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WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

14 May 2019

JERUSALEM – WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights groups. Read More


Only one black woman in Times’ rich list

13 May 2019

LONDON – Fintech entrepreneur Valerie Moran is the sole black female in the top 1 000 people of the The Sunday Times’ annual Rich List, which ranks Britain’s super-wealthy. Read More


Hollywood star Doris Day, singer of Que Sera, Sera, dies at 97

13 May 2019

Actress Doris Day, who became one of the greatest box-office attractions of her time as the cheery, freckle-faced personification of wholesomeness, died on Monday at the age of 97, her foundation said on Monday. Read More


Harris calls for Facebook breakup

13 May 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said yesterday that United States officials should consider breaking up Facebook Inc, the world’s largest social media company, saying it is a utility that has gone unregulated. Read More


Cuban LGBT activists plan alternative parade in defiance of government

11 May 2019

HAVANA – Cuban gay rights activists are planning to hold an unprecedented independent march against homophobia on Saturday despite several reporting they had received warnings not to attend and the Communist government saying it was an attempt at subversion. Read More


Airlines, travel industry warn of excessive US entry wait times

11 May 2019

WASHINGTON – Groups representing major United States airlines, airports and travel industry companies on Friday urged US Senate leaders to back additional funding for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers as the Trump administration said on Friday it was shifting... Read More


Uber fizzles in Wall Street debut, opens below $45 IPO price

10 May 2019

Uber Technologies Inc’s shares made a disappointing market debut on Friday, marking a rocky start for the most anticipated initial public offering of the year as other high-profile startups such as Slack and WeWork look to go public. Read More


Prince Harry and Meghan show baby son to the world

08 May 2019

WINDSOR, England – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan showed off their newborn son to the world on Wednesday, saying the arrival of their “little bundle of joy” was magic. Read More


Tanzania plans cable car for Mount Kilimanjaro

08 May 2019

DAR ES SALAAM – Tanzania wants to boost tourist numbers by putting a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, and is in talks about the project with a Chinese and a Western company. Read More


Eight wounded in another school shooting in U.S.

07 May 2019

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colorado – Two students armed with guns burst into a Denver-area science and technology school and opened fire on Tuesday, wounding eight of their schoolmates before being taken into custody, law enforcement officials said. Read More


Cohen starts prison term

07 May 2019

WASHINGTON – Michael Cohen, United States President Donald Trump’s former lawyer who pleaded guilty to tax, bank and campaign finance crimes, reported to prison yesterday after spending months trying to delay his punishment by dangling the prospect of new incriminating... Read More


China, US trade war intensifies

07 May 2019

WASHINGTON – Stocks around the world tumbled and oil prices hit a one-month low after United States President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he would raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 per cent from 10 per cent by the end of the week, and... Read More


Meghan has a boy

06 May 2019

LONDON- Prince Harry announces the birth - says "this little thing is absolutely to die for". Read More


Venezuela crisis: Guaidó 'considering asking US for military intervention'

06 May 2019

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has said he is considering asking the US to launch a military intervention in the embattled country. Read More


Russian investigators say plane crash death toll rises to 41

05 May 2019

MOSCOW - Russian authorities said late on Sunday that 41 people died when a Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash-landed at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport. Read More


Folau hearing to continue

04 May 2019

SYDNEY – Israel Folau’s code of conduct hearing will continue for a second day on Sunday with no decision expected before Monday at the earliest, Rugby Australia (RA) said on Saturday. Read More


France in a rush to train skilled workers to restore Notre-Dame

30 April 2019

PARIS – France is in a hurry to rebuild world famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Romain Legoube, an 18-year-old apprentice carpenter, hopes to be among those chosen for the prestigious task of restoring its centuries-old roof. Read More


Venezuela’s Guaido urges troops to rise, mass protests planned

30 April 2019

CARACAS – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday called for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro and armed factions exchanged gunfire outside a Caracas air base as the country hit a new crisis point after years of political and economic... Read More


Film director John Singleton dead at age 51

29 April 2019

LOS ANGELES – John Singleton, who made his movie directorial debut with the acclaimed Boyz n the Hood about young men struggling in a gang-ridden Los Angeles neighbourhood, died on Monday at the age of 51, his family said. Read More


Sri Lanka on alert for attacks as archbishop slams poor church security

29 April 2019

COLOMBO – Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday’s suicide bombings are planning attacks and could be dressed in uniform, as the archbishop of Colombo complained about insufficient security around churches. Read More


Another deadly storm

29 April 2019

PEMBA – Rescuers raced to help people caught in rising flood waters in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique yesterday as houses collapsed and heavy rains raised fears of worse to come. Read More


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