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15 January 2018 5:51 AM Palestine's Abbas condemns Trump peace move as 'slap of the century'

Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would only accept a broad, internationally-backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel, but did not rule out a US role in such a panel. The Palestinians are seething at US President Donald Trump's recognition last month of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and Abbas told a meeting of senior 17

12 January 2018 8:30 PM North Korea praises controversial book, says it 'foretells end of Trump'

Seoul: North Korea has praised American author Michael Wolff's controversial book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, taking pleasure from it's jaw-dropping account of chaos and dysfunction under President Donald Trump. The North's main newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, says the book's sales reflect what it calls "rapidly surging anti-Trump sentiments 18

11 January 2018 10:26 PM Malaysia approves new search for MH370

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's government says it has approved a new attempt by a private company to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years after its disappearance sparked one of aviation's biggest mysteries. The Houston, Texas-based company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel this past week to look in the southern Indian 21

11 January 2018 3:06 AM My name is Jimi review: Torres Strait Island tale keeps the culture alive

So says Jimi​ Bani​ in this warm-hearted piece in which we are welcomed into his ancestral home in the Torres Strait, where we meet his family, share their stories and challenges. Bani is not just the charismatic main actor in this piece. He is a custodian of his culture and soon to be the ninth chief of the Wagadagam​ clan on remote Mabuiag​ Island 10

10 January 2018 10:14 PM Markets Live: ASX set to extend losses

Wall Street's major indexes fell on Wednesday, stalling the rally that marked the start of 2018, after a report that China is considering slowing its purchases of US government debt. "We've had a tremendous run, mostly unabated since Trump's election in 2016 and with no volatility. If we do see a pullback, that's going to be a buying opportunity," said Michael 24

4 January 2018 11:40 PM Tiger Woods to start 2018 campaign at Torrey Pines

Former world number one Tiger Woods will make his much-anticipated 2018 debut at this month's Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, his first official PGA Tour event since missing the cut at the same tournament last year. Woods, who returned to competition last month in an 18-man exhibition after a near 10-month layoff during which he had spinal fusion 15

31 December 2017 11:17 PM At least 12 die in Costa Rica plane crash

San Jose: A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, most of them foreign tourists, the country's security ministry said. The crash, whose cause is not yet known, took place in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, which is popular with tourists, in the province of Guanacaste, about 230 km west of the capital of San José. Enio Cubillo 33

31 December 2017 12:48 AM Russian tankers fuelled North Korea via transfers at sea: reports

Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state. The sales of oil or oil products from Russia, the world's second biggest oil exporter and a veto-wielding 32

19 December 2017 3:55 AM Matildas tee up Norway, Portugal and China as next opponents

The Matildas' bid to stretch their record-winning streak into uncharted territory will come in February at the Algarve Cup. World No.14 Norway, hosts Portugal and familiar foes China will be Australia's next three opponents as Alen Stajcic's Matildas look to extend their winning run. Australia will play all three sides in the prestigious annual tournament 59

13 December 2017 9:09 PM Let them eat kebab: EU okays doner meat

Strasbourg: Doner kebab vendors across Europe have won a victory in the European Parliament when European Union politicians failed to outlaw additives regularly used to preserve taste and moisture. The European Commission had proposed permitting the use of phosphates in frozen kebab meat to reflect current practice. The chemicals are theoretically banned 60