Eight die in fire at hotel in Ukraine

Published On: August 17, 2019 06:41 PM NPT By: Reuters

KIEV, Aug 17: Eight people died and 10 more were injured in a fire early on Saturday in a private hotel in the southern Ukrainian port of Odessa, Ukraine’s emergencies service said.

LONDON, August 17: Standard Chartered PLC is facing a fine for failing to prevent sanctions breaches, Sky News reported on Saturday.

Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

Published On: August 17, 2019 03:15 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Aug 17:  President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation’s strong growth and low unemployment rate.

HONG KONG, Aug 17: Over a thousand Hong Kong school teachers braved thunderstorms on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government demonstrations that some activists fear could see tougher police tactics on the city’s streets.

Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

Published On: August 17, 2019 12:23 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW DELHI, August 17: Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir on Saturday began restoring landline phone services after a nearly two-week unprecedented security crackdown and news blackout following a decision to downgrade the majority-Muslim region’s autonomy.

MELBOURNE, Aug 17: A 23-yeard-old man was charged late on Friday with the murder of an Australian tourist in New Zealand’s coastal town of Raglan on the North Island, the police said.

EL PASO, TEXAS, Aug 17: When Jordan Ballard read that one of the victims of the El Paso massacre had few relatives and the public was invited to her funeral, the Los Angeles resident bought a plane ticket and flew to Texas to honor a woman she had never met.

HONG KONG, Aug 17: French “spiderman” climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to hoist a flag symbolizing reconciliation between China and the territory as weeks of escalating pro-democracy protests show no signs of abating.

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, sources familiar with the situation said.

Mudslides isolate 300 tourists in Alaska national park

Published On: August 17, 2019 10:41 AM NPT By: Associated Press

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska, Aug 17: Three hundred tourists are stranded in a national park in Alaska after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage a road.