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Nearly 600 dead in S Asia floods

Nearly 600 dead in S Asia floods

Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said yesterday, as relief and rescue operations continued.

Swine flu has killed 900 this year: ministry

Swine flu has killed 900 this year: ministry

An increase in swine flu cases in India has caused more than 900 deaths since January, Health Ministry officials said yesterday.

Furore over killing of teen in drugs war

Furore over killing of teen in drugs war

The Philippines police came under pressure yesterday to explain the killing of a high-school student after the 17-year-old became one of at least 91 people shot dead this week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ruthless war on drugs.

Islamic finance industry hampered by global economic conditions

Islamic finance industry hampered by global economic conditions

Global economic volatilities, consistently low oil prices and reduced demand for credit are among the factors that currently weigh on the Islamic financial service industry,....

Big Oil dangles $19bn in investments for Norway tax breaks

Big Oil dangles $19bn in investments for Norway tax breaks

Norway’s oil industry says it has some major investments in store if the government can just come through with some tax incentives.

Guo scores 30 points to lead China past Qatar

Guo scores 30 points to lead China past Qatar

Ailun Guo had a dominant individual performance to lead China past Qatar 92-67 at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup basketball tournament yesterday.

Feeling lonely? Volunteering may help

Feeling lonely? Volunteering may help

Volunteering at least two hours a week may go a long way toward helping to ease feelings of loneliness and social isolation, a study of recent widows suggests.

ICAO directive a big victory for Qatar

ICAO directive a big victory for Qatar

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has asked all member states to abide by and comply with the Chicago Convention, and continue cooperation regarding aviation’s safety and security and international civil aviation’s efficiency and sustainability.

Europe’s first rate hike may be here as Czech prices rebound

Europe’s first rate hike may be here as Czech prices rebound

The Czech Republic may kick off Europe’s monetary-tightening cycle this week, jumping ahead of its peers after three years of stimulus fuelled price growth that’s sputtered on the rest of the continent.

Trump praises new chief of staff for avoiding controversy

Trump praises new chief of staff for avoiding controversy

US President Donald Trump swore in his new chief of staff John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general who he praised for averting controversy during his tenure overseeing border security issues at the Department of Homeland Security.

Shell shuts down Europe's largest refinery after fire

Shell shuts down Europe's largest refinery after fire

The British-Dutch oil giant Shell said it was shutting down Europe's biggest refinery after a pre-dawn fire broke out at a power station on the vast site on Sunday.

Gunmen attack Kenyan deputy president’s home

Gunmen attack Kenyan deputy president’s home

Unknown gunmen attacked the home of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto yesterday seriously injuring a policeman, less than two weeks before the country votes in high-stakes polls, two security sources said.