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Morning News Call – India, October 23

To access the newsletter, click on the link: here If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: here FACTORS TO WATCH 9:00 am: Indian Energy Exchange lists on exchanges in Mumbai. 11:00 am: Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan at inauguration of Skill Development Centre in New Delhi. 11:30 am: Mahindra & Mahindra MD Pawan Goenka and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. MD Saurabh Kumar to announce public-private partnership to adopt energy efficiency measures in Mumbai. LIVECHAT- JAPAN ELECTIONSRead More


GlaxoSmithKline adult shingles vaccine wins U.S. approval

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline’s Shingrix shingles vaccine for use in adults aged 50 and over, a move widely expected after an advisory panel to the agency last month voted unanimously to recommend its approval, the company announced on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Signage for GlaxoSmithKline is seen on it’s offices in London, Britain, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville Shingrix is seen as an improvement over Zostavax, the only currently marketed shingles prevention vaccine, sold by Merck & Co. The vaccine is considered one of theRead More


Exclusive: Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) – Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees, who crossed the border from Myanmar two days before, walk after they received permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue on to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo Nearly 600,000 Rohingya haveRead More


Henkel may make U.S. acquisitions: CEO in newspaper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German consumer goods group Henkel (HNKG_p.DE) may further expand its business in the United States via acquisitions, Chief Executive Hans van Bylen told Welt am Sonntag in an interview. Hans Van Bylen, chief executive officer of German consumer goods group Henkel is seen next to the company’s logo at the annual general shareholders’ meeting in Duesseldorf, Germany, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay “If there are opportunities for acquisitions, we will take a look at whether they are a good fit in terms of strategy and price. InRead More


Fox signed O’Reilly again knowing of new harassment settlement: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bill O‘Reilly, the Fox News commentator forced to resign in April, agreed to a $32 million sexual harassment settlement in January, and the network’s parent knew about the deal when it gave him a new contract the next month, the New York Times reported on Saturday. FILE PHOTO – Former Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly poses on the set of his show “The O’Reilly Factor” in New York March 17, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The previously undisclosed agreement, at least the sixth involving O‘Reilly or theRead More


U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

(Reuters) – The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) located just outside Washington in Arlington, Virginia September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/File Photo The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late on Friday thatRead More


Critics urge WHO to reverse ‘wrong’ choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe gestures as he attends the 2nd Session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission in Pretoria, South Africa October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko The British government said Mugabe’s appointment was “surprising and disappointing” and added that it risked overshadowing the WHO’s global work. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the appointmentRead More


One dead, another missing after oil barge fire off Texas

(Reuters) – At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, officials said. Coast Guard responds to barge on fire approximately three miles from Port Aransas jetties in Texas, U.S., October 20, 2017. Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard/Handout via REUTERS The barge was carrying some 133,000 barrels of crude oil to a refinery in Corpus Christi when the explosion occurred at 4:30 a.m., they said. The deadRead More


U.S. court blocks immigrant teen’s bid to obtain abortion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday prevented an illegal immigrant teenager detained by the government from immediately obtaining an abortion, although it left open the possibility she could undergo the procedure within days. The decision by a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit panel gave the government until Oct. 31 to approve a sponsor, who could help the 17-year-old obtain the procedure without the government’s assistance. If the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) signed off on the sponsor, she “willRead More


Shop employees say they may have sold costume to alleged ‘Killer Clown’ murderer – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

More than 27 years ago, a woman died after she was shot at her front door by someone dressed as a clown, and a former costume store employee says there is a “strong possibility” that the woman’s accused murderer bought the outfit at her shop. On the morning of May 26, 1990, Marlene Warren was at her home in Wellington, Florida, with her 22-year-old son, Joseph Ahrens, and several of his friends. Palm Beach County Sheriffs OfficeOn May 26, 1990, Marlene Warren of Wellington, Fla. was shot at her frontRead More