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Retired justice Stevens dies, leaving liberal legacy

Retired justice Stevens dies, leaving liberal legacy

Former justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the US Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99.

Astronauts snapped photos for science; then came MTV

Astronauts snapped photos for science; then came MTV

The Apollo 11 astronauts who made mankind’s first visit to the moon 50 years ago were trained in how to take pictures for science. Back on earth, some of those photos became pop culture touchstones.

Hong Kong’s ‘grey hairs’ march to support protesters

Hong Kong’s ‘grey hairs’ march to support protesters

Hong Kong’s more venerable and veteran residents took to the streets yesterday as the elderly put on a show of solidarity for youth-led anti- government protesters. Thousands of people took part in what was dubbed a “grey hair march”

Charter reform bid sparks protests in Myanmar

Charter reform bid sparks protests in Myanmar

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, yesterday in support of proposed constitutional amendments that would reduce the power of the military. A separate protest against the reforms was planned for later in the day.

Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to spend life behind bars

Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to spend life behind bars

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tonnes of drugs into the US, was yesterday sentenced by a US judge to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Duterte vows no letup in drugs crackdown

Duterte vows no letup in drugs crackdown

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared he will never be tried by an international court for mass killings in his war on drugs, and vowed no letup in a crackdown that he said he was winning and would see through “to the very end”.

Buckingham Palace conjures up Victorian ghosts in new show

Buckingham Palace conjures up Victorian ghosts in new show

The ballroom of Queen Victoria's Buckingham Palace has been brought back to life through Pepper's Ghost: a 19th-century illusion recreated by Hollywood animation whizzkids.

Eritrean caught in mistaken identity case risks expulsion from Italy

Eritrean caught in mistaken identity case risks expulsion from Italy

An Eritrean man who spent three years in prison in Italy after being mistaken for a top migrant smuggler risks being denied asylum and expelled, a human rights group said Wednesday.

Bleating the traffic: sheep dodge cars in tour around Paris

Bleating the traffic: sheep dodge cars in tour around Paris

A flock of sheep that has taken a 140-kilometre tour around Paris, nibbling on grass at historic monuments and housing blocks along the way, ended their 12-day journey on the banks of the river Seine on Wednesday.

Boeing to spend $50 million to support 737 MAX crash victim families

Boeing to spend $50 million to support 737 MAX crash victim families

Boeing Co said on Wednesday it will dedicate half of a $100 million fund it created to address two deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes

Ukraine says transport organiser of missile that shot down MH-17 plane in jail

Ukraine says transport organiser of missile that shot down MH-17 plane in jail

Ukraine said on Wednesday a rebel who organised the trailer carrying the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner in 2014 had been captured two years ago and was now serving a sentence in Ukraine.

US judge blasts drug lord El Chapo's 'overwhelming evil,' imposes life sentence

US judge blasts drug lord El Chapo's 'overwhelming evil,' imposes life sentence

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who twice escaped maximum-security prisons in that country, will spend the rest of his life in a US

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