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January 5, 2019 11:15 AM China REVEALS 'Mother of All Bombs' that could OBLITERATE US defences

CHINA has put US officials on military alert after testing a so-called ‘Mother of All Bombs’ that could “completely obliterate” fortified defences in the West. The destruction potential of the bomb is second only to nuclear weapons. The test launch shows the massive bomb drops onto an unknown plain before producing a gigantic ball of fire and black smoke 58

January 3, 2019 10:13 PM World War 3: US-backed Taiwan unleash SUPERSONIC missile as China conflict LOOMS

A SUPERSONIC cruise missile has been unveiled by Taiwan just hours before Chinese President Xi Jinping said that Taiwanese independence would be a “dead end.” In a new year's speech earlier this week, Tsai said China must use peaceful means to resolve its differences with Taiwan and respect its democratic values. Tsai spoke after Chinese President Xi Jinping 113

January 3, 2019 7:42 PM Gay couple sue for right to marry in Hong Kong

A gay couple have filed a lawsuit to legalise equal marriage in Hong Kong. The two men, aged 21 and 31, lodged a claim at Hong Kong’s high court, arguing that not allowing same-sex couples to marry is a violation of their right to equality under the autonomous territory’s Bill of Rights and basic law, reports South China Morning Post. The 21-year-old 76

January 3, 2019 4:05 AM Chinese spacecraft is first to land on far side of moon

The far side of the moon is relatively unexplored and the ambitious mission signals China's intention to become a space power. The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down on Thursday morning Beijing time (just before 2.30am GMT), the official China Central Television said. Soon after landing, it transmitted the first "close range" images of the moon's 74

January 2, 2019 9:51 PM Apple cites China as it cuts forecast

Apple has warned investors about its growth in the most recent quarter, citing weaker sales in China. In an unexpected disclosure, the iPhone maker said it expected revenue of about $84bn (£67bn) in the three months to 29 December. That is down from its November forecast of at least $89bn - a prediction that had already disappointed investors. The firm's 61

January 2, 2019 5:37 PM World War 3 fears grow as tensions ERUPT between China and US-backed Taiwan

AN EXPERT has warned that armed conflict between China and Taiwan is looking increasingly unlikely - and that US-backed Taiwan is militarily outmatched by its rival. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday the island would not accept a "one country, two systems" political arrangement with China, while stressing all cross-strait negotiations 109

January 2, 2019 8:43 AM Cathay Pacific to honour $16,000 fares sold for $675

Cathay Pacific has said it will honour first-class and business-class tickets that it sold to some lucky passengers for a fraction of the usual price. The Hong Kong-based airline mistakenly sold business-class seats on August flights from Vietnam to New York for about $675 return. The airline admitted that it "made a mistake", but said it would honour 51

December 25, 2018 10:35 AM Crazed knifeman hijacks bus before going on stabbing rampage

A KNIFEMAN has gone on a stabbing spree after hijacking a bus in China. At least five people have been killed in the Christmas Day attack in coastal area of Longan, Fujian province, south of Shanghai. Another 21 are understood to have been injured, although numbers may rise still. The attacker tried to take control of the bus at about 3.20pm local time, before 65

December 17, 2018 10:41 AM Gay man in Singapore wins landmark child adoption case

A gay man has won a legal battle in Singapore to be legally recognised as the parent of a child he fathered through surrogacy abroad. The Singapore High Court ruled on Monday that the 46-year-old gay man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be able to adopt the child, reversing a previous decision from a lower court. The man has been in a relationship 62

December 14, 2018 2:17 AM Global intelligence group Five Eyes STEPS UP to confront China amid World War 3 FEARS

AN INTELLIGENCE-SHARING alliance of five nations has been exchanging classified information on China’s foreign activities with other like-minded countries since the start of the year. A total of seven officials in four capitals revealed the extent of the heightened cooperation. The sharing of information took place within the Five Eyes alliance. It appears 80