News Headlines - 04 September 2018

Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency - The Washington Post

The dramatic and previously untold scene is recounted in “Fear,” a forthcoming book by Bob Woodward that paints a harrowing portrait of the Trump presidency, based on in-depth interviews with administration officials and other principals.

Donald Trump to visit Ireland in November, says White House

The White House confirmed on Friday that US president Donald Trump is to visit Ireland in November.
Mr Trump is expected to visit Ireland as part of his planned trip to Europe in November, when he is due to attend the Armistice commemorations in Paris on November 11th.

Goldman Sees Yuan Gaining in Reserves at Cost to Dollar, Yen - Bloomberg

China’s currency is set to take an increasing share of world foreign-exchange reserves, with the dollar and yen having to make the most room proportionally for the newcomer on the block, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
An acceleration in foreign inflows into Chinese fixed income in recent months -- despite a tumble in the yuan -- has showcased the power of allocation demand for the world’s No. 3 bond market. Central banks will probably account for $250 billion of an estimated $1 trillion of net inflows into Chinese bonds in the five years through 2022, Goldman analysts said.

Husband dies after wife puts eye drops in water, police say

A South Carolina woman has been charged with murder after killing her husband by putting eye drops into his water for several days, according to authorities.
York County deputies said 52-year-old Lana Clayton confessed to investigators after an autopsy uncovered a high amount of tetrahydrozoline in her husband's body.
The chemical is found in over-the-counter eye drops such as Visine.

Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex - The Straits Times

Two Malaysian women were caned on Monday (Sept 3) for having lesbian sex, in violation of strict Islamic laws, despite an outcry from activists at the "cruel and unjust" punishment... Campaigners said it was the first time that women in Malaysia have been caned for violating a syariah regulation which forbids same-sex relations.








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