Tuesday 27 September 2016

Charlotte protests continue as family views video of shooting

The family of the black North Carolina man whose shooting death by police triggered two nights of riots viewed videos of the episode on Thursday and asked for them to be made public, stepping up the pressure for their release. The videos show Keith Scott was calm, acting in a non


US sent weapons to Kurdish fighters in Syria: Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of supplying more weapons to Kurdish fighters in northern Syria this week, delivering two plane loads of arms to what Ankara says is a terrorist group. Erdogan's comments, in a speech in New York on Thursday, are likely to add t


Syrian army starts new major offensive in Aleppo

The Syrian army announced the start of a new military offensive in the rebel-held east of the city of Aleppo on Thursday, signalling a potential further escalation in a bombing campaign by Russian and Syrian jets that rebels say has already intensified in the last 24 hours. State


Oil rises 2pc after US inventory drop

Oil rose 2 percent on Thursday, heading for its largest weekly gain in a month, after a surprisingly large drop in US crude inventories emboldened investors ahead of next week's meeting between Opec members and Russia to discuss supply. A fall in the dollar against a basket o


Pure Storage to unveil latest innovations at Gitex

Pure Storage, the market’s leading independent solid-state array vendor, has announced its participation at Gitex Technology Week 2016, where it will showcase the recently launched FlashArray//m10 and FlashBlade solutions. The latest addition to the FlashArray//m family, Fl


Protests rock US city for 2nd night, one killed

One person was shot dead on Wednesday in a second night of unrest in the US city of Charlotte, North Carolina, as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse unruly protesters after the fatal police shooting of a black man. Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney confirm


Oil extends rise after surprise US crude stock draw

Oil prices extended gains from the previous session in Asian trading on Thursday after a surprise third consecutive weekly US crude inventory draw tightened the market. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures CLc1 were trading at $45.59 per barrel at 0045 GMT, up 25 ce


Schools in Canada province closed after bomb threat

Canadian police evacuated all schools in the eastern province of Prince Edward Island on Wednesday after a bomb threat, but authorities said the situation was under control after no explosive device was found. About 19,000 students at 62 schools were taken to safe locations in th


US Fed keeps rates steady, signals hike by year-end

The US Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but strongly signaled it could still tighten monetary policy by the end of this year as the labor market improved further. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, speaking after the central bank's latest policy statement, said


Migrant boat carrying 600 capsizes off Egypt, 29 killed

A boat carrying around 600 people capsized off Egypt's coast, killing at least 29, officials said on Wednesday, in the latest disaster to befall migrants attempting to make the crossing to Europe. The boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Burg Rashid, a village in the northe

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