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Mexico’s president of ‘hugs, not bullets’ faces outcry over country’s record homicide rate

Murders in Mexico climbed almost 10 per cent in the first three months of the year, confronting the president with perhaps his biggest challenge as he seeks to maintain popularity and make good on a key campaign promise.

23 Apr 2019 - 11:58AM

Murders in Mexico climbed almost 10 per cent in the first three months of the year, confronting the president with perhaps his biggest challenge as he seeks to maintain popularity and make good on a key campaign promise.

Mexico’s president of ‘hugs, not bullets’ faces outcry over country’s record homicide rate
Donald Trump sues in bid to block congressional subpoena of financial records

The filing escalates the clash between the White House and the Democratic-controlled House over congressional oversight.

23 Apr 2019 - 12:26AM

The filing escalates the clash between the White House and the Democratic-controlled House over congressional oversight.

Donald Trump sues in bid to block congressional subpoena of financial records
‘Everyone is going to hell’: woman with gun and baby threatens to blow up San Diego church during Easter service

Police said the 31-year-old woman, identified as Anna Conkey, appeared to be delusional and her threat ‘was nonsensical’.

22 Apr 2019 - 10:36PM

Police said the 31-year-old woman, identified as Anna Conkey, appeared to be delusional and her threat ‘was nonsensical’.

‘Everyone is going to hell’: woman with gun and baby threatens to blow up San Diego church during Easter service
‘Oversubscribed’ US Navy leans more on coastguard to help counter China

As the defence Department shifts its focus to competing with Russia and China, the coastguard finds itself increasingly dealing with ‘realities in the South China Sea’.

21 Apr 2019 - 10:39PM

As the defence Department shifts its focus to competing with Russia and China, the coastguard finds itself increasingly dealing with ‘realities in the South China Sea’.

‘Oversubscribed’ US Navy leans more on coastguard to help counter China
US authorities make first arrest linked to mysterious raid of North Korea’s embassy in Spain

Former US marine Christopher Ahn was arrested on Thursday and appeared on Friday in federal court in Los Angeles. Separately, armed federal agents raided the flat of Adrian Hong, leader of Cheolima Civil Defence, the group blamed for the February embassy raid

20 Apr 2019 - 9:56PM

Former US marine Christopher Ahn was arrested on Thursday and appeared on Friday in federal court in Los Angeles. Separately, armed federal agents raided the flat of Adrian Hong, leader of Cheolima Civil Defence, the group blamed for the February embassy raid

US authorities make first arrest linked to mysterious raid of North Korea’s embassy in Spain
US baby Ja’bari was born with nearly no skin. Now doctors are fighting to keep him alive

Little Ja’bari has no skin on neck, chest, back and arms, hands and feet because of rare condition.

20 Apr 2019 - 8:29AM

Little Ja’bari has no skin on neck, chest, back and arms, hands and feet because of rare condition.

US baby Ja’bari was born with nearly no skin. Now doctors are fighting to keep him alive
‘I love adventure, fishing and camping’: dating apps Tinder and Bumble ban US teenager Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman

Under the name ‘Carter’, George Zimmerman said he ‘loves adventure’ but is ‘also down for a quiet night with take-out’.

20 Apr 2019 - 4:26AM

Under the name ‘Carter’, George Zimmerman said he ‘loves adventure’ but is ‘also down for a quiet night with take-out’.

‘I love adventure, fishing and camping’: dating apps Tinder and Bumble ban US teenager Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman
British diver Josh Bratchley, who helped save Thai soccer team, brought back from US underwater cave in dramatic rescue

Josh Bratchley had been trapped in Mill Pond Cave in Tennessee for more than 24 hours.

19 Apr 2019 - 5:12AM

Josh Bratchley had been trapped in Mill Pond Cave in Tennessee for more than 24 hours.

British diver Josh Bratchley, who helped save Thai soccer team, brought back from US underwater cave in dramatic rescue
Ahead of talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, North Korea ramps up pressure on the US, asking Mike Pompeo to step aside in future nuclear negotiations

After test-firing a mysterious new weapon, country’s foreign ministry asks that ‘reckless’ Pompeo be replaced during talks.

18 Apr 2019 - 7:52PM

After test-firing a mysterious new weapon, country’s foreign ministry asks that ‘reckless’ Pompeo be replaced during talks.

Ahead of talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, North Korea ramps up pressure on the US, asking Mike Pompeo to step aside in future nuclear negotiations
Air China employee in US pleads guilty to working as agent for Beijing, ‘doing military’s bidding’

Ying Lin, who also goes by Randi or Randy, was working at the direction of Chinese military personnel stationed at China’s permanent mission to the United Nations

18 Apr 2019 - 11:20PM

Ying Lin, who also goes by Randi or Randy, was working at the direction of Chinese military personnel stationed at China’s permanent mission to the United Nations

Air China employee in US pleads guilty to working as agent for Beijing, ‘doing military’s bidding’
Craftsmen built Notre Dame, now it’s up to hi-tech robots and Chinese drones to save it. How will they pull it off?

The rebuilding effort is likely to draw upon expertise gleaned from disasters like the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan and the Brazilian National Museum fire

17 Apr 2019 - 8:06PM

The rebuilding effort is likely to draw upon expertise gleaned from disasters like the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan and the Brazilian National Museum fire

Craftsmen built Notre Dame, now it’s up to hi-tech robots and Chinese drones to save it. How will they pull it off?
China’s Qing dynasty empresses, their lives and power they wielded, take centre stage at US show

Exhibition at Washington’s Smithsonian examines the power of women in Qing dynasty China using items almost entirely from Beijing’s Palace Museum, from portraits and painted screens to silk robes, headdresses and bracelets.

17 Apr 2019 - 8:38PM

Exhibition at Washington’s Smithsonian examines the power of women in Qing dynasty China using items almost entirely from Beijing’s Palace Museum, from portraits and painted screens to silk robes, headdresses and bracelets.

China’s Qing dynasty empresses, their lives and power they wielded, take centre stage at US show
Tiger Woods’ Masters win earns one lucky gambler US$1.2 million as US bookmakers are crushed

One person in Las Vegas bet US$85,000 on Woods at 14-1 odds, as he is rated 8-1 to win the PGA Championship in May

15 Apr 2019 - 4:31PM

One person in Las Vegas bet US$85,000 on Woods at 14-1 odds, as he is rated 8-1 to win the PGA Championship in May

Tiger Woods’ Masters win earns one lucky gambler US$1.2 million as US bookmakers are crushed
US applauds top UN court decision not to investigate claims of war crimes in Afghanistan

Prosecutor said reason to believe US forces committed torture, cruel treatment, rape and sexual violence against detainees. ICC judges said lack of cooperation from US, Afghans and Taliban made successful prosecution unlikely.

13 Apr 2019 - 10:04PM

Prosecutor said reason to believe US forces committed torture, cruel treatment, rape and sexual violence against detainees. ICC judges said lack of cooperation from US, Afghans and Taliban made successful prosecution unlikely.

US applauds top UN court decision not to investigate claims of war crimes in Afghanistan
Donald Trump says he may send immigrant detainees to ‘sanctuary cities’ to punish political foes

Move targets Trump opponents whom the US president characterised as being unwilling to change immigration laws.

13 Apr 2019 - 9:02AM

Move targets Trump opponents whom the US president characterised as being unwilling to change immigration laws.

Donald Trump says he may send immigrant detainees to ‘sanctuary cities’ to punish political foes
Online trolls wage ‘sexist vendetta’ against black hole scientist Katie Bouman using photo of team member Andrew Chael – but he fights back

Viral memes claim Harvard graduate student Andrew Chael wrote ‘850,000 of the 900,000 lines of code’ for a key algorithm, which he denies.

13 Apr 2019 - 10:04PM

Viral memes claim Harvard graduate student Andrew Chael wrote ‘850,000 of the 900,000 lines of code’ for a key algorithm, which he denies.

Online trolls wage ‘sexist vendetta’ against black hole scientist Katie Bouman using photo of team member Andrew Chael – but he fights back
Hellboy’s Daniel Dae Kim on Asian actors being called a ‘challenge’ and his gratitude to Ed Skrein

The Lost star, who plays Captain Ben Daimio in new Hellboy reboot, says casting directors who think that Asian actors are not ‘expressive’ are just operating off stereotypes and don’t understand their cultures.

13 Apr 2019 - 12:25AM

The Lost star, who plays Captain Ben Daimio in new Hellboy reboot, says casting directors who think that Asian actors are not ‘expressive’ are just operating off stereotypes and don’t understand their cultures.

Hellboy’s Daniel Dae Kim on Asian actors being called a ‘challenge’ and his gratitude to Ed Skrein
Mysteries surround Julian Assange’s cat: where is it and what does it know?

Future of Assange’s furry feline companion unclear after the WikiLeaks founder’s Ecuador embassy exit, say internet users pondering its predicament.

12 Apr 2019 - 12:46PM

Future of Assange’s furry feline companion unclear after the WikiLeaks founder’s Ecuador embassy exit, say internet users pondering its predicament.

Mysteries surround Julian Assange’s cat: where is it and what does it know?
New York restaurant Lucky Lee’s sparks online backlash with promise of ‘clean’ Chinese food

Critics say the marketing plays to stereotypes about unhealthiness of Chinese food, like noodles that ‘make you feel bloated and icky the next day’.

11 Apr 2019 - 10:24PM

Critics say the marketing plays to stereotypes about unhealthiness of Chinese food, like noodles that ‘make you feel bloated and icky the next day’.

New York restaurant Lucky Lee’s sparks online backlash with promise of ‘clean’ Chinese food
Doctor finds four ‘sweat bees’ living in 29-year-old Taiwanese woman’s eye, feasting on her tears

Patient suspects insects, known as ‘sweat bees’, got in when she was tidying relative’s grave during Ching Ming Festival.

11 Apr 2019 - 5:07AM

Patient suspects insects, known as ‘sweat bees’, got in when she was tidying relative’s grave during Ching Ming Festival.

Doctor finds four ‘sweat bees’ living in 29-year-old Taiwanese woman’s eye, feasting on her tears
US Attorney General William Barr says ‘spying did occur’ in probe of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign

US attorney general says he will review issue, which may result in scrutiny of senior FBI officials’ conduct.

11 Apr 2019 - 4:02AM

US attorney general says he will review issue, which may result in scrutiny of senior FBI officials’ conduct.

US Attorney General William Barr says ‘spying did occur’ in probe of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign
‘Daddy hurt her’: nobody believed three-year-old Aaron Fraser, until he dug up mother Bonnie Haim’s skull in backyard 20 years later

Victim’s husband Michael Haim is now facing trial in Florida for the 1993 murder.

10 Apr 2019 - 6:26AM

Victim’s husband Michael Haim is now facing trial in Florida for the 1993 murder.

‘Daddy hurt her’: nobody believed three-year-old Aaron Fraser, until he dug up mother Bonnie Haim’s skull in backyard 20 years later
‘I stayed in my house for months’: doctor David Dao, who was dragged screaming from United Airlines flight, finally breaks silence

David Dao suffered a concussion, broken nose and lost two teeth while being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight in 2017.

10 Apr 2019 - 11:21AM

David Dao suffered a concussion, broken nose and lost two teeth while being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight in 2017.

‘I stayed in my house for months’: doctor David Dao, who was dragged screaming from United Airlines flight, finally breaks silence
Unhealthy diets kill more people globally than smoking cigarettes, study says

Researchers looked at people’s eating habits across 195 countries to estimate how much poor diets contribute to mortality. They found 11 million people die each year around the world due, at least in part, to certain foods or lack thereof.

10 Apr 2019 - 4:06AM

Researchers looked at people’s eating habits across 195 countries to estimate how much poor diets contribute to mortality. They found 11 million people die each year around the world due, at least in part, to certain foods or lack thereof.

Unhealthy diets kill more people globally than smoking cigarettes, study says
Chinese Mar-a-Lago intruder Zhang Yujing had device for detecting hidden cameras, US prosecutors say at bail hearing

US magistrate judge rules Zhang will be held without bond until at least next week after prosecutor argues she is a flight risk.

11 Apr 2019 - 4:45AM

US magistrate judge rules Zhang will be held without bond until at least next week after prosecutor argues she is a flight risk.

Chinese Mar-a-Lago intruder Zhang Yujing had device for detecting hidden cameras, US prosecutors say at bail hearing
‘What’s Asian? Chopsticks!’ Burger King drops ad amid social media backlash, complaints of cultural insensitivity

Video shows diners awkwardly trying to eat new Vietnamese-inspired burger with giant red chopsticks.

9 Apr 2019 - 10:02PM

Video shows diners awkwardly trying to eat new Vietnamese-inspired burger with giant red chopsticks.

‘What’s Asian? Chopsticks!’ Burger King drops ad amid social media backlash, complaints of cultural insensitivity
UK unveils sweeping plan to penalise Facebook, Google and other tech giants for users’ harmful content

The plan targets a wide array of web content, including child exploitation, false news, terrorist activity and extreme violence.

8 Apr 2019 - 11:45AM

The plan targets a wide array of web content, including child exploitation, false news, terrorist activity and extreme violence.

UK unveils sweeping plan to penalise Facebook, Google and other tech giants for users’ harmful content
Suspected rhino poacher is killed by an elephant and devoured by lions in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

Five suspected poachers had entered Kruger National Park in South Africa on foot last week, when one of them was ‘suddenly’ attacked by an elephant. The other four men escaped, but were arrested.

8 Apr 2019 - 3:32AM

Five suspected poachers had entered Kruger National Park in South Africa on foot last week, when one of them was ‘suddenly’ attacked by an elephant. The other four men escaped, but were arrested.

Suspected rhino poacher is killed by an elephant and devoured by lions in South Africa’s Kruger National Park
‘Shocking’: family on holiday finds hidden camera in smoke alarm at their Airbnb

The Barker family, a crew of two adults and five children, only found the camera because father, Andrew, works in IT.

7 Apr 2019 - 9:37PM

The Barker family, a crew of two adults and five children, only found the camera because father, Andrew, works in IT.

‘Shocking’: family on holiday finds hidden camera in smoke alarm at their Airbnb
Britain’s Brexit struggles become campaign rhetoric in Poland

The Polish opposition is warning that the ruling party could try to attempt a Brexit of its own.

7 Apr 2019 - 7:54AM

The Polish opposition is warning that the ruling party could try to attempt a Brexit of its own.

Britain’s Brexit struggles become campaign rhetoric in Poland