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13 Australian soldiers face dismissal over report on war crimes in Afghanistan

Australia’s army chief says 13 current soldiers have been issued with notices that could eventually lead to their termination.

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Australia’s army chief says 13 current soldiers have been issued with notices that could eventually lead to their termination.

13 Australian soldiers face dismissal over report on war crimes in Afghanistan
Japanese million-yen masks for the fashion conscious to fight Covid-19 in style

Japanese face mask specialist Mask.com is selling luxury handmade masks adorned with diamonds, crystals or pearls. They are available online and in six stores at a cost of US$9.600.

2 hours ago

Japanese face mask specialist Mask.com is selling luxury handmade masks adorned with diamonds, crystals or pearls. They are available online and in six stores at a cost of US$9.600.

Japanese million-yen masks for the fashion conscious to fight Covid-19 in style
Britain to curb Google and Facebook with tougher competition rules, aims for ‘new era of tech growth’

The two US companies have said they are committed to working with the British government and regulator on digital advertising.

5 hours ago

The two US companies have said they are committed to working with the British government and regulator on digital advertising.

Britain to curb Google and Facebook with tougher competition rules, aims for ‘new era of tech growth’
Donald Trump says he will leave White House if Electoral College votes for Joe Biden

The comments are the closest the US president has come to conceding his loss in the 2020 election.

4 hours ago

The comments are the closest the US president has come to conceding his loss in the 2020 election.

Donald Trump says he will leave White House if Electoral College votes for Joe Biden
Venezuela resumes direct oil shipments to China despite US sanctions

Move by Trump administration was aimed at ousting Maduro, but failed to completely halt the South American nation’s oil exports.

27 Nov 2020 - 6:34AM

Move by Trump administration was aimed at ousting Maduro, but failed to completely halt the South American nation’s oil exports.

Venezuela resumes direct oil shipments to China despite US sanctions
Tired of sniggers, Austrian village tweaks its name to Fugging

Residents are tired of local signs being stolen because the name of the village is spelt like a swear word in English.

27 Nov 2020 - 3:48AM

Residents are tired of local signs being stolen because the name of the village is spelt like a swear word in English.

Tired of sniggers, Austrian village tweaks its name to Fugging
Ethiopia orders ‘final offensive’ in Tigray region after ultimatum expires

PM Abiy Ahmed gave the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) 72 hours to lay down their arms or face an assault on Mekelle, home to 500,000 people.

26 Nov 2020 - 8:38PM

PM Abiy Ahmed gave the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) 72 hours to lay down their arms or face an assault on Mekelle, home to 500,000 people.

Ethiopia orders ‘final offensive’ in Tigray region after ultimatum expires
Foxconn said to shift some Apple production to Vietnam to minimise China risk

Taiwan’s Foxconn is shifting some iPad and MacBook assembly to Vietnam, as Apple diversifies production to minimise the impact of the US-China trade war.

26 Nov 2020 - 7:27PM

Taiwan’s Foxconn is shifting some iPad and MacBook assembly to Vietnam, as Apple diversifies production to minimise the impact of the US-China trade war.

Foxconn said to shift some Apple production to Vietnam to minimise China risk
South Korean sex ring leader gets 40 years in prison for blackmailing 74 women

Cho Ju-bin was found guilty of running an online network that blackmailed victims, including teenagers, into filming violent sexual content.

26 Nov 2020 - 10:21PM

Cho Ju-bin was found guilty of running an online network that blackmailed victims, including teenagers, into filming violent sexual content.

South Korean sex ring leader gets 40 years in prison for blackmailing 74 women
Pele, Messi, Ronaldo and more pay tribute to football legend Diego Maradona after his death, age 60

The Argentinian player died on Wednesday of a heart attack

26 Nov 2020 - 11:04AM

The Argentinian player died on Wednesday of a heart attack

Pele, Messi, Ronaldo and more pay tribute to football legend Diego Maradona after his death, age 60
Tesla plans to produce electric car chargers in China near Shanghai factory, document shows

Tesla plans to invest US$6.4 million in a new factory to make charging piles, which are usually installed in charging stations or car parks.

26 Nov 2020 - 9:38AM

Tesla plans to invest US$6.4 million in a new factory to make charging piles, which are usually installed in charging stations or car parks.

Tesla plans to produce electric car chargers in China near Shanghai factory, document shows
Donald Trump pardons ex-adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in Russia probe

This is the highest profile pardon by the president, who has also pardoned Army personnel accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

26 Nov 2020 - 6:00AM

This is the highest profile pardon by the president, who has also pardoned Army personnel accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Donald Trump pardons ex-adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in Russia probe
Argentina football legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack

Maradona, 60, had been battling health issues and recently underwent emergency surgery.

26 Nov 2020 - 7:47AM

Maradona, 60, had been battling health issues and recently underwent emergency surgery.

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack
Asean can help avert South China Sea conflict amid ‘superpower rivalry’, Philippine defence minister says

The Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam have overlapping claims with China and all but Brunei have been involved in stand-offs this year with Chinese vessels.

25 Nov 2020 - 8:08PM

The Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam have overlapping claims with China and all but Brunei have been involved in stand-offs this year with Chinese vessels.

Asean can help avert South China Sea conflict amid ‘superpower rivalry’, Philippine defence minister says
Britain’s Duchess Meghan Markle reveals miscarriage and ‘almost unbearable grief’ in op-ed article

The intimate details shared are strikingly at odds with the usual policy of senior members of the British royal family, who reveal almost nothing about their personal lives.

25 Nov 2020 - 6:20PM

The intimate details shared are strikingly at odds with the usual policy of senior members of the British royal family, who reveal almost nothing about their personal lives.

Britain’s Duchess Meghan Markle reveals miscarriage and ‘almost unbearable grief’ in op-ed article
Japan PM Suga risks long-term prospects with messy domestic tourism reversal

Yoshihide Suga has so far enjoyed solid approval ratings, buoyed by his image as a down-to-earth leader, but critics say he risks being seen as stubborn and indecisive with his domestic travel policy reversal.

25 Nov 2020 - 5:24PM

Yoshihide Suga has so far enjoyed solid approval ratings, buoyed by his image as a down-to-earth leader, but critics say he risks being seen as stubborn and indecisive with his domestic travel policy reversal.

Japan PM Suga risks long-term prospects with messy domestic tourism reversal
Singapore almost coronavirus-free after going two weeks without a local case

Tuesday marked the first time Singapore said it had no live clusters of infection across the island since the start of its outbreak in January.

25 Nov 2020 - 4:28PM

Tuesday marked the first time Singapore said it had no live clusters of infection across the island since the start of its outbreak in January.

Singapore almost coronavirus-free after going two weeks without a local case
Huawei comments by Bolsonaro’s son harmed relations with Brazil, says China

Eduardo Bolsonaro had said on Twitter that Huawei technology was ‘Chinese espionage’.

25 Nov 2020 - 1:49PM

Eduardo Bolsonaro had said on Twitter that Huawei technology was ‘Chinese espionage’.

Huawei comments by Bolsonaro’s son harmed relations with Brazil, says China
Donald Trump ‘plans to pardon’ former aide Michael Flynn

Donald Trump reportedly plans to include his former national security adviser in a series of pardons he will issue in the final days of his presidency.

25 Nov 2020 - 6:27PM

Donald Trump reportedly plans to include his former national security adviser in a series of pardons he will issue in the final days of his presidency.

Donald Trump ‘plans to pardon’ former aide Michael Flynn
BTS make history with first ever Grammy nomination for a K-Pop band

They are up against Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and J. Balvin.

25 Nov 2020 - 11:52AM

They are up against Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and J. Balvin.

BTS make history with first ever Grammy nomination for a K-Pop band
US opioid crisis: OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to criminal charges

Purdue Pharma formally takes responsibility for its part in the US opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths.

25 Nov 2020 - 12:07PM

Purdue Pharma formally takes responsibility for its part in the US opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths.

US opioid crisis: OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to criminal charges
Let US tech firms like Uber and Lyft pay gig workers with equity instead of cash, SEC proposes

The US regulator proposes a pilot programme where tech companies can pay gig workers up to 15 per cent of their annual compensation in equity, but its Democratic commissioners say this would create an uneven playing field for other businesses.

25 Nov 2020 - 9:37AM

The US regulator proposes a pilot programme where tech companies can pay gig workers up to 15 per cent of their annual compensation in equity, but its Democratic commissioners say this would create an uneven playing field for other businesses.

Let US tech firms like Uber and Lyft pay gig workers with equity instead of cash, SEC proposes
US watchdog affirms China’s ZTE poses national security threat

FCC refuses to reconsider declaration stopping US firms from tapping US$8.3 billion fund to buy equipment from the telecoms company.

25 Nov 2020 - 7:38AM

FCC refuses to reconsider declaration stopping US firms from tapping US$8.3 billion fund to buy equipment from the telecoms company.

US watchdog affirms China’s ZTE poses national security threat
India bans 43 more mobile apps in latest escalation of China dispute

‘The Indian side should immediately correct this discriminatory practice so as to avoid causing greater damage to the cooperation,’ Chinese spokesman said.

25 Nov 2020 - 9:18PM

‘The Indian side should immediately correct this discriminatory practice so as to avoid causing greater damage to the cooperation,’ Chinese spokesman said.

India bans 43 more mobile apps in latest escalation of China dispute
Iran’s supreme leader looks forward to post-Trump future but says talks ‘got us nowhere’

In 2015, Iran agreed a deal with world powers, allowing sanctions to be lifted in return for curbs on Iran’s nuclear programme.

24 Nov 2020 - 9:49PM

In 2015, Iran agreed a deal with world powers, allowing sanctions to be lifted in return for curbs on Iran’s nuclear programme.

Iran’s supreme leader looks forward to post-Trump future but says talks ‘got us nowhere’
English Premier League: eight confirmed positive for Covid-19 in latest of testing

A total of 76 people have tested positive for the virus in 12 rounds of testing this season.

24 Nov 2020 - 11:42AM

A total of 76 people have tested positive for the virus in 12 rounds of testing this season.

English Premier League: eight confirmed positive for Covid-19 in latest of testing
British telcos face fines for using Huawei equipment after Chinese tech giant’s ban from 5G networks

The Telecommunications (Security) Bill will boost the security standards of the UK’s telecoms networks and remove the threat of high-risk vendors, the government says.

24 Nov 2020 - 9:53AM

The Telecommunications (Security) Bill will boost the security standards of the UK’s telecoms networks and remove the threat of high-risk vendors, the government says.

British telcos face fines for using Huawei equipment after Chinese tech giant’s ban from 5G networks
China hails successful launch of Chang’e-5 mission to collect moon samples

This is the first such bid by any country since the 1970s, underscoring Beijing’s ambitions in space.

24 Nov 2020 - 11:08AM

This is the first such bid by any country since the 1970s, underscoring Beijing’s ambitions in space.

China hails successful launch of Chang’e-5 mission to collect moon samples
Pope Francis, for first time, says China’s Uygurs are ‘persecuted’

In new book, pontiff names Muslim minority in Xinjiang alongside the Rohingya and Yazidi, while also talking about persecuted Christians in Islamic countries.

24 Nov 2020 - 6:07AM

In new book, pontiff names Muslim minority in Xinjiang alongside the Rohingya and Yazidi, while also talking about persecuted Christians in Islamic countries.

Pope Francis, for first time, says China’s Uygurs are ‘persecuted’
Joe Biden’s foreign policy picks signal shift from Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ approach

Antony Blinken tapped as secretary of state, Jake Sullivan as national security adviser and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the US ambassador to the UN.

24 Nov 2020 - 3:23AM

Antony Blinken tapped as secretary of state, Jake Sullivan as national security adviser and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the US ambassador to the UN.

Joe Biden’s foreign policy picks signal shift from Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ approach