G20 nations warn of Brexit risk to global growth

Chengdu (China) (AFP) – Britain’s vote to leave the European Union heightens risks for the world economy, finance chiefs from the G20 group of leading countries said Sunday at a meeting in China. The outcome of last month’s referendum “adds … Continue reading


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China builds massive seaplane: state media

Beijing (AFP) – China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country’s program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms. The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China … Continue reading


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War veterans attack 'beginning of the end' for Mugabe: analysts

Harare (AFP) – Zimbabwe’s war veterans’ surprise attack on President Robert Mugabe signals the “beginning of the end” for the long-time leader, already buckling under pressure from a restive population angry over worsening economic woes. In a rare public rebuke … Continue reading


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Olympic medal-deprived India battles poor facilities

New Delhi (AFP) – In an old ring on a dusty field India’s elite boxers are hard at work, hoping to one day end the country’s dismal Olympic medal record, despite the sub-standard training facilities. Rohit Tokas and other national-level … Continue reading


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Argentine mothers hold mass breastfeeding protest

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Hundreds of women turned out in Argentina to breastfeed in public, in protest at the removal of a mother for nursing publicly in a Buenos Aires square last week. Waving signs that read “No repression; nursing … Continue reading


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Thousands in funeral march for slain Cambodia activist

Phnom Penh (AFP) – Tens of thousands of Cambodians poured onto the streets of Phnom Penh on Sunday for the funeral procession of a prominent political analyst murdered in a brazen daylight shooting that shocked the Southeast Asian nation. Kem … Continue reading


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Be prepared for mines, mullahs: Afghan Scouts' reborn

Kabul (AFP) – In his blue cap and green Scouts shirt, 16-year-old Aref Qasemi sits in a room in Kabul with dozens of other boys and girls, his eyes barely making it over the shoulders of his fellow Scouts. Under … Continue reading


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Marvel serves star-studded surprises at Comic-Con for new film slate

Amid fog and lasers on Saturday, Marvel gave frenzied fans at Comic-Con their first look at a new Black Panther movie cast, the mysterious Doctor Strange, a Spider-Man teen movie and an Oscar-winning actress as the new Captain Marvel. The … Continue reading


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Marvel serves star-studded surprises at Comic-Con for new film slate

Amid fog and lasers on Saturday, Marvel gave frenzied fans at Comic-Con their first look at a new Black Panther movie cast, the mysterious Doctor Strange, a Spider-Man teen movie and an Oscar-winning actress as the new Captain Marvel. The … Continue reading


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Clouds gather for Turkey economy after attempted coup

Ankara (AFP) – A six percent loss in value of its currency, a plunge on the stock market and a downgrade by a key ratings agency. The last week alone has shown that life is not going to be easy … Continue reading


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CEO Secrets: Lily Cole shares three tips for business success

Model, actor and entrepreneur Lily Cole offers the business advice she wishes she had been given before she started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets. Her latest business venture is the social network Impossible. BBC News caught up … Continue reading


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Airport expansion decision needed 'urgently' – MPs

The government must make an “urgent and immediate decision” on airport expansion in south-east England, a group of cross-party MPs have said. The British Infrastructure Group (BIG) report says a lack of runway capacity at Heathrow is causing “substantial damage … Continue reading


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