Australia | Ruling coalition forced into minority government

Australia’s ruling coalition was forced into minority government on Saturday after a massive swing against its senior partner, the Liberal Party, in a by- election for

Migrant caravan re-forms in Mexico, members vow to reach US

Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 2,000 Central American migrants swam or rafted across a river separating that country from Guatemala, re-formed their

Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission

UK minister backs Trump move to exit nuclear pact

Britain’s defense secretary says the U.K. stands “absolutely resolute” with the United States as President Donald Trump announced he will pull out from a landmark arms control agreement

This Day in History | 1990 – Aral Sea is ‘World’s worst disaster’

The Royal Geographical Society has unveiled evidence that the devastated region around the Aral Sea in Central Asia is the world’s worst ecological disaster. Three British scientists

Offbeat | 12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than USD600,000

A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than USD600,000. Boston-based

Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile yesterday after sports officials assured

MotoGP | Marquez win Japanese secures championship title

Honda rider Marc Marquez won the Japanese MotoGP yesterday to secure the championship with three races left in the season. Marquez took the lead with four

Football | Messi breaks arm as Barcelona regains lead in La Liga

Barcelona ended its slump and regained the Spanish league lead but there was little to celebrate as Lionel Messi broke his right forearm and will

Agent says Usain Bolt has contract offer, coach not aware

Usain Bolt’s long- time agent Ricky Simms said yesterday that the eight-time Olympic sprint gold medalist had received an A-League contract offer from the Central Coast Mariners,

World Briefs

TAIWAN At least 22 people were killed and 171 others injured yesterday when one of Taiwan’s newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route,

Taiwan | Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators rally

Thousands of pro- independence demonstrators gathered in Taiwan’s capital on Saturday to express their disapproval with China’s stance toward their island. China cut off contact with Taiwanese

The Buzz | Murakami: Joy of writing is to start not knowing end

Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami says he enjoys writing novels because he doesn’t know how they’ll end up. Murakami, hosting a special radio show yesterday, said he starts

Rear Window | Blowing off some steam

Since Denis Papin’s digester everybody knows that you cannot manage a pressure cooker without something to let off some steam …whether screamingly high or low pitch! This technical

Monday, October 22, 2018 – edition no. 3153

* DSAT working on traffic plan to cope with new bridge * Judicial year opens * Blockchain-backed casino club * Lusofonia festival closes with praises   DOWNLOAD

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