expected to hamper real estate growth access_time2017/9/5

By Ronald Njoroge   NAIROBI, (Xinhua) - Growth in Kenya's real estate sector is likely to be affected by the extended electioneering period of the presidential polls this year, a Nairobi-based investment firm said on Monday.  Cyton...

Ukrainian parliament to focus on reform laws at upcoming session: speaker access_time2017/9/5

KIEV  - The Ukrainian parliament will focus on laws on reforms during its 7th session, which is to start this week, Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy said on Monday.  "Last spring, the parliament worked out the basis for many importan...

Thai princess to visit China access_time2017/9/5

BEIJING - Thai Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol will visit China from Sept. 7 to 9 at the invitation of the Chinese government, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Monday.  "China treasures the traditional friendship with the Tha...

Korea launches missile drill after North's nuclear test access_time2017/9/5

SEOUL - South Korea's military launched a volley of ballistic missiles simulating an attack on the North's nuclear test site Monday, Seoul said, in an exercise responding to a test of what Pyongyang says was a hydrogen bomb.  Pictures s...

Jack Wilshere: Arsenal midfielder sent off against Man City Under-23s access_time2017/8/22

-BBC SPORT Arsenal's Jack Wilshere was sent off after grabbing an opponent around the neck in a mass brawl during an under-23s match against Manchester City. Wilshere, who has not yet featured for the Gunners in the new Premier League season,...