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Venezuela opposition fears crackdown after Nicolas Maduro threatens ‘diabolical pro-imperialist puppets’ with arrest

Tensions continue to rise after the detention of opposition leader’s chief of staff last week.

25 Mar 2019 - 3:20AM

Tensions continue to rise after the detention of opposition leader’s chief of staff last week.

Venezuela opposition fears crackdown after Nicolas Maduro threatens ‘diabolical pro-imperialist puppets’ with arrest
Is social media addiction a disease, and what can we do about it when billions are hooked?

Addiction to social media leaves sufferers feeling depressed, disconnected and alone with a narrow view of the world. The abnormal behaviours and anxieties of social media addiction mirror those of other addictions.

25 Mar 2019 - 2:00AM

Addiction to social media leaves sufferers feeling depressed, disconnected and alone with a narrow view of the world. The abnormal behaviours and anxieties of social media addiction mirror those of other addictions.

Is social media addiction  a disease, and what can we do about it when billions are hooked?
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft breaks silence over prostitution bust, says he is ‘truly sorry’

Billionaire has been charged with two misdemeanour counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution.

24 Mar 2019 - 5:47AM

Billionaire has been charged with two misdemeanour counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft breaks silence over prostitution bust, says he is ‘truly sorry’
‘Fall on her sword’: UK PM Theresa May might need to quit to get her Brexit deal passed

Some British MP’s predict May could only have weeks left in her job as lawmakers move to try to take control of the plan to leave the European Union.

23 Mar 2019 - 12:37PM

Some British MP’s predict May could only have weeks left in her job as lawmakers move to try to take control of the plan to leave the European Union.

‘Fall on her sword’: UK PM Theresa May might need to quit to get her Brexit deal passed
EU rejects UK Prime Minister Theresa May's request for three-month Brexit delay: sources

EU ambassadors have reportedly agreed that the risks of having the UK as a member state beyond May 23, when European elections are due, are too high.

21 Mar 2019 - 7:12PM

EU ambassadors have reportedly agreed that the risks of having the UK as a member state beyond May 23, when European elections are due, are too high.

EU rejects UK Prime Minister Theresa May's request for three-month Brexit delay: sources
Two South Korean men arrested for secret spycam filming of 1,600 guests in love hotels

The suspects live-streamed videos of couples having sex to a group of subscribers, after hiding spycams in hair dryer holders and wall sockets at 30 hotels.

21 Mar 2019 - 10:04PM

The suspects live-streamed videos of couples having sex to a group of subscribers, after hiding spycams in hair dryer holders and wall sockets at 30 hotels.

Two South Korean men arrested for secret spycam filming of 1,600 guests in love hotels
Amsterdam to ban ‘disrespectful’ tours of its iconic red-light district as councillor says ‘sex workers are not a tourist attraction’

Ban will come into effect on January 1 as city council takes measures aimed at reducing overcrowding.

21 Mar 2019 - 9:20PM

Ban will come into effect on January 1 as city council takes measures aimed at reducing overcrowding.

Amsterdam to ban ‘disrespectful’ tours of its iconic red-light district as councillor says ‘sex workers are not a tourist attraction’
New Zealand’s foreign minister to ‘confront’ Turkish president over his repeated use of Christchurch massacre video in political rallies

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s use of the footage has infuriated the government in Wellington, which has been trying to send a message of reconciliation.

21 Mar 2019 - 8:55AM

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s use of the footage has infuriated the government in Wellington, which has been trying to send a message of reconciliation.

New Zealand’s foreign minister to ‘confront’ Turkish president over his repeated use of Christchurch massacre video in political rallies
Australia to limit number of permanent migrants to 160,000 for the next four years
  • To try to steer migrants away from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Canberra is also introducing new skilled-worker visas.
20 Mar 2019 - 10:17PM
  • To try to steer migrants away from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Canberra is also introducing new skilled-worker visas.
Australia to limit number of permanent migrants to 160,000 for the next four years
UK’s National Portrait Gallery agrees not to proceed with £1 million donation from Sackler Trust, charitable arm of family linked to US opioid crisis

Britain’s National Portrait Gallery and Sackler Trust issued a joint statement saying the gift for the museum’s Inspiring People project won’t proceed. The trust is run by the Sackler family, members of which own Purdue Pharma, which makes prescription painkiller OxyContin.

24 Mar 2019 - 5:18PM

Britain’s National Portrait Gallery and Sackler Trust issued a joint statement saying the gift for the museum’s Inspiring People project won’t proceed. The trust is run by the Sackler family, members of which own Purdue Pharma, which makes prescription painkiller OxyContin.

UK’s National Portrait Gallery agrees not to proceed with £1 million donation from Sackler Trust, charitable arm of family linked to US opioid crisis
Theresa May to beg EU leaders for Brexit delay after speaker’s bombshell vote ban leaves British cabinet in ‘crisis’

Prime minister will write to European council president Donald Tusk to ask for an extension before EU leaders meet in Brussels on Thursdays.

20 Mar 2019 - 7:38AM

Prime minister will write to European council president Donald Tusk to ask for an extension before EU leaders meet in Brussels on Thursdays.

Theresa May to beg EU leaders for Brexit delay after speaker’s bombshell vote ban leaves British cabinet in ‘crisis’
Superbloom or poppynightmare? Selfie chaos forces California canyon closure

They came, they saw, they trampled on flowers while snapping photos.

19 Mar 2019 - 5:53PM

They came, they saw, they trampled on flowers while snapping photos.

Superbloom or poppynightmare? Selfie chaos forces California canyon closure
Court in Chechnya banishes human rights activist to penal colony after marijuana conviction

Oyub Titiev sentenced to four years in a penal colony after widely condemned trial.

19 Mar 2019 - 10:54AM

Oyub Titiev sentenced to four years in a penal colony after widely condemned trial.

Court in Chechnya banishes human rights activist to penal colony after marijuana conviction
California town sues Florence Fang, owner of landmark Flintstone house, who installed dinosaur statues in garden

The quirky home features dinosaurs and a sign proclaiming ‘Yabba-dabba-doo’, but neighbours aren’t amused.

19 Mar 2019 - 10:17PM

The quirky home features dinosaurs and a sign proclaiming ‘Yabba-dabba-doo’, but neighbours aren’t amused.

California town sues Florence Fang, owner of landmark Flintstone house, who installed dinosaur statues in garden
This ‘Lewis Hamilton of pigeons’ just sold for a world record US$1.4 million in bidding war between Chinese buyers

Prize bird Armando is to be bred with a hen purchased for a large sum that is waiting in China.

20 Mar 2019 - 7:10AM

Prize bird Armando is to be bred with a hen purchased for a large sum that is waiting in China.

This ‘Lewis Hamilton of pigeons’ just sold for a world record US$1.4 million in bidding war between Chinese buyers
Surviving victims of historical forced sterilisation law in Japan to receive compensation and apology

Thousands of victims of forced sterilisation in Japan will finally be offered compensation for their suffering under a now-defunct eugenics law.

18 Mar 2019 - 9:45PM

Thousands of victims of forced sterilisation in Japan will finally be offered compensation for their suffering under a now-defunct eugenics law.

Surviving victims of historical forced sterilisation law in Japan to receive compensation and apology
Brexit: Dutch PM compares Britain’s PM Theresa May to Monty Python’s limbless knight

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he admires Theresa May’s resilience and blames political posturing for Brexit impasse.

18 Mar 2019 - 10:32AM

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he admires Theresa May’s resilience and blames political posturing for Brexit impasse.

Brexit: Dutch PM compares Britain’s PM Theresa May to Monty Python’s limbless knight
Australia cancels right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos’s visa over Christchurch massacre remarks

Immigration minister said that comments made by Yiannopoulos were ‘appalling and foment hatred and division’.

18 Mar 2019 - 4:16PM

Immigration minister said that comments made by Yiannopoulos were ‘appalling and foment hatred and division’.

Australia cancels right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos’s visa over Christchurch massacre remarks
UK extending education visas to boost number of overseas students after Brexit

Department for Education said ‘post-study leave period will be extended to six months for undergraduate and master’s students, and a year for doctoral students’.

16 Mar 2019 - 10:02PM

Department for Education said ‘post-study leave period will be extended to six months for undergraduate and master’s students, and a year for doctoral students’.

UK extending education visas to boost number of overseas students after Brexit
‘Deep disappointment’ for victim’s families as just one soldier will face charges over Northern Ireland’s Bloody Sunday killings

Stephen Herron, director of public prosecutions for Northern Ireland, says out of the 18 suspects, there was only sufficient evidence to prosecute one.

14 Mar 2019 - 8:19PM

Stephen Herron, director of public prosecutions for Northern Ireland, says out of the 18 suspects, there was only sufficient evidence to prosecute one.

‘Deep disappointment’ for victim’s families as just one soldier will face charges over Northern Ireland’s Bloody Sunday killings
Outage of Gmail and other Google services hits the Asia-Pacific

Various websites that track Gmail problems and outages showed a spike in users reporting problems.

14 Mar 2019 - 10:29AM

Various websites that track Gmail problems and outages showed a spike in users reporting problems.

Outage of Gmail and other Google services hits the Asia-Pacific
Famed physicist Stephen Hawking’s former nurse struck off for failing to care for him

Patricia Dowdy faced several misconduct charges including financial misconduct, dishonesty and not having the correct qualifications.

12 Mar 2019 - 9:43PM

Patricia Dowdy faced several misconduct charges including financial misconduct, dishonesty and not having the correct qualifications.

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking’s former nurse struck off for failing to care for him
Saudi plane turns back to airport after mother forgets baby and leaves it behind in airport waiting area

Incident was a first for air traffic controllers, who can be heard discussing how to deal with the problem.

12 Mar 2019 - 10:34PM

Incident was a first for air traffic controllers, who can be heard discussing how to deal with the problem.

Saudi plane turns back to airport after mother forgets baby and leaves it behind in airport waiting area
US pulls last embassy staff from Venezuela as President Maduro blames power blackout on Donald Trump plot

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces withdrawal of all remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela as the country struggles to restore electricity following fives days of blackouts.

12 Mar 2019 - 9:16PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces withdrawal of all remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela as the country struggles to restore electricity following fives days of blackouts.

US pulls last embassy staff from Venezuela as President Maduro blames power blackout on Donald Trump plot
Mystery Chinese database lists ‘BreedReady’ status of 1.8 million women, along with phone numbers, addresses and Facebook profiles

Insecure cache discovered by Dutch internet expert Victor Gevers, who earlier identified surveillance database tracking 2.5 million residents in Xinjiang.

12 Mar 2019 - 4:55AM

Insecure cache discovered by Dutch internet expert Victor Gevers, who earlier identified surveillance database tracking 2.5 million residents in Xinjiang.

Mystery Chinese database lists ‘BreedReady’ status of 1.8 million women, along with phone numbers, addresses and Facebook profiles
Thick snow and huge hailstones in the UK as ‘crazy’ weather hits northern England

In the north-west of England, people marvelled as conditions lurched from one extreme to another in minutes, with the rainiest place also the sunniest.

12 Mar 2019 - 2:36AM

In the north-west of England, people marvelled as conditions lurched from one extreme to another in minutes, with the rainiest place also the sunniest.

Thick snow and huge hailstones in the UK as ‘crazy’ weather hits northern England
Brexit ‘meaningful vote’ will go ahead, UK leader Theresa May says

PM heading to Strasbourg in an attempt to get a deal from the EU on the eve of lawmakers voting again on Britain’s divorce from the bloc.

11 Mar 2019 - 11:09PM

PM heading to Strasbourg in an attempt to get a deal from the EU on the eve of lawmakers voting again on Britain’s divorce from the bloc.

Brexit ‘meaningful vote’ will go ahead, UK leader Theresa May says
Pressure mounts on Algeria’s ailing President Bouteflika as protesters mount biggest threat to his 20-year rule

Algerians started five days of general strike, as protests against the rule of the ailing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, entered a new phase.

11 Mar 2019 - 1:54PM

Algerians started five days of general strike, as protests against the rule of the ailing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, entered a new phase.

Pressure mounts on Algeria’s ailing President Bouteflika as protesters mount biggest threat to his 20-year rule
Jilted woman hired Sicilian mafia hitmen to kill ex-lover. They ‘walled’ him in cement alive

Alleged killers and woman, 64, arrested after discovery of man’s body at villa under renovation in Italy.

10 Mar 2019 - 10:44PM

Alleged killers and woman, 64, arrested after discovery of man’s body at villa under renovation in Italy.

Jilted woman hired Sicilian mafia hitmen to kill ex-lover. They ‘walled’ him in cement alive
Supporters of Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido protest in streets of Venezuela

Fears grow that the political crisis could be entering a turbulent new phase.

10 Mar 2019 - 3:12AM

Fears grow that the political crisis could be entering a turbulent new phase.

Supporters of Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido protest in streets of Venezuela