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    US, regional powers recognise Maduro opponent as Venezuela leader

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:26am on January 25, 2019

    The United States and major South American nations recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim leader Wednesday while the EU called for free elections to restore democracy, leaving president Nicolas Maduro increasingly isolated....

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    Turkey says has capacity to create ‘safe zone’ in Syria alone

    Reuters . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2019

    Turkey has the capacity to create a ‘safe zone’ in Syria on its own but will not exclude the United States, Russia or others if they want to cooperate, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday....

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    Kim ‘believes in’ Trump ahead of 2nd summit

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2019

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spoke highly of US president Donald Trump, state media said on Thursday, and expressed satisfaction over the results of talks between officials from both countries about a second summit between Kim and Trump....

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    China clones gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research

    Agence-France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2019

    Chinese scientists announced Thursday they had cloned five monkeys from a single animal that was genetically engineered to have a sleep disorder, saying it could aid research into human psychological problems....

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    Hun Sen calls on military to ‘destroy’ opponents

    Agence France-Presse . Phnom Penh | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2019

    Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen on Thursday called on his country’s military to ‘destroy’ opponents if the government comes under threat, in a tirade in which he described himself as the ‘the one who steers the wheel’ of the army....

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    Indian kills, dismembers and flushes friend down toilet

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 06:16pm on January 24, 2019

    A man in India accused of murdering his friend, chopping up his body and flushing the parts down the toilet has been arrested, police said...

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    Florida bank shooter surrenders after killing five

    Reuters . Florida | Updated at 03:45pm on January 24, 2019

    A gunman killed five people in a bank in central Florida on Wednesday and then called police to inform them of the shooting before he eventually...

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    US-backed Guaido claims Venezuelan presidency

    Reuters . Caracas | Updated at 03:31pm on January 24, 2019

    Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning backing from Washington and parts of...

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    Toxic substances found in nappies in France

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:35am on January 24, 2019

    A variety of potentially toxic substances, including glyphosate, has been found in babies’ nappies in France, according to a study published on Wednesday by the...

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    Malaysia urged to make stalking a crime

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:31am on January 24, 2019

    Writing down the details of Zara Tan’s complaint, the female police officer broke off and suddenly asked why the victim didn’t just go back to...