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Indian migrant daily wage workers bath at a public well in New Delhi. New information shows that poverty in China and India is worse than previously thought. Photograph: Altaf Qadri/AP

World's Eight Richest People Have Same Wealth As Poorest 50%

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 The world rsquo;s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe rsquo;s population, according to a charity warning of an ever-increasing and dangerous concentration of wealth. In a report published to coincide with the start of the week-lo ...

European Parliament votes for next president

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Brussels (dpa/GNA) - EU lawmakers will vote for the next president of the European Parliament on Tuesday, seeking a successor to current assembly leader Martin Schulz who is leaving Brussels for a return to German politics. The showdown between seven candidates has no clear frontrunner and is exp ...

Theresa May to outline Brexit plans in key speech

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 London (dpa/GNA) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to indicate her willingness to accept a hard Brexit outside the EU single market when she makes a key speech on her negotiating plans on Tuesday. May is expected to say she is prepared to leave the single market to allow Britain ...

Norwegian capital bans diesel vehicles over air pollution

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Stockholm (dpa/GNA) - A ban on driving most diesel cars on roads in the Norwegian capital of Oslo went into effect Tuesday in an attempt to tackle harmful air pollution. It was the first time the ban was implemented since city officials last year introduced measures which are triggered if air pol ...

Search for missing MH370 plane ends after three years

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 By Subel Bhandari, dpa Sydney (dpa/GNA) - After nearly three years of searching, the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has come to an end without a trace of the plane, officials announced Tuesday. The Australian government's Joint Agency Coordination Centre, which has taken the lea ...

Kenyan Minister contests African Union Commission Chairmanship

Friday, January 13, 2017 London, Jan. 13, GNA - Amina Mohamed, one of five candidates vying for the position of Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), has promised to provide opportunities for Africans to grow, to prosper and to live in dignity. The Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, in a New Year's message ...

World's first tidal lagoon power station backed by British report

Friday, January 13, 2017 London (dpa/GNA) - The world's first tidal lagoon energy project could change Britain's energy industry and coastline forever after a government-commissioned report gave it the stamp of approval on Thursday. The 1.3-billion-pound (1.6-billion-dollar) lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales, would use the eb ...

Gambia's post-election crisis

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Cape Town (dpa/GNA) - The small West African nation of Gambia has been plunged into a political crisis since autocrat Yahya Jammeh refused to accept the result of presidential elections which saw him lose power to Adama Barrow. Jammeh - who ruled Gambia for 22 years with an iron fist - has filed ...

Thailand denies fake rice export to US following viral Facebook post

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Bangkok (dpa/GNA) - The Thai government on Wednesday denied rice exported from Thailand contains plastic, following a Facebook post from the United States that went viral online claiming rice from Thailand is mixed with plastic. A Facebook user by the name Felicity Prak posted two photos and one ...

Drunk Pilot Arrested In Canadian Cockpit Before Take-off

Monday, January 2, 2017 A pilot who was drunk in the cockpit has been arrested shortly before take-off in Canada. Two hours after his arrest, the 37-year-old man was found to have more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in his body. His plane, part of the Sunwing budget airline, later left Calgary for Cancun ...

Woman falls in love with 3D-Printed Robot, wants to marry It

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Leading artificial intelligence expert David Levy recently said that he expects human-robot marriages to become commonplace by 2050, and the recently revealed romantic relationship between a French woman and a robot she 3D-printed herself seems to confirm the beginning of this trend. The first ti ...

Russians looking for a handshake from Nana Akufo-Addo

Friday, December 23, 2016 (From Kester Kenn Klomegah, Moscow Bureau Chief) Moscow (Russia), Dec. 23, GNA - Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has praised Ghanaian authorities for efforts at conducting another successful presidential and parliamentary elections, and hailed the electorate for showing maturity at the polls h ...

Nearly 4 million people without water in Malaysian capital

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, ACCRA, Dec 21, (dpa/GNA) - Nearly 4 million people in Malaysia's capital were without water on Wednesday, as scheduled cuts drew loud complaints for occurring the week before Christmas. The water cuts, planned from December 19 to 24, are part of preventive maintenance that needs to ...
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