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Televised Trump hearings convene

Publication date 14 November 2019 | 01:18 | ICT

US President Donald Trump faces the most perilous challenge of his three-year presidency as public hearings convened as part of the impeachment probe against him opened under the glare of television cameras on Wednesday.

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  • Cardinal Pell granted last chance to appeal sex abuse convictions

    Publication date 13 November 2019 | 22:55 | ICT

    Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell was handed a final chance to clear his name on Wednesday, when Australia’s top court agreed to allow his appeal against convictions for child abuse.

  • Venice under water as tide sweeps through canal city

    Publication date 13 November 2019 | 22:54 | ICT

    Venice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years late on Tuesday, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves in St Mark’s Square.

  • Indonesia police station bomber described as a ‘lone wolf’ by authorities

    Publication date 13 November 2019 | 22:41 | ICT

    A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia on Wednesday, killing himself and wounding six others, according to authorities who described the 24-year-old attacker as a “lone wolf”.

  • Fatal car blast rocks Kabul, leaves at least seven dead

    Publication date 13 November 2019 | 22:40 | ICT

    At least seven people were killed and 10 wounded, including four foreigners, when a minivan packed with explosives detonated during Kabul’s morning rush hour on Wednesday, an interior ministry spokesman said.

  • Barbari Masjid to become Hindu temple

    Publication date 13 November 2019 | 22:39 | ICT

    The 134-year-old politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya has been finally put to rest with the Indian Supreme Court pronouncing a rather balanced verdict in the title suit on Saturday.

  • Thunberg says Trump has ‘woken people up’

    Publication date 13 November 2019 | 22:25 | ICT

    Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump’s climate change denialism was “so extreme” that it had helped galvanise the movement to halt long term planetary warming.

  • Bushfire threat still high as Oz cleanup begins

    Publication date 13 November 2019 | 22:24 | ICT

    Australians on Wednesday began sifting through the ashes of hundreds of bushfires that have ravaged the country, relieved that their worst fears were unrealised – but wary of a long and brutal summer ahead.

  • Morales begins Mexico exile as moves afoot to fill vacuum

    Publication date 13 November 2019 | 22:23 | ICT

    A deputy Senate speaker proclaimed herself Bolivia’s new interim president on Tuesday, as Evo Morales’ opponents sought to end civil turmoil and fill the power vacuum left by his abrupt resignation as president.

  • UK police name 39 Vietnamese victims of truck horror

    Publication date 13 November 2019 | 21:24 | ICT

    British police on Friday released the names of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a refrigerated lorry last month, including two 15-year-old boys.

  • Rohingya case over genocide to be heard at top UN court

    Publication date 13 November 2019 | 21:23 | ICT

    Myanmar faced accusations of genocide in a landmark lawsuit filed by Gambia at the UN’s top court on Monday over the nation’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims.