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Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky takes office as Ukraine’s president, uses opening address to wage war on political establishment

Zelensky asks for the removal of top security officials and asks that members of parliament lift their own right to immunity from prosecution.

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Zelensky asks for the removal of top security officials and asks that members of parliament lift their own right to immunity from prosecution.

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky takes office as Ukraine’s president, uses opening address to wage war on political establishment
In popular mobile game Sniper 3D Assassin, you can kill a journalist and ‘make him famous’

The goal of the Sniper 3D Assassin mission is clear: kill a reporter.

20 May 2019 - 1:37PM

The goal of the Sniper 3D Assassin mission is clear: kill a reporter.

In popular mobile game Sniper 3D Assassin, you can kill a journalist and ‘make him famous’
US billionaire Robert Smith shocks 400 graduates at Morehouse College with promise to pay off their student debt

Billionaire investor and philanthropist Robert Smith was giving the commencement speech at Morehouse College in Atlanta when he deviated from his prepared remarks to make a special announcement.

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Billionaire investor and philanthropist Robert Smith was giving the commencement speech at Morehouse College in Atlanta when he deviated from his prepared remarks to make a special announcement.

US billionaire Robert Smith shocks 400 graduates at Morehouse College with promise to pay off their student debt
Hacker posts unflattering golf scores on Donald Trump’s USGA account

America’s golfer-in-chief is caught up in another hacking scandal, but this one involves puttin’ instead of Putin.

19 May 2019 - 11:25AM

America’s golfer-in-chief is caught up in another hacking scandal, but this one involves puttin’ instead of Putin.

Hacker posts unflattering golf scores on Donald Trump’s USGA account
‘Idiot’ kicks Arnold Schwarzenegger in the back at South Africa sports event

Arnold Schwarzenegger was chatting with fans at the Arnold Classic Africa, an event showcasing body-building and other sports, in Johannesburg when he was kicked from behind.

19 May 2019 - 10:50PM

Arnold Schwarzenegger was chatting with fans at the Arnold Classic Africa, an event showcasing body-building and other sports, in Johannesburg when he was kicked from behind.

‘Idiot’ kicks Arnold Schwarzenegger in the back at South Africa sports event
BTS performs ‘Boy with Luv’ on The Late Show: band channels The Beatles’ US debut

In tailored black suits and with a drum emblazoned with the group’s name, BTS paid homage to The Beatles when they performed Boy with Luv on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night.

18 May 2019 - 6:15AM

In tailored black suits and with a drum emblazoned with the group’s name, BTS paid homage to The Beatles when they performed Boy with Luv on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night.

BTS performs ‘Boy with Luv’ on The Late Show: band channels The Beatles’ US debut
Deontay Wilder’s talk of wanting to kill a man in the ring is ‘regrettable,’ says WBC chief

Wilder made comments ahead of heavyweight showdown with Dominic Breazeale this weekend

17 May 2019 - 1:37PM

Wilder made comments ahead of heavyweight showdown with Dominic Breazeale this weekend

Deontay Wilder’s talk of wanting to kill a man in the ring is ‘regrettable,’ says WBC chief
Chelsea Manning ordered back to jail after again refusing to testify in WikiLeaks case

Judge ordered Manning to jail after she again reiterated her objections to providing testimony, and imposed a US$500 fine for every day she continues to refuse

17 May 2019 - 9:26AM

Judge ordered Manning to jail after she again reiterated her objections to providing testimony, and imposed a US$500 fine for every day she continues to refuse

Chelsea Manning ordered back to jail after again refusing to testify in WikiLeaks case
How to stay safe when taking selfies: six tips for avoiding that ‘killfie’

More than 250 people died taking selfies between 2011 and 2017 and the US National Park Service has published a guide to safe selfies. You can avoid a selfie inflicted death by being sensible and following these simple guidelines.

17 May 2019 - 3:25AM

More than 250 people died taking selfies between 2011 and 2017 and the US National Park Service has published a guide to safe selfies. You can avoid a selfie inflicted death by being sensible and following these simple guidelines.

How to stay safe when taking selfies: six tips for avoiding that ‘killfie’
Police post eviction notice on door of Venezuela embassy in Washington

Activists from Code Pink, Popular Resistance and Answer Coalition have been living inside the embassy for weeks.

14 May 2019 - 8:34PM

Activists from Code Pink, Popular Resistance and Answer Coalition have been living inside the embassy for weeks.

Police post eviction notice on door of Venezuela embassy in Washington
On brand: Donald Trump to present custom-made ‘Trump Cup’ trophy to sumo grand champion during Japan visit

US president expected to enter ring – possibly in slippers – to present prize to winner in Tokyo.

14 May 2019 - 7:57AM

US president expected to enter ring – possibly in slippers – to present prize to winner in Tokyo.

On brand: Donald Trump to present custom-made ‘Trump Cup’ trophy to sumo grand champion during Japan visit
US Supreme Court rules against Apple, allowing lawsuit targeting App Store to proceed

Apple long has taken a commission on every paid app sold through this portal, rankling some developers that essentially see it as a tax.

14 May 2019 - 4:38AM

Apple long has taken a commission on every paid app sold through this portal, rankling some developers that essentially see it as a tax.

US Supreme Court rules against Apple, allowing lawsuit targeting App Store to proceed
Constance Wu was ‘literally crying’ after Fresh Off the Boat got renewed, and her apology made things worse

Fresh Off the Boat actress posted expletive-laden tweets that suggested she was upset series was renewed for a sixth season; tide of negative reactions led her to post a longer explanation and apology, but it only made things worse.

13 May 2019 - 11:32AM

Fresh Off the Boat actress posted expletive-laden tweets that suggested she was upset series was renewed for a sixth season; tide of negative reactions led her to post a longer explanation and apology, but it only made things worse.

Constance Wu was ‘literally crying’ after Fresh Off the Boat got renewed, and her apology made things worse
Slow start to Philippine midterm elections as 61 million voters decide whether to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte’s hand

Duterte is not on the ballot. Nevertheless, the vote looms as a referendum on his programme three years after he was elected president.

13 May 2019 - 4:00PM

Duterte is not on the ballot. Nevertheless, the vote looms as a referendum on his programme three years after he was elected president.

Slow start to Philippine midterm elections as 61 million voters decide whether to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte’s hand
Gunmen attack luxury hotel in Pakistan’s Gwadar port city, hub of a multibillion-dollar Chinese infrastructure project

A group of attackers opened fire at the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar, where China is developing a multibillion-dollar port.

12 May 2019 - 5:44AM

A group of attackers opened fire at the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar, where China is developing a multibillion-dollar port.

Gunmen attack luxury hotel in Pakistan’s Gwadar port city, hub of a multibillion-dollar Chinese infrastructure project
Facebook sues South Korean analytics company Rankwave to send ‘message’ about privacy to app developers

Social media giant says Rankwave may have improperly harnessed comments or other data posted on pages it operated ‘for its own business purposes’.

11 May 2019 - 10:47AM

Social media giant says Rankwave may have improperly harnessed comments or other data posted on pages it operated ‘for its own business purposes’.

Facebook sues South Korean analytics company Rankwave to send ‘message’ about privacy to app developers
‘It wasn’t intentional’: Naomi Campbell defends Gucci following the ‘blackface’ sweater scandal

The sweater fuss has been a catalyst for Gucci to invest in long-ignored communities and opened debate about corporate responsibility

11 May 2019 - 10:00AM

The sweater fuss has been a catalyst for Gucci to invest in long-ignored communities and opened debate about corporate responsibility

‘It wasn’t intentional’: Naomi Campbell defends Gucci following the ‘blackface’ sweater scandal
US seizes North Korean coal ship ‘Wise Honest’, accuses Pyongyang of violating sanctions

Justice Department officials say vessel was used to illicitly ship coal and deliver heavy machinery to North Korea.

10 May 2019 - 9:27PM

Justice Department officials say vessel was used to illicitly ship coal and deliver heavy machinery to North Korea.

US seizes North Korean coal ship ‘Wise Honest’, accuses Pyongyang of violating sanctions
How China is haunted by its one-child policy – young couples are reluctant to expand their families

Citing high living costs and uncertainty about the future, many parents are opting to channel their resources into a single child.

15 May 2019 - 4:29PM

Citing high living costs and uncertainty about the future, many parents are opting to channel their resources into a single child.

How China is haunted by its one-child policy – young couples are reluctant to expand their families
US suspends effort to recover Korean war remains this year amid silence from Pyongyang

No communication about repatriation of remains has taken place since President Donald Trump’s failed summit with Kim Jong-un in Hanoi.

9 May 2019 - 9:40PM

No communication about repatriation of remains has taken place since President Donald Trump’s failed summit with Kim Jong-un in Hanoi.

US suspends effort to recover Korean war remains this year amid silence from Pyongyang
School intruder wanted to stab young Japanese prince, say police

Kaoru Hasegawa, 56, was arrested for trespassing last month after two knives were found on the desk of Prince Hisahito, who one day stands to inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne.

8 May 2019 - 9:26PM

Kaoru Hasegawa, 56, was arrested for trespassing last month after two knives were found on the desk of Prince Hisahito, who one day stands to inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne.

School intruder wanted to stab young Japanese prince, say police
Pentagon’s Cyber Command hunting for threats from Russia, China ahead of 2020 presidential race

Inside a joint operations centre, US personnel are working with allied agencies from Britain and Australia, charting cyberforces and targets worldwide, hoping to repeat the non-interference of the 2018 midterms

8 May 2019 - 9:06PM

Inside a joint operations centre, US personnel are working with allied agencies from Britain and Australia, charting cyberforces and targets worldwide, hoping to repeat the non-interference of the 2018 midterms

Pentagon’s Cyber Command hunting for threats from Russia, China ahead of 2020 presidential race
Google vows greater user privacy at its developer event, after decades of data collection

Marketers have made Google the largest ad-seller in the world, mainly because of its ability to paint a comprehensive picture of users

8 May 2019 - 9:22AM

Marketers have made Google the largest ad-seller in the world, mainly because of its ability to paint a comprehensive picture of users

Google vows greater user privacy at its developer event, after decades of data collection
‘He’s an innocent person’: former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson visits WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in prison

WikiLeaks founder was granted his first social call since being jailed in April for jumping bail in 2012.

8 May 2019 - 4:57AM

WikiLeaks founder was granted his first social call since being jailed in April for jumping bail in 2012.

‘He’s an innocent person’: former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson visits WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in prison
Beware! Spider-Man: Far from Home trailer has huge spoilers for Avengers: Endgame

‘If you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet, stop watching’ is the opening line of Spider-Man teaser that exploits the interconnectedness of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

7 May 2019 - 11:53AM

‘If you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet, stop watching’ is the opening line of Spider-Man teaser that exploits the interconnectedness of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Beware! Spider-Man: Far from Home trailer has huge spoilers for Avengers: Endgame
Donald Trump pardons former soldier Michael Behenna who was convicted of murdering prisoner in Iraq

Michael Behenna stripped, interrogated then shot the man dead. White House statement said pardon had support of military and was ‘entirely deserving’.

7 May 2019 - 8:30PM

Michael Behenna stripped, interrogated then shot the man dead. White House statement said pardon had support of military and was ‘entirely deserving’.

Donald Trump pardons former soldier Michael Behenna who was convicted of murdering prisoner in Iraq
BTS: everything you need to know about the global K-pop superstars, from Too Cool For School to the Billboards

With an army of fans around the world and songs and albums that have topped the Billboard charts, BTS are a global phenomenon. They are active on social media, sing about social issues and cross genres with their music.

7 May 2019 - 6:33AM

With an army of fans around the world and songs and albums that have topped the Billboard charts, BTS are a global phenomenon. They are active on social media, sing about social issues and cross genres with their music.

BTS: everything you need to know about the global K-pop superstars, from Too Cool For School to the Billboards
Facebook redesign: the unanswered questions about pivot to privacy Zuckerberg trailed

The social media platform’s vision for private communications will see a bigger focus on groups and encrypted messages, after years of troubles; a redesign will make it easier to navigate away from the news feed.

5 May 2019 - 8:00PM

The social media platform’s vision for private communications will see a bigger focus on groups and encrypted messages, after years of troubles; a redesign will make it easier to navigate away from the news feed.

Facebook redesign: the unanswered questions about pivot to privacy Zuckerberg trailed
Donald Trump warns he will ‘monitor censorship’ on social media after Facebook banned far-right commentators

His subtle threat, delivered in a series of tweets, marked the president’s latest broadside against Silicon Valley, which he has repeatedly accused of unfairly targeting conservatives.

4 May 2019 - 8:58PM

His subtle threat, delivered in a series of tweets, marked the president’s latest broadside against Silicon Valley, which he has repeatedly accused of unfairly targeting conservatives.

Donald Trump warns he will ‘monitor censorship’ on social media after Facebook banned far-right commentators
How the extra legroom in plane emergency exit rows comes with extra responsibilities

They are the last seats in economy class with half decent room, but you must qualify to sit at the emergency exit rows, even if you pay more. Extra rules include minimum age of 15, physical wellness and being able to understand and follow directions.

3 May 2019 - 4:17AM

They are the last seats in economy class with half decent room, but you must qualify to sit at the emergency exit rows, even if you pay more. Extra rules include minimum age of 15, physical wellness and being able to understand and follow directions.

How the extra legroom in plane emergency exit rows comes with extra responsibilities