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China September industrial output up 8.0pc on-year: govt BEIJING: China's industrial production, which measures output at factories, workshops and mines in the world's second-largest economy, rose 8.0 percent year-on-year in September, the government announced Tuesday.Retail sales, a key indicator of consumer spending, expanded 11.6 percent in the same month, the National Bureau of Statistics said, while fixed asset investment, a measure of government spending on infrastructure, rose 16.1 percent on-year in the first nine months of the year.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014


Monica Lewinsky says she was cyber-bullying Patient Zero NEW YORK: Monica Lewinsky said she was one of the first victims of cyber-bullying, becoming "Patient Zero" after falling in love with Bill Clinton, as the former White House intern gave her first speech in 13 years on Monday. In an emotional address at Forbes' inaugural Under 30 summit in Philadelphia that recalled the 1998 sex scandal with Clinton, the 41-year-old brunette announced a campaign to end online bullying.Lewinsky told a packed auditorium that she ...

Tunisia vote offers post-Arab Spring hope TUNIS: Tunisians vote Sunday to elect their first parliament since the country's 2011 revolution, in a rare glimmer of hope for a region torn apart by post-Arab Spring violence and repression.After three weeks of largely low-key campaigning, more than five million voters are to elect 217 deputies in a ballot pitting the Ennahda movement -- the country's largest party -- against a host of secular groups.Tunisia has enjoyed relative stability since the region's 2011 uprisings ...

US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days WASHINGTON: With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.The fiancee of a Liberian man who died of Ebola earlier this month in Dallas, Texas was among nearly 50 people who emerged from three weeks of quarantine without any signs of illness from exposure to the virus that has killed ...

Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam dead at 98 SYDNEY: Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, a towering figure who led the nation through a period of massive change and remains the country's only leader to be sacked, died Tuesday aged 98."A loving and generous father, he was a source of inspiration to us and our families and for millions of Australians," said his children Antony, Nicholas, Stephen and Catherine in announcing his death.Conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott called the Labor stalwart "a giant ...

India court jails five for life for gang-rape NEW DELHI: An Indian court Monday jailed five men for life for gang-raping a call centre worker in a case that occurred two years before a fatal sex attack on a student sparked global outrage. The men abducted the 30-year-old woman at gunpoint in 2010 as she was walking home with a colleague after a late shift in southwest New Delhi, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency reported.They took turns raping the woman, ...

Kerry in Indonesia seeks Asian support against Islamic State JAKARTA: US Secretary of State John Kerry met leaders from the Asia Pacific region in Indonesia on Monday, seeking more help in the U.S.-led effort against Islamic State in the Middle East.In a one-day stop in Jakarta for the inauguration of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Kerry scheduled bilateral meetings with the new leader of the world's largest Muslim population, the prime ministers of neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore, the Sultan of Brunei, Australia's prime minister and ...


 



 
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