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China 0-1 Uzbekistan: from bad to worse for Fabio Cannavaro as shot-shy hosts finish last in China Cup

Hosts finish bottom of four-team mini-tournament

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Hosts finish bottom of four-team mini-tournament

China 0-1 Uzbekistan: from bad to worse for Fabio Cannavaro as shot-shy hosts finish last in China Cup
Rocket fired from Gaza hits house north of Tel Aviv, wounding 5

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was in Washington, said he was cutting short his visit because of the attack.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was in Washington, said he was cutting short his visit because of the attack.

Rocket fired from Gaza hits house north of Tel Aviv, wounding 5
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will visit Beijing this weekend amid tensions over Huawei ban

Huawei took out full-page advertisements in major New Zealand newspapers criticising the ban.

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Huawei took out full-page advertisements in major New Zealand newspapers criticising the ban.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will visit Beijing this weekend amid tensions over Huawei ban
Qatar makes big statement with massive US$434 million museum

Futuristic complex on Doha’s waterfront corniche will be the first notable building visitors to Qatar see as they make their way from the airport to the city.

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Futuristic complex on Doha’s waterfront corniche will be the first notable building visitors to Qatar see as they make their way from the airport to the city.

Qatar makes big statement with massive US$434 million museum
New Zealand shooting: Journey home begins for Christchurch mosque massacre’s foreign victims

Indian High Commission says the bodies of two people killed in attack had arrived in their homeland and a third was expected later on Monday.

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Indian High Commission says the bodies of two people killed in attack had arrived in their homeland and a third was expected later on Monday.

New Zealand shooting: Journey home begins for Christchurch mosque massacre’s foreign victims
Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May holds Brexit crisis talks

May meets with Tory Brexiteer MPs, including the influential Jacob Rees-Mogg and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.

25 Mar 2019 - 5:55AM

May meets with Tory Brexiteer MPs, including the influential Jacob Rees-Mogg and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May holds Brexit crisis talks
Mali government sacks senior army officers and dissolves militia after brutal massacre that left more than 130 villagers dead

Survivors of Saturday’s attack said ethnic Dogon hunters carried out the deadly raid in Ogossagou.

25 Mar 2019 - 4:31AM

Survivors of Saturday’s attack said ethnic Dogon hunters carried out the deadly raid in Ogossagou.

Mali government sacks senior army officers and dissolves militia after brutal massacre that left more than 130 villagers dead
Donald Trump declares ‘complete exoneration’ after Robert Mueller finds no evidence of Russia conspiracy

The long-awaited report marked a major milestone of Donald Trump’s presidency as he prepares for his 2020 re-election battle.

25 Mar 2019 - 11:33AM

The long-awaited report marked a major milestone of Donald Trump’s presidency as he prepares for his 2020 re-election battle.

Donald Trump declares ‘complete exoneration’ after Robert Mueller finds no evidence of Russia conspiracy
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets French President Emmanuel Macron after a stop in Monaco

High security for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official visit to Paris on Monday, which will mark 55 years since Charles de Gaulle established diplomatic relations with Beijing.

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High security for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official visit to Paris on Monday, which will mark 55 years since Charles de Gaulle established diplomatic relations with Beijing.

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets French President Emmanuel Macron after a stop in Monaco
Man from remote Kenya village, who gives most of his salary to the poor, is crowned the ‘world’s best teacher’, wins US$1 million

Peter Tabichi wins the Global Teacher Prize for 2019 in Dubai, hosted by Hollywood star Hugh Jackman.

25 Mar 2019 - 1:44AM

Peter Tabichi wins the Global Teacher Prize for 2019 in Dubai, hosted by Hollywood star Hugh Jackman.

Man from remote Kenya village, who gives most of his salary to the poor, is crowned the ‘world’s best teacher’, wins US$1 million
Wife of vanished Chinese Interpol chief Meng Hongwei urges French President Emmanuel Macron to raise case with Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping will make a state visit to Paris on Monday, where he will meet the French president.

25 Mar 2019 - 1:00AM

Xi Jinping will make a state visit to Paris on Monday, where he will meet the French president.

Wife of vanished Chinese Interpol chief Meng Hongwei urges French President Emmanuel Macron to raise case with Xi Jinping
Fighting disease new challenge for Cyclone Idai survivors in Mozambique

Survivors are struggling in desperate conditions with some still trapped on rooftops.

24 Mar 2019 - 10:08PM

Survivors are struggling in desperate conditions with some still trapped on rooftops.

Fighting disease new challenge for Cyclone Idai survivors in Mozambique
Japan cancels deportation of Taiwanese man in same-sex relationship

A Taiwanese man in a long-term partnership who overstayed his visa has had his deportation order revoked in what his lawyers said was a step towards legal protection for same-sex couples in Japan.

24 Mar 2019 - 9:45PM

A Taiwanese man in a long-term partnership who overstayed his visa has had his deportation order revoked in what his lawyers said was a step towards legal protection for same-sex couples in Japan.

Japan cancels deportation of Taiwanese man in same-sex relationship
Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad threatens to boycott EU fighter jets and buy from China instead due to palm oil restrictions

Malaysia and Indonesia have clashed with EU lawmakers over the crop’s cultivation, which has caused rampant deforestation and destruction of wildlife.

25 Mar 2019 - 9:52AM

Malaysia and Indonesia have clashed with EU lawmakers over the crop’s cultivation, which has caused rampant deforestation and destruction of wildlife.

Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad threatens to boycott EU fighter jets and buy from China instead due to palm oil restrictions
New Zealand to hold national remembrance service for Christchurch massacre victims

The remembrance would provide an opportunity for people internationally “to come together as one to honour the victims of the terrorist attack”, said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

24 Mar 2019 - 10:28PM

The remembrance would provide an opportunity for people internationally “to come together as one to honour the victims of the terrorist attack”, said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

New Zealand to hold national remembrance service for Christchurch massacre victims
Millions of babies are starving in Pakistan despite an abundance of food in the country

Food exports are growing in Pakistan, yet many in the country lack access or resources to feed themselves and their families.

24 Mar 2019 - 10:28PM

Food exports are growing in Pakistan, yet many in the country lack access or resources to feed themselves and their families.

Millions of babies are starving in Pakistan despite an abundance of food in the country
Miami Open: Naomi Osaka left to regret ‘immaturity’ in third round loss to Hsieh Su-Wei

Japanese loses out to world No 27

24 Mar 2019 - 2:15PM

Japanese loses out to world No 27

Miami Open: Naomi Osaka left to regret ‘immaturity’ in third round loss to Hsieh Su-Wei
Gridlocked Jakarta inaugurates its first MRT system

Jakarta’s first subway line, the latest of many infrastructure improvements across the world’s fourth most populous nation, is aimed at helping it catch up with other Southeast Asian capitals.

24 Mar 2019 - 10:28PM

Jakarta’s first subway line, the latest of many infrastructure improvements across the world’s fourth most populous nation, is aimed at helping it catch up with other Southeast Asian capitals.

Gridlocked Jakarta inaugurates its first MRT system
Software patch for Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX is ‘ready’

Boeing is tweaking the system designed to prevent an aerodynamic stall if sensors detect that the plane’s nose is pointed too high.

24 Mar 2019 - 9:55PM

Boeing is tweaking the system designed to prevent an aerodynamic stall if sensors detect that the plane’s nose is pointed too high.

Software patch for Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX is ‘ready’
Theresa May’s ministers are plotting to oust her as her Brexit strategy lies in tatters

Michael Gove is one contender to become interim prime minister to complete the Brexit process. But others are pushing for Theresa May’s de facto deputy, David Lidington and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

24 Mar 2019 - 9:55PM

Michael Gove is one contender to become interim prime minister to complete the Brexit process. But others are pushing for Theresa May’s de facto deputy, David Lidington and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Theresa May’s ministers are plotting to oust her as her Brexit strategy lies in tatters
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses US of financing mercenary ‘plot’ to assassinate him

Maduro tells his supporters that opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognised as interim president by more than 50 countries, was organising plan.

24 Mar 2019 - 6:44AM

Maduro tells his supporters that opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognised as interim president by more than 50 countries, was organising plan.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses US of financing mercenary ‘plot’ to assassinate him
‘A remarkable achievement’: Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg hails the end of the Islamic State caliphate in Syria

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said they had captured the last piece of territory held by the militants on Saturday.

24 Mar 2019 - 4:02AM

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said they had captured the last piece of territory held by the militants on Saturday.

‘A remarkable achievement’: Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg hails the end of the Islamic State caliphate in Syria
‘Stop Brexit’: hundreds of thousands march in London to demand a second people’s vote on EU divorce

Organisers estimated around a million protesters took to the streets of the British capital on Saturday.

24 Mar 2019 - 1:24AM

Organisers estimated around a million protesters took to the streets of the British capital on Saturday.

‘Stop Brexit’: hundreds of thousands march in London to demand a second people’s vote on EU divorce
Somalia minister Saqar Ibrahim Abdalla among 11 dead in attack by al-Shabab militants

Police said the assault began when two explosions were set off near the ministries of public works and labour.

23 Mar 2019 - 10:58PM

Police said the assault began when two explosions were set off near the ministries of public works and labour.

Somalia minister Saqar Ibrahim Abdalla among 11 dead in attack by al-Shabab militants
Indonesia busts Russian smuggling drugged orangutan through Bali airport

Suspicious customs officers found a two-year-old male orangutan and some lizards in the man’s luggage.

23 Mar 2019 - 11:18PM

Suspicious customs officers found a two-year-old male orangutan and some lizards in the man’s luggage.

Indonesia busts Russian smuggling drugged orangutan through Bali airport
Uefa charges Neymar for rant after Champions League loss as PSG star faces suspension

Paris Saint-Germain forward could be banned for three matches after posting profanity-laden rant at officials on Instagram.

23 Mar 2019 - 12:05PM

Paris Saint-Germain forward could be banned for three matches after posting profanity-laden rant at officials on Instagram.

Uefa charges Neymar for rant after Champions League loss as PSG star faces suspension
Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen promises to help boost tourism in Palau on first leg of Pacific diplomacy tour

Leader says island’s carrier China Airways will add a fourth weekly flight to Palau to boost travel to remote microstate.

23 Mar 2019 - 11:02PM

Leader says island’s carrier China Airways will add a fourth weekly flight to Palau to boost travel to remote microstate.

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen promises to help boost tourism in Palau on first leg of Pacific diplomacy tour
US slaps sanctions on key Venezuelan bank BANDES and others over support for President Nicolas Maduro

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says ‘Maduro and his enablers have distorted the original purpose of the bank’.

23 Mar 2019 - 5:54AM

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says ‘Maduro and his enablers have distorted the original purpose of the bank’.

US slaps sanctions on key Venezuelan bank BANDES and others over support for President Nicolas Maduro
Islamic State ‘100 per cent’ defeated in Syria, US President Donald Trump claims

White House declaration came after days of combat in the final IS holdout of Baghouz.

23 Mar 2019 - 2:48AM

White House declaration came after days of combat in the final IS holdout of Baghouz.

Islamic State ‘100 per cent’ defeated in Syria, US President Donald Trump claims
US President Donald Trump says he is withdrawing earlier North Korea-related sanctions because he ‘likes’ Kim Jong-un

Announcement comes after United States on Thursday blacklisted two Chinese shipping companies that it said helped North Korea evade sanctions.

23 Mar 2019 - 4:13AM

Announcement comes after United States on Thursday blacklisted two Chinese shipping companies that it said helped North Korea evade sanctions.

US President Donald Trump says he is withdrawing earlier North Korea-related sanctions because he ‘likes’ Kim Jong-un