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US Marines from Camp Pendleton, California, marching in Darwin, Australia, on Anzac Day, a day of remembrance for veterans, April 25, 2017.

Australian lawmaker quits amid questions over China ties

Publication date 12 December 2017 | 19:11 | ICT

SYDNEY, Australia — A prominent Australian lawmaker at the centre of intensifying concerns about Chinese interference in Australian politics said Tuesday he would resign because his “ongoing presence” detracts from his party’s mission.

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin before addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 28, 2015.

    World news at a glance

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 18:58 | ICT

    Fearing the Worst, China Plans Refugee Camps on North Korean Border

  • Police and firefighters on Eighth Avenue in New York following an explosion on Monday morning, Dec. 11, 2017. The explosion caused the authorities to evacuate one of the busiest transit hubs in the city as the workweek was set to begin.

    Bomber strikes near Times Square, disrupting New York but killing none

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 18:52 | ICT

    NEW YORK — A would-be suicide attacker detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body in the heart of Manhattan’s busiest subway corridor Monday, sending thousands of terrified commuters fleeing the smoke-choked passageways, and bringin

  • Gold plated souvenir Bitcoin coins are arranged for a photograph in London on November 20, 2017. Bitcoin, a type of cryptocurrency, uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks. Bitcoin's recent rise and booming investor interest is forcing the regulatory and stock market authorities to formulate an official position on bitcoin and other virtual currencies, which are controversial not only because of their speculative nature, but are also seen as vehicles for illegal activities

    North Korean hackers target bitcoin market: report

    Publication date 11 December 2017 | 17:05 | ICT

    SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korea’s bitcoin market is becoming a target of hackers backed by North Korea as the value of the cryptocurrency continues to soar, a British broadcaster has reported.

  • Alex Clausen, a rare-map dealer at Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, in La Jolla, California, December 9, 2017. Christie’s had planned to sell a newly discovered print of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 map this week, for possibly $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity. “We were suspicious right from the beginning," Clausen said.

    Why experts don’t believe this is a rare first map of America

    Publication date 11 December 2017 | 16:36 | ICT

    The map seemed to be an unbelievable find, an unknown fifth original of the rarest of documents, a vision of the world, circa 1507, by famed German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller.

  • A US Navy photo of a medium-range ballistic missile target launched during a successful interception test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, August 30 2017.

    North Korean submarine missile threat prompts US-led military drills

    Publication date 11 December 2017 | 16:28 | ICT

    HONG KONG — Amid fears that North Korea is rapidly developing its submarine-launched ballistic missile technology, the United States, Japan and South Korea are teaming up for a drill to track such hard-to-detect missiles, military o

  • The Israeli and American flags are projected on the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem, December 6 2017. During a speech in Washington on Wednesday, President Donald Trump upended nearly seven decades of American policy by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

    UN, European Union and Pope Francis criticise Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

    Publication date 07 December 2017 | 17:17 | ICT

    ROME — Pope Francis said, “I cannot remain silent.” The United Nations secretary-general spoke of his “great anxiety.” The European Union expressed “serious concern.” US allies like Britain, France, Germany and Italy all declared it

  • The Thomas Fire burns near the 101 Freeway in Ventura, California, December 5 2017. Several simultaneous wildfires in Southern California have forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings in the latest chapter of what has been one of the state’s worst fire seasons. Hilary Swift/The New York Times

    Urban wildfire snarls arteries and destroys homes in Los Angeles

    Publication date 07 December 2017 | 16:40 | ICT

    LOS ANGELES — With thick plumes of smoke, towering flames and mass evacuations, a fast-moving wildfire struck one of America’s major cities on Wednesday.

  • A picture taken from the Mount of Olives shows the Old City of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock mosque in the centre, on December 6, 2017. President Donald Trump is set to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, upending decades of careful US policy and ignoring dire warnings from Arab and Western allies alike of a historic misstep that could trigger a surge of violence in the Middle East. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

    Trump’s pledge to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital rattles Middle East

    Publication date 06 December 2017 | 18:13 | ICT

    President Donald Trump plans to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American Embassy there, upending nearly seven decades of US foreign policy and potentially destroying his efforts to broker peace between Isra

  • The husband (R) and sons of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia are comforted outside the church after the funeral ceremony, in Mosta, on November 3, 2017. The anti-corruption campaigner will be laid to rest after a service in Mosta, close to the site where the blogger was blown up in a car bombing in an October 16 attack which made headlines around the world. Caruana Galizia, 53, had made repeated and detailed corruption allegations for years against Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's inner circle and h

    Malta arrests 10 over killing of journalist

    Publication date 05 December 2017 | 17:04 | ICT

    Facing pressure from the European Union to make progress in the investigation of the car bomb killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta announced Monday that 10 people had been arrested in connection with the crime.

  • President Donald Trump turns away after speaking to reporters upon his departure from the White House for a trip to Utah on Monday December 4, 2017. Trump on Monday said the FBI ruined the life of Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, and said his Democratic opponent for president, Hillary Clinton, suffered no consequences after she lied “many times” to the FBI.

    What we know about accusations that Trump obstructed justice

    Publication date 05 December 2017 | 16:58 | ICT

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s assertion that he fired his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, in part because he knew that Flynn had lied to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador — for whic