Sudan | Activists say military attempted to break up sit-in

The Sudanese military attempted to break up an anti-government sit-in yesterday outside its headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, but backed off, organizers behind the protests said.

Germany | Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud

German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition, saying he failed to prevent the

This Day in History | 1964 – ‘Great Train Robbers’ get 300 years

Some of the longest sentences in British criminal history have been imposed on men involved in the so-called “Great Train Robbery”. Sentences totalling 307 years

Offbeat | Man sues parents for getting rid of his vast porn collection

An Indiana man is suing his parents for getting rid of his vast pornography collection, which he estimates is worth USD29,000. The 40-year-old man last

The Buzz | Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright rules

The European Union has approved a copyright rule that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and

Mia Farrow pursues anti-hunger work in South Sudan visit

Mia Farrow will never forget the day she watched a baby die in her mother’s arms. “It was a little girl staring at her mother and

World Briefs

TAIWAN The former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, says the U.S. wants the rest of the world to be more like Taiwan. Ryan made

US | Dems defend Omar after Trump retweets video against her

Top Democrats on yesterday rushed to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump retweeted video that was edited to suggest she was being dismissive of

IMF | Finance officials pledge cooperation, tensions persist

Global finance officials are pledging closer cooperation in efforts to lift the world economy out of its current slowdown, but tensions persist between the United States

This Day in History | 1998 – Former Cambodian dictator dies

The former Cambodian dictator, Pol Pot, whose regime led to the deaths of millions of his people, has died. Journalists who were shown his body in a

Offbeat | Girl not amused by ‘SNL’ joke about her disabled pet chicken

The chicken, named Granite Heart, is learning to walk with a custom wheelchair. On a recent ‘SNL’ episode, the television show’s “Weekend Update” co-host said

The Buzz | Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after massive outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down yesterday. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were affected by the outage. Downdetector.com, a site that monitors

Diana? Alice? Elizabeth? Britons bet on new royal baby name

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, may be keeping plans about their impending baby under wraps, but that hasn’t stopped everyone in Britain from trying

World Briefs

PHILIPPINES Officials say U.S. DNA tests have confirmed the death of a Muslim militant leader who helped lead the 2017 siege of southern Marawi city and was regarded

Censorship Russia moves to expand state control of internet

Russian lawmakers approved yesterday a bill that would expand government control over the internet and whose opponents fear heralds a new era of widespread censorship.

UK | WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested at Ecuador embassy in London

British police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London yesterday, after the South American nation decided to revoke the political asylum that had

This Day in History | 1975 – US pulls out of Cambodia

The US has admitted defeat in Cambodia and removed its remaining embassy personnel from the capital, Phnom Penh. Early this morning 276 people were airlifted

Offbeat | Dentist vows to put racy Easter display back up

A New Jersey dentist who created a racy Easter display is vowing to put it back up after a female neighbor used gardening shears to damage

The Buzz | EU, UK agree to delay Brexit until Halloween

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union has granted her “key request” to add an early exit clause to its agreement to a six-month Brexit extension.

World Briefs

CHINA Police seized a haul of methamphetamine and heroin concealed in a truckload of bananas believed to have come from Myanmar. The drug shipment weighing 144.5 kilograms was

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