Blast in a China chemical plant kills 19, injures 12

It is not yet clear what caused Thursday evening’s blast at Yibin Hengda Technology in an industrial park several hours southeast of Chengdu, the capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, authorities in Jiang’an county said. By: Reuters | Shanghai/beijing | Updated: July 13, 2018 12:08:25 pm An explosion at a chemical plant in China has killed 19 […]

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Donald Trump blasts UK PM Theresa May’s Brexit plan, says it puts trade deal in doubt

Donald Trump said May’s plans for a business-friendly Brexit would leave it too close to the EU to allow a new trans-Atlantic trade deal to be struck. By: Reuters | Published: July 13, 2018 9:36:09 am US President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if London went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa […]

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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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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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Facebook has discontinued its helicopter drone project: Report

By: IANS | San Francisco | Published: July 10, 2018 2:46:29 pm Facebook discontinued last year a small helicopter drone project that could temporarily replace cellular services in emergency situations, The Verge reported. The project was discontinued a few months after being shown off at the F8 developer conference in May of 2017, said the […]

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India vs England: Joe Root will be spurred on by T20 axe, says Paul Farbrace

By: Reuters | Published: July 10, 2018 2:57:25 pm Joe Root’s exclusion from the Twenty20 series decider against India on Sunday will fuel the England test captain’s desire to improve going into this week’s opening one-day international between the sides, interim head coach Paul Farbrace has said. Root, a staple of the England batting line-up […]

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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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