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Thai tycoon found guilty for poaching but freed ahead of appeal

The head of one of Thailand's largest construction firms has been sentenced to 16 months in jail on three poaching charges but is free pending an appeal. Premchai Karnasuta was caught with hunting gear and...

Boeing: US orders review of 737 Max licence to fly

The US government has ordered a review of the way Boeing's 737 Max aircraft got its licence to fly. It comes after two crashes in five months, amid suggestions from experts that there were "clear...

Human embryo smuggling: Malaysian arrested at India airport

Indian authorities are investigating a possible smuggling ring after discovering a live human embryo in a suitcase at Mumbai's airport. A Malaysian national was allegedly found with the embryo in a canister concealed in his...

World’s most expensive cities revealed

Paris has come top of a ranking of the world's most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore. It's the first time three cities have shared the top spot in the 30-year history of the...

Christchurch shootings: Erdogan criticised for showing NZ video

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been criticised for showing some of the New Zealand mosque gunman's video to bolster support at election rallies. Mr Erdogan said part of gun suspect Brenton Tarrant's manifesto was...

Italy’s La Scala opera house to return Saudi millions

Italy's La Scala opera house is to return more than €3 million (£2.5m; $3.4m) to Saudi Arabia after a funding plan with the kingdom triggered a public backlash. The deal would have allowed the Saudi...

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank in formal merger talks

Germany's two biggest lenders, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, will hold formal talks about a merger. The announcement caps months of speculation that the two struggling banks would attempt to combine. A merger could result in massive...

Sinn Féin criticised for ‘England get out of Ireland’ banner

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has been criticised after she posed with a banner reading 'England get out of Ireland'. Ms McDonald was photographed with the banner during the New York St Patrick's Day...

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe school hit by landslide

Two boarding school pupils are among 31 people to have been killed in eastern Zimbabwe by Cyclone Idai. They were asleep in their dormitory when rocks swept down a mountain and knocked over a wall,...

Facebook loses chief product officer and Whatsapp head

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced the departure of the firm's chief product officer Chris Cox and head of WhatsApp Chris Daniels. Mr Cox joined in 2005, a year after Facebook was founded, while Mr...

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