Publication date 22 July 2019 | 11:22 | ICT
Giant snails inch across a plate of pumpkin and cucumber in central Thailand, an “organic” diet to tease the prized collagen-rich mucus from the molluscs, which to some cosmetic firms are now more valuable than gold.
Publication date 22 July 2019 | 11:10 | ICT
More than 22,000 people packed a Moscow square on Saturday to demand free and fair local polls, incensed by the authorities’ refusal to put popular opposition candidates on the ballot.
Publication date 22 July 2019 | 11:05 | ICT
The death toll from a huge explosion that rocked a gas plant in central China has risen to 15, state media said on Saturday.
Publication date 22 July 2019 | 11:03 | ICT
Germany paid tribute on Saturday to Claus von Stauffenberg and others who sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler 75 years ago, a plot that was recognised only belatedly but which a resurgent far-right is now seeking to expropriate.
Publication date 19 July 2019 | 15:46 | ICT
The World Health Organisation on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”, a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.
Publication date 19 July 2019 | 15:31 | ICT
India on Thursday demanded that Pakistan release an alleged spy after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) called for a review of a death sentence against him.
Publication date 19 July 2019 | 14:47 | ICT
The Australian government has rejected calls to expedite visa applications of 30,000 asylum seekers who have been stuck in legal limbo in the country for more than five years, a report shows.
Publication date 19 July 2019 | 14:44 | ICT
A suspected arson attack on an animation production company in Japan killed 24 people and injured dozens more on Thursday, with flames gutting the building in the city of Kyoto.
Publication date 19 July 2019 | 12:01 | ICT
Once one of the world’s most powerful and notorious criminals, Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday – the mandatory punishment for a host of crimes spanning a quarter-century.
Publication date 19 July 2019 | 11:57 | ICT
The White House confirmed on Wednesday that Turkey would be excluded from Nato’s F-35 stealth fighter jet programme after it purchased a Russian missile defence system in defiance of warnings from Western allies.