• Australia police charge man with rape and murder of Israeli student
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    Australia police charge man with rape and murder of Israeli student

    Australian police on Saturday charged a man with the rape and murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe, some three days after her body was found in Melbourne. Victoria police, who have described the attack as "horrific", arrested 20-year-old Codey Herrmann in the outer suburbs of Melbourne

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    Man charged with murder of Israeli exchange student in Melbourne

    A 20-year-old man was charged on Saturday with the murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne amidst an outrage over violence against women in Australia's second-largest city. Maasarwe, 21, an international exchange student, was killed when walking home after a night out with friends

  • Stephen Colbert Claps Back at Fox News And MSNBC
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    Stephen Colbert Claps Back at Fox News And MSNBC

    > TONIGHT! We made some big announcements on The Late Show this week but The

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    Malaysia court rules in favour of Wynn Macau in $4.2 mln case-lawyer

    A Malaysian judge on Friday ruled in favour of Wynn Macau in a case against a fund manager who owed the casino millions of dollars, the company's lawyer said, the first time a casino has been allowed to recover dues in the country. Wagering or gaming contracts are not recognised in Malaysia, which

  • Trump Gloats Over BuzzFeed Rebuke: 'Sad Day For Journalism,' Great Day For Country
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    Trump Gloats Over BuzzFeed Rebuke: 'Sad Day For Journalism,' Great Day For Country

    President Donald Trump took a victory lap on social media Friday in the wake

  • 'No injuries of concern' for Prince Philip, 97, after car crash
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    'No injuries of concern' for Prince Philip, 97, after car crash

    Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip visited hospital for "a precautionary check-up" on Friday that found "no injuries of concern" after a car crash the previous day that rolled the Land Rover he was driving. "On doctor's advice the Duke of Edinburgh

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    Australian minister for women to quit politics at election

    Australia's Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer said on Saturday she will quit politics for personal reasons at this year's election, adding to the list of female politicians to leave the ruling party, some citing disunity, bullying and intimidation. Women in Australia make half of the population

  • Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94
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    Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94

    The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced. Forbes said he was the 52nd richest person in the world last year, beating out bold name tycoons like Elon

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    Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94

    The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced. Forbes said he was the 52nd richest person in the world last year, beating out bold name tycoons like Elon

  • Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 20, injures dozens: officials
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    Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 20, injures dozens: officials

    A leaking fuel pipeline triggered a massive blaze in central Mexico Saturday, killing at least 20 people and injuring another 54, officials said. Omar Fayad, governor of Hidalgo state, said locals at the site of the leak were scrambling to steal some of the leaking oil when at least 20 of them were

  • In tears and shock, Poland bids farewell to murdered mayor
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    In tears and shock, Poland bids farewell to murdered mayor

    Poles will gather on Saturday in the Baltic port city of Gdansk for the funeral of murdered liberal mayor Pawel Adamowicz, whose public stabbing has raised questions about hate speech in politics in the country. Around 3,500 people, including Polish President Andrzej Duda and EU Council President Donald

  • Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony
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    Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office took the rare step Friday of disputing a news report on his Russia investigation, saying a BuzzFeed article alleging that US President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress is "not accurate." Trump's lieutenants had already

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    Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94

    The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced. The 94-year-old, from the Chinese city of Xiamen, founded the Philippines' largest shopping centre

  • Shinawatras out, Lee Kuan Yew in: Asian leaders’ differing treatment by China’s ancestry tourism
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    Shinawatras out, Lee Kuan Yew in: Asian leaders’ differing treatment by China’s ancestry tourism

    “Everyone here knows about their ties to this place, for sure,” said Xie Yimin, a home supplies shop owner in Taxia village in Guangdong province, four hours’ drive from Guangzhou. Brother and sister Thaksin and Yingluck are fourth-generation Chinese immigrants in Thailand and descended from a family

  • U.S. special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie
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    U.S. special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday disputed key elements of a media report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal, raising questions about a story that has dominated U.S. news coverage

  • Striking Los Angeles teachers rally near City Hall as talks resume
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    Striking Los Angeles teachers rally near City Hall as talks resume

    Tens of thousands of striking Los Angeles teachers were joined by parents and students in a rally near City Hall on Friday, as contract talks mediated by the mayor resumed behind closed doors after a marathon negotiating session the day before. Some 30,000 teachers walked off the job on Monday in their

  • Bauhaus design turns 100 as disputes over its legacy churn
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    Bauhaus design turns 100 as disputes over its legacy churn

    Bauhaus, the design school that left its mark on everything from teapots to tower blocks and iPhones to Ikea, marks its centenary this year, touching off a politically charged debate about its lasting impact. The influence of Bauhaus, created during the turbulent period between the world wars and finally

  • Giant great white shark swims with Hawaii divers
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    Giant great white shark swims with Hawaii divers

    Divers in Hawaii were watching a school of tiger sharks feast on a dead whale on Tuesday when a much bigger fish appeared out of the depths. A 20-foot-long great white shark, believed to be one of the largest in the world, swam right at the divers then began to check out their boats, said Ocean Ramsey

  • Hong Kong filmmaker Victor Leung overcomes troubled childhood to release first micro movie
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    Hong Kong filmmaker Victor Leung overcomes troubled childhood to release first micro movie

    Budding moviemaker Victor Leung Man-kit thought he had ruined his chances of developing a career in film production when he stopped receiving orders from his boss. Leung, 20, admits it was his fault: “I would stay up all night even when I knew I had an important assignment the following day. Because

  • Brazil probe finds suspect deposits in Bolsonaro son's account: report
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    Brazil probe finds suspect deposits in Bolsonaro son's account: report

    The report on the National Journal, Brazil's main nightly news program, said that the Council for Financial Activities Control (COAF) had identified 48 deposits made into the account of former Rio de Janeiro state lawmaker and Senator-elect Flavio Bolsonaro, the son of President Jair Bolsonaro.

  • Michael Cohen's Lawyer Rips Trump's 'Mafioso Don' Witness 'Intimidation'
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    Michael Cohen's Lawyer Rips Trump's 'Mafioso Don' Witness 'Intimidation'

    A lawyer for Michael Cohen blasted gibes by President Donald Trump concerning

  • Ex-Chicago policeman sentenced to nearly seven years in black teen's death
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    Ex-Chicago policeman sentenced to nearly seven years in black teen's death

    White former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced on Friday to nearly seven years in prison for shooting black teen Laquan McDonald to death in 2014 in a landmark case that highlighted racial tensions in America's third-biggest city. After a jury convicted Van Dyke, 40, of second-degree

  • As elections near, Spain's Podemos on verge of split
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    As elections near, Spain's Podemos on verge of split

    Long hailed as a beacon of success for the far-left after erupting in Spain five years ago, Podemos is now on the verge of a split that analysts say could hurt the ruling Socialists. Once inseparable, the two young political scientists who co-founded the party in 2014 -- Pablo Iglesias and Inigo Errejon

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    At least 20 dead in Mexico pipeline blast: state governor

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed and 54 were injured when a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the governor of Hidalgo state, Omar Fayad, said on Friday.

  • Chicago cop sentenced to more than six years for Laquan McDonald murder
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    Chicago cop sentenced to more than six years for Laquan McDonald murder

    A judge sentences former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to more than six years in prison, after a jury found him guilty of murder last year in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Jillian Kitchener reports.