Sri Lanka until the last day of petrol, Prime Minister tells a country in crisis

COLOMBO, May 16 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s new prime minister said on Monday the crisis-hit country was on its last day of petrol, as the country’s energy minister told citizens to not to join the long fuel queues that have galvanized weeks of anti-government protests. Ranil Wickremesinghe, appointed prime minister on Thursday, said in an … Read more

Working poor bear the brunt of India’s heatwave

NOIDA, India, May 16 (Reuters) – For construction worker Yogendra Tundre, life on a construction site on the outskirts of India’s capital New Delhi is hard enough. This year, the record temperatures make it unbearable. As India grapples with an unprecedented heat wave, the vast majority of the country’s working poor, who typically work outdoors, … Read more

Chinese plane aborts takeoff and catches fire, causing minor injuries during evacuation

Rescue workers are seen at the site where a Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 plane caught fire after an aborted takeoff, at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China May 12, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – China’s Tibet Airlines said all passengers and … Read more

Mumbai mosques lower volume after Hindu demands

Hindu leader calls for mosque speakers to be turned off Mumbai mosques comply with demands after police intervene Row is the latest point of tension between Muslims and Hindus in India India’s ruling party says it does not discriminate against anyone MUMBAI, May 8 (Reuters) – Mohammed Ashfaq Kazi, the chief preacher at Bombay’s largest … Read more

Exclusive: Xiaomi accuses the Indian agency of threats of “physical violence” during an investigation

Xiaomi India faces Indian investigation over royalty payments Xiaomi has obtained legal redress, but accuses the agency of threats – document Company says executives threatened with ‘disastrous consequences’ – document India claims Xiaomi made overseas payments under the ‘cover of royalty’ NEW DELHI, May 7 (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp 1810.HK alleged its … Read more

LIC’s $2.7 billion IPO in India was subscribed 67% on day one

Investors bid for 108.7 million shares vs. 162.1 million offered Insured, IPO Employee Portions Oversubscribed Stock market falls as RBI hikes rates MUMBAI, May 4 (Reuters) – The $2.7 billion IPO of Life Insurance Corp (LIC), India’s largest public issue, was 67% subscribed on the first day of the call. offers, even as a surprise … Read more

Bird flu quarantines organic chickens from Pennsylvania to France

CHICAGO/PARIS, May 2 (Reuters) – Organic and free-range chickens have been confined. Laying hens that normally have access to the outdoors can no longer roam as freely or feel the sun on their beaks, as some US and European farmers temporarily keep their flocks indoors during deadly bird flu outbreaks, according to the egg producers … Read more

Setback for Shanghai’s COVID battle; Beijing focuses on mass testing

Shanghai reports 58 new cases outside quarantine areas Beijing tests millions Epidemic poses biggest test yet for Xi’s ‘zero-COVID’ strategy SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 2 (Reuters) – China’s commercial capital, Shanghai, took a heavy blow on Monday as authorities reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 outside lockdown areas, while Beijing continued to test millions of people during … Read more

Violence erupts during May Day protests in Paris, protesters criticize re-elected Macron

Police arrest 45 people in Paris, minister says Protesters denounce Macron’s retirement plan Most other peaceful May Day marches PARIS, May 1 (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to repel black-clad anarchists who ransacked business premises in Paris on Sunday during May Day protests against the policies of newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron. Thousands of … Read more

KU Law ranks among best law schools in nation for post-graduation employment

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – KU Law has been ranked among the best law schools in the nation for employment after graduation. Data recently released by the American Bar Association shows about 95% of graduates in the Class of 2021 at the University of Kansas School of Law found full-time, long-time legal employment. The University said … Read more