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WORLD News List


Policeman, 3 militants killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

SRINAGAR (Indian-controlled Kashmir), Oct 17 (Bernama) -- A policeman and three militants were killed Wednesday in a fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.


Poverty eliminated in another 85 Chinese counties

BEIJING, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- China announced Wednesday another 85 counties have been officially taken off the country's list of impoverished areas, marking further steps towards its goal of eradicating poverty by 2020, reported Xinhua.


Light quake jolts western Iran

TEHRAN, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale shook Qasr-e Shirin in Iran's Kermanshah Province on Wednesday, reported Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).


UNCTAD: FDI declining but has largely spared developing countries

By Manik Mehta

NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Bernama) – Foreign direct investment (FDI) has declined in the first half of 2018, dropping by 40 per cent on a year-on-year basis, says the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).


YouTube suffers temporary outage

SEOUL, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Global video streaming service YouTube suffered an outage Wednesday morning that lasted more than an hour, reported Yonhap news agency.


Sixty hectares battery gigafactory to be built in China

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) – A sixty hectares battery gigafactory will be constructed in the Yangtze river Delta, China with estimated total investments at €1.6 billion (RM7.68 billion). (€1 = RM4.80)


Brazilian President indicted for corruption, money-laundering

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Brazilian President Michel Temer has been indicted for corruption, money laundering and conspiracy to commit crimes, Brazil's Federal Police said on Tuesday.