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Trump 'offered Assange pardon if he said Russia not involved in leaked emails'

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:22:00 +0000

Donald Trump offered Julian Assange a pardon if he said Russia was not involved in a leak of Democratic Party emails, a court has heard.





Ex-rugby player and his family-of-four killed in 'horrific' car fire

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 06:42:00 +0000

A former rugby player and his three children have died in what police have described as a "horrific" car fire in Brisbane, Australia.





Dozens more COVID-19 cases on ship as quarantine ends

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 02:34:00 +0000

Another 79 people have tested positive for COVID-19 on board a cruise ship that has been quarantined for two weeks - as passengers and crew started disembarking.





Passengers leaving coronavirus-hit cruise ship criticise quarantine 'nonsense'

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:24:00 +0000

After two weeks of coronavirus quarantine, today is the first day of freedom for more than 400 passengers who have been stuck on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.





China 'open and ready' for trade talks with UK, top diplomat says

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:54:00 +0000

China is ready to restart preparatory work with British officials on a future trade deal after a feasibility study was quietly paused last year during the Brexit deadlock, a top diplomat has said.





Syria: Turkey threatens Idlib offensive as Russia talks break down

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:58:00 +0000

Talks between Turkey and Russia over the conflict in Syria's Idlib province have broken down as Ankara said it was only a "matter of time" before it launched a military offensive.





Australian fire service's Times Square billboard to thank firefighters

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:04:00 +0000

A fire service has used a 21 metre-high (70ft) billboard in New York City's Times Square to say thank you in the "biggest way possible" to those who helped tackle the deadly Australian bushfires.





'Alias: El Chapo. Occupation: Farmer': Drug lord seen in rare prison video

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 07:15:00 +0000

Drug kingpin El Chapo labelled himself a "farmer" and offered details of his unusual home life during an interview with prison guards.





Discovery suggests Neanderthals carried out funerals with flowers

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:16:00 +0000

The discovery of a 70,000-year-old skeleton has provided fresh evidence Neanderthals buried their dead and conducted funeral rites with flowers.





Woman left infertile after chemo has baby in 'fertility breakthrough'

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:51:00 +0000

The birth of a baby to a woman who was left infertile by chemotherapy has been hailed a fertility breakthrough for women with cancer.