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Sri Lanka’s new army chief is a general accused of human rights abuses during the civil war

The new commander, Shavendra Silva, was in charge of the 58th Division which encircled the final stronghold of the Tamil Tiger rebels in the last stages of the civil war in 2009 and is accused of shelling a hospital.

20 Aug 2019 - 10:55AM

The new commander, Shavendra Silva, was in charge of the 58th Division which encircled the final stronghold of the Tamil Tiger rebels in the last stages of the civil war in 2009 and is accused of shelling a hospital.

Sri Lanka’s new army chief is a general accused of human rights abuses during the civil war
Wide implications for euro zone as US-China trade war, Brexit leave Germany on edge of recession

Germany saw a 0.1 per cent drop in the April-to-June period, and it appears the slump is continuing, according to the country’s central bank

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Germany saw a 0.1 per cent drop in the April-to-June period, and it appears the slump is continuing, according to the country’s central bank

Wide implications for euro zone as US-China trade war, Brexit leave Germany on edge of recession
Jeffrey Epstein signed US$577 million will two days before killing himself in jail

Document opens new legal front in battle over financier’s fortune as multiple women sue his estate claiming Epstein sexually abused them.

20 Aug 2019 - 7:58AM

Document opens new legal front in battle over financier’s fortune as multiple women sue his estate claiming Epstein sexually abused them.

Jeffrey Epstein signed US$577 million will two days before killing himself in jail
Murdered Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying’s family to give US$20,000 reward to people who helped catch killer

Another US$30,000 will go towards fund in murdered Chinese scholar’s name to help support international students in crisis.

20 Aug 2019 - 3:49AM

Another US$30,000 will go towards fund in murdered Chinese scholar’s name to help support international students in crisis.

Murdered Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying’s family to give US$20,000 reward to people who helped catch killer
Man claiming to be Chinese arrested for vandalising area at Japan’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine

The man threw an ink-like liquid on a curtain at one of the buildings of Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine that honours Japanese war criminals, police said.

20 Aug 2019 - 12:17AM

The man threw an ink-like liquid on a curtain at one of the buildings of Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine that honours Japanese war criminals, police said.

Man claiming to be Chinese arrested for vandalising area at Japan’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine
1MDB scandal: Court in Malaysia postpones former PM Najib’s biggest trial

A Malaysian judge has agreed to postpone the second trial of former prime minister Najib Razak, who faces four counts of abusing his power to receive, use and transfer illicit funds linked to 1MDB.

19 Aug 2019 - 10:18PM

A Malaysian judge has agreed to postpone the second trial of former prime minister Najib Razak, who faces four counts of abusing his power to receive, use and transfer illicit funds linked to 1MDB.

1MDB scandal: Court in Malaysia postpones former PM Najib’s biggest trial
US ‘in secret talks’ with Venezuela’s socialist party boss in bid to end political crisis

The most powerful man in the country after President Nicolas Maduro met last month in Caracas with a close contact of Donald Trump’s administration, sources say.

19 Aug 2019 - 9:12PM

The most powerful man in the country after President Nicolas Maduro met last month in Caracas with a close contact of Donald Trump’s administration, sources say.

US ‘in secret talks’ with Venezuela’s socialist party boss in bid to end political crisis
Iran warns US against seizing its supertanker as it heads for Greece

An Iranian tanker sailed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar.

19 Aug 2019 - 9:11PM

An Iranian tanker sailed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar.

Iran warns US against seizing its supertanker as it heads for Greece
Worrying rise in police suicides leaves France confronting taboos around mental health

A wave of major events, from terror attacks to sustained violent protests, has left France wondering if the police force is buckling under immense stress.

19 Aug 2019 - 8:07AM

A wave of major events, from terror attacks to sustained violent protests, has left France wondering if the police force is buckling under immense stress.

Worrying rise in police suicides leaves France confronting taboos around mental health
Images reveal Iran is preparing for a third attempted satellite launch despite heavy US criticism

Satellite images show increased activity at the Imam Khomeini Space Centre in Iran’s Semnan province.

19 Aug 2019 - 3:35AM

Satellite images show increased activity at the Imam Khomeini Space Centre in Iran’s Semnan province.

Images reveal Iran is preparing for a third attempted satellite launch despite heavy US criticism
A letter from the past: Alaska man discovers 50-year-old message in a bottle from Russian Navy sailor

Reporters from the state-owned Russian media network, Russia-1, managed to track down the original writer, Captain Anatoliy Botsanenko.

19 Aug 2019 - 2:49AM

Reporters from the state-owned Russian media network, Russia-1, managed to track down the original writer, Captain Anatoliy Botsanenko.

A letter from the past: Alaska man discovers 50-year-old message in a bottle from Russian Navy sailor
What makes a great creative space? Personality, evolution and imperfection

Natural and neutral colours, inspiring objects and plenty of plant life are common in creative spaces. A small survey of 23 creatives showed that most creative spaces are in a state of evolution.

19 Aug 2019 - 1:00AM

Natural and neutral colours, inspiring objects and plenty of plant life are common in creative spaces. A small survey of 23 creatives showed that most creative spaces are in a state of evolution.

What makes a great creative space? Personality, evolution and imperfection
Everything you need to know about marinating: which marinades to use and safety tips

Boost flavours, tenderise meats and make your meal special with these tips for the perfect marinade. Different foods call for different marinade ingredients and durations of soaking, as well as storage requirements.

18 Aug 2019 - 8:30PM

Boost flavours, tenderise meats and make your meal special with these tips for the perfect marinade. Different foods call for different marinade ingredients and durations of soaking, as well as storage requirements.

Everything you need to know about marinating: which marinades to use and safety tips
New York airport worker fired for handing passenger note saying ‘You ugly!’

Incident came to public attention after the passenger obtained security footage of the incident and posted it to YouTube.

18 Aug 2019 - 1:51AM

Incident came to public attention after the passenger obtained security footage of the incident and posted it to YouTube.

New York airport worker fired for handing passenger note saying ‘You ugly!’
Italy’s far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini reluctantly agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship

Minister bowed to pressure on Saturday after initially refusing to allow anyone to leave the ship.

18 Aug 2019 - 1:37AM

Minister bowed to pressure on Saturday after initially refusing to allow anyone to leave the ship.

Italy’s far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini reluctantly agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship
Spate of suicides among New York police sparks mandatory prevention training

The training delves into how to recognise signs of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidal thoughts and actions. It follows the suicides of nine police officers this year alone.

17 Aug 2019 - 10:18PM

The training delves into how to recognise signs of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidal thoughts and actions. It follows the suicides of nine police officers this year alone.

Spate of suicides among New York police sparks mandatory prevention training
US beer company under fire for naming product after Pacific island nuclear test site

The Manhattan Project Beer Company’s ‘Bikini Atoll’ beer has drawn criticism from Marshall Islands residents for being insensitive to people still dealing with the after-effects of radiation.

17 Aug 2019 - 1:33PM

The Manhattan Project Beer Company’s ‘Bikini Atoll’ beer has drawn criticism from Marshall Islands residents for being insensitive to people still dealing with the after-effects of radiation.

US beer company under fire for naming product after Pacific island nuclear test site
Counterculture icon Peter Fonda, star of ‘Easy Rider’, dies age 79

Born into Hollywood royalty as Henry Fonda’s only son, Peter carved his own path with his nonconformist tendencies and earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing the psychedelic road trip movie that also starred Jack Nicholson.

17 Aug 2019 - 10:17PM

Born into Hollywood royalty as Henry Fonda’s only son, Peter carved his own path with his nonconformist tendencies and earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing the psychedelic road trip movie that also starred Jack Nicholson.

Counterculture icon Peter Fonda, star of ‘Easy Rider’, dies age 79
Kim Jong-un expresses ‘great satisfaction’ over North Korean weapons tests

Korean Central News Agency says leader vows to build up ‘invincible military capabilities no one dare provoke’.

17 Aug 2019 - 7:44AM

Korean Central News Agency says leader vows to build up ‘invincible military capabilities no one dare provoke’.

Kim Jong-un expresses ‘great satisfaction’ over North Korean weapons tests
Jeffrey Epstein’s death was suicide by hanging, medical examiner rules

Authorities continue to investigate how accused sex offender managed to kill himself in high-security prison.

17 Aug 2019 - 10:18PM

Authorities continue to investigate how accused sex offender managed to kill himself in high-security prison.

Jeffrey Epstein’s death was suicide by hanging, medical examiner rules
Rice cookers spark bomb scare and evacuation of major New York subway station

Police are seeking man seen taking objects out of shopping trolley and placing them at Fulton Street station, just blocks away from World Trade Centre.

17 Aug 2019 - 2:05AM

Police are seeking man seen taking objects out of shopping trolley and placing them at Fulton Street station, just blocks away from World Trade Centre.

Rice cookers spark bomb scare and evacuation of major New York subway station
Vladimir Putin awards Russia’s top medal to pilot Damir Yusupov for ‘miracle’ landing in cornfield

Passenger plane had been hit by flock of birds, knocking out both engines.

17 Aug 2019 - 4:39AM

Passenger plane had been hit by flock of birds, knocking out both engines.

Vladimir Putin awards Russia’s top medal to pilot Damir Yusupov for ‘miracle’ landing in cornfield
Are e-cigarettes a gateway to cannabis use for teens and young adults? Yes, says new study

The research examined marijuana use among 10- to 24-year-olds through a compilation of 21 studies from the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

16 Aug 2019 - 10:21AM

The research examined marijuana use among 10- to 24-year-olds through a compilation of 21 studies from the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Are e-cigarettes a gateway to cannabis use for teens and young adults? Yes, says new study
Wolf rips open tent and tries to drag US camper Matthew Rispoli away in rare attack at Canada’s Banff National Park

Parks Canada says animal repeatedly bit victim before neighbouring camper kicked it and drove it away.

16 Aug 2019 - 6:38AM

Parks Canada says animal repeatedly bit victim before neighbouring camper kicked it and drove it away.

Wolf rips open tent and tries to drag US camper Matthew Rispoli away in rare attack at Canada’s Banff National Park
Filipino-American historian traces the history of Philippine nurses in the US

The first wave of Filipino nurses began after World War II, when the US experienced a severe nursing shortage while also building and modernising more hospitals.

16 Aug 2019 - 5:18AM

The first wave of Filipino nurses began after World War II, when the US experienced a severe nursing shortage while also building and modernising more hospitals.

Filipino-American historian traces the history of Philippine nurses in the US
Gibraltar releases Iranian supertanker despite last-minute attempt by US to seize vessel

Iranian foreign minister accuses US of ‘piracy attempt’ and trying to ‘steal our property on the high seas’.

16 Aug 2019 - 9:10PM

Iranian foreign minister accuses US of ‘piracy attempt’ and trying to ‘steal our property on the high seas’.

Gibraltar releases Iranian supertanker despite last-minute attempt by US to seize vessel
Man collapses and dies after taking part in taco-eating contest at US baseball game

The man is believed to have collapsed seven minutes into the taco-eating contest at a California baseball game.

15 Aug 2019 - 3:14PM

The man is believed to have collapsed seven minutes into the taco-eating contest at a California baseball game.

Man collapses and dies after taking part in taco-eating contest at US baseball game
Indonesia beyond Bali: the tourism development plans to create new hubs and diversify the economy

Key to ambitious plans is to upgrade provincial airports and improve access to outlying destinations like Lake Toba, Borobudur and Prambanan. Muslim tourists, including from the Middle East, will be targeted for some of the more conservative areas.

15 Aug 2019 - 1:17PM

Key to ambitious plans is to upgrade provincial airports and improve access to outlying destinations like Lake Toba, Borobudur and Prambanan. Muslim tourists, including from the Middle East, will be targeted for some of the more conservative areas.

Indonesia beyond Bali: the tourism development plans to create new hubs and diversify the economy
Hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits filed in New York, targeting Catholic Church, Boy Scouts and Jeffrey Epstein among others

Institutions that have long cared for children, including the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts and schools and hospitals, are expecting to a devastating financial blow after New York state began accepting abuse cases once blocked by its statute of limitations.

15 Aug 2019 - 11:54AM

Institutions that have long cared for children, including the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts and schools and hospitals, are expecting to a devastating financial blow after New York state began accepting abuse cases once blocked by its statute of limitations.

Hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits filed in New York, targeting Catholic Church, Boy Scouts and Jeffrey Epstein among others
Nepal’s new Everest permit rules to prevent death could require climbers to summit a 6,500m peak first

A committee has recommended regulations for guides and climbers to prevent a repeat of the nine deaths on the Nepalese side of the mountain this year.

15 Aug 2019 - 11:48AM

A committee has recommended regulations for guides and climbers to prevent a repeat of the nine deaths on the Nepalese side of the mountain this year.

Nepal’s new Everest permit rules to prevent death could require climbers to summit a 6,500m peak first