Texas: 10-year-old girl dies of rare brain-eating amoeba

A 10-year-old girl has died in the hospital, her family said in a statement on Monday, after she contracted a rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a Texas river. Lily Mae Avant swam in a river and lake over the Labor Day holiday weekend earlier in September, then suffered a headache and a fever the following weekend. Continue Reading

Will meet India, Pak PMs soon: Trump

US President Donald Trump said he will be meeting the prime ministers of India and Pakistan soon, even as he maintained that tension between the two Asian countries had reduced. While Trump will address Indian-Americans, along with PM Modi, at the “Howdy Modi!” event in Houston on 22 September, the American president did not say when or where will he be meeting PM Khan. Continue Reading

US ‘locked and loaded’ to respond to Saudi oil attack: Trump

President Donald Trump said the US is ‘locked and loaded’ to respond to an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington has blamed on Iran, as Riyadh raced to restart operations at plants hit by drone attacks. Continue Reading

Oil prices soar more than 10% after Saudi plant attacks

Oil prices surged more than 10 per cent today after attacks on two Saudi Arabian plants that slashed output in the world’s top producer by half, with Donald Trump blaming Iran and raising the possibility of a military strike on the country. West Texas Intermediate jumped 10.68 per cent to 60.71 per cent and Brent climbed 11.77 per cent to 67.31  per cent in early Asia trading following the blasts at facilities run by state-owned giant Aramco. Continue Reading