Nadda, an affable but firm leader
by Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi on January 21, 2020 at 2:50 am
NEW DELHI: Jagat Prakash Nadda, an affable, soft-spoken and ever-smiling leader, has the reputation of being assertive and firm but in a diplomatic way. Like his predecessor Amit Shah, Nadda, 59, cut his teeth in the rough and tumble of student politics as ...
'People are resilient': Nashville woman in the Philippines as Taal Volcano erupted
on January 21, 2020 at 2:19 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Nashville resident is relieved to be home after the Taal Volcano erupted, turning her trip into chaos. As Cora Newcomb traveled from Tennessee to the Philippines, she never expected her fun-filled vacation plans would end up ...
Monarchy and Illuminati: why a Thai party may be banned
on January 21, 2020 at 2:10 am
BANGKOK (Reuters) - The fate of a high-profile opposition party in Thailand will be decided on Tuesday when a court rules on whether to disband the Future Forward Party over accusations it seeks to overthrow the monarchy. FILE PHOTO - Thailand's ...
'The damage is already done': Indigenous man arrested with granddaughter rejects BMO apology
by Simon Little on January 21, 2020 at 2:03 am
The B.C. Indigenous man who was handcuffed with his 12-year-old granddaughter while the pair were trying to open an account at a Vancouver BMO branch says he doesn't accept the apology bank executives made last week.
Australian bushfires hit coal output, hazardous conditions to return
by Byron Kaye on January 21, 2020 at 2:03 am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Mining giant BHP Group (BHP.AX) said on Tuesday that poor air quality caused by smoke from Australia's bushfires is hurting coal production, as authorities cautioned a reprieve from hazardous fire conditions could end within days.
Former councillor takes poke at council's parental leave program
by Sue-Ann Levy on January 21, 2020 at 1:50 am
A former midtown councillor says she returned to work a week after having her youngest daughter in April 2016. Christin Greb told the Toronto Sun that one Tuesday, after she had her daughter, she attended the board of health meeting, or at least part of it.
South Korea's Chip Exports Set to Rise First Time Since 2018
by Sam Kim on January 21, 2020 at 1:41 am
Early South Korea trade figures for January show the country's chip exports may be headed for the first monthly gain since late 2018, offering another sign that a recovery in global manufacturing is picking up momentum. Shipments of semiconductors during ...
Vancouver public gives the Granville Bridge's first redesign a resounding 'no'
by Frances Bula on January 21, 2020 at 1:40 am
The Granville Bridge gets only a fraction of the foot traffic that Vancouver's other two bridges linking the city's downtown with many of its residential neighbourhoods get, but an early plan to improve the situation by turning part of the bridge into a tree-lined ...
Kelvin and Tracy vie for leadership of PNM Tobago Council...again
by Dareece Polo on January 21, 2020 at 1:31 am
The Tobago Council of the People's National Movement (PNM) will head back to the polls on February 2, 2020, to elect a new political leader. This was announced via a tweet by the Deputy Governor of Tobago Development, Stephon Isaac. The candidates ...
Pakistan to focus on buying more time in FATF meeting
by Mehtab Haider on January 21, 2020 at 1:31 am
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar and his team will defend Pakistan's performance on 22 points at FATF's (Financial Action Task Force) joint group meeting starting today (Tuesday) in Beijing, with a focus on buying more time, ...
Combined Wealth Of Indian Billionaires Is More Than The Union Budget 2018-19: Report
by Noor Khan on January 21, 2020 at 1:25 am
Around 4.6 billion people, who make up 60 per cent of the planet's population, have less wealth than the combined worth of world's 2,153 billionaires, according to the Time To Care 2020 report by Oxfam. The report also states that by getting just the richest 1 ...
Australia to Screen Some Flights From China, Warns Coronavirus Difficult to Stop
on January 21, 2020 at 1:24 am
SYDNEY — Australia will begin screening passengers arriving from a Chinese city in a bid to stop the spread of a new coronavirus, the country's chief medical officer said on Tuesday, although authorities warned that an outbreak would be hard to prevent.
Auckland ferry commuters furious over delays caused by cruise ships
by Bernard Orsman on January 21, 2020 at 1:19 am
Ferry commuters in Auckland are fuming because of delays caused by cruise ships berthing in the city. One commuter told the Herald seven ferries were slowly circling the inner harbour this morning while the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship berthed at Princes ...
Africa's Richest Woman Is Barred From Her Bank and Under Investigation
by Michael Forsythe on January 21, 2020 at 1:11 am
Isabel dos Santos, Africa's richest woman and the daughter of Angola's former president, is under scrutiny by her bank and the Angolan government after a leak of more than 700,000 documents showed how she exploited the country's wealth to enrich herself.
Sri Lanka flooded with twins for attempted record-breaking gathering
by Louis Casiano on January 21, 2020 at 1:02 am
An attempt to set the Guinness World Record in Sri Lanka for the largest gathering of twins ran into issues after too many pairs showed up, giving event organizers a dose of double trouble. The bigger-than-expected crowd gathered in a stadium in the Sri ...
'Gross mismanagement': Green forestry policies blamed for fueling Australian bush fires
by Valerie Richardson on January 21, 2020 at 12:49 am
Australia's catastrophic bush fires have been widely blamed on human-caused climate change, but evidence is mounting that the devastation has more to do with environmentalist policies than fossil fuel emissions. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ...
Ukrainians React to Iran's Admission of Guilt in Shooting Down Airliner
by Nolan Peterson on January 21, 2020 at 12:45 am
KYIV, Ukraine—Ukrainians of all generations know what it's like to have a war in their homeland. In World War II, Ukraine was the deadliest battlefield of the deadliest war in human history. And today, just 400 miles southeast of Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv, ...
Moody's cuts Hong Kong's rating to 'Aa3' as protests continue
on January 21, 2020 at 12:45 am
(Reuters) - Moody's downgraded Hong Kong's credit rating one notch to “Aa3” from “Aa2” on Monday, saying its view on the strength in the Chinese-ruled city's institutions and governance is “lower than previously estimated.” Anti-government protesters attend ...
'I had a cardiac arrest and a vet saved my life'
on January 21, 2020 at 12:43 am
When Mike Pinkerton called in at his local vet to pick up some food for his cat, Chewie, little did he know that he would be the one receiving treatment. His day had begun like any normal Saturday. An hour earlier, he had taken his four-year-old son Joel to ...
Farm fears over National Trust plans to plant 20 million trees
by Aled Scourfield on January 21, 2020 at 12:26 am
Plans to plant more than 20 million trees could be damaging for Welsh farmers, a union has warned. The National Trust wants to create 18,000 hectares (44,478 acres)of new woodland across Wales, England and Northern Ireland by 2030. President of the ...