Sunday, December 16, 2018

Weather tweet becomes a masterclass in French memeing

Weather tweet becomes a masterclass in French memeing Best of all, you don’t need to speak French to understand. It all began with French Twitter account @TweeteoFrance (Tim Goode/EMPICS Sport) A new meme is...

Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

Prominent environmentalist Ian Kiernan, the founder of an iconic Australian anti-litter campaign that expanded into a global success, has died aged 78. The round-the-world yachtsman began the Clean Up Australia and Clean...

Jumpei Yasuda: Japanese journalist held hostage in Syria ‘freed’

A man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist held hostage in Syria for the past three years has been released, Japan's government says. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that...

Lion Air crash: Indian pilot and husband of mystery pair among victims

Authorities say there is little chance of any survivors of the Lion Air flight that crashed in Indonesia. This is what we know about the 189 people on board. According to Lion...

US sanctions North Korea tech firms based in China, Russia

Washington (CNN)The US announced new sanctions against North Korea Thursday, taking aim at a Chinese company, its North Korean CEO and its Russia-based sister company. The two information technology companies are actually...

Explainer: What is liquefaction?

(Reuters) - Liquefied soil caused numerous buildings to collapse in the Indonesian city of Palu after Friday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake, which has killed more than 800 people. Here’s a brief explanation of...

National Dog Photography Day: 15 wonderful images and the mastermind behind it

National Dog Photography Day: 15 wonderful images and the mastermind behind it Professional photographer Kerry Jordan explains how to take the best pictures of our four-legged friends. A bassett hound in the lavender...

German far-right street mob alarms police in Chemnitz

Extra police have been sent to Chemnitz in eastern Germany after hundreds of far-right protesters marched through the city centre and scuffles broke out. A far-right football fan group called Kaotic Chemnitz...

Taiwan invites Pope Francis to visit, following landmark China-Vatican pact

BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan has invited Pope Francis to visit, its President Tsai Ing-wen said, just weeks after the Vatican reached a milestone deal on the appointment of bishops with China,...

U.S. accuses Myanmar military of ‘planned and coordinated’ Rohingya atrocities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar’s military waged a “well-planned and coordinated” campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the Southeast Asian nation’s...

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Device detonated outside US embassy in Beijing

Device detonated outside US embassy in Beijing Officials and security personnel stand near the site of reported blast just south of the U.S. Embassy in...

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