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South Korea to deploy anti-piracy unit to the Strait of Hormuz

1 hour 44 min ago
South Korea's military said on Tuesday it plans to expand the deployment of an anti-piracy unit now operating off the coast of Africa to the area around the Strait of Hormuz, after the United States pressed for help to guard oil tankers.

Monarchy and Illuminati: why a Thai party may be banned

1 hour 50 min ago
The fate of a high-profile opposition party in Thailand will be decided on Tuesday when a court rules on whether to disband the Future Forward Party over accusations it seeks to overthrow the monarchy.

Murders in Mexico in 2019 rise to record, up 1% from year ago

1 hour 53 min ago
Homicides in Mexico rose to a record, increasing by 1% to 29,401 cases in 2019, the first full year of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's presidency, according to data published by the security ministry on Monday.

Australian bushfires hit coal output, hazardous conditions to return

2 hours 47 min ago
Mining giant BHP Group said on Tuesday that poor air quality caused by smoke from Australia's bushfires is hurting coal production, as authorities cautioned a reprieve from hazardous fire conditions could end within days.

China confirms person-to-person spread of new virus as fourth death reported

2 hours 58 min ago
The Chinese official investigating a pneumonia outbreak stemming from a new coronavirus said the disease can spread from person to person but can be halted with increased vigilance, as authorities on Tuesday confirmed a fourth death.

Illegal loggers in Mexico suspected of role in activist's disappearance

4 hours 22 min ago
A Mexican human rights organization on Monday urged authorities to investigate the disappearance of an environmental activist dedicated to protecting the famed monarch butterfly, suggesting the case may be linked to illegal logging in the area.

Australia to screen some flights from China, warns coronavirus difficult to stop

4 hours 26 min ago
Australia will begin screening passengers arriving from a Chinese city in a bid to stop the spread of a new coronavirus, the country's chief medical officer said on Tuesday, although authorities warned that an outbreak would be hard to prevent.

UK to introduce tougher jail terms for convicted terrorists after London Bridge attack

4 hours 35 min ago
Britain will introduce tougher jail sentences for convicted terrorists and will end early release as part of a series of measures to strengthen its response to terrorism, the government said on Tuesday.

Japan may delay process for picking casino host cities: media

4 hours 43 min ago
The Japanese government is considering delaying the process for selecting casino host cities amid a bribery scandal that has seen the arrest of a ruling-party lawmaker, the Asahi and other local media reported on Tuesday.

China says fourth person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 23:50
A fourth person has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, health authorities said on Tuesday.

Australian bushfires fires hit coal output, conditions to worsen

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 23:46
Mining giant BHP Group said on Tuesday that poor air quality caused by smoke from Australia's bushfires is hurting coal production, as authorities cautioned a reprieve from hazardous fire conditions could end within days.

Macron and Trump declare truce in digital tax dispute

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 23:20
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he had a "great discussion" with U.S. President Donald Trump over a digital tax planned by Paris and said the two countries would work together to avoid a rise in tariffs.

Trump, Macron agree important to complete digital services tax talks

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 23:19
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on the importance of completing a successful negotiation on the digital services tax, the White House said on Monday.

Cuban tourism sector braces for further drop in U.S. visitors

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 23:11
In the colonial Cuban city of Trinidad, handicrafts shop owner Lourdes Milan says she has already slashed prices due to the drop in U.S. visitors following Washington's tightening of sanctions and she's worried the situation will worsen this year.

Dutch court holds first hearing in secluded farm family case

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 23:03
A Dutch court will hold the first procedural hearing on Tuesday in the case of a man accused of keeping his family in seclusion for nine years in an isolated farmhouse in the northern Netherlands.

Children go missing as Central American migrants clash with Mexican forces

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 22:59
Mexican security forces fired tear gas at rock-hurling Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico earlier on Monday, in a chaotic scramble that saw mothers separated from their young children.

Big two Irish parties closely matched as Sinn Fein surge: poll

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 22:54
Ireland's main opposition party, Fianna Fail, edged ahead of the governing Fine Gael in an opinion poll on Monday, a far more modest lead than a separate survey suggested a day earlier amid a pre election jump in support for third-placed Sinn Fein.

Portugal probes Angola leaks as Eurobic bank distances itself from dos Santos

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 22:33
Portuguese authorities said on Monday they had started investigating media reports concerning Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, while a small bank said it had decided to put an end to commercial relationships with entities she controls.

Britain's Prince Harry leaves for Canada on Monday evening: The Telegraph

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 22:32
Britain's Prince Harry is understood to have left the United Kingdom for Canada on Monday evening, to be reunited with his wife Meghan Markle and son Archie, The Telegraph reported.

Spain PM Sanchez to meet with Catalan leader Torra first week of February

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 22:07
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday he plans to meet with the leader of Catalonia region Quim Torra during the first week of February in as a first step to fulfill a pledge he made to get the support of a separatist party in Parliament.