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Chinese yuan strengthens to 27-month high against USD


China’s economy expanded 6.9 percent in the first half, above the target of around 6.5 for the year The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi (the yuan) advanced for the fifth consecutive trading day to a 27-month high against the U.S. dollar. According to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System, the rise came after the yuan advanced 93 ... Read More »

Tsunami warning lifted after large earthquake strikes off Alaska


People were alerted by text messages and those in affected areas have been urged to seek high ground A powerful earthquake having magnitude 8.2 struck about 250 kilometres southeast of Chiniak, Alaska, early today. Authorities prompted warnings of a possible tsunami down the west coast of North America. However, the tsunami alerts were cancelled “because additional information and analysis have better defined ... Read More »

Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million after pay gap controversy


The Time’s up initiative was unveiled by more than 300 major showbiz personalities American actor Mark Wahlberg announced $1.5m (£1m) donation to the Time’s Up legal defence fund for victims of sexual harassment following a controversy over the massive pay gap between him and a female co-star. The Time’s Up campaign is a movement against sexual harassment that was founded at the ... Read More »

Pakistan considers NATO offer to ship Afghan supplies through Gwadar Port

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Pakistan has considered the safest and cheapest route to resupply NATO troops Pakistani authorities are considering North Atlantic Treaty Organization – NATO’s offer to use Afghan supplies through Gwadar Port. According to Pakistan authorities, the US-led NATO military coalition in Afghanistan has offered to import vital supplies vital supplies by the southwestern port of Gwadar, contacting it a lot shorter and economically ... Read More »

Southern California mudslides, flooding leave at least 13 dead


About 5.5 inches of rain had fallen in parts of Ventura County over two days in southern California At least 13 people have been died after a powerful winter storm drenching Southern California sent mud, rocks and debris plummeting down wildfire-scarred hillsides and into several neighbourhoods, some of which house lavish celebrity homes. According to local media in just a ... Read More »

Trump threatens to cut US aid to Palestinians over Jerusalem row

Trump threatens to cut US aid to Palestinians over Jerusalem row

We pay the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars a year and get no appreciation or respect President Trump threatened to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority amid a backlash over his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that has threatened to undermine potential peace talks in the Middle East. On Twitter, ... Read More »

Snowden’s new App turns smartphones into security systems

Snowden's new App turns smartphones into security systems

Edward Snowden just launched an app that turns any Android device into a remote security camera The National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and activist against digital surveillance created his own security and surveillance system. It’s an open-source app designed to use a phone’s hardware into a full surveillance system and has been called Haven that aims to protect laptops ... Read More »

Muslim teenage girl assaulted in Florida Park


The video has been shared over 8,000 times and viewed more than 300,000 times on Facebook A video shows the beating of 14-year-old West Boca High School student at the hands of a group of teenage girls at the Sunset Cove Amphitheatre Park. In the 53-second video, one teen pulls the Muslim girl by the hair and drags her to ... Read More »

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