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14 children among 22 murdered in brutal Cameroon massacre

A pregnant woman was also believed to be among the slain in the village of Ntumbo.

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A pregnant woman was also believed to be among the slain in the village of Ntumbo.

14 children among 22 murdered in brutal Cameroon massacre
Group of 12 German far-right extremists planned Christchurch-style mosque attacks

They planned to imitate the attacks in Christchurch in New Zealand in which 51 people were killed at two mosques.

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They planned to imitate the attacks in Christchurch in New Zealand in which 51 people were killed at two mosques.

Group of 12 German far-right extremists planned Christchurch-style mosque attacks
Fellow US Democrats round on ‘sexist’ Michael Bloomberg as race for presidential nomination heats up

The former New York mayor has faced increasingly sharp criticism, much of it over past positions and crude comments.

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The former New York mayor has faced increasingly sharp criticism, much of it over past positions and crude comments.

Fellow US Democrats round on ‘sexist’ Michael Bloomberg as race for presidential nomination heats up
Man dies after falling into river as Storm Dennis slams into UK, power cuts hit France

Britain’s government weather agency also issued a rare red warning for south Wales, saying there was ‘danger to life’.

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Britain’s government weather agency also issued a rare red warning for south Wales, saying there was ‘danger to life’.

Man dies after falling into river as Storm Dennis slams into UK, power cuts hit France
Coronavirus: 40 Americans on board Diamond Princess luxury cruise liner infected, will not be evacuated

Work is underway to repatriate some 400 American passengers on board the ship.

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Work is underway to repatriate some 400 American passengers on board the ship.

Coronavirus: 40 Americans on board Diamond Princess luxury cruise liner infected, will not be evacuated
French whisky makers target global market for Scotch as their range of tipples continues to grow

Scotland is still the world’s biggest whisky producer, but France has 42 distilleries making whisky, and they want to carve out a piece of what has become a lucrative market.

16 Feb 2020 - 10:08PM

Scotland is still the world’s biggest whisky producer, but France has 42 distilleries making whisky, and they want to carve out a piece of what has become a lucrative market.

French whisky makers target global market for Scotch as their range of tipples continues to grow
Britain issues ‘danger to life’ warning as Storm Dennis hits with hurricane-force winds

The storm hit with 150km/h winds and floods in Wales, prompting a rare red warning for rainfall.

16 Feb 2020 - 8:00PM

The storm hit with 150km/h winds and floods in Wales, prompting a rare red warning for rainfall.

Britain issues ‘danger to life’ warning as Storm Dennis hits with hurricane-force winds
Coronavirus: South Korea joins other nations planning to evacuate citizens on Diamond Princess

Japan said on Sunday the number of coronavirus cases on board the quarantined ship had risen to 355.

16 Feb 2020 - 8:14PM

Japan said on Sunday the number of coronavirus cases on board the quarantined ship had risen to 355.

Coronavirus: South Korea joins other nations planning to evacuate citizens on Diamond Princess
Turkish president Erdogan accuses Russia of managing Libyan war ‘at highest level’

Turkey and Russia are currently engaged in a war of words over Syria where the two countries support opposing sides.

16 Feb 2020 - 5:23AM

Turkey and Russia are currently engaged in a war of words over Syria where the two countries support opposing sides.

Turkish president Erdogan accuses Russia of managing Libyan war ‘at highest level’
British army deployed to tackle flooding as storm Dennis hits UK

Still reeling from last weekend’s Storm Ciara, Britain braces for heavy winds and rain.

16 Feb 2020 - 3:37AM

Still reeling from last weekend’s Storm Ciara, Britain braces for heavy winds and rain.

British army deployed to tackle flooding as storm Dennis hits UK
New Banksy Valentine’s Day artwork covered after being vandalised

Abusive graffiti targeting local authorities in the city of Bristol was daubed over the work.

16 Feb 2020 - 10:50PM

Abusive graffiti targeting local authorities in the city of Bristol was daubed over the work.

New Banksy Valentine’s Day artwork covered after being vandalised
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg dismisses French president’s call for ‘strategic’ nuclear dialogue

Stoltenberg said with the US and Britain’s nuclear weapons, Europe was already protected.

16 Feb 2020 - 2:10AM

Stoltenberg said with the US and Britain’s nuclear weapons, Europe was already protected.

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg dismisses French president’s call for ‘strategic’ nuclear dialogue
Yemen conflict: 31 civilians killed in air strikes; Saudi fighter jet crashes

Coalition said the Tornado aircraft came down Friday in northern Al-Jawf province during an operation to support government forces.

16 Feb 2020 - 8:22AM

Coalition said the Tornado aircraft came down Friday in northern Al-Jawf province during an operation to support government forces.

Yemen conflict: 31 civilians killed in air strikes; Saudi fighter jet crashes
Mike Pompeo defends US role on global stage at Munich security meeting

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said pessimism over the United States’ commitment to the international community was ‘grossly over-exaggerated’.

15 Feb 2020 - 8:11PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said pessimism over the United States’ commitment to the international community was ‘grossly over-exaggerated’.

Mike Pompeo defends US role on global stage at Munich security meeting
US-China strategic rivalry and new technology propel global surge in military spending, IISS report says

Both the US and China increased spending by 6.6 per cent, to US$684.6 billion and US$181.1 billion respectively, IISS report says.

15 Feb 2020 - 9:49PM

Both the US and China increased spending by 6.6 per cent, to US$684.6 billion and US$181.1 billion respectively, IISS report says.

US-China strategic rivalry and new technology propel global surge in military spending, IISS report says
Which Democratic presidential candidates were unable to name Mexico’s president?

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been Mexico’s president since 2018 but two Democratic presidential hopefuls couldn’t identify him.

15 Feb 2020 - 10:19AM

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been Mexico’s president since 2018 but two Democratic presidential hopefuls couldn’t identify him.

Which Democratic presidential candidates were unable to name Mexico’s president?
Coronavirus: Relief as first group of French returnees from Wuhan declared infection-free

Before their final goodbyes, all 181 people in the group received a certificate stating they were not contagious, a French Red Cross official said.

15 Feb 2020 - 12:45AM

Before their final goodbyes, all 181 people in the group received a certificate stating they were not contagious, a French Red Cross official said.

Coronavirus: Relief as first group of French returnees from Wuhan declared infection-free
Indonesian police raid hotels for unmarried lovers in Valentine’s Day crackdown

The unlucky lovers were let go after being given a lecture about the evils of premarital sex, said authorities in Makassar on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.

14 Feb 2020 - 9:32PM

The unlucky lovers were let go after being given a lecture about the evils of premarital sex, said authorities in Makassar on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.

Indonesian police raid hotels for unmarried lovers in Valentine’s Day crackdown
Emmanuel Macron’s close ally exits race for Paris mayor over leaked sex video, in power setback for party

Benjamin Griveaux was central to French president Emmanuel Macron’s bid to control the capital and build a local power base for his party.

14 Feb 2020 - 10:26PM

Benjamin Griveaux was central to French president Emmanuel Macron’s bid to control the capital and build a local power base for his party.

Emmanuel Macron’s close ally exits race for Paris mayor over leaked sex video, in power setback for party
Coronavirus: Philippines lifts Taiwan travel ban after Taipei threatens Filipino work visas

Some 150,000 Filipinos work in Taiwan, enjoying visa-free entry that reports said could have been axed in response to the February 10 travel ban.

14 Feb 2020 - 10:45PM

Some 150,000 Filipinos work in Taiwan, enjoying visa-free entry that reports said could have been axed in response to the February 10 travel ban.

Coronavirus: Philippines lifts Taiwan travel ban after Taipei threatens Filipino work visas
Billie Eilish drops James Bond track on YouTube – theme song No Time to Die racks up 2.2 million views in six hours

Billie Eilish, who swept five awards at the Grammys last month, has an instant hit with theme tune for James Bond movie, racking up 2.2 million views in just six hours on YouTube.

14 Feb 2020 - 9:07PM

Billie Eilish, who swept five awards at the Grammys last month, has an instant hit with theme tune for James Bond movie, racking up 2.2 million views in just six hours on YouTube.

Billie Eilish drops James Bond track on YouTube – theme song No Time to Die racks up 2.2 million views in six hours
‘Stop applauding rapists on the run’: entire French Cesar Academy board quits after Polanksi row

Roman Polanski has been wanted in the US for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl since 1978 but has continued to direct films.

14 Feb 2020 - 3:38PM

Roman Polanski has been wanted in the US for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl since 1978 but has continued to direct films.

‘Stop applauding rapists on the run’: entire French Cesar Academy board quits after Polanksi row
Crash Landing on You: the hit K-drama tells an unlikely love story spanning North and South

A beautiful South Korean heiress paraglides into the North, where she meets a handsome soldier. The two fall in love while he conceals her from authorities.

14 Feb 2020 - 3:16PM

A beautiful South Korean heiress paraglides into the North, where she meets a handsome soldier. The two fall in love while he conceals her from authorities.

Crash Landing on You: the hit K-drama tells an unlikely love story spanning North and South
Coronavirus: White House ‘disappointed’ in China’s lack of transparency

‘Some surprise’ at ‘numbers jumping around’, Larry Kudlow says as Beijing announces surge of 15,152 new cases after change in diagnostic criteria.

14 Feb 2020 - 4:25AM

‘Some surprise’ at ‘numbers jumping around’, Larry Kudlow says as Beijing announces surge of 15,152 new cases after change in diagnostic criteria.

Coronavirus: White House ‘disappointed’ in China’s lack of transparency
Japan confirms first death of person with new coronavirus

A Japanese woman in her 80s is the country’s first coronavirus death, in the third fatality outside mainland China.

13 Feb 2020 - 8:43PM

A Japanese woman in her 80s is the country’s first coronavirus death, in the third fatality outside mainland China.

Japan confirms first death of person with new coronavirus
Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupts, spewing ash 2km high

Mount Merapi’s last major eruption in 2010 killed more than 300 people and forced the evacuation of some 280,000 residents.

13 Feb 2020 - 7:36PM

Mount Merapi’s last major eruption in 2010 killed more than 300 people and forced the evacuation of some 280,000 residents.

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupts, spewing ash 2km high
Coronavirus: Australia extends ban on visitors from China another week

Australia’s tourism industry has already suffered major losses without Chinese tourists, while Chinese students are also seeking to return to Australia.

13 Feb 2020 - 11:48PM

Australia’s tourism industry has already suffered major losses without Chinese tourists, while Chinese students are also seeking to return to Australia.

Coronavirus: Australia extends ban on visitors from China another week
Coronavirus cases in Vietnam prompt mass quarantine of 10,000 people in Son Loi commune

Vietnam shares a porous border with China, and has 16 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including six in Son Loi commune about 40km from Hanoi.

13 Feb 2020 - 3:50PM

Vietnam shares a porous border with China, and has 16 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including six in Son Loi commune about 40km from Hanoi.

Coronavirus cases in Vietnam prompt mass quarantine of 10,000 people in Son Loi commune
How to reduce food waste: the food-sharing apps offering cheap leftover meals for eco-conscious eaters

An estimated one-third of all food is thrown away but food-sharing apps Karma, Too Good To Go and Olio are helping reduce the waste by working with restaurants and home cooks to offer leftover food for discount prices.

13 Feb 2020 - 10:17PM

An estimated one-third of all food is thrown away but food-sharing apps Karma, Too Good To Go and Olio are helping reduce the waste by working with restaurants and home cooks to offer leftover food for discount prices.

How to reduce food waste: the food-sharing apps offering cheap leftover meals for eco-conscious eaters
Tokyo 2020 Olympics boss blasts ‘irresponsible rumours’ over coronavirus shutdown

CEO says Japan is not considering postponing or cancelling the Games.

13 Feb 2020 - 1:33PM

CEO says Japan is not considering postponing or cancelling the Games.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics boss blasts ‘irresponsible rumours’ over coronavirus shutdown