Sri Lanka Launches China-Led Investment Zone Amid Protests

Sri Lankan police used tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to disperse hundreds of demonstrators protesting against a planned investment zone.

08 January 2017 | 11:00 AM


Britain's Health Service in a 'Humanitarian Crisis': Red Cross

Britain's health service is engulfed in a "humanitarian crisis" that requires the support of the Red Cross.

08 January 2017 | 10:00 AM


US EPA Head's Top Regret: Failing to Connect With Rural America

Among the millions of rural Americans who voted for incoming president Donald Trump, the US Environmental Protection Agency's legacy of hard-nosed regulation earned it a reputation as a jobs killer - a fact that outgoing EPA Director Gina McCarthy says could prove to be one of her biggest regrets.

08 January 2017 | 09:00 AM


China Dec Forex Reserves Fall Less Than Expected to $3.011 Trillion

China's foreign exchange reserves fell for a sixth straight month in December but by less than expected to the lowest since February 2011, as authorities stepped in to support the yuan ahead of US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

08 January 2017 | 08:00 AM


Migrant Death Toll Rises by a Third in 2016, Fueled by Mediterranean Drownings

A record 7,495 refugee and migrant deaths were recorded worldwide last year - almost a third higher than in 2015 - with the vast majority perishing in the Mediterranean Sea, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday (06/01).

08 January 2017 | 07:00 AM


State Aims to Raise Pulse Output to Help India Reach Self-Sufficiency Goal

The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh aims to raise production of pulses by 60 percent in the next three years to help Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieve his goal of making the country self-sufficient in the staple, the state's chief minister said.

08 January 2017 | 06:00 AM


US Ambassadors Appointed by Obama Must Quit by Inauguration Day

US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has issued a blanket mandate for politically appointed ambassadors installed by President Barack Obama to leave their posts by Inauguration Day, the US ambassador to New Zealand said on Friday (06/01).

08 January 2017 | 05:00 AM


Philippine Troops Kill Two Linked to Group Supporting Islamic State

Philippine security forces on Saturday (07/01) killed a foreign national and his female companion who were suspected of being connected to a militant group supporting Islamic State, police officials said, two days after the group's leader was also killed.

08 January 2017 | 04:00 AM


Ghana's New President Akufo-Addo Says Will Cut Taxes

Ghana's new President Nana Akufo-Addo pledged to cut taxes to boost the economy at his swearing in ceremony on Saturday (07/01), whilst also promising to protect the public purse by getting value for money on services.

08 January 2017 | 03:00 AM


US Intel Report: Putin Directed Cyber Campaign to Help Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign, US intelligence agencies said in an assessment.

08 January 2017 | 02:00 AM