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Hong Kong police arrest media tycoon Jimmy Lai on illegal assembly charges

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police arrested publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, and two other pro-democracy activists on Friday on charges of illegal assembly, drawing condemnation from international rights groups. Lai, a self-made millionaire who has made financial contributions to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and has been a target of […]

Shocking moment train SMASHES into a truck stuck on tracks

Shocking moment train SMASHES into a truck stuck on tracks as man jumps out of the way of the hurtling vehicle just in time The Amtrak train was caught on camera plowing into a black tractor-trailer in Cibilo, Texas A man in a yellow high-vis jacket is seen leaping out of the path of the […]

Trump picks Canada Ambassador Kelly Craft for top UN envoy

Craft handled tense negotiations with Canada over the Trump administration’s ‘tough’ trade policy to replace NAFTA. US President Donald Trump said on Friday he was nominating Kelly Craft, the US ambassador to Canada, to replace Nikki Haley as his envoy to the United Nations after a four-month search. Craft, a top Republican donor from Kentucky, […]

Philippine army in deadly battle with Abu Sayyaf after Jolo blast

Five soldiers, three armed fighters dead as the military pushed forward with a fresh offensive in southern Philippines. Philippine troops on Saturday clashed with the Abu Sayyaf group in fierce jungle fighting that left five soldiers and three fighters dead, as the military pushed forward with a fresh offensive sparked by a deadly church bombing […]

Israel: PM Netanyahu gives up role as foreign minister

Israeli leader hands foreign ministry portfolio to fellow right-wing politician ahead of April 9 election. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed an interim foreign minister after holding the post himself for the last four years. Netanyahu announced on Sunday that Transport Minister Israel Katz would serve as Israel’s top diplomat until the formation of a […]

UN rapporteur: Khashoggi murder 'perpetrated' by Saudi officials

International inquiry says Saudi journalist’s killing was premeditated ‘by officials of the state of Saudi Arabia’. The UN human rights investigator leading the international inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said evidence showed he was a victim of “a brutal and premeditated killing, planned and perpetrated by officials of the state of Saudi Arabia”. Special Rapporteur Agnes […]

A third of UK firms considering post-Brexit overseas move: Survey

More than a quarter of large businesses have already taken action or will do so because of Brexit. One-third of British companies are looking into moving operations overseas as a result of Brexit, a new survey by business lobby group the Institute of Directors (IoD) showed. In total, 16 percent of company directors have already […]

U.N. chief voices concern about fighting in northwest Syria, calls for ceasefire

(Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday voiced “grave concern” about the escalation of fighting in northwest Syria and reiterated his call for a ceasefire. “The Secretary-General is following with grave concern the escalation in northwest Syria and reports that dozens of Turkish soldiers have been killed by an airstrike,” U.N. spokesman Stephane […]

Death toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 110

At least 110 people confirmed dead in Brumadinho dam collapse, while 238 are still unaccounted for, say officials. The death toll from a tailings dam collapse in the Brazilian city of Brumadinho has jumped to 110, according to an official and rescue workers at the site. Lieutenant Flavio Godinho, an official at the Minas Gerais state […]