Wednesday 29 July 2015

Six killed as militants attack police in Punjab

India tightened security on the border with Pakistan on Monday after heavily armed men stormed a police station in the northern frontier state of Punjab, killing six people and wounding several others. Armed police exchanged fire with the gunmen, who were holed up in the police s


China stocks tumble; biggest one-day loss in 8 years

Chinese shares tumbled more than 8 per cent on Monday amid renewed fears about the outlook for the world's No 2 economy, reviving the spectre of a full-blown market crash that prompted unprecedented government intervention earlier this month. Major indexes suffered their larg


India tightens border security after attack on police

India tightened security on its border with Pakistan on Monday after gunmen stormed a police station in the northern frontier state of Punjab, killing six people and injuring several others. The men, dressed in army uniforms, were holed up in the police station in Gurdaspur distr


Whitney Houston's daughter dead at 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday at the age of 22, some six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in an incident at her suburban Atlanta home, her family said in a statement. Brown, whose father is R&B singer Bobby


Gold holds above 5-1/2-year low, eye on Fed rates

Gold hovered just above its lowest level since 2010 on Monday, struggling to move higher as the market reckons the US Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising interest rates. The Fed will hold a two-day meeting that ends on Wednesday at which policymakers are likely to send mo


Oil hits lowest since March on glut fears

Oil prices fell on Monday after closing the previous session at their lowest levels since March on renewed oversupply concerns from the United States and Iraq, although a weaker dollar helped to limit deeper losses. Investors are looking to the US Federal Reserve for direction th


13 dead in attack on Somali hotel

At least 13 people were killed on Sunday when Somalia's Al Shabaab Islamist militant group drove a car packed with explosives at the gate of a hotel, police and the rebel group said. A Reuters witness said blood and pieces of flesh were spattered around the site of the blast


Hold it! the wall is pee-repellant

Don't get into a pissing match with walls in San Francisco. The city's Public Works agency is testing a pee-repellant paint on walls in areas that have been saturated with urine. Anyone urinating on the specially treated walls will get the spray splashed b


Australian nurse charged with backing IS

An Australian nurse was charged with supporting the Islamic State militant group fighting in Syria during a brief court appearance on Sunday, police said. The nurse, who has been identified as 39-year-old Adam Brookman, was arrested in Sydney soon after he returned from Syria via


Greek bailout talks pushed back on logistics

Talks between Greece and its international creditors over a new bailout package will be delayed by a couple of days because of organisational issues, a finance ministry official said on Saturday. The meetings with officials from the European Commission, European Central Bank and

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