BRICS 2017

BRICS development banks agree on local currency lending

The use of local currencies will help promote mutually beneficial economic cooperation, mitigate currency risks, increase trade, and facilitate companies in accessing the BRICS markets, said Russian development bank Vnesheconombank. Sep 3, 2017
North Korea says it has developed 'advanced hydrogen bomb'

North Korea says it has developed 'advanced hydrogen bomb'

Under third-generation leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been pursuing a nuclear device small and light enough to fit on a long-range ballistic missile, without affecting its range and making it capable of surviving re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Sep 3, 2017
Search for missing French girl continues as suspects are freed Play

Search for missing French girl continues as suspects are freed

The search for 9-year-old Maëlys de Araujo continues in the French Alps. Maëlys went missing during a wedding in the early hours of 27 August. She was last seen at the car park of the wedding venue around 3 am. Two men were arrested in connection with her disappearance but were released again without charge. Hundreds of volunteers gathered to help authorities with the search. Sep 2, 2017
Officer suspended after arresting Utah nurse for doing her job Play

Officer suspended after arresting Utah nurse for doing her job

A nurse at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah has accused a police detective of assaulting and illegally arresting her after she followed a hospital policy that does not allow authorities to draw blood from unconscious patients. The incident, which happened on 26 July, got recorded through the bodycam of detective Jeff Payne and the CCTV installed in the hospital. Salt Lake police Sergeant Brandon Shearer has responded on the incident and said an internal investigation is now underway. Sep 2, 2017
Fresh fire rages at Hurricane Harvey-hit chemical plant in Texas Play

Fresh fire rages at Hurricane Harvey-hit chemical plant in Texas

A new fire started on the Texas chemical plant after an explosion the previous day. Thick black smoke was rising from the Arkema chemical plant. The company announced earlier on Friday that more fires were expected. Floodwater triggered the initial blaze after causing a power cut. This caused the refrigerators to fail, exposing the flammable chemicals to heat. Sep 2, 2017