Protest-hit Iran says ‘enemy conspiracy’ defeatedi

Publication date 20 November 2019 | 23:25 | ICT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the country’s people had defeated an “enemy conspiracy” behind a wave of violent street protests and were celebrating their victory.

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  • Symbolic swearing-in for new Sri Lankan president

    Publication date 18 November 2019 | 21:11 | ICT

    Sri Lanka’s new president and the scourge of the Tamil Tigers Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday urged minorities unnerved by his election victory to work with him, as he was sworn in at a ceremony steeped in symbolism for his core suppor

  • Trump in defence of ‘rabid dog’ rival Biden

    Publication date 18 November 2019 | 21:10 | ICT

    US president Donald Trump issued a rare – if tepid – defence of election rival Joe Biden on Sunday, saying Pyongyang’s depiction of him as “a rabid dog” who should be “beaten to death” went a bit too far.

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  • Iran condemns US support for ‘saboteurs’ amid protests

    Publication date 18 November 2019 | 21:10 | ICT

    Iran has slammed a US show of support for “rioters”, after violent protests sparked by a decision to impose petrol price hikes and rationing in the sanctions-hit country.

  • Bloomberg sorry for ‘stop and frisk’, mulls bid

    Publication date 18 November 2019 | 21:00 | ICT

    Billionaire Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologised for his longtime support for the controversial “stop and frisk” policing policy that disproportionately targeted black and Latino New Yorkers as he mulled jumping in the race for pr

  • Facial recognition’s subtle UK advance

    Publication date 18 November 2019 | 20:58 | ICT

    The experiment was conducted discreetly. Between 2016 and 2018, two surveillance cameras were installed in the Kings Cross area of London to analyse and track passers-by using facial recognition technology.

  • ‘Terminator’ storms to poll victory in Sri Lanka

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 23:31 | ICT

    Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who spearheaded the brutal crushing of the Tamil Tigers a decade ago, stormed to power on Sunday, but promised to be a president for all Sri Lanka’s races and religions after a divisive election.

  • California school shooter dies in hospital

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 21:42 | ICT

    The teenager who gunned down classmates at a California high school before shooting himself died on Friday, leaving detectives baffled over the motive of a Boy Scout with no obvious alarm bells in his background.

  • Aussie man charged for ‘starting fire to save weed’

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 20:50 | ICT

    An Australian man has been accused of deliberately lighting a fire to protect his cannabis crop, sparking an out-of-control bushfire as blazes rage along the country’s east coast.

  • One dead as petrol hike fuels Iranian unrest

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 20:50 | ICT

    One person was killed and others injured in protests that spread across Iran on Saturday after a surprise decision to impose petrol price hikes and rationing in the sanctions-hit country.

  • Obama silent amid hunt for heir as hopefuls duke it out

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 20:49 | ICT

    Some vying for the Democratic presidential nomination are loud and proud about their friendship with him. Others claim ideological kinship. And still others are taking distance from his record to stand out.