Son of prominent South Korean defector moves to North Korea

The son of the highest-profile South Korean to defect to North Korea has arrived in the North to permanently resettle, North Korean state media said. If

Parts of southern India facing acute water shortage

With the government able to meet only 40% of the water requirement, millions of people in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu are depending on

Philippines | Amnesty seeks international probe to end killings

Amnesty International urgently called for international pressure and an immediate U.N. investigation to help end what it says are possible crimes against humanity in the Philippine

Diplomacy | Sudanese say US pressure was key to reaching transition deal

The power-sharing agreement reached between Sudan’s military and pro-democracy protesters last week came after the United States and its Arab allies applied intense pressure on both

UK hunts mole behind leak of envoy’s frank Trump missives

The British government was hunting yesterday for the source of a leak of diplomatic cables from Britain’s ambassador in Washington that branded President Donald Trump’s administration

Offbeat | New Mexico ghost town saloon uses civility to draw crowd

A saloon in a New Mexico ghost town attracts regulars with diverse backgrounds and opinions with a promise to “have dialogue.” The No Scum Allowed Saloon in the White

This Day in History | 2001 Scientists discover why we are here

A Californian University has thrown more light on why the Big Bang works after nearly 40 years of world-wide research. Most scientists accept that the universe

Life & Style | Lithuanian couple crowned ‘wife carrying’ world champions

A Lithuanian man and his wife have won the world ‘wife carrying’ title, leaping over timber and wading through waist-high water to beat dozens of other

Football | US wins 4th World Cup title, 2nd in a row

United States 2, Netherlands 0 After every goal celebration and all the confident posturing, the U.S. national team backed up its swagger at the Women’s World

World briefs


The Buzz | Eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings added to World Heritage list

The work of famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was recognized Sunday as eight of his buildings, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Los

Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona

Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon

Our Desk | The sudden ‘new vitality’ of Ho

The former president of the Legislative Assembly (AL) Ho Iat Seng is widely considered the most likely next Chief Executive (CE). The first to publicly acknowledge that

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – edition no. 3328

* 30,000 workers to benefit from minor lift to minimum wage * The story of China’s first cement factory * The SAR passport has slipped six places in the most powerful passport

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