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Protesters catapult petrol bombs at police in stand-off at Hong Kong university

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:55:00 +0000

Protesters in Hong Kong have fired arrows and used catapults to hurl petrol bombs at police who deployed tear gas and water cannon.





At least seven killed in gas explosion in Bangladesh

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 06:00:00 +0000

At least seven people have been killed after a gas pipeline exploded in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong.





Former defence chief set to become Sri Lanka's new president

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 08:23:00 +0000

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence chief is set to become the country's new president.





Russia 'to return three captured ships to Ukraine'

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 13:29:00 +0000

Russia will return three captured ships to Ukraine, it has been reported, a year after it captured the vessels off the coast of Crimea.





Emmanuel Macron says 'non' to Dry January in France

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:13:00 +0000

French President Emmanuel Macron is opposed to promoting a Dry January equivalent in France, according to the president of the champagne makers' union.





Eight dead in protests calling for return of Bolivia's ex-president

Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:38:00 +0000

At least eight people have been killed in violent clashes in Bolivia after security forces opened fire on supporters of the former president.





Meet the koalas lucky to be alive after devastating bushfires

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 04:51:00 +0000

Over the edge of a little knitted pouch, two bright eyes peer out.





Chinese troops make rare outing on streets of Hong Kong - with brooms not rifles

Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:22:00 +0000

Chinese troops left their Hong Kong barracks on Saturday for a rare public appearance to help clean up the streets after further anti-government protests.





Jailhouse Rap: Kanye West performs for tearful prison inmates

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 00:45:00 +0000

Never mind dancing to the jailhouse rock, Kanye West moved some inmates to tears during a surprise show at a prison in Texas.





St Mark's Square re-opens - but Venice still on high alert

Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:49:00 +0000

St Mark's Square began welcoming back tourists on Saturday, a day after exceptionally high tidal waters forced its closure.