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UN court: Russia must free 3 detained Ukraine ships, sailors

A U.N. maritime tribunal has ruled that Russia must release three Ukrainian naval vessels captured by Russia in November and release 24 detained sailors

Source: World | 26 May 2019 | 1:27 am(NZT)

Watch: 'Incredible' six sets up Smith century against England

Australia's Steve Smith makes his century with a superb six and a scrappy single as he faces England for first time since a ball-tampering ban.

Source: BBC News - Home | 26 May 2019 | 1:24 am(NZT)

India tuition centre fire kills 20 in Gujarat state

At least 20 people are dead after fire tore through a building in the city of Surat, Gujarat state.

Source: BBC News - Home | 26 May 2019 | 1:21 am(NZT)

Pope: Abortion is never OK, equates it to “hiring a hitman”

Pope Francis says abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or malformed, and is urging doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term

Source: World | 26 May 2019 | 1:21 am(NZT)

Sudanese protesters call for strike amid divisions with army

Sudan’s protest leaders on Saturday issued a call for a two-day general strike next week, in a bid to press the ruling military council to transfer power to a civilian-led authority

Source: World | 26 May 2019 | 1:18 am(NZT)

Afghan forces kill 6 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan officials say at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, have been mistakenly killed in an Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province

Source: World | 26 May 2019 | 1:13 am(NZT)

South Africa's President Ramaphosa vows 'new era' at inauguration

The president promises to tackle corruption and bring about "hope and renewal".

Source: BBC News - Home | 26 May 2019 | 1:05 am(NZT)

Race to be new UK prime minister begins

Matt Hancock urges "brutal honesty" over Brexit as Rory Stewart says he would not serve under leadership favourite Boris Johnson.

Source: BBC News - Home | 26 May 2019 | 1:04 am(NZT)

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

President Donald Trump has opened a state visit to Japan by needling the country over its trade imbalance with the U.S., teasing “Maybe that’s why you like me so much.”

Source: World | 26 May 2019 | 1:00 am(NZT)

‘Huge’ challenges as Ramaphosa takes oath in South Africa

Challenges ‘huge and real’ as South Africa’s Ramaphosa sworn in; corruption fight looms

Source: World | 26 May 2019 | 1:00 am(NZT)

Spice Girls: Fans take to Twitter over Dublin gig sound

Mel B says she hopes the sound quality will improve on the rest of their tour after Dublin show complaints.

Source: BBC News - Home | 26 May 2019 | 12:56 am(NZT)

Mount Agung: Flights resume after Bali volcano disruption

Mount Agung erupted on Friday, causing some flight cancellations and delays.

Source: BBC News - Home | 26 May 2019 | 12:50 am(NZT)

This video-game titan wants to ride into history — with a lance and bespoke armor

Nobody geeks out on medieval weaponry like Jason Kingsley.

Source: World | 26 May 2019 | 12:48 am(NZT)

Theresa May: Who will be the next prime minister?

Runners and riders in the Conservative leadership race after Theresa May says she will step down.

Source: BBC News - Home | 26 May 2019 | 12:46 am(NZT)

The stock market would be much lower if it weren't for companies buying back their own shares

Buybacks have gotten a bad rap from both Republicans and Democrats. But stocks would be trading at a massive discount without them.

Source: World News & Analysis | 26 May 2019 | 12:43 am(NZT)

Mount Everest has gotten so crowded that climbers are perishing in the traffic jams

Ten climbers have died in a little over a week.

Source: World | 26 May 2019 | 12:36 am(NZT)

Bolton says North Korea is violating UN resolutions and refusing talks

As President Trump comes to Japan, the deadlock over North Korea looms large.

Source: World | 26 May 2019 | 12:22 am(NZT)

Trump arrives for ceremonial visit to Japan, but Iran and North Korea also loom 

Tensions over Iran and a deadlock over North Korea are among the issues President Trump will discuss with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Source: World | 25 May 2019 | 11:02 pm(NZT)

Europeans go to polls, but real dangers are slow growth, declining clout and uninspired leadership

Despite all the focus on this week's European parliamentary elections, this vote shouldn't distract anyone from the more existential questions facing Europe, writes Atlantic Council CEO Fred Kempe.

Source: World News & Analysis | 25 May 2019 | 11:00 pm(NZT)

Everest: British man among latest mountain deaths

Ten people have now died climbing the world's highest peak this season, amid reports of overcrowding.

Source: BBC News - Home | 25 May 2019 | 10:27 pm(NZT)

Hawaii hiker found alive after two weeks missing

Amanda Eller, 35, had not been seen since 8 May but was discovered by rescuers on Friday.

Source: BBC News - Home | 25 May 2019 | 10:12 pm(NZT)

Austria scandal: Lawyer says he was part of Ibiza sting

The lawyer says it was a "civil society-driven project" but has not revealed who was behind it.

Source: BBC News - Home | 25 May 2019 | 9:35 pm(NZT)

Iranian general: We believe the US will rein in 'radicals' to prevent war

"Rational Americans and experienced U.S. commanders" are likely to rein in Washington's "radical elements" and prevent a war with Iran, the country's semi-official news agency Mehr reported on Saturday, quoting a senior military commander.

Source: World News & Analysis | 25 May 2019 | 6:07 pm(NZT)

China's top banking regulator: Any yuan bears will suffer 'heavy losses'

China's banking and insurance regulator on Saturday said it did not expect a persistent decline in the yuan and warned speculative short sellers they would suffer "heavy losses" if they bet against the currency.

Source: World News & Analysis | 25 May 2019 | 3:40 pm(NZT)

Young Brits more likely to downsize homes than older generations, study says

Young people in the U.K. are four times more likely to downsize their homes this year than those aged over 55, a new study found.

Source: World News & Analysis | 25 May 2019 | 3:00 pm(NZT)

Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote

Some 2.4% of Amazon.com shareholder votes were in favor of the ban. A second proposal that called for a study of the extent to which Amazon's "Rekognition" service harmed civil rights and privacy garnered 27.5% support.

Source: World News & Analysis | 25 May 2019 | 2:49 pm(NZT)

North Korean missile test violated UN resolution, Bolton says

Source: World News & Analysis | 25 May 2019 | 2:30 pm(NZT)

Progress reported in race to find vaccine for deadly hog disease spreading across China

The race is underway to find a vaccine that can control African swine fever, a deadly viral infection ravaging China's hog population.

Source: World News & Analysis | 25 May 2019 | 10:04 am(NZT)

China's 'nuclear option' in Trump's trade war, explained

China has one big weapon in the ongoing trade war with the United States — selling off its massive holdings of U.S government debt. Here's why the so-called nuclear option could hurt China as much as the United States.

Source: World News & Analysis | 25 May 2019 | 8:29 am(NZT)

Trump approves massive arms deals to Saudi Arabia and UAE amid Iran tensions

The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran.

Source: World News & Analysis | 25 May 2019 | 8:17 am(NZT)

News Analysis: The Choice in India: ‘Our Trump’ or a Messier Democracy

The results of India’s Parliamentary election will reveal not just a decision on Narendra Modi, but a deeper decision on what kind of government Indians want.

Source: NYT > World | 21 May 2019 | 12:51 am(NZT)

French Patient in Right-to-Die Dispute Is Taken Off Life Support

Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family has been split over whether to let doctors stop artificially feeding and hydrating him.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 11:32 pm(NZT)

Australia’s China Challenge

With Beijing pushing as far as it can wherever it can in the era of President Xi Jinping, Australia has become a global case study in Chinese government influence.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 11:26 pm(NZT)

Donald Trump, India, ‘Game of Thrones’: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 9:38 pm(NZT)

Violence Involving ISIS Prisoners Leaves Dozens Dead at Tajikistan Prison

The Justice Ministry said the violence broke out at a prison near the capital when militants armed with knives killed three guards and several prisoners.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 9:20 pm(NZT)

Sprinter Dutee Chand Becomes India’s First Openly Gay Athlete

Ms. Chand, a runner on India’s national track and field team with hyperandrogenism, had previously made headlines for fighting to compete against women.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 8:42 pm(NZT)

Syrian Government Starts Campaign to Retake Last Opposition Stronghold of Idlib

The regime has gradually cornered rebels, extremist fighters and civilians alike in Idlib Province.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 6:45 pm(NZT)

In a Surprise, Japan’s Economy Grew in the First Quarter, Despite a Slowdown in China

But the strong figure masks lingering weakness, giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a mixed bag as he tries to strike a trade deal with the U.S.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 5:53 pm(NZT)

European Parliament, Deutsche Bank, Austria: Your Monday Briefing

Let us help you start your day.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 5:03 pm(NZT)

Rain Much on Your Vacation? One Italian Island Offers Hotel Refunds

Tourists who visit Elba, off the coast of Tuscany, get one night back for every day during which it rains for more than two hours at a time.

Source: NYT > World | 20 May 2019 | 4:18 pm(NZT)


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