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  • SEE: Most expensive petrol prices in the world

    12 December 2018 9:45 AM 18

    The gap between the most expensive fuel and the cheapest is staggering with motorists in Hong Kong paying $2.06 more for a litre of petrol than those driving Venezuela. The difference in prices are due to the various taxes imposed by governments and subsidies for petrol. International oil prices have declined since November. The highest fuel price in the world

  • German SWAT team accidentally barges in on 88-year-old woman

    12 December 2018 3:19 AM 18

    An 88-year-old German woman received a scare when a police SWAT team bashed in her door and set off a stun grenade after accidentally mistaking her apartment for that of a biker gang member. The dpa news agency reported on Tuesday the raid in the western city of Luedenscheid was part of a coordinated crackdown on biker club violence. The heavily-armed

  • May in the Netherlands as she fights to save Brexit deal

    11 December 2018 4:18 PM 20

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is launching her fight to save her Brexit deal over breakfast with her Dutch counterpart, the first of a string of meeting with European leaders in coming days. May arrived early on Tuesday at Rutte's official residence in The Hague and was travelling later in the day to Berlin and Brussels. Her whistle-stop tour came on the day that British

  • Social media surpasses newspapers as news source

    11 December 2018 12:55 PM 20

    A survey says Americans today are more likely to get news from social media websites than newspapers. The Pew Research Centre said on Monday that 20% of Americans cited social media as a frequent news source, compared to 16% that credited newspapers. It's the first time since Pew has found sites like Facebook and Twitter outpacing newspapers. Pew has been asking

  • 'I can't breathe' were Khashoggi's final words

    10 December 2018 5:48 AM 19

    Jamal Khashoggi's final words were "I can't breathe," CNN said on Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's murder. The source told the US network the transcript made clear the killing was premeditated, and suggests several phone calls were made to give briefings on the progress

  • Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

    09 December 2018 7:56 PM 18

    One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses. Dr. Denis Mukwege spoke on Sunday at a news conference with Nadia Murad of Iraq, with whom he shared the 9-million Swedish kronor ($1m) prize. Mukwege was honoured for his work helping

  • Man arrested after telling kids Father Christmas isn't real

    09 December 2018 2:12 PM 20

    US police say a 31-year-old protester who told children Santa Claus is not real has been arrested for trespassing at a North Texas church. Aaron Urbanski was arrested on Saturday after authorities were called to a church in Cleburne, which was hosting a breakfast with Santa event. Police say they found three people demonstrating outside the church after

  • Spain aids pregnant woman, kayakers in migrant rescue

    09 December 2018 7:05 AM 26

    Spanish authorities say they have rescued 33 migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, including a pregnant woman on a small boat and four people paddling two kayaks across the busy shipping lane. The country's Maritime Rescue Service said on its Twitter account on Saturday that it was informed about the migrants trying to reach Europe from North Africa

  • SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

    08 December 2018 8:27 PM 57

    A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Cape Canaveral. Commander Alexander Gerst used the space station's big robotic arm to grab the cargo carrier

  • 12 killed as bus plunges into rocky gorge in Indian Kashmir

    08 December 2018 11:58 AM 28

    Officials in Indian-controlled Kashmir say at least 12 people were killed and 18 others injured after a bus fell into a rocky gorge along a mountainous road. Civil administrator Rahul Yadav says the bus plunged off a Himalayan mountain road as its driver negotiated a curve near southern Poonch town and fell into 60-meter-deep rocky gorge on Saturday