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  • Thursday, August, 2019| Today's Market | Current Time: 11:47:56
  • US to delay new tariffs on Chinese electronics until December 15

    The United States today said that it is delaying until 15th December this year, the imposition of new 10 per cent tariffs on Chinese electronics, but going ahead with new duties starting 1st of September on 300 billion US Dollar in Chinese goods. US trade representative Robert Lighthizer, said in a statement in Washington, that […]

    UN rights chief urges ‘impartial’ probe into Hong Kong violence

    The United Nations Rights Chief  Michelle Bachelet today voiced concern over force used against protesters during massive demonstrations in Hong Kong and called for an impartial probe amid increasingly violent unrest in the key financial hub. Spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva that  UN rights office had reviewed credible evidence of law enforcement officials […]

    Multiple people stabbed in knife attack in Sydney

    In Australia, multiple people were stabbed in Sydney’s Central Business District today after a man wearing a balaclava attacked passersby on the busy street with a knife. Police said, man has been taken into custody, but the motive of the attack is not yet known. Images broadcast by local media showed the man running through […]

    148 arrested in Hong Kong during Monday’s protests: Police

    In Hong Kong, police today said that 148 people were arrested during a confrontation with protesters yesterday. At a press conference, the police revealed that they fired some 800 tear gas rounds at about a dozen locations as Hong Kong buckled under a general strike followed by the most widespread and sustained clashes so far. […]

    Egypt: At least 20 killed, 47 injured in car crash

    In Egypt, at least 20 people have been killed and 47 others injured when a speeding car driving against traffic crashed into three others causing a huge explosion in Cairo. Egyptian Health ministry today said the car collision happened just before midnight yesterday outside the National Cancer Institute in central Cairo. Egypt’s Prosecutor General has […]

    19 killed, 30 injured in multiple-car crash in Egypt

    In Egypt, at least 19 people were killed and 30 others injured in a multiple-car crash that set off an explosion and ignited a fire at country’s main cancer hospital in Cairo. In a statement, the Interior Ministry said that a vehicle driving outside the National Cancer Institute collided with up to three other vehicles, […]

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she has no intention to resign

    Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam today said that she has no intention to resign over protests against the controversial extradition bill. She condemned protesters for violence and disregard of the rights and freedoms of other people. She said protesters’ actions challenge the ‘one country, two systems’ principle and threaten Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability. […]

    Maldives sends former V Prez Ahmed Adeeb to detention center

    In Maldives, former vice president Ahmed Adeeb was taken to Dhoonidhoo detention center today after being returned to the country. Adeeb was arrested after fleeing to India to avoid questioning over the alleged embezzlement of state funds. India had refused entry to former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb on Thursday. Adeeb was brought to Male, the […]

    30 killed in two separate mass shooting incidents in US

    In United States, at least 30 people were killed and several others were injured in two separate mass shooting incidents within 24 hours. In the first incident, a 21-year-old gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso town in Texas, killing 20 people. The massacre happened last night, […]

    Russia protests: More than 600 people detained over unauthorised protest

    In Moscow, more than 600 people have been detained over an unauthorised protest amid reports of police violence. Protesters had gathered in the Russian capital today after authorities disqualified a number of opposition candidates from standing in local elections. Leading activist Lyubov Sobol was arrested before she could reach the rally, attended by 1,500 people. […]