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'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful: WHO

'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful: WHO

Electronic cigarettes are harmful both to users and bystanders exposed to the fumes, the World Health Organization says in a report warning they can damage growing foetuses and impact teenagers' brains.

Pompeo says he will testify in Trump impeachment trial if required

Pompeo says he will testify in Trump impeachment trial if required

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he would be ready to testify in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial if legally obliged to, as political squabbles over the process intensified in Washington.

'Man of so many talents' - Monty Python's Terry Jones dies aged 77

'Man of so many talents' - Monty Python's Terry Jones dies aged 77

Terry Jones, one of the founders of British comedy group Monty Python, has died aged 77, his family said on Wednesday Jones died on Tuesday following ‘a long, extremely brave ...

Mumbai bets on all-night shopping to lift India's economy

Mumbai bets on all-night shopping to lift India's economy

Residents of Mumbai will be able to shop and dine out until dawn from late this month as the Indian city plans to lift restrictions on retail trading hours in order to boost the local economy.

UK steps up checks on flights from China virus centre

UK steps up checks on flights from China virus centre

Britain on Wednesday enhanced monitoring of flights from the central China city at the heart of a new SARS-like virus that has killed nine people and spread to the United States.

Greece elects first woman president for 'new era'

Greece elects first woman president for 'new era'

Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with no party-political allegiance.

Seven Nigerian troops killed in militant attack

Seven Nigerian troops killed in militant attack

Seven soldiers were killed on Tuesday when Islamic State-affiliated militants attacked a military position in northeastern Nigeria, two military sources told AFP.

India's top court gives govt more time to explain divisive citizenship law

India's top court gives govt more time to explain divisive citizenship law

India's Supreme Court declined calls to suspend the implementation of a new citizenship law on Wednesday, deciding that a constitutional bench of five judges was needed to hear all the challenges to legislation

Australia evacuates parts of its capital as bushfire conditions return

Australia evacuates parts of its capital as bushfire conditions return

Residents of the Australian capital Canberra were evacuated on Wednesday after a bushfire broke out near the airport as searing temperatures returned

Headmaster held over deadly Thai armed robbery

Headmaster held over deadly Thai armed robbery

A headmaster was arrested Wednesday as the key suspect in a shooting spree that shocked Thailand, police said, after a manhunt for the masked gunman who killed three people including a toddler in an armed robbery.

US Senate approves Trump impeachment trial plan, rejects Democrats on documents, witnesses

US Senate approves Trump impeachment trial plan, rejects Democrats on documents, witnesses

The Republican-controlled US Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence

Toyota to recall 3.4mn vehicles worldwide, air bags may not deploy in crashes

Toyota to recall 3.4mn vehicles worldwide, air bags may not deploy in crashes

Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it will recall 3.4 million vehicles worldwide because of an electronic defect that can result in air bags not deploying in crashes.

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