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What the new Espionage Act charges against Julian Assange could mean for free speech

The Trump administration is bringing to bear a 102-year-old act, a move the Obama administration decided against.

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The Trump administration is bringing to bear a 102-year-old act, a move the Obama administration decided against.

What the new Espionage Act charges against Julian Assange could mean for free speech
Judith Kerr, beloved British author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, dies aged 95

Over a 50-year career Kerr published more than 30 further books after the Tiger.

23 May 2019 - 7:42PM

Over a 50-year career Kerr published more than 30 further books after the Tiger.

Judith Kerr, beloved British author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, dies aged 95
Humiliation for Britain as UN demands it ends rule of Chagos Islands in six months

UN General Assembly strongly condemns British occupation of Indian Ocean territory.

23 May 2019 - 1:35PM

UN General Assembly strongly condemns British occupation of Indian Ocean territory.

Humiliation for Britain as UN demands it ends rule of Chagos Islands in six months
British Steel enters insolvency, putting thousands of jobs at risk

Some 5,000 jobs are at risk in the UK after company failed to reach and agreement on emergency funding with the UK government.

22 May 2019 - 6:19PM

Some 5,000 jobs are at risk in the UK after company failed to reach and agreement on emergency funding with the UK government.

British Steel enters insolvency, putting thousands of jobs at risk
‘Men justified in forcing themselves on a woman if she changes her mind about sex’, one in seven young Australians say

The survey, conducted once every four years, also found almost one in three young Australians still believe that women prefer a man to be in charge of a relationship.

23 May 2019 - 12:01AM

The survey, conducted once every four years, also found almost one in three young Australians still believe that women prefer a man to be in charge of a relationship.

‘Men justified in forcing themselves on a woman if she changes her mind about sex’, one in seven young Australians say
Teen thief Aquinas Kasbar admits to stealing Isaac, America’s oldest lemur from California zoo

Man who made off with Isaac, Santa Ana zoo’s 32-year-old ring-tailed lemur, faces prison time and a US$100,000 fine

22 May 2019 - 10:50AM

Man who made off with Isaac, Santa Ana zoo’s 32-year-old ring-tailed lemur, faces prison time and a US$100,000 fine

Teen thief Aquinas Kasbar admits to stealing Isaac, America’s oldest lemur from California zoo
Isolated UK faces thrashing in UN vote on ownership of Chagos Islands in Indian Ocean

UN General Assembly expected to vote in favour of UK relinquishing control of Indian Ocean archipelago claimed by Mauritius.

21 May 2019 - 3:38PM

UN General Assembly expected to vote in favour of UK relinquishing control of Indian Ocean archipelago claimed by Mauritius.

Isolated UK faces thrashing in UN vote on ownership of Chagos Islands in Indian Ocean
Millions without water in Libya capital Tripoli as armed group cuts off supply

Gunmen claiming to be loyal to Khalifa Hifter force shutdown in Tripoli and nearby cities.

21 May 2019 - 9:06PM

Gunmen claiming to be loyal to Khalifa Hifter force shutdown in Tripoli and nearby cities.

Millions without water in Libya capital Tripoli as armed group cuts off supply
Racism on the rise in UK since Brexit vote, study reveals

Survey shows 71 per cent of people from ethnic minorities faced discrimination, up from 58 per cent.

21 May 2019 - 9:06PM

Survey shows 71 per cent of people from ethnic minorities faced discrimination, up from 58 per cent.

Racism on the rise in UK since Brexit vote, study reveals
Patch holes in property register, implement it quickly to halt US$115 billion in yearly money laundering, UK government told

Proposals for the first register of foreign-owned property aimed at preventing “McMafia-style” money laundering should be put in practice urgently and reinforced to plug potential loopholes, the UK government has been told.

20 May 2019 - 7:00PM

Proposals for the first register of foreign-owned property aimed at preventing “McMafia-style” money laundering should be put in practice urgently and reinforced to plug potential loopholes, the UK government has been told.

Patch holes in property register, implement it quickly to halt US$115 billion in yearly money laundering, UK government told
Donald Trump in tweet vows ‘end of Iran’ if it wants to fight

US President Donald Trump has issued one of his most direct threats yet to the Islamic republic.

20 May 2019 - 9:47PM

US President Donald Trump has issued one of his most direct threats yet to the Islamic republic.

Donald Trump in tweet vows ‘end of Iran’ if it wants to fight
Justin Amash becomes first Republican lawmaker to call for impeachment of Donald Trump

Congressman says Mueller report ‘identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice’.

19 May 2019 - 10:49PM

Congressman says Mueller report ‘identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice’.

Justin Amash becomes first Republican lawmaker to call for impeachment of Donald Trump
Disabled dog rescues baby buried alive in Thailand by teenage mother

The dog’s digging exposed the child’s legs, prompting locals to haul the infant to safety.

19 May 2019 - 12:10AM

The dog’s digging exposed the child’s legs, prompting locals to haul the infant to safety.

Disabled dog rescues baby buried alive in Thailand by teenage mother
Israeli firm linked to WhatsApp hack faces lawsuit backed by Amnesty International over spyware

NSO Group supplies industry-leading surveillance software to governments that it says is for tackling terrorism and serious crime. But there have been a string of complaints in the past few months that the technology has been used to target human rights groups.

18 May 2019 - 9:53PM

NSO Group supplies industry-leading surveillance software to governments that it says is for tackling terrorism and serious crime. But there have been a string of complaints in the past few months that the technology has been used to target human rights groups.

Israeli firm linked to WhatsApp hack faces lawsuit backed by Amnesty International over spyware
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pulls plug on Brexit talks with Tories

Corbyn cited the British PM’s imminent departure as a reason why the party had doubts “about the government’s ability to deliver on any compromise agreement”.

17 May 2019 - 7:30PM

Corbyn cited the British PM’s imminent departure as a reason why the party had doubts “about the government’s ability to deliver on any compromise agreement”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pulls plug on Brexit talks with Tories
Millions of pieces of plastic waste found on remote Indian Ocean islands considered ‘Australia’s last unspoilt paradise’

New study concluded the volume of debris found on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands was equal to 238 tonnes of plastic, highlighting the worrying level of production and discharge of single-use products.

17 May 2019 - 10:33PM

New study concluded the volume of debris found on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands was equal to 238 tonnes of plastic, highlighting the worrying level of production and discharge of single-use products.

Millions of pieces of plastic waste found on remote Indian Ocean islands considered ‘Australia’s last unspoilt paradise’
‘Of course I’m going to go for it’: former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson confirms he will bid for Conservative party leadership

Johnson has said he is determined to see Britain leave the European Union.

16 May 2019 - 11:04PM

Johnson has said he is determined to see Britain leave the European Union.

‘Of course I’m going to go for it’: former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson confirms he will bid for Conservative party leadership
Five banks fined more than US$1 billion by EU for rigging multitrillion-dollar foreign exchange market: Barclays, RBS, Citigroup, JP Morgan and MUFG

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citigroup, JP Morgan and MUFG formed two cartels to manipulate the spot foreign exchange market for 11 currencies.

17 May 2019 - 7:02AM

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citigroup, JP Morgan and MUFG formed two cartels to manipulate the spot foreign exchange market for 11 currencies.

Five banks fined more than US$1 billion by EU for rigging multitrillion-dollar foreign exchange market: Barclays, RBS, Citigroup, JP Morgan and MUFG
Twitter suspends account of Myanmar’s top general Min Aung Hlaing over genocide against Rohingya

He used social media to refer to Rohingya people as ‘Bengali’, implying that they were immigrants rather than Myanmar citizens. On Facebook he denied army atrocities and claimed the military was targeting militants rather than committing genocide.

16 May 2019 - 3:49PM

He used social media to refer to Rohingya people as ‘Bengali’, implying that they were immigrants rather than Myanmar citizens. On Facebook he denied army atrocities and claimed the military was targeting militants rather than committing genocide.

Twitter suspends account of Myanmar’s top general Min Aung Hlaing over genocide against Rohingya
Scientists create world’s first living organism using radically redesigned DNA

Researchers create altered synthetic genome, in move with potential medical benefits.

16 May 2019 - 8:37PM

Researchers create altered synthetic genome, in move with potential medical benefits.

Scientists create world’s first living organism using radically redesigned DNA
‘Dumping Trump’: giant Donald Trump robot sitting on gold toilet is on its way from China to Britain to protest US president’s visit

Headed for London to protest US president’s state visit, the robot depicts Trump with his trousers down, tweeting on the toilet.

16 May 2019 - 5:50AM

Headed for London to protest US president’s state visit, the robot depicts Trump with his trousers down, tweeting on the toilet.

‘Dumping Trump’: giant Donald Trump robot sitting on gold toilet is on its way from China to Britain to protest US president’s visit
‘Genuinely worried’: Malaysian youth minister calls for national conversation about mental health after girl ends life over Instagram poll result

The 16-year-old girl’s death prompted a lawyer to suggest those who voted for her to take her own life could be guilty of abetting suicide.

15 May 2019 - 9:24PM

The 16-year-old girl’s death prompted a lawyer to suggest those who voted for her to take her own life could be guilty of abetting suicide.

‘Genuinely worried’: Malaysian youth minister calls for national conversation about mental health after girl ends life over Instagram poll result
Alabama senate bans nearly all abortions, makes no exceptions for rape victims

Law bans abortion except if there is a ‘serious health risk’ to the mother, with no exceptions for rape and incest.

15 May 2019 - 7:25PM

Law bans abortion except if there is a ‘serious health risk’ to the mother, with no exceptions for rape and incest.

Alabama senate bans nearly all abortions, makes no exceptions for rape victims
WhatsApp urges users to upgrade after finding ‘Israeli spyware’ vulnerability

Attackers could send malicious code to a target’s device by calling the user and infecting the phone even if the recipient did not answer.

14 May 2019 - 8:35PM

Attackers could send malicious code to a target’s device by calling the user and infecting the phone even if the recipient did not answer.

WhatsApp urges users to upgrade after finding ‘Israeli spyware’ vulnerability
The elderly Chinese immigrant taking on an affluent American town over her ‘Flintstone house’

In the exclusive California town of Hillsborough, one resident’s eye-catching home has led to a lawsuit being filed against her.

14 May 2019 - 4:22AM

In the exclusive California town of Hillsborough, one resident’s eye-catching home has led to a lawsuit being filed against her.

The elderly Chinese immigrant taking on an affluent American town over her ‘Flintstone house’
Review | Globalisation, the ‘heartland’ and China’s New Silk Roads – an accessible primer by British historian

Author of acclaimed history of the Silk Roads returns to the topic in guide to China’s economic advance into the ‘heartland’ of Eurasia; the word ‘empire’ barely appears in Peter Frankopan’s book, but the concept is pervasive.

14 May 2019 - 8:14PM

Author of acclaimed history of the Silk Roads returns to the topic in guide to China’s economic advance into the ‘heartland’ of Eurasia; the word ‘empire’ barely appears in Peter Frankopan’s book, but the concept is pervasive.

Globalisation, the ‘heartland’ and China’s New Silk Roads – an accessible primer by British historian
Australian library evacuated after the smell of durian was mistaken for a gas leak

The rogue durian, according to library staff, was left near an air vent on the library’s second level and eventually removed in a sealed bag.

13 May 2019 - 11:03PM

The rogue durian, according to library staff, was left near an air vent on the library’s second level and eventually removed in a sealed bag.

Australian library evacuated after the smell of durian was mistaken for a gas leak
Whistle-blower Chelsea Manning will risk returning to jail if she refuses to comply with new subpoena

Manning says she ‘does not like the secrecy’ of being asked to appear to testify before a grand jury.

13 May 2019 - 4:41AM

Manning says she ‘does not like the secrecy’ of being asked to appear to testify before a grand jury.

Whistle-blower Chelsea Manning will risk returning to jail if she refuses to comply with new subpoena
Senior UK policeman Simon Bailey calls for social media boycott ‘to protect children’ from abuse

Norfolk Chief Constable Simon Bailey said fines don’t work but firms may be forced into action ‘when their brand is damaged’. He is concerned the spread of 4G and 5G networks worldwide could open up more opportunities for the sexual exploitation of children.

11 May 2019 - 12:14PM

Norfolk Chief Constable Simon Bailey said fines don’t work but firms may be forced into action ‘when their brand is damaged’. He is concerned the spread of 4G and 5G networks worldwide could open up more opportunities for the sexual exploitation of children.

Senior UK policeman Simon Bailey calls for social media boycott ‘to protect children’ from abuse
British comedian Freddie Starr found dead at home in Spain

TV funny man was famous for eating a hamster, something he denied doing.

10 May 2019 - 6:54PM

TV funny man was famous for eating a hamster, something he denied doing.

British comedian Freddie Starr found dead at home in Spain