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Chile military plane with 38 disappears on Antarctica mission

Contact with Chilean aircraft was lost 18 minutes after it took off.

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Contact with Chilean aircraft was lost 18 minutes after it took off.

Chile military plane with 38 disappears on Antarctica mission
White Island: New Zealand volcano traps tourists from China, Malaysia and US; kills 5

Eight still missing after White Island incident leaves at least five dead; New Zealanders and 24 Australians also believed to have been at scene.

3 hours ago

Eight still missing after White Island incident leaves at least five dead; New Zealanders and 24 Australians also believed to have been at scene.

White Island: New Zealand volcano traps tourists from China, Malaysia and US; kills 5
America’s newest aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy christened as China boosts fleet

New US$11.4 billion ship designed to carry and fly more planes with fewer sailors.

8 Dec 2019 - 2:57PM

New US$11.4 billion ship designed to carry and fly more planes with fewer sailors.

America’s newest aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy christened as China boosts fleet
Art Basel shock as ‘hungry artist’ eats US$120,000 banana on gallery wall

This piece of art and what happened to it is bananas – literally.

8 Dec 2019 - 9:22PM

This piece of art and what happened to it is bananas – literally.

Art Basel shock as ‘hungry artist’ eats US$120,000 banana on gallery wall
Pentagon denies ‘14,000 more troops plan’ for Middle East as Europeans rap Iran for working on nuclear-capable missiles

Pentagon shoots down report that Donald Trump was mulling more troops and ‘dozens’ more ships for the Middle East, even as US officials said plans were fluid.

5 Dec 2019 - 7:32PM

Pentagon shoots down report that Donald Trump was mulling more troops and ‘dozens’ more ships for the Middle East, even as US officials said plans were fluid.

Pentagon denies ‘14,000 more troops plan’ for Middle East as Europeans rap Iran for working on nuclear-capable missiles
Jeffrey Epstein and his associates ‘repeatedly raped’ 13-year-old girl, lawsuit claims

Financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of girls and young women began as early as 1985, according to a new lawsuit by nine accusers against his estate.

4 Dec 2019 - 11:07PM

Financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of girls and young women began as early as 1985, according to a new lawsuit by nine accusers against his estate.

Jeffrey Epstein and his associates ‘repeatedly raped’ 13-year-old girl, lawsuit claims
‘No Malarkey!’: finger nibbling Joe Biden accuses Democrat rival Pete Buttigieg of stealing his health care plans

Joe Biden is working to breathe new life into his campaign in Iowa, a state where he’s struggled to keep up with his competitors.

3 Dec 2019 - 2:04PM

Joe Biden is working to breathe new life into his campaign in Iowa, a state where he’s struggled to keep up with his competitors.

‘No Malarkey!’: finger nibbling Joe Biden accuses Democrat rival Pete Buttigieg of stealing his health care plans
One dead and thousands evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri hits Philippines

SEA Games could be disrupted, with storm expected to pass close to Manila after making landfall.

3 Dec 2019 - 2:44AM

SEA Games could be disrupted, with storm expected to pass close to Manila after making landfall.

One dead and thousands evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri hits Philippines
Nine trampled to death at Brazilian favela funk party as police chased armed suspects

Deaths came during popular street party when police closed a street, threw pepper-gas canisters and fired rubber bullets.

2 Dec 2019 - 2:18PM

Deaths came during popular street party when police closed a street, threw pepper-gas canisters and fired rubber bullets.

Nine trampled to death at Brazilian favela funk party as police chased armed suspects
Macau casino revenues take a hit from Hong Kong protests and US-China trade war, slip 8.5 per cent in November

President Xi Jinping’s visit to Macau this month for the 20th anniversary of its handover from Portugal is likely to squeeze revenues further as tightened visa policies deter visitors

1 Dec 2019 - 6:33PM

President Xi Jinping’s visit to Macau this month for the 20th anniversary of its handover from Portugal is likely to squeeze revenues further as tightened visa policies deter visitors

Macau casino revenues take a hit from Hong Kong protests and US-China trade war, slip 8.5 per cent in November
London Bridge attack: ‘heroes’ who fought back include convicted murderer, a Polish chef and a plain clothes cop

In dramatic footage shared widely online, three individuals – the one wielding the tusk, the one with the fire extinguisher, and the one who was seemingly armed with nothing but quick reflexes – brought London Bridge attacker Usman Khan to the ground.

1 Dec 2019 - 9:40PM

In dramatic footage shared widely online, three individuals – the one wielding the tusk, the one with the fire extinguisher, and the one who was seemingly armed with nothing but quick reflexes – brought London Bridge attacker Usman Khan to the ground.

London Bridge attack: ‘heroes’ who fought back include convicted murderer, a Polish chef and a plain clothes cop
US Black Friday shoppers spend record US$7.4 billion online – and Cyber Monday could be bigger

US consumers aren’t buying Black Friday the way they once did: they’re shopping on their phones.

1 Dec 2019 - 10:55PM

US consumers aren’t buying Black Friday the way they once did: they’re shopping on their phones.

US Black Friday shoppers spend record US$7.4 billion online – and Cyber Monday could be bigger
London Bridge attack: suspect wearing fake explosive vest shot dead after fatal stabbing

UK police say they are not looking for other suspects, after identifying the suspected assailant as Usman Khan, 28, who was convicted in 2012 of terrorism offences.

30 Nov 2019 - 11:47PM

UK police say they are not looking for other suspects, after identifying the suspected assailant as Usman Khan, 28, who was convicted in 2012 of terrorism offences.

London Bridge attack: suspect wearing fake explosive vest shot dead after fatal stabbing
China and Russia not Nato’s enemies, Emmanuel Macron says, as he defends ‘brain death’ remarks

French president says alliance created to provide collective security against Soviet Union should shift focus to terrorism.

29 Nov 2019 - 3:29AM

French president says alliance created to provide collective security against Soviet Union should shift focus to terrorism.

China and Russia not Nato’s enemies, Emmanuel Macron says, as he defends ‘brain death’ remarks
Colombia protests: police soften tactics, but will it help?

Colombia’s anti-government demonstrations lost steam as fatigue set in after seven straight days of protests, and police became less confrontational.

28 Nov 2019 - 9:56PM

Colombia’s anti-government demonstrations lost steam as fatigue set in after seven straight days of protests, and police became less confrontational.

Colombia protests: police soften tactics, but will it help?
Donald Trump brags about his ‘gorgeous chest’ at rally after tweeting image of himself as Rocky

Days after causing alarm with an unscheduled trip to the hospital, US president Donald Trump tweeted a Photoshopped image of his head superimposed on the muscular body of Rocky Balboa, the fictional boxer from the movie series ‘Rocky’.

28 Nov 2019 - 9:55PM

Days after causing alarm with an unscheduled trip to the hospital, US president Donald Trump tweeted a Photoshopped image of his head superimposed on the muscular body of Rocky Balboa, the fictional boxer from the movie series ‘Rocky’.

Donald Trump brags about his ‘gorgeous chest’ at rally after tweeting image of himself as Rocky
US$1 billion in jewels, no insurance: German police under pressure to catch thieves who carried out the ‘biggest art heist in modern history’

Authorities across eastern Germany have been put on alert after thieves made off with treasures from the Green Vault at Dresden’s Royal Palace in an astonishing smash-and-grab raid.

27 Nov 2019 - 8:12PM

Authorities across eastern Germany have been put on alert after thieves made off with treasures from the Green Vault at Dresden’s Royal Palace in an astonishing smash-and-grab raid.

US$1 billion in jewels, no insurance: German police under pressure to catch thieves who carried out the ‘biggest art heist in modern history’
Melania Trump booed by students at youth event in Baltimore, a city her husband called ‘rodent-infested’

US president had described Baltimore as ‘rodent-infested’ earlier in year, in war of words with late hometown congressman Elijah Cummings.

27 Nov 2019 - 5:22AM

US president had described Baltimore as ‘rodent-infested’ earlier in year, in war of words with late hometown congressman Elijah Cummings.

Melania Trump booed by students at youth event in Baltimore, a city her husband called ‘rodent-infested’
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threatens US and allies as Amnesty says protesters shot while ‘running away’

At least 143 demonstrators were killed across Iran, almost all of them shot by security forces, Amnesty said, as government supporters poured into central Tehran to condemn days of ‘rioting’ that the Islamic republic blamed on its foreign foes.

26 Nov 2019 - 8:45PM

At least 143 demonstrators were killed across Iran, almost all of them shot by security forces, Amnesty said, as government supporters poured into central Tehran to condemn days of ‘rioting’ that the Islamic republic blamed on its foreign foes.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threatens US and allies as Amnesty says protesters shot while ‘running away’
Chile’s president condemns police ‘abuses and crimes’ after month of violent civil unrest

Public prosecutors in Chile are investigating more than 1,000 cases of alleged abuses – ranging from torture to sexual violence – by the police and military.

18 Nov 2019 - 8:54PM

Public prosecutors in Chile are investigating more than 1,000 cases of alleged abuses – ranging from torture to sexual violence – by the police and military.

Chile’s president condemns police ‘abuses and crimes’ after month of violent civil unrest
‘Terminator’ Rajapaksa, brother of Sri Lanka’s China-friendly strongman, wins election

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence secretary and the younger brother of former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, has won the country’s presidential election.

17 Nov 2019 - 10:48PM

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence secretary and the younger brother of former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, has won the country’s presidential election.

‘Terminator’ Rajapaksa, brother of Sri Lanka’s China-friendly strongman, wins election
Student suicide bomber in Medan police attack was 24-year-old ‘lone wolf’: Indonesian police

Police said the attacker detonated his explosives and died after being confronted by other officers, injuring at least four officers and two civilians.

13 Nov 2019 - 10:31PM

Police said the attacker detonated his explosives and died after being confronted by other officers, injuring at least four officers and two civilians.

Student suicide bomber in Medan police attack was 24-year-old ‘lone wolf’: Indonesian police
Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy says Thai Airways blocked his trip home on orders ‘from very high up’

The self-exiled opposition leader was intending to return to Cambodia to lead rallies against strongman Hun Sen via a transit through Thailand.

7 Nov 2019 - 11:24PM

The self-exiled opposition leader was intending to return to Cambodia to lead rallies against strongman Hun Sen via a transit through Thailand.

Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy says Thai Airways blocked his trip home on orders ‘from very high up’
Fired for flipping off Donald Trump’s motorcade, Juli Briskman wins Virginia election as Democrats sweep the state

Former government contractor Juli Briskman lost her job after photo of her making rude gesture at US president went viral in 2017.

7 Nov 2019 - 4:54AM

Former government contractor Juli Briskman lost her job after photo of her making rude gesture at US president went viral in 2017.

Fired for flipping off Donald Trump’s motorcade, Juli Briskman wins Virginia election as Democrats sweep the state
Bombed building and humble tuk-tuk become symbols of Iraq’s uprising

A once-abandoned high-rise building overlooking Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square and the humble tuk-tuk have become symbols for protesters staging demonstrations against Iraq’s ruling elites.

3 Nov 2019 - 9:43PM

A once-abandoned high-rise building overlooking Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square and the humble tuk-tuk have become symbols for protesters staging demonstrations against Iraq’s ruling elites.

Bombed building and humble tuk-tuk become symbols of Iraq’s uprising
Smugglers cut holes in Trump’s US$10 billion wall with US$100 tools. Trump says that’s ‘easily fixed’

US President Donald Trump brushed off reports of smugglers cutting through his signature wall on the Mexican border, saying it can be ‘easily fixed’.

3 Nov 2019 - 9:43PM

US President Donald Trump brushed off reports of smugglers cutting through his signature wall on the Mexican border, saying it can be ‘easily fixed’.

Smugglers cut holes in Trump’s US$10 billion wall with US$100 tools. Trump says that’s ‘easily fixed’
All 39 truck death victims were Vietnamese, British police say, as Vietnam arrests two in connection with case

Vietnam arrests two suspects in connection with case, while UK seeks to question two brothers from Northern Ireland.

2 Nov 2019 - 5:12AM

Vietnam arrests two suspects in connection with case, while UK seeks to question two brothers from Northern Ireland.

All 39 truck death victims were Vietnamese, British police say, as Vietnam arrests two in connection with case
Samsung teases new clamshell design for next foldable smartphone

The world’s largest smartphone vendor is powering ahead with the launch of 5G smartphones and foldable handsets, as it battles rivals Apple and Huawei in an increasingly saturated global market.

30 Oct 2019 - 5:42PM

The world’s largest smartphone vendor is powering ahead with the launch of 5G smartphones and foldable handsets, as it battles rivals Apple and Huawei in an increasingly saturated global market.

Samsung teases new clamshell design for next foldable smartphone
Boris Johnson takes huge gamble with December 12 ‘Brexit election’ that could backfire

A UK December 12 election may now turn into a proxy referendum on Brexit – the last chance for voters to choose between politicians campaigning to stay in the EU or leave it immediately.

30 Oct 2019 - 11:44PM

A UK December 12 election may now turn into a proxy referendum on Brexit – the last chance for voters to choose between politicians campaigning to stay in the EU or leave it immediately.

Boris Johnson takes huge gamble with December 12 ‘Brexit election’ that could backfire
Hollywood mogul Robert Evans, iconic producer of ‘Chinatown’ and ‘The Godfather’, dies at 89

The ever-tanned, large glasses-wearing Robert Evans was one of Hollywood’s most flamboyant personalities.

29 Oct 2019 - 8:24PM

The ever-tanned, large glasses-wearing Robert Evans was one of Hollywood’s most flamboyant personalities.

Hollywood mogul Robert Evans, iconic producer of ‘Chinatown’ and ‘The Godfather’, dies at 89