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FinCEN Files: UAE central bank failed to prevent sanctions evasion

The bank failed to act on warnings about a local firm which was helping Iran, leaked documents show.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 5:02 pm


FinCEN Files: Sanctioned Putin associate ‘laundered millions’ through Barclays

The account was used to avoid US financial restrictions, a leak of bank documents suggest.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 5:01 pm


FinCEN Files: HSBC moved Ponzi scheme millions despite warning

The transfers took place after officials were told of the $80m fraud, the secret files reveal.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 5:00 pm


Iran vows 'crushing response to US bullying' after sanctions announcement

President Rouhani says the US is alone in trying to reimpose UN sanctions as nations reject the move.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 3:38 pm


Egypt tomb: Sarcophagi buried for 2,500 years unearthed in Saqqara

The 27 wooden coffins are said to have lain undisturbed inside a well at an ancient necropolis.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 3:18 pm


WeChat: Judge blocks US attempts to ban downloads of Chinese app

The ban on the Chinese-owned messaging and payments apps was to come in on Sunday night.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 2:19 pm


Spain triathlete gives up medal to rival who went wrong way

Diego Méntrida realised the athlete ahead had made a mistake and slowed as he approached the finish.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 1:38 pm


Coronavirus: WHO sets rules for testing African herbal remedies

Sound science "will be the sole basis" for safe and effective therapies to be adopted, the WHO says.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 12:31 pm


Gore-Tex: Inventor of waterproof fabric Robert Gore dies aged 83

Robert W. Gore's invention has been used in space suits, guitar strings and waterproof jackets.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 9:54 am


Thailand protests: Activists challenge monarchy by laying 'People's Plaque'

Protesters cement a "People's Plaque" in a park and march in Bangkok calling for political reforms.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 7:10 am


TikTok: Trump says Oracle deal for video app 'has my blessing'

The president says the bid by Oracle and Walmart would protect the data of TikTok users in the US.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 6:44 am


Ruth Bader Ginsburg death: Trump to nominate woman to fill Supreme Court seat

The US president says he will announce his nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg next week.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 1:06 am


Janusz Walus: Why far-right Polish football fans idolise a murderer in South Africa

Janusz Walus killed anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani in 1993, sparking fears of a racial civil war.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 11:36 pm


The Indian queens who modelled for the world's first vaccine

The mystery surrounding a 19th Century portrait and its role in one of the first immunisation campaigns.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 11:34 pm


'I still spend so much time on the kids - that needs to change'

Sarah Dahia from Australia takes us through her week during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 11:34 pm


Emmy Awards 2020: Stars prepare to dial in for virtual ceremony

Nominated actors will have someone waiting outside their home to hand over an award if they win.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 11:30 pm


How the oil industry made us doubt climate change

Energy companies stand accused of trying to downplay their contribution to global warming.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 11:16 pm


Singapore rolls out Covid tracing tokens

Thousands of devices are being distributed to vulnerable groups such as the elderly.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 11:01 pm


Cyclone Ianos: Drone shows 'medicane' damage in Greece

The hurricane-like storm swept across Greece trapping hundreds of people.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 6:26 pm


Ruth Bader Ginsburg in pictures and her own words

A look back at some of the justice's greatest quotes on gender equality, law, and being remembered.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 4:28 pm


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'Inspiring, revolutionary, a fighter'

Hundreds of people have been visiting the US Supreme Court to pay their respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 10:33 am


Obituary: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembered

The Supreme Court justice has died at the age of 87 after undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 2:07 am


How many people does it take to oust a political leader?

How big does a protest need to be to topple a political leader? One estimate says 3.5% of the population will nearly always succeed.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 12:15 am


Brazil's Pantanal fires: Animals 'dying of hunger and thirst'

The forest fires have had a devastating impact on the wildlife of the world's largest wetland.

Published on 18 September 2020 | 9:19 pm


Mozambique's jihadists and the 'curse' of gas and rubies

Three years into an escalating insurgency, the president admits the "resource curse" is to blame.

Published on 17 September 2020 | 11:42 pm


'For me whale meat is my childhood, my memories'

Sales of whale meat rise in Norway, helped by more Norwegians going on staycations.

Published on 16 September 2020 | 11:22 pm


'I was paralysed but a year on I'm running a mountain marathon'

Twelve months ago Carole Fortune, 56, suffered a stroke as she got out of bed, leaving half her body paralysed.

Published on 16 September 2020 | 1:05 am


West Coast fires: How we outran a California wildfire

Trapped by a fast-moving wildfire, four friends were forced to hike their way to safety.

Published on 15 September 2020 | 9:49 pm


The Nigerian filmmakers risking jail with lesbian movie Ife

The film board in Nigeria, where same-sex relationships are banned, says the film violates strict laws on homosexuality.

Published on 14 September 2020 | 11:04 pm






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