Thailand | Court accepts dissolution case over princess nomination

A Thai court said yesterday that it will take up the case of whether to dissolve a political party that nominated a member of the royal family as its

Iraq | In heart of Baghdad, IS war museum honors fallen militiamen

A few steps from Baghdad’s cultural heart and its famous book market on al-Mutanabi Street lies the Iraqi capital’s latest tourist attraction: a war museum glorifying the sacrifices of

Poland | Pompeo says ‘confronting Iran’ key to Mideast peace

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday at a security conference in Warsaw that Iran is the top threat in the Middle East and confronting the

This Day in History | 1983: Hundreds die in Assam poll violence

Hundreds of people have died in Assam as fierce fighting rages in the run-up to the election. Villages have been set on fire and bridges and offices

Offbeat | A very prompt Marc Jacobs welcomes back a ‘90s supermodel

Marc Jacobs didn’t waste a second before starting his runway show yesterday . Literally. The designer, whose high-profile show traditionally closes out Fashion Week, was clearly determined

Football | Champions League: Son becoming indispensable for Spurs, inspiring Dortmund win

Son Heung-min has every reason to be constantly smiling, and Tottenham has many reasons to be thankful. For a footballer so understated, so seemingly undemanding,

Sailing | High-tech SailGP series hits the water on Sydney Harbour

Boats skippered by Australian Olympic gold medalists Nathan Outteridge and Tom Slingsby are among the favorites in the inaugural SailGP races starting on Sydney Harbour today.

The Buzz | British IS schoolgirl ‘Wants to return home’ – report

One of three schoolgirls who left east London in 2015 to join the Islamic State group says she has no regrets, but wants to return to the UK.

Papua New Guinea on hunt for 275 cars missing after APEC

A Papua New Guinea police superintendent yesterday  was hot on the trail of one of the many high-end cars he’s trying to recover after an international summit.

World Briefs

PHILIPPINES The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested by government agents in a libel case accused President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration yesterday of acting like

Kapok | There can be only one

Elections are in the air — it has become palpable. Just a few days ago, Judge Song Man Lei was for the second time appointed as the

Friday, February 15, 2019 – edition no. 3229

* Caritas head says some pedestrians disrespect elderly traffic assistants * IPIM expands service counters * Airbus to scrap a380 production * Smoke on the water - Extra   DOWNLOAD

Smoke on the water

  * Movies: Velvet Buzzsaw * Book: The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler * Music: Music Inspired by the Film Roma by Various Artists * Wine: The Oriental Republic * Technology: iRacing a

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ a gloriously gory art-world satire

The art installation, so often a playground in the contemporary art museum, is in Dan Gilroy’s gloriously gory satire “Velvet Buzzsaw” a terror chamber. Interactivity is involuntary.

‘Killer Collective’ is another page turner from Barry Eisler

At first blush, Barry Eisler’s new thriller resembles one of those cartoonish action movies in which a handful of retired covert operators who don’t trust each other

Beck, Patti Smith, Unkle inspired by ‘Roma’

Beck, Patti Smith, Unkle, DJ Shadow and Billie Eilish are part of a large and diverse group performing songs inspired by Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” resulting in an

News of the World | Naked pot-smoking sect grows at Indian Hindu fest

The Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, is a series of baths by Hindu sadhus and sadhvis, holy men and women, and other pilgrims who believe the ritual

The Oriental Republic

  Sandwiched between Argentina and Brazil on land and bordered by Río de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean, Uruguay is situated in the richest and

Technology | Drivers, connect your Wi-Fi! iRacing a hit in NASCAR

Ray Alfalla got hooked on NASCAR in the late 1990s after his family left Cuba and settled in the Miami area. He’s the type of die-hard fan

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