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Australia's Crown says all staff held in China now free

August 15, 2017 12:05 am

"Crown is pleased that all of our employees have now been released and reunited with their families and loved ones," said executive chairman John Alexander.

Iraq secures $195 million Japanese loan for electricity sector

August 05, 2017 6:15 pm

Though Iraq is a major OPEC oil producer, the country faces chronic electricity shortages, with its fragile grid struggling to meet demand after years of war, sanctions and neglect.

Top news at 4 pm: Shashi Tharoor calls Republic TV a 'banana republic' channel, BJP becomes largest party in RS and more

August 04, 2017 4:43 pm

Here is what's making news this Friday morning. Get the latest top news from across India as well as the latest breaking news from across the world with live updates here.

These tweets show Donald Trump's contempt for media has not waned

January 09, 2017 7:31 pm

Trump, who is known for his wish-washy and flippant stance on several issues has constantly berated the media.

Seven dead as gas blast in Russia collapses building

February 16, 2016 8:45 pm

Although the cause behind the explosion is yet not clear but Russia's Investigative Committee said it had launched a probe into possible safety violations.

China amends sexual assault laws, male rape now punishable

November 01, 2015 3:00 pm

Indecent or sexual assault on others, men or women, now carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Conflict watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was

October 05, 2015 2:44 am

Nine people were killed and 33 wounded last Sunday in a bomb attack at a football match in Paktika province. The government responded a day later with airstrikes that killed 85 IS men.

Extra Security: A parked car is safe in Sweden, even from nuke strikes

September 23, 2015 1:09 am

The Catherine Rock Shelter, which was made in 1957, can house 20,000 people. Its three floors, with a surface area of 15,900 sq metres, now act as a public parking.

Conflict watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was

August 24, 2015 12:00 am

Iraq’s defence minister Khalid al-Obeidi on Saturday toured Anbar, according to a statement issued by his office, and fired a top commander for failing to carry out his duty.

Conflict watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was

August 17, 2015 12:00 am

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants, armed with rocket launchers, have been waging a bloody campaign against security forces since Ankara launched a two-pronged offensive to bomb Islamic State militants in Syria.


Malaysian plane with 5 Indians on board goes missing off Vietnam coast

March 08, 2014 4:07 pm

A Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines plane that went missing with 239 people on board.

Haiti gears up for pre-lent festivities

February 25, 2014 10:00 pm

The best of World Press Photo Awards 2013

February 14, 2014 7:29 pm

The first image shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia.


Will Ex-PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi be the World Bank's next CEO?

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

Ex-PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is reportedly among the frontrunners for the post of World Bank CEO. US President Donald Trump is considering multiple candidates to nominate for the post and Nooyi's name is reportedly being considered.

Hello 2019: Applicants for NYT's '52 places to go' give us some serious travel goals

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

A lot of people applied. Only one will be chosen to travel around the world. But for the rest of us, this video has some serious travel goals.

Meet the KGB spies who invented fake news

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

The New York Times reveals how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit.

NYT Opinion | New! A hotline for racists

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

Niecy Nash hosts a satirical infomercial advocating for people to stop calling 911 to harass black citizens and to call 1-844-WYT-FEAR instead.

Canada’s new marijuana economy: Meet the winners and losers

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

After 95 years of prohibition, Canada has legalised marijuana. We met with buyers, sellers, growers and students to hear what they had to say.

How Saudi news media is spinning Khashoggi’s disappearance

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and Saudi dissident, made international headlines. From jet conspiracies to blaming Qatar, here’s how Saudi Arabia’s news media is portraying the story.

'Trees flying by' | The aftermath of hurricane Michael

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle at close to Category 5 strength, causing widespread damage and killing at least two people.

Searching for the dead after a tsunami | NYT Dispatches

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Thousands are still missing in Indonesia after the tsunami. The formal search for bodies is about to end. The New York Times met with survivors who said their only hope no was to retrieve and bury the dead before it’s too late.

How dad Fred Trump's empire made millions for Donald Trump

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

An NYT investigation shows that in every era of Donald Trump’s life, his finances were deeply intertwined with, and dependent on, his father’s wealth.

How Alex Jones of Infowars built his Tangy Tangerine-fueled empire

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

Fans of Infowars don’t just buy in to the conspiracy theories peddled by Alex Jones, they actually buy stuff. Jones has amassed a fortune by pitching health products and weapons components as antidotes to the frightening worldview he broadcasts.