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Asian markets fall sharply after US losses

Asian stocks slumped in early trade as concerns about higher US interest rates and a global trade war prompted investors to sell risk globally. Markets in Asia took their cue from US stocks, which suffered their...

Vaginal mesh implants: Australia apologises for ‘decades of pain’

The Australian government has issued a national apology to women affected by a vaginal mesh scandal, acknowledging decades of "agony and pain". Mesh implants are at the centre of health scandal affecting women around the...

Nikki Haley: US ambassador to UN resigns

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has announced she is resigning - after nearly two years in the post. President Donald Trump appeared in the Oval Office alongside Mrs Haley to say she had...

Hurricane Michael: ‘Monstrous’ storm set to hit Florida

Powerful Hurricane Michael is set to make landfall in Florida later on Wednesday, forcing mass evacuations in the southern US state. A category three storm with winds near 125mph (201km/h), Michael is expected to strengthen...

#MeToo firestorm consumes Bollywood and Indian media

India's #MeToo movement arrived in a cascade of allegations as women took to Twitter to call out comedians, journalists, authors, actors and filmmakers - in the process, they have sparked a debate about consent...

US trade war would make world ‘poorer and more dangerous’

The International Monetary Fund has warned a trade war between the US and China risks making the world a "poorer and more dangerous place" in its latest assessment of the global economy. The IMF has...

Trump apologises to Kavanaugh over ‘unfair’ treatment

President Donald Trump has apologised to his new Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh for what he described as a "campaign of lies" during the confirmation hearings. He was referring to the acrimonious debate over Mr...

Why is it so hard for Africans to visit other African countries?

Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote has said he needs 38 visas to travel within the continent on his Nigerian passport. Many European nationals, meanwhile, waltz into most Africans countries visa-free. African nations were supposed to...

Limousine crash leaves 20 dead in New York state

Twenty people have been killed in a crash involving a stretch limousine taking people to a party in the US state of New York, police say. All 18 people in the limousine died along with...

Brazil election: Far-right Jair Bolsonaro wins first round

The far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, has won the first round of Brazil's presidential election. He will face the left-wing Workers' Party candidate, Fernando Haddad, in the second round on 28 October after he failed to...

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