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After shaking episodes, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is fit for work

Merkel said that she hoped to enjoy life after serving out her fourth and final term in office through to 2021.

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Merkel said that she hoped to enjoy life after serving out her fourth and final term in office through to 2021.

After shaking episodes, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is fit for work
In Seoul, man lights himself on fire in front of Japan embassy amid row over forced wartime labour

South Korea and Japan are locked in a dispute over compensation for forced labourers during the second world war and Tokyo’s controls on hi-tech exports.

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South Korea and Japan are locked in a dispute over compensation for forced labourers during the second world war and Tokyo’s controls on hi-tech exports.

In Seoul, man lights himself on fire in front of Japan embassy amid row over forced wartime labour
KyoAni studio destroyed in deadly arson attack ‘brought revolutionary change to Japan animation’, fans say

The company does not have a major presence but has won recognition for work on the 1998 Pokemon feature and a Winnie the Pooh video

3 hours ago

The company does not have a major presence but has won recognition for work on the 1998 Pokemon feature and a Winnie the Pooh video

KyoAni studio destroyed in deadly arson attack ‘brought revolutionary change to Japan animation’, fans say
Iran denies drone shot down by US over Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safely to their bases and denied there was any confrontation with a US warship.

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The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safely to their bases and denied there was any confrontation with a US warship.

Iran denies drone shot down by US over Strait of Hormuz
Too dangerous to be freed: Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in child sex trafficking case

Wealthy US financier will remain behind bars while he fights charges that he exploited dozens of girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s.

19 Jul 2019 - 2:18AM

Wealthy US financier will remain behind bars while he fights charges that he exploited dozens of girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s.

Too dangerous to be freed: Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in child sex trafficking case
Yang Hengjun: China has charged dissident Australian dual national detained since January, lawyer says

Yang Hengjun, a visiting scholar at Columbia University and critic of Beijing’s suppression of democracy, was detained in January after arriving in China with his family on a flight from New York.

18 Jul 2019 - 10:41PM

Yang Hengjun, a visiting scholar at Columbia University and critic of Beijing’s suppression of democracy, was detained in January after arriving in China with his family on a flight from New York.

Yang Hengjun: China has charged dissident Australian dual national detained since January, lawyer says
Attacker screamed ‘You die!’ and set fire to Japanese animation studio, leaving 33 dead

A suspect poured a petrol-like substance around the Kyoto Animation studio, known for mega-hit stories featuring high school girls.

18 Jul 2019 - 10:18PM

A suspect poured a petrol-like substance around the Kyoto Animation studio, known for mega-hit stories featuring high school girls.

Attacker screamed ‘You die!’ and set fire to Japanese animation studio, leaving 33 dead
Donald Trump tells Democrats to ‘go back to work’ after House easily kills impeachment bid

Resolution by congressman Al Green was voted down 332-95, highlighting split among Democrats.

18 Jul 2019 - 7:35AM

Resolution by congressman Al Green was voted down 332-95, highlighting split among Democrats.

Donald Trump tells Democrats to ‘go back to work’ after House easily kills impeachment bid
Duterte slams critics as he invokes Philippine-US defence pact over South China Sea dispute

Responding to accusations he has been too soft on China, the Philippine president called for the US to ‘gather their fleet’ in the disputed waterway.

18 Jul 2019 - 6:07PM

Responding to accusations he has been too soft on China, the Philippine president called for the US to ‘gather their fleet’ in the disputed waterway.

Duterte slams critics as he invokes Philippine-US defence pact over South China Sea dispute
Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect Hafiz Saeed linked to 2008’s deadly Mumbai attacks

Hafiz Saeed has been detained several times before, but never charged or put on trial – until Washington stepped up the pressure and offered a US$10 million reward.

18 Jul 2019 - 10:46AM

Hafiz Saeed has been detained several times before, but never charged or put on trial – until Washington stepped up the pressure and offered a US$10 million reward.

Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect Hafiz Saeed linked to 2008’s deadly Mumbai attacks
Sudan military and protesters sign power-sharing document after removal of leader Omar al-Bashir

Two sides signed a political declaration, one of two papers that are part of the deal, with the other expected to be signed in days.

17 Jul 2019 - 5:42PM

Two sides signed a political declaration, one of two papers that are part of the deal, with the other expected to be signed in days.

Sudan military and protesters sign power-sharing document after removal of leader Omar al-Bashir
Busted: inside the fake Ferrari factory that sold ‘Shamborghinis’ for US$45,000

Brazil police shut down a clandestine factory that was producing fake sports cars.

17 Jul 2019 - 9:41AM

Brazil police shut down a clandestine factory that was producing fake sports cars.

Busted: inside the fake Ferrari factory that sold ‘Shamborghinis’ for US$45,000
Donald Trump denies being racist as House condemns tweets in extraordinary rebuke

The US House of Representatives formally condemned Donald Trump for xenophobic attacks on four minority Democratic lawmakers and hostile language targeting immigrants, as the president pushed back at accusations of racism.

17 Jul 2019 - 7:05PM

The US House of Representatives formally condemned Donald Trump for xenophobic attacks on four minority Democratic lawmakers and hostile language targeting immigrants, as the president pushed back at accusations of racism.

Donald Trump denies being racist as House condemns tweets in extraordinary rebuke
Peruvian ex-president Alejandro Toledo arrested in US

Former leader is wanted in home country for allegedly taking US$20 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company.

17 Jul 2019 - 4:47AM

Former leader is wanted in home country for allegedly taking US$20 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company.

Peruvian ex-president Alejandro Toledo arrested in US
China requests ‘friendly consultation’ over assets seizure from state-linked company in Malaysia

More than US$244 million has been seized by Malaysia’s government from a Chinese state-linked pipeline firm over uncompleted work. But Beijing says the project was carried out ‘in accordance with the contract’.

17 Jul 2019 - 3:50AM

More than US$244 million has been seized by Malaysia’s government from a Chinese state-linked pipeline firm over uncompleted work. But Beijing says the project was carried out ‘in accordance with the contract’.

China requests ‘friendly consultation’ over assets seizure from state-linked company in Malaysia
Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra faces US government backlash

Congress begins two days of hearings on Tuesday on the currency planned by Facebook, while a house subcommittee will extend its bipartisan investigation of the market power of big tech companies.

16 Jul 2019 - 7:10PM

Congress begins two days of hearings on Tuesday on the currency planned by Facebook, while a house subcommittee will extend its bipartisan investigation of the market power of big tech companies.

Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra faces US government backlash
Singer R Kelly paid US$2 million to silence girl he assaulted, Stormy Daniels’ ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti says

Michael Avenatti also claims R&B star paid associate US$100,000 to hunt down videos of him having sex with minor.

16 Jul 2019 - 7:00AM

Michael Avenatti also claims R&B star paid associate US$100,000 to hunt down videos of him having sex with minor.

Singer R Kelly paid US$2 million to silence girl he assaulted, Stormy Daniels’ ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti says
Rodrigo Duterte signs Philippine law punishing catcalling, sexual harassment

New act bans acts like wolf-whistling and persistent telling of sexual jokes, which women’s groups have accused president of committing in the past.

16 Jul 2019 - 4:44PM

New act bans acts like wolf-whistling and persistent telling of sexual jokes, which women’s groups have accused president of committing in the past.

Rodrigo Duterte signs Philippine law punishing catcalling, sexual harassment
‘He’s a scary person’: Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims urge judge to keep accused sex trafficker in jail, as cash, diamonds and fake passport surface

Case growing ‘stronger by the day’ after more women come forward to say purported billionaire sexually abused them when they were underage, prosecutors say.

16 Jul 2019 - 2:41AM

Case growing ‘stronger by the day’ after more women come forward to say purported billionaire sexually abused them when they were underage, prosecutors say.

‘He’s a scary person’: Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims urge judge to keep accused sex trafficker in jail, as cash, diamonds and fake passport surface
Trump presses attack on Democrat congresswomen amid outcry over racist tweets

Even as White House officials moved to defend the incendiary tweets the US president had sent over the weekend, he was on Twitter further escalating the row.

15 Jul 2019 - 11:33PM

Even as White House officials moved to defend the incendiary tweets the US president had sent over the weekend, he was on Twitter further escalating the row.

Trump presses attack on Democrat congresswomen amid outcry over racist tweets
Apollo 11: what Neil Armstrong really said on the moon 50 years ago

There was a lost word in the famous one-liner.

15 Jul 2019 - 2:42PM

There was a lost word in the famous one-liner.

Apollo 11: what Neil Armstrong really said on the moon 50 years ago
Dozens dead in Nepal after monsoon rains lead to floods, landslides

Elsewhere, officials in northeastern India have reported at least a dozen people dead and over 1 million affected.

14 Jul 2019 - 10:53PM

Elsewhere, officials in northeastern India have reported at least a dozen people dead and over 1 million affected.

Dozens dead in Nepal after monsoon rains lead to floods, landslides
H.M. Ershad, who became Bangladesh president after seizing power in 1982 coup, dies aged 89

Ershad ruled the country from 1982 to 1990 and was the leader of the opposition in the current parliament.

14 Jul 2019 - 10:52PM

Ershad ruled the country from 1982 to 1990 and was the leader of the opposition in the current parliament.

H.M. Ershad, who became Bangladesh president after seizing power in 1982 coup, dies aged 89
Donald Trump renews attack on ‘weak, ineffective, stupid’ Republican Paul Ryan

US president called the Democrat’s House leader ‘far superior’ to Ryan, who decided not to seek re-election to his Wisconsin seat in 2018.

14 Jul 2019 - 8:39AM

US president called the Democrat’s House leader ‘far superior’ to Ryan, who decided not to seek re-election to his Wisconsin seat in 2018.

Donald Trump renews attack on ‘weak, ineffective, stupid’ Republican Paul Ryan
Wimbledon 2019: Romania’s Simona Halep wins women’s title, serves Serena Williams her third consecutive grand slam final loss

Flawless play from first time winner at the All England Club left veteran American rival struggling to find points.

14 Jul 2019 - 1:49AM

Flawless play from first time winner at the All England Club left veteran American rival struggling to find points.

Wimbledon 2019: Romania’s Simona Halep wins women’s title, serves Serena Williams her third consecutive grand slam final loss
Ed Sheeran calls on Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Eminem and Bruno Mars to complete new album

On his latest release, No. 6 Collaborations Project album, Sheeran enlisted the help from some of pop’s biggest names, including Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Khalid, and 50 Cent, and producer Skrillex.

13 Jul 2019 - 10:00PM

On his latest release, No. 6 Collaborations Project album, Sheeran enlisted the help from some of pop’s biggest names, including Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Khalid, and 50 Cent, and producer Skrillex.

Ed Sheeran calls on Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Eminem and Bruno Mars to complete new album
No one injured in Pamplona’s fastest bull run this year, except two runners who ran into each other

A hospital spokesman said the seventh bull run of this year’s San Fermin festival was ‘the calmest as far as medical issues are concerned’.

14 Jul 2019 - 10:30AM

A hospital spokesman said the seventh bull run of this year’s San Fermin festival was ‘the calmest as far as medical issues are concerned’.

No one injured in Pamplona’s fastest bull run this year, except two runners who ran into each other
All smiles as Indonesian President Joko Widodo and defeated rival Prabowo Subianto embrace and make up on public MRT ride in Jakarta

Indonesia’s president met his defeated election rival for the first time, signalling a calming of political tensions after the poll was rejected by Prabowo Subianto on grounds of fraud.

13 Jul 2019 - 4:43PM

Indonesia’s president met his defeated election rival for the first time, signalling a calming of political tensions after the poll was rejected by Prabowo Subianto on grounds of fraud.

All smiles as Indonesian President Joko Widodo and defeated rival Prabowo Subianto embrace and make up on public MRT ride in Jakarta
Turkey receives Russian S-400 missile system despite US sanctions warning

The US has strongly urged Turkey to pull back from the deal, warning the country that it will face economic sanctions.

13 Jul 2019 - 1:13AM

The US has strongly urged Turkey to pull back from the deal, warning the country that it will face economic sanctions.

Turkey receives Russian S-400 missile system despite US sanctions warning
US actress Kim Basinger leads protests on ‘dog meat day’ in South Korea

‘They do not need your tears, they need your help. We have to end this cruelty on this planet’, Basinger said.

12 Jul 2019 - 5:39PM

‘They do not need your tears, they need your help. We have to end this cruelty on this planet’, Basinger said.

US actress Kim Basinger leads protests on ‘dog meat day’ in South Korea