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China to pay triple for overseas postal deliveries by 2025 in package deal with global union

Fee increase follows threat from United States to withdraw from international body over ‘subsidising of Chinese exporters’.

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Fee increase follows threat from United States to withdraw from international body over ‘subsidising of Chinese exporters’.

China to pay triple for overseas postal deliveries by 2025 in package deal with global union
Death toll of Typhoon Hagibis rises to at least 69 as rescuers continue search for missing residents: reports

Survivors in Koriyama, one of Fukushima’s larger cities, described how water rose rapidly to chest height in about an hour and mainly at night, making it hard to escape to higher ground.

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Survivors in Koriyama, one of Fukushima’s larger cities, described how water rose rapidly to chest height in about an hour and mainly at night, making it hard to escape to higher ground.

Death toll of Typhoon Hagibis rises to at least 69 as rescuers continue search for missing residents: reports
White cop who fatally shot black woman in her Texas home charged with murder after resigning

Police bodycam video showed that Aaron Dean did not identify himself as a police officer and fired a split-second after shouting at Atatiana Jefferson to show her hands.

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Police bodycam video showed that Aaron Dean did not identify himself as a police officer and fired a split-second after shouting at Atatiana Jefferson to show her hands.

White cop who fatally shot black woman in her Texas home charged with murder after resigning
Violent clashes erupt at Barcelona airport after Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders

Catalan separatists took to the streets of Barcelona after many of their leaders were jailed by Spain’s Supreme Court over an attempt to break away from Spain in 2017.

15 Oct 2019 - 3:09AM

Catalan separatists took to the streets of Barcelona after many of their leaders were jailed by Spain’s Supreme Court over an attempt to break away from Spain in 2017.

Violent clashes erupt at Barcelona airport after Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders
Reunion on a front lawn in United States for ‘sisters’ adopted from China

JuJu and PeiPei slept in adjacent cots at an orphanage in Henan province, shared a nanny and called each other ‘meimei’ – Mandarin for sister. They saw each other again when JuJu turned four.

15 Oct 2019 - 4:15AM

JuJu and PeiPei slept in adjacent cots at an orphanage in Henan province, shared a nanny and called each other ‘meimei’ – Mandarin for sister. They saw each other again when JuJu turned four.

Reunion on a front lawn in United States for ‘sisters’ adopted from China
Cycling great Eddy Merckx seriously injured after bike crash

Five-time Tour de France champion from Belgium sustained head injuries while riding with friends

14 Oct 2019 - 8:59PM

Five-time Tour de France champion from Belgium sustained head injuries while riding with friends

Cycling great Eddy Merckx seriously injured after bike crash
Brigid Kosgei sets marathon world record in Chicago, and now eyes breaking the two-hour, 10-minute barrier

The Kenyan runner takes the record from Paula Radcliffe and now thinks it is possible for women to reduce the record to a mind boggling two hours, 10 minutes.

14 Oct 2019 - 3:16PM

The Kenyan runner takes the record from Paula Radcliffe and now thinks it is possible for women to reduce the record to a mind boggling two hours, 10 minutes.

Brigid Kosgei sets marathon world record in Chicago, and now eyes breaking the two-hour, 10-minute barrier
English Premier League star Son Heung-min to play in Pyongyang for 2022 World Cup qualifier

But the South Korean’s fame in the English Premier League is unlikely to impress North Koreans when he features in the match – that one fan has likened to ‘a metaphor for the Korean war’ – on Tuesday.

14 Oct 2019 - 1:17PM

But the South Korean’s fame in the English Premier League is unlikely to impress North Koreans when he features in the match – that one fan has likened to ‘a metaphor for the Korean war’ – on Tuesday.

English Premier League star Son Heung-min to play in Pyongyang for 2022 World Cup qualifier
Climate change is causing diseases like dengue, as well as flesh-eating bacteria to flourish
Texas family seeks answers after white police officer kills black woman inside her home

The officer, who has been put on administrative leave, was responding to a neighbour’s call when he shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson.

14 Oct 2019 - 5:23AM

The officer, who has been put on administrative leave, was responding to a neighbour’s call when he shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson.

Texas family seeks answers after white police officer kills black woman inside her home
Troops deployed as protesters turn Ecuador’s capital into a war zone

Ecuador President Lenin Moreno ordered the capital Quito and surrounding areas placed under curfew and military control, as an 11th day of deadly protests against government austerity measures roiled the city.

13 Oct 2019 - 8:18PM

Ecuador President Lenin Moreno ordered the capital Quito and surrounding areas placed under curfew and military control, as an 11th day of deadly protests against government austerity measures roiled the city.

Troops deployed as protesters turn Ecuador’s capital into a war zone
Typhoon Hagibis: Japan military deployed as monster storm death toll climbs

Helicopters plucked people from their flooded homes on Sunday as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rainfall on Tokyo and surrounding areas.

13 Oct 2019 - 11:26PM

Helicopters plucked people from their flooded homes on Sunday as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rainfall on Tokyo and surrounding areas.

Typhoon Hagibis: Japan military deployed as monster storm death toll climbs
‘Queer Eye’ foodie Antoni Porowski talks avocados, ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’, and learning to love his heritage

The Canadian member of the hit Netflix show, whose cookbook, Antoni in the Kitchen, was published last month, was a picky eater as a child.

13 Oct 2019 - 9:21AM

The Canadian member of the hit Netflix show, whose cookbook, Antoni in the Kitchen, was published last month, was a picky eater as a child.

‘Queer Eye’ foodie Antoni Porowski talks avocados, ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’, and learning to love his heritage
Venezuela denies entry of Guatemala’s president-elect ahead of planned meeting with opposition leader Juan Guaido

In a video posted to Twitter, Alejandro Giammattei said that his delegation had been put on a plane back to Guatemala.

13 Oct 2019 - 5:54AM

In a video posted to Twitter, Alejandro Giammattei said that his delegation had been put on a plane back to Guatemala.

Venezuela denies entry of Guatemala’s president-elect ahead of planned meeting with opposition leader Juan Guaido
Ukraine probe: Donald Trump defends his ‘legendary’ lawyer Rudy Giuliani ... for now

Rudy Giuliani now finds himself drawn into an expanding criminal probe run by his old office into illegal campaign contributions.

13 Oct 2019 - 8:18PM

Rudy Giuliani now finds himself drawn into an expanding criminal probe run by his old office into illegal campaign contributions.

Ukraine probe: Donald Trump defends his ‘legendary’ lawyer Rudy Giuliani ... for now
Four dead in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn

No one has been arrested over the incident and the motive and exact circumstances are not known.

12 Oct 2019 - 11:45PM

No one has been arrested over the incident and the motive and exact circumstances are not known.

Four dead in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn
Gemini Man the latest fruit of Ang Lee’s drastic left turn to 3D and digital cinema – ‘I began to question my faith’ after Life of Pi, he says

Ang Lee had an epiphany after shooting his first film in 3D, Life of Pi. The results are startling – no other film looks like Gemini Man. Will Smith is pursued by a younger version of himself – created by motion-capture technology.

12 Oct 2019 - 8:38AM

Ang Lee had an epiphany after shooting his first film in 3D, Life of Pi. The results are startling – no other film looks like Gemini Man. Will Smith is pursued by a younger version of himself – created by motion-capture technology.

Gemini Man the latest fruit of Ang Lee’s drastic left turn to 3D and digital cinema – ‘I began to question my faith’ after Life of Pi, he says
Donald Trump’s financial records must be turned over to Congress, appeal court rules

House oversight committee subpoenaed documents from accounting firm Mazars in April.

12 Oct 2019 - 9:15AM

House oversight committee subpoenaed documents from accounting firm Mazars in April.

Donald Trump’s financial records must be turned over to Congress, appeal court rules
CBD bath salts and four other autumn beauty and wellness products you shouldn’t do without

From CBD bath salts containing cannabidiol from cannabis plants, to skincare loved by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Salma Hayek Pinault to lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury, it’s time to update your beauty routine.

12 Oct 2019 - 4:32AM

From CBD bath salts containing cannabidiol from cannabis plants, to skincare loved by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Salma Hayek Pinault to lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury, it’s time to update your beauty routine.

CBD bath salts and four other autumn beauty and wellness products you shouldn’t do without
Turkey says over 300 dead, thousands displaced in its attack on US-allied Kurds in Syria

Turkey says 342 militants have been killed in its offensive against the Syrian Democratic Forces, led by Kurdish YPG militia.

11 Oct 2019 - 10:46PM

Turkey says 342 militants have been killed in its offensive against the Syrian Democratic Forces, led by Kurdish YPG militia.

Turkey says over 300 dead, thousands displaced in its attack on US-allied Kurds in Syria
US politician accused of running adoption scam trafficking pregnant women from Marshall Islands

Charges span about three years and involve some 75 adoptions. Investigators also found eight pregnant women from the Marshall Islands in raids of his properties outside Phoenix.

10 Oct 2019 - 8:00PM

Charges span about three years and involve some 75 adoptions. Investigators also found eight pregnant women from the Marshall Islands in raids of his properties outside Phoenix.

US politician accused of running adoption scam trafficking pregnant women from Marshall Islands
‘No blackmail’ in phone call with Trump, Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky says

Volodymyr Zelensky has played down suggestions that Donald Trump pressured him to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden in exchange for military aid.

10 Oct 2019 - 6:39PM

Volodymyr Zelensky has played down suggestions that Donald Trump pressured him to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden in exchange for military aid.

‘No blackmail’ in phone call with Trump, Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky says
Philippine police arrest 542 foreigners, mostly Chinese, in crackdown on illegal workers

The Chinese government provided information that led to the arrests of more than 400 Chinese and other workers from Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia.

10 Oct 2019 - 9:51PM

The Chinese government provided information that led to the arrests of more than 400 Chinese and other workers from Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia.

Philippine police arrest 542 foreigners, mostly Chinese, in crackdown on illegal workers
US counterterrorism analyst charged after leaking Chinese missile secrets to journalist he dated

US Defence Intelligence Agency analyst Henry Kyle Frese is alleged to have provided top secret information about another country’s weapons systems – believed to be China – to reporter with whom he was having a relationship.

10 Oct 2019 - 8:15PM

US Defence Intelligence Agency analyst Henry Kyle Frese is alleged to have provided top secret information about another country’s weapons systems – believed to be China – to reporter with whom he was having a relationship.

US counterterrorism analyst charged after leaking Chinese missile secrets to journalist he dated
NBA China crisis: protesters show support for Hong Kong at Wizards game, fans ejected from arena at Philadelphia 76ers against Guangzhou

Activists from Freedom House and Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation attend game.

10 Oct 2019 - 9:55PM

Activists from Freedom House and Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation attend game.

NBA China crisis: protesters show support for Hong Kong at Wizards game, fans ejected from arena at Philadelphia 76ers against Guangzhou
EU working on last-gasp Brexit deal as Britain’s departure looms

Boris Johnson to have lunch with Irish PM on Thursday, while EU negotiator Michel Barnier expected to meet UK Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay on Friday.

10 Oct 2019 - 4:16AM

Boris Johnson to have lunch with Irish PM on Thursday, while EU negotiator Michel Barnier expected to meet UK Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay on Friday.

EU working on last-gasp Brexit deal as Britain’s departure looms
India to allow tourists back into Kashmir – but internet blackout to stay

Two months after India ordered a lockdown on Kashmir, they are allowing tourists back into the disputed region, but the communications blackout will still remain, authorities say.

9 Oct 2019 - 2:25PM

Two months after India ordered a lockdown on Kashmir, they are allowing tourists back into the disputed region, but the communications blackout will still remain, authorities say.

India to allow tourists back into Kashmir – but internet blackout to stay
Ecuador’s government flees capital, imposes curfew, after protesters storm parliament

President Lenin Moreno says he is target of coup attempt, blames predecessor Rafael Correa and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

9 Oct 2019 - 8:38PM

President Lenin Moreno says he is target of coup attempt, blames predecessor Rafael Correa and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Ecuador’s government flees capital, imposes curfew, after protesters storm parliament
FBI says Samuel Little is the most prolific serial killer in US history, after he admitted strangling 93 women

Samuel Little, the inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across America, is now considered to be the most prolific serial killer in US history.

8 Oct 2019 - 7:00AM

Samuel Little, the inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across America, is now considered to be the most prolific serial killer in US history.

FBI says Samuel Little is the most prolific serial killer in US history, after he admitted strangling 93 women
Donald Trump hails victory for American farmers as US and Japan sign limited trade deal

Donald Trump, who faces re-election next year, was eager to make a deal with Japan to appease US farmers who have been largely shut out of the Chinese market as a result of his trade war with Beijing.

8 Oct 2019 - 9:12PM

Donald Trump, who faces re-election next year, was eager to make a deal with Japan to appease US farmers who have been largely shut out of the Chinese market as a result of his trade war with Beijing.

Donald Trump hails victory for American farmers as US and Japan sign limited trade deal