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Wed 21 Aug 2019

Documents reveal Hirohito wartime regrets

Documents reveal Hirohito wartime regrets

Although it is not surprising Japan's Emperor Hirohito had deep regrets about World War II, new documents highlight how strong his emotions had been.

India's moon mission placed in lunar orbit

India's moon mission placed in lunar orbit

A LUNAR insertion manoeuvre has precisely injected India's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission in a 'defined orbit in a perfect way'.

UK concern about fate of Hong Kong staffer

UK concern about fate of Hong Kong staffer

BRITAIN'S foreign office is looking into reports that a Hong Kong-based staff member has been detained in mainland China.

Lam says talk is 'way out' for Hong Kong

Lam says talk is 'way out' for Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam says she wants to establish a dialogue with protesters, based on mutual respect and understanding.

Rio police shoot dead man who hijacked bus

Rio police shoot dead man who hijacked bus

BRAZILLIAN police have shot dead an armed man who took 37 people hostage on a bus in Rio, ending a four-hour stand-off; none of the hostages were hurt.

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Vanuatu

A MAGNITUDE 6.3 quake has hit off Vanuatu, the USGS says, but there are no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

Boris optimistic on Brexit deal, EU baulks

Boris optimistic on Brexit deal, EU baulks

The EU being "a bit negative" on renegotiating the Irish backstop because they believe parliament will block a no-deal Brexit, British PM Boris Johnson says.

Kashmir border clashes leave several dead

Kashmir border clashes leave several dead

BORDER clashes in Kashmir have left several people dead as Pakistan announces it will refer India and the dispute to the UN's International Court of Justice.

'Somebody had to take on China': Trump

'Somebody had to take on China': Trump

US President Donald Trump is looking at possible tax cuts but not right now, as he explained any short-term pain from his trade war with China is "irrelevant".

Italy prosecutor orders rescue ship seized

Italy prosecutor orders rescue ship seized

AN Italian prosecutor has ordered a migrant rescue ship be seized, ending a stand-off and allowing those on board to be evacuated to land amid dire conditions.

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