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New Zealand volcano: White Island death toll expected to rise to at least 13 after ‘no signs of life’

One Malaysian has been confirmed dead and tourists from China, Australia, the US and Britain are missing and injured. New Zealand police have opened a criminal probe.

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One Malaysian has been confirmed dead and tourists from China, Australia, the US and Britain are missing and injured. New Zealand police have opened a criminal probe.

New Zealand volcano: White Island death toll expected to rise to at least 13 after ‘no signs of life’
Meet Finland’s new leader Sanna Marin, 34, who’s about to become world’s youngest PM

Sanna Marin will head coalition with four other parties that are all led by women, three of them in their early 30s.

10 Dec 2019 - 5:53AM

Sanna Marin will head coalition with four other parties that are all led by women, three of them in their early 30s.

Meet Finland’s new leader Sanna Marin, 34, who’s about to become world’s youngest PM
Former Swedish ambassador to China indicted over meetings to discuss Hong Kong bookseller

Anna Lindstedt had arranged for Angela Gui to meet the Chinese ambassador and two booksellers without the knowledge of the foreign ministry in Stockholm.

9 Dec 2019 - 9:20PM

Anna Lindstedt had arranged for Angela Gui to meet the Chinese ambassador and two booksellers without the knowledge of the foreign ministry in Stockholm.

Former Swedish ambassador to China indicted over meetings to discuss Hong Kong bookseller
Japanese Empress Masako celebrates 56th birthday, recovering from stress illness despite increased scrutiny

Emperor Naruhito’s succession rituals spanned from late April to early December, and Masako attended and appeared in good spirits.

9 Dec 2019 - 11:10PM

Emperor Naruhito’s succession rituals spanned from late April to early December, and Masako attended and appeared in good spirits.

Japanese Empress Masako celebrates 56th birthday, recovering from stress illness despite increased scrutiny
The best way to deal with laundry emergencies when you travel

Read this before you leave home and your dirty clothes should be less of a problem while on holiday.

9 Dec 2019 - 8:00AM

Read this before you leave home and your dirty clothes should be less of a problem while on holiday.

The best way to deal with laundry emergencies when you travel
Saudi quietly scraps requirement for gender segregation in restaurants

While some upscale eateries had ended the practice already, women will no longer be required to use a separate entrance.

9 Dec 2019 - 5:29AM

While some upscale eateries had ended the practice already, women will no longer be required to use a separate entrance.

Saudi quietly scraps requirement for gender segregation in restaurants
FBI presumes Florida navy base shooting was act of terrorism

Suspect opened fire inside a classroom at the base, killing three people and wounding two sheriff’s deputies.

9 Dec 2019 - 9:23PM

Suspect opened fire inside a classroom at the base, killing three people and wounding two sheriff’s deputies.

FBI presumes Florida navy base shooting was act of terrorism
Nato seminar cancelled as US objects to inclusion of anti-Trump academic speaker Stanley Sloan

The US Embassy said that the ‘proposed last-minute inclusion’ of Sloan did not comply with the ‘agreement that we followed when recruiting all other speakers’.

9 Dec 2019 - 2:26AM

The US Embassy said that the ‘proposed last-minute inclusion’ of Sloan did not comply with the ‘agreement that we followed when recruiting all other speakers’.

Nato seminar cancelled as US objects to inclusion of anti-Trump academic speaker Stanley Sloan
Britain’s political parties in final push for votes ahead of Thursday’s crucial general election vote

Voters will pass judgment on a divisive election that will determine Britain’s future with European Union.

9 Dec 2019 - 12:45AM

Voters will pass judgment on a divisive election that will determine Britain’s future with European Union.

Britain’s political parties in final push for votes ahead of Thursday’s crucial general election vote
The Witcher star Henry Cavill on new Netflix series – ‘I live in the fantasy genre anyway, that’s my hobby’

‘I live in the fantasy genre,’ says Cavill, who was a fan of acclaimed video game The Witcher 3 before landing the Netflix series, explaining that he always wanted to bring such things to the big screen.

8 Dec 2019 - 9:00PM

‘I live in the fantasy genre,’ says Cavill, who was a fan of acclaimed video game The Witcher 3 before landing the Netflix series, explaining that he always wanted to bring such things to the big screen.

The Witcher star Henry Cavill on new Netflix series – ‘I live in the fantasy genre anyway, that’s my hobby’
At least 43 killed as fire rips through Delhi factory while workers slept

Most of the dead were workers who were sleeping on various floors of the six-storey building.

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Most of the dead were workers who were sleeping on various floors of the six-storey building.

At least 43 killed as fire rips through Delhi factory while workers slept
Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to military competition with China and Russia despite Middle East threat

Defence Secretary Mark Esper outlined the plan in a speech at the Reagan National Defence Forum, an annual gathering of government, defence industry and military officials.

8 Dec 2019 - 10:36PM

Defence Secretary Mark Esper outlined the plan in a speech at the Reagan National Defence Forum, an annual gathering of government, defence industry and military officials.

Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to military competition with China and Russia despite Middle East threat
North Korea conducts ‘very important test’ at launch site in message to Trump

Test at Sohae satellite launch site came after US President Donald Trump said that he was not expecting North Korea to take hostile actions or ‘interfere’ in his 2020 re-election bid.

9 Dec 2019 - 5:12AM

Test at Sohae satellite launch site came after US President Donald Trump said that he was not expecting North Korea to take hostile actions or ‘interfere’ in his 2020 re-election bid.

North Korea conducts ‘very important test’ at launch site in message to Trump
Chinese-American Princeton scholar Xiyue Wang freed in Iran prisoner swap deal

In an trade conducted in Switzerland, Iranian officials handed over Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang, detained in Tehran since 2016, for scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had faced trial in the US.

7 Dec 2019 - 10:42PM

In an trade conducted in Switzerland, Iranian officials handed over Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang, detained in Tehran since 2016, for scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had faced trial in the US.

Chinese-American Princeton scholar Xiyue Wang freed in Iran prisoner swap deal
France faces weekend travel chaos as strikes over pension reform, fuel tax continue

Truck drivers have blocked motorways and trains are stationary, while yellow vest protesters are planning a demonstration.

7 Dec 2019 - 8:09PM

Truck drivers have blocked motorways and trains are stationary, while yellow vest protesters are planning a demonstration.

France faces weekend travel chaos as strikes over pension reform, fuel tax continue
Ayodhya aftermath: India’s Muslims split after top court’s ruling on disputed temple site

Ruling was major victory for Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP, which has been promising such an outcome as part of election strategy for decades.

7 Dec 2019 - 9:34PM

Ruling was major victory for Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP, which has been promising such an outcome as part of election strategy for decades.

Ayodhya aftermath: India’s Muslims split after top court’s ruling on disputed temple site
Mexican drug cartels won’t be listed as terrorists by US yet as Donald Trump offers to ‘hold off’

Mexico has pushed back against Trump’s plan, saying such a step could lead to violations of its sovereignty.

7 Dec 2019 - 12:22PM

Mexico has pushed back against Trump’s plan, saying such a step could lead to violations of its sovereignty.

Mexican drug cartels won’t be listed as terrorists by US yet as Donald Trump offers to ‘hold off’
Elon Musk’s ‘pedo guy’ tweet did not defame British cave diver and Thai cave rescuer Vernon Unsworth, jury finds

Vernon Unsworth’s lawyer had asked for US$190 million in damages to punish Tesla CEO for dropping ‘nuclear bomb’ on client’s life.

7 Dec 2019 - 10:19PM

Vernon Unsworth’s lawyer had asked for US$190 million in damages to punish Tesla CEO for dropping ‘nuclear bomb’ on client’s life.

Elon Musk’s ‘pedo guy’ tweet did not defame British cave diver and Thai cave rescuer Vernon Unsworth, jury finds
German reunification once gave South Koreans hope. But that hope has faded

Germany gave South Korea a piece of the Berlin Wall as a ‘symbol of hope’ for reunification. But many doubt whether the German example is relevant and if a single Korea is attainable.

6 Dec 2019 - 8:30PM

Germany gave South Korea a piece of the Berlin Wall as a ‘symbol of hope’ for reunification. But many doubt whether the German example is relevant and if a single Korea is attainable.

German reunification once gave South Koreans hope. But that hope has faded
True-crime podcasts: on Apple TV+, Aaron Paul and Octavia Spencer explore our morbid fascination with genre in fictional drama Truth Be Told

Octavia Spencer plays a journalist podcaster who re-examines the case of a teenage murderer in Truth Be Told. Its creator says says she wanted to emphasise the problem with relying on a podcaster’s point of view.

6 Dec 2019 - 8:00PM

Octavia Spencer plays a journalist podcaster who re-examines the case of a teenage murderer in Truth Be Told. Its creator says says she wanted to emphasise the problem with relying on a podcaster’s point of view.

True-crime podcasts: on Apple TV+, Aaron Paul and Octavia Spencer explore our morbid fascination with genre in fictional drama Truth Be Told
Six-floor building collapses in Nairobi, Kenya, at least two killed

Building collapses are common in Kenya, where unscrupulous developers often bypass safety regulations.

6 Dec 2019 - 9:03PM

Building collapses are common in Kenya, where unscrupulous developers often bypass safety regulations.

Six-floor building collapses in Nairobi, Kenya, at least two killed
Crackdown on unruly airline passengers begins next month following rule change

An amendment to a global treaty will soon make it easier for countries to prosecute passengers who cause disruptions, delays or threaten the safety of international flights by tussling with other passengers or flight attendants.

6 Dec 2019 - 8:48PM

An amendment to a global treaty will soon make it easier for countries to prosecute passengers who cause disruptions, delays or threaten the safety of international flights by tussling with other passengers or flight attendants.

Crackdown on unruly airline passengers begins next month following rule change
What do Chanel, Paris, Penelope Cruz and Kaia Gerber all have in common?

Chanel’s ‘arts and crafts’ show has travelled around the world to highlight Parisian artisans and was back in Paris to mark its first collection since Karl Lagerfeld died

6 Dec 2019 - 3:27PM

Chanel’s ‘arts and crafts’ show has travelled around the world to highlight Parisian artisans and was back in Paris to mark its first collection since Karl Lagerfeld died

What do Chanel, Paris, Penelope Cruz and Kaia Gerber all have in common?
France faces another day of transport chaos as strike over pension reforms continues

Police fire tear gas as demonstrations halt trains, ground flights and shut down Eiffel Tower.

6 Dec 2019 - 8:48PM

Police fire tear gas as demonstrations halt trains, ground flights and shut down Eiffel Tower.

France faces another day of transport chaos as strike over pension reforms continues
Portugal resists US appeal to bar Huawei from 5G network

Chinese companies will not be excluded from supplying technology, officials tell US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

6 Dec 2019 - 10:54PM

Chinese companies will not be excluded from supplying technology, officials tell US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Portugal resists US appeal to bar Huawei from 5G network
South Korea looks to China for support as North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ratchets up threat

During a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Moon Jae-in said they were at a ‘critical crossroads’ in the nuclear stand-off with North Korea.

6 Dec 2019 - 11:33AM

During a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Moon Jae-in said they were at a ‘critical crossroads’ in the nuclear stand-off with North Korea.

South Korea looks to China for support as North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ratchets up threat
Hong Kong Museum of Art and Italy’s Uffizi Gallery to partner on exhibitions, plus seven works you can’t miss at reopened HKMoA

Xu Bing’s Book from the Sky and Bigger Trees Near Warter by David Hockney are among our picks of must-see works at the reopened HKMoA, which has also announced a landmark partnership with Italy’s most visited museum.

5 Dec 2019 - 3:00PM

Xu Bing’s Book from the Sky and Bigger Trees Near Warter by David Hockney are among our picks of must-see works at the reopened HKMoA, which has also announced a landmark partnership with Italy’s most visited museum.

Hong Kong Museum of Art and Italy’s Uffizi Gallery to partner on exhibitions, plus seven works you can’t miss at reopened HKMoA
Life Fitness enters race against Peloton for virtual exercise classes

Peloton has disrupted the fitness equipment world with its in-home offering featuring internet-connected stationary bikes and a subscription service.

5 Dec 2019 - 8:37AM

Peloton has disrupted the fitness equipment world with its in-home offering featuring internet-connected stationary bikes and a subscription service.

Life Fitness enters race against Peloton for virtual exercise classes
Fiery disagreements as Donald Trump impeachment hearing opens

Legal experts tell judiciary panel that president’s actions involving Ukraine meet definition of ‘high crimes and misdemeanours’.

5 Dec 2019 - 4:17AM

Legal experts tell judiciary panel that president’s actions involving Ukraine meet definition of ‘high crimes and misdemeanours’.

Fiery disagreements as Donald Trump impeachment hearing opens
Half-Chinese, half-North Korean: they flee to the South seeking safety but find discrimination and isolation

In South Korea, these children often face crises in identity, a language barrier, public indifference and poor government assistance.

5 Dec 2019 - 3:41PM

In South Korea, these children often face crises in identity, a language barrier, public indifference and poor government assistance.

Half-Chinese, half-North Korean: they flee to the South seeking safety but find discrimination and isolation