Libya’s eastern parliament meets after rare protests erupt

Libya’s east-based parliament has convened an emergency meeting to address the eruption of rare protests over dire living conditions across the country’s east By ISABEL DEBRE Associated Press September 11, 2020, 7:51 PM • 4 min read DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Libya’s east-based parliament convened an emergency meeting Friday to address the eruption of rare protests over dire living conditions across the country’s east, rallies that mirror similar recent protests in the west of the divided nation. Hundreds of …

Asia stocks mostly rise; Japan leads gains with trading stocks jumping

Markets in Asia Pacific were largely higher in Monday afternoon trade, with Japan stocks leading gains as investors monitor political developments in the country. Mainland Chinese stocks were higher in the morning, with the Shanghai composite up 0.8% while the Shenzhen component gained 0.619%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped 1.36%. China announced Monday that manufacturing activity expanded in August. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for that month came in at 51.0, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. That …

Chinese authorities say death toll rises to 29 in collapse of two-story restaurant in northern province

By The Associated Press August 30, 2020, 1:31 AM • 1 min read BEIJING — Chinese authorities say death toll rises to 29 in collapse of two-story restaurant in northern province. Top Stories Chinese authorities say death toll rises to 29 in collapse of two-story restaurant in northern province 2 hours ago Massachusetts governor activates up to 1,000 National Guard members Aug 29, 6:14 PM Former pool attendant details alleged relationship with Becki and Jerry Falwell Jr. Aug 28, 1:48 …

Storms Marco and Laura Are Poised To Give The Gulf Coast A Deadly One-Two Punch

science Follow these forecasts from the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service. Posted on August 23, 2020, at 10:53 a.m. ET The Gulf Coast is bracing for a devastating one-two punch, with two major storms, Marco and Laura, forecast to make landfall at hurricane strength in the coming days. It is very unusual for two major storms to hit the same coastal area in rapid succession. Laura and Marco are the earliest L- and M-named storms recorded in …

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on flight from Russia to Germany in coma

Medics load Alexei Navalny in an ambulance at Omsk Emergency Hospital No 1 where Navalny was admitted after he fell ill in what his spokeswoman said was a suspected poisoning in Omsk on August 22, 2020.   Gravely ill Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was en route to Germany early on Saturday to receive medical care after the opposition politician’s allies accused the Russian authorities of trying to stop his evacuation. Navalny’s life was not in immediate danger, he was in …

AMP executive claims company downplayed her sexual harassment complaint

The woman at the centre of a sexual harassment claim against AMP executive Boe Pahari has accused the company of attempting to downplay the accusations levelled against him, alleging through lawyers that the private capital boss engaged in “serious, persistent and wide-ranging” conduct against her. Breaking her silence to “defend my reputation by setting the record straight”, Julia Szlakowski, a former AMP employee based in California, has for the first time released details of the allegations levelled against Pahari concerning …

U.S. President Donald Trump’s younger brother Robert has died, the White House announced

Republican president-elect Donald Trump (R) hugs his brother Robert Trump after delivering his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City.   Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, has passed away, the White House said in a statement late Saturday.   “It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” the president said in the statement. “He …

Panda Watch: Mei Xiang, National Zoo Panda, Could Soon Give Birth

The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., says an ultrasound taken Friday showed what could be signs of a fetus in its panda Mei Xiang. How about some not so dire news for a change? Mei Xiang, a panda at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., could soon give birth. An ultrasound taken Friday showed what veterinarians at the zoo said was tissue that’s consistent with fetal development. The zoo said it’s still too early to determine whether the tissue is …