Friday, July 19, 2024


July 19, 2024 9:57 AM

Donald Trump accepts Republican nomination, assasination attempt dominates speech

Donald Trump described on Thursday how he narrowly survived an attempt on his life, telling a rapt audience at the Republican National Convention in his first speech since the attack that he was only there "by the grace of Almighty God." "I heard a...

July 19, 2024 12:39 AM

EU Commission boss von der Leyen elected for second term

Ursula von der Leyen won a second term as president of the European Commission on Thursday after pledging to create a continental "defence union" and to stay the course on Europe's green transition while cushioning its burden on industry. Members of...

July 18, 2024 7:12 PM

Israel bombards central Gaza as tanks advance deeper in Rafah

Israeli forces bombarded the Gaza Strip's historic refugee camps in the centre of the enclave and struck Gaza City in the north on Thursday, killing at least 21 people, and tanks pushed deeper into Rafah in the south, health officials and residents s...

July 18, 2024 6:53 PM

Biden faces rising pressure to quit, Trump to accept nomination

President Joe Biden's reelection bid was mired in fresh turmoil after news reports that top Democratic leaders had privately pushed him to end his campaign, while Donald Trump was set to accept the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday at hi...

July 18, 2024 5:53 PM

Quota Reform Movement: Violence grips Bangladesh, govt ready to talk

In Bangladesh, at least four killed and hundreds injured in clashes between quota reform protesters and the police on Thursday during nationwide shutdown. The protesters on Wednesday called for a complete shutdown across the country to push home thei...

July 18, 2024 2:29 PM

FICCI forecasts 7 percent annual GDP growth for India in 2024-25

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has forecasted a 7.0% annual median GDP growth for India in the fiscal year 2024-25, according to its latest Economic Outlook Survey. "Despite persisting headwinds, India's economi...

July 18, 2024 2:10 PM

US military ends Gaza floating pier mission to bring aid to Palestinians by sea

The U.S. military announced on Wednesday that its mission to install and operate a temporary, floating pier off the coast of Gaza was complete, formally ending an extraordinary but troubled effort to bring humanitarian aid to Palestinians. The pier,...

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