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Boeing seeks to reduce scope, duration of some physical tests for newaircraft

Boeing Co engineers are reducing the scope and duration of certain costly physical tests used to certify the planemaker’s new aircraft, according to industry sources and regulatory officials. But the strategy could be at risk if regulators and U.S. lawmakers probing two deadly Boeing plane...

Monday, June 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Cuba Gooding Jr. charged with groping a woman

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. was charged on Thursday with groping a woman at a Manhattan bar last weekend, New York City police said. The “Jerry Maguire” actor faces one misdemeanor account of forcible touching in an incident on Sunday when an unidentified woman said Gooding touched her...

Monday, June 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Style tips every woman should know

Being able to dress chic and stylish every day is a skill which can be difficult to master. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the top 15 style tips that every woman should know. While they may seem small and simple, these handy tips will revolutionise the way that you dress on a daily basis....

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 4:53 PM

Hong Kong extradition: Police and protesters clash

Hong Kong police have used pepper spray and batons to stop protesters storming parliament amid growing anger over a controversial extradition bill. Protesters have blocked key roads around government buildings and threw bricks and projectiles at police. The government is still pushing for the...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 11:07 AM

18-year-old Mwansa receives a standing ovation at Women Deliver Conference from Trudeau & Kenyatta

18-year-old Natasha Mwansa from Zambia received a standing ovation at the Women Deliver Conference from Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Women Deliver 2019 Conference is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and takes place in...

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 10:23 AM

Death toll in Sudan army attack jumps as China, Russia block UN action

Doctors in Sudan say the number of people killed since security forces stormed a protest camp in the capital has jumped to at least 60, as European countries condemned the crackdown against the pro-democracy protesters but the UN Security Council failed to reach a position. The death toll rise...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 12:23 PM

Liverpool’s European Cup win comes on a journey that is far from over

MADRID – And now, after a 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur, it is six European Cups for Liverpool. With Barcelona and Bayern Munich left behind, ahead are Milan – just one away – and then 13-time winners Real Madrid, who have owned the European Cup competition like no others. No...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Liverpool too strong for Tottenham as Klopp’s men win Champions League

Mohamed Salah scored one of the fastest ever goals in a Champions League final and Divock Origi struck late as Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid on Saturday and won the trophy for the sixth time. Less than two minutes had been played when Salah smashed in his spot-kick after Moussa...

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 12:22 AM

BlackBerry Messenger shuts down: What you need to know

The consumer version of Blackberry Messenger is shutting down today.  Friday is the last day for users to download photos, videos and files so they're not lost. Contacts, Stickers and Feeds can't be exported. BBM is offering refunds for Stickers but not...

Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:06 PM

Digital IDs could save Africa $50bn annually, report shows

Economic Commission for Africa’s economic report on Africa 2019 shows that digitising tax administration and investing in data collection could help to broaden the tax base. Around 500m Africans have no official ID, which contributes to their exclusion from banking systems. Implementing...

Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

Chelsea thrash Arsenal to win Europa League

Chelsea hammered their London rivals Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League thanks to two goals from Eden Hazard, possibly making his last appearance for the Blues, and one apiece for Olivier Giroud and Pedro. Chelsea destroyed Arsenal with four second-half goals that handed coach Maurizio Sarri...

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

AfDB calls for increased focus on building climate change resilience

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has said that Africa must be more active in finding solutions to climate change challenges. This was at the bank’s symposium themed around Climate Change and Green Growth Day held at the Abidjan headquarters.  “As a continent,...

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Sadc rejects Burundi's application to join bloc

WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob yesterday revealed that the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc), of which he is chairman, has rejected the latest application by Burundi to become part of the regional bloc. Burundi’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ezechiel Nibigira paid a courtesy call...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 2:55 PM

Africa must unleash the power of its financial markets

With Africa’s population expected to overtake China’s by 2025, the continent’s economic potential is undeniable. At a time of slowing global growth, the world is starting to take notice of Africa’s fast-growing population and markets, and the opportunities they hold....

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Divided pro-EU leaders open talks after tense election

BRUSSELS – Parties committed to closer European Union integration began bargaining over jobs and policy on Monday after an election to the EU parliament which fragmented the centre but gave only limited gains to nationalists. National leaders of the bloc, many of whom hailed the vote as a...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

China accuses U.S. officials of misleading public on trade war

China on Friday accused U.S. officials of lying to the public about their trade war, as rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies kept financial markets in a state of unease. Talks to end the trade dispute collapsed earlier this month, with the two sides in a stalemate over U...

Monday, May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

China denounces U.S. claims about Huawei ties to Beijing

China on Friday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for fabricating rumors after he said the chief executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was lying about his company’s ties to the Beijing government. The United States placed Huawei on a trade blacklist last week,...

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

UK: Theresa May announces her resignation

Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close. Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been “the honour of my life” to serve as...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 11:56 AM

DR Congo's Moise Katumbi returns home from exile

Thousands of people welcomed Moise Katumbi, a prominent rival of former DR Congo president Joseph Kabila, as he landed at Lubumbashi airport on Monday after three years in self-imposed exile. Katumbi, a wealthy businessman and former governor of Katanga province in the southeast of the country,...

Monday, May 20, 2019, 3:47 PM

Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over Holocaust report

Al Jazeera has suspended two journalists over a video that downplayed and misrepresented the Holocaust. The Qatar-based network announced the disciplinary action in a statement on Sunday. The video, published on Al Jazeera's online Arabic news platform, AJ+, "contravened its editorial...

Monday, May 20, 2019, 9:39 AM

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