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06/20/2019 - 00:24

Convicted: the US sex cult leader who attracted the rich and famous

A US jury on Wednesday convicted a "self-help" guru of racketeering, sex trafficking and other crimes for his leadership of a cult-like organization of sex slaves he branded like cattle.

A US jury on Wednesday convicted a "self-help" guru of racketeering, sex trafficking and other crimes for his leadership of a cult-like organization of sex slaves he branded like cattle.

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06/20/2019 - 00:24

Convicted: the US sex cult leader who attracted the rich and famous

A US jury on Wednesday convicted a "self-help" guru of racketeering, sex trafficking and other crimes for his leadership of a cult-like organization of sex slaves he branded like cattle.

A US jury on Wednesday convicted a "self-help" guru of racketeering, sex trafficking and other crimes for his leadership of a cult-like organization of sex slaves he branded like cattle.


06/19/2019 - 23:50

Fed opens door to rate cut amid growing 'uncertainties'

The Federal Reserve opened the door to an interest rate cut on Wednesday, vowing to act to keep the economy growing as uncertainties about trade and other issues mount.

The Federal Reserve opened the door to an interest rate cut on Wednesday, vowing to act to keep the economy growing as uncertainties about trade and other issues mount.


06/19/2019 - 22:02

Xi heads to North Korea to meet Kim ahead of Trump talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a historic trip to Pyongyang on Thursday, rebooting a troubled alliance as he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un face their own challenges with US President Donald Trump.

Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a historic trip to Pyongyang on Thursday, rebooting a troubled alliance as he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un face their own challenges with US President Donald Trump.


06/19/2019 - 20:19

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder: UN expert

There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a UN expert said Wednesday, calling for sanctions on the prince's foreign assets.

There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a UN expert said Wednesday, calling for sanctions on the prince's foreign assets.


06/19/2019 - 19:26

Four charged over MH17, Russia slams 'unfounded allegations'

International investigators on Wednesday charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the first people to face justice over the tragedy five years ago in which 298 people were killed.

International investigators on Wednesday charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the first people to face justice over the tragedy five years ago in which 298 people were killed.

06/19/2019 - 23:58

A slow road to recovery for Eastern Ghouta farms

Outside the Syrian capital, Radwan Hazaa is preparing to plant hundreds of pomegranate seeds on his land in Eastern Ghouta, hoping to replace some 3,000 trees lost in years of war.

Outside the Syrian capital, Radwan Hazaa is preparing to plant hundreds of pomegranate seeds on his land in Eastern Ghouta, hoping to replace some 3,000 trees lost in years of war.


06/19/2019 - 21:51

Abloh brings out stars for Off White Paris fashion show

Style superstar Virgil Abloh produced one of the big moments at Paris men's fashion week Wednesday when he had Gigi Hadid walk through a field of white carnations at his Off White show.

Style superstar Virgil Abloh produced one of the big moments at Paris men's fashion week Wednesday when he had Gigi Hadid walk through a field of white carnations at his Off White show.


06/19/2019 - 18:25

Chaos and tragedy in Indian 'brain fever' outbreak

The stench of urine, chlorine, vomit and death fills the main hospital in Muzaffarpur, the epicentre of a brain fever outbreak in India that has killed over 100 children since June 1.

The stench of urine, chlorine, vomit and death fills the main hospital in Muzaffarpur, the epicentre of a brain fever outbreak in India that has killed over 100 children since June 1.


06/19/2019 - 17:15

Abloh brings out stars for Off White Paris fashion show

Style superstar Virgil Abloh produced one of the big moments at Paris men's fashion week Wednesday when he had Gigi Hadid walk through a field of white carnations at his Off White show.

Style superstar Virgil Abloh produced one of the big moments at Paris men's fashion week Wednesday when he had Gigi Hadid walk through a field of white carnations at his Off White show.


06/19/2019 - 09:43

'Circumcision season': Philippine rite puts boys under pressure

A row of boys lying on newsprint-covered tables howl in pain and grit their teeth as part of "circumcision season" in the Philippines, when thousands of youngsters suffer through the procedure en masse.

A row of boys lying on newsprint-covered tables howl in pain and grit their teeth as part of "circumcision season" in the Philippines, when thousands of youngsters suffer through the procedure en masse.


06/19/2019 - 07:55

Rihanna opens New York pop-up shop for her Fenty label

Rolling out her concept of fashion that is not a slave to the seasons or the shackles of Fashion Week, Rihanna opened the second pop-up shop of her Fenty brand in New York Tuesday, a month after the launch of the new fashion house in Paris.

Rolling out her concept of fashion that is not a slave to the seasons or the shackles of Fashion Week, Rihanna opened the second pop-up shop of her Fenty brand in New York Tuesday, a month after the launch of the new fashion house in Paris.


06/19/2019 - 07:09

Tiny houses entice budget-conscious Americans

In a country that nearly always believes bigger is better -- think supersize fries, giant cars and 10-gallon hats -- more and more Americans are downsizing their living quarters.

In a country that nearly always believes bigger is better -- think supersize fries, giant cars and 10-gallon hats -- more and more Americans are downsizing their living quarters.


06/19/2019 - 06:48

France has lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally: poll

France has the lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally, according to the world's biggest survey on public attitudes toward health and science, which was published on Wednesday.

France has the lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally, according to the world's biggest survey on public attitudes toward health and science, which was published on Wednesday.


06/19/2019 - 06:43

Euthanasia now legal in Australian state

Terminally ill Australians can for the first time apply to end their own life, after new laws went into effect in the state of Victoria Wednesday.

Terminally ill Australians can for the first time apply to end their own life, after new laws went into effect in the state of Victoria Wednesday.


06/19/2019 - 06:25

Senegal shines in showcase for female tech innovation

Barcode health cards, mobile apps for victims of violence and an online legal platform are just some of the ideas showing the direction of female digital pioneers in Africa, with Senegalese innovators in the spotlight.

Barcode health cards, mobile apps for victims of violence and an online legal platform are just some of the ideas showing the direction of female digital pioneers in Africa, with Senegalese innovators in the spotlight.


06/19/2019 - 06:09

In his remit: African fintech entrepreneur helps migrants move money

The money transfer business is personal for Ismail Ahmed. It was cash wired by his family that allowed him to make the final leg of his journey from escaping fighting in his native Somaliland to London in 1988 to take up a university scholarship.

The money transfer business is personal for Ismail Ahmed. It was cash wired by his family that allowed him to make the final leg of his journey from escaping fighting in his native Somaliland to London in 1988 to take up a university scholarship.


06/19/2019 - 05:59

Sperm donor ruled legal father by Aussie court

A man who donated sperm so his gay friend could have a baby more than a decade ago has parental rights over their daughter, Australia's High Court ruled Wednesday.

A man who donated sperm so his gay friend could have a baby more than a decade ago has parental rights over their daughter, Australia's High Court ruled Wednesday.


06/19/2019 - 05:08

Saudi de-fangs religious police but plans to enforce 'decency'

Saudi Arabia has rendered toothless the once-feared religious police amid a liberalisation drive, but a planned "public decency" law is stoking controversy with some fearing a revival of morality policing.

Saudi Arabia has rendered toothless the once-feared religious police amid a liberalisation drive, but a planned "public decency" law is stoking controversy with some fearing a revival of morality policing.


06/19/2019 - 04:39

Kinshasa: Commuting hell in DR Congo's capital

Cities almost everywhere have transport problems -- just ask people stuck in traffic jams or overcrowded trains for their opinion.

Cities almost everywhere have transport problems -- just ask people stuck in traffic jams or overcrowded trains for their opinion.


06/19/2019 - 04:38

Corsica's 'cat-fox': On the trail of what may be a new species

In the forest undergrowth of northern Corsica, two wildlife rangers open a cage to reveal a striped, tawny-coated animal, one of 16 felines known as "cat-foxes" in the area and thought to be a new species.

In the forest undergrowth of northern Corsica, two wildlife rangers open a cage to reveal a striped, tawny-coated animal, one of 16 felines known as "cat-foxes" in the area and thought to be a new species.


06/19/2019 - 01:17

Facebook takes on the world of cryptocurrency with 'Libra' coin

Facebook unveiled plans Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver a stable virtual money that lives on smartphones and could bring over a billion "unbanked" people into the financial system.

Facebook unveiled plans Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver a stable virtual money that lives on smartphones and could bring over a billion "unbanked" people into the financial system.


06/18/2019 - 18:59

Anger in India as lychee-linked brain fever kills 113 children

Ten more children died Tuesday from a mysterious brain fever potentially linked to lychees, officials said, taking the death toll to 113 this month and sparking angry protests in India's poorest Bihar state.

Ten more children died Tuesday from a mysterious brain fever potentially linked to lychees, officials said, taking the death toll to 113 this month and sparking angry protests in India's poorest Bihar state.


06/18/2019 - 18:28

New York debates banning sales of foie gras

New York City was to hold a debate Tuesday on joining California in banning sales of foie gras on grounds it is cruel to force-feed ducks so as to fatten and harvest their livers.

New York City was to hold a debate Tuesday on joining California in banning sales of foie gras on grounds it is cruel to force-feed ducks so as to fatten and harvest their livers.


06/18/2019 - 16:30

How cities around the globe fight rising rents

Berlin on Tuesday became the latest anti-gentrification battleground after authorities decided to freeze rents for five years from 2020 in a bid to halt skyrocketing costs.

Berlin on Tuesday became the latest anti-gentrification battleground after authorities decided to freeze rents for five years from 2020 in a bid to halt skyrocketing costs.


06/18/2019 - 16:22

'Invisible pandemic': WHO offers global plan to fight superbugs

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global campaign Tuesday to curb the spread of antibiotic resistant germs through safer and more effective use of the life-saving drugs.

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global campaign Tuesday to curb the spread of antibiotic resistant germs through safer and more effective use of the life-saving drugs.