'Dramatic slowing' seen in global trade, as rhetoric rises
GENEVA (AP) ? The World Trade Organization dramatically slashed its forecast for trade growth this year by about a third to its lowest rate since 2009, when the global economy was mired in recession in the wake of the financial crisis.
WHO calls for safe routes to evacuate east Aleppo sick, woundedBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Tuesday for dozens of sick and wounded people in the embattled eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be evacuated through safe corridors for treatment. The Syrian military, helped by Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias and the Russian air force, launched a major campaign to take rebel-held eastern Aleppo last week, where the WHO said only 35 doctors remained to care for at least 250,000 people. "We are talking about only 35 doctors left in east Aleppo to take care of hundreds of wounded people, and the number is increasing," she said.
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Syrian government mobilizes for new Aleppo ground attackPro-Syrian government forces were mobilizing on Tuesday for a ground attack in Aleppo after attacking on four fronts in their largest assault since launching a campaign to retake the whole city last week, a senior rebel official said. Separately, an Iraqi militia commander fighting in support of the government told Reuters a large army force, spearheaded by an elite unit known as the Nimr, or Tiger Forces, had started to move in armored vehicles and tanks for an attack on rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo. Government forces briefly captured Handarat from rebels on Saturday, only to lose it in a counter-attack hours later.
Long dog-gone trip: Florida pooch travels to Boston and backJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) ? A Pyrenees mix named Apollo is back home in Florida after a journey that took him to the Boston area.
South African official blames students for worker's deathJOHANNESBURG (AP) ? The death of a South African university worker who was hospitalized after a student protest has deepened tensions over unrest roiling campuses across the nation.
British court fines Merlin 5 million pounds over rollercoaster crash
A British court fined Merlin Entertainments 5 million pounds on Tuesday over a rollercoaster crash at its Alton Towers theme park in June last year that seriously injured five people. Merlin, the world's second-biggest visitor attractions group behind Walt Disney, admitted breaching health and safety rules over the accident on "The Smiler" ride at the theme park in central England. The fine was announced at Stafford Crown Court, central England.
The Latest: Trump rates Clinton debate performance a C-plus
World stocks, Mexico peso bounce as markets score one for Clinton
World shares swung higher and the Mexican peso surged more than two percent on Tuesday, as investors awarded the first U.S. presidential debate to Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump. Markets have tended to see Clinton as the candidate of the status quo, while few are sure what a Trump presidency might mean for U.S. foreign policy, international trade deals or the domestic economy. Snap polls after the debate suggested Clinton had bolstered her chances.
Associated Press buys British Movietone film archiveThe Associated Press has purchased the film archive of British Movietone, bolstering the news cooperative's collection with historic video from World War II, the Beatles' conquest of America and the romance ...