Sunday, July 5, 2020
Yasukuni: caught in controversy as Japan struggles with history

Yasukuni: caught in controversy as Japan struggles with history

As Yasukuni marks 150 years since it was founded, the decision to enshrine war criminals casts a shadow over the shrine. One of the most politically-charged religious...
Skeleton found on California peak creates 'mystery'

Skeleton found on California peak creates ‘mystery’

Authorities say it is rare to find the remains of someone who apparently has not been reported as missing in the area. Climbers were closing in on...
Cash-strapped Lebanon plans to charge for WhatsApp calls

Cash-strapped Lebanon plans to charge for WhatsApp calls

Information minister says cabinet had agreed a charge of 20 cents per day for calls on voice over internet protocols. Lebanon's cabinet has agreed to impose a...
Police arrest 743 in blitz on 'county lines' drugs gangs

Police arrest 743 in blitz on ‘county lines’ drugs gangs

Police have made a record number of arrests in a week-long push to tackle so-called county lines drug gangs. Officers arrested 743 people and seized drugs worth...
Satellite Images Show China Building Aircraft Carrier "Factory"

Satellite Images Show China Building Aircraft Carrier “Factory”

Construction of China's first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced...
Russia's Putin signs deals worth $1.3bn during UAE visit

Russia’s Putin signs deals worth $1.3bn during UAE visit

Putin tells UAE officials they 'will not be disappointed' as two sides sign deals in energy, tech and health sectors. Russian President Vladimir Putin's has told officials in the United...
Turkey holding 50 US nuclear bombs 'hostage' at air base

Turkey holding 50 US nuclear bombs ‘hostage’ at air base

Officials are reviewing plans to evacuate up to 50 U.S. nuclear bombs that have long been stored at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in the wake of Ankara's military offensive in northern Syria, according...
Elijah Cummings: Veteran US Democrat dies aged 68

Elijah Cummings: Veteran US Democrat dies aged 68

Veteran US Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings, who was heavily involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry, has died at the age of 68. His office said he had...

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