Toxic gas leak gives guests breathing problems at Sydney hotel

A worker accidentally mixed pool chlorine and hydrochloric acid, used as a cleaning agent, at the Pullman Hotel, Steve Vaughan, said acting superintendent of New South Wales Ambulance By: Reuters | Sydney | Updated: September 19, 2018 8:58:07 am About 30 people were affected, with symptoms ranging from eye irritation to breathing problems (Representational image)At least eight people […]

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Africa’s rapid population growth puts poverty progress at risk: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“The conclusion is clear: To continue improving the human condition, our task now is to help create opportunities in Africa’s fastest-growing, poorest countries,” Bill and Melinda Gates wrote in the introduction of the report. By: PTI | Washington | Published: September 18, 2018 2:27:04 pm Two waves of poverty reduction in China and India have contributed to the […]

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Hurricane Florence plows inland, leaving five dead, states flooded

Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with 120-mph winds as of Thursday, but dropped to a Category 1 hurricane before coming ashore near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington. By: Reuters | Wilmington | Published: September 15, 2018 9:16:11 am Florence plowed into the Carolinas and lumbered slowly inland on Friday, knocking down […]

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Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir dissolves government amid economic crisis

The announcement came just after Bashir called an emergency meeting of ruling party officials in the presidential palace on the back of growing economic concerns over price rises and shortages. By: Reuters | Khartoum | Published: September 10, 2018 7:40:48 am President Omar al-Bashir dissolved the Sudanese government on Sunday and named a new prime minister, moves aimed […]

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New York subpoenas 8 Catholic dioceses in sex abuse probe: report

The subpoenas are part of an ongoing civil investigation by Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office into how dioceses reviewed and potentially covered up allegations of extensive sexual abuse of minors, said the source, who asked not to be identified. By: Reuters | New York | Published: September 7, 2018 12:04:29 am New York’s attorney general has issued civil […]

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Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro stabbed during event

Bolsonaro’s son Flavio Bolsonaro has posted on Twitter that his father is doing fine. Flavio says: says the wound “was superficial and he is OK.” By: AP | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: September 7, 2018 1:28:14 am A leading presidential candidate in Brazil was stabbed during a campaign event. Numerous videos on social media show conservative Jair […]

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Eleven aboard flight from Dubai hospitalized in apparent flu outbreak

Around 106 people initially reported feeling sick during the flight but the “vast majority” were found to be free of any illness when screened. By: Reuters | New York | Published: September 6, 2018 8:13:41 am Eleven people on an Emirates airline flight were taken to a New York City hospital suffering flu-like symptoms on Wednesday after scores […]

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New UN human rights chief has survived torture herself

Bachelet herself was arrested along with her mother in 1975. She was a young member of the Socialist Party, and her time in a secret prison was an ordeal that she prefers not to talk about. By: AP | Santiago | Published: September 4, 2018 11:56:56 am Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was 23 years old when she […]

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Former Republican US Senator Jon Kyl to replace McCain; wins bipartisan praise

Jon Kyl, 76, served with McCain in the Senate and rose to the position of Republican whip, the second-highest leadership post in his party’s Senate leadership before retiring in 2013. By: Reuters | Phoenix | Published: September 5, 2018 12:17:03 am Former US Republican Senator Jon Kyl is Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s pick to fill the US Senate […]

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Petrol price would soon touch Rs 100 as also the rupee against US dollar, says Chandrababu Naid.

Petrol and diesel prices in the country touched their highest levels Monday mainly due to dramatic fall in rupee and a sharp rise in crude oil rates. By: PTI | Amaravati | Published: September 4, 2018 11:04:39 am Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Monday said the price of petrol would soon touch Rs 100 a litre […]

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