East Timor, Australia agree on border delimitation

Australia and East Timor agreed on the full text of a draft treaty defining maritime boundaries, the Permanent Court of Arbitration said in a statement released in The Hague,

Economy | Xi seen wary to push country reform

President Xi Jinping is expected to emerge from the twice-a-decade Chinese Communist Party’s congress that starts today as the most powerful figure in Chinese politics since Mao

Myanmar |Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in

5-Nation tour | Trump in Asia will call for increased pressure on North Korea

President Donald Trump will ask U.S. allies to pressure North Korea on its nuclear program in an upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region. He’ll also meet with

Hurricane Ophelia’s remnants batter UK, Ireland; three dead

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland with wind gusts of up to 130 kph yesterday , killing at least three people, grounding planes, shutting

USA | Trump, McConnell make a show of unity, despite tensions

Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell have reaffirmed their alliance of necessity in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous president

Offbeat | Ohio! Man builds 2-story ‘Star Wars’ vehicle replica for Halloween

A two-story, “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud. Nick Meyer has built a replica four-legged

This Day in History | 1976 – Funeral of Mafia boss held in NY

The funeral of Carlo Gambino, the ‘boss of the bosses’ in the Mafia, has taken place in New York. Mr Gambino, considered the most powerful of

Golf | Woods cleared for sport activities with no restrictions

Tiger Woods is swinging a driver without pain, and his agent says doctors have cleared the former world No. 1 to practice without limitations. Still

Cycling | Tour champion Froome could face Dumoulin test on 2018 route

Defending champion Chris Froome can expect a stern challenge from Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin in next year’s Tour de France. Froome is chasing a record-equaling fifth

Gymnastics | Olympic champion Simone Biles returns to gym with new coach

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to get serious about her comeback. Biles, who won four gold medals and five total during the 2016

Russia 2018 | Italy to face Sweden in World Cup playoffs

Italy will face Sweden in the European playoffs next month to qualify for the World Cup. The four-time World Cup champions were drawn yesterday to play

World briefs

SYRIA U.S.-backed Syrian forces liberated the city of Raqqa yesterday from Islamic State militants, a senior commander said, in a major defeat for the collapsing extremist group that

The Buzz | Solange, Bruno Mars lead Soul Train Awards nominations

Solange is the most nominated artist for this year’s edition of BET’s Soul Train Awards. The younger sister of Beyonce has seven nominations, including best R&B/soul female

Michelle Yeoh: Weinstein a ‘bully,’ ‘not always honorable’

Actress Michelle Yeoh said yesterday that she was aware of Harvey Weinstein’s reputation and would have unleashed “years of martial arts training” on the fallen Hollywood

Views on China | Actually, a strongman won’t make China stronger

Who will rise and fall at this week’s Communist Party congress in Beijing remains shrouded in the usual thick mist of Chinese politics. But the outcome of the

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – edition no. 2908

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Gongbei: Man escapes alive from brutal accident

A falling crane hit a car in the vicinity of the Gongbei port, in Zhuhai. The car’s driver seat got flattened, the sunroof went off and the doors were deformed

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