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Gold prices dip on firmer dollar, equities

Gold prices slipped on Monday (19) due to a stronger US dollar and a recovery in equities, as hints of more stimulus from major...

Oil prices fall as trade tensions hit demand outlook

Oil prices fell on Monday (5) amid renewed global economic growth concerns after US president Donald Trump vowed to escalate the trade war with...

Afghanistan seeks clarification after Trump ’10 million’ war dead claim

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday (22) the United States should clarify remarks president Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could...

Christchurch mosque victims gifted more than $1.1 million by International Jewish community

by HARRIS BOKHARI In an exceptional move of inter-faith solidarity in New Zealand, the Jewish community has led a fund-raising drive to help the Muslim...

Death toll in Nepal floods rises to 55, thousands displaced

THE death toll in Nepal from flash floods and landslides in the past three days rose to 55 on Sunday (14), with dozens missing...

Trump administration ‘uniquely dysfunctional’, says UK ambassador to US

Britain's ambassador to the United States described president Donald Trump's administration as "dysfunctional", "clumsy" and "inept", the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported, citing a...

Australia minister in Sri Lanka stresses ‘tough’ asylum policy

A senior minister restated Australia’s tough border policy on a visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday (4) amid reports that the Australian navy had...

International cricket gets first woman match referee

The International Cricket Council on Tuesday (14) named GS Lakshmi as the first woman on the international panel of match referees, making her eligible...

42 foreigners killed in Easter blasts: Sri Lanka ministry

With the death of two more Chinese nationals, the number of foreigners who died in the massive Easter Sunday bombings on Monday rose to 42, including...

Sri Lanka’s £3.4 bn tourism industry takes a beating after suicide attacks

The cancellations started before the dust had settled on the hotels and churches hit by suicide bombers in Sri Lanka as tourists and operators...