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Australia’s Telstra buys telecoms firm Digicel Pacific for US$1.6 billion to fend off China

Telstra said it would contribute US$270 million to the government-supported deal and hold 100 per cent of the equity in Digicel Pacific.

Telstra said it would contribute US$270 million to the government-supported deal and hold 100 per cent of the equity in Digicel Pacific.

Australia’s Telstra buys telecoms firm Digicel Pacific for US$1.6 billion to fend off China
2 hours ago
Coronavirus: China to start vaccinating children as young as 3 amid new outbreaks

Governments in at least five provinces have said vaccinations will be required for those aged from three to 11.

Governments in at least five provinces have said vaccinations will be required for those aged from three to 11.

Coronavirus: China to start vaccinating children as young as 3 amid new outbreaks
2 hours ago
Saudi ex-spy claims crown prince bragged he could kill late king with ‘poison ring from Russia’

A former Saudi intelligence official who says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is out to kill him makes stunning claim in US TV interview.

A former Saudi intelligence official who says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is out to kill him makes stunning claim in US TV interview.

Saudi ex-spy claims crown prince bragged he could kill late king with ‘poison ring from Russia’
3 hours ago
‘Rust’ crew member who gave gun to Alec Baldwin accused of safety issues on past production

Past complaints against the assistant director whom court documents say gave a loaded firearm to Alec Baldwin on the set of ‘Rust’ are emerging.

Past complaints against the assistant director whom court documents say gave a loaded firearm to Alec Baldwin on the set of ‘Rust’ are emerging.

‘Rust’ crew member who gave gun to Alec Baldwin accused of safety issues on past production
25 Oct 2021 - 9:36AM
British musician Ed Sheeran has coronavirus, will do performances from home

Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is scheduled for release.

Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is scheduled for release.

British musician Ed Sheeran has coronavirus, will do performances from home
25 Oct 2021 - 8:43AM
Husband of Iranian-British woman detained in Iran begins hunger strike in London

Richard Ratcliffe started his fast on Sunday outside the Foreign Office after a court decided Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has to spend another year in prison.

Richard Ratcliffe started his fast on Sunday outside the Foreign Office after a court decided Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has to spend another year in prison.

Husband of  Iranian-British woman  detained in Iran begins hunger strike in London
25 Oct 2021 - 12:31AM
US envoy Sung Kim urges North Korea to return to nuclear talks

Sung Kim made the comments after meeting South Korean officials to discuss Pyongyang’s recent missile tests.

Sung Kim made the comments after meeting South Korean officials to discuss Pyongyang’s recent missile tests.

US envoy Sung Kim urges North Korea to return to nuclear talks
24 Oct 2021 - 8:58PM
Colombia captures most wanted drug lord in jungle raid after decade-long manhunt

Dairo Antonio Usuga is the alleged head of the Gulf Clan, whose army of assassins is control of major cocaine smuggling routes to Central America and the US

Dairo Antonio Usuga is the alleged head of the Gulf Clan, whose army of assassins is control of major cocaine smuggling routes to Central America and the US

Colombia captures most wanted drug lord in jungle raid after decade-long manhunt
24 Oct 2021 - 8:38PM
Oklahoma senator criticised for Asian-American ‘yellow families’ comment

Senator Dave Rader of Tulsa made the comment on Wednesday during a legislative committee meeting on racial inequity.

Senator Dave Rader of Tulsa made the comment on Wednesday during a legislative committee meeting on racial inequity.

Oklahoma senator criticised for Asian-American ‘yellow families’ comment
24 Oct 2021 - 6:59AM
Film crew ‘voiced safety concerns’ before Alec Baldwin’s accidental on-set shooting

Several hours before Halyna Hutchins was killed, seven crew members walked off set to express their discontent with matters including safety conditions.

Several hours before Halyna Hutchins was killed, seven crew members walked off set to express their discontent with matters including safety conditions.

Film crew ‘voiced safety concerns’ before Alec Baldwin’s accidental on-set shooting
24 Oct 2021 - 9:34AM
Russia reports record daily Covid-19 deaths as cases soar

Despite multiple pleas from President Vladimir Putin and the availability of the home-grown Sputnik V vaccine, only 36 per cent of Russians are fully vaccinated.

Despite multiple pleas from President Vladimir Putin and the availability of the home-grown Sputnik V vaccine, only 36 per cent of Russians are fully vaccinated.

Russia reports record daily Covid-19 deaths as cases soar
23 Oct 2021 - 8:03PM
Coronavirus takes a bite from cult of sacred crocodiles in Africa

The huge reptiles made the village of Bazoulé a premier tourist destination in Burkina Faso, but visitor numbers have fallen greatly amid the pandemic.

The huge reptiles made the village of Bazoulé a premier tourist destination in Burkina Faso, but visitor numbers have fallen greatly amid the pandemic.

Coronavirus takes a bite from cult of sacred crocodiles in Africa
23 Oct 2021 - 6:28AM
Transgender soldier case: South Korea’s army blocked from appealing unlawful discharge

Byun Hui-su was discharged in January 2020 after the army found her gender reassignment surgery could be reason for dismissal. She died in March this year.

Byun Hui-su was discharged in January 2020 after the army found her gender reassignment surgery could be reason for dismissal. She died in March this year.

Transgender soldier case: South Korea’s army blocked from appealing unlawful discharge
22 Oct 2021 - 9:30PM
Gabby Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie found dead in Florida wilderness, FBI says

Dental records helped identify the remains, which were discovered on Wednesday along with a backpack and notebook thought to belong to Laundrie.

Dental records helped identify the remains, which were discovered on Wednesday along with a backpack and notebook thought to belong to Laundrie.

Gabby Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie found dead in Florida wilderness, FBI says
22 Oct 2021 - 9:05PM
Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries

‘If I don’t get what I’m asking for, I will put a bullet in the heads of these Americans,’ warns Wilson Joseph in a video released by the 400 Mawozo group

‘If I don’t get what I’m asking for, I will put a bullet in the heads of these Americans,’ warns Wilson Joseph in a video released by the 400 Mawozo group

Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries
22 Oct 2021 - 10:17PM
Couples learn how to have better sex in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix series Sex, Love & Goop

Sex, Love & Goop sees six couples of varying ages, races and sexual orientations get advice and pointers from experts to improve their relationships and sex lives.

Sex, Love & Goop sees six couples of varying ages, races and sexual orientations get advice and pointers from experts to improve their relationships and sex lives.

Couples learn how to have better sex in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix series Sex, Love & Goop
21 Oct 2021 - 7:45PM
Australia, Britain defend Aukus nuclear submarine deal at FPDA meeting, say fears ‘overhyped’

Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton said Aukus is ‘not a defence alliance or a security pact’ and will complement its partnerships in the region.

Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton said Aukus is ‘not a defence alliance or a security pact’ and will complement its partnerships in the region.

Australia, Britain defend Aukus nuclear submarine deal at FPDA meeting, say fears ‘overhyped’
21 Oct 2021 - 11:40PM
UK and New Zealand approve trade deal as Britain seeks post-Brexit links

The agreement was cemented in a call between leaders Boris Johnson and Jacinda Ardern after 16 months of talks.

The agreement was cemented in a call between leaders Boris Johnson and Jacinda Ardern after 16 months of talks.

UK and New Zealand approve trade deal as Britain seeks post-Brexit links
21 Oct 2021 - 7:29AM
Cash and disguises: how US couple in submarine secrets case tried to avoid getting caught

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe posed as hikers or tourists when dropping off memory cards with information about nuclear-powered warships, an FBI agent says.

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe posed as hikers or tourists when dropping off memory cards with information about nuclear-powered warships, an FBI agent says.

Cash and disguises: how US couple in submarine secrets case tried to avoid getting caught
21 Oct 2021 - 9:41PM
‘Stateless’ Chinese-North Korean defectors face hardship in South Korea

Ethnic Chinese defectors have been described as ‘probably the most pitiful overseas Chinese in the world’.

Ethnic Chinese defectors have been described as ‘probably the most pitiful overseas Chinese in the world’.

‘Stateless’ Chinese-North Korean defectors face hardship in South Korea
20 Oct 2021 - 7:00AM
Queen Elizabeth turns down ‘Oldie of the Year’ title

The 95-year-old monarch turned down the award from a British magazine, saying she does not meet the ‘relevant criteria’.

The 95-year-old monarch turned down the award from a British magazine, saying she does not meet the ‘relevant criteria’.

Queen Elizabeth turns down ‘Oldie of the Year’ title
20 Oct 2021 - 5:26AM
Colin Powell’s age and cancer left him vulnerable to Covid-19

Although dying from Covid-19 is uncommon among fully vaccinated, health experts say age and pre-existing medical conditions may increase the odds of breakthrough infection, even death.

Although dying from Covid-19 is uncommon among fully vaccinated, health experts say age and pre-existing medical conditions may increase the odds of breakthrough infection, even death.

Colin Powell’s age and cancer left him vulnerable to Covid-19
19 Oct 2021 - 11:05PM
Ailing Czech president Milos Zeman can’t perform duties, prognosis ‘very uncertain’

A letter from the hospital where Milos Zeman is being treated says the 77-year-old leader’s return to work in the next few weeks is ‘very unlikely’.

A letter from the hospital where Milos Zeman is being treated says the 77-year-old leader’s return to work in the next few weeks is ‘very unlikely’.

Ailing Czech president Milos Zeman can’t perform duties, prognosis ‘very uncertain’
19 Oct 2021 - 1:55AM
Bill Clinton ‘in great spirits’ after being released from US hospital

The former US president was admitted to the hospital on October 12 with an infection unrelated to Covid-19.

The former US president was admitted to the hospital on October 12 with an infection unrelated to Covid-19.

Bill Clinton ‘in great spirits’ after being released from US hospital
17 Oct 2021 - 11:38PM
Father of suspect who killed British lawmaker says he’s ‘traumatised’

MP David Amess was attacked during a regular meeting with his constituents at a church east of London.

MP David Amess was attacked during a regular meeting with his constituents at a church east of London.

Father of suspect who killed British lawmaker says he’s ‘traumatised’
17 Oct 2021 - 7:16PM
Muslims and Hindus protest in Bangladesh amid violence over perceived insult to Islam

The wave of violence against local Hindus follows a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majority.

The wave of violence against local Hindus follows a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majority.

Muslims and Hindus protest in Bangladesh amid violence over perceived insult to Islam
17 Oct 2021 - 9:25PM
Professor was cleared of hiding ties to China: US university wants him back

Anming Hu was arrested in February 2020 under a Trump administration crackdown against academics suspected of concealing ties to Chinese institutions.

Anming Hu was arrested in February 2020 under a Trump administration crackdown against academics suspected of concealing ties to Chinese institutions.

Professor was cleared of hiding ties to China: US university wants him back
17 Oct 2021 - 11:45AM
Alex Saab, key aide of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, extradited to US on money-laundering charges

US authorities believe Saab holds secrets about how Maduro and his top aides siphoned off millions of dollars in government contracts.

US authorities believe Saab holds secrets about how Maduro and his top aides siphoned off millions of dollars in government contracts.

Alex Saab, key aide of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, extradited to US on money-laundering charges
17 Oct 2021 - 11:47AM
Jailed New York real estate heir Robert Durst hospitalised with coronavirus

Durst, 78, was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without a chance of parole for the murder of his best friend more than two decades ago.

Durst, 78, was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without a chance of parole for the murder of his best friend more than two decades ago.

Jailed New York real estate heir Robert Durst hospitalised with coronavirus
17 Oct 2021 - 9:16PM
Joe Biden leads tributes to officers who lost their lives at January 6 Capitol riot

‘Because of you, democracy survived,’ Biden said at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.

‘Because of you, democracy survived,’ Biden said at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.

Joe Biden leads tributes to officers who lost their lives at January 6 Capitol riot
17 Oct 2021 - 9:17PM