Asian markets tepid ahead of major earnings, Fed meeting

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lukewarm Tuesday, taking a cue from losses on Wall Street ahead of earnings from major Asian companies and the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 outperformed the region, gaining 0.5 percent to 20,082.23. Other markets were lower with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng down 0.1 percent to 28,411.43. South

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#ThankYouPM trends on Twitter post India’s swift response to Nepal earthquake – The Indian Express

In a sign of yet another wholehearted public backing for India’s diplomatic efforts, #ThankYouPM was trending at the top of Twitter on Monday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swift and prompt response to a terrible earthquake that rattled Nepal on Saturday. A screenshot of the Twitter’s India trends The praise on Twitter comes weeks after India’s evacuation operations in

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‘Eight million’ hit by Nepal quake

Eight million people have been affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal, and 1.4 million are in need of food aid, the United Nations says. International aid has started arriving but there is still a shortage of medical equipment, food and body bags. The 7.8 magnitude quake hit Nepal on Saturday destroying buildings in Kathmandu and severely affecting rural areas

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Baltimore emergency as riots erupt

The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests over the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody. A week-long curfew has been announced and as many as 5,000 National Guard troops could be deployed. After dark, a community building that was under construction was engulfed in flames. Earlier, dozens of people

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Israel ‘kills militants’ in Golan

Israel’s prime minister said the air strike had “prevented a terror attack” on its forces An Israeli air strike has killed four militants armed with a bomb along the Israeli-Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military has said. A spokesperson said “terrorists” had been planning an imminent attack on Israeli troops, and that the Israeli air force had

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