Asian equities rose on Friday, bouncing from a three-week low touched a day earlier, but gains were capped by persistent worries over the status of trade negotiations between China and the United States. Early in the Asian trading day, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was
Grace Millane murder trial: jury retires to consider verdictJudge tells jury that to return a verdict of murder they must be sure the accused intentionally killed Millane by strangling herJustice Simon Moore sums up the Grace Millane murder trial in Auckland. Photograph: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images
Tim Southee took three wickets in 11 balls, including the key wicket of Ben Stokes for 91, as New Zealand fought its way back into the first test against England on Friday before lunch on the second day. Southee also claimed a catch at second slip to remove Jofra Archer (4) as England, after resuming
'Sounds like a Ramones song': Trump's Ukraine remarks become punk rock hit. President’s poetic words set to music in the style of the Ramones, the Smiths and more
Foreign buyers of English properties will have to pay a levy of 3% of the purchase value under plans put forward by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives on Friday, aimed at deterring wealthy investors from driving up house prices. The plans form part of the Conservative Party's campaign
The unsexy necessities are what to shop this Black Friday on Amazon, including eve mattresses, Braun shavers and Joseph Joseph kitchenwares.
A New Zealand jury has been asked to decide whether a British backpacker was murdered or died accidentally after a sex game went wrong. Grace Millane died last December on her 22nd birthday after meeting a man through the dating app Tinder and going back to his hotel apartment in central Auckland.
A group of masked arsonists set fire to a printing press belonging to The Epoch Times in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, on November 19, in a move that the paper has called “the latest effort by the Chinese Communist Party to silence The Epoch Times.” This security camera footage shows the incident. According
The mother of murder victim Helen McCourt is “horrified” by the decision to release her killer, despite him never revealing where he hid her body.Ian Simms “met the test for release”, the parole board said, due to factors including the “considerable change in his behaviour”.
In what could be the final public impeachment hearing in the House Intelligence Committee, former National Security Council official Fiona Hill says Russia wants the U.S. to see Ukraine as an adversary; Mike Emanuel has a recap from Capitol Hill.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettySacha Baron Cohen accepted the International Leadership Award at the Anti-Defamation League’s Never is Now summit on anti-Semitism and hate Thursday. And the comedian and actor used his keynote speech to single out the one Jewish-American who he believes is
Four in five teenagers in the UK do not do enough exercise, says the World Health Organisation, warning that an “electronic revolution” has left too many children glued to their gadgets.
Australian and New Zealand teenagers among most inactive in the world. Almost 90% do not meet recommended target of an hour of moderate exercise a day, a study has found
Don't Stop the Music: documentary-led campaign donates 7,000 instruments to schools. Sixty-three per cent of Australian schools offer no music lessons. Last year, an ABC documentary set out to change that
The Marvel Comics No. 1 from 1939 features the first appearances of characters such as the Human Torch, Ka-Zar, Angel and the Sub-Mariner.
Elon Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. The CEO of Tesla will unveil a new electric pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday night. With the launch, Tesla is edging into the most profitable corner of the U.S. auto market, where buyers
Republicans loyal to Donald Trump have been told to stop pushing the “fictional narrative” that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election.The White House’s former top Russia expert told the impeachment inquiry Republicans should not promote "falsehoods" that cast doubt on Russia’s interference.
Donald Trump has condemned the “death and tragedy that the Iranian Regime is causing” and the European Union has called for restraint from the country’s authorities.After the seventh day of deadly protests came to an end in Iran, Mr Trump finally tweeted about the unrest in the middle of a day of explosive
A Chinese national who worked for Monsanto before it was purchased by Bayer AG was charged in St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with stealing trade secrets for China, the U.S. Justice Department said. Haitao Xiang, 42, an employee of Monsanto and its Climate Corp subsidiary from 2008 to 2017, was stopped