Singapore to freeze car numbers

BBC - 5 hours 28 min ago
The country cited land constraints and improved public transport as reasons for the cap.

The Lion Man: An Ice Age masterpiece

BBC - 6 hours 17 min ago
The story behind a small ivory sculpture that was carved 40,000 years ago.

Tradition for sale

BBC - 6 hours 18 min ago
The legendary Filipina tribal tattooist was pictured asleep at the show, sparking fears of exploitation.

Xi accrues power, worrying critics and delighting supporters

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 24 min ago
The model lunar rover didn’t much impress the retiree in a cotton Mao jacket visiting an exhibition of Chinese achievements under President Xi Jinping. Nor did the displays charting China’s climate change progress or other technological advancements.

U.S. says it is considering sanctions over Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya

REUTERS - 6 hours 25 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is taking steps and considering a range of further actions over Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, including targeted sanctions under its Global Magnitsky law, the State Department said on Monday.

Venezuela swears in opposition governors despite boycott

BBC - 6 hours 35 min ago
Four opposition governors pledge allegiance to the constituent assembly despite a boycott.

IS came with a hit list, left Syria town in a trail of blood

AP - 6 hours 35 min ago
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State militants came into the Syrian town with a hit list. By the time they left three weeks later, more than 70 civilians had been killed — shot or beheaded, their bodies dumped in farms and ditches. 2017-10-23T12:02:00-04:00 2017-10-23T16:02:35-04:00

CBP: Hermitage Capital’s Browder has right to enter US

TASS [Russian State News] - 6 hours 50 min ago
Browder's request was considered and approved on an individual basis, the official added

Venezuela opposition governors take oath before assembly

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 55 min ago
Four of the five opposition governors recently elected in Venezuela took an oath Monday before leaders of the all-powerful, pro-government constitutional assembly, reversing an earlier refusal and underlining fractures in the opposition.

China court uses social media to shame debtors: China Daily

REUTERS - 6 hours 58 min ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A local court in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou is using social media to shame people into repaying their debts, the China Daily reported on Tuesday.

Brazil seeks to revoke asylum of Italian ex-guerrilla convicted of murder

REUTERS - 7 hours 2 min ago
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government told the Supreme Court on Monday that President Michel Temer has the authority to revoke the asylum status a former left-wing guerrilla convicted of murder in Italy and extradite him at his country's request.

'I never imagined he'd end up in prison'

BBC - 7 hours 3 min ago
Susana Barreda describes a "nightmare" after her husband, a pro-independence leader, was detained.

UN to vote on extending Syria chemical weapons inspectors

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 11 min ago
The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a Tuesday vote on a U.S.-sponsored resolution that would extend the work of inspectors seeking to determine who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, and the big question is whether Russia will veto it.

India's Gandhi scion seeks revival in PM Modi's backyard

REUTERS - 7 hours 12 min ago
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's most fabled political dynasty, will within weeks be crowned leader of the Congress party, handing him a freer rein to prove if he can mount a credible challenge to the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Politically charged murder trial of Mexican immigrant starts in San Francisco

REUTERS - 7 hours 23 min ago
(Reuters) - The trial of a Mexican man accused of murdering a woman while illegally in the United States began in San Francisco on Monday, a case that President Donald Trump has cited as an example of the dangers posed by lax border security.

Ivory seizures hit record levels last year, report says

BBC - 7 hours 26 min ago
While poaching killed thousands of elephants over the last decade, it is diminishing, a report says.

'Minister of WhatsApp'

BBC - 7 hours 30 min ago
The creation of a cyber security ministry has both amused and alarmed Zimbabweans.

Liberia party submits complaint over alleged vote fraud

REUTERS - 7 hours 50 min ago
DAKAR (Reuters) - The Liberty Party that placed third in the first round of Liberia's presidential elections on Monday submitted a complaint to the elections commission (NEC), calling for it to annul the result won by former soccer star George Weah, the document showed.

George Clooney and Matt Damon speak out over Harvey Weinstein

BBC - 7 hours 54 min ago
The actors said it was time for Hollywood to change and that it's now 'the moment to believe women'.

Culture and concerts

BBC - 8 hours 1 min ago
Tahani Salih suffered under IS - now she's bringing pleasure back to where the group once ruled.



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