China Sees Surge In HIV/Cases

China Sees Surge In HIV/Cases

China has announced a 14% jump in the number of its citizens who are living with HIV and Aids. More than 820,000 people are affected in the country, health officials say. About 40,000 new cases were reported in the second quarter of 2018 alone. The vast majority of new cases were transmitted through sex, marking […]

US-Iran: John Bolton Warns Iran of ‘Hell to Pay’ If Crossed

US-Iran: John Bolton Warns Iran of ‘Hell to Pay’ If Crossed

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Iran’s rulers that there will be “hell to pay” if they harm the US, its citizens or allies. His comments came hours after President Donald Trump accused Iran of sowing “chaos, death and destruction” across the Middle East. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responded by criticising the Trump […]

Top US Official Denies Plot to Oust Trump

Top US Official Denies Plot to Oust Trump

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has denied a report that he discussed invoking a constitutional clause to oust President Donald Trump. America’s second most senior law official said the allegation was “inaccurate and factually incorrect”. The New York Times, citing anonymous sources, also said Mr Rosenstein had suggested secretly recording Mr Trump to expose […]

Former Rap Mogul to Serve 28 Years

Former Rap Mogul to Serve 28 Years

Former US rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge over a hit-and-run incident in 2015. The Death Row Records founder made the plea to avoid charges of murdering one man and attempting to murder a second with his pick-up truck in Los Angeles. The incident happened after an […]

NASA Launches Ice Laser Into Space

NASA Launches Ice Laser Into Space

The American space agency has launched a laser into orbit to measure the condition of Earth’s ice cover. The satellite mission, called ICESat-2, should provide more precise information on how these frozen surfaces are being affected by global warming. Antarctica, Greenland and the ice floating on the Arctic Ocean have all lost volume in recent […]

Alibaba Chairman To Step Down Next Year

Alibaba Chairman To Step Down Next Year

Jack Ma, the executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has said he plans to step down in a year. The news, in a letter sent by Mr Ma to Alibaba customers and shareholders, follows conflicting reports over the weekend on the timing of his exit. Mr Ma, one of China’s richest men, will hand […]

Trump Denies He Wanted Syria Leader Killed

Trump Denies He Wanted Syria Leader Killed

US President Donald Trump has denied assertions by prominent journalist Bob Woodward in his new book that he ordered the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Mr Trump said the idea was “never even discussed” with defence officials. Defence Secretary James Mattis has also denied words attributed to him in Woodward’s book. The book Fear: […]

Argentina to Axe Half Its Minister

Argentina to Axe Half Its Minister

Argentina has announced austerity measures in a bid to tackle the “emergency” created by the country’s currency crisis. In a televised address, President Mauricio Macri said Argentina could not keep spending more than it earned. Taxes on exports of some grains and other products will rise and “about half” of the nation’s government ministries will […]

Trump Issues Warning To Internet Giants

Trump Issues Warning To Internet Giants

US President Donald Trump has warned Google, Twitter and Facebook they are “treading on troubled territory” amid a row over perceived bias. He said they had to be “very careful”, after earlier accusing Google of rigging the search results for the phrase “Trump news”. An aide said the administration was “looking into” the issue of […]

US Senator John McCain Dies Aged 81

US Senator John McCain Dies Aged 81

Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81. Mr McCain died on Saturday in Arizona surrounded by his family, a statement from his office said. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017 and had been undergoing medical treatment. His family announced on Friday […]

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