Author: Biz India

Filipinos Worry About N. Korea’s Nuclear Missiles

By Kumar Balani NEW YORK, NY – Talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korean ‘Supreme Leader’ Kim Jong Un abruptly ended during their second summit on February 28 in Hanoi, Vietnam without any sort of agreement between the two leaders. Kim Jong Un surprisingly thought, without any concession on his part, that President Trump would simply lift all US economic sanctions that are hurting North Korea. But the US, as expected and knowing Trump’s negotiating style, would not meet Kim Jong Un’s request to lift all sanctions on North Korea without first securing its meaningful commitment to denuclearization....

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‘DARKEST DAY’ 49 Dead in Terror Attack at 2 NZ Mosques

March 15, 2019 – By Bryce Edwards – The New Zealand Weekend Herald   What we know so far: Forty-nine people have been killed in shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. They included 41 people killed at the Deans Avenue mosque and seven at Linwood mosque. Another victim died later in Christchurch hospital. Christchurch hospital is treating 48 people, including young children, for gunshot wounds. In a statement he said injuries range from critical to minor. A man in his late 20s has been charged with murder and will appear in Christchurch court tomorrow. The police have not named...

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Retirement doesn’t come cheap

March 11, 2019 – By Catey Hill – MarketWatch The average over-65 household spends just over $49,000 a year, on average, which shakes out to roughly $4,000 a month, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Housing eats up the largest share of that (more than $16,000 a year), though health care, transportation and food also factor in heavily. But what you spend in your golden years will vary widely depending on what city you decide to live in. And in some cities — ahem, San Francisco, San Jose — the cost is staggering. On Thursday, personal...

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BREAKING: No Survivors in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Crash Near Addis Ababa

March 10, 2019 – Updated 9:28 pm – By Robin Kriel and Tara John – CNN https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/10/africa/ethiopia-airline-crash-nairobi-intl/index.html Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – All 157 people aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed soon after taking off Sunday morning from Addis Ababa have been killed, the airline said Sunday. The plane, en route to Nairobi, Kenya, lost contact at 8:44 a.m. local time, six minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital. Flight ET302 went down near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa. The victims were of 35 different nationalities, an airline spokesman told CNN. Thirty-two Kenyans, 18...

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Filipino Youth: Second Largest Smartphone Users in Developing World

By Kumar Balani New York, NY – Mobile communication devices commonly known as cell phones have now become essential in day-to-day living. Among the roughly 7.7 billion people living on earth today, more than five billion or about two among every three of us have mobile devices, and over half of these are smart phones. The differences in features between these two types vary greatly depending on the source of information checked. Leading the world of advanced countries among users of smart phones is South Korea with a 95 percent penetration among all age groups, followed closely by Israel...

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