Bangladesh cricket team escape Christchurch mosque shooting

Batsman Tamim Iqbal says he and his teammates fled after shots were fired at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in the New Zealand city The Bangladesh cricket team just escaped after shots were fired at a Christchurch mosque near to where the team was due to play the final Test match of their tour of New Zealand. Bangladesh Cricket confirmed, after taking refuge in the immediate aftermath in the dressing rooms at Hagley Oval. Australias Under-19s women side, who are also on tour in New Zealand and were staying in the same hotel as the Bangladesh team, were also confirmed safe. Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal, Bangladeshs highest run scorer, said he and his teammates were able to flee the scene. …

US and China must focus on striking a deal for the sake of both economies

Worsening financial data on both sides of the Pacific should bring both sides together on trade In 2010 almost one in five Chinese people lived in poverty. By 2017 that figure had fallen to a little under one in 30, according to the World Bank. Its an astonishing decline in poverty achieved with a mix of authoritarianism, competitive markets and a huge increase in corporate and state borrowing. Trump has accused Beijing of subsidising its exports and artificially depressing its currency to aid that effort. In addition, the US wants Chinese companies to be banned from demanding technology transfers as the price of entering Chinese markets. It is difficult to make a case for currency depreciation when the Peoples Bank …