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Emmanuel Macron calls Amazon fires an ‘international crisis’ as Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks resources to fight blazes

Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks resources to fight blazes as ‘Amazon is bigger than Europe’.

23 Aug 2019 - 5:55AM

Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks resources to fight blazes as ‘Amazon is bigger than Europe’.

Emmanuel Macron calls Amazon fires an ‘international crisis’ as Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks resources to fight blazes
US to allow indefinite detention of migrant children under new Trump administration rule

The new rule would eliminate a 20-day cap for detaining migrant children.

21 Aug 2019 - 11:07PM

The new rule would eliminate a 20-day cap for detaining migrant children.

US to allow indefinite detention of migrant children under new Trump administration rule
Italy PM Giuseppe Conte resigns, launches blistering attack on deputy Matteo Salvini

Italy’s prime minister accuses interior minister of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain.

21 Aug 2019 - 2:06AM

Italy’s prime minister accuses interior minister of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain.

Italy PM Giuseppe Conte resigns, launches blistering attack on deputy Matteo Salvini
G7 club braces for Donald Trump and big-time debut of ‘Britain’s Trump’ Boris Johnson

For the first time since meetings began in 1975, this weekend’s G7 summit in France could end without a joint communique due to gaps between member nations on trade.

20 Aug 2019 - 7:04PM

For the first time since meetings began in 1975, this weekend’s G7 summit in France could end without a joint communique due to gaps between member nations on trade.

G7 club braces for Donald Trump and big-time debut of ‘Britain’s Trump’ Boris Johnson
How a picnic in Europe brought down Iron Curtain 30 years ago

Thirty years ago Hungarian border guards for the first time allowed people from communist East Germany to cross freely into Austria and hundreds of them rejoiced. The Iron Curtain was passing into history.

19 Aug 2019 - 8:55PM

Thirty years ago Hungarian border guards for the first time allowed people from communist East Germany to cross freely into Austria and hundreds of them rejoiced. The Iron Curtain was passing into history.

How a picnic in Europe brought down Iron Curtain 30 years ago
Hong Kong protests: rallies held in Sydney, Vancouver, Toronto and London

Rival Hong Kong democracy and pro-China rallies face off in Canada and Britain as hundreds turn out in Sydney, many wearing face masks.

18 Aug 2019 - 6:00PM

Rival Hong Kong democracy and pro-China rallies face off in Canada and Britain as hundreds turn out in Sydney, many wearing face masks.

Hong Kong protests: rallies held in Sydney, Vancouver, Toronto and London
China’s Smart Dragon-1 rocket makes maiden flight as country eyes commercial satellite boom

Country hopes to develop fleet of commercial satellites and developing suitable carriers will be key to achieving that goal.

17 Aug 2019 - 10:46PM

Country hopes to develop fleet of commercial satellites and developing suitable carriers will be key to achieving that goal.

China’s Smart Dragon-1 rocket makes maiden flight as country eyes commercial satellite boom
New Zealand to review laws after second letter sent from jail by Christchurch mosque attacker Brenton Tarrant emerges

The man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques will now be blocked from sending or receiving mail pending a review, says the chief of New Zealand’s Corrections Department.

16 Aug 2019 - 12:39AM

The man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques will now be blocked from sending or receiving mail pending a review, says the chief of New Zealand’s Corrections Department.

New Zealand to review laws after second letter sent from jail by Christchurch mosque attacker Brenton Tarrant emerges
Jeffrey Epstein’s guards put on leave, warden reassigned after accused sex abuser dies in jail

Trump says he wants ‘full investigation’ of how wealthy financier took his own life in high-security prison while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

14 Aug 2019 - 4:04AM

Trump says he wants ‘full investigation’ of how wealthy financier took his own life in high-security prison while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Jeffrey Epstein’s guards put on leave, warden reassigned after accused sex abuser dies in jail
Nearly 200 killed as floods ravage India and Myanmar

In the Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra the death toll rose to 147 on Sunday, with Myanmar authorities reporting 52 killed.

13 Aug 2019 - 12:08PM

In the Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra the death toll rose to 147 on Sunday, with Myanmar authorities reporting 52 killed.

Nearly 200 killed as floods ravage India and Myanmar
North Korea warns it could cut off contact with South over military drills with US

North Korea warned that it would reject contact with the South as long as Seoul continues its joint military drill with the United States.

11 Aug 2019 - 8:41PM

North Korea warned that it would reject contact with the South as long as Seoul continues its joint military drill with the United States.

North Korea warns it could cut off contact with South over military drills with US
Donald Trump spreads Bill Clinton conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein’s death in jail

The wealthy and politically connected financier Jeffrey Epstein had been facing multiple charges of sex trafficking involving underage girls.

11 Aug 2019 - 8:40PM

The wealthy and politically connected financier Jeffrey Epstein had been facing multiple charges of sex trafficking involving underage girls.

Donald Trump spreads Bill Clinton conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein’s death in jail
Universal cancels R-rated thriller ‘The Hunt’ after Donald Trump lashes out at Hollywood on Twitter

Gory thriller tells tale of liberal ‘elites’ hunting people in red states for sport.

11 Aug 2019 - 8:40PM

Gory thriller tells tale of liberal ‘elites’ hunting people in red states for sport.

Universal cancels R-rated thriller ‘The Hunt’ after Donald Trump lashes out at Hollywood on Twitter
At least 13 dead after Super Typhoon Lekima brings chaos to east coast of China

Sixteen missing and more than 750,000 people displaced after storm makes landfall in Zhejiang province and heads north towards Shanghai.

10 Aug 2019 - 11:22PM

Sixteen missing and more than 750,000 people displaced after storm makes landfall in Zhejiang province and heads north towards Shanghai.

At least 13 dead after Super Typhoon Lekima brings chaos to east coast of China
Fugitive ex-Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra given Serbian citizenship

With a Serbian passport, she can travel without a visa to more than 100 countries, including most members of the EU.

9 Aug 2019 - 9:30PM

With a Serbian passport, she can travel without a visa to more than 100 countries, including most members of the EU.

Fugitive ex-Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra given Serbian citizenship
Political turmoil grips China neighbour Kyrgyzstan as ex-president evades arrest in bungled special forces raid on his compound

A serviceman died and at least 35 other people were injured as special forces in Kyrgyzstan tried to arrest the Central Asian country’s former president on corruption and abuse of office charges.

8 Aug 2019 - 6:12PM

A serviceman died and at least 35 other people were injured as special forces in Kyrgyzstan tried to arrest the Central Asian country’s former president on corruption and abuse of office charges.

Political turmoil grips China neighbour Kyrgyzstan as ex-president evades arrest in bungled special forces raid on his compound
South Korea begins war games with US, plans drills on Dokdo Islands amid Japan trade spat

The exercises come days after North Korea tested a series of short-range projectiles, and are reportedly a precursor to annual maritime drills near a set of disputed islands that risk adding to trade tensions with Tokyo.

6 Aug 2019 - 4:25PM

The exercises come days after North Korea tested a series of short-range projectiles, and are reportedly a precursor to annual maritime drills near a set of disputed islands that risk adding to trade tensions with Tokyo.

South Korea begins war games with US, plans drills on Dokdo Islands amid Japan trade spat
India scraps Kashmir’s special status raising fears of ‘catastrophic’ unrest

The move had been a long-held promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party, and many fear New Delhi wants to change the region’s demographics by allowing non-Kashmiris – mostly Hindus – to buy land locally.

5 Aug 2019 - 10:39PM

The move had been a long-held promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party, and many fear New Delhi wants to change the region’s demographics by allowing non-Kashmiris – mostly Hindus – to buy land locally.

India scraps Kashmir’s special status raising fears of ‘catastrophic’ unrest
Teen arrested for attempted murder after ‘throwing’ boy, 6, from London’s Tate Modern

Six-year-old boy fights for his life after being thrown from a 10th floor viewing platform.

5 Aug 2019 - 7:51AM

Six-year-old boy fights for his life after being thrown from a 10th floor viewing platform.

Teen arrested for attempted murder after ‘throwing’ boy, 6, from London’s Tate Modern
UK man Carl Beech jailed for 18 years for fabricating story about murderous VIP paedophile ring

Carl Beech was the key witness in a well-publicised investigation into allegations of sexual abuse and murder involving politicians, military generals, and senior figures in the intelligence services.

27 Jul 2019 - 8:45PM

Carl Beech was the key witness in a well-publicised investigation into allegations of sexual abuse and murder involving politicians, military generals, and senior figures in the intelligence services.

UK man Carl Beech jailed for 18 years for fabricating story about murderous VIP paedophile ring
New Pentagon chief Mark Esper’s mission: confront ‘growing threats’ from China, manage impulsive Trump

Former soldier Mark Esper, who was sworn in as US secretary of defence, will steer US defence strategy as it shifts to confront China and Russia as America’s main challenges.

24 Jul 2019 - 11:11PM

Former soldier Mark Esper, who was sworn in as US secretary of defence, will steer US defence strategy as it shifts to confront China and Russia as America’s main challenges.

New Pentagon chief Mark Esper’s mission: confront ‘growing threats’ from China, manage impulsive Trump
How France found doomed submarine Minerve, 51 years after it vanished

Families of crew of French submarine that vanished in 1968 reacted with joy and relief after the wreckage was finally found.

23 Jul 2019 - 10:44PM

Families of crew of French submarine that vanished in 1968 reacted with joy and relief after the wreckage was finally found.

How France found doomed submarine Minerve, 51 years after it vanished
Massive blackout cripples most of Venezuela, government blames ‘electromagnetic attack’

The lights went out across much of Venezuela Monday, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago.

23 Jul 2019 - 10:44PM

The lights went out across much of Venezuela Monday, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago.

Massive blackout cripples most of Venezuela, government blames ‘electromagnetic attack’
Photos show Venezuelan fighter jet that ‘aggressively shadowed’ US spy plane

Venezuela’s defence minister says US spy plane entered Venezuelan airspace without prior notification, violating international rules.

22 Jul 2019 - 10:12PM

Venezuela’s defence minister says US spy plane entered Venezuelan airspace without prior notification, violating international rules.

Photos show Venezuelan fighter jet that ‘aggressively shadowed’ US spy plane
US Senator Chuck Schumer calls for probe into FaceApp, the face-altering mobile phone software made in Russia

Software experts say the app is only collecting the same data other apps collect, suggesting the concern is solely based on it being developed in Russia.

18 Jul 2019 - 6:58PM

Software experts say the app is only collecting the same data other apps collect, suggesting the concern is solely based on it being developed in Russia.

US Senator Chuck Schumer calls for probe into FaceApp, the face-altering mobile phone software made in Russia
‘Storm Area 51’: it started as a joke, but the US military isn’t amused

The US Air Force has warned people against taking part in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people “storm Area 51”, the top-secret cold war test site in the Nevada desert.

18 Jul 2019 - 9:34PM

The US Air Force has warned people against taking part in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people “storm Area 51”, the top-secret cold war test site in the Nevada desert.

‘Storm Area 51’: it started as a joke, but the US military isn’t amused
Theresa May’s parting shot as Boris Johnson eyes UK leadership

Theresa May makes coded attack on her likely successor as prime minister in final speech.

24 Jul 2019 - 12:42PM

Theresa May makes coded attack on her likely successor as prime minister in final speech.

Theresa May’s parting shot as Boris Johnson eyes UK leadership
Russia offers to sell SU-35 fighter jets to Turkey after US removes Ankara from F-35 programme

Offer came a day after US government said Turkey was being kicked out of the stealth fighter programme because it was buying Russian missile systems.

18 Jul 2019 - 9:16PM

Offer came a day after US government said Turkey was being kicked out of the stealth fighter programme because it was buying Russian missile systems.

Russia offers to sell SU-35 fighter jets to Turkey after US removes Ankara from F-35 programme
Brazil president’s son, who has ‘flipped burgers’, gets backing for plum US ambassador role

Brazil’s vice-president said he didn’t see any problems with President Jair Bolsonaro’s possible nomination of his son for coveted diplomatic posting.

16 Jul 2019 - 8:40PM

Brazil’s vice-president said he didn’t see any problems with President Jair Bolsonaro’s possible nomination of his son for coveted diplomatic posting.

Brazil president’s son, who has ‘flipped burgers’, gets backing for plum US ambassador role
Ebola outbreak fears after deadly virus found in DR Congo city of Goma for first time

The Congolese health ministry confirms an Ebola case in Goma, marking the first time the virus has reached the city along the border with Rwanda since the epidemic began nearly a year ago.

15 Jul 2019 - 11:12AM

The Congolese health ministry confirms an Ebola case in Goma, marking the first time the virus has reached the city along the border with Rwanda since the epidemic began nearly a year ago.

Ebola outbreak fears after deadly virus found in DR Congo city of Goma for first time