Turkey: Euphrates Shield campaign in Syria ‘ended’

Turkey: Euphrates Shield campaign in Syria ‘ended’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Turkish-backed rebels captured territory from so-called Islamic State, including Al-Bab Turkey says it has “successfully” ended its seven-month Euphrates Shield military campaign in northern Syria. But Prime Minister Binali Yildirim did not rule out new military operations and did not say whether Turkish troops would now leave Syria. Turkey launched […]

US state department employee ‘concealed contacts with China’

US state department employee ‘concealed contacts with China’

Image copyright AP Image caption The US employee allegedly had contacts with two Chinese intelligence agents A veteran US state department employee with access to sensitive information has been accused of concealing her contacts with Chinese intelligence agents, the justice department says. A criminal complaint said 60-year-old Candace Marie Claiborne received tens of thousands of […]

Family of Chinese victim of Paris killing calls for calm

Family of Chinese victim of Paris killing calls for calm

Image copyright AP Image caption The family of Liu Shaoyo and their lawyers held a press conference The family of a Chinese man whose killing has sparked clashes in Paris has called for calm, as they disputed French police’s version of events. Liu Shaoyo was shot dead in his apartment on Sunday by police responding […]

‘Exploding’ soup dumpling video angers Asian foodies

‘Exploding’ soup dumpling video angers Asian foodies

Image copyright TimeOut London Image caption “You’re not supposed to pop the dumplings! *Asians screaming everywhere*” Asian food lovers are fuming over a video they say “manhandles” traditional soup dumplings. The video published by Time Out London on Facebook, shows diners attempting to burst their Xiao Long Bao (little basket buns), and throw out the […]

Cyclone Debbie: Saturated cockatoo in photo dies

Cyclone Debbie: Saturated cockatoo in photo dies

Image copyright Rex Features Image caption The image of the cockatoo was widely shared A bedraggled cockatoo that was pictured stripped of its feathers in a cyclone-hit Australian forest has died. The bird – dubbed “Debbie”, after the cyclone – was rescued among broken twigs in Queensland on Tuesday. A photograph of the cockatoo, by […]

Virat Kohli: India captain clarifies ‘hostile’ Australia remark

Virat Kohli: India captain clarifies ‘hostile’ Australia remark

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kohli missed the final Test of the series against Australia Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has said comments about his friendship with Australian players have been “blown out of proportion”. He said his comments were not about the “whole Australian team”. Prior to the first Test, Kohli had said […]

Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

Image copyright Getty Images The government is due to set out how it plans to remove EU law from the statute book when it publishes details of its Great Repeal Bill later. Having formally triggered Brexit, ministers are promising a “smooth and stable transition” with legislation ending the supremacy of EU judges. It will also […]

Trump travel ban: Hawaii judge places indefinite hold

Trump travel ban: Hawaii judge places indefinite hold

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The revised travel ban has drawn protests across the US A US federal judge in Hawaii has indefinitely extended the suspension of President Trump’s new travel ban. Judge Derrick Watson’s ruling means Mr Trump will be barred from enforcing the ban on six mostly Muslim nations while it is […]

North Carolina ‘bathroom’ law: Deal reached on repeal

North Carolina ‘bathroom’ law: Deal reached on repeal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Forcing transgender people into specific bathrooms was the best-known effect of HB2 A late-night deal has been reached in North Carolina to repeal a controversial law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. A key element banned transgender people from using restrooms in accordance with […]

Hawaii judge extends halt on Trump travel ban – USA TODAY

This December 2015 photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu. The judge blocked President Trump’s revised travel ban on March 15, 2017, hour before it was to take effect.(Photo: George F. Lee, AP) A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday placed a stronger hold on President Trump’s plan to temporarily suspend immigration from […]

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