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Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak spent US$800,000 on jewellery in one day, credit card receipts presented in corruption trial reveal

Under Najib’s watch, it is alleged upwards of US$4 billion was embezzled from 1MDB and spent around the world, funding films, yachts, real estate and celebrity parties.

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Under Najib’s watch, it is alleged upwards of US$4 billion was embezzled from 1MDB and spent around the world, funding films, yachts, real estate and celebrity parties.

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak spent US$800,000 on jewellery in one day, credit card receipts presented in corruption trial reveal
US election 2020: why Donald Trump’s racially charged tirade could be a vote winner

The US president seems to regard divisive, nativist rhetoric as his best chance of staying in the White House. Analysts say he may be right.

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The US president seems to regard divisive, nativist rhetoric as his best chance of staying in the White House. Analysts say he may be right.

US election 2020: why Donald Trump’s racially charged tirade could be a vote winner
World’s steepest street in Wales town of Harlech, beating New Zealand’s famed Baldwin street

Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech, Wales beats renowned Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand.

16 Jul 2019 - 1:10PM

Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech, Wales beats renowned Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand.

World’s steepest street in Wales town of Harlech, beating New Zealand’s famed Baldwin street
London’s mayor rejects plan for 305-metre ‘Tulip tower’ by architects of Hong Kong International Airport

Design of proposed 305-metre skyscraper by Norman Foster’s firm deemed not good enough.

16 Jul 2019 - 1:21PM

Design of proposed 305-metre skyscraper by Norman Foster’s firm deemed not good enough.

London’s mayor rejects plan for 305-metre ‘Tulip tower’ by architects of Hong Kong International Airport
Naps, TV, karaoke: what Japanese drivers are really doing in their rental cars

As many as one in eight are not using vehicles for motoring purposes, industry surveys show.

16 Jul 2019 - 5:04AM

As many as one in eight are not using vehicles for motoring purposes, industry surveys show.

Naps, TV, karaoke: what Japanese drivers are really doing in their rental cars
Is James Bond’s number finally up? Black British actress will play new 007, say reports

The titular character in the 25th James Bond film will still be played by Daniel Craig, but 31-year-old Lashana Lynch is set to take over his secret agent number, according to reports.

15 Jul 2019 - 5:52PM

The titular character in the 25th James Bond film will still be played by Daniel Craig, but 31-year-old Lashana Lynch is set to take over his secret agent number, according to reports.

Is James Bond’s number finally up? Black British actress will play new 007, say reports
Turkmenistan: the central Asian hermit state ‘teetering on the edge of catastrophe’

Citizens of isolated, gas-rich Turkmenistan subject to food shortages and human rights abuses, UK report says.

15 Jul 2019 - 9:10PM

Citizens of isolated, gas-rich Turkmenistan subject to food shortages and human rights abuses, UK report says.

Turkmenistan: the central Asian hermit state ‘teetering on the edge of catastrophe’
Australia confronts China’s treatment of Uygurs as retailers investigate forced labour claims

Investigation by current affairs programme has prompted Australian retailers prompted to examine their supply chains because they reportedly source cotton from Xinjiang, allegedly through forced labour.

15 Jul 2019 - 12:43PM

Investigation by current affairs programme has prompted Australian retailers prompted to examine their supply chains because they reportedly source cotton from Xinjiang, allegedly through forced labour.

Australia confronts China’s treatment of Uygurs as retailers investigate forced labour claims
Woolly mammoths: the Ice Age prize making small fortunes on the Chinese market as Russian permafrost thaws

Melting permafrost from global heating has made it easier for Russians to retrieve the remains of woolly mammoths, which have been extinct for thousands of years, and sell them on to China.

15 Jul 2019 - 12:07PM

Melting permafrost from global heating has made it easier for Russians to retrieve the remains of woolly mammoths, which have been extinct for thousands of years, and sell them on to China.

Woolly mammoths: the Ice Age prize making small fortunes on the Chinese market as Russian permafrost thaws
French riot police use tear gas to disperse Bastille Day protest in Paris

Masked demonstrators blocked roads and set fire to bins and portable toilets in the French capital in the worst clashes since March.

15 Jul 2019 - 3:04AM

Masked demonstrators blocked roads and set fire to bins and portable toilets in the French capital in the worst clashes since March.

French riot police use tear gas to disperse Bastille Day protest in Paris
Ambitious plan to power Singapore with world’s biggest solar farm ... 4,000km away in Australia

World’s largest solar project planned in Australia’s Northern Territory would export electricity via undersea cable.

14 Jul 2019 - 10:52PM

World’s largest solar project planned in Australia’s Northern Territory would export electricity via undersea cable.

Ambitious plan to power Singapore with world’s biggest solar farm ... 4,000km away in Australia
Rice for breakfast? Not anymore: more Japanese waking up to perfectly toasted bread

More people are waking up to perfectly toasted bread, as Japan’s loaf obsession starts to eclipse its love for rice.

14 Jul 2019 - 8:16AM

More people are waking up to perfectly toasted bread, as Japan’s loaf obsession starts to eclipse its love for rice.

Rice for breakfast? Not anymore: more Japanese waking up to perfectly toasted bread
Trump’s labour chief Alex Acosta defends plea deal for billionaire sex predator Jeffrey Epstein amid calls for his resignation

The former US attorney claims the deal secured a greater penalty for Jeffrey Epstein than state officials otherwise would have managed.

11 Jul 2019 - 9:50PM

The former US attorney claims the deal secured a greater penalty for Jeffrey Epstein than state officials otherwise would have managed.

Trump’s labour chief Alex Acosta defends plea deal for billionaire sex predator Jeffrey Epstein amid calls for his resignation
Chinese student applications to UK universities up by 30 per cent, as Manchester plays major host

UK higher education is benefiting from tensions between US and China, experts say.

11 Jul 2019 - 8:47PM

UK higher education is benefiting from tensions between US and China, experts say.

Chinese student applications to UK universities up by 30 per cent, as Manchester plays major host
Deutsche Bank bosses fitted for US$1,500 suits as it lays off 18,000 workers

Tailors visited executives at the London office of Deutsche Bank on the day 18,000 staff cuts were announced.

10 Jul 2019 - 10:26PM

Tailors visited executives at the London office of Deutsche Bank on the day 18,000 staff cuts were announced.

Deutsche Bank bosses fitted for US$1,500 suits as it lays off 18,000 workers
Sister of Saudi crown prince and bodyguard tried in France over alleged beating of workman in luxury Paris flat

The sister of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denied allegations she ordered a bodyguard to beat a craftsman working in her luxury Paris flat after she said he had filmed her with his phone.

10 Jul 2019 - 11:13AM

The sister of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denied allegations she ordered a bodyguard to beat a craftsman working in her luxury Paris flat after she said he had filmed her with his phone.

Sister of Saudi crown prince and bodyguard tried in France over alleged beating of workman in luxury Paris flat
Potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs found on Australian gulls

Virologist warns that people could be exposed if they touch their mouths or eat after being on grass or rocks where seagulls had been.

10 Jul 2019 - 6:00AM

Virologist warns that people could be exposed if they touch their mouths or eat after being on grass or rocks where seagulls had been.

Potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs found on Australian gulls
British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says Labour would back remain in a second Brexit referendum

The Labour leader has been under intense pressure to shift to an overtly anti-Brexit stance, but has insisted on consulting the party’s stakeholders, including trade unions.

9 Jul 2019 - 8:40PM

The Labour leader has been under intense pressure to shift to an overtly anti-Brexit stance, but has insisted on consulting the party’s stakeholders, including trade unions.

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says Labour would back remain in a second Brexit referendum
Chinese woman describes ‘hell’ as UK’s treatment of trafficking victims exposed in study

Chinese victims of trafficking taken straight from immigration raids on brothels and massage parlours to detention, despite clear indications they had been sexually exploited.

9 Jul 2019 - 7:55PM

Chinese victims of trafficking taken straight from immigration raids on brothels and massage parlours to detention, despite clear indications they had been sexually exploited.

Chinese woman describes ‘hell’ as UK’s treatment of trafficking victims exposed in study
In the Philippines’ ‘Plastic City’, residents complain of ‘suffocating’ burning smell from recycling plants

A community sandwiched against huge plastic recycling factories epitomises the crisis being faced by some Southeast Asian communities, as foreign imported waste piles up

8 Jul 2019 - 9:23PM

A community sandwiched against huge plastic recycling factories epitomises the crisis being faced by some Southeast Asian communities, as foreign imported waste piles up

In the Philippines’ ‘Plastic City’, residents complain of ‘suffocating’ burning smell from recycling plants
London police probe four murders over the weekend

Shootings claimed four victims in England’s capital and police are asking the public for help.

8 Jul 2019 - 8:06AM

Shootings claimed four victims in England’s capital and police are asking the public for help.

London police probe four murders over the weekend
Senior Asian officer Parm Sandhu sues Metropolitan police over racism and gender discrimination

Sandhu is one of a very small number of female Asian police officers at senior levels across England and Wales.

6 Jul 2019 - 9:26PM

Sandhu is one of a very small number of female Asian police officers at senior levels across England and Wales.

Senior Asian officer Parm Sandhu sues Metropolitan police over racism and gender discrimination
Boris Johnson pledges to make all immigrants learn English

Front runner in British PM race says there are ‘too many parts of our country’ where English is not spoken as first language.

6 Jul 2019 - 10:07PM

Front runner in British PM race says there are ‘too many parts of our country’ where English is not spoken as first language.

Boris Johnson pledges to make all immigrants learn English
Flamboyant British horse racing pundit John McCririck dies aged 79

McCririck, who is survived by Jenny, his wife of 48 years, passed away on Friday at a London hospital, according to a statement issued by his family.

5 Jul 2019 - 10:52PM

McCririck, who is survived by Jenny, his wife of 48 years, passed away on Friday at a London hospital, according to a statement issued by his family.

Flamboyant British horse racing pundit John McCririck dies aged 79
Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema’s proposal to close red-light district draws backlash from sex workers

Banning prostitution in area is one option Mayor Femke Halsema is considering to tackle human trafficking and reduce number of tourists.

5 Jul 2019 - 1:30AM

Banning prostitution in area is one option Mayor Femke Halsema is considering to tackle human trafficking and reduce number of tourists.

Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema’s proposal to close red-light district draws backlash from sex workers
Prague mayor Zdenek Hrib defies Beijing with support for Taiwan and Tibet

Zdenek Hrib restored the practice of flying the Tibetan flag from Czech capital’s town hall, and hosted the visiting head of Tibet’s government-in-exile.

3 Jul 2019 - 4:23PM

Zdenek Hrib restored the practice of flying the Tibetan flag from Czech capital’s town hall, and hosted the visiting head of Tibet’s government-in-exile.

Prague mayor Zdenek Hrib defies Beijing with support for Taiwan and Tibet
Italian prosecutors charge adverb in human trafficking case, but do not seek sentence

Sicilian magistrates appear to have confused the word for ‘when’ in the Tigrinya language of Eritrea with the name of a suspected smuggling kingpin.

2 Jul 2019 - 2:35PM

Sicilian magistrates appear to have confused the word for ‘when’ in the Tigrinya language of Eritrea with the name of a suspected smuggling kingpin.

Italian prosecutors charge adverb in human trafficking case, but do not seek sentence
Pentrebane primary school in Wales bans parents from sports day for bad behaviour

Head teacher said pupils do not go to school to be exposed to obscene language and threatening behaviour by adults.

1 Jul 2019 - 10:05PM

Head teacher said pupils do not go to school to be exposed to obscene language and threatening behaviour by adults.

Pentrebane primary school in Wales bans parents from sports day for bad behaviour
British police and MI5 cleared of failing to prevent June 2017 London Bridge terror attacks

Coroner rules that counterterror investigators did not miss chances to look into terror group ring leader.

29 Jun 2019 - 6:14AM

Coroner rules that counterterror investigators did not miss chances to look into terror group ring leader.

British police and MI5 cleared of failing to prevent June 2017 London Bridge terror attacks
Review | Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency explained by its ‘creator’ in The White Paper

In the 10 years since bitcoin was introduced, fortunes have been made and lost, but many are confused about how it works. The complex ideas behind blockchain and cryptocurrency are explained by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto and other experts.

29 Jun 2019 - 5:24AM

In the 10 years since bitcoin was introduced, fortunes have been made and lost, but many are confused about how it works. The complex ideas behind blockchain and cryptocurrency are explained by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto and other experts.

Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency explained by its ‘creator’ in The White Paper