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It’s snow joke: Colombia threatens to sue over cocaine Christmas jumper

Jumper depicts Santa Claus with straw in hand, and three white lines laid out on a table before him.

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Jumper depicts Santa Claus with straw in hand, and three white lines laid out on a table before him.

It’s snow joke: Colombia threatens to sue over cocaine Christmas jumper
Does America want billionaire Bloomberg as president? New poll says he is unpopular

He launched his campaign less than three weeks ago, but a new poll shows New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg still needs to find his footing in the US presidential race.

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He launched his campaign less than three weeks ago, but a new poll shows New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg still needs to find his footing in the US presidential race.

Does America want billionaire Bloomberg as president? New poll says he is unpopular
The best bookstores in London for every interest and budget

The British capital is the centre of the English-speaking literary world, and its selection of unique places to buy books is befitting a city of such a status

11 Dec 2019 - 8:00AM

The British capital is the centre of the English-speaking literary world, and its selection of unique places to buy books is befitting a city of such a status

The best bookstores in London for every interest and budget
Seven strategic duty-free shopping tips to save money and get something special

Can you really get good deals in airports? Whether it’s cosmetics, alcohol or sunglasses, these tips will ensure you get the best value for your money.

11 Dec 2019 - 6:51AM

Can you really get good deals in airports? Whether it’s cosmetics, alcohol or sunglasses, these tips will ensure you get the best value for your money.

Seven strategic duty-free shopping tips to save money and get something special
Review | Pyongyang architecture: North Korean capital as not seen before in dreamy, pastel-coloured book filled with stunning photos

Model City Pyongyang offers dreamy photos of North Korea, but the realities of the secretive regime remain unexplored. The book would be improved by addressing how the architecture itself is used to exert control over North Koreans.

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Model City Pyongyang offers dreamy photos of North Korea, but the realities of the secretive regime remain unexplored. The book would be improved by addressing how the architecture itself is used to exert control over North Koreans.

Pyongyang architecture: North Korean capital as not seen before in dreamy, pastel-coloured book filled with stunning photos
The Ivanka friendship with Christopher Steele, the ex-spy behind that notorious ‘dirty dossier’ on President Trump

Friendship between Christopher Steele and an unspecified Trump family member was laid out in a report by the US Justice Department’s Inspector General that looked into how the FBI handled its investigation into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

10 Dec 2019 - 12:13PM

Friendship between Christopher Steele and an unspecified Trump family member was laid out in a report by the US Justice Department’s Inspector General that looked into how the FBI handled its investigation into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

The Ivanka friendship with Christopher Steele, the ex-spy behind that notorious ‘dirty dossier’ on President Trump
Amazon, Microsoft execs call for closer alliance between Pentagon and big tech

At the annual Reagan National Defense Forum, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft President Brad Smith argued that closer collaboration is needed to sustain US dominance over autocratic foreign governments.

10 Dec 2019 - 10:45AM

At the annual Reagan National Defense Forum, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft President Brad Smith argued that closer collaboration is needed to sustain US dominance over autocratic foreign governments.

Amazon, Microsoft execs call for closer alliance between Pentagon and big tech
Passion project to powerhouse: how PlayStation’s Gran Turismo game became a bestseller, and its potential virtual reality future on the PS5x

The racing simulation game series has grossed more than US$4 billion and sold more than 80 million units since the first game was released.

9 Dec 2019 - 7:47PM

The racing simulation game series has grossed more than US$4 billion and sold more than 80 million units since the first game was released.

Passion project to powerhouse: how PlayStation’s Gran Turismo game became a bestseller, and its potential virtual reality future on the PS5x
Margarita Gracheva’s husband chopped off her hands. Now she’s Russia’s voice against domestic violence

‘Transformer mom’ Margarita Gracheva’s right hand was replaced with a bionic one, while her left was preserved in snow and reattached after painful surgery.

7 Dec 2019 - 7:51AM

‘Transformer mom’ Margarita Gracheva’s right hand was replaced with a bionic one, while her left was preserved in snow and reattached after painful surgery.

Margarita Gracheva’s husband chopped off her hands. Now she’s Russia’s voice against domestic violence
Review | The Two Popes: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce a joy to watch as Popes Benedict XVI and Francis

Playing Pope Benedict and XVI and Pope Francis respectively, Hopkins and Pryce shine whenever The Two Popes sees the pair banter and gently argue about everything from the finer points of Catholic theology to the Beatles.

8 Dec 2019 - 4:08PM

Playing Pope Benedict and XVI and Pope Francis respectively, Hopkins and Pryce shine whenever The Two Popes sees the pair banter and gently argue about everything from the finer points of Catholic theology to the Beatles.

The Two Popes: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce a joy to watch as Popes Benedict XVI and Francis
Travel tips: the worst places for picking up germs, and why your suitcase isn’t as dirty as you might think

Some people think that putting a suitcase, which has been dragged about outside, on the bed is disgusting. But is it actually dangerous? A health expert weighs in.

7 Dec 2019 - 4:34AM

Some people think that putting a suitcase, which has been dragged about outside, on the bed is disgusting. But is it actually dangerous? A health expert weighs in.

Travel tips: the worst places for picking up germs, and why your suitcase isn’t as dirty as you might think
AirAsia opens restaurant inspired by its in-flight meals, Santan, in Kuala Lumpur mall

Santan, opened in conjunction with cafe T&Co at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, serves Southeast Asian dishes for around US$3, with AirAsia hoping to have over 100 locations operating globally in the next five years.

5 Dec 2019 - 7:15PM

Santan, opened in conjunction with cafe T&Co at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, serves Southeast Asian dishes for around US$3, with AirAsia hoping to have over 100 locations operating globally in the next five years.

AirAsia opens restaurant inspired by its in-flight meals, Santan, in Kuala Lumpur mall
Amazon cloud boss Jassy cites political interference after Pentagon awards contract to rival Microsoft

The contract, valued at up to US$10 billion over 10 years, was awarded to Microsoft in October and Amazon has formally challenged the Pentagon’s decision in court.

5 Dec 2019 - 9:39AM

The contract, valued at up to US$10 billion over 10 years, was awarded to Microsoft in October and Amazon has formally challenged the Pentagon’s decision in court.

Amazon cloud boss Jassy cites political interference after Pentagon awards contract to rival Microsoft
Despite climate change damage, the future of coral reefs could be looking up

An experiment at the Great Barrier Reef, which involves playing recordings of healthy coral, is luring fish back to dead patches, which could lead to the reefs’ revival.

5 Dec 2019 - 8:02AM

An experiment at the Great Barrier Reef, which involves playing recordings of healthy coral, is luring fish back to dead patches, which could lead to the reefs’ revival.

Despite climate change damage, the future of coral reefs could be looking up
Canadian driver thinks he put an injured dog in his back seat; it was a coyote

Driver hit animal he thought is a German shepherd or husky; racked with guilt he placed it in his car, only to find out later that is a coyote.

5 Dec 2019 - 5:41AM

Driver hit animal he thought is a German shepherd or husky; racked with guilt he placed it in his car, only to find out later that is a coyote.

Canadian driver thinks he put an injured dog in his back seat; it was a coyote
What’s happened to those conspiracy theory videos on YouTube?

YouTube said its policies and enforcement helped reduce the length of time viewers watch videos that advance conspiracies and other debunked theories, as the leading video site responded to criticism regarding its failure to police such content.

4 Dec 2019 - 11:55AM

YouTube said its policies and enforcement helped reduce the length of time viewers watch videos that advance conspiracies and other debunked theories, as the leading video site responded to criticism regarding its failure to police such content.

What’s happened to those conspiracy theory videos on YouTube?
Russian mystery of the ‘T-34’ polar bear, spray-painted with name of Soviet-era tank

A video showing a polar bear daubed with the painted slogan ‘T-34’ has caused alarm in Russia with experts saying it could prevent the bear from hunting.

4 Dec 2019 - 11:07PM

A video showing a polar bear daubed with the painted slogan ‘T-34’ has caused alarm in Russia with experts saying it could prevent the bear from hunting.

Russian mystery of the ‘T-34’ polar bear, spray-painted with name of Soviet-era tank
The best arts and crafts classes for travellers

Do more with your next overseas holiday, and learn a new DIY skill from traditional artisans.

4 Dec 2019 - 8:00AM

Do more with your next overseas holiday, and learn a new DIY skill from traditional artisans.

The best arts and crafts classes for travellers
Tariff shock: Brazil’s president learns friendship with Trump isn’t real

President Jair Bolsonaro and his country’s diplomats in Washington were blindsided after Donald Trump issued a pair tweets announcing punishing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Brazil and Argentina, despite good relations.

3 Dec 2019 - 2:59PM

President Jair Bolsonaro and his country’s diplomats in Washington were blindsided after Donald Trump issued a pair tweets announcing punishing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Brazil and Argentina, despite good relations.

Tariff shock: Brazil’s president learns friendship with Trump isn’t real
‘Effective immediately’: US opens new fronts in trade war, targeting Brazil, Argentina and France

In a predawn tweet, US President Donald Trump said he was ordering new tariffs on steel and aluminium from Brazil and Argentina. That came as the US eyed tariffs on US$2.4 billion worth of French imports, including Roquefort cheese, handbags, lipstick and sparkling wine.

3 Dec 2019 - 9:41AM

In a predawn tweet, US President Donald Trump said he was ordering new tariffs on steel and aluminium from Brazil and Argentina. That came as the US eyed tariffs on US$2.4 billion worth of French imports, including Roquefort cheese, handbags, lipstick and sparkling wine.

‘Effective immediately’: US opens new fronts in trade war, targeting Brazil, Argentina and France
Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page hits back at Donald Trump, calling president’s ‘fake orgasm’ stunt the last straw

Lisa Page found herself in US president’s crosshairs after release of anti-Trump text messages between her and then FBI agent Peter Strzok

3 Dec 2019 - 6:18AM

Lisa Page found herself in US president’s crosshairs after release of anti-Trump text messages between her and then FBI agent Peter Strzok

Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page hits back at Donald Trump, calling president’s ‘fake orgasm’ stunt the last straw
‘There was a bath ... it started there’: Prince Andrew accuser said she was forced to have sex with the British royal three times

In TV interview, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says she was forced to have sex with the British royal when she was only 17, gives details of what allegedly happened after 2001 meeting at London nightclub.

3 Dec 2019 - 10:06PM

In TV interview, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says she was forced to have sex with the British royal when she was only 17, gives details of what allegedly happened after 2001 meeting at London nightclub.

‘There was a bath ... it started there’: Prince Andrew accuser said she was forced to have sex with the British royal three times
At least 11 injured in shooting near French Quarter in New Orleans, police rush to find gunman

The shooting occurred while many visitors were in town celebrating the Bayou Classic, an annual football game between long-time rivals Grambling State University and Southern University.

2 Dec 2019 - 1:28AM

The shooting occurred while many visitors were in town celebrating the Bayou Classic, an annual football game between long-time rivals Grambling State University and Southern University.

At least 11 injured in shooting near French Quarter in New Orleans,  police rush to find gunman
Baby Yoda GIFs: why no fan should have to fear Disney’s legal retribution for sharing posts about content they love

When fans share GIFs and publish fan fiction about a favourite film or character, they add value and should be encouraged, not punished for copyright infringement.

1 Dec 2019 - 11:45PM

When fans share GIFs and publish fan fiction about a favourite film or character, they add value and should be encouraged, not punished for copyright infringement.

Baby Yoda GIFs: why no fan should have to fear Disney’s legal retribution for sharing posts about content they love
Frozen vegetables are tasty, nutritious and eco-friendly – here’s how to use them like a pro

Don't sneer at freezer essentials like peas and carrots; they're packed with vitamins, good for the environment, and great if you're on a budget.

1 Dec 2019 - 9:00AM

Don't sneer at freezer essentials like peas and carrots; they're packed with vitamins, good for the environment, and great if you're on a budget.

Frozen vegetables are tasty, nutritious and eco-friendly – here’s how to use them like a pro
Game of Thrones fans will recognise Dubrovnik as King's Landing, but the city has so much more to offer

Sure, it was the location for the capital of Westeros, but the fascinating capital of Croatia has far more going on once you’ve had your fandom thrills.

30 Nov 2019 - 9:00AM

Sure, it was the location for the capital of Westeros, but the fascinating capital of Croatia has far more going on once you’ve had your fandom thrills.

Game of Thrones fans will recognise Dubrovnik as King's Landing, but the city has so much more to offer
How US immigration officials set up a fake university and arrested 250 with illegal visas

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement set up a fake university, with a fake website and logo, to get ‘first-hand evidence of fraud’.

29 Nov 2019 - 8:29PM

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement set up a fake university, with a fake website and logo, to get ‘first-hand evidence of fraud’.

How US immigration officials set up a fake university and arrested 250 with illegal visas
Why being with family and friends makes us eat more than when we’re alone or with strangers, and why we’re more greedy during the holidays

People tend to eat more when they are with others, and even more when they are with friends and family, and especially during the holidays. There could be an evolutionary reason for this, going back to the hunter-gatherer times.

29 Nov 2019 - 8:00AM

People tend to eat more when they are with others, and even more when they are with friends and family, and especially during the holidays. There could be an evolutionary reason for this, going back to the hunter-gatherer times.

Why being with family and friends makes us eat more than when we’re alone or with strangers, and why we’re more greedy during the holidays
How to travel on a budget – four experts share their tips for wallet-friendly wanderlust

Whether opting for a hostel rather than a hotel or scanning the supermarket aisles instead of a menu, here’s how to spend less but make more of your time travelling.

28 Nov 2019 - 10:22PM

Whether opting for a hostel rather than a hotel or scanning the supermarket aisles instead of a menu, here’s how to spend less but make more of your time travelling.

How to travel on a budget – four experts share their tips for wallet-friendly wanderlust
Knives Out director Rian Johnson on revamping the whodunnit for the modern era

Rian Johnson didn’t play by the rules by having a conventional ending and instead made it a ‘whydunit’, with droll social commentary throughout. The cast including Daniel Craig and Chris Evans also had a great time making it, which shows in their performances.

28 Nov 2019 - 8:00PM

Rian Johnson didn’t play by the rules by having a conventional ending and instead made it a ‘whydunit’, with droll social commentary throughout. The cast including Daniel Craig and Chris Evans also had a great time making it, which shows in their performances.

Knives Out director Rian Johnson on revamping the whodunnit for the modern era