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Turkey accuses US of 'stab in back' as currency woes persist

Moves to ease Turkey's economic woes fail to stop market turmoil as Turkey's row with US deepens.

British Asians more socially conservative than rest of UK, survey suggests

Less than half of respondents to the survey thought same-sex relationships were acceptable.

Afghanistan: Battle-torn Ghazni residents 'can't find food'

People in Ghazni are facing food and medicine shortages as a Taliban assault continues, the UN warns.

Khamenei: Mismanagement More Harmful Than US Sanctions

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday government mismanagement has hurt Iran's economy more than U.S. sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump last week reimposed a set of sanctions that had been lifted as part of the 2015 nuclear deal Iran struck with world powers to limit the country's nuclear program in exchange for relief from measures that had badly hurt its economy. Those sanctions target Iran's automotive sector, its trade in gold and other precious metals, along… Read Full Article

Turkey Announces 'Action Plan' to Ease Market Concerns

Asian and European markets were rattled by the Turkish lira's record low of 7.24 to the dollar overnight.The markets began to recover Monday, however, when Turkey's Central Bank said it was ready to take "all necessary measures" to help Turkish banks manage their liquidity. The bank's announcement followed the finance minister's disclosure that Turkey has prepared an "action plan" scheduled to roll out Monday that is intended to ease market concerns that led to the slump in the value of… Read Full Article

Syria war: Arms depot blast in Idlib province kills 67

More than 50 civilians were killed by the explosion in Idlib, which caused two buildings to collapse.

Waiting list for avocado trees amid NZ crime wave

Nurseries struggle to keep up with demand as organised crime blamed for flourishing black market in the fruit.

Monsanto weedkiller case: Bayer shares tumble after payout

Bayer insists glyphosate use is safe, but its market value drops after the record California payout.

Ecuador bus crash: 12 Barcelona SC fans killed

The bus carrying Barcelona SC fans overturned on the way back from an away game in Cuenca.

Activists: Blast in Northern Syria Kills 69

A Syrian war monitor said Monday the number of people killed in an explosion at a building believed to be used as a weapons depot in rebel-held Idlib province rose to 69. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported dozens of people were hurt in the blast Sunday in the town of Sarmada near the Turkish border and that the number of dead was likely to rise. The group, which has a network of sources throughout Syria, said an arms depot in the basement of the building… Read Full Article