December 10, 2018




India’s central bank governor resigns

India (HRNW): India’s central bank governor Urjit Patel has resigned from his post citing “personal reasons”. His resignation comes amid reports of a rift between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s…



Russian ex-cop jailed for 56 more murders

Russia (HRNW): A Siberian policeman described as Russia’s most prolific mass murderer in modern times has been given a second life sentence. Mikhail Popkov, 53, murdered 55 women and a policeman near Irkutsk between 1992 and…


US snowstorm kills one in North Carolina

United States (HRNW): A heavy snowstorm has swept through US south-eastern states, killing at least one person and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. A state of emergency has been declared in North Carolina, with some…