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WORLD News List


Spring storm hits US east coast with up to foot of snow

NEW YORK, March 22 (Bernama) -- The first day of spring Wednesday brought yet another snowstorm to the United States' east coast, causing travel chaos and widespread school and business closures, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.


Duterte says Philippines no longer to participate in any US-led wars

MANILA, March 22 (Bernama) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his country will no longer participate in any US-led war as it has gained nothing from its past participation "except brutality and agony", reported China's Xinhua news agency.


Back pain patients worldwide getting wrong treatment, says Aussie report

SYDNEY, March 22 (Bernama) -- Lower back pain affects 540 million people worldwide but patients are getting inappropriate tests and treatments including opioids and surgery, according to a latest Australian-led research, reported Xinhua news agency.


Online publication founder Janitskin to be extradited to Finland

HELSINKI, March 22 (Bernama) -- Ilja Janitskin, the founder of Finnish online publication MV-lehti will be extradited from Andorra to Finland, the Finnish Ministry of Justice said on Wednesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


Italy risks tens Of thousands of jobs on US steel tariffs

BRUSSELS, March 21 (Bernama) -- Italy risks tens of thousands of jobs over steel tariffs announced by the US on the European Union, according to steel group chief Emma Marcegaglia, reported Italy's ANSA news agency.


African countries sign agreement establishing continental FTA

KIGALI (Rwanda), March 21 (Bernama) -- Some 44 African countries on Wednesday signed an agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda.


Google pledges US$300 million to support journalism, fight fake news

NEW YORK, March 21 (Bernama) -- Google has said it will invest US$300 million in helping news organisations to fight fake news and grow their businesses, the Macedonian Information Agency (MIA) reported, citing BBC.