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Melbourne The Most Liveable, Friendliest City In The World – Survey

MELBOURNE, (PNA/Bernama) – While Melbourne has retained its status as the world’s most liveable city for a fourth consecutive year, it has added another string to its bow by being…

Pakistan anti-government protesters besiege parliament

ISLAMABAD, (PNA/PTI) — Thousands of anti-government protesters demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday besieged the parliament building of Pakistan, trapping dozens of lawmakers inside. Canada-based cleric Tahirul…

Guinea steps up anti-Ebola efforts

CONAKRY, (PNA/Xinhua) — Guinea is now redirecting its efforts to fight against Ebola epidemic in Macenta region that neighbours Liberia, where it has set up a 25-bed capacity transit center,…

Chicago corn, wheat futures up, soybeans down

CHICAGO, (PNA/Xinhua) — Chicago agricultural commodities closed mixed Tuesday, with corn and wheat rising and soybeans falling. The most active corn contract for December delivery gained 0.75 cents, or 0.20…

Bluetongue animal disease may spread across Bulgaria by Sept-end: watchdog

SOFIA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Bluetongue disease could spread across Bulgaria by end-September, the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) said Tuesday. Currently, the disease has spread to 241 settlements in 22 regions…

Imports edge out local produce

HA NOI, (PNA/VNS) — Imported fruit has become increasingly prevalent on supermarket shelves despite being between three times to five times more expensive than domestic produce. New Zealand kiwis, Australian…

China, Uzbekistan strengthen ties as Uzbek president visits

BEIJING, (PNA/Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov agreed in Beijing on Tuesday to cement their bilateral strategic partnership featuring mutual benefits, common security and…

Pakistan anti-government protesters besiege parliament

ISLAMABAD, (PNA/PTI) — Thousands of anti-government protesters demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday besieged the parliament building of Pakistan, trapping dozens of lawmakers inside. Canada-based cleric Tahirul…

UK Foreign Secretary: Killing of US journalist James Foley possibly committed by Briton

LONDON, (PNA/ITAR-TASS) — The Islamic State (IS) video that purportedly shows the beheading of US journalist James Foley appears to be genuine, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told BBC. Hammond…

Sri Lanka sends Ebola blood samples to India for testing

COLOMBO, (PNA/Xinhua) — Sri Lanka’s health officials will send blood samples of a woman suspected to have died of Ebola to India for tests but have assured the disease is…

Spanish treasury places USD 6B on market

MADRID, (PNA/Xinhua) — The Spanish treasury on Tuesday placed treasury bills to the value of 4.545 billion euros (USD 6.067 billion) on the market, paying lower interest rates than in…

British house prices increase by 10.2% in June

LONDON, (PNA/Xinhua) — British house prices increased by 10.2 percent in the year to June 2014, down from 10.4 percent in the year to May 2014, said the Office for…

U.S. stocks open higher on upbeat data, earnings

NEW YORK, (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday, with the Nasdaq Composite Index advancing further into an over 14-year high, as upbeat data suggested benign inflationary pressure and strong…

FTSE 100 rose 0.56% as geopolitical tensions ease

LONDON, (PNA/Xinhua) — FTSE 100 Index, British benchmark stock market gauge, Tuesday increased by 0.56 percent, or 38.06 points, to 6,779.31, as geopolitical risk decreases. The driving force continued to…

LME base metal prices close mixed Tuesday

LONDON, (PNA/Xinhua) — The base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange (LME) closed mixed on Tuesday, with zinc and aluminum closing higher on signs U.S. demand will quicken. Aluminum…