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Jim Yong Kim resigns as World Bank president

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, who was at odds with the Trump administration’s policies on climate change, will resign effective Feb. 1, more than three years ahead of his term’s expiration, the multilateral lender said on Monday. Kim, 59, a physician and public health...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 9:44 AM

Ellen DeGeneres receives backlash for supporting Kevin Hart over Oscars controversy

Ellen Degeneres has been blasted online for backing Kevin Hart to return as the 2019 Oscars host after he stepped down from the job following controversy over his old tweets. The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor walked away from hosting the Academy Awards in December (18) after offensive...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Chinese tech investors flee Silicon Valley

New Trump administration policies aimed at curbing China’s access to American innovation have all but halted Chinese investment in U.S. technology startups, as both investors and startup founders abandon deals amid scrutiny from Washington. Chinese venture funding in U.S. startups...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Golden Globes 2019 winners

The Golden Globes kicked off the show business awards season on January 6, with Hollywood in the mood for a party, and with plenty to celebrate. Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody was the surprise winner of two major prizes at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards. The Freddie Mercury biopic took home the...

Monday, January 7, 2019, 10:41 AM

Malaysia king: Sultan Muhammad V abdicates in historic first

Malaysia's king, Sultan Muhammad V, has unexpectedly abdicated in an historic first. No Malaysian monarch has stepped away from the throne since the country gained independence from the UK more than 60 years ago. The National Palace did not give a reason for his resignation but said it would...

Monday, January 7, 2019, 9:59 AM

UPDATE: Gabon arrests military officers accused of attempted coup

UPDATED: Four of five Gabon military officers who attempted a coup in the early hours of Monday morning have been arrested at the radio station they briefly took control of, government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told Reuters. A fifth officer fled and is being searched for, he said. -- There...

Monday, January 7, 2019, 9:48 AM

Consuming too much tea and juice ‘raises your risk of kidney disease by putting stress on the organ’ - study

Sugar-laden drinks, fruit juices, beer and even tea can increase your risk of kidney disease, a study has found. Fizzy and sweetened fruit drinks are the main culprit. Researchers say people who regularly drink them face a 61 per cent higher risk. However, their findings also showed that beer and...

Monday, January 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

Amazing health benefits of tomatoes

Turns out the humble tomato is full of surprising perks for your skin, your gut, and more. In case you were wondering, a tomato is technically a fruit, because it’s seed-bearing and develops from the ovary of a flowering plant. (Botanically speaking, vegetables consist of other plant parts,...

Monday, January 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

Marriott discloses extent of cyber attack

Marriott International Inchave said that fewer than 383 million customer records were stolen in a massive cyber attack disclosed last month, down from its initial estimate that up to 500 million guests were affected. The hotel operator also said that some 25.55 million passport numbers were stolen...

Sunday, January 6, 2019, 11:17 PM

These super healthy foods must be included in your 2019 diet plan

Eating some healthy foods daily does not mean you have to go out of the box. Some easily available foods are also extremely nutritious and can do wonders for your health. Have a look at the diet plan of 2019! Eating healthy and nutritious foods is extremely important in all walks of life. Your...

Sunday, January 6, 2019, 1:38 PM

The five most addictive substances in the world

What are the most addictive drugs? This question seems simple, but the answer depends on whom you ask. From the points of view of different researchers, the potential for a drug to be addictive can be judged in terms of the harm it causes, the street value of the drug, the extent to which the...

Sunday, January 6, 2019, 12:19 AM

Oil rises to $57 on China-U.S. trade talks, OPEC cuts

Oil rose to around $57 a barrel on Friday after China said it would hold trade talks with the United States and a survey showed China’s services sector expanded in December, while signs of lower crude supply also lent support. The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cut crude...

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

China-U.S. trade could save battered global markets, analysts say

World stock markets rallied on Friday after Beijing announced a new round of trade talks with Washington, though recession fears still had markets betting the next move in U.S. interest rates might be down. News that the United States and China would hold vice-ministerial level talks on Monday and...

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Zimbabwe govt warns businesses against ‘dollarising’ economy

Zimbabwe’s Industry and Commerce Minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu, has warned the business community in the country to stop the practice of ‘dollarising the economy’ in the wake of foreign currency shortages. Ndlovu was reacting to a decision by Zimbabwe’s largest...

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 10:44 PM

Anticipated movies of 2019

The Upside Directed by:Neil Burger Starring: Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies Opening on:January 11, 2019 Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart star in this Paul Feig-scripted remake of the French hit The Intouchables, a feel-good dramedy about an ex-con who forms an...

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 10:05 PM

10 commandments of good parenting

Does your child have behaviour problems? Your relationship with your child likely needs some attention. You know the checkout line scenario: 3-year-old child wants this toy, this candy, this something -- and she wants it nooooow! The crying starts, escalating into a full-blown tantrum. In his new...

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Steps to making your home more beautiful

Most of us have watched those cruel home make-over shows at one time or another. You know the type, where a hyperactive bunch of designers and tradesman bombard their way into an ‘unsuspecting’ civilian’s home, with only an hour to complete a WOW transformation. The magic designer...

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Three major educational benefits of social media

In the present era, a revolution in technology provides various opportunities for studies and education that are accessed by everyone all around the world. The world of education has completely changed and become massive ever since the internet and technology were included in the formula....

Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Oil posts first year of losses since 2015

Oil prices ended with full-year losses for the first time since 2015, after a desultory fourth quarter that saw buyers flee the market over growing worries about a supply glut and mixed signals related to renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran. The market had been on track for solid gains for the year...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Trade optimism lifts stocks

Equities around the world rose this week as possible progress in resolving the trade dispute between the United States and China engendered some investor optimism in what has been a punishing end of year for markets. The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 stock index advanced in light trading volume after...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

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