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India's controversial citizenship law sparks violent protests

India moved thousands of troops into Assam on Thursday as violent protests erupted against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries to seek Indian citizenship.

12 Dec 2019 9:39 am
As U.S. House impeachment looms, Senate, Trump grapple over next moves

As the U.S. House of Representatives moves closer to impeaching Donald Trump, larger questions loom in the Senate, where the president may be headed for a rare conflict with his Republican allies over how any trial will be conducted.

12 Dec 2019 12:54 am
Focus squarely on Trump as Dec 15 tariffs loom in U.S.-China trade war

U.S. President Donald Trump has days to decide whether to impose tariffs on nearly $160 billion in Chinese consumer goods just weeks before Christmas, a move that could be unwelcome in both the United States and China.

11 Dec 2019 4:19 pm
Ed Sheeran crowned UK's artist of the decade after 79 weeks at No 1

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has been named the UK's Official Number 1 Artist of the Decade after a record-breaking run of hits, the Official Charts Company said on Wednesday.

11 Dec 2019 4:04 pm
Afghan blasts kill one, injure scores in attack on key U.S. military base

Suicide blasts in Afghanistan killed one person and injured more than 60 in an attack on Wednesday on the United States' main military base of Bagram that was repulsed after a 30-minute clash, Afghan and NATO officials said.

11 Dec 2019 3:15 pm
Myanmar's Suu Kyi leads genocide defence at World Court

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace prize laureate, arrived at the World Court on Wednesday, to lead her country's defence against accusations of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

11 Dec 2019 2:36 pm
Foreign experts quit Hong Kong police probe questioning its independence

Foreign experts said they had quit advising a Hong Kong police watchdog on Wednesday due to doubts over its independence and ability to conduct an investigation into police conduct during months of anti-government protests.

11 Dec 2019 2:28 pm
Cricket: India opener Dhawan to miss West Indies ODIs, Agarwal in

India's opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan needs more time to recover from a knee injury and will miss the three-match one-day international series against West Indies, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Wednesday.

11 Dec 2019 2:16 pm
Law enforcement needs exemptions in India's privacy bill, senior official says

Allowing law enforcement to commit authorised privacy violations will ensure investigations are not hindered, a senior government official told Reuters on Wednesday, amid worries that India's privacy law will increase state surveillance.

11 Dec 2019 2:10 pm
Tremors worsen on New Zealand volcano island, prevent recovery of bodies

Increasing tremors on a volcanic island in New Zealand on Wednesday prevented the recovery of the bodies of eight people thought to be left on the island, two days after an eruption engulfed dozens of tourists in steam and hot ash.

11 Dec 2019 11:01 am
Bougainville backs independence from Papua New Guinea with near unanimous support

The South Pacific islands of Bougainville have overwhelmingly voted to be independent from Papua New Guinea, the referendum commission said on Wednesday, in a historic poll that will embolden separatists as they start negotiating the terms of their sovereignty.

11 Dec 2019 10:43 am
Reserve Bank of India February rate cut on a knife's edge: Reuters poll

A February Reserve Bank of India rate cut is on a knife's edge, with just under half of economists polled expecting easing at that meeting, and is highly likely by the middle of next year, according to a Reuters poll.

11 Dec 2019 8:58 am
U.S. judge blocks $3.6 billion transfer to Mexican border wall

A federal judge on Tuesday issued a permanent injunction barring President Donald Trump's attempt to transfer $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

11 Dec 2019 7:56 am
Canada parliament votes for committee to probe China relations in defeat for Trudeau

Canadian legislators on Tuesday delivered Prime Minister Justin Trudeau his first parliamentary defeat since his re-election by approving the creation of a special committee to examine relations with China, which is locked in a dispute with Ottawa.

11 Dec 2019 7:29 am
Tremors at New Zealand volcano island hinder recovery of bodies

Increasing tremors on a volcanic island in New Zealand have hampered efforts by authorities to recover the bodies of eight people thought to be left on the island, two days after it erupted, engulfing dozens of tourists in steam and hot ash.

11 Dec 2019 7:25 am
House Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges; White House looks to Senate fight

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives announced formal impeachment charges against Donald Trump on Tuesday, setting the stage for a battle in the Senate that the White House said would fully exonerate the Republican president.

10 Dec 2019 10:55 pm
India's privacy bill seeks access to users' data from companies

Changes to India's privacy bill could cause trouble for Facebook , Google and others as proposals include government powers to request user data to help forge policies.

10 Dec 2019 7:55 pm
India's automobile sales fall for 13th straight month - industry body

India's domestic passenger vehicle sales fell in November for a 13th consecutive month with no sign of an immediate recovery, an auto industry body said on Tuesday.

10 Dec 2019 6:42 pm
Yes Bank yet to decide on Braich's $1.2 billion offer in crucial fund raise

India's Yes Bank Ltd said on Tuesday it was still discussing a $1.2 billion offer from Canadian investor Erwin Singh Braich and Hong Kong-based SPGP Holdings as part of a $2 billion capital raise it announced last month.

10 Dec 2019 6:36 pm