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Coronavirus: 781 Westerdam cruise passengers test negative in Cambodia

The remaining group of Westerdam passengers in Cambodia have no ‘health-related problems at all’, a government spokesperson said.

19 Feb 2020 - 1:57PM

The remaining group of Westerdam passengers in Cambodia have no ‘health-related problems at all’, a government spokesperson said.

Coronavirus: 781 Westerdam cruise passengers test negative in Cambodia
Syria’s Assad vows to continue Idlib onslaught, saying ‘final victory’ in sight

UN says situation has reached ‘horrifying new level’, with 900,000 people displaced since December.

18 Feb 2020 - 4:52AM

UN says situation has reached ‘horrifying new level’, with 900,000 people displaced since December.

Syria’s Assad vows to continue Idlib onslaught, saying ‘final victory’ in sight
Britain slammed for inviting Chinese surveillance giant Hikvision to security fair

Surveillance giant Hikvision said to be linked to internment camps in Xinjiang.

18 Feb 2020 - 3:48AM

Surveillance giant Hikvision said to be linked to internment camps in Xinjiang.

Britain slammed for inviting Chinese surveillance giant Hikvision to security fair
Coronavirus: passengers celebrate ‘best cruise ever’, after Westerdam ship docks at Cambodia

The Westerdam cruise ship has docked in Cambodia after spending two weeks at sea when five nations blocked it over coronavirus fears.

15 Feb 2020 - 9:45PM

The Westerdam cruise ship has docked in Cambodia after spending two weeks at sea when five nations blocked it over coronavirus fears.

Coronavirus: passengers celebrate ‘best cruise ever’, after Westerdam ship docks at Cambodia
Samsung Galaxy S20 range: first look at 100x zoom, 120Hz screens, 8K video recording

Samsung’s new flagship smartphone range – the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra – was unveiled this week, boosting features including 8K video, 120Hz screens, new image stabilisation and an incredible 100x zoom on the Ultra.

13 Feb 2020 - 11:06AM

Samsung’s new flagship smartphone range – the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra – was unveiled this week, boosting features including 8K video, 120Hz screens, new image stabilisation and an incredible 100x zoom on the Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S20 range: first look at 100x zoom, 120Hz screens, 8K video recording
Vietnam looks to burnish human rights image before EU trade vote

Authorities in the nation with a reputation for human rights abuses are embarking on a transparency initiative and granted access to one of its notorious prisons ahead of a vote on the free trade agreement.

11 Feb 2020 - 10:47PM

Authorities in the nation with a reputation for human rights abuses are embarking on a transparency initiative and granted access to one of its notorious prisons ahead of a vote on the free trade agreement.

Vietnam looks to burnish human rights image before EU trade vote
Powerful winter storm causes travel chaos across northern Europe

Some 10,000 households in Britain and Ireland were left without power, and flights were cancelled across the continent.

10 Feb 2020 - 3:43AM

Some 10,000 households in Britain and Ireland were left without power, and flights were cancelled across the continent.

Powerful winter storm causes travel chaos across northern Europe
Facebook’s social media accounts hacked by third-party platform, Twitter confirms

After the hack, tweets appeared on the accounts for Facebook and its Messenger app, reading: ‘Well, even Facebook is hackable’.

8 Feb 2020 - 8:45PM

After the hack, tweets appeared on the accounts for Facebook and its Messenger app, reading: ‘Well, even Facebook is hackable’.

Facebook’s social media accounts hacked by third-party platform, Twitter confirms
Disney bringing Broadway hit Hamilton to big screen is a game-changer for musical theatre

Film version of Hamilton musical with the original cast will hit cinemas in 2021. Studio paid a reported US$75 million for live footage shot four years ago. The could see film rights clause written into musical performers’ contracts.

7 Feb 2020 - 7:23AM

Film version of Hamilton musical with the original cast will hit cinemas in 2021. Studio paid a reported US$75 million for live footage shot four years ago. The could see film rights clause written into musical performers’ contracts.

Disney bringing Broadway hit Hamilton to big screen is a game-changer for musical theatre
Pakistani woman cuts off penis of attempted rapist

The 25-year-old woman used a knife to defend herself from the assault of a man who stormed her house in the central province of Punjab, police said.

4 Feb 2020 - 8:08PM

The 25-year-old woman used a knife to defend herself from the assault of a man who stormed her house in the central province of Punjab, police said.

Pakistani woman cuts off penis of attempted rapist
Coronavirus: German air force evacuates citizens from Wuhan; gives China 10,000 protective suits

The German air force arrived in Wuhan with a team of paramedics, and also carried aid for authorities battling to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

1 Feb 2020 - 12:19PM

The German air force arrived in Wuhan with a team of paramedics, and also carried aid for authorities battling to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: German air force evacuates citizens from Wuhan; gives China 10,000 protective suits
French cardinal Philippe Barbarin cleared on appeal of covering up sex abuse

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon was appealing against the conviction and six-month suspended sentence he received after an initial trial in March

31 Jan 2020 - 5:49AM

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon was appealing against the conviction and six-month suspended sentence he received after an initial trial in March

French cardinal Philippe Barbarin cleared on appeal of covering up sex abuse
‘Mr Brexit’ Nigel Farage relinquishes role as Europe’s ‘pantomime villain’

Britain's loudest Eurosceptic Nigel Farage is counting down the hours before his country leaves the European Union. ‘Mr Brexit’ is retreating from frontline politics, but plans to make himself heard.

29 Jan 2020 - 9:27PM

Britain's loudest Eurosceptic Nigel Farage is counting down the hours before his country leaves the European Union. ‘Mr Brexit’ is retreating from frontline politics, but plans to make himself heard.

‘Mr Brexit’ Nigel Farage relinquishes role as Europe’s ‘pantomime villain’
US journalist Philip Jacobson released from prison, faces deportation from Indonesia

Jacobson was arrested and held for three days after attending a public meeting, sparking an outcry over press freedom in Indonesia.

27 Jan 2020 - 5:50PM

Jacobson was arrested and held for three days after attending a public meeting, sparking an outcry over press freedom in Indonesia.

US journalist Philip Jacobson released from prison, faces deportation from Indonesia
US navy helicopter crashes in Philippine Sea, crew of five rescued

The MH-60 helicopter ‘went down while conducting routine operations’, the US 7th fleet said in a statement.

25 Jan 2020 - 9:54PM

The MH-60 helicopter ‘went down while conducting routine operations’, the US 7th fleet said in a statement.

US navy helicopter crashes in Philippine Sea, crew of five rescued
Want to look like a local in Thailand? Don’t wear ‘elephant pants’

When in Bangkok, you can often spot tourists from afar by the trousers they’re wearing. If you want to dress in a way that screams ‘I’m a foreign backpacker’ at the locals, there’s no better choice.

25 Jan 2020 - 6:47PM

When in Bangkok, you can often spot tourists from afar by the trousers they’re wearing. If you want to dress in a way that screams ‘I’m a foreign backpacker’ at the locals, there’s no better choice.

Want to look like a local in Thailand? Don’t wear ‘elephant pants’
Man killed by own rooster at cockfighting event in India

Victim bled profusely after being slashed by blade tied to bird’s leg, then died on way to hospital after getting heart attack.

24 Jan 2020 - 6:16AM

Victim bled profusely after being slashed by blade tied to bird’s leg, then died on way to hospital after getting heart attack.

Man killed by own rooster at cockfighting event in India
EU to refocus naval mission on Libya arms embargo

Talks in Brussels come hours after a Libya conference in Berlin, at which international leaders vowed to uphold a UN arms embargo.

21 Jan 2020 - 1:40AM

Talks in Brussels come hours after a Libya conference in Berlin, at which international leaders vowed to uphold a UN arms embargo.

EU to refocus naval mission on Libya arms embargo
Europe will face Islamic State threat if Libya regime falls, Erdogan warns

The Turkish leader threw his weight behind PM al-Serraj, telling Europe that Libya’s ‘legitimate’ government could not be allowed to fail.

18 Jan 2020 - 11:27PM

The Turkish leader threw his weight behind PM al-Serraj, telling Europe that Libya’s ‘legitimate’ government could not be allowed to fail.

Europe will face Islamic State threat if Libya regime falls, Erdogan warns
Taal Volcano: Philippine city turns ash into bricks to aid rebuilding efforts

The factory can produce up to 5,000 bricks a day, which will be used to rebuild schools damaged by Taal Volcano’s eruption.

21 Jan 2020 - 4:25AM

The factory can produce up to 5,000 bricks a day, which will be used to rebuild schools damaged by Taal Volcano’s eruption.

Taal Volcano: Philippine city turns ash into bricks to aid rebuilding efforts
Indonesia arrests Toto Santoso who claimed to be ‘king of the world’ for fraud

Some of Toto’s followers paid up to US$8,000 after being promised positions in his kingdom.

18 Jan 2020 - 6:54AM

Some of Toto’s followers paid up to US$8,000 after being promised positions in his kingdom.

Indonesia arrests Toto Santoso who claimed to be ‘king of the world’ for fraud
Iran nuclear accord in balance as UK, France and Germany trigger dispute mechanism

Iran said it would no longer comply with its obligations under the deal in the wake of the US assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

15 Jan 2020 - 4:25AM

Iran said it would no longer comply with its obligations under the deal in the wake of the US assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Iran nuclear accord in balance as UK, France and Germany trigger dispute mechanism
Egypt probes death of jailed US citizen, as Washington slams ‘avoidable’ death

Mustafa Kassem died after he staged a hunger strike to protest what he insisted was wrongful imprisonment in Cairo.

15 Jan 2020 - 6:44AM

Mustafa Kassem died after he staged a hunger strike to protest what he insisted was wrongful imprisonment in Cairo.

Egypt probes death of jailed US citizen, as Washington slams ‘avoidable’ death
Australian fires have devastated koala population. Could they be introduced in New Zealand to prevent extinction?

At least 26 people have died and several thousand homes have been destroyed. It is believed that more than 1 billion animals have been killed in the inferno.

13 Jan 2020 - 12:52PM

At least 26 people have died and several thousand homes have been destroyed. It is believed that more than 1 billion animals have been killed in the inferno.

Australian fires have devastated koala population. Could they be introduced in New Zealand to prevent extinction?
Two US soldiers killed after vehicle hit by improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan

The names of the deceased service members will be withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete.

12 Jan 2020 - 3:35AM

The names of the deceased service members will be withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete.

Two US soldiers killed after vehicle hit by improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan
Pakistan suicide blast at Taliban-run mosque kills at least 15, in attack claimed by Isis

The attack took place in Pakistan’s volatile Balochistan province, which is key to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, part of the Belt and Road Initiative.

11 Jan 2020 - 9:38PM

The attack took place in Pakistan’s volatile Balochistan province, which is key to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, part of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Pakistan suicide blast at Taliban-run mosque kills at least 15, in attack claimed by Isis
These plus size fashion influencers on Instagram are taking a positive look at their bodies – and changing how society thinks, too

Plus-size Instagram influencers in Germany are challenging the stereotype that only thin women and men can sell clothes and be in fashion by taking a positive look at their own bodies – and changing how society thinks, too.

8 Jan 2020 - 8:26PM

Plus-size Instagram influencers in Germany are challenging the stereotype that only thin women and men can sell clothes and be in fashion by taking a positive look at their own bodies – and changing how society thinks, too.

These plus size fashion influencers on Instagram are taking a positive look at their bodies – and changing how society thinks, too
Trump administration bans fruit and mint flavoured vaping products in wake of recent deaths, illnesses

The move leaves major exemptions that have upset anti-tobacco advocates.

3 Jan 2020 - 6:55AM

The move leaves major exemptions that have upset anti-tobacco advocates.

Trump administration bans fruit and mint flavoured vaping products in wake of recent deaths, illnesses
Afghanistan names school after illiterate dad who walked daughters 12 kilometres to school

Mia Khan, an illiterate villager, said he and his daughters travelled most often by foot to the only girls’ school in the area.

3 Jan 2020 - 4:13AM

Mia Khan, an illiterate villager, said he and his daughters travelled most often by foot to the only girls’ school in the area.

Afghanistan names school after illiterate dad who walked daughters 12 kilometres to school
Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu steps down from ministerial posts over corruption charges

He will give up the health, social affairs, agriculture and diaspora portfolios but will remain prime minister.

2 Jan 2020 - 8:33PM

He will give up the health, social affairs, agriculture and diaspora portfolios but will remain prime minister.

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu steps down from ministerial posts over corruption charges