International

Pressure builds on Hong Kong leader as democracy activist vows to join protests

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17/06/2019, 6:13 am
Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong's push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to...

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses, cultural heritage sites at risk

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17/06/2019, 5:05 am
An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed this week, local officials said, raising concerns about the...

Photos: Special Report:They fled Venezuela’s crisis by boat – then vanished

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17/06/2019, 4:04 am
A taxi dropped Maroly Bastardo and her two small children by a cemetery not far from the shore in northeast Venezuela. She still had...

In race to digitise, skills gap a drag on South Africa’s big banks

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17/06/2019, 3:03 am
A severe shortage of computer skills in South Africa has left its major banks fighting over a limited pool of people with the skills...

G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste

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17/06/2019, 1:10 am
Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste...

Photos: Russia’s Putin gives China’s Xi ice cream on his 66th birthday

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16/06/2019, 11:05 pm
Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday on Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who Xi considers a close friend and who gave...

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration

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16/06/2019, 1:10 pm
Guatemalans on Sunday will vote for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has  convulsed the country...

Photos: ‘Sea of black’ Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

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16/06/2019, 12:13 pm
Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down,...

Iran summons UK envoy over ‘unfounded’ tanker accusations

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16/06/2019, 10:17 am
Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London blamed it for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the...

Amanda Knox breaks down in Italy as she relives murder trial

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16/06/2019, 8:04 am
Amanda Knox, back in Italy for the first time since her 2015 murder acquittal, broke down in tears on Saturday as she relived her...