Former Hong Kong British Consulate Employee Claims Torture
on November 20, 2019 at 9:09 am
BEIJING — A former employee of the British Consulate in Hong Kong says he was detained and tortured by Chinese secret police trying to extract information about massive anti-government protests in the territory. Simon Cheng said in an online statement ...
'It's a waste of time': Malema on alleged assault of police officer case
on November 20, 2019 at 9:04 am
EFF leader Julius Malema said on Wednesday that a common assault case against him and party spokesperson Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi was “useless” and a waste of time. Malema and Ndlozi are accused of assaulting a police officer at Winnie ...
'The Gordon Problem' set to testify in impeachment inquiry's main event
on November 20, 2019 at 9:04 am
In a conspicuous moment during Tuesday's impeachment inquiry hearings, former National Security Council aide Tim Morrison testified that one of his colleagues urgently warned him about President Trump's European Union ambassador, Gordon Sondland, ...
Singapore and India discuss plans on the use of the Chandipur live-firing range in India
by Min Zhang on November 20, 2019 at 9:03 am
SINGAPORE - It is impossible to conduct live firing of missiles like the Spyder ground-based air defence system in Singapore because of the country's limited size. But it may be able to do so at the Chandipur Integrated Test Range in India in the future, if a ...
An inmate ran an online scam from prison and made $1 million, authorities say
by Faith Karimi on November 20, 2019 at 8:57 am
(CNN) A man serving 24 years in a Nigerian maximum security prison used a network of accomplices to conduct an international scam that brought in $1 million, officials said. Hope Olusegun Aroke was convicted of fraud four years ago and was held at a ...
What are FASTags? 10 things to know
on November 20, 2019 at 8:48 am
Come December, owners of private and commercial vehicles without FASTags will have to cough up twice the normal rate at toll gates as the government gears up to achieve seamless road travel nationwide by making collections electronic. Therefore, it's ...
BHU students continue protest, Muslim prof feels 'insulted'
by Manisha Pandey on November 20, 2019 at 8:44 am
The students' protest against the appointment of a Muslim professor in the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) entered its 14th day on Wednesday with the students refusing to give up on their demand. The BHU ...
Esper says US providing Vietnam with coast guard ship
by Robert Burns on November 20, 2019 at 8:43 am
HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the United States is providing Vietnam with a surplus American ship for its coast guard. Esper made the announcement during a speech Wednesday at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, ...
Who is Maude Bonney? Today's Google Doodle honors the pioneering aviator who flew solo from Australia to England
by Tom Herbert on November 20, 2019 at 8:41 am
In 1933, the trailblazing Maude Rose 'Lores' Bonney became the first woman to fly solo from Australia to England. The aviation pioneer completed the gruelling 12,427 mile journey from Brisbane to Croydon in a journey which took 157 hours. Google is ...
WATCH: Good Samaritan rescues wounded koala from Australia wildfire
by Michelle Ewing on November 20, 2019 at 8:40 am
A good Samaritan from Australia is being hailed as a hero after she was caught on camera saving a koala from a wildfire. >> Read more trending news · According to Nine News Australia, the dramatic rescue happened Tuesday near Long Flat in New South ...
Thai court removes maverick politician from Parliament
on November 20, 2019 at 8:38 am
BANGKOK — Thailand's Constitutional Court has ruled that the maverick leader of a new political party that finished third in a general election in March violated election laws and cannot keep his seat in Parliament. The court ruled Wednesday that Thanathorn ...
Bushfire smoke engulfs Sydney, many treated for breathing difficulties
by Eric Tadsen on November 20, 2019 at 8:21 am
SYDNEY, Australia - More than 50 people were treated for asthma and breathing-related problems in Sydney as smoke blown from New South Wales bushfires engulfed the Australian city in thick smoke. Air quality dropped to "hazardous" levels in the Sydney ...
Bangor: Police treating death of man, 68, as suspicious
on November 20, 2019 at 8:18 am
Police are treating the death of a 68-year-old man in County Down as suspicious. The man was found dead at his home in Birch Drive, Bangor on Tuesday evening. A post-mortem examination is to be carried out to determine the cause of death.
India says Kashmir improving but restrictions stay
on November 20, 2019 at 8:14 am
NEW DELHI — India's home minister says normalcy has returned in most areas in Indian-controlled Kashmir but the detention of politicians and the blockade of the internet and social media are continuing because of security concerns. Home Minister Amit ...
Facebook, Indian government launch comic series to spread awareness on online abuse
on November 20, 2019 at 8:11 am
The Indian government has announced a content partnership with Facebook India. The move is aimed at giving digital literacy a push in India — eliminating the spread of misinformation and online abuse. In the South Asia Safety Summit 2019, the Ministry of ...
Oxford Union president resigns amid row over blind student
on November 20, 2019 at 8:10 am
The president of the Oxford Union has resigned after a blind student was forcibly removed from a debate event by a security guards. Postgraduate student Ebenezer Azamati was taken from the venue by a security guard when he tried to return to a seat before ...
The race debate over new Eskom CEO is all wrong, says BLSA top exec
on November 20, 2019 at 8:04 am
Johannesburg - The conversation and polarising debate around the recently announced new chief executive of Eskom was all wrong, Business Leadership South Africa's Busisiwe Mavuso said on Tuesday night. It was announced this week that Andre de ...
Pollution sensors installed outside Newcastle schools
on November 20, 2019 at 7:57 am
Pollution sensors have been installed outside a number of schools in Newcastle to find out how dirty the city's air is for children. The city council and Newcastle University have placed monitors next to 22 schools close to busy roads. They show how nitrogen ...
Koala badly burnt in bushfires reunited with hero grandmother
by Tom Livingstone on November 20, 2019 at 7:56 am
A koala filmed crawling through the bushfires devastating Port Macquarie has been reunited with the woman who helped save his life. Toni Doherty was passing through the area when she spotted the koala – dubbed "Lewis" after one of her grandchildren ...
'I will ban it': Philippine leader cracks down on e-cigarettes
on November 20, 2019 at 7:55 am
Duterte's move follows country's first case of lung disease linked to vaping, as more nations consider e-cigarette bans. 8 hours ago. whatsapp. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described e-cigarettes as 'toxic' and has promised to arrest anyone ...