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Fugitive Indian jeweller Nirav Modi denied bail after his arrest in London

The billionaire is one of the main suspects charged in the US$2 billion loan fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank.

20 Mar 2019 - 10:34PM

The billionaire is one of the main suspects charged in the US$2 billion loan fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank.

Fugitive Indian jeweller Nirav Modi denied bail after his arrest in London
Dutch prosecutors confirm arrest of third suspect over deadly Utrecht tram shooting

Authorities say a note found in the getaway car of suspected gunman Gokmen Tanis suggests there was a terror motive to attack.

19 Mar 2019 - 7:09PM

Authorities say a note found in the getaway car of suspected gunman Gokmen Tanis suggests there was a terror motive to attack.

Dutch prosecutors confirm arrest of third suspect over deadly Utrecht tram shooting
Brazil leader Jair Bolsonaro woos Donald Trump, opens base to US rockets, visits CIA and dines with Steve Bannon

President Jair Bolsonaro broke Brazilian precedent by heading to Washington, not Argentina, for his first official trip abroad.

19 Mar 2019 - 10:17PM

President Jair Bolsonaro broke Brazilian precedent by heading to Washington, not Argentina, for his first official trip abroad.

Brazil leader Jair Bolsonaro woos Donald Trump, opens base to US rockets, visits CIA and dines with Steve Bannon
Christchurch shooting: White House says unfair to tie gunman to Donald Trump

‘The president is not a white supremacist. I’m not sure how many times we have to say that,’ said acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.

17 Mar 2019 - 11:32PM

‘The president is not a white supremacist. I’m not sure how many times we have to say that,’ said acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.

Christchurch shooting: White House says unfair to tie gunman to Donald Trump
Australian PM sides with teen who egged right-wing senator Fraser Anning

The senator had to be restrained by security officials after punching a young man protesting his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks.

18 Mar 2019 - 4:31PM

The senator had to be restrained by security officials after punching a young man protesting his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Australian PM sides with teen who egged right-wing senator Fraser Anning
New Zealand terror attack: mosque hero chased Christchurch gunman away with a credit card machine

When Abdul Aziz saw a man brandishing a gun outside his mosque in Christchurch, he ran towards the attacker armed with the only weapon he could find.

18 Mar 2019 - 4:32PM

When Abdul Aziz saw a man brandishing a gun outside his mosque in Christchurch, he ran towards the attacker armed with the only weapon he could find.

New Zealand terror attack: mosque hero chased Christchurch gunman away with a credit card machine
New Zealand police say death toll in mosque terror attack has risen to 50

Authorities said another body was found at one of the mosques.

18 Mar 2019 - 4:27PM

Authorities said another body was found at one of the mosques.

New Zealand police say death toll in mosque terror attack has risen to 50
New Zealand shooting: 49 killed, more than 40 wounded in mass shootings at Christchurch mosques

A rifle-wielding gunman opened fire at two Christchurch mosques on Friday in New Zealand's worst ever mass shooting. A man in his late 20s has been charged with murder.

18 Mar 2019 - 3:51PM

A rifle-wielding gunman opened fire at two Christchurch mosques on Friday in New Zealand's worst ever mass shooting. A man in his late 20s has been charged with murder.

New Zealand shooting: 49 killed, more than 40 wounded in mass shootings at Christchurch mosques
737 MAX: Boeing counts cost of bestselling jet’s global grounding over safety concerns

Deliveries of Boeing’s bestselling 737 MAX jets were effectively frozen, though production continued, after the United States joined a global grounding of the troubled aircraft over safety concerns.

14 Mar 2019 - 2:23PM

Deliveries of Boeing’s bestselling 737 MAX jets were effectively frozen, though production continued, after the United States joined a global grounding of the troubled aircraft over safety concerns.

737 MAX: Boeing counts cost of bestselling jet’s global grounding over safety concerns
‘Bullied’ ex-student posted chilling Facebook photos before deadly school shooting in Brazil

Two former pupils shoot dead eight people, most of them students and staff, at a high school in Brazil before turning their weapons on themselves.

14 Mar 2019 - 9:25PM

Two former pupils shoot dead eight people, most of them students and staff, at a high school in Brazil before turning their weapons on themselves.

‘Bullied’ ex-student posted chilling Facebook photos before deadly school shooting in Brazil
Britain vows to temporarily scrap import tariffs on 87 per cent of imports in event of no-deal Brexit

New regime is aimed at avoiding a jump in prices of EU imports for consumers and a disruption of supply chains, and is intended to be temporary for up to 12 months.

13 Mar 2019 - 5:54PM

New regime is aimed at avoiding a jump in prices of EU imports for consumers and a disruption of supply chains, and is intended to be temporary for up to 12 months.

Britain vows to temporarily scrap import tariffs on 87 per cent of imports in event of no-deal Brexit
Boeing 737 MAX 8: US says ‘no basis’ to suspend troubled jet, but at least 45 countries disagree

The US Federal Aviation Administration faces mounting pressure to suspend flights of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets as the number of countries to ground the aircraft grows.

14 Mar 2019 - 12:59AM

The US Federal Aviation Administration faces mounting pressure to suspend flights of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets as the number of countries to ground the aircraft grows.

Boeing 737 MAX 8: US says ‘no basis’ to suspend troubled jet, but at least 45 countries disagree
Boeing’s 737 MAX 8: who’s grounding, who’s still flying troubled jet after Ethiopia crash

There are some 350 of the 737 MAX 8 planes currently in service around the world and while some countries and airlines have opted to ground the planes, others are continuing to fly the aircraft.

12 Mar 2019 - 11:59PM

There are some 350 of the 737 MAX 8 planes currently in service around the world and while some countries and airlines have opted to ground the planes, others are continuing to fly the aircraft.

Boeing’s 737 MAX 8: who’s grounding, who’s still flying troubled jet after Ethiopia crash
Venezuela paralysed for days by power blackout that President Nicolas Maduro blames on US attack

Venezuelans reach new levels of desperation as the country’s worst blackouts take their toll.

11 Mar 2019 - 10:38PM

Venezuelans reach new levels of desperation as the country’s worst blackouts take their toll.

Venezuela paralysed for days by power blackout that President Nicolas Maduro blames on US attack
UN tragedy: 19 personnel among 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Authorities said all 157 people on board were killed when the Boeing 737 crashed soon after take-off from Addis Ababa on a flight to Nairobi, where the UN conference was being held.

11 Mar 2019 - 5:38PM

Authorities said all 157 people on board were killed when the Boeing 737 crashed soon after take-off from Addis Ababa on a flight to Nairobi, where the UN conference was being held.

UN tragedy: 19 personnel among 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash
Donald Trump’s ‘sane’ budget: US$8.6 billion for a border wall, more money for defence

US President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek billions for his signature project.

11 Mar 2019 - 10:38PM

US President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek billions for his signature project.

Donald Trump’s ‘sane’ budget: US$8.6 billion for a border wall, more money for defence
157 die in crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi

Victims were from 35 countries, including eight from China – one of them from Hong Kong.

11 Mar 2019 - 7:59PM

Victims were from 35 countries, including eight from China – one of them from Hong Kong.

157 die in crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi
Paul Manafort faced 24 years in prison, but got 47 months. Was his sentence too light?

Judge disregarded US federal sentencing guidelines cited by prosecutors that called for 19 to 24 years in prison.

8 Mar 2019 - 9:26PM

Judge disregarded US federal sentencing guidelines cited by prosecutors that called for 19 to 24 years in prison.

Paul Manafort faced 24 years in prison, but got 47 months. Was his sentence too light?
Apple’s CEO embraces Donald Trump’s name gaffe, is now ‘Tim Apple’ on Twitter

Apple chief executive Tim Cook turned into ‘Tim Apple’ on social media after a slip-up by US President Donald Trump sparked a viral moment on Twitter.

8 Mar 2019 - 9:31AM

Apple chief executive Tim Cook turned into ‘Tim Apple’ on social media after a slip-up by US President Donald Trump sparked a viral moment on Twitter.

Apple’s CEO embraces Donald Trump’s name gaffe, is now ‘Tim Apple’ on Twitter
Humiliated and ashamed, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is jailed for 47 months for financial fraud

The sentence was significantly lighter than many expected for the 69-year-old political consultant.

8 Mar 2019 - 12:14PM

The sentence was significantly lighter than many expected for the 69-year-old political consultant.

Humiliated and ashamed, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is jailed for 47 months for financial fraud
Batmobile-like Bugatti, most expensive new car ever made, snapped up by mystery buyer for US$12.5 million

Bugatti, the French supercar manufacturer, has stepped up its efforts to capture the attention of those for whom money is no object by building the world’s most expensive new car.

7 Mar 2019 - 5:38PM

Bugatti, the French supercar manufacturer, has stepped up its efforts to capture the attention of those for whom money is no object by building the world’s most expensive new car.

Batmobile-like Bugatti, most expensive new car ever made, snapped up by mystery buyer for US$12.5 million
Flights of the Concorde: a look back on the world’s first supersonic passenger jet

The Concorde airliner first took to the skies 50 years ago promising a revolution in air travel with its technical prowess and supersonic speed.

5 Mar 2019 - 2:50PM

The Concorde airliner first took to the skies 50 years ago promising a revolution in air travel with its technical prowess and supersonic speed.

Flights of the Concorde: a look back on the world’s first supersonic passenger jet
Junk food-loving Donald Trump serves up McDonald’s on silver platters to football champs at White House. Again

The smell of burgers and fries wafted through the State Dining Room as US President Donald Trump congratulated championship football players with fast food.

5 Mar 2019 - 11:20AM

The smell of burgers and fries wafted through the State Dining Room as US President Donald Trump congratulated championship football players with fast food.

Junk food-loving Donald Trump serves up McDonald’s on silver platters to football champs at White House. Again
150 Islamic State fighters surrender in eastern Syria

Rebel spokesman said battle to retake IS-held territory ‘is going to be over soon’.

5 Mar 2019 - 1:46AM

Rebel spokesman said battle to retake IS-held territory ‘is going to be over soon’.

150 Islamic State fighters surrender in eastern Syria
‘Firestarter’ singer Keith Flint of The Prodigy dies aged 49

‘I’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter,’ sang Flint, one of the best known faces of 1990s British electronic music. ‘I’m the self inflicted, mind detonator, yeah’.

5 Mar 2019 - 8:49AM

‘I’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter,’ sang Flint, one of the best known faces of 1990s British electronic music. ‘I’m the self inflicted, mind detonator, yeah’.

‘Firestarter’ singer Keith Flint of The Prodigy dies aged 49
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro will be out of power soon, says Colombia leader and US ally Ivan Duque

Colombian President Ivan Duque makes prediction about Nicolas Maduro’s future.

5 Mar 2019 - 4:54AM

Colombian President Ivan Duque makes prediction about Nicolas Maduro’s future.

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro will be out of power soon, says Colombia leader and US ally Ivan Duque
Twister terror: at least 23 killed in Alabama tornado strike

Children among those killed after a tornado swept through Lee County, Alabama. The death toll was expected to rise as rescuers searched through the rubble of destroyed homes.

4 Mar 2019 - 10:06PM

Children among those killed after a tornado swept through Lee County, Alabama. The death toll was expected to rise as rescuers searched through the rubble of destroyed homes.

Twister terror: at least 23 killed in Alabama tornado strike
US Senate seems to have votes to reject Donald Trump’s national emergency

Republican US Senator Rand Paul said he would vote in favour of a resolution to end President Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border emergency declaration, likely giving Democrats the votes to pass the measure in the Senate.

4 Mar 2019 - 9:22AM

Republican US Senator Rand Paul said he would vote in favour of a resolution to end President Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border emergency declaration, likely giving Democrats the votes to pass the measure in the Senate.

US Senate seems to have votes to reject Donald Trump’s national emergency
UK should leave Chagos Islands colony in Indian Ocean as soon as possible, top UN court says

Chagos Islands are home to a strategic US base, used for bombing missions in wars in Middle East and Afghanistan.

7 Mar 2019 - 12:42PM

Chagos Islands are home to a strategic US base, used for bombing missions in wars in Middle East and Afghanistan.

UK should leave Chagos Islands colony in Indian Ocean as soon as possible, top UN court says
Iran launches cruise missile from submarine for first time during war drills

More than 100 Iranian vessels were taking part in war games in a vast area stretching from the Strait of Hormuz to the Indian Ocean.

24 Feb 2019 - 10:55PM

More than 100 Iranian vessels were taking part in war games in a vast area stretching from the Strait of Hormuz to the Indian Ocean.

Iran launches cruise missile from submarine for first time during war drills
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