Life & Style | actress charged in Thailand for catching giant clams

A South Korean actress has been charged in Thailand with catching endangered giant clams while participating in a reality TV show and could face up to

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The Buzz | Melania Trump depicted in wooden statue in native Slovenia

The likeness of Melania Trump has been carved in wood in her native Slovenia. A life-size sculpture of the U.S. first lady has been unveiled in her

Bossa Nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88

Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became

Rear Window | Pepper spray & batons

…and the occasional downpour of rubber bullets, were found to be the appropriate answer to contain the huge crowds assembled to demand the dumping of the extradition bill

Dubai’s ruler, estranged wife headed for court clash in UK

A legal battle between the powerful, poetry- writing ruler of Dubai and his wealthy estranged wife is leading toward a showdown in a London courtroom later this

Western Balkan nations press EU aspirations at Poland summit

Government ministers from six Western Balkan nations that aspire to join the European Union met with their counterparts from some EU member nations yesterday in Poland to discuss the

Offbeat | Coney Island hot dog eaters gear up to chow down

The dog days of summer are upon us. Competitive eaters will scarf down dozens of hot dogs and buns yesterday at the annual Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest

This Day in History | 1975 – Ashe’s Wimbledon win makes history

American tennis player Arthur Ashe has become the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles’ championship. New Yorker Althea Gibson was the first black woman to take the Wimbledon title

Life & Style | Prince Harry, Meghan say they won’t name Archie’s godparents

Buckingham Palace says that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not reveal the names of the godparents of their son Archie when he is christened this weekend. The palace said

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A judge has denied a request to delay sentencing for a former University of Illinois student convicted in the kidnapping and murder of a visiting Chinese scholar U.S. District Judge James

Italian socialist Sassoli to be president of EU Parliament

Italian socialist David-Maria Sassoli was elected yesterday to head the European parliament, completing the bloc’s drawn-out and at times acrimonious appointment process for its top jobs.

Libya | Airstrike hits detention center, killing 44 migrants

An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital early yesterday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N.

Offbeat | Sweet spot: Officer craving ice cream nabs gun suspect

A police officer’s craving for cake batter ice cream put him and his colleagues in the right place to take action when a loaded gun fell out of a

This Day in History | 1976 – Israelis rescue Entebbe hostages

Israeli commandos have rescued 100 hostages, mostly Israelis or Jews, held by pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe airport in Uganda. At about 0100 local time (2200GMT), Ugandan soldiers

Life & Style | Grand Hyatt Macau presents ‘Lua de Lótus’ mooncake gift box

For this year’s Mid- Autumn Festival, Grand Hyatt Macau is presenting a repertoire of Mid-Autumn delights. An important symbol in many religions throughout the world, the lotus

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police have arrested eight people for posting personal data about police officers on the internet as massive protests against the government and police were held in recent weeks.

The Buzz | Staging Woodstock 50 a challenge, says upstate NY official

A key local official says hosting the Woodstock 50 anniversary festival on short notice “could pose a significant challenge.” A mass gathering permit application for the Vernon

2020 Census to be printed without citizenship question

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court halted the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau has started the process of

USA | Trump says tanks will be part of his July Fourth celebration

President Donald Trump isn’t taking “no tanks” for an answer on the Fourth of July. He said yesterday that a display of U.S. military

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