ArchiveApril 2018

Australia, Japan trade higher as RBA leaves its cash rate on hold


Major banking names gained more than 1 percent each ANZ reported a rise in first-half profits that beat market expectations The bank said its cash profit from continuing operations rose 4 percent to 349 billion Australian dollars for the six months to Mar 31, compared to analysts' predictions of A$346 billion, Reuters reported That was helped by a fall in bad debt charges and lower costs...

Telstra 4G mobile network is experiencing major outages across Australia 


Can't even call Telstra,' one customer wrote The company has acknowledge there is a issue impacting 4G and NBN voice calls and said it was working to fix the problem I haven't been able to make any calls from my Telstra mobile, along with my whole office, whom are also with Telstra,' said one customer Telstra responded: 'Our team are looking into an issue impacting some 4G voice calls – calls...

Jimmy Kimmel Debuts ‘Mean Tweets: Avengers Edition’


Tom Hiddleston, Don Cheadle, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Dave Bautista, Winston Duke, Sebastian Stan, Karen Gillan, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt and Chris Evans all participated Some highlights included Cumberbatch (“Benedict Cumberbatch always looks like he’s had an allergic reaction to bad...

Eight women, children from Central American 'caravan' first to enter U.S.


TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Eight women and children from a Central American caravan entered US territory to seek asylum on Monday, sparking celebrations among companions after a month-long trail across Mexico that led President Donald Trump to demand changes in the law His administration’s hands are tied, however, by international rules obliging the United States to accept asylum applications...

Oxygen cocktail boom in most polluted capital


The smog is exacerbated by people living in ger (slum) districts who use coal stoves to cook and heat their homes in the world's coldest capital, where temperatures can dip as low as -40C (-40F) Image:There have been demonstrations in Ulaanbaatar because of the pollution Concerned parents have held protests calling for the government to take action Adverts claim that "drinking just one oxygen...

American pikas tolerate climate change better than expected


Credit: stock image The American pika ( Ochotona princeps ), a relative of rabbits, occupies rocky environments in the mountains of western Northern America Previously, when researchers visited pika habitat sites warmer or drier than usual in the Great Basin, where they had historically lived, they found that many of these sites no longer were occupied It was thought that pikas had been forced to...

The 44 questions Robert Mueller wants to ask Trump as part of his Russia investigation


A lengthy list of questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants President Donald Trump to answer has been revealed Other questions ask about Trump's reaction to Attorney General Jeff Session's recusal from the Russian election interference investigation, and his decision to fire National Security Advisor Mike Flynn in February 2017 Many of Trump's close advisors have warned him not to give...

Trump delays metal tariffs on Canada, EU, Mexico, exempts some others


President Donald Trump gestures while addressing a joint news conference with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, US, April 30, 2018 A source familiar with the decision said that there would be no further extensions beyond June 1 to stave off tariffs Trump on March 23 imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on...

Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein for 'damaging' career


Image copyrightReutersImage caption Ms Judd's lawsuit alleges that Mr Weinstein sought to sabotage her acting career Actress Ashley Judd is suing Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein claiming he damaged her career in retaliation for her rejecting his sexual advances Ms Judd was in the first group of women who came forward last year to accuse the filmmaker of sexual misconduct Mr Weinstein is facing...

South Korea's exports unexpectedly fall for the first time in 18 months


South Korean exports declined in April for the first time in 18 months, unable to keep up with 2017's brisk pace as global demand softened, adding to worries about the country's trade outlook amid the risk of a deepening US-China trade conflict Exports fell 15 percent to $501 billion from a year earlier, marking the first decline since October 2016 when shipments fell 32 percent, government data...

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