1h ago| USA

China expresses regret that 'civilian' airship strays over US

China on Friday expressed regret that what it called a "civilian" airship had strayed into US territory, an incident that sparked a political furor in the United States and raised questions about a planned trip to Beijing by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

2h ago| UK

UK man pleads guilty in foiled 2021 crossbow attack on queen

A Briton on Friday became the first person in decades to plead guilty to treason, after admitting trying to harm Queen Elizabeth II with a loaded crossbow in Windsor Castle in 2021.

3h ago| USA

What is a suspected Chinese spy balloon doing above the US?

News that the Pentagon is monitoring a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon in the skies over the continental United States raises a series of questions – not least among them, what exactly it might be doing.

2d ago| UK

Half a million strike in UK's largest walkout in 12 years

Half a million workers went on strike in Britain on Wednesday, calling for higher wages in the largest such walkout in over a decade, closing schools and severely disrupting transport.

2d ago| Middle East

Palestinians face ‘shrinking horizon of hope’: Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken shuttled from Israel to the Palestinians’ West Bank yesterday, appealing for an end to resurgent violence and reaffirming Washington’s backing for a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict.

2d ago| Middle East

Iran jails couple in viral dancing video

An Iranian court has handed jail sentences of over 10 years each to a young couple who danced in front of one of Tehran’s main landmarks in a video seen as a symbol of defiance against the regime, activists said yesterday.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Blinken postpones China trip after spy balloon row

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed a visit to China that had been expected to start yesterday after a Chinese spy balloon was tracked flying across the United States, a US official said.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023
USA

China expresses regret that 'civilian' airship strays over US

China on Friday expressed regret that what it called a "civilian" airship had strayed into US territory, an incident that sparked a political furor in the United States and raised questions about a planned trip to Beijing by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023
UK

UK man pleads guilty in foiled 2021 crossbow attack on queen

A Briton on Friday became the first person in decades to plead guilty to treason, after admitting trying to harm Queen Elizabeth II with a loaded crossbow in Windsor Castle in 2021.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023
USA

What is a suspected Chinese spy balloon doing above the US?

News that the Pentagon is monitoring a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon in the skies over the continental United States raises a series of questions – not least among them, what exactly it might be doing.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

30-year-old Bobi named world’s oldest living dog by Guinness World Records

Meet 30-year-old Bobi, the world's oldest ever dog. Bobi is 30 years 266 days old, as at February 1.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

When and where can you see the snow moon of 2023?

The full moon of February this year is called the 'snow moon'. This is the second full moon of the year and will be visible in the night sky on February 5.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023
USA

Chinese spy balloon spotted over US: Pentagon

The Pentagon is tracking a suspected spy balloon belonging to China as it flies over the western United States, officials have said.."Clearly the intent of this balloon is for surveillance," a senior US defense official told reporters on the condition of anonymity on Thursday..The of

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Russia keeps up pressure in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky yesterday urged EU leaders during talks in Kyiv to slap more sanctions on Russia, as Moscow’s forces pressed their offensive in eastern Ukraine and fired missiles into the city of Kramatorsk near the front line.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Move to prolong ‘illegitimate rule’: US

The United States on Wednesday denounced the Myanmar junta’s extension of a state of emergency, saying it prolonged suffering two years after a coup toppled an elected government.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Australia to remove UK monarch from banknotes

Australia will remove the British monarch from its banknotes, replacing the late Queen Elizabeth II’s image on its $5 note with a design honouring Indigenous culture, the central bank said yesterday. The decision to leave her successor King Charles III off