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One Championship is planning to double its roster of fighters and stage around 80 shows in 2020

One CEO Chatri Sityodtong wants his fights available ‘everywhere and anywhere at all times’ as company sees chance to plant a flag in the US.

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One CEO Chatri Sityodtong wants his fights available ‘everywhere and anywhere at all times’ as company sees chance to plant a flag in the US.

One Championship is planning to double its roster of fighters and stage around 80 shows in 2020
Cynthia Hoffman murder: Alaska teens in twisted plot were promised US$9 million online to film kill

Man assumed a fake identity as a millionaire to convince teen to kill for him, and send him videos or photographs of the attack.

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Man assumed a fake identity as a millionaire to convince teen to kill for him, and send him videos or photographs of the attack.

Cynthia Hoffman murder: Alaska teens in twisted plot were promised US$9 million online to film kill
Iran shoots down US Global Hawk drone amid heightened tensions

US official said the drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. However, Iran claims it was shot down in its territory.

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US official said the drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. However, Iran claims it was shot down in its territory.

Iran shoots down US Global Hawk drone amid heightened tensions
China and Russia thwart US-led bid to call out North Korea on UN sanctions violations

Pyongyang’s main suppliers of petroleum products block Security Council committee declaration of cap breach.

19 Jun 2019 - 5:04PM

Pyongyang’s main suppliers of petroleum products block Security Council committee declaration of cap breach.

China and Russia thwart US-led bid to call out North Korea on UN sanctions violations
Pakistan military rescues six climbers, but one dies in avalanche

Four Italian climbers and two Pakistanis have been lifted to safety

19 Jun 2019 - 11:56AM

Four Italian climbers and two Pakistanis have been lifted to safety

Pakistan military rescues six climbers, but one dies in avalanche
Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan steps aside after ‘painful’ domestic abuse incidents surface

Announcement comes after reports on an argument between Patrick Shanahan and his then wife in 2010 and a son’s arrest for beating her with a baseball bat in 2011.

19 Jun 2019 - 11:55AM

Announcement comes after reports on an argument between Patrick Shanahan and his then wife in 2010 and a son’s arrest for beating her with a baseball bat in 2011.

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan steps aside after ‘painful’ domestic abuse incidents surface
Italian great-grandmother Giuseppina Robucci, Europe’s oldest person, dies aged 116

Giuseppina Robucci died on Tuesday in the town of Poggio Imperiale, where she was born on March 20, 1903.

19 Jun 2019 - 2:32AM

Giuseppina Robucci died on Tuesday in the town of Poggio Imperiale, where she was born on March 20, 1903.

Italian great-grandmother Giuseppina Robucci, Europe’s oldest person, dies aged 116
Fifa says it was wrong to stop activists campaigning for women’s rights in Iran at Women’s World Cup match

World governing body regrets protesters being removed during New Zealand v Canada game, saying messages on their T-shirts didn’t contravene rules

19 Jun 2019 - 5:23AM

World governing body regrets protesters being removed during New Zealand v Canada game, saying messages on their T-shirts didn’t contravene rules

Fifa says it was wrong to stop activists campaigning for women’s rights in Iran at Women’s World Cup match
New Jersey man gets two years probation for role in turtle smuggling between US and Hong Kong

Officials said William Gangemi avoided jail time as his role in the scheme was not as extensive as his three counterparts, who all got prison sentences.

19 Jun 2019 - 4:55AM

Officials said William Gangemi avoided jail time as his role in the scheme was not as extensive as his three counterparts, who all got prison sentences.

New Jersey man gets two years probation for role in turtle smuggling between US and Hong Kong
Shaking Angela Merkel sparks health concerns for German chancellor

German leader’s legs and body were visibly trembling as she stood with Ukraine’s president in hot weather outside the chancellery.

18 Jun 2019 - 11:05PM

German leader’s legs and body were visibly trembling as she stood with Ukraine’s president in hot weather outside the chancellery.

Shaking Angela Merkel sparks health concerns for German chancellor
Art-loving French tycoon Patrick Drahi buys Sotheby’s in US$3.7 billion deal

The deal sees Sotheby’s return to private ownership after 31 years as a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.

18 Jun 2019 - 9:25AM

The deal sees Sotheby’s return to private ownership after 31 years as a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.

Art-loving French tycoon Patrick Drahi buys Sotheby’s in US$3.7 billion deal
Four injured as shooting at Toronto Raptors NBA victory parade sparks stampede

Two people have been arrested police say, adding that none of the wounds were life-threatening.

18 Jun 2019 - 7:26AM

Two people have been arrested police say, adding that none of the wounds were life-threatening.

Four injured as shooting at Toronto Raptors NBA victory parade sparks stampede
US millionaire Daniel Beckwitt jailed for 9 years after man dies in fire while helping him build secret nuclear bunker

Stock trader Daniel Beckwitt was convicted of the second-degree murder of Askia Khafra, who was helping him dig secret tunnels for a nuclear bunker.

18 Jun 2019 - 9:11PM

Stock trader Daniel Beckwitt was convicted of the second-degree murder of Askia Khafra, who was helping him dig secret tunnels for a nuclear bunker.

US millionaire Daniel Beckwitt jailed for 9 years after man dies in fire while helping him build secret nuclear bunker
Boeing bosses say ‘sorry’ for MAX 8 crashes, as Airbus unveils long-range A321XLR jet at Paris Air Show

Boeing executives defended improvements to plane’s software that was implicated in the crashes, but could not predict when the jets will fly again.

17 Jun 2019 - 9:44PM

Boeing executives defended improvements to plane’s software that was implicated in the crashes, but could not predict when the jets will fly again.

Boeing bosses say ‘sorry’ for MAX 8 crashes, as Airbus unveils long-range A321XLR jet at Paris Air Show
Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed East China Sea islands

The Japanese foreign ministry said it lodged a protest with Beijing after a Chinese maritime research ship was seen dropping a wire-like object into the water off the northwestern coast of Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands.

17 Jun 2019 - 8:26PM

The Japanese foreign ministry said it lodged a protest with Beijing after a Chinese maritime research ship was seen dropping a wire-like object into the water off the northwestern coast of Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands.

Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed East China Sea islands
More than 40 per cent of India’s new MPs face criminal charges but they got elected anyway

Members of Parliament with criminal backgrounds is not a new phenomenon in India, but despite Narendra Modi’s campaign vow in 2014 to clean up corruption and the influence of money in politics, the problem appears to be only worsening.

18 Jun 2019 - 1:52PM

Members of Parliament with criminal backgrounds is not a new phenomenon in India, but despite Narendra Modi’s campaign vow in 2014 to clean up corruption and the influence of money in politics, the problem appears to be only worsening.

More than 40 per cent of India’s new MPs face criminal charges but they got elected anyway
Guatemalans go to polls to pick new president amid distrust, flight to US

Campaign season has been marked by chaotic flurry of court rulings, shenanigans and illegal party-switching.

17 Jun 2019 - 5:41AM

Campaign season has been marked by chaotic flurry of court rulings, shenanigans and illegal party-switching.

Guatemalans go to polls to pick new president amid distrust, flight to US
‘Unprecedented’ blackout hits 48 million in three South American countries. Was it a cyberattack?

Argentina said it wasn’t ruling out a cyberattack after what President Mauricio Macri called an ‘unprecedented’ power cut hit three South American countries, leaving tens of millions of people without electricity.

17 Jun 2019 - 8:50PM

Argentina said it wasn’t ruling out a cyberattack after what President Mauricio Macri called an ‘unprecedented’ power cut hit three South American countries, leaving tens of millions of people without electricity.

‘Unprecedented’ blackout hits 48 million in three South American countries. Was it a cyberattack?
Jewish settlement in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights gets named after Donald Trump

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at the naming ceremony for the village, which has been around since the 1980s and has 10 residents.

16 Jun 2019 - 11:55PM

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at the naming ceremony for the village, which has been around since the 1980s and has 10 residents.

Jewish settlement in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights gets named after Donald Trump
Out of space to put dead grey whales washing ashore, US authorities ask waterfront landowners to take them

About 70 whales have been found dead along US west coast this year, the most since 2000.

16 Jun 2019 - 7:02AM

About 70 whales have been found dead along US west coast this year, the most since 2000.

Out of space to put dead grey whales washing ashore, US authorities ask waterfront landowners to take them
Passengers subdue man who screamed and tried to smash window on Turkish Airlines plane

Complaining he could not breathe, man later tried to head towards cockpit.

16 Jun 2019 - 3:11AM

Complaining he could not breathe, man later tried to head towards cockpit.

Passengers subdue man who screamed and tried to smash window on Turkish Airlines plane
Donald Trump seeks to use tanker attacks to intensify pressure on Iran

By pointing the finger at Iran, Trump kept a public spotlight on an adversary he accuses of terrorism but also has invited to negotiate.

16 Jun 2019 - 12:37AM

By pointing the finger at Iran, Trump kept a public spotlight on an adversary he accuses of terrorism but also has invited to negotiate.

Donald Trump seeks to use tanker attacks to intensify pressure on Iran
US baby cut out of woman’s womb dies following ‘attack with butcher’s knife by Chicago woman and her daughter’

An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman’s womb with a butcher knife died Friday at the hospital.

15 Jun 2019 - 9:17PM

An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman’s womb with a butcher knife died Friday at the hospital.

US baby cut out of woman’s womb dies following ‘attack with butcher’s knife by Chicago woman and her daughter’
Suspect in murder of Chinese student Zhang Yingying bought corrosive drain cleaner after she disappeared, US court told

FBI agent testifies that accused killer changed explanation of his whereabouts on day that Zhang vanished.

14 Jun 2019 - 10:17PM

FBI agent testifies that accused killer changed explanation of his whereabouts on day that Zhang vanished.

Suspect in murder of Chinese student Zhang Yingying bought corrosive drain cleaner after she disappeared, US court told
Oscar-winning US actor Cuba Gooding Jnr denies groping woman in New York bar, says there is video evidence

A 29-year-old woman told police actor put his hand on her breast and squeezed it on Sunday night at Manhattan’s Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge.

14 Jun 2019 - 1:21PM

A 29-year-old woman told police actor put his hand on her breast and squeezed it on Sunday night at Manhattan’s Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge.

Oscar-winning US actor Cuba Gooding Jnr denies groping woman in New York bar, says there is video evidence
US watchdog agency recommends White House adviser Kellyanne Conway be fired for repeated violations of political law

Staunch defender of President Donald Trump has disparaged Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity, in violation of law.

14 Jun 2019 - 9:47PM

Staunch defender of President Donald Trump has disparaged Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity, in violation of law.

US watchdog agency recommends White House adviser Kellyanne Conway be fired for repeated violations of political law
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Iranian leadership, tries to ease tensions with United States

Iran promised not to ‘produce, possess or use nuclear weapons’ during the talks, but refused to exchange messages with the United States via Shinzo Abe.

13 Jun 2019 - 10:44PM

Iran promised not to ‘produce, possess or use nuclear weapons’ during the talks, but refused to exchange messages with the United States via Shinzo Abe.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Iranian leadership, tries to ease tensions with United States
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger get married — this is what they wore

Action star and bride – daughter of Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger – both wore outfits by the luxury Italian brand

13 Jun 2019 - 3:16PM

Action star and bride – daughter of Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger – both wore outfits by the luxury Italian brand

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger get married — this is what they wore
‘I’d want to hear it’: Donald Trump welcomes dirt from foreign countries on political opponents

Trump’s comments came just a month after he pledged not to use information stolen by foreign adversaries in his 2020 re-election campaign.

14 Jun 2019 - 6:20PM

Trump’s comments came just a month after he pledged not to use information stolen by foreign adversaries in his 2020 re-election campaign.

‘I’d want to hear it’: Donald Trump welcomes dirt from foreign countries on political opponents
After ‘Old Road Town’, Blanco Brown is the next country trap viral sensation with ‘The Git Up’

Songs from Taylor Swift, DJ Khaled and Ed Sheeran, and Justin Bieber could not knock Lil Nas X’s breakout hit ‘Old Road Town’ from the No 1 spot. It’s Brown’s trap-country song that is the internet’s current favourite.

13 Jun 2019 - 12:51PM

Songs from Taylor Swift, DJ Khaled and Ed Sheeran, and Justin Bieber could not knock Lil Nas X’s breakout hit ‘Old Road Town’ from the No 1 spot. It’s Brown’s trap-country song that is the internet’s current favourite.

After ‘Old Road Town’, Blanco Brown is the next country trap viral sensation with ‘The Git Up’