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  • Google v Huawei hits millions of smartphone users

    Google v Huawei hits millions of smartphone users

    Hundreds of millions of smartphone users will be affected by Google's decision to sever its Android operating system ties with Chinese handset maker Huawei. The decision, in the midst of a US trade war with China, means that Huawei users will...

  • Life support resumes for vegetative Frenchman after court order, lawyers say

    Life support resumes for vegetative Frenchman after court order, lawyers say

    Doctors on Tuesday resumed the life support for a Frenchman who has been in a vegetative state for over a decade, following a court order to restore it hours after the switching off process began, lawyers said. "We have the pleasure to inform you...

  • US warns Chinese drones may steal data: report

    US warns Chinese drones may steal data: report

    Washington has warned that Chinese-made drones could be giving spy agencies in Beijing "unfettered access" to stolen data, according to a report in American media. The Department of Homeland Security sent out an alert on Monday flagging drones...

  • EU leaders sound alarm over populist election threat

    EU leaders sound alarm over populist election threat

    Two days before voting begins in European parliamentary elections, national leaders are scrambling to mobilise their supporters to resist a populist challenge. European governments fear a good showing for eurosceptics in the vote, which begins on...

  • Monsanto kept 'watch lists' in seven EU countries

    Monsanto kept 'watch lists' in seven EU countries

    German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Tuesday that US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto, which it bought last year, kept lists of key pro- or anti-pesticides figures in at least seven EU countries. On behalf of Monsanto, PR...

  • Sea levels could rise by as much as 2 metres by 2100 – study

    Sea levels could rise by as much as 2 metres by 2100 – study

    The ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than expected, leading scientists to warn that sea levels around the world could rise by as much as two metres by the end of the century in a worst-case scenario. This is potentially...

  • Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism

    Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism

    The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism for the first time on Tuesday, New Zealand police said. Updated 7.50am In addition to the terror charge, Brenton Tarrant...

  • Austrian far-right ministers to resign en masse amid 'Ibiza-gate' fallout

    Austrian far-right ministers to resign en masse amid 'Ibiza-gate' fallout

    All remaining ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) are to resign, a party spokesman said Monday, after one of their number, Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, was fired in the fallout from a corruption scandal that has brought...

  • Doctors start halting support for vegetative Frenchman

    Doctors start halting support for vegetative Frenchman

    French doctors Monday began switching off the life support for a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade, in a hugely controversial case that has drawn in Pope Francis. The dispute over the fate of Vincent Lambert,...

  • Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted

    Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted

    The Eiffel Tower was evacuated on Monday afternoon after a man was spotted climbing up the Paris landmark, the company that operates the structure said. "A climber has been spotted. It's the standard procedure. We have to stop the person, and in...

  • Scandal dogs populists as EU vote nears

    Scandal dogs populists as EU vote nears

    As up to 400 million Europeans prepare to vote for the EU parliament, the populist challenge to the Brussels consensus has been disrupted by scandal. In Austria, the far-right vice-chancellor has resigned in disgrace after falling victim to a...

  • Swedish prosecutor issues formal request to hold Assange on rape suspicion

    Swedish prosecutor issues formal request to hold Assange on rape suspicion

    Updated at 11.40am Swedish prosecutors on Monday issued a formal request to hold Julian Assange, currently imprisoned in Britain, on suspicion of rape - a first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden. Swedish deputy director of public...

  • Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead

    Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead

    A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State militant group and three guards, authorities said Monday. Five of the inmates and the three guards were killed by IS prisoners during the riot that...

  • Rights groups seek UN investigation into Indian Kashmir 'torture'

    Rights groups seek UN investigation into Indian Kashmir 'torture'

    Tens of thousands of people in Indian Kashmir have been subjected to torture in the past three decades, according to a report released Monday by two prominent human rights groups which called for a UN investigation. The report said at least 40...

  • Vegetative Frenchman set to lose life support amid final challenge

    Vegetative Frenchman set to lose life support amid final challenge

    Doctors were due from Monday to start switching off the life support of a quadriplegic Frenchman who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade, in a case that has divided France and even his own family. But the parents of Vincent Lambert...

  • Trump: if Tehran attacks, it will be 'official end of Iran'

    Trump: if Tehran attacks, it will be 'official end of Iran'

    Updated at 12.50pm with Iran's reaction President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning to Iran on Sunday, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed. "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the...

  • Billionaire to grads at US black college: I'll pay your debt

    Billionaire to grads at US black college: I'll pay your debt

    Sunday was already a day of joy and pride for the graduating class at historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia - and then it got a whole lot better. Robert F. Smith, an African-American businessman with a fortune estimated at $4.4...

  • Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

    Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

    The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the change could have threatened relations with the bloc. Final results showed that voters overwhelmingly supported...

  • Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured: security, medical sources

    Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured: security, medical sources

    An explosion struck a tourist bus on Sunday near Egypt's famed pyramids, injuring 17 people including foreigners, security and medical sources said. South Africans and Egyptians were among those injured when an explosive device went off, hitting...

  • Parents try to remove doctor in French right-to-die case

    Parents try to remove doctor in French right-to-die case

    The parents of a Frenchman kept alive in a vegetative state for a decade will on Monday try to have the doctor caring for their son removed before he halts life-sustaining treatment the same day, their lawyers said. The last-ditch move by the...