Thursday, 30 March 2017

World

03/30/2017 - 04:50

A veteran US state department employee with access to sensitive information has been accused of concealing her contacts with Chinese intelligence agents, the justice department says. A criminal complaint said 60-year-old Candace Marie Claiborne received tens of thousands of dollars in gifts.

03/30/2017 - 04:47

Malaysia has said it will release the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader following negotiations with Pyongyang.

Prime Minister Najib Razak said a coroner had approved the release of Kim Jong-nam's body.

03/29/2017 - 01:33

Measles is spreading across Europe wherever immunisation coverage has dropped, the World Health Organization is warning.

The largest outbreaks are being seen in Italy and Romania.

In the first month of this year, Italy reported more than 200 cases. Romania has reported more than 3,400 cases and 17 deaths since January 2016.

Measles is highly contagious. Travel patterns mean no person or country is beyond its reach, says the WHO.

03/29/2017 - 01:31

Four people have drowned after the river Piura burst its banks in the north of Peru and caused extensive flooding.

More than 500 people were evacuated from rooftops in the town of Catacaos after flood water levels rose to 1.80m (5ft 9in).

Hundreds of residents are still waiting to be taken to safety, local media reports.

The Piura river flooded after 15 hours of heavy rains on the weekend.

03/29/2017 - 01:29

Westinghouse, Toshiba's US nuclear unit, has filed for US bankruptcy protection. The US firm has struggled with hefty losses that have thrown its Japanese parent into a crisis, putting the conglomerate's future at risk. Westinghouse has suffered huge cost overruns at two US projects in Georgia and South Carolina.

03/29/2017 - 01:26

Opponents of President Donald Trump's decision to scrap his predecessor's climate change policies say they will organise a public campaign and pursue legal avenues to challenge it.

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