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Earthquake kills 12 in western Turkey and two people on Greek island of Samos

Greek seismologist Akis Tselentis said potentially powerful aftershocks could be expected for several weeks, or even a month.

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Greek seismologist Akis Tselentis said potentially powerful aftershocks could be expected for several weeks, or even a month.

Earthquake kills 12 in western Turkey and two people on Greek island of Samos
US election 2020: Lancet lashes out at Trump’s ‘disastrous’ coronavirus response, urges vote for change

The medical journal’s editorial said the US was experiencing a ‘continuing devaluation of science’.

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The medical journal’s editorial said the US was experiencing a ‘continuing devaluation of science’.

US election 2020: Lancet lashes out at Trump’s ‘disastrous’ coronavirus response, urges vote for change
Trump vs Biden: bettors splash over US$1 billion on US election 2020

More than US$1 billion has already been bet on the winner around the world even before polling day.

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More than US$1 billion has already been bet on the winner around the world even before polling day.

Trump vs Biden: bettors splash over US$1 billion on US election 2020
Man detained over contacts with Nice church killer as France put on high alert

A 47-year-old man has been detained for questioning in connection with the knife attack in Nice’s Notre-Dame basilica in which three people were killed

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A 47-year-old man has been detained for questioning in connection with the knife attack in Nice’s Notre-Dame basilica in which three people were killed

Man detained over contacts with Nice church killer as France put on high alert
Anxiety in Taiwan as ‘angry’ China’s sabre-rattling grows louder

Fears of a conflict breaking out across the strait are at their highest in decades, and an observer calls it the most dangerous, unstable and consequential flashpoint on the planet.

30 Oct 2020 - 3:51PM

Fears of a conflict breaking out across the strait are at their highest in decades, and an observer calls it the most dangerous, unstable and consequential flashpoint on the planet.

Anxiety in Taiwan as ‘angry’ China’s sabre-rattling grows louder
Taiwan blacksmith turns China’s artillery shells into knives under the shadow of latest tension with Beijing

On the island of Quemoy, Wu Tseng-dong has made about 400,000 kitchen knives from shells fired from the mainland.

30 Oct 2020 - 4:08PM

On the island of Quemoy, Wu Tseng-dong has made about 400,000 kitchen knives from shells fired from the mainland.

Taiwan blacksmith turns China’s artillery shells into knives under the shadow of latest tension with Beijing
Witch-hunting history brought to life at Danish museum

It looks like a real eye-opening experience!

30 Oct 2020 - 12:26PM

It looks like a real eye-opening experience!

Witch-hunting history brought to life at Danish museum
Glenn Greenwald resigns from The Intercept over article critical of Joe Biden

Prize-winning journalist who broke Edward Snowden story accuses news outlet he founded of censorship after it refuses to publish his piece.

30 Oct 2020 - 6:20PM

Prize-winning journalist who broke Edward Snowden story accuses news outlet he founded of censorship after it refuses to publish his piece.

Glenn Greenwald resigns from The Intercept over article critical of Joe Biden
UK opposition Labour Party suspends former leader Jeremy Corbyn after ‘day of shame’ over anti-Semitism

The shock development came after Jeremy Corbyn said he refused to accept all the findings of a government watchdog’s report that found his office broke equality law.

29 Oct 2020 - 11:10PM

The shock development came after Jeremy Corbyn said he refused to accept all the findings of a government watchdog’s report that found his office broke equality law.

UK opposition Labour Party suspends former leader Jeremy Corbyn after ‘day of shame’ over anti-Semitism
Activists decry ‘Jurassic Park’ plan for Indonesia’s Komodo dragons

Authorities unveiled a proposal to build a tourist development in Komodo National Park last month, dubbed ‘Jurassic Park’ by critics after music from the franchise was used in a promotional video.

29 Oct 2020 - 8:35PM

Authorities unveiled a proposal to build a tourist development in Komodo National Park last month, dubbed ‘Jurassic Park’ by critics after music from the franchise was used in a promotional video.

Activists decry ‘Jurassic Park’ plan for Indonesia’s Komodo dragons
Thailand’s Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit charged over flash mob protest

The charismatic Thai billionaire and founder of the dissolved Future Forward party is accused of violations linked to a rally in Bangkok in December 2019.

29 Oct 2020 - 5:55PM

The charismatic Thai billionaire and founder of the dissolved Future Forward party is accused of violations linked to a rally in Bangkok in December 2019.

Thailand’s Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit charged over flash mob protest
As India records 8 million coronavirus cases, demand for home remedies is booming

The rising interest in ayurveda and other therapies has been encouraged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party.

29 Oct 2020 - 3:34PM

The rising interest in ayurveda and other therapies has been encouraged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party.

As India records 8 million coronavirus cases, demand for home remedies is booming
Instagram nudity policy change driven by plus-sized model is a win for body positivity

Instagram removed Nyome Nicholas-Williams’ photos of herself topless but covering her breasts, leading to a campaign to allow people to show pride in their bodies. Instagram has since changed its policy towards nudity.

29 Oct 2020 - 12:04PM

Instagram removed Nyome Nicholas-Williams’ photos of herself topless but covering her breasts, leading to a campaign to allow people to show pride in their bodies. Instagram has since changed its policy towards nudity.

Instagram nudity policy change driven by plus-sized model is a win for body positivity
NBA: former Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey set to join Philadelphia 76ers: reports

Morey, who triggered a massive breakdown in the relationship between the NBA and China during his time at the Rockets, stepped down as GM in Houston earlier this month.

29 Oct 2020 - 11:11AM

Morey, who triggered a massive breakdown in the relationship between the NBA and China during his time at the Rockets, stepped down as GM in Houston earlier this month.

NBA: former Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey set to join Philadelphia 76ers: reports
Disastrous year for NBA sees revenue fall 10 per cent to US$8.3 billion in 2019-20: report

Citing financial numbers shared with league clubs the report says the NBA lost US$400 million in sponsorships and merchandise this term.

29 Oct 2020 - 10:28PM

Citing financial numbers shared with league clubs the report says the NBA lost US$400 million in sponsorships and merchandise this term.

Disastrous year for NBA sees revenue fall 10 per cent to US$8.3 billion in 2019-20: report
Coronavirus: France orders new lockdown, Germany imposes toughest rules in months

Governments across Europe act to stop a fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases.

29 Oct 2020 - 10:33PM

Governments across Europe act to stop a fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases.

Coronavirus: France orders new lockdown, Germany imposes toughest rules in months
Millions of Indians ignore coronavirus rules to vote in Bihar state election

The state is governed by an alliance that includes PM Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, which has promised a free vaccine for every Bihar resident if it wins.

29 Oct 2020 - 5:12AM

The state is governed by an alliance that includes PM Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, which has promised a free vaccine for every Bihar resident if it wins.

Millions of Indians ignore coronavirus rules to vote in Bihar state election
Qatar staff who ‘forcibly examined’ women passengers could be prosecuted

Facing potentially devastating commercial and reputational damage, Qatar has vowed to guarantee the future ‘safety, security and comfort’ of passengers.

28 Oct 2020 - 8:51PM

Facing potentially devastating commercial and reputational damage, Qatar has vowed to guarantee the future ‘safety, security and comfort’ of passengers.

Qatar staff who ‘forcibly examined’ women passengers could be prosecuted
Thai protests: in Bangkok, motorcycle taxi drivers serve as quiet allies

The riders have kept their fares low or free as they wait on the sidelines of the rallies, cheering on youth activists and observing for signs of trouble.

29 Oct 2020 - 10:48AM

The riders have kept their fares low or free as they wait on the sidelines of the rallies, cheering on youth activists and observing for signs of trouble.

Thai protests: in Bangkok, motorcycle taxi drivers serve as quiet allies
Philippine policeman killed by rooster during raid on illegal cockfight

The officer was slashed by a rooster’s blade and bled to death after he picked it up to collect evidence of the illegal event.

29 Oct 2020 - 12:35AM

The officer was slashed by a rooster’s blade and bled to death after he picked it up to collect evidence of the illegal event.

Philippine policeman killed by rooster during raid on illegal cockfight
Netflix to create live-action ‘Assassin’s Creed’ shows in partnership with Ubisoft

Spin-off of popular video game franchise announced in short teaser trailer on Twitter, but no release date is confirmed.

28 Oct 2020 - 5:45PM

Spin-off of popular video game franchise announced in short teaser trailer on Twitter, but no release date is confirmed.

Netflix to create live-action ‘Assassin’s Creed’ shows in partnership with Ubisoft
‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date delayed again, this time to December 10

High-anticipated action-roleplaying game from CD Projekt RED has been pushed back for the third time this year.

28 Oct 2020 - 4:41PM

High-anticipated action-roleplaying game from CD Projekt RED has been pushed back for the third time this year.

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date delayed again, this time to December 10
Wuhan Zall, the CSL team from coronavirus epicentre, hurtle towards ‘cruel’ relegation

Coach Pang Li hopes to avoid dropping to Chinese second division after ‘stressful’ year which includes being marooned in Spain because of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.

28 Oct 2020 - 3:58PM

Coach Pang Li hopes to avoid dropping to Chinese second division after ‘stressful’ year which includes being marooned in Spain because of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.

Wuhan Zall, the CSL team from coronavirus epicentre, hurtle towards ‘cruel’ relegation
World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers star Justin Turner withdrawn during game after positive Covid-19 test

Veteran third baseman exits the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 World Series-clinching victory midway through the game after the team were informed of positive test result.

28 Oct 2020 - 1:49PM

Veteran third baseman exits the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 World Series-clinching victory midway through the game after the team were informed of positive test result.

World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers star Justin Turner withdrawn during  game after positive Covid-19 test
‘Very Nice!’: Kazakhstan embraces Borat slogan in slick tourism video

Slick video released by Kazakhstan’s tourism board features spectacular mountains and lakes, an exotic food market, and futuristic-looking cityscapes.

28 Oct 2020 - 11:27AM

Slick video released by Kazakhstan’s tourism board features spectacular mountains and lakes, an exotic food market, and futuristic-looking cityscapes.

‘Very Nice!’: Kazakhstan embraces Borat slogan in slick tourism video
Charlie Hebdo sparks fury with cartoon of Turkey’s President Erdogan in underpants

Turkey accused the French satirical weekly of ‘cultural racism’ over the front-page cartoon for its latest edition.

28 Oct 2020 - 5:52PM

Turkey accused the French satirical weekly of ‘cultural racism’ over the front-page cartoon for its latest edition.

Charlie Hebdo sparks fury with cartoon of Turkey’s President Erdogan in underpants
Melbourne plans midnight reopening as 112-day coronavirus lockdown ends

Australia’s second city has now recorded a ‘double doughnut’ – two days of no new cases or deaths – for the first time since March.

27 Oct 2020 - 3:05PM

Australia’s second city has now recorded a ‘double doughnut’ – two days of no new cases or deaths – for the first time since March.

Melbourne plans midnight reopening as 112-day coronavirus lockdown ends
Jurgen Klopp proud of Liverpool form amid Virgil van Dijk absence

Liverpool beat both Dutch giants Ajax and Sheffield United last week despite missing star central defender Van Dijk.

27 Oct 2020 - 2:03PM

Liverpool beat both Dutch giants Ajax and Sheffield United last week despite missing star central defender Van Dijk.

Jurgen Klopp proud of Liverpool form amid Virgil van Dijk absence
Win for Donald Trump as US Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

US Senate vote delivers a landmark and controversial win for President Donald Trump just eight days before the election.

27 Oct 2020 - 8:43PM

US Senate vote delivers a landmark and controversial win for President Donald Trump just eight days before the election.

Win for Donald Trump as US Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court
Moon may contain much more water than previously thought, scientists discover

One new study shows water on sunlit part of moon for first time, while another shows billions of tiny craters where ice could be trapped.

27 Oct 2020 - 8:43PM

One new study shows water on sunlit part of moon for first time, while another shows billions of tiny craters where ice could be trapped.

Moon may contain much more water than previously thought, scientists discover