Indonesia | Suspected suicide bombs in Jakarta kills three policemen

Indonesia’s president ordered a thorough investigation yesterday of twin suicide bombings that targeted police, killing three officers, in the deadliest attack by suspected militants in

Japan | Foreigners detained in Tokyo stage hunger strike to stay

Dozens of foreigners seeking permission to stay in Japan have staged a hunger strike while in detention, highlighting what human rights advocates say is shoddy treatment

Brussels | Angry UK to confront Trump on leaks as NATO leaders meet

President Donald Trump opened meetings with European Union leaders yesterday against the backdrop of striking anger from Britain over intelligence leaks and a decision by Manchester

This Day in History | 1950 – UK drivers cheer end of fuel rations

Long queues have appeared at garages this evening and motorists have torn their ration books into confetti after the government announced an end to petrol rationing.

Offbeat | How do you move 40,000 bees? Carefully, with just 3 stings

With just three stings and no serious injuries, two beekeepers have safely removed an estimated 40,000 bees that bedeviled a Virginia townhouse community. The Washington Post reports (wapo.st/2rCfkZo) the

Portugal’s European Championship hero dropped from squad

Portugal is going to the Confederations Cup without Eder, its goal-scoring hero in the final of the European Championship, and rising star Renato Sanches.

Football | United beats Ajax 2-0, wins Europa League

A guttural roar of “Manchester, Manchester” thundered around the Friends Arena at the full-time whistle. Purely in soccer terms, Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Ajax

Analysis | Manchester United rediscovers aura, winning mentality under Mourinho

Two trophies, qualification for the Champions League, and a re-establishment of the club’s old aura and winning mentality. Jose Mourinho’s first season at Manchester United

World briefs

PHILIPPINES Government forces launched “precision attacks” yesterday to clear militants linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a failed raid

Manchester | Queen Elizabeth visits young survivors of concert blast

Queen Elizabeth II met yesterday with children injured in the Manchester concert bombing, consoling them and pronouncing the attack at an event attended by so many

The Buzz | Ariana Grande’s manager: ‘Fear cannot rule the day’

Ariana Grande’s manager says he plans to honor those killed during the bombing of her concert with “love and joy and life.” Scooter Braun writes on Twitter

Kapok | Suicide in Macao

Émile Durkheim was the first academic to dedicate a whole book to suicide. In his seminal work, the French sociologist was able to distinguish between egoistic, altruistic, anomic

Friday, May 26, 2017 – edition no. 2810

* Chaos in Brazil * Air quality improving * Chan’s accountability pledges * The seagull closes arts fest   DOWNLOAD

Mexico, drugs and headlines | The year(s) of living dangerously

* Books: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building * Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg * Music: Neva Left by Snoop Dogg * Wine: The Gentry of Rheinhessen * F & B: Walnut Potica     DOWNLOAD

Snoop Dogg looks back on CD reflecting rap’s shift

There’s a strong whiff of the past on Snoop Dogg’s new album, starting with the cover: A throwback photo of the young rapper taken almost 25 years

Sandberg wants to change the conversation about death

On their last day together, the Silicon Valley elite couple Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg were sunbathing and playing the popular strategy board game The Settlers of Catan on