Nigeria’s President Buhari says will soon sign up to African free-trade agreement

Buhari’s government had refused to join a continental free-trade zone established in March, on the grounds that it wishes to defend its own businesses and industry. By: Reuters | Abuja | Updated: July 12, 2018 11:14:27 am Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday the country will sign up soon to a $3 trillion African free-trade agreement. Nigeria […]

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Japan flood toll nears 200, sun scorches thousands battling thirst

More than 200,000 households had no water a week after torrential rains caused floods and set off landslides across western Japan .By: Reuters | Kurashiki | Published: July 12, 2018 10:02:57 am People walk around a housing area after flood waters receded in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, western Japan Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (Yohei Nishimura/Kyodo News via AP) Intense […]

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Indian Railways to launch Shri Ramayana Express — All you need to know about it

The Indian Railways is introducing a special tourist train this November which will visit places associated with the mythological character Lord Ram. By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 11, 2018 11:24:01 am The Indian Railways is introducing a special tourist train this November which will visit places associated with Hindu epic Ramayana. The Shri […]

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South Africa: 20 injured in plane crash outside capital Pretoria

20 people are reportedly injured in the plane crash as emergency services rush to the spot outside Pretoria. By: Reuters | Johannesburg | Updated: July 10, 2018 9:08:39 pm An aircraft crashed outside South Africa’s capital Pretoria on Tuesday, injuring 20 people with at least one in a critical condition, emergency medical services ER24 said on Tuesday. ER24 […]

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Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan sworn in with new presidential powers

The post of prime minister has been scrapped and the president will now be able to select his own cabinet, regulate ministries and remove civil servants, all without parliamentary approval. By: Reuters | Ankara | Updated: July 9, 2018 9:57:11 pm Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in again as Turkey’s president on Monday, assuming sweeping powers he won in […]

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Kerala police to public: Don’t answer calls from phone numbers starting with +5, +4

The directive comes in the backdrop of several people reporting that they were receiving such calls from numbers starting with +5 and +4 as though they appear to be from countries like Bolivia. The dialing code in Bolivia is +591. By: Express Web Desk | Kochi | Updated: July 9, 2018 3:41:13 pm The Kerala Police issued a […]

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Japan races to find survivors of floods that killed nearly 100, toll highest since 2004

The death toll from the rains reached at least 94 after floodwaters forced several million people from their homes, NHK national television said, the highest toll since 98 people were killed in a typhoon in 2004. By: Reuters | Japan | Updated: July 9, 2018 9:38:13 am Rescuers in Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing […]

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Andhra hands over 3 lakh houses to poor, all registered in women’s names

Officials claimed it was the largest number of homes to be handed over to beneficiaries in one go in the country. Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Published: July 6, 2018 9:09:57 am The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday handed over more than 3 lakh houses to eligible beneficiaries in 13 districts of the state. A majority […]

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South Korea’s summer power supply seen stable on higher nuclear power generation

The country’s summer power demand is forecast to peak at 88,300 megawatt (MW) in the second and third weeks of August, up by 3,710 MW from last year, the energy ministry said in a statement. By: Reuters | Seoul | Published: July 5, 2018 9:35:55 am South Korea is expected to have stable electricity supply this summer, buoyed […]

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