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Philippines seizes 160kg of methamphetamine hidden in biscuit cans, arrests 4 Chinese

‘The Chinese will never stop putting up drug laboratories because they can buy anybody.’

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Philippines seizes 160kg of methamphetamine hidden in biscuit cans, arrests 4 Chinese

‘The Chinese will never stop putting up drug laboratories because they can buy anybody.’

Disney closes US$71 billion deal for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox entertainment assets

It’s finally complete. Disney has closed its US$71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets, more than a year after the mega merger was proposed

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Disney closes US$71 billion deal for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox entertainment assets

It’s finally complete. Disney has closed its US$71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets, more than a year after the mega merger was proposed

Vatican says ‘door is open’ to meeting between Xi Jinping and Pope Francis

Adviser to head of Catholic Church says both sides must be willing to talk – Xi’s Italy visit would take place six months after Chinese accord with Vatican over appointment of Chinese bishops.

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Vatican says ‘door is open’ to meeting between Xi Jinping and Pope Francis

Adviser to head of Catholic Church says both sides must be willing to talk – Xi’s Italy visit would take place six months after Chinese accord with Vatican over appointment of Chinese bishops.

Sri Lanka to get US$3.9 billion oil refinery next to Chinese-run port in Colombo

The project will be the largest foreign investment ever for the island nation.

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Sri Lanka to get US$3.9 billion oil refinery next to Chinese-run port in Colombo

The project will be the largest foreign investment ever for the island nation.

New Zealand shooting: More than 200 users watched live stream video of Christchurch mosque attacks, but nobody reported it, says Facebook

The live stream, which was watched by some 200 users, was flagged only 12 minutes after the broadcast ended, said the tech company.

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New Zealand shooting: More than 200 users watched live stream video of Christchurch mosque attacks, but nobody reported it, says Facebook

The live stream, which was watched by some 200 users, was flagged only 12 minutes after the broadcast ended, said the tech company.

Jakarta holds its breath ahead of launch of new MRT system

It is hoped the 16km rail system, which runs south from central Jakarta, will relieve the headaches felt by millions of Jakartans who are stuck in traffic for hours a day.

20 Mar 2019 - 8:00AM
Jakarta holds its breath ahead of launch of new MRT system

It is hoped the 16km rail system, which runs south from central Jakarta, will relieve the headaches felt by millions of Jakartans who are stuck in traffic for hours a day.

‘Devin Nunes cow’ Twitter account gains 150,000 followers as US Republican’s lawsuit backfires

Parody account, which purports to be owned by unhappy cow on Nunes’ farm, called him ‘treasonous cowpoke’ and ‘udder-ly worthless’

20 Mar 2019 - 6:23AM
‘Devin Nunes cow’ Twitter account gains 150,000 followers as US Republican’s lawsuit backfires

Parody account, which purports to be owned by unhappy cow on Nunes’ farm, called him ‘treasonous cowpoke’ and ‘udder-ly worthless’

Gene editing for human reproduction is ‘irresponsible’, says panel assembled by the World Health Organisation after Chinese researcher He Jiankui revealed his experiment

Last year, Chinese researcher He Jiankui rocked the scientific community with his announcement that he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies.

20 Mar 2019 - 5:12AM
Gene editing for human reproduction is ‘irresponsible’, says panel assembled by the World Health Organisation after Chinese researcher He Jiankui revealed his experiment

Last year, Chinese researcher He Jiankui rocked the scientific community with his announcement that he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies.

‘Trump of the Tropics’: five things you should know about Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro’s visit with Donald Trump

Controversial South American president is visiting Washington to talk trade, the Venezuela crisis and China’s influence in South Africa.

20 Mar 2019 - 4:03AM
‘Trump of the Tropics’: five things you should know about Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro’s visit with Donald Trump

Controversial South American president is visiting Washington to talk trade, the Venezuela crisis and China’s influence in South Africa.

Angela Merkel resists US pressure to ban Huawei as Germany launches 5G auction

Chancellor says government will tighten network security requirements but not single out individual companies.

20 Mar 2019 - 3:11AM
Angela Merkel resists US pressure to ban Huawei as Germany launches 5G auction

Chancellor says government will tighten network security requirements but not single out individual companies.

Taiwan and US planning talks to counter Beijing’s thrust for unification
  • Senior Washington official will take part in discussions in September, according to US ‘ambassador’.
19 Mar 2019 - 9:23PM
Taiwan and US planning talks to counter Beijing’s thrust for unification
  • Senior Washington official will take part in discussions in September, according to US ‘ambassador’.
Japan approves plan to ban parents from physically punishing children after string of fatal child abuse cases

The government is aiming to pass a bill to revise the child abuse prevention law and related legislation, but there will be no penalties for offenders.

19 Mar 2019 - 10:27PM
Japan approves plan to ban parents from physically punishing children after string of fatal child abuse cases

The government is aiming to pass a bill to revise the child abuse prevention law and related legislation, but there will be no penalties for offenders.

New Zealand shooting: Jacinda Ardern vows never to speak killer’s name as forensic delays impede victims’ burials

The New Zealand leader said she would do everything in her power to deny the publicity sought by the white supremacist to air his views in court.

19 Mar 2019 - 7:34PM
New Zealand shooting: Jacinda Ardern vows never to speak killer’s name as forensic delays impede victims’ burials

The New Zealand leader said she would do everything in her power to deny the publicity sought by the white supremacist to air his views in court.

Rescuers warn of ‘inland ocean’ created in Mozambique by deadly Cyclone Idai

Swollen rivers have flooded huge parts of the country and rain is causing the waters to rise, endangering people on rooftops and clinging to treetops.

19 Mar 2019 - 10:17PM
Rescuers warn of ‘inland ocean’ created in Mozambique by deadly Cyclone Idai

Swollen rivers have flooded huge parts of the country and rain is causing the waters to rise, endangering people on rooftops and clinging to treetops.

Surprise ban on third Brexit vote deals major blow to Theresa May’s ailing deal

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow invokes 1604 rule that the same motion cannot be put to a vote repeatedly

19 Mar 2019 - 4:49AM
Surprise ban on third Brexit vote deals major blow to Theresa May’s ailing deal

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow invokes 1604 rule that the same motion cannot be put to a vote repeatedly

Orangutan blinded after being shot 74 times with an air gun in Indonesia; its baby dies of malnutrition

Villagers found the severely wounded animal on a farm in Aceh province’s Subulussalam district last week with its month-old baby, which later died from malnutrition.

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Orangutan blinded after being shot 74 times with an air gun in Indonesia; its baby dies of malnutrition

Villagers found the severely wounded animal on a farm in Aceh province’s Subulussalam district last week with its month-old baby, which later died from malnutrition.

Utrecht shooting: Dutch police arrest Turkish suspect Gokmen Tanis, who was ‘previously convicted of attempted murder’

Dutch media reports say Gokmen Tanis, 37, has long rap sheet and is currently a defendant in a rape trial.

19 Mar 2019 - 5:09AM
Utrecht shooting: Dutch police arrest Turkish suspect Gokmen Tanis, who was ‘previously convicted of attempted murder’

Dutch media reports say Gokmen Tanis, 37, has long rap sheet and is currently a defendant in a rape trial.

‘50 hearts for 50 lives’: mourners pay tribute to New Zealand mosque terror attack victims

Flowers, notes of grief and love and candles were placed outside the Al Noor mosque and Christchurch’s botanic gardens.

18 Mar 2019 - 3:53PM
‘50 hearts for 50 lives’: mourners pay tribute to New Zealand mosque terror attack victims

Flowers, notes of grief and love and candles were placed outside the Al Noor mosque and Christchurch’s botanic gardens.

Hundreds of residents evacuated in US Midwest as floodwaters from Missouri River break through levees

At least two people have been killed in the extreme weather seen across the Midwestern states in recent days.

18 Mar 2019 - 4:15AM
Hundreds of residents evacuated in US Midwest as floodwaters from Missouri River break through levees

At least two people have been killed in the extreme weather seen across the Midwestern states in recent days.

Two burned to death, three suicides and one overdose: six men tied to Ferguson protests have died, and activists think it might not be a coincidence

Activists have expressed concern that there may be something sinister at play.

We’re not cool? Imagine Dragons lead singer refuses to listen to the haters

Grammy-winning singer Dan Reynolds called out bands such as Slipknot, the 1975 and Foster the People on Instagram for criticising his group’s music. He went on to express his respect for show business personality Oprah Winfrey.

17 Mar 2019 - 11:30PM
We’re not cool? Imagine Dragons lead singer refuses to listen to the haters

Grammy-winning singer Dan Reynolds called out bands such as Slipknot, the 1975 and Foster the People on Instagram for criticising his group’s music. He went on to express his respect for show business personality Oprah Winfrey.

Malaysian tourists rescued after landslides on Indonesia’s Lombok island

Rescuers managed to help 22 Malaysians and 14 Indonesians down from the mountainous area near a popular waterfall site.

17 Mar 2019 - 11:16PM
Malaysian tourists rescued after landslides on Indonesia’s Lombok island

Rescuers managed to help 22 Malaysians and 14 Indonesians down from the mountainous area near a popular waterfall site.

Australian Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Formula One curtain-raiser

Finland racer gets off to perfect start in Melbourne

17 Mar 2019 - 4:49PM
Australian Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Formula One curtain-raiser

Finland racer gets off to perfect start in Melbourne

New Zealand terror attack: here are some of the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings

Details emerging of some of the 50 people gunned down at two New Zealand mosques paint a picture of dozens of ordinary lives suddenly and savagely ended.

18 Mar 2019 - 4:30PM
New Zealand terror attack: here are some of the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings

Details emerging of some of the 50 people gunned down at two New Zealand mosques paint a picture of dozens of ordinary lives suddenly and savagely ended.

FIBA World Cup draw: USA draw Turkey, Czech Republic and Japan in quest for third consecutive title

China land in an easy group – on paper at least

17 Mar 2019 - 3:58PM
FIBA World Cup draw: USA draw Turkey, Czech Republic and Japan in quest for third consecutive title

China land in an easy group – on paper at least

Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick leads DC United past Real Salt Lake 5-0 and to the top of the Eastern Conference

Former England striker grabs his first goals of the new season

17 Mar 2019 - 2:13PM
Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick leads DC United past Real Salt Lake 5-0 and to the top of the Eastern Conference

Former England striker grabs his first goals of the new season

Grieving families given 1kg sacks of dirt from Ethiopia crash site of Boeing 737 MAX jet

Officials have begun delivering bags of earth to family members of the 157 victims of the crash instead of the remains of their loved ones because the identification process is going to take such a long time.

17 Mar 2019 - 9:22PM
Grieving families given 1kg sacks of dirt from Ethiopia crash site of Boeing 737 MAX jet

Officials have begun delivering bags of earth to family members of the 157 victims of the crash instead of the remains of their loved ones because the identification process is going to take such a long time.

It’s a boy! New York zoo’s April the Giraffe gives birth again … live on YouTube

More than 300,000 people watched live as April gave birth to a healthy male calf on Saturday.

17 Mar 2019 - 4:44AM
It’s a boy! New York zoo’s April the Giraffe gives birth again … live on YouTube

More than 300,000 people watched live as April gave birth to a healthy male calf on Saturday.

Landslide in northern China destroys homes, leaving 7 dead

Two residential buildings and a public bathhouse collapsed under weight of falling earth in Xiangning county, Shanxi province on Friday night.

16 Mar 2019 - 8:00PM
Landslide in northern China destroys homes, leaving 7 dead

Two residential buildings and a public bathhouse collapsed under weight of falling earth in Xiangning county, Shanxi province on Friday night.

US-China belt and road row weakens United Nations resolution on Afghanistan

Washington objects to reference to Beijing’s infrastructure drive in extension to mandate of UN political mission in Afghanistan.

19 Mar 2019 - 11:11AM
US-China belt and road row weakens United Nations resolution on Afghanistan

Washington objects to reference to Beijing’s infrastructure drive in extension to mandate of UN political mission in Afghanistan.

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