The Buzz | Australian ex-publisher gets 13 years on Myanmar drug charge

A court in Myanmar yesterday sentenced an Australian journalist who was a pioneering publisher in Southeast Asia to 13 years in prison for possession of illegal drugs. Ross Dunkley was arrested

The Buzz | Hong Kong braces for more protests on handover anniversary

More than 50,000 people rallied in support of the Hong Kong police yesterday as the semi-autonomous territory braced for another day of protests on the anniversary of the

The Buzz | Report: Hackers using telecoms like ‘global spy system’

An ambitious group of state-backed hackers has been burrowing into telecommunications companies in order to spy on high-profile targets across the world, a U.S. cybersecurity firm said in

The Buzz | Trump offers help for Canadians held in China

President Donald Trump is offering to intervene on Canada’s behalf to bring up the plight of two Canadians held in China when he meets with China’s president Xi

The Buzz | Trump says report he lost over $1b ‘inaccurate’

President Donald Trump says a New York Times report that his businesses lost more than USD1 billion from 1985 to 1994 is “highly inaccurate.” The newspaper, citing

The Buzz | Instagram story aims to engage new generation with Holocaust

Much as Anne Frank’s diary gripped the older generations, an Instagram account based on a true 13-year-old Jewish victim’s journal, called Eva.Stories, is generating buzz among the young.

The Buzz | Streaming service Spotify hits 100 million paid user mark

Music streaming service Spotify says its paying subscribers have reached 100 million for the first time, up 32% on the year and almost twice the latest figures for

The Buzz | Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Dozens of public housing advocates are protesting outside the gutted Notre Dame in Paris to demand that France’s poorest be remembered after donors pledged USD1 billion to rebuild

The Buzz | Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special

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

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., a site that monitors

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.

The Buzz | NYC orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak

New York City declared a public health emergency yesterday over a measles outbreak and ordered mandatory vaccinations in one neighborhood for people who may have been exposed to

The Buzz | Brazil army shoots family car; kills father

The Brazilian army is investigating the death of a man in Rio de Janeiro whose car was hit by 80 shots fired by members of the armed forces. Authorities

The Buzz | CNN anchor Don Lemon engaged to real estate agent Tim Malone

CNN anchor Don Lemon (pictured) has announced his engagement to New York real estate agent Tim Malone. Lemon, who has two dogs with Malone, posted

The Buzz | Chui re-appoints brother to Council of Public Prosecutors

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has re- appointed his brother, Chui Sai Cheong, as well as architect Eddie Wong to the Council of Public Prosecutors for another three-year

The Buzz | US man charged with trying to steal item from Auschwitz

An American visitor to the former Auschwitz- Birkenau death camp attempted to steal a metal part of the historic rail tracks where prisoners were unloaded, officials said. The

The Buzz | Homemade explosive at north China police station injures three

Three people were injured yesterday when a homemade explosive device was set off at a police station in China’s northeast, authorities said. After setting fire to the

The Buzz | UK prime minister in last-minute push to win Brexit support

British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minute push to win support for her European Union divorce deal, warning opponents that failure to approve it would mean

The Buzz | Trump goes after Spike Lee after Oscars speech

President Donald Trump is going after director Spike Lee, who used his Oscar acceptance speech to urge mobilization for the 2020 election. Trump tweeted yesterday that Lee

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