Chinese spy Wang Liqiang alleges Beijing ordered overseas murders, including in Australia

Photo:Wang Liqiang has warned against “underestimating our organisation”. A man claiming to have worked as a secret Chinese operative for five years says Beijing has directed overseas assassinations, including on Australian soil. Government sources have confirmed to the ABC Wang “William” Liqiang has detailed the sensational allegations as he seeks political asylum. Nine Newspapers have […]

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Inside WeWork’s week from hell: How the mass layoffs went down

For some employees, the meeting took place in a frosted-glass room at the headquarters. Staffers who spoke with CNN Business recalled an executive dryly reading a few lines apologizing for a period of uncertainty and notifying those in the room — who ranged from entry-level hires to senior-managers — that their jobs were being eliminated. […]

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Amazon sues U.S. over loss of Pentagon cloud deal to Microsoft

Amazon.com Inc. filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging the Defense Department’s choice of rival Microsoft Corp. for a Pentagon cloud-computing contract worth as much as $10 billion. The lawsuit, which was filed under seal in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, marks Amazon’s most aggressive push to defend its competitive edge in the lucrative and […]

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Judge dismisses Subway’s $210M lawsuit against CBC over chicken sandwich exposé

The Ontario Superior Courthas thrown out a $210-million defamation lawsuit launched by Subway against CBC, which had reported the sandwich chain may have been selling some poultry products that were only 50 per cent chicken DNA. TheMarketplaceinvestigationmet the “‘public interest’ test,” was an example of investigative journalism, and therefore is protected under Section 137.1(3 of […]

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Bolivian officials accuse Evo Morales of terrorism, sedition

A female supporter of Bolivian President Evo Morales shows her support during a march in La Paz, Bolivia, Oct. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Juan Karita LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia’s interim government accused ousted President Evo Morales of terrorism and sedition on Friday for purportedly organizing highway blockades intended to prevent food from reaching some cities. […]

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Professor caught red-handed stealing panties

A nanotech professor in one of Japan’s top universities was arrested for stealing underwear he saw hanging outside a residence last Sunday, Nov. 17. Seimei Shiratori, a 56-year-old professor from Keio University, allegedly took the pair of bra and panties hanging outside for drying in someone’s first-floor balcony as per the Asahi Shimbun report via […]

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Donald Trump accuses impeachment witness of lying, defends use of Giuliani

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Friday accused a witness in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of lying and offered an explanation for his controversial use of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine policy, saying Giuliani’s crime-fighting abilities were needed to deal with a corrupt country. Trump made his remarks the day after the fifth and […]

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Spacewalking astronauts repairing cosmic ray detector

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Spacewalking astronauts ventured out for the second week in a row Friday to repair a cosmic ray detector, this time actually cutting into the $2 billion instrument. The International Space Station’s Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan needed to slice through eight stainless steel tubes, using hardware store-type bolt cutters. That will […]

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Togo turns ex-colonial palace into flagship art centre

Togo on Friday opened a flagship art centre in the former seat of colonial power after a multi-million dollar refurbishment aimed at making it a major cultural draw in West Africa. Built over a century ago, the Palais de Lome was home to both French and German colonial rulers until becoming the residence of the […]

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Donald Trump is digging in after two weeks of public impeachment hearings

Updated November 22, 2019 17:02:02 Photo: Mr Trump has characterised some of those who have testified publicly in the hearings as “Never Trumpers”. (AP) With the last of the scheduled public impeachment hearings coming to a close, three things are now clear. The Trump administration did seek a ‘quid pro quo’ from Ukraine. The diplomats […]

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Manchester City vs Chelsea: Ederson set to return in goal for Pep Guardiola’s side after training ahead of clash

Ederson is expected to return to the Manchester City starting line-up for their crucial clash against Chelsea this weekend. The Brazilian missed City’s defeat to Liverpool after picking up a muscular problem during the Champions League draw with Atalanta. The goalkeeper returned to training this week, though, and Pep Guardiola confirmed ahead of the game that he […]

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Hong Kong tear gas sparks panic over dioxin poisoning

HONG KONG: Hong Kong residents have become distracted this week by fears of dioxin poisoning, as worry grows about the effects of about 10,000 rounds of tear gas fired across the financial hub over more than five months of anti-government protests. Many people are steering clear of fresh fruit and vegetables and warning family and […]

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Baghdad tunnel becomes museum for Iraq’s protest movement

The images are both haunting and inspiring, transforming a once dreary, grim underpass into a vivid, colorful wall of art. “We want a nation, not a prison,” says one painting that depicts a man bursting free from behind bars. “Plant a revolution, and you will harvest a nation,” reads another showing a hand flashing the […]

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How to watch Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz II on Pay-Per-View

Undefeated WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder will put his title on the line Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a highly anticipated rematch with Luis Ortiz. Wilder defeated Ortiz with a 10th-round TKO in their first fight 19 months ago, but Ortiz has won his last three fights and has the […]

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GMB presenter Charlotte Hawkins reveals ups and downs of working with Piers Morgan

Charlotte Hawkins has revealed she “quite frequently” feels like throttling Piers Morgan. While the rest of us try to blank him out or spend our mornings shouting at the telly as he presents Good Morning Britain, think of poor Charlotte. The 44-year-old newsreader sometimes struggles to do her job as Piers, 54, butts in and […]

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QUIZ: Can You Name All These Military Terms?

St. Elmo’s fire, the phenomenon in which a pointed object has a violet or blue glow thanks to electricity in the air, is actually a form of plasma. At movie theaters in Colombia, you can snack on fried ants instead of popcorn. Pope Gregory IX was apparently a dog person, because he tried to exterminate […]

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Trump used office for personal gain

WASHINGTON: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday there was clear evidence President Donald Trump had used his office for personal gain and undermined national security, but that no final impeachment decision had been made as House Democrats continued their impeachment inquiry into the Republican president. Pelosi, speaking at her weekly press conference, reiterated […]

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Quiz: Most Adults Can’t Pass This Basic 3rd Grade Test. Can You?

Barbie’s real full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Nadya Suleman, aka Octomom, had the most kids in one birth to survive. Her octuplets, six boys and two girls, were born in 2009. The real Betty Boop was actually an African American woman named Esther Jones. The Indian/Western Taipan is the world’s deadliest snake. Its bite […]

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Nigeria, Niger and Benin agree to tackle smuggling after border closure

Nigeria, Niger and Benin on Thursday agreed to set up a monitoring and patrol bodies to tackle smuggling, after months of border closure and dispute between the West African countries. In a meeting in the Nigerian capital Abuja representatives of the joint anti-smuggling committee, including the foreign ministers of the three countries, and the Trade […]

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21 Vintage Photos Of People Who Might Just Be Time Travelers

We bet you can’t explain these pics. Despite books and movies about the subject, no one has ever really been able to travel through time. Scientists have determined it might just be possible, but they still can’t manage to do it. However, some of us have photographic or artistic depictions that seem to prove that […]

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Analyst Fiona Hill denounces ‘fictional narrative’ that Ukraine, not Russia, meddled in 2016 US election

Updated November 22, 2019 08:30:46 Photo: Fiona Hill, former senior director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council, appears at a House Intelligence Committee hearing. (Reuters: Loren Elliott) A former White House analyst has warned Republican politicians to quit pushing a “fictional” narrative that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election, as […]

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Quid pro quo, domestic errands: Takeaways from impeachment

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his re-election campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans and Democrats agree on little else as they embarked on only the fourth impeachment inquiry in the nation’s history. One witness explicitly acknowledged a quid pro […]

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4 protesters killed, dozens wounded as Iraqi troops shoot to kill

Injured protester is rushed to hospital during clashes with Iraqi security forces. (AP pic BAGHDAD: Four people were killed and 48 wounded early on Thursday when Iraqi security forces shot live fire and tear gas canisters at protesters near two key bridges in Baghdad, security and medical sources said. The cause of death was live […]

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