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Taiwan and US planning talks to counter Beijing’s thrust for unification
  • Senior Washington official will take part in discussions in September, according to US ‘ambassador’.
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Taiwan and US planning talks to counter Beijing’s thrust for unification
  • Senior Washington official will take part in discussions in September, according to US ‘ambassador’.
Japan approves plan to ban parents from physically punishing children after string of fatal child abuse cases

The government is aiming to pass a bill to revise the child abuse prevention law and related legislation, but there will be no penalties for offenders.

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Japan approves plan to ban parents from physically punishing children after string of fatal child abuse cases

The government is aiming to pass a bill to revise the child abuse prevention law and related legislation, but there will be no penalties for offenders.

New Zealand shooting: Jacinda Ardern vows never to speak killer’s name as forensic delays impede victims’ burials

The New Zealand leader said she would do everything in her power to deny the publicity sought by the white supremacist to air his views in court.

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New Zealand shooting: Jacinda Ardern vows never to speak killer’s name as forensic delays impede victims’ burials

The New Zealand leader said she would do everything in her power to deny the publicity sought by the white supremacist to air his views in court.

Rescuers warn of ‘inland ocean’ created in Mozambique by deadly Cyclone Idai

Swollen rivers have flooded huge parts of the country and rain is causing the waters to rise, endangering people on rooftops and clinging to treetops.

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Rescuers warn of ‘inland ocean’ created in Mozambique by deadly Cyclone Idai

Swollen rivers have flooded huge parts of the country and rain is causing the waters to rise, endangering people on rooftops and clinging to treetops.

Surprise ban on third Brexit vote deals major blow to Theresa May’s ailing deal

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow invokes 1604 rule that the same motion cannot be put to a vote repeatedly

19 Mar 2019 - 4:49AM
Surprise ban on third Brexit vote deals major blow to Theresa May’s ailing deal

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow invokes 1604 rule that the same motion cannot be put to a vote repeatedly

Orangutan blinded after being shot 74 times with an air gun in Indonesia; its baby dies of malnutrition

Villagers found the severely wounded animal on a farm in Aceh province’s Subulussalam district last week with its month-old baby, which later died from malnutrition.

19 Mar 2019 - 1:04AM
Orangutan blinded after being shot 74 times with an air gun in Indonesia; its baby dies of malnutrition

Villagers found the severely wounded animal on a farm in Aceh province’s Subulussalam district last week with its month-old baby, which later died from malnutrition.

Utrecht shooting: Dutch police arrest Turkish suspect Gokmen Tanis, who was ‘previously convicted of attempted murder’

Dutch media reports say Gokmen Tanis, 37, has long rap sheet and is currently a defendant in a rape trial.

19 Mar 2019 - 5:09AM
Utrecht shooting: Dutch police arrest Turkish suspect Gokmen Tanis, who was ‘previously convicted of attempted murder’

Dutch media reports say Gokmen Tanis, 37, has long rap sheet and is currently a defendant in a rape trial.

‘50 hearts for 50 lives’: mourners pay tribute to New Zealand mosque terror attack victims

Flowers, notes of grief and love and candles were placed outside the Al Noor mosque and Christchurch’s botanic gardens.

18 Mar 2019 - 3:53PM
‘50 hearts for 50 lives’: mourners pay tribute to New Zealand mosque terror attack victims

Flowers, notes of grief and love and candles were placed outside the Al Noor mosque and Christchurch’s botanic gardens.

Hundreds of residents evacuated in US Midwest as floodwaters from Missouri River break through levees

At least two people have been killed in the extreme weather seen across the Midwestern states in recent days.

18 Mar 2019 - 4:15AM
Hundreds of residents evacuated in US Midwest as floodwaters from Missouri River break through levees

At least two people have been killed in the extreme weather seen across the Midwestern states in recent days.

Two burned to death, three suicides and one overdose: six men tied to Ferguson protests have died, and activists think it might not be a coincidence

Activists have expressed concern that there may be something sinister at play.

We’re not cool? Imagine Dragons lead singer refuses to listen to the haters

Grammy-winning singer Dan Reynolds called out bands such as Slipknot, the 1975 and Foster the People on Instagram for criticising his group’s music. He went on to express his respect for show business personality Oprah Winfrey.

17 Mar 2019 - 11:30PM
We’re not cool? Imagine Dragons lead singer refuses to listen to the haters

Grammy-winning singer Dan Reynolds called out bands such as Slipknot, the 1975 and Foster the People on Instagram for criticising his group’s music. He went on to express his respect for show business personality Oprah Winfrey.

Malaysian tourists rescued after landslides on Indonesia’s Lombok island

Rescuers managed to help 22 Malaysians and 14 Indonesians down from the mountainous area near a popular waterfall site.

17 Mar 2019 - 11:16PM
Malaysian tourists rescued after landslides on Indonesia’s Lombok island

Rescuers managed to help 22 Malaysians and 14 Indonesians down from the mountainous area near a popular waterfall site.

Australian Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Formula One curtain-raiser

Finland racer gets off to perfect start in Melbourne

17 Mar 2019 - 4:49PM
Australian Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Formula One curtain-raiser

Finland racer gets off to perfect start in Melbourne

New Zealand terror attack: here are some of the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings

Details emerging of some of the 50 people gunned down at two New Zealand mosques paint a picture of dozens of ordinary lives suddenly and savagely ended.

18 Mar 2019 - 4:30PM
New Zealand terror attack: here are some of the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings

Details emerging of some of the 50 people gunned down at two New Zealand mosques paint a picture of dozens of ordinary lives suddenly and savagely ended.

FIBA World Cup draw: USA draw Turkey, Czech Republic and Japan in quest for third consecutive title

China land in an easy group – on paper at least

17 Mar 2019 - 3:58PM
FIBA World Cup draw: USA draw Turkey, Czech Republic and Japan in quest for third consecutive title

China land in an easy group – on paper at least

Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick leads DC United past Real Salt Lake 5-0 and to the top of the Eastern Conference

Former England striker grabs his first goals of the new season

17 Mar 2019 - 2:13PM
Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick leads DC United past Real Salt Lake 5-0 and to the top of the Eastern Conference

Former England striker grabs his first goals of the new season

Grieving families given 1kg sacks of dirt from Ethiopia crash site of Boeing 737 MAX jet

Officials have begun delivering bags of earth to family members of the 157 victims of the crash instead of the remains of their loved ones because the identification process is going to take such a long time.

17 Mar 2019 - 9:22PM
Grieving families given 1kg sacks of dirt from Ethiopia crash site of Boeing 737 MAX jet

Officials have begun delivering bags of earth to family members of the 157 victims of the crash instead of the remains of their loved ones because the identification process is going to take such a long time.

It’s a boy! New York zoo’s April the Giraffe gives birth again … live on YouTube

More than 300,000 people watched live as April gave birth to a healthy male calf on Saturday.

17 Mar 2019 - 4:44AM
It’s a boy! New York zoo’s April the Giraffe gives birth again … live on YouTube

More than 300,000 people watched live as April gave birth to a healthy male calf on Saturday.

Landslide in northern China destroys homes, leaving 7 dead

Two residential buildings and a public bathhouse collapsed under weight of falling earth in Xiangning county, Shanxi province on Friday night.

16 Mar 2019 - 8:00PM
Landslide in northern China destroys homes, leaving 7 dead

Two residential buildings and a public bathhouse collapsed under weight of falling earth in Xiangning county, Shanxi province on Friday night.

US-China belt and road row weakens United Nations resolution on Afghanistan

Washington objects to reference to Beijing’s infrastructure drive in extension to mandate of UN political mission in Afghanistan.

19 Mar 2019 - 11:11AM
US-China belt and road row weakens United Nations resolution on Afghanistan

Washington objects to reference to Beijing’s infrastructure drive in extension to mandate of UN political mission in Afghanistan.

Forget the Mexico border, the new US military budget is focused on ‘China, China, China’

Acting Pentagon chief named hypersonic missiles, space operations, technology theft and militarising land in the South China Sea as threats posed by China, warning Beijing ‘seeks Indo-Pacific regional hegemony in the near-term and displacement of the United States’.

16 Mar 2019 - 10:02PM
Forget the Mexico border, the new US military budget is focused on ‘China, China, China’

Acting Pentagon chief named hypersonic missiles, space operations, technology theft and militarising land in the South China Sea as threats posed by China, warning Beijing ‘seeks Indo-Pacific regional hegemony in the near-term and displacement of the United States’.

German journalist Billy Six freed after four-months in Venezuela jail

‘Viva Venezuela!’ wrote parents of Berliner in Facebook post, in which they also accused Germany’s foreign ministry of not doing enough to help their son.

16 Mar 2019 - 10:02PM
German journalist Billy Six freed after four-months in Venezuela jail

‘Viva Venezuela!’ wrote parents of Berliner in Facebook post, in which they also accused Germany’s foreign ministry of not doing enough to help their son.

How many eggs a day is it healthy to eat? New research rekindles debate

Participants who ate 1½ eggs daily were 17 per cent more likely to develop heart disease than whose who did not eat any.

16 Mar 2019 - 10:01PM
How many eggs a day is it healthy to eat? New research rekindles debate

Participants who ate 1½ eggs daily were 17 per cent more likely to develop heart disease than whose who did not eat any.

US resident Wanrong Lin fights to stay in country after judge blocks deportation back to China mid-flight

Wanrong Lin was detained when applying for ‘stateside waiver’ to remain in US while seeking legal immigration status, in what was described as a ‘honeypot’ trap.

16 Mar 2019 - 10:01PM
US resident Wanrong Lin fights to stay in country after judge blocks deportation back to China mid-flight

Wanrong Lin was detained when applying for ‘stateside waiver’ to remain in US while seeking legal immigration status, in what was described as a ‘honeypot’ trap.

Six killed as suicide bombers in women’s clothing attack people fleeing Islamic State’s last Syria zone

Blasts targeted surrendering family members of IS militants at three crossing points

16 Mar 2019 - 10:02PM
Six killed as suicide bombers in women’s clothing attack people fleeing Islamic State’s last Syria zone

Blasts targeted surrendering family members of IS militants at three crossing points

New Zealand shooting: Gunman, who called himself ‘Brenton Tarrant’, painted white supremacist icons on his guns

The gunman also played music that glorifies Serbian fighters and Radovan Karadzic, who is in prison for genocide and other war crimes against Bosnian Muslims.

18 Mar 2019 - 3:55PM
New Zealand shooting: Gunman, who called himself ‘Brenton Tarrant’, painted white supremacist icons on his guns

The gunman also played music that glorifies Serbian fighters and Radovan Karadzic, who is in prison for genocide and other war crimes against Bosnian Muslims.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopeful nuclear talks with North Korea will go ahead

Concern has been growing after Pyongyang reportedly said it may quit talks.

15 Mar 2019 - 11:56PM
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopeful nuclear talks with North Korea will go ahead

Concern has been growing after Pyongyang reportedly said it may quit talks.

Berlin’s Tierpark zoo shows off its cutest new arrival, a three-month-old polar bear cub

Bear, which has yet to be named, was born on December 1.

15 Mar 2019 - 8:52PM
Berlin’s Tierpark zoo shows off its cutest new arrival, a three-month-old polar bear cub

Bear, which has yet to be named, was born on December 1.

Officials confirm 20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse

Search for survivors was called off on Thursday after disaster in heart of Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos.

15 Mar 2019 - 8:32PM
Officials confirm 20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse

Search for survivors was called off on Thursday after disaster in heart of Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos.

Israel says it struck 100 Hamas targets after rocket attack, no reports of casualties

Targets included an office complex used to plan and command Hamas activities, an underground complex and a centre used for drone development.

15 Mar 2019 - 9:03PM
Israel says it struck 100 Hamas targets after rocket attack, no reports of casualties

Targets included an office complex used to plan and command Hamas activities, an underground complex and a centre used for drone development.

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