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Sri Lanka did not arrest citizens who joined Islamic State because it is ‘not an offence’ to join foreign terrorist groups, PM says

Attacks on Easter Sunday killed 253 people – revised down from more than 350. Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

26 Apr 2019 - 11:30AM

Attacks on Easter Sunday killed 253 people – revised down from more than 350. Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

Sri Lanka did not arrest citizens who joined Islamic State because it is ‘not an offence’ to join foreign terrorist groups, PM says
Watch out, these bloodsucking ‘kissing bugs’ are on the march – and their poop can be deadly

The insects may carry Chagas, a potential cause of heart failure, stroke and sudden death.

26 Apr 2019 - 6:52AM

The insects may carry Chagas, a potential cause of heart failure, stroke and sudden death.

Watch out, these bloodsucking ‘kissing bugs’ are on the march – and their poop can be deadly
Nightmare crab with cartoon eyes: scientists discover bizarre crustacean from the time of the dinosaurs

Called ‘Callichimaera perplexa’, or ‘perplexing beautiful chimera’, the cute but peculiar critter swam the seas in the time of the dinosaurs.

26 Apr 2019 - 6:16AM

Called ‘Callichimaera perplexa’, or ‘perplexing beautiful chimera’, the cute but peculiar critter swam the seas in the time of the dinosaurs.

Nightmare crab with cartoon eyes: scientists discover bizarre crustacean from the time of the dinosaurs
Canada threatens Facebook with lawsuit over ‘serious breaches’ of privacy law

Authorities seek court order to force company to implement new measures to protect user data.

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Authorities seek court order to force company to implement new measures to protect user data.

Canada threatens Facebook with lawsuit over ‘serious breaches’ of privacy law
North Korea insisted US pay US$2 million hospital bill for comatose student Otto Warmbier before letting him go home

It is unclear whether the Trump administration paid invoice or whether it came up during preparations for summits with Kim Jong-un.

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It is unclear whether the Trump administration paid invoice or whether it came up during preparations for summits with Kim Jong-un.

North Korea insisted US pay US$2 million hospital bill for comatose student Otto Warmbier before letting him go home
Britney Spears assures fans ‘all is well’ on Instagram as rumours she’s being held against her will spark ‘Free Britney’ campaign

Singer stepped away from stage in January, leading to speculation that she had been forced into a mental health institution.

25 Apr 2019 - 5:03AM

Singer stepped away from stage in January, leading to speculation that she had been forced into a mental health institution.

Britney Spears assures fans ‘all is well’ on Instagram as rumours she’s being held against her will spark ‘Free Britney’ campaign
Showered with cash and gifts: veteran US State Department official Candace Claiborne pleads guilty to conspiring with Chinese intelligence agents

Candace Claiborne’s family was given US$20,000 in cash, as well as electronics, trips, an apartment and tuition for a young relative at a Chinese fashion school.

25 Apr 2019 - 10:41PM

Candace Claiborne’s family was given US$20,000 in cash, as well as electronics, trips, an apartment and tuition for a young relative at a Chinese fashion school.

Showered with cash and gifts: veteran US State Department official Candace Claiborne pleads guilty to conspiring with Chinese intelligence agents
US charges engineer Xiaoqing Zheng and businessman Zhang Zhaoxi of stealing secrets, spying on General Electric to aid China

Former General Electric engineer stole company data on turbine technology by encrypting the files on his computer and secretly embedding them into a digital photograph of a sunset.

24 Apr 2019 - 10:51PM

Former General Electric engineer stole company data on turbine technology by encrypting the files on his computer and secretly embedding them into a digital photograph of a sunset.

US charges engineer Xiaoqing Zheng and businessman Zhang Zhaoxi of stealing secrets, spying on General Electric to aid China
Born in China without hands, 10-year-old Sara Hinesley just won a US national handwriting competition

Sara Hinesley, who also paints, draws, and sculpts clay, took home the 2019 Nicholas Maxim award for her cursive handwriting.

24 Apr 2019 - 10:51PM

Sara Hinesley, who also paints, draws, and sculpts clay, took home the 2019 Nicholas Maxim award for her cursive handwriting.

Born in China without hands, 10-year-old Sara Hinesley just won a US national handwriting competition
Teenager Ousmane Bah sues Apple for US$1 billion over ‘facial recognition error’ that led to his arrest

Lawyer said Apple stores matched Ousmane Bah’s name with a thief’s face in the company’s security system.

24 Apr 2019 - 5:12PM

Lawyer said Apple stores matched Ousmane Bah’s name with a thief’s face in the company’s security system.

Teenager Ousmane Bah sues Apple for US$1 billion over ‘facial recognition error’ that led to his arrest
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 - 9:58PM

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