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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.

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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
Kashmir group calls for UN to investigate allegations of torture as a ‘matter of policy’ by Indian troops

In a 560-page report, researched for a decade, the group said that institutions of state like the legislature, executive, judiciary and armed forces use torture ‘in a systematic and institutional manner’.

20 May 2019 - 1:22PM

In a 560-page report, researched for a decade, the group said that institutions of state like the legislature, executive, judiciary and armed forces use torture ‘in a systematic and institutional manner’.

Kashmir group calls for UN to investigate allegations of torture as a ‘matter of policy’ by Indian troops
Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, falling in line with the EU in wake of attacks across the region

Measures will require regular training, special waivers to own some semi-automatic weapons and a serial number tracking system.

20 May 2019 - 7:44AM

Measures will require regular training, special waivers to own some semi-automatic weapons and a serial number tracking system.

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, falling in line with the EU in wake of attacks across the region
Eurovision Song Contest scolds Madonna after Palestinian flag displayed by one of her dancers during Tel Aviv guest appearance

During the performance two of her dancers flashed Israeli and Palestinian flags pinned on their backs, sparking anger from European Broadcast Union.

20 May 2019 - 6:40AM

During the performance two of her dancers flashed Israeli and Palestinian flags pinned on their backs, sparking anger from European Broadcast Union.

Eurovision Song Contest scolds Madonna after Palestinian flag displayed by one of her dancers during Tel Aviv guest appearance
US Senator Charles Schumer wants ‘top-to-bottom review’ of Chinese train maker CRRC that won design contest for New York City subway cars

Chinese state-owned company CRRC recently won a design contest for New York City subway cars, which has Senator Charles Schumer worried about potential sabotage.

20 May 2019 - 9:47PM

Chinese state-owned company CRRC recently won a design contest for New York City subway cars, which has Senator Charles Schumer worried about potential sabotage.

US Senator Charles Schumer wants ‘top-to-bottom review’ of Chinese train maker CRRC that won design contest for New York City subway cars
Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini leads right-wing rally of European populists

Salvini was joined by 10 other nationalist leaders, including far-right leaders Marine Le Pen of France’s National Rally party and Joerg Meuthen of the Alternative for Germany party.

19 May 2019 - 9:53PM

Salvini was joined by 10 other nationalist leaders, including far-right leaders Marine Le Pen of France’s National Rally party and Joerg Meuthen of the Alternative for Germany party.

Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini leads right-wing rally of European populists
New Statue of Liberty Museum in New York explores its history and impact on the world

The museum was conceived as a way to provide historical context to the millions of people who visit the monument each year. It houses artefacts previously only accessible to a fraction of visitors to Liberty Island.

19 May 2019 - 9:15PM

The museum was conceived as a way to provide historical context to the millions of people who visit the monument each year. It houses artefacts previously only accessible to a fraction of visitors to Liberty Island.

New Statue of Liberty Museum in New York explores its history and impact on the world
Blame it on Bieber: fans flock to Icelandic canyon featured in star’s music video

Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors, but they keep on coming. Recent surges in tourism to the volcanic island have put a strain on its landscape, where soil forms slowly and erodes quickly.

19 May 2019 - 7:21PM

Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors, but they keep on coming. Recent surges in tourism to the volcanic island have put a strain on its landscape, where soil forms slowly and erodes quickly.

Blame it on Bieber: fans flock to Icelandic canyon featured in star’s music video
China’s ban on scrap imports revitalises US recycling industry

US paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap waste materials, and some facilities that previously exported plastic or metal to China have retooled so they can process it themselves.

19 May 2019 - 10:59PM

US paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap waste materials, and some facilities that previously exported plastic or metal to China have retooled so they can process it themselves.

China’s ban on scrap imports revitalises US recycling industry
It’s time: Asian-Americans say they deserve a Smithsonian gallery of their own

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Centre launches a US$25 million fundraising drive for permanent gallery space on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

19 May 2019 - 10:49PM

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Centre launches a US$25 million fundraising drive for permanent gallery space on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

It’s time: Asian-Americans say they deserve a Smithsonian gallery of their own
Humanitarian ship Sea-Watch 3 enters Italian waters carrying 47 migrants, flouting ban by country’s interior minster

Matteo Salvini said children and the sick were permitted to enter Italy ‘but the absolute ban remains on Sea-Watch 3 against entering our territorial waters’.

19 May 2019 - 5:10AM

Matteo Salvini said children and the sick were permitted to enter Italy ‘but the absolute ban remains on Sea-Watch 3 against entering our territorial waters’.

Humanitarian ship Sea-Watch 3 enters Italian waters carrying 47 migrants, flouting ban by country’s interior minster
US warns that Iran’s military could misidentify civilian airliners amid rising tensions

Federal Aviation Administration says that current tensions pose a threat to a region critical to both global air travel and trade.

19 May 2019 - 1:25AM

Federal Aviation Administration says that current tensions pose a threat to a region critical to both global air travel and trade.

US warns that Iran’s military could misidentify civilian airliners amid rising tensions
‘My object is to be paid’: ex-CIA officer Kevin Mallory jailed for 20 years for spying for China in exchange for US$25,000

62-year-old provided classified information to Chinese handlers in exchange for US$25,000, with prosecutors arguing he sought to expose human CIA assets.

18 May 2019 - 11:29PM

62-year-old provided classified information to Chinese handlers in exchange for US$25,000, with prosecutors arguing he sought to expose human CIA assets.

‘My object is to be paid’: ex-CIA officer Kevin Mallory jailed for 20 years for spying for China in exchange for US$25,000
Friendly fire: US air strike kills 17 policemen in Afghanistan

Bombs were dropped during clash between Afghan police and the Taliban in country’s southern Helmand province.

18 May 2019 - 9:53PM

Bombs were dropped during clash between Afghan police and the Taliban in country’s southern Helmand province.

Friendly fire: US air strike kills 17 policemen in Afghanistan
Ukraine's ruling coalition collapses in blow to president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy

In last month’s election, president-elect Zelenskiy vowed to disband the parliament, claiming that it does not represent the interests of the people.

17 May 2019 - 9:23PM

In last month’s election, president-elect Zelenskiy vowed to disband the parliament, claiming that it does not represent the interests of the people.

Ukraine's ruling coalition collapses in blow to president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy