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Angela Merkel can ‘run circles’ around Donald Trump, says president’s niece

‘I think he hates that,’ Mary Trump says, adding that uncle’s contentious relationship with Germany is partly due to its powerful woman leader.

3 Aug 2020 - 4:17AM

‘I think he hates that,’ Mary Trump says, adding that uncle’s contentious relationship with Germany is partly due to its powerful woman leader.

Angela Merkel can ‘run circles’ around Donald Trump, says president’s niece
Sherpa who retrieved body from Mount Everest death zone recalls dangerous mission, as peak’s reopening to climbers draws near

There are 150 dead bodies on Mount Everest. It took a team of Sherpas and US$200,000 to pull three bodies off the peak in 2017. With the climbing season going ahead this autumn, discussion continues about retrieving more bodies.

2 Aug 2020 - 9:30PM

There are 150 dead bodies on Mount Everest. It took a team of Sherpas and US$200,000 to pull three bodies off the peak in 2017. With the climbing season going ahead this autumn, discussion continues about retrieving more bodies.

Sherpa who retrieved body from Mount Everest death zone recalls dangerous mission, as peak’s reopening to climbers draws near
TikTok stars are leaving the platform for rival app Triller over data privacy concerns

Have you downloaded the new app yet?

1 Aug 2020 - 8:00PM

Have you downloaded the new app yet?

TikTok stars are leaving the platform for rival app Triller over data privacy concerns
Coronavirus: Philippines’ doctors cry out for fresh lockdown as virus cases surge

In an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, nearly 70 doctors’ groups and other health care workers called for a two-week ‘time out’ from reopening efforts.

1 Aug 2020 - 3:39PM

In an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, nearly 70 doctors’ groups and other health care workers called for a two-week ‘time out’ from reopening efforts.

Coronavirus: Philippines’ doctors cry out for fresh lockdown as virus cases surge
Which budget 5G smartphone should you buy? Moto G 5G Plus, Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G, and Huawei P40 Lite 5G compared

5G smartphones are becoming more affordable. The Moto G 5G Plus, Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G, and Huawei P40 Lite 5G have bright HD screens and take beautiful daylight photos.

31 Jul 2020 - 8:45PM

5G smartphones are becoming more affordable. The Moto G 5G Plus, Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G, and Huawei P40 Lite 5G have bright HD screens and take beautiful daylight photos.

Which budget 5G smartphone should you buy? Moto G 5G Plus, Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G, and Huawei P40 Lite 5G compared
Three must-play video games for the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles

Next-generation Microsoft and Sony consoles are coming, along with some great new game titles, including the most awaited game this year, Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Marvel’s Avengers.

30 Jul 2020 - 8:45PM

Next-generation Microsoft and Sony consoles are coming, along with some great new game titles, including the most awaited game this year, Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Marvel’s Avengers.

Three must-play video games for the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles
Chinese students in Australia are being targeted in kidnapping scams, police warn

At least eight fake kidnappings have been reported this year, police in Australia’s New South Wales say.

29 Jul 2020 - 12:45PM

At least eight fake kidnappings have been reported this year, police in Australia’s New South Wales say.

Chinese students in Australia are being targeted in kidnapping scams, police warn
Iran threatens legal action after US intercepts passenger jet

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the US operation on Friday, calling American politicians ‘outlaws’.

25 Jul 2020 - 9:38PM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the US operation on Friday, calling American politicians ‘outlaws’.

Iran threatens legal action after US intercepts passenger jet
Mission Impossible crew gets Norway coronavirus travel ban exemption

Crew members would be tested on arrival in Norway, and then tested every 48 hours and not have contact with the public.

25 Jul 2020 - 5:19AM

Crew members would be tested on arrival in Norway, and then tested every 48 hours and not have contact with the public.

Mission Impossible crew gets Norway coronavirus travel ban exemption
WHO hits back at Pompeo’s claim that China ‘bought’ UN health chief Tedros

The US Secretary of State told British lawmakers that his allegation was based on a ‘firm intelligence foundation’.

24 Jul 2020 - 11:45AM

The US Secretary of State told British lawmakers that his allegation was based on a ‘firm intelligence foundation’.

WHO hits back at Pompeo’s claim that China ‘bought’ UN health chief Tedros
Italian coastguard divers fight to free massive sperm whale from fishing nets

This is the second time in less than a month that the Italian coastguard has had to intervene to free a sperm whale tangled in a fishing net.

21 Jul 2020 - 2:47AM

This is the second time in less than a month that the Italian coastguard has had to intervene to free a sperm whale tangled in a fishing net.

Italian coastguard divers fight to free massive sperm whale from fishing nets
Venice Film Festival to give Ann Hui and Tilda Swinton lifetime achievement awards

Ann Hui hailed as ‘one of the best female directors in Asia’ by Venice Film Festival organisers as they announce she and actress Tilda Swinton will receive Golden Lions for lifetime achievement.

20 Jul 2020 - 9:02PM

Ann Hui hailed as ‘one of the best female directors in Asia’ by Venice Film Festival organisers as they announce she and actress Tilda Swinton will receive Golden Lions for lifetime achievement.

Venice Film Festival to give Ann Hui and Tilda Swinton lifetime achievement awards
Hallmark to include LGBTQ+ storylines in Christmas movie lineup after backlash

The TV channel’s parent company said diversity and inclusion are top priorities and they will announce new programming developments

20 Jul 2020 - 2:39PM

The TV channel’s parent company said diversity and inclusion are top priorities and they will announce new programming developments

Hallmark to include LGBTQ+ storylines in Christmas movie lineup after backlash
Ageing well: how exercise, nutrition can fight osteoporosis – brittle bones are not inevitable

Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million women worldwide – and some men – and causes pain, broken bones and reduced mobility. Many think it is a normal part of ageing, but it is not.

20 Jul 2020 - 6:47PM

Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million women worldwide – and some men – and causes pain, broken bones and reduced mobility. Many think it is a normal part of ageing, but it is not.

Ageing well: how exercise, nutrition can fight osteoporosis – brittle bones are not inevitable
Nintendo Switch ports of ‘Bioshock’, ‘Borderlands’ and ‘XCOM 2’ means everything old is new again

Video game fans who missed these awesome titles the first time around can pick up these collections right now.

15 Jul 2020 - 3:22PM

Video game fans who missed these awesome titles the first time around can pick up these collections right now.

Nintendo Switch ports of ‘Bioshock’, ‘Borderlands’ and ‘XCOM 2’ means everything old is new again
Banksy artwork on London Underground promotes face mask usage

The street artist painted rats and graffiti on the Tube and posted a video on Instagram. The artwork has since been removed.

15 Jul 2020 - 11:15AM

The street artist painted rats and graffiti on the Tube and posted a video on Instagram. The artwork has since been removed.

Banksy artwork on London Underground promotes face mask usage
Smithsonian and other museums collecting artefacts of Covid-19 crisis even as it unfolds

Business closure signs. Thank you cards to doctors and nurses. Toilet paper. Test kits. Grocery lists. Handicrafts made in lockdown. Already, museums are collecting artefacts to tell the story of Covid-19 for future generations.

14 Jul 2020 - 9:44AM

Business closure signs. Thank you cards to doctors and nurses. Toilet paper. Test kits. Grocery lists. Handicrafts made in lockdown. Already, museums are collecting artefacts to tell the story of Covid-19 for future generations.

Smithsonian and other museums collecting artefacts of Covid-19 crisis even as it unfolds
Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies at 59

Zindzi was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death.

13 Jul 2020 - 8:03PM

Zindzi was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death.

Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies at 59
Endangered species ‘red list’ now includes lemurs and hamsters

Almost all species of the Madagascan mammal are at risk of dying out.

13 Jul 2020 - 10:45AM

Almost all species of the Madagascan mammal are at risk of dying out.

Endangered species ‘red list’ now includes lemurs and hamsters
We cannot guarantee residency for Hongkongers, Australian minister says, days after ‘safe haven’ offer

Days after Australia offered a residence option to around 10,000 Hongkongers, the country’s acting immigration minister said people with a ‘serious security issue’ would not be allowed to stay.

13 Jul 2020 - 12:57PM

Days after Australia offered a residence option to around 10,000 Hongkongers, the country’s acting immigration minister said people with a ‘serious security issue’ would not be allowed to stay.

We cannot guarantee residency for Hongkongers, Australian minister says, days after ‘safe haven’ offer
Donald Trump seen wearing face mask in public for first time as US coronavirus cases soar

Trump’s visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre marked the US president’s first public appearance with a face covering since the coronavirus began sweeping across the United States earlier this year.

13 Jul 2020 - 1:10PM

Trump’s visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre marked the US president’s first public appearance with a face covering since the coronavirus began sweeping across the United States earlier this year.

Donald Trump seen wearing face mask in public for first time as US coronavirus cases soar
Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, seeks prayers on his 85th birthday

As he gets older, there are concerns over who will succeed him, as Beijing says it has a right to decide

10 Jul 2020 - 3:40PM

As he gets older, there are concerns over who will succeed him, as Beijing says it has a right to decide

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, seeks prayers on his 85th birthday
New National Security office opens in Hong Kong near usual protest area

The office calls itself the envoy for the city's safety and the gatekeeper of national security

8 Jul 2020 - 6:19PM

The office calls itself the envoy for the city's safety and the gatekeeper of national security

New National Security office opens in Hong Kong near usual protest area
Dalai Lama releases music album on 85th birthday, seeks prayers to live past 100

The Dalai Lama says in place of celebrations amid the coronavirus pandemic, followers can recite the Buddhist Mani Mantra at least 1,000 times.

6 Jul 2020 - 9:20PM

The Dalai Lama says in place of celebrations amid the coronavirus pandemic, followers can recite the Buddhist Mani Mantra at least 1,000 times.

Dalai Lama releases music album on 85th birthday, seeks prayers to live past 100
Croatia’s governing conservatives win election with surprising ease

Country’s elections had been moved forward by months in midst of coronavirus outbreak.

6 Jul 2020 - 7:06AM

Country’s elections had been moved forward by months in midst of coronavirus outbreak.

Croatia’s governing conservatives win election with surprising ease
Pregnant and fighting Covid-19 – Netflix docu-series focuses on doctor in pandemic hotspot New York

A special episode of Lenox Hill, a Netflix medical documentary series filmed last year, returns to the same hospital in March as New York grapples with the Covid-19 outbreak.

4 Jul 2020 - 4:15PM

A special episode of Lenox Hill, a Netflix medical documentary series filmed last year, returns to the same hospital in March as New York grapples with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Pregnant and fighting Covid-19 – Netflix docu-series focuses on doctor in pandemic hotspot New York
Donald Trump condemns ‘left-wing cultural revolution’ at Mount Rushmore rally

As protests against racial injustice spread in the US, Trump says ‘children are taught in school to hate their own country’.

4 Jul 2020 - 7:56PM

As protests against racial injustice spread in the US, Trump says ‘children are taught in school to hate their own country’.

Donald Trump condemns ‘left-wing cultural revolution’ at Mount Rushmore rally
The diverse artists behind Berlin’s growing graphic arts scene, and why they flock to the German capital

A graphic arts scene has developed in Berlin over the past few years, drawing artists from overseas, such as Ruohan Wang from Beijing, and from elsewhere in Germany.

1 Jul 2020 - 8:45PM

A graphic arts scene has developed in Berlin over the past few years, drawing artists from overseas, such as Ruohan Wang from Beijing, and from elsewhere in Germany.

The diverse artists behind Berlin’s growing graphic arts scene, and why they flock to the German capital
US state of Mississippi to remove Confederate emblem on flag

It is the latest symbol of racism to come down amid outrage at the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minnesota.

29 Jun 2020 - 7:58PM

It is the latest symbol of racism to come down amid outrage at the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minnesota.

US state of Mississippi to remove Confederate emblem on flag
German man arrested in Philippines for killing wife, trying to escape by boat

Police said the 75-year-old German national was caught by village watchmen after he tried to flee a small island off Pagbilao town in Quezon province.

28 Jun 2020 - 8:34PM

Police said the 75-year-old German national was caught by village watchmen after he tried to flee a small island off Pagbilao town in Quezon province.

German man arrested in Philippines for killing wife, trying to escape by boat