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‘Trump of the tropics’ Jair Bolsonaro faces reality check on his power and popularity in Brazil

Supporters of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro struggled to stage mass demonstrations after a series of opposition protests eroded his popularity.

27 May 2019 - 11:56AM

Supporters of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro struggled to stage mass demonstrations after a series of opposition protests eroded his popularity.

‘Trump of the tropics’ Jair Bolsonaro faces reality check on his power and popularity in Brazil
London Sevens: Fiji win at Twickenham to snatch World Series lead with one round to go

Gareth Baber’s men defeat Australia in London final to go two points clear of USA at the top of the standings

27 May 2019 - 10:53AM

Gareth Baber’s men defeat Australia in London final to go two points clear of USA at the top of the standings

London Sevens: Fiji win at Twickenham to snatch World Series lead with one round to go
Donald Trump seems to undermine John Bolton on North Korean missile launches with rogue tweet

Trump national security adviser John Bolton has said that North Korean missile tests in early May violated UN sanctions. But on Sunday Trump tweeted: ‘North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me’.

27 May 2019 - 2:29AM

Trump national security adviser John Bolton has said that North Korean missile tests in early May violated UN sanctions. But on Sunday Trump tweeted: ‘North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me’.

Donald Trump seems to undermine John Bolton on North Korean missile launches with rogue tweet
Nepalese police on high alert after explosions kill four people in Kathmandu

Police suspect the blasts may have been the work of a splinter group of former Maoist rebels who are opposed to the government for arresting its supporters.

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Police suspect the blasts may have been the work of a splinter group of former Maoist rebels who are opposed to the government for arresting its supporters.

Nepalese police on high alert after explosions kill four people in Kathmandu
One dead, several injured, homes and schools damaged as magnitude-8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

Buildings collapsed and power was knocked out in the powerful quake, which struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru.

27 May 2019 - 6:42AM

Buildings collapsed and power was knocked out in the powerful quake, which struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru.

One dead, several injured, homes and schools damaged as magnitude-8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison keeps the faith as key ministers retain portfolios

The ministers for finance, home affairs, immigration and foreign affairs retain their portfolios, while new faces include the country’s first Indigenous Australian minister to be appointed to cabinet.

26 May 2019 - 10:01PM

The ministers for finance, home affairs, immigration and foreign affairs retain their portfolios, while new faces include the country’s first Indigenous Australian minister to be appointed to cabinet.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison keeps the faith as key ministers retain portfolios
London Sevens: USA, Fiji and New Zealand seal qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympics on day one

England all but lose out on final Olympic spot after defeat against Series newcomers Ireland, with South Africa poised to grab fourth ticket to Tokyo

26 May 2019 - 5:50PM

England all but lose out on final Olympic spot after defeat against Series newcomers Ireland, with South Africa poised to grab fourth ticket to Tokyo

London Sevens: USA, Fiji and New Zealand seal qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympics on day one
Narendra Modi is appointed India’s prime minister for a second term by President Ram Nath Kovind

Kovind said he also asked Modi to forward the names of his proposed ministers in his government. Modi is likely to be sworn in by Kovind on Thursday.

26 May 2019 - 8:46AM

Kovind said he also asked Modi to forward the names of his proposed ministers in his government. Modi is likely to be sworn in by Kovind on Thursday.

Narendra Modi is appointed India’s prime minister for a second term by President Ram Nath Kovind
Rick Singer faked students’ CVs in college admission bribery scandal. He seems to have faked his own credentials too

William ‘Rick’ Singer has admitted to accepting money in order to get the children of wealthy clients accepted into universities. In a newly uncovered deposition, he also seems to have also lied about his own experience.

26 May 2019 - 5:37AM

William ‘Rick’ Singer has admitted to accepting money in order to get the children of wealthy clients accepted into universities. In a newly uncovered deposition, he also seems to have also lied about his own experience.

Rick Singer faked students’ CVs in college admission bribery scandal. He seems to have faked his own credentials too
Stan Lee’s former manager, Keya Morgan, is arrested on elder abuse charges

Morgan allegedly tried to exert control over the Spider-Man creator and Marvel star even though he did not have authority to act on his behalf.

26 May 2019 - 4:44AM

Morgan allegedly tried to exert control over the Spider-Man creator and Marvel star even though he did not have authority to act on his behalf.

Stan Lee’s former manager, Keya Morgan, is arrested on elder abuse charges
‘Madness’: 10 wounded after ‘at least two gunmen’ open fire on people outside New Jersey bar

All 10 victims were taken to hospital; two are said to be critically injured. At-large councilman Jerell Blakeley said on Facebook that such ‘carnage’ and ‘madness’ is becoming more common.

26 May 2019 - 6:34AM

All 10 victims were taken to hospital; two are said to be critically injured. At-large councilman Jerell Blakeley said on Facebook that such ‘carnage’ and ‘madness’ is becoming more common.

‘Madness’: 10 wounded after ‘at least two gunmen’ open fire on people outside New Jersey bar
Woman whose dad’s body was found hacked up in San Francisco freezer is arrested in China and deported back to US

Stephanie Ching and partner Douglas Lomas have been charged in connection with the death of Benedict Ching, 73. They were arrested after arriving in Beijing, following the discovery of her father’s dismembered body in a freezer in his home.

26 May 2019 - 10:07PM

Stephanie Ching and partner Douglas Lomas have been charged in connection with the death of Benedict Ching, 73. They were arrested after arriving in Beijing, following the discovery of her father’s dismembered body in a freezer in his home.

Woman whose dad’s body was found hacked up in San Francisco freezer is arrested in China and deported back to US
Pope Francis says abortion is never OK, likens it to ‘hiring a hitman’

The pontiff denounced decisions to abort based on prenatal testing, saying a human being is “never incompatible with life.”

25 May 2019 - 11:16PM

The pontiff denounced decisions to abort based on prenatal testing, saying a human being is “never incompatible with life.”

Pope Francis says abortion is never OK, likens it to ‘hiring a hitman’
Talk to the Dalai Lama, US ambassador urges China on rare trip to Tibet

Terry Branstad also raises long-standing concerns about the lack of access to the autonomous region.

25 May 2019 - 10:54PM

Terry Branstad also raises long-standing concerns about the lack of access to the autonomous region.

Talk to the Dalai Lama, US ambassador urges China on rare trip to Tibet
10 hot summer albums out soon, from Lana Del Ray to Bruce Springsteen

Forget Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, here are 10 other albums to look out for this summer.

25 May 2019 - 1:41AM

Forget Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, here are 10 other albums to look out for this summer.

10 hot summer albums out soon, from Lana Del Ray to Bruce Springsteen
US official urges Pacific island nations to maintain diplomatic ties with Taiwan

Beijing’s efforts to reduce Taipei’s links in region raises ‘possibility of conflict’, says US acting assistant secretary for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy.

24 May 2019 - 8:48PM

Beijing’s efforts to reduce Taipei’s links in region raises ‘possibility of conflict’, says US acting assistant secretary for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy.

US official urges Pacific island nations to maintain diplomatic ties with Taiwan
Asian and Asian-American superheroes team up in Marvel Comics’ Agents of Atlas series by writer Greg Pak

Icons like martial arts master Shang-Chi and newbies like Filipino superhero Wave feature in stand-alone, five-part comic book series starting this summer.

24 May 2019 - 4:17AM

Icons like martial arts master Shang-Chi and newbies like Filipino superhero Wave feature in stand-alone, five-part comic book series starting this summer.

Asian and Asian-American superheroes team up in Marvel Comics’ Agents of Atlas series by writer Greg Pak
Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple by scamming 1,500 replacements for ‘faulty’ fake iPhones

Counterfeit devices from Hong Kong were submitted to Apple to obtain replacements under warranty, which were then sold in China.

23 May 2019 - 10:01PM

Counterfeit devices from Hong Kong were submitted to Apple to obtain replacements under warranty, which were then sold in China.

Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple by scamming 1,500 replacements for ‘faulty’ fake iPhones
US fugitive Jose Simms agrees to surrender to police if he gets 15,000 Facebook ‘likes’ for his wanted poster

Jose Simms said he wanted to give police ‘a little incentive for all the hard work they put in to catch me’.

23 May 2019 - 10:52AM

Jose Simms said he wanted to give police ‘a little incentive for all the hard work they put in to catch me’.

US fugitive Jose Simms agrees to surrender to police if he gets 15,000 Facebook ‘likes’ for his wanted poster
Lionsgate Entertainment World, China’s ‘first vertical theme park’, to feature movie-based attractions from Twilight to Hunger Games

Featuring attractions from movie franchises like Twilight and Gods of Egypt, the Lionsgate Entertainment World is set to open in July in Zhuhai

23 May 2019 - 8:10AM

Featuring attractions from movie franchises like Twilight and Gods of Egypt, the Lionsgate Entertainment World is set to open in July in Zhuhai

Lionsgate Entertainment World, China’s ‘first vertical theme park’, to feature movie-based attractions from Twilight to Hunger Games
‘Treated as trash’: The Philippines moves to send back garbage to Canada

Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said that the trash will be back on Canadian soil before the end of June; the government has awarded a contract to a shipping company that will return 69 containers filled with household waste and electronic garbage.

23 May 2019 - 5:46AM

Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said that the trash will be back on Canadian soil before the end of June; the government has awarded a contract to a shipping company that will return 69 containers filled with household waste and electronic garbage.

‘Treated as trash’: The Philippines moves to send back garbage to Canada
UK, Japan mobile operators pause Huawei phone launches

Britain’s EE and Vodafone and Japan’s KDDI and Y! Mobile said they are pausing the launch of Huawei smartphones; British mobile chip designer Arm said separately it was complying with the US rules.

23 May 2019 - 2:38AM

Britain’s EE and Vodafone and Japan’s KDDI and Y! Mobile said they are pausing the launch of Huawei smartphones; British mobile chip designer Arm said separately it was complying with the US rules.

UK, Japan mobile operators pause Huawei phone launches
Jamie Oliver ‘devastated’ as his empire collapses into insolvency, forcing 22 UK restaurants to close

The company’s international division meanwhile remains unaffected and continues to trade as normal.

22 May 2019 - 9:21AM

The company’s international division meanwhile remains unaffected and continues to trade as normal.

Jamie Oliver ‘devastated’ as his empire collapses into insolvency, forcing 22 UK restaurants to close
With Celestial Bodies, Omani author Jokha Alharthi becomes first Arabic-language writer to win Man Booker International Prize

Novel tells story of three sisters in Oman, and confronts country’s history of slavery.

22 May 2019 - 8:21PM

Novel tells story of three sisters in Oman, and confronts country’s history of slavery.

With Celestial Bodies, Omani author Jokha Alharthi becomes first Arabic-language writer to win Man Booker International Prize
Chinese woman Zhang Yujing, who was arrested at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, wants to fire lawyers and represent herself

Judge warns Zhang Yujing against ‘bad decision’, refusing to allow her to dismiss her lawyers until she has been examined by a psychiatrist.

22 May 2019 - 8:21PM

Judge warns Zhang Yujing against ‘bad decision’, refusing to allow her to dismiss her lawyers until she has been examined by a psychiatrist.

Chinese woman Zhang Yujing, who was arrested at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, wants to fire lawyers and represent herself
Rihanna on new Fenty fashion line, her changing body size and being a black woman in fashion

The singer recently opened up on her new fashion line for LVMH, which launches in Paris on May 24. She also addressed how her body has changed over the years and revealed her new line will go up to roughly a US size 14.

22 May 2019 - 5:18AM

The singer recently opened up on her new fashion line for LVMH, which launches in Paris on May 24. She also addressed how her body has changed over the years and revealed her new line will go up to roughly a US size 14.

Rihanna on new Fenty fashion line, her changing body size and being a black woman in fashion
US backs calls for Taiwan to be observer at World Health Assembly

US health secretary says voice of island’s people should be heard at forum.

21 May 2019 - 10:45PM

US health secretary says voice of island’s people should be heard at forum.

US backs calls for Taiwan to be observer at World Health Assembly
North Korea urges UN chief to act against ‘gangster’ US after ship seizure

The US said on May 9 that it seized the ship because it was carrying coal in violation of UN sanctions, a first-of-its-kind enforcement action.

21 May 2019 - 1:08PM

The US said on May 9 that it seized the ship because it was carrying coal in violation of UN sanctions, a first-of-its-kind enforcement action.

North Korea urges UN chief to act against ‘gangster’ US after ship seizure
US judge rules that parents of Peter Zhu, dead West Point cadet, can use his frozen sperm to produce child and continue family name

West Point cadet, who died in ski accident, dreamed of having several children and felt responsible for carrying on his cultural and family legacy, parents say.

21 May 2019 - 9:06PM

West Point cadet, who died in ski accident, dreamed of having several children and felt responsible for carrying on his cultural and family legacy, parents say.

US judge rules that parents of Peter Zhu, dead West Point cadet, can use his frozen sperm to produce child and continue family name
Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s computers

Ecuadorean authorities carry out inventory of Assange’s belongings and digital devices left behind at London embassy after his expulsion last month

21 May 2019 - 4:30AM

Ecuadorean authorities carry out inventory of Assange’s belongings and digital devices left behind at London embassy after his expulsion last month

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s computers