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Erdogan defiant on Turkish offensive in Syria ahead of Mike Pence’s visit

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected any attempt to broker a truce as US Vice-President Mike Pence travels to Turkey in the hope of negotiating a ceasefire.

16 Oct 2019 - 10:33PM

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected any attempt to broker a truce as US Vice-President Mike Pence travels to Turkey in the hope of negotiating a ceasefire.

Erdogan defiant on Turkish offensive in Syria ahead of Mike Pence’s visit
Iran lifts decades-long ban on women attending soccer games at stadiums

Iran began barring women from watching sports matches decades ago, with clerics saying they must be shielded from the sight of semi-clad men, among other things.

9 Oct 2019 - 9:46PM

Iran began barring women from watching sports matches decades ago, with clerics saying they must be shielded from the sight of semi-clad men, among other things.

Iran lifts decades-long ban on women attending soccer games at stadiums
Six elephants die trying to save calf trapped in waterfall in Thailand

Elephants are sympathetic animals that have been known to help each other when they are distressed.

8 Oct 2019 - 10:51AM

Elephants are sympathetic animals that have been known to help each other when they are distressed.

Six elephants die trying to save calf trapped in waterfall in Thailand
Resort owners abducted from their own property by gunmen in southern Philippines

The couple own a resort and two schools in Zamboanga del Sur province, where ransom-seeking militants are known to be active.

5 Oct 2019 - 10:36PM

The couple own a resort and two schools in Zamboanga del Sur province, where ransom-seeking militants are known to be active.

Resort owners abducted from their own property by gunmen in southern Philippines
Vietnam demands Chinese oil exploration ship immediately leave its waters in South China Sea

The Haiyang Dizhi 8, which is accompanied by Chinese patrol vessels, has entered Vietnamese territory three times since July.

4 Oct 2019 - 3:02AM

The Haiyang Dizhi 8, which is accompanied by Chinese patrol vessels, has entered Vietnamese territory three times since July.

Vietnam demands Chinese oil exploration ship immediately leave its waters in South China Sea
Singapore’s SilkAir sends grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet to Australian ‘plane graveyard’

Aviation authorities grounded all MAX series aircraft after crashes involving variants of the planes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that left 346 people dead.

2 Oct 2019 - 7:57PM

Aviation authorities grounded all MAX series aircraft after crashes involving variants of the planes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that left 346 people dead.

Singapore’s SilkAir sends grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet to Australian ‘plane graveyard’
Germany reports first-ever case of West Nile virus in a human

The virus, which originally stems from Africa, first occurred in the country in animals in 2018.

27 Sep 2019 - 6:59PM

The virus, which originally stems from Africa, first occurred in the country in animals in 2018.

Germany reports first-ever case of West Nile virus in a human
That time Arafat brought a gun, and other shocking moments from UN General Assemblies

The United Nations General Assembly has hosted its fair share of clowns and dramatic performances over the years.

24 Sep 2019 - 12:34PM

The United Nations General Assembly has hosted its fair share of clowns and dramatic performances over the years.

That time Arafat brought a gun, and other shocking moments from UN General Assemblies
Teen activist Greta Thunberg shames world leaders for climate inaction in blistering UN speech: ‘How dare you!’

After teen climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered an emotional speech to world leaders at the UN, news cameras captured her staring at US President Donald Trump when he arrived in the same lobby she was in.

28 Sep 2019 - 1:29PM

After teen climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered an emotional speech to world leaders at the UN, news cameras captured her staring at US President Donald Trump when he arrived in the same lobby she was in.

Teen activist Greta Thunberg shames world leaders for climate inaction in blistering UN speech: ‘How dare you!’
Excitement builds as UAE prepares to send its first astronaut into space

It was only two years ago that the UAE officially launched its astronaut programme. With the help of international partners, however, it has quickly caught up.

21 Sep 2019 - 8:25PM

It was only two years ago that the UAE officially launched its astronaut programme. With the help of international partners, however, it has quickly caught up.

Excitement builds as UAE prepares to send its first astronaut into space
Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps in probe sparked after Cambridge Analytica scandal

The probe came after revelations that Cambridge Analytica used ill-gotten data from millions of Facebook users through an app, then used the data to try to influence US elections.

21 Sep 2019 - 8:25PM

The probe came after revelations that Cambridge Analytica used ill-gotten data from millions of Facebook users through an app, then used the data to try to influence US elections.

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps in probe sparked after Cambridge Analytica scandal
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern gets Japan and China confused during official visit

The timing was unfortunate for Ardern: a report released by the Asia New Zealand Foundation questioned whether New Zealand had allowed its relationship with Japan to ‘drift’ with more attention being paid to China.

19 Sep 2019 - 9:08PM

The timing was unfortunate for Ardern: a report released by the Asia New Zealand Foundation questioned whether New Zealand had allowed its relationship with Japan to ‘drift’ with more attention being paid to China.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern gets Japan and China confused during official visit
A US$6 million gold toilet that was offered to Donald Trump was stolen from Britain’s Blenheim Palace

Burglars steal a fully-functional 18-carat gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace, where it had been installed as an art exhibit.

15 Sep 2019 - 10:36PM

Burglars steal a fully-functional 18-carat gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace, where it had been installed as an art exhibit.

A US$6 million gold toilet that was offered to Donald Trump was stolen from Britain’s Blenheim Palace
Thousands gather in Zimbabwe for former president Robert Mugabe’s state funeral

Foreign leaders and supporters are gathering in a sports stadium in Harare to bid farewell to the former president, who died last week in Singapore aged 95.

14 Sep 2019 - 9:46PM

Foreign leaders and supporters are gathering in a sports stadium in Harare to bid farewell to the former president, who died last week in Singapore aged 95.

Thousands gather in Zimbabwe for former president Robert Mugabe’s state funeral
What is Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy after shutting down parliament?

Controversial move leaves prime minister five weeks to hone plan for Britain to leave EU by October 31.

11 Sep 2019 - 7:44AM

Controversial move leaves prime minister five weeks to hone plan for Britain to leave EU by October 31.

What is Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy after shutting down parliament?
UK PM Boris Johnson to call for election after humiliating loss in parliament over his Brexit plan

Boris Johnson raised the prospect of a snap election after he suffered a major parliamentary defeat over his Brexit strategy that could delay Britain’s exit from the European Union.

4 Sep 2019 - 12:05PM

Boris Johnson raised the prospect of a snap election after he suffered a major parliamentary defeat over his Brexit strategy that could delay Britain’s exit from the European Union.

UK PM Boris Johnson to call for election after humiliating loss in parliament over his Brexit plan
Indonesia’s Garuda sues YouTube reviewer Rius Vernandes for mocking handwritten in-flight menu

The vlogger posted a video on Saturday showing the menu written on a piece of notebook paper with the caption: ‘The menu is still being printed, sir’.

17 Jul 2019 - 11:11AM

The vlogger posted a video on Saturday showing the menu written on a piece of notebook paper with the caption: ‘The menu is still being printed, sir’.

Indonesia’s Garuda sues YouTube reviewer Rius Vernandes for mocking handwritten in-flight menu
Building collapses in Mumbai’s Dongri, killing 10 and trapping dozens

At least 15 families lived in the building, which is located in a crowded neighbourhood of India’s financial capital where restricted access has hampered rescue efforts.

17 Jul 2019 - 10:59AM

At least 15 families lived in the building, which is located in a crowded neighbourhood of India’s financial capital where restricted access has hampered rescue efforts.

Building collapses in Mumbai’s Dongri, killing 10 and trapping dozens
ICE raids: slow start to Donald Trump’s plan to deport thousands of undocumented immigrants

Only a handful of arrests were reported in US cities in what President Donald Trump had called a ‘major operation’ to deport undocumented immigrants with outstanding removal orders

15 Jul 2019 - 9:10PM

Only a handful of arrests were reported in US cities in what President Donald Trump had called a ‘major operation’ to deport undocumented immigrants with outstanding removal orders

ICE raids: slow start to Donald Trump’s plan to deport thousands of undocumented immigrants
Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic defends men’s title after outlasting Roger Federer in marathon five-hour final

Federer missed two match points before the pair entered a championship tiebreak at 12-12 and Djokovic triumphed in four hours and 57 minutes.

15 Jul 2019 - 3:56AM

Federer missed two match points before the pair entered a championship tiebreak at 12-12 and Djokovic triumphed in four hours and 57 minutes.

Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic defends men’s title after outlasting Roger Federer in marathon five-hour final
US man who kept runaway teenager in metal box is sentenced 31 years in jail

Ryan Alan Balletto ran an illegal operation growing marijuana on his California property, where he forced a runaway girl to work and sometimes locked her up in a metal tool box.

12 Jul 2019 - 5:45AM

Ryan Alan Balletto ran an illegal operation growing marijuana on his California property, where he forced a runaway girl to work and sometimes locked her up in a metal tool box.

US man who kept runaway teenager in metal box is sentenced 31 years in jail
British warship aims guns at Iranian boats that ‘harassed’ oil tanker in Gulf, US officials say

The tanker was entering the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow strategic shipping route for oil that passes between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula, when it was approached by at least three Iranian vessels.

11 Jul 2019 - 9:50PM

The tanker was entering the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow strategic shipping route for oil that passes between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula, when it was approached by at least three Iranian vessels.

British warship aims guns at Iranian boats that ‘harassed’ oil tanker in Gulf, US officials say
European Union fines company behind Hello Kitty for limiting online sales

The bloc found that Sanrio, which owns the intellectual property rights to Hello Kitty, had imposed restrictions banning or discouraging traders from selling their merchandise in other EU countries.

9 Jul 2019 - 7:42PM

The bloc found that Sanrio, which owns the intellectual property rights to Hello Kitty, had imposed restrictions banning or discouraging traders from selling their merchandise in other EU countries.

European Union fines company behind Hello Kitty for limiting online sales
Russia threatens new sanctions on Georgia after TV host insults Vladimir Putin with obscene tirade about leader’s dead parents

Russian politicians have called for new sanctions against Georgia after a Georgian journalist insulted Russian President Vladimir Putin on TV.

9 Jul 2019 - 7:55PM

Russian politicians have called for new sanctions against Georgia after a Georgian journalist insulted Russian President Vladimir Putin on TV.

Russia threatens new sanctions on Georgia after TV host insults Vladimir Putin with obscene tirade about leader’s dead parents
Uygurs, experts reflect on 10th anniversary of deadly riots in Xinjiang

Riots in July 2009 began as a peaceful protest by Uygur students in Urumqi demanding answers about the killing of two factory workers 4,000km away but descended into violence that left 192 dead.

5 Jul 2019 - 3:24PM

Riots in July 2009 began as a peaceful protest by Uygur students in Urumqi demanding answers about the killing of two factory workers 4,000km away but descended into violence that left 192 dead.

Uygurs, experts reflect on 10th anniversary of deadly riots in Xinjiang
Philippine toddler’s death during drug raid leads to suspension of 20 police officers

The child is the youngest person to be killed in the government’s crackdown on illegal drugs, which has claimed at least 6,600 lives in the past three years.

4 Jul 2019 - 9:23PM

The child is the youngest person to be killed in the government’s crackdown on illegal drugs, which has claimed at least 6,600 lives in the past three years.

Philippine toddler’s death during drug raid leads to suspension of 20 police officers
Pregnant woman stabbed to death in south London, baby in critical condition

Metropolitan Police said the infant was delivered at the scene of the attack.

1 Jul 2019 - 12:08AM

Metropolitan Police said the infant was delivered at the scene of the attack.

Pregnant woman stabbed to death in south London, baby in critical condition
G20 Osaka security measure: removing sanitary towel bins in Tokyo, 450km away

Tens of thousands of police have been mobilised for meeting of world leaders and state schools were closed from Thursday in Osaka.

29 Jun 2019 - 2:22PM

Tens of thousands of police have been mobilised for meeting of world leaders and state schools were closed from Thursday in Osaka.

G20 Osaka security measure: removing sanitary towel bins in Tokyo, 450km away
Rescuers search rubble for victims after blast at Vienna apartment building

More than a dozen people injured in suspected gas explosion, with more feared buried under debris.

27 Jun 2019 - 7:26AM

More than a dozen people injured in suspected gas explosion, with more feared buried under debris.

Rescuers search rubble for victims after blast at Vienna apartment building
Eight police officers injured as hundreds of climate activists storm German mine to demand end to coal mining

Spokeswoman for protesters estimated 1,000 activists took part in Saturday’s action.

23 Jun 2019 - 11:07PM

Spokeswoman for protesters estimated 1,000 activists took part in Saturday’s action.

Eight police officers injured as hundreds of climate activists storm German mine to demand end to coal mining