Tuesday 4 August 2015

US, Gulf states will counter detabilising actions: Kerry

The United States and Gulf Arab allies are preparing to counter destabilising actions in the Gulf, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday after talks with Gulf states on a nuclear deal between their regional rival Iran and world powers. Kerry also told a news conference


Iran meddling must stop, Gulf states tell Kerry

Iran's nuclear deal should bring stability and "good neighbourliness" rather than interference, Gulf Arab states told US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday as they began talks on the merits of its historic accord with world powers. Qatari Foreign Minister Khali


Floods, landslides kill 75, displace thousands in India

At least 75 people have died and tens of thousands have had to take refuge in state-run relief camps after heavy rains caused floods and landslides in eastern India, government officials and aid groups said on Monday. Exacerbated by Cyclone Komen which struck the east coast on Fr


Sheikh Ahmad coy about who should succeed Blatter

As the candidates hoping to succeed Fifa's outgoing president Sepp Blatter continue to lobby for support, the political kingmaker who could have a big influence on who gets the job says world soccer has more to worry about than picking its next boss. Having been conspicuously


Another lion poached by tourist: report

After the killing of Zimbabwe's best known lion, a second animal has been poached by a foreigner, a source said on Saturday as authorities banned big game hunting outside the park from which Cecil was lured to his death. Reports that a brother of Cecil had been killed on Satu


China July factory growth stalls

Growth at China's big manufacturing companies unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened, an official survey showed on Saturday, reinforcing views that the economy needs more stimulus as it faces fresh risks from a stock market slump. The official Purc


Woman held after jumping White House barricade

The White House was briefly put on lockdown on Friday evening after a woman jumped over a barricade that is in front of the presidential mansion's fence, CBS News reported. The woman, who was not identified, was arrested by Secret Service officers and the lockdown was lifted,


US wage growth in Q2 slowest in 33 years

US labour costs in the second quarter recorded their smallest increase in 33 years as workers earned less in commissions and bonuses, in what appeared to be a temporary wage growth setback against the backdrop of diminishing labour market slack. The surprisingly smaller rise repo


Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, becoming the first city to be awarded both the summer and winter Games. The Chinese capital beat Kazakhstan's Almaty in a secret ballot of 85 IOC members held at a conv


Suicide bomber kills 6, injures 11 in Nigeria market

A suicide bomber struck a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Friday, killing six people, the national Emergency Management Agency (Nema) said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram. There was no immediate claim of

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