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China to collect applications for scrap metal import licences from next month, trade group says

Imports of high-grade scrap copper, and types of aluminium and steel will be restricted from July 1, after which licences will be awarded to selected exporters.

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Imports of high-grade scrap copper, and types of aluminium and steel will be restricted from July 1, after which licences will be awarded to selected exporters.

China to collect applications for scrap metal import licences from next month, trade group says
Thailand says ‘seasteading’ couple Nadia Summergirl and Chad Elwartowski should fight charge in court

The pair have been accused of violating Thai sovereignty by raising a small cabin on top of a big spar 14 nautical miles off the west coast island of Phuket.

20 Apr 2019 - 3:11AM

The pair have been accused of violating Thai sovereignty by raising a small cabin on top of a big spar 14 nautical miles off the west coast island of Phuket.

Thailand says ‘seasteading’ couple Nadia Summergirl and Chad Elwartowski should fight charge in court
Sleeping baby dragged from bed by wild dingo on Australia’s Fraser Island

The parents woke up to the baby screaming and chased after him and had to fight the dingoes off to take the 14-month-old boy away

19 Apr 2019 - 9:46PM

The parents woke up to the baby screaming and chased after him and had to fight the dingoes off to take the 14-month-old boy away

Sleeping baby dragged from bed by wild dingo on Australia’s Fraser Island
Ajax get Champions League boost as Eredivisie games postponed by Dutch FA ahead of Tottenham semi-final

Ajax were due to play two days before the Champions League semi-final first leg

19 Apr 2019 - 11:00AM

Ajax were due to play two days before the Champions League semi-final first leg

Ajax get Champions League boost as Eredivisie games postponed by Dutch FA ahead of Tottenham semi-final
Jarrell Miller denies knowingly taking banned substance as he plans appeal over canned Anthony Joshua bout

Miller and Joshua has been due to meet in the US on June 1

19 Apr 2019 - 10:30AM

Miller and Joshua has been due to meet in the US on June 1

Jarrell Miller denies knowingly taking banned substance as he plans appeal over canned Anthony Joshua bout
Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debuts, signalling renewed investor appetite for tech IPOs

Performance bodes well for the US technology IPOs as ride-hailing company Uber Technologies prepares for its highly anticipated debut

19 Apr 2019 - 9:27AM

Performance bodes well for the US technology IPOs as ride-hailing company Uber Technologies prepares for its highly anticipated debut

Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debuts, signalling renewed investor appetite for tech IPOs
Robert Mueller’s Russia report is finally out – what’s next for Donald Trump and Congress?

US president faces battle over release of unredacted report, continued investigations by Congress and even possible impeachment.

19 Apr 2019 - 10:00AM

US president faces battle over release of unredacted report, continued investigations by Congress and even possible impeachment.

Robert Mueller’s Russia report is finally out – what’s next for Donald Trump and Congress?
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion report details 10 episodes of possible obstruction of justice by Donald Trump

US Attorney General William Barr reveals that Trump’s personal lawyers had chance to read final version of redacted report before it was publicly released.

19 Apr 2019 - 10:40AM

US Attorney General William Barr reveals that Trump’s personal lawyers had chance to read final version of redacted report before it was publicly released.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion report details 10 episodes of possible obstruction of justice by Donald Trump
Pakistan gunmen kidnap and kill 14 bus passengers bound for coastal town home to China’s belt and road port

They were travelling on a coastal highway from the financial hub of Karachi towards Gwadar, the Arabian Sea port town where China is building a deep water port.

18 Apr 2019 - 9:55PM

They were travelling on a coastal highway from the financial hub of Karachi towards Gwadar, the Arabian Sea port town where China is building a deep water port.

Pakistan gunmen kidnap and kill 14 bus passengers bound for coastal town home to China’s belt and road port
Brunei accused of ‘abusive lobbying’ ahead of EU vote on death penalties for gays and adultery

Officials from the Southeast Asian country tried to get to members of the European Parliament before they vote on a resolution that ‘strongly condemns’ sharia laws that allow for sodomy to be punished by stoning to death.

18 Apr 2019 - 9:55PM

Officials from the Southeast Asian country tried to get to members of the European Parliament before they vote on a resolution that ‘strongly condemns’ sharia laws that allow for sodomy to be punished by stoning to death.

Brunei accused of ‘abusive lobbying’ ahead of EU vote on death penalties for gays and adultery
Guatemalan presidential candidate arrested in Miami for cartel links, drug trafficking and assassination plot

Mario Estrada, candidate of the centre-right National Change Union, who is polling far behind other rivals, is accused of seeking between US$10 and US$12 million from Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel to fund his campaign

18 Apr 2019 - 5:03PM

Mario Estrada, candidate of the centre-right National Change Union, who is polling far behind other rivals, is accused of seeking between US$10 and US$12 million from Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel to fund his campaign

Guatemalan presidential candidate arrested in Miami for cartel links, drug trafficking and assassination plot
Uefa Champions League: Fernando Llorente relishes memory as Tottenham progress to semi-finals

Spaniard’s late goal puts Spurs into last-four as heartbroken City have late goal chalked off by VAR

18 Apr 2019 - 2:26PM

Spaniard’s late goal puts Spurs into last-four as heartbroken City have late goal chalked off by VAR

Uefa Champions League: Fernando Llorente relishes memory as Tottenham progress to semi-finals
FCC set to block China Mobile bid to provide US services, marking another hot spot in trade war

The comments come amid a broader US campaign to limit the role of Chinese telcos in the buildout of 5G networks amid national security concerns

18 Apr 2019 - 4:15PM

The comments come amid a broader US campaign to limit the role of Chinese telcos in the buildout of 5G networks amid national security concerns

FCC set to block China Mobile bid to provide US services, marking another hot spot in trade war
Samsung Galaxy Fold’s screen malfunctions after a day, reviewers say

News of the US$1,980 phone’s ‘breakage’ came just days before an invitation-only preview of the device for Hong Kong tech reporters.

18 Apr 2019 - 10:02AM

News of the US$1,980 phone’s ‘breakage’ came just days before an invitation-only preview of the device for Hong Kong tech reporters.

Samsung Galaxy Fold’s screen malfunctions after a day, reviewers say
India’s Jet Airways ‘unable to pay for fuel’ shuts all flights indefinitely, apologises to travellers as funds dry up

Saddled with roughly US$1.2 billion of bank debt, has been teetering for weeks after failing to receive a stopgap loan of about US$217 million from its lenders, as part of a rescue deal agreed in late March.

18 Apr 2019 - 9:55PM

Saddled with roughly US$1.2 billion of bank debt, has been teetering for weeks after failing to receive a stopgap loan of about US$217 million from its lenders, as part of a rescue deal agreed in late March.

India’s Jet Airways ‘unable to pay for fuel’ shuts all flights indefinitely, apologises to travellers as funds dry up
North Korea’s Kim Jong-un oversees test-fire of new tactical guided weapon with ‘powerful warhead’

Launch was observed by country’s leader, Kim Jong-un; exact nature of weapon remains unknown, but it is likely to be short-ranged

18 Apr 2019 - 2:00PM

Launch was observed by country’s leader, Kim Jong-un; exact nature of weapon remains unknown, but it is likely to be short-ranged

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un oversees test-fire of new tactical guided weapon with ‘powerful warhead’
At least 29 killed, 27 injured on Madeira as tour bus overturns after rolling down steep hillside

Tourists on board were all German, but some pedestrians may have been struck

18 Apr 2019 - 11:20PM

Tourists on board were all German, but some pedestrians may have been struck

At least 29 killed, 27 injured on Madeira as tour bus overturns after rolling down steep hillside
Amazon to close Chinese domestic marketplace business in major e-commerce setback

Mainland shoppers will no longer be able to buy goods from third-party merchants, but can still make overseas orders via Amazon’s global store.

18 Apr 2019 - 6:26AM

Mainland shoppers will no longer be able to buy goods from third-party merchants, but can still make overseas orders via Amazon’s global store.

Amazon to close Chinese domestic marketplace business in major e-commerce setback
Peru’s ex-president Alan Garcia dies after shooting himself to avoid arrest

Garcia, 69, was being investigated in connection with a bribery scandal involving the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

18 Apr 2019 - 5:21AM

Garcia, 69, was being investigated in connection with a bribery scandal involving the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

Peru’s ex-president Alan Garcia dies after shooting himself to avoid arrest
‘For the peace and pleasure of the people’: Myanmar pardons more than 9,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty

President Win Myint said 9,353 prisoners, including 16 foreigners, had been pardoned.

17 Apr 2019 - 8:55PM

President Win Myint said 9,353 prisoners, including 16 foreigners, had been pardoned.

‘For the peace and pleasure of the people’: Myanmar pardons more than 9,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty
Thailand’s 86-year-old queen mother Sirikit admitted to Bangkok hospital with fever

Sirikit, who is seldom seen in public, is mother to the current King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

17 Apr 2019 - 9:13PM

Sirikit, who is seldom seen in public, is mother to the current King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Thailand’s 86-year-old queen mother Sirikit admitted to Bangkok hospital with fever
Saudi court calls off high-profile hearing of 11 jailed women activists

An official informed some of the women’s relatives that the session would not take place, citing the judge’s ‘private reasons’. He could not provide a new date

17 Apr 2019 - 3:55PM

An official informed some of the women’s relatives that the session would not take place, citing the judge’s ‘private reasons’. He could not provide a new date

Saudi court calls off high-profile hearing of 11 jailed women activists
Brunei transgender teen seeks asylum in Canada after passing of Islamic laws to punish gays, adultery and rape with death

In 2014, she heard about two people fined and jailed for cross-dressing and knew she had to flee. Now in Canada, she hopes for a permanent new home

17 Apr 2019 - 9:13PM

In 2014, she heard about two people fined and jailed for cross-dressing and knew she had to flee. Now in Canada, she hopes for a permanent new home

Brunei transgender teen seeks asylum in Canada after passing of Islamic laws to punish gays, adultery and rape with death
‘Avengers: Endgame’ directors beg fans not to spoil movie as scenes leak online

Brief, grainy footage appears on online platforms, prompting some fans to abandon social media for fear of spoilers.

17 Apr 2019 - 8:06PM

Brief, grainy footage appears on online platforms, prompting some fans to abandon social media for fear of spoilers.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ directors beg fans not to spoil movie as scenes leak online
Qualcomm wins major victory in patent fight against Apple as tech giants agree to settle court dispute

Agreement sends Qualcomm shares soaring on Wall Street and could see its modem chips making way back into iPhones.

17 Apr 2019 - 6:59AM

Agreement sends Qualcomm shares soaring on Wall Street and could see its modem chips making way back into iPhones.

Qualcomm wins major victory in patent fight against Apple as tech giants agree to settle court dispute
French President Emmanuel Macron vows to rebuild fire-ravaged Notre Dame ‘even more beautifully’ within five years

‘We will rebuild Notre Dame even more beautifully,’ French leader says in televised address to nation after massive blaze devastates Paris landmark.

17 Apr 2019 - 9:43AM

‘We will rebuild Notre Dame even more beautifully,’ French leader says in televised address to nation after massive blaze devastates Paris landmark.

French President Emmanuel Macron vows to rebuild fire-ravaged Notre Dame ‘even more beautifully’ within five years
Switzerland to sign belt and road deal during President Ueli Maurer's China trip

Accord is to cement ties with a major trading partner as other Western countries view Xi Jinping’s infrastructure strategy with scepticism. Switzerland sees the agreement as a way to support economic development.

16 Apr 2019 - 7:32PM

Accord is to cement ties with a major trading partner as other Western countries view Xi Jinping’s infrastructure strategy with scepticism. Switzerland sees the agreement as a way to support economic development.

Switzerland to sign belt and road deal  during President Ueli Maurer's China trip
China urges large pig farms to do own tests for African swine fever

Agriculture ministry overturns earlier ban and seeks to persuade big operations to test for deadly virus that has swept country.

16 Apr 2019 - 11:11PM

Agriculture ministry overturns earlier ban and seeks to persuade big operations to test for deadly virus that has swept country.

China urges large pig farms to do own tests for African swine fever
China ‘may open door’ to more Brazilian meat imports

Chinese ambassador says meat imports on agenda as part of high-level meeting in May, while Beijing reassures on Brazilian soy as trade tensions with rival exporter the US ease.

16 Apr 2019 - 4:25PM

Chinese ambassador says meat imports on agenda as part of high-level meeting in May, while Beijing reassures on Brazilian soy as trade tensions with rival exporter the US ease.

China ‘may open door’ to more Brazilian meat imports
Reuters reporters in Myanmar jailed for revealing Rohingya massacre and mass grave win Pulitzer Prizes

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo found a mass grave filled with bones sticking out of the ground and went on to gather testimony from perpetrators, witnesses and families of victims

16 Apr 2019 - 9:30PM

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo found a mass grave filled with bones sticking out of the ground and went on to gather testimony from perpetrators, witnesses and families of victims

Reuters reporters in Myanmar jailed for revealing Rohingya massacre and mass grave win Pulitzer Prizes