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(MENAFN - AFP) Takata shares jumped on Tuesday after the airbag supplier's boss reportedly said he would resign once the company recovers from a scandal linked to at least 13 deaths and scores of injuries globally.

The Tokyo-listed stock soared as much as 10 percent in early afternoon trade after chief executive Shigehisa Takada told the annual shareholder meeting that he ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Australian mogul James Packer won approval on Tuesday for a towering six-star hotel and casino complex on Sydney harbour aimed at Asian high-rollers, with work expected to begin shortly.

The New South Wales state government legislated to site the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort on foreshore land previously earmarked as public open space in 2013.

The casino, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) South Korea on Tuesday announced an economic stimulus package of 20 trillion won ($17 billion) as it cut its 2016 growth forecast due to slowing global demand and the fallout from Britain's shock decision to leave the EU.

The finance ministry revised its growth target for the year to 2.8 percent from 3.1 percent, and said it would provide a supplementary budget ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Thirty Vietnamese found illegally fishing in Australian waters were on Tuesday handed suspended jail sentences and had their boats destroyed in what authorities said was a strong deterrent message.

The crew were from two boats caught illegally fishing in a Coral Sea marine reserve off Australia's north coast on June 2, with diving gear and six tonnes of sea ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Asia led a bounce in world markets on Tuesday while the pound rose as traders began betting on a fresh round of stimulus to mitigate the effects of Britain's shock decision to leave the EU.

Regional markets mostly closed higher after beginning the day deep in the red, as uncertainty over the vote -- which many fear could precipitate the end of the United Kingdom ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) In Italy's southern city of Naples, if you want to buy or sell bread, there's only one supplier to go to -- and you'd better not refuse.

So claim Italian police who on Monday said they arrested 24 people suspected of belonging to a mafia group which has controlled the market for bread in the city for years.

From supermarkets to street vendors, all bread ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A second US patient has been infected with a superbug that is highly resistant to last-resort antibiotics, scientists said.

Virologists found the rare mrc-1 gene, which causes the resistance, in a strain of E. coli from a patient in New York, according to findings published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

"We are very close to seeing ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, sardines and anchovies, can reduce risk of a deadly heart attack by 10 percent, a study out Monday said.

Researchers looked at blood and tissue omega-3 levels in participants of 19 studies across 16 countries, the report published in the US journal JAMA Internal Medicine said.

They found that ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Bisexual, gay and lesbian adults are more likely to experience psychological distress and engage in unhealthy behaviors, possibly as a result of being the target of discrimination, according to a study published Monday.

The study in the US medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine analyzed the results of the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Survey, which ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) German engineers have created a camera no bigger than a grain of salt that could change the future of health imaging -- and clandestine surveillance.

Using 3-D printing, researchers from the University of Stuttgart built a three-lens camera, and fit it onto the end of an optical fibre the width of two hairs.

Such technology could be used as minimally-intrusive ...

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