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China approves plans to move forward on Hong Kong national security law

Activists fear the law will be used to suppress pro-democracy protests in the SAR

28 May 2020 - 3:51PM

Activists fear the law will be used to suppress pro-democracy protests in the SAR

China approves plans to move forward on Hong Kong national security law
Billie Eilish’s anti-body shaming YouTube video proudly declares your opinion is ‘Not My Responsibility’

The Grammy-winning singer of 'Bad Guy' released a short film criticising body shaming and opinions about how she should act and be.

28 May 2020 - 3:48PM

The Grammy-winning singer of 'Bad Guy' released a short film criticising body shaming and opinions about how she should act and be.

Billie Eilish’s anti-body shaming YouTube video proudly declares your opinion is ‘Not My Responsibility’
In otter-loving Singapore, growing calls for crackdown after animals raid spa during coronavirus circuit breaker

Calls to cull the animals have gained momentum after seven otters ate expensive fish from a private pond owned by a former actress.

28 May 2020 - 6:57PM

Calls to cull the animals have gained momentum after seven otters ate expensive fish from a private pond owned by a former actress.

In otter-loving Singapore, growing calls for crackdown after animals raid spa during coronavirus circuit breaker
Outcry in Iran after father beheads girl, 14, with sickle for eloping

Romina Ashrafi’s death prompts President Hassan Rowhani to urge Cabinet to speed up harsher laws against so-called honour killings.

28 May 2020 - 6:22PM

Romina Ashrafi’s death prompts President Hassan Rowhani to urge Cabinet to speed up harsher laws against so-called honour killings.

Outcry in Iran after father beheads girl, 14, with sickle for eloping
Coronavirus: Europe announces US$825 billion recovery fund to help countries survive recession

Grants will not just be handed over. Countries would have to apply, setting out their aims for the money and what reforms they plan to undertake.

28 May 2020 - 7:29AM

Grants will not just be handed over. Countries would have to apply, setting out their aims for the money and what reforms they plan to undertake.

Coronavirus: Europe announces US$825 billion recovery fund to help countries survive recession
Vietnamese truck deaths: dozens arrested in Belgium and France over human trafficking that left 39 dead in Britain

Last October, 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead inside a truck’s refrigerated container that had been hauled to England.

28 May 2020 - 8:05AM

Last October, 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead inside a truck’s refrigerated container that had been hauled to England.

Vietnamese truck deaths: dozens arrested in Belgium and France over human trafficking that left 39 dead in Britain
Webcam child sex abuse: Philippine court sentences US man David Timothy Deakin to life in prison

David Timothy Deakin was convicted of using webcams to sell videos, photos and live-streams to buyers abroad.

28 May 2020 - 4:41AM

David Timothy Deakin was convicted of using webcams to sell videos, photos and live-streams to buyers abroad.

Webcam child sex abuse: Philippine court sentences US man David Timothy Deakin to life in prison
Lost in Middle Earth: missing hikers found alive after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness

A search party of 50 members hunted for the hikers after they got lost in fog at a national park in New Zealand’s South Island.

27 May 2020 - 4:34PM

A search party of 50 members hunted for the hikers after they got lost in fog at a national park in New Zealand’s South Island.

Lost in Middle Earth: missing hikers found alive after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness
Analysis | With almost 100,000 coronavirus deaths, does Trump feel America’s pain?

As diverse as they were in eloquence and empathy, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama each had his own way of piercing the noise of catastrophe and reaching people. Not Donald Trump.

27 May 2020 - 10:04PM

As diverse as they were in eloquence and empathy, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama each had his own way of piercing the noise of catastrophe and reaching people. Not Donald Trump.

With almost 100,000 coronavirus deaths, does Trump feel America’s pain?
Teacher accused of child sex abuse in Australia faked mental illness to avoid extradition: Israeli court

Malka Leifer, who taught at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in Australia, left for Israel after child sex allegations emerged in 2008.

27 May 2020 - 8:01PM

Malka Leifer, who taught at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in Australia, left for Israel after child sex allegations emerged in 2008.

Teacher accused of child sex abuse in Australia faked mental illness to avoid extradition: Israeli court
Audio evidence proves Michael Jordan wanted nothing to do with Dream Team if Isiah Thomas was on squad

ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ has reignited a decades-long feud between Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas

27 May 2020 - 11:00AM

ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ has reignited a decades-long feud between Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas

Audio evidence proves Michael Jordan wanted nothing to do with Dream Team if Isiah Thomas was on squad
US man pleads not guilty to murdering missing Chinese wife Mengqi Ji Elledge

Prosecutors say Joseph Elledge strangled or suffocated Mengqi Ji Elledge to avoid costly divorce and prevent her from fleeing to China with their daughter.

27 May 2020 - 7:41AM

Prosecutors say Joseph Elledge strangled or suffocated Mengqi Ji Elledge to avoid costly divorce and prevent her from fleeing to China with their daughter.

US man pleads not guilty to murdering missing Chinese wife Mengqi Ji Elledge
From Star Wars dialogue coach to jazz great to gospel legend: influential artists we’ve lost to the coronavirus

From a Star Wars actor and voice coach to an actress who starred with Audrey Hepburn to Ellis Marsalis Jnr, father of jazz greats Wynton and Branford, here are some of the artists and entertainers we’ve lost to Covid-19.

27 May 2020 - 5:58AM

From a Star Wars actor and voice coach to an actress who starred with Audrey Hepburn to Ellis Marsalis Jnr, father of jazz greats Wynton and Branford, here are some of the artists and entertainers we’ve lost to Covid-19.

From Star Wars dialogue coach to jazz great to gospel legend: influential artists we’ve lost to the coronavirus
EU’s top diplomat calls for ‘more robust’ stance on China as US power starts to wane

Josep Borrell tells German ambassadors that the arrival of an Asian century ‘may be happening before our eyes’ because of Covid-19.

25 May 2020 - 6:17PM

Josep Borrell tells German ambassadors that the arrival of an Asian century ‘may be happening before our eyes’ because of Covid-19.

EU’s top diplomat calls for ‘more robust’ stance on China as US power starts to wane
The right stuff: SpaceX’s first astronaut launch has cool factor

The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek rocket ship – all of it white with black trim.

25 May 2020 - 8:58PM

The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek rocket ship – all of it white with black trim.

The right stuff: SpaceX’s first astronaut launch has cool factor
US Muslim families try to balance Eid rituals with virus concerns

Many are resorting to at-home worship and relying on technology for online gatherings and sermons.

25 May 2020 - 5:27AM

Many are resorting to at-home worship and relying on technology for online gatherings and sermons.

US Muslim families try to balance Eid rituals with virus concerns
Ancient alligator believed to have belonged to Hitler dies in Moscow Zoo

The 84-year-old creature, named Saturn, was born in the US and later sent to Berlin Zoo, but escaped when the facility was bombed during the war.

25 May 2020 - 4:22AM

The 84-year-old creature, named Saturn, was born in the US and later sent to Berlin Zoo, but escaped when the facility was bombed during the war.

Ancient alligator believed to have belonged to Hitler dies in Moscow Zoo
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu strikes defiant tone as corruption trial begins

He called the case ‘an attempt to eliminate the will of the people’ and an ‘attempt to depose a strong right-wing leader’.

24 May 2020 - 9:59PM

He called the case ‘an attempt to eliminate the will of the people’ and an ‘attempt to depose a strong right-wing leader’.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu strikes defiant tone as corruption trial begins
Soaring coronavirus infections dampen Eid celebrations in Asia

The festival, one of the most important in the Muslim calendar marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is traditionally celebrated with mosque prayers, family feasts and shopping for new clothes, gifts and sweet treats.

24 May 2020 - 11:03PM

The festival, one of the most important in the Muslim calendar marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is traditionally celebrated with mosque prayers, family feasts and shopping for new clothes, gifts and sweet treats.

Soaring coronavirus infections dampen Eid celebrations in Asia
Joe Biden wins Hawaii presidential primary delayed by virus

The presidential candidate defeated Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders 63 per cent to 37 per cent.

24 May 2020 - 6:43AM

The presidential candidate defeated Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders 63 per cent to 37 per cent.

Joe Biden wins Hawaii presidential primary delayed by virus
In Mexican border cities, many fear virus is coming from US

With the number of cases rapidly rising, many doctors, health officials and ordinary citizens worry the disease coming from north of the border.

24 May 2020 - 5:02AM

With the number of cases rapidly rising, many doctors, health officials and ordinary citizens worry the disease coming from north of the border.

In Mexican border cities, many fear virus is coming from US
8 TikTok dances to learn with your family that are easier than ‘Renegade’ and less awks than ‘I’m a Savage’
‘I saw fire everywhere’: Survivor recounts how Pakistan plane jolted before crashing in Karachi

There were only two survivors in the Pakistan International Airlines crash in Karachi on Friday, with at least 97 killed.

23 May 2020 - 10:10PM

There were only two survivors in the Pakistan International Airlines crash in Karachi on Friday, with at least 97 killed.

‘I saw fire everywhere’: Survivor recounts how Pakistan plane jolted before crashing in Karachi
Biden apologises for ‘cavalier’ comment that black voters considering Trump ‘ain’t black’

The US presidential candidate has sought to address the fallout, saying he does not take black support for granted.

23 May 2020 - 10:21PM

The US presidential candidate has sought to address the fallout, saying he does not take black support for granted.

Biden apologises for ‘cavalier’ comment that black voters considering Trump ‘ain’t black’
Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro under fire as court releases profanity-laced video of cabinet meeting

The Brazilian leader’s popularity has been sagging due to his downplaying of the coronavirus pandemic, which was barely discussed in the cabinet meeting.

23 May 2020 - 9:32PM

The Brazilian leader’s popularity has been sagging due to his downplaying of the coronavirus pandemic, which was barely discussed in the cabinet meeting.

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro under fire as court releases profanity-laced video of cabinet meeting
Former Joe Biden staffer Tara Reade dropped by her lawyer in alleged sexual assault case

Lawyer Douglas Wigdor said that the decision was not a reflection on the veracity of Reade’s claims against the presidential hopeful.

23 May 2020 - 2:19AM

Lawyer Douglas Wigdor said that the decision was not a reflection on the veracity of Reade’s claims against the presidential hopeful.

Former Joe Biden staffer Tara Reade dropped by her lawyer in alleged sexual assault case
Cheap tickets from Ticketmaster? Probably not – when concerts and festivals like Coachella return after the pandemic, everything is going to change

What is going to change when concerts and festivals return post-pandemic? Absolutely everything, say industry experts – from a spike in ticket prices to a change in the way live music events are run.

23 May 2020 - 8:05PM

What is going to change when concerts and festivals return post-pandemic? Absolutely everything, say industry experts – from a spike in ticket prices to a change in the way live music events are run.

Cheap tickets from Ticketmaster? Probably not – when concerts and festivals like Coachella return after the pandemic, everything is going to change
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Scottie Pippen joins Horace Grant in being angered about how he was portrayed in ‘The Last Dance’

Scottie Pippen reportedly hasn’t spoken to his former teammate Michael Jordan since the first episode aired on April 19.

22 May 2020 - 11:01AM

Scottie Pippen reportedly hasn’t spoken to his former teammate Michael Jordan since the first episode aired on April 19.

Scottie Pippen joins Horace Grant in being angered about how he was portrayed in ‘The Last Dance’
Gunman killed in ‘terrorism-related’ shooting at US Navy base

Attacker opened fire and wounded sailor before being shot dead by security personnel; investigators are looking into whether second suspect is at large.

22 May 2020 - 8:11PM

Attacker opened fire and wounded sailor before being shot dead by security personnel; investigators are looking into whether second suspect is at large.

Gunman killed in ‘terrorism-related’ shooting at US Navy base