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  • Flights cancelled after Bali's Mt Agung volcano erupts

    26 November 2017 3:39 AM 129

    Flights between Australia and Bali resumed on Sunday after eruptions from Bali's Mt Agung volcano grounded flights on Saturday, inundating nearby villages with ash. For the second time in a week, the volcano sent plumes of grey-black ash and steam at least 2000 metres into the sky prompting a number of airline to cancel services on Saturday. Bali's Mount

  • Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupts for second time in a week

    25 November 2017 3:17 PM 124

    Jakarta: A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali has erupted for the second time in a week but authorities says its alert level remains unchanged. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said the ash column from Mount Agung rose 1500m following an eruption at about 5:30pm on Saturday. Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the volcano's alert

  • LA trumps Sydney for bad traffic as Americans head home for the holidays

    22 November 2017 8:59 PM 109

    Sydney traffic is so notoriously bad our state government commissioned a public transport app to show us how late our next bus is running. But if you think our roads are clogged, wait until you see the masses of cars heading home for the holidays in Los Angeles, California. Aerial footage showed bumber-to-bumper cars leaving the city at peak hour as families

  • 'I should have left them in jail!' Trump unloads on athletes freed by China

    19 November 2017 8:08 PM 115

    Washington, DC: President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players in a Chinese jail, after the father of one of the players questioned Trump's role in their release. "Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting

  • Macron invites Hariri family to France 'not at all' for exile

    16 November 2017 8:08 AM 131

    Paris: Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and his family will travel to France in coming days, a French presidential source says, after Emmanuel Macron invited him as part of efforts to defuse tensions in the Middle East. Speaking in the German city of Bonn after a climate conference on Wednesday, Macron said his invitation was not an offer of exile

  • Flawless 163-carat diamond fetches $44.5 million in Geneva auction

    14 November 2017 10:43 PM 121

    A flawless 163-carat clear diamond fetched about $US34 million ($44.5 million) at Christie's in Geneva on Tuesday evening. The diamond, the centrepiece of an asymmetric gem-studded necklace designed by Fawaz Gruosi, founder of Geneva jeweller De Grisogono, exceeded the auction house's expectation of $US25 million. The stone was the largest of its kind ever auctioned

  • Paul Manafort, Richard Gates ordered to remain on home arrest, bail unchanged

    3 November 2017 5:54 PM 112

    Washington: A US judge has ordered indicted former Trump campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Richard Gates to remain under home arrest, rejecting for now their pleas for less stringent bail conditions. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson also sharply warned lawyers for the duo not to speak about their case outside of court. "This is a criminal trial

  • Spanish prosecutor asks for international arrest warrant for ousted Catalan president

    2 November 2017 4:22 PM 114

    Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont surfaced in Belgium on Tuesday with some of his ex-ministers, saying they were seeking “freedom and safety” there. MADRID—A Spanish prosecutor asked a judge Thursday to issue an international arrest warrant for the former president of Catalonia and four of his regional ministers after they did not comply with a summons

  • Prosecutors seek jail for eight members of deposed Catalan government

    2 November 2017 10:37 AM 259

    They also asked that a ninth former minister be freed and ordered to pay a bond. Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four other ministers, however, refused to show up in Madrid as summoned and remain in Belgium. Puigdemont and 19 others involved in Catalonia's rollercoaster secession push over recent weeks have been summoned to be questioned

  • Children's movies on bin Laden's computer

    2 November 2017 9:51 AM 198

    A computer recovered from Osama bin Laden's compound in 2011 contained a vast video collection including children's cartoons and documentaries about himself. The United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released a list of material found on the computer, which was taken during the military operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed the al Qaeda