Thailand massacre: Ex-cop kills 24 children in knife and gun rampage

The total death toll, including the shooter, is 37 according to police Attacker kills 24 children and 13 adults in rampage The Thai daycare was for children aged 2 to 5 Most child victims were stabbed – police The perpetrator killed his wife, child and committed suicide NA KLANG, Thailand, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A … Read more

Wall Street ends as two-day rally slumps on data, Fed message

Stocks rise late in the day in oversold conditions US private sector payroll rises in September – ADP Twitter drops from 1-year high to all-time high, Tesla drops 6% Energy stocks jump as OPEC+ agrees to cut oil production The indices fall: Dow down 0.14%, S&P 0.20%, Nasdaq 0.25% Oct 5 (Reuters) – Shares on … Read more

UK tax rollback sends equities and pound rebounding

Britain abandons small part of tax plan; relieved markets The Reserve Bank of Australia surprises with a short hike high VIX; Credit Suisse shares slide to nerves below SYDNEY, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Asian stocks rebounded on Tuesday after Britain scrapped elements of a controversial tax cut plan, temporarily improving global market sentiment and rallying … Read more

Pound jumps after UK tax cut rescinded, oil climbs higher

TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Oil surged on Monday as OPEC+ considered cutting output at its meeting later this week, while the pound appreciated after the British government announced it would would undo a controversial tax cut that had rocked UK markets. Asian stocks mostly fell over the holidays, although Japanese markets found support from … Read more

Stampede and riot at football match in Indonesia killing 174, league suspended

East Java stadium disaster apparently the worst since 1964 Around 180 injured in stampede Indonesian football association suspends league to investigate Police say they fired tear gas to control the crowd MALANG, Indonesia, Oct 2 (Reuters) – At least 174 people have been killed and 180 injured in a stampede and riot at a soccer … Read more

Myanmar court jails Australian economist Suu Kyi for 3 years – source

September 29 (Reuters) – A military-run court in Myanmar sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her former economic adviser, Australian Sean Turnell, to three years on Thursday for breaching a secrets law , said a source familiar with the matter. Both had pleaded not guilty to charges of violating the Official Secrets Act, … Read more

Crawling dollar pauses for breath as bears stalk stocks

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Asian markets tried to stabilize on Tuesday after a wild few days in which most assets except the dollar fell, the greenback easing a bit and stocks stagnant. The pound, which slumped to a record low of $1.0327 on Monday, … Read more

Australia reports privacy overhaul after massive Optus cyberattack

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks at the Sydney Energy Forum in Sydney, Australia, July 12, 2022. Brook Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Australia plans to toughen privacy rules to force companies to notify banks more quickly when they come under cyberattacks, … Read more

UN Food Agency: Debris from drone strike hits truck in northern Ethiopia

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NAIROBI, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Debris from a drone strike in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region hit a World Food Program truck carrying humanitarian aid and injured the driver, a said a WFP spokesperson on Monday. The WFP, a United Nations agency, helps coordinate humanitarian aid in … Read more