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The meteoric rise of Pete Buttigieg, who wants to be US president

Barely known when he jumped into the race at the end of January, Pete Buttigieg has since surged to the middle of the crowded Democrat pack, but he remains behind the heavyweights.

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Barely known when he jumped into the race at the end of January, Pete Buttigieg has since surged to the middle of the crowded Democrat pack, but he remains behind the heavyweights.

The meteoric rise of Pete Buttigieg, who wants to be US president
What’s more important to you – a hotel’s price, guest ratings or brand name?

Is it all about snagging the best deal? What about the brand value or guest reviews? Read on to find out what Expedia Group found in its survey of 900 travellers

22 Apr 2019 - 2:00PM

Is it all about snagging the best deal? What about the brand value or guest reviews? Read on to find out what Expedia Group found in its survey of 900 travellers

What’s more important to you – a hotel’s price, guest ratings or brand name?
‘Panic mode’: witness describes chaos as Easter Sunday bombings rip through Sri Lanka’s capital, leaving hundreds dead

Blood and ambulances everywhere, this 24-year-old recalls the moment he pulled up to the luxury Shangri-La hotel, and then had to evacuate.

22 Apr 2019 - 12:51PM

Blood and ambulances everywhere, this 24-year-old recalls the moment he pulled up to the luxury Shangri-La hotel, and then had to evacuate.

‘Panic mode’: witness describes chaos as Easter Sunday bombings rip through Sri Lanka’s capital, leaving hundreds dead
Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani insists there is ‘nothing wrong with taking information from Russians’

Defence of the president comes in wake of Robert Mueller’s report and as Democrats looks to widen investigations into 2016 campaign.

22 Apr 2019 - 6:27AM

Defence of the president comes in wake of Robert Mueller’s report and as Democrats looks to widen investigations into 2016 campaign.

Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani insists there is ‘nothing wrong with taking information from Russians’
Voters offered free rides and food to encourage them to vote in Egypt’s referendum on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s term in power

As voting enters second day, critics say proposed constitutional changes are a step towards authoritarian rule.

22 Apr 2019 - 4:40AM

As voting enters second day, critics say proposed constitutional changes are a step towards authoritarian rule.

Voters offered free rides and food to encourage them to vote in Egypt’s referendum on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s term in power
Katie Meyler, founder of acclaimed US charity More Than Me, resigns after alleged rapes at Liberia school

Girls at a pioneering school had been repeatedly abused by the charity’s co-founder, Macintosh Johnson, who eventually died of Aids.

21 Apr 2019 - 9:54PM

Girls at a pioneering school had been repeatedly abused by the charity’s co-founder, Macintosh Johnson, who eventually died of Aids.

Katie Meyler, founder of acclaimed US charity More Than Me, resigns after alleged rapes at Liberia school
MD Anderson Cancer Centre ousts 3 scientists over alleged links to Chinese espionage

MD Anderson Cancer Centre was notified by the National Institutes of Health that five faculty members had conflicts of interest and unreported foreign income.

21 Apr 2019 - 8:35AM

MD Anderson Cancer Centre was notified by the National Institutes of Health that five faculty members had conflicts of interest and unreported foreign income.

MD Anderson Cancer Centre ousts 3 scientists over alleged links to Chinese espionage
The battle for Tripoli: at least 220 killed in Libyan capital fighting in just 2 weeks

Conflict is ongoing between rival government-aligned LNA and militias affiliated with Tripoli’s UN-supported government.

21 Apr 2019 - 3:52AM

Conflict is ongoing between rival government-aligned LNA and militias affiliated with Tripoli’s UN-supported government.

The battle for Tripoli: at least 220 killed in Libyan capital fighting in just 2 weeks
New bout of heavy fighting between pro-government forces and rebels in Yemen kills dozens

Officials say Houthi rebels recaptured the district of Damt and the surrounding area from forces allied with the internationally recognised government

21 Apr 2019 - 2:28AM

Officials say Houthi rebels recaptured the district of Damt and the surrounding area from forces allied with the internationally recognised government

New bout of heavy fighting between pro-government forces and rebels in Yemen kills dozens
How many cherries in a frozen pie? US regulator considers revoking obscure food rules

Standards set years ago for foods like cottage cheese and canned peas may be scrapped, which would fulfil one of Donald Trump’s less well known election pledges.

20 Apr 2019 - 2:48PM

Standards set years ago for foods like cottage cheese and canned peas may be scrapped, which would fulfil one of Donald Trump’s less well known election pledges.

How many cherries in a frozen pie? US regulator considers revoking obscure food rules
Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren, whose experiences inspired Hollywood horror films, dies aged 92

Warren’s decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband were portrayed in frightening films like ‘The Conjuring’ and ‘The Amityville Horror’.

20 Apr 2019 - 9:29PM

Warren’s decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband were portrayed in frightening films like ‘The Conjuring’ and ‘The Amityville Horror’.

Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren, whose experiences inspired Hollywood horror films, dies aged 92
Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman pleads guilty in NXIVM New York ‘sex slave cult’ case

Philanthropist and former show jumper Clare Bronfman gave away more than US$100 million of her fortune to bankroll 58-year-old Keith Raniere and his group.

20 Apr 2019 - 9:29PM

Philanthropist and former show jumper Clare Bronfman gave away more than US$100 million of her fortune to bankroll 58-year-old Keith Raniere and his group.

Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman pleads guilty in NXIVM New York ‘sex slave cult’ case
Disgraced director Roman Polanski sues Oscars academy over being expelled for sexual misconduct

Disgraced director wants court to compel Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to reinstate his membership.

20 Apr 2019 - 9:25PM

Disgraced director wants court to compel Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to reinstate his membership.

Disgraced director Roman Polanski sues Oscars academy over being expelled for sexual misconduct
‘Total bulls***’: Donald Trump lashes out at aides who spoke to Robert Mueller as US president’s approval rating drops three points to 2019 low

The attacks were a dramatic departure from the upbeat public face the White House had put on just 24 hours earlier, when Trump celebrated the report’s findings

20 Apr 2019 - 8:15AM

The attacks were a dramatic departure from the upbeat public face the White House had put on just 24 hours earlier, when Trump celebrated the report’s findings

‘Total bulls***’: Donald Trump lashes out at aides who spoke to Robert Mueller as US president’s approval rating drops three points to 2019 low
This ‘concreteberg’ weighing as much as a blue whale is clogging London’s sewers

Removing the mass of solidified concrete is expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, utility service Thames Water says.

20 Apr 2019 - 3:37AM

Removing the mass of solidified concrete is expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, utility service Thames Water says.

This ‘concreteberg’ weighing as much as a blue whale is clogging London’s sewers
US ‘House of Horrors’ parents David and Louise Turpin jailed for life as tortured children speak at tearful hearing

David and Louise Turpin abused 12 of their 13 children for years, beating and starving them and shackling them to beds if they did not obey.

20 Apr 2019 - 9:29PM

David and Louise Turpin abused 12 of their 13 children for years, beating and starving them and shackling them to beds if they did not obey.

US ‘House of Horrors’ parents David and Louise Turpin jailed for life as tortured children speak at tearful hearing
US House Judiciary Committee issues subpoena for Mueller collusion report as investigation escalates

Mueller’s report provides fresh evidence of Trump’s interference in the Russia investigation and challenges lawmakers to respond.

20 Apr 2019 - 5:26AM

Mueller’s report provides fresh evidence of Trump’s interference in the Russia investigation and challenges lawmakers to respond.

US House Judiciary Committee issues subpoena for Mueller collusion report as investigation escalates
Thai royal honour for Australians Richard Harris, Craig Challen who helped rescue cave boys

The duo were given the award at a ceremony presided over by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth.

19 Apr 2019 - 9:37PM

The duo were given the award at a ceremony presided over by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth.

Thai royal honour for Australians Richard Harris, Craig Challen who helped rescue cave boys
Sudan arrests former president Omar al-Bashir's brothers for corruption amid gigantic protests

Protesters take to the streets to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of power to a civilian government.

19 Apr 2019 - 7:08PM

Protesters take to the streets to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of power to a civilian government.

Sudan arrests former president Omar al-Bashir's brothers for corruption amid gigantic protests
Japan’s trying to fight gambling addiction ahead of casinos’ expected arrival

Government hopes to see casinos established as part of ‘integrated resorts’ comprising hotels, conference facilities and shopping areas by the mid-2020s

19 Apr 2019 - 3:32PM

Government hopes to see casinos established as part of ‘integrated resorts’ comprising hotels, conference facilities and shopping areas by the mid-2020s

Japan’s trying to fight gambling addiction ahead of casinos’ expected arrival
Terence Crawford still seeking respect as he faces Amir Khan hoping to finally silence his doubters

Crawford and Khan square-off at Madison Square Garden

19 Apr 2019 - 9:44PM

Crawford and Khan square-off at Madison Square Garden

Terence Crawford still seeking respect as he faces Amir Khan hoping to finally silence his doubters
‘Pious’ man arrested with flammable liquids and lighters inside New York cathedral

Suspect claimed he was taking a short cut through the house of worship after his car ran out of petrol on Madison Avenue. After arrest, man was sent for a psychiatric evaluation, interrupting his plans to fly to Rome.

19 Apr 2019 - 12:39PM

Suspect claimed he was taking a short cut through the house of worship after his car ran out of petrol on Madison Avenue. After arrest, man was sent for a psychiatric evaluation, interrupting his plans to fly to Rome.

‘Pious’ man arrested with flammable liquids and lighters inside New York cathedral
‘Carelessness and hubris’: US school Middlebury College investigates chemistry professor Jeff Byers amid controversy over Nazi gas chamber exam question

Review of past papers by chemistry professor Jeff Byers found ‘gratuitous and offensive’ reference to Ku Klux Klan in exam question last year.

19 Apr 2019 - 7:26AM

Review of past papers by chemistry professor Jeff Byers found ‘gratuitous and offensive’ reference to Ku Klux Klan in exam question last year.

‘Carelessness and hubris’: US school Middlebury College investigates chemistry professor Jeff Byers amid controversy over Nazi gas chamber exam question
Heavier than a polar bear, head the size of a rhino’s: fossil from new meat-eating giant mammal found in Kenya museum drawer

Named Simbakubwa kutokaafrika, or ‘big lion from Africa’, the colossal carnivore is not related to cats but comes from extinct group known as hyaenodonts.

19 Apr 2019 - 10:55PM

Named Simbakubwa kutokaafrika, or ‘big lion from Africa’, the colossal carnivore is not related to cats but comes from extinct group known as hyaenodonts.

Heavier than a polar bear, head the size of a rhino’s: fossil from new meat-eating giant mammal found in Kenya museum drawer
Notre Dame Cathedral fire likely to have been caused by short circuit, police official says

Investigators continue searching for clues as France pays day-long tribute to firefighters who saved centuries-old building.

19 Apr 2019 - 4:03AM

Investigators continue searching for clues as France pays day-long tribute to firefighters who saved centuries-old building.

Notre Dame Cathedral fire likely to have been caused by short circuit, police official says
London climate change protesters Extinction Rebellion plan to disrupt Heathrow Airport on busy Easter holiday weekend

Extinction Rebellion group said it would mount a protest on Friday as it vowed to escalate its campaign of disruption.

19 Apr 2019 - 12:29AM

Extinction Rebellion group said it would mount a protest on Friday as it vowed to escalate its campaign of disruption.

London climate change protesters Extinction Rebellion plan to disrupt Heathrow Airport on busy Easter holiday weekend
Ahead of talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, North Korea ramps up pressure on the US, asking Mike Pompeo to step aside in future nuclear negotiations

After test-firing a mysterious new weapon, country’s foreign ministry asks that ‘reckless’ Pompeo be replaced during talks.

18 Apr 2019 - 7:52PM

After test-firing a mysterious new weapon, country’s foreign ministry asks that ‘reckless’ Pompeo be replaced during talks.

Ahead of talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, North Korea ramps up pressure on the US, asking Mike Pompeo to step aside in future nuclear negotiations
UN expresses ‘grave concern’ that Yemen ceasefire agreements not yet implemented, urges immediate action

A ceasefire agreement between Yemen’s government and Houthi Shiite rebels was agreed upon in December, but violence continues in war-ravaged country.

18 Apr 2019 - 11:20PM

A ceasefire agreement between Yemen’s government and Houthi Shiite rebels was agreed upon in December, but violence continues in war-ravaged country.

UN expresses ‘grave concern’ that Yemen ceasefire agreements not yet implemented, urges immediate action
Israel’s president formally nominates Benjamin Netanyahu for fourth term as prime minister

Move was expected after Netanyahu’s Likud party and its right-wing allies captured a majority of seats in parliamentary elections last week

18 Apr 2019 - 12:23PM

Move was expected after Netanyahu’s Likud party and its right-wing allies captured a majority of seats in parliamentary elections last week

Israel’s president formally nominates Benjamin Netanyahu for fourth term as prime minister
‘This is wrong’: US attorney general accused of spinning Mueller report on Trump campaign ahead of release

For almost two years, America has been waiting to read Robert Mueller’s assessment of Trump’s election campaign, and now it’s coming out ... but only after a carefully planned news conference

18 Apr 2019 - 10:11AM

For almost two years, America has been waiting to read Robert Mueller’s assessment of Trump’s election campaign, and now it’s coming out ... but only after a carefully planned news conference

‘This is wrong’: US attorney general accused of spinning Mueller report on Trump campaign ahead of release