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Highlights: Bank of England rate setters speak in parliament

Highlights: Bank of England rate setters speak in parliament

Published 17/10/2017

Members of the Bank of England interest rate setting committee were speaking in parliament on Tuesday. They also supplied statements to the Treasury Committee. Below are some of their comments: [more…]

U.N. urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border

U.N. urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border

Published 17/10/2017

The U.N. refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees "stranded" near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and move them further inland to safety and better conditions. [more…]

Inspection battle threatens Egypt`s wheat supply

Inspection battle threatens Egypt`s wheat supply

Published 17/10/2017

Wheat shipments to Egypt, the world's largest buyer, are being disrupted by a dispute involving government inspectors angered by a ban on the expenses-paid foreign trips they once enjoyed to approve cargoes at their ports of origin. [more…]

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Published 17/10/2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although the military said 20-30 rebels were holding about 20 hostages and still fighting it out. [more…]

South Africa`s Zuma appoints new energy minister in cabinet reshuffle

South Africa`s Zuma appoints new energy minister in cabinet reshuffle

Published 17/10/2017

South African President Jacob Zuma has appointed minister of state security David Mahlobo as energy minister in a cabinet reshuffle, the presidency said on Tuesday. [more…]

New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

Published 17/10/2017

The new governor of Indonesia's capital faced a barrage of criticism on Tuesday for remarks in his inauguration speech that some residents and politicians warned could stoke ethnic and religious tension in the Southeast Asian country. [more…]

Australian rules-AFL criticized after transgender player ruled ineligible

Australian rules-AFL criticized after transgender player ruled ineligible

Published 17/10/2017

The Australian Football League has come under fire after ruling a transgender footballer ineligible for selection a day before the national draft for the professional women's competition. [more…]

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Published 17/10/2017

Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware. [more…]

WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

Published 17/10/2017

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. signed its first female performer from the Arab world on Sunday, smashing cultural taboos as the U.S.-based pageant seeks to piledrive its way into lucrative foreign markets. [more…]