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A US man and his partner could face the death penalty after they were accused of building a "sea home" off Thailand. Chad Elwartowski has gone into hiding with his girlfriend, Supranee Thepdet, after the navy said they had threatened the country's sovereignty. Their home, which sits atop a 20m (65ft)...
On the face of it, India's airline industry is flying high - the country is the fastest growing major aviation market in the world. The airports are bursting at the seams: 138 million passengers flew last year, up from 51 million in 2010. International traffic has burgeoned. On-time performance has improved.
The city of New Orleans has announced it will apologise for the lynching of 11 Italian-Americans in 1891. Some of the victims had been accused of murdering a police chief, but were acquitted after a trial. Angry about the verdict, a mob of racist vigilantes in the city attacked and publicly hanged them. Mayor LaToya Cantrell is due to apologise for the...
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has acknowledged that there can only be a change of government with the support of the armed forces. Military chiefs have so far remained loyal to President Nicolás Maduro. Mr Guaidó declared himself interim leader in January and says he is supported by "almost 90%" of Venezuelans. He also has US backing. On Sunday Venezuelan authorities said...
The government should have made clear after the 2017 election that it would "inevitably" have to accept a softer Brexit, the Tory chief whip has said. In a BBC documentary, Julian Smith is also strongly critical of the cabinet's behaviour and lack of discipline. It is unprecedented for a chief whip to publicly attack his own government and comes as the...
Coop hat seinen Umsatz letztes Jahr auf 30,7 Mrd Fr. gesteigert und einen Gewinn von 473 Mio Fr. eingestrichen. Im Foodbereich pries CEO Joos Sutter das Engagement der Firma für nachhaltige Milch, die Bauern sollen davon "stark profitieren", zeigte er sich überzeugt.  Bei Coop sind die Wunden der jüngsten Diskussionen um...
Israeli police have arrested three men accused of scamming €8 million (£6.8 million) from a businessman by impersonating the French foreign minister. The suspects, said to be French-Israelis, reportedly created a replica of Jean-Yves Le Drian's Paris office in Israel to conduct Skype calls. They allegedly told targets that the money was needed for secret operations and to pay ransom money...
Prominent Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been arrested at a Manila airport, allegedly for violating laws barring foreign ownership of media. Ms Ressa, the founder of news site Rappler, was also arrested last month over an alleged internet libel case. Press freedom advocates say the veteran reporter is being targeted by President Rodrigo Duterte because of Rappler's critical reporting on the...
Both members of the Liverpool band Her's and their tour manager have been killed in a crash in the US. Duo Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading, as well as manager Trevor Engelbrektson, died while travelling to a gig in California on Wednesday, their record label Heist or Hit said. The label described them as "one of the UK's most loved up...
Meng Hongwei, the former Chinese head of Interpol, will be prosecuted in his home country for allegedly taking bribes, China's Communist Party says. He has also been expelled from the party and stripped of all government positions, according to the party's watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). Mr Meng's disappearance in September prompted international concern. He was reported missing by his...

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