Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

Mumbai Building Collapse Kills at Least 5, With Dozens More Trapped

NEW DELHI — A residential building in Mumbai, India’s busy financial center, collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least five people and trapping more than 40 others, officials said. The four-story building, which was estimated to be up to 100 years old, caved in around 11:40 a.m. in Dongri, a neighborhood in south Mumbai. Residents living […]

Burberry bounce helps to push European stocks to one-week high

(Reuters) – British fashion brand Burberry’s shares jumped on Tuesday, lifting other luxury goods makers, while upbeat earnings from big Wall Street banks spurred gains for the region’s lenders, driving major European markets to their highest closing levels in a week. Burberry’s shares (BRBY.L) surged 14.4%, their biggest one-day gain in 7 years, as quarterly […]

Fed's Powell reiterates pledge to act appropriately to support U.S. economy

PARIS (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reiterated pledges to “act as appropriate” to keep the U.S. economy humming in a speech on Tuesday that did not deviate from expectations that an interest rate cut is on the way. Many Fed officials said at their most recent meeting that concerns including a U.S. trade […]

Expect more rain, thundery showers in the next two weeks

SINGAPORE – More rain, with some thundery showers, can be expected in the later part of July, the Meteorological Service Singapore said on Tuesday (July 16). Widespread thundery showers, at times heavy, can be expected on two to three days due to large scale wind convergence over Singapore and the region. There could also be […]

Vietnam 'safeguarding waters' in reported South China Sea standoff

HANOI (DPA) – Vietnam is exercising its “sovereign rights and jurisdiction in a peaceful and lawful manner”, the government said on Tuesday (July 16) amid reports of a standoff between Vietnamese and Chinese naval forces in disputed waters in the South China Sea. In response to journalists’ questions about the reported standoff, Ministry of Foreign […]

160 maids and foreign workers repatriated since October for borrowing from loan sharks

SINGAPORE – About 160 foreign work pass holders – mostly foreign domestic workers – who borrowed money from unlicensed moneylenders and loan sharks have been repatriated since last October and barred from employment here. Also, two maids are being investigated by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for acting as brokers for licensed moneylenders and profiting […]

Cruel defeat for NZ (and no, it’s not the cricket)

Just as New Zealand is dealing with losing the Cricket World Cup to England, it’s suffered another blow: the country no longer has the “world’s steepest street”. For years, Dunedin’s Baldwin Street proudly held that title, and was listed in the Guinness Book of Records. But on Tuesday, the accolade went to a little lane […]

4 killed, dozens feared trapped as building collapses in India's Mumbai

MUMBAI (REUTERS) – A four-storey building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday (July 16), trapping dozens in the rubble, with at least four people confirmed dead, a fire department official said. “There are people trapped under the debris. Search and rescue operations are in progress,” said PS Rahangdale, chief fire officer in […]

Azmin's accuser, other PKR members among 6 arrested over sex videos

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysian police have arrested six people – including former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) youth leader Haziq Aziz – linked to a series of viral sex videos implicating the ruling party’s deputy president Azmin Ali. National criminal investigation chief Huzir Mohamed confirmed that “they are being remanded for six days” after being arrested […]