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Greek debt: will EU and IMF finally offer light at the end of the tunnel? | Business

Knocked off the front pages by Brexit and Donald Trump, Greece is back on the agenda. The country’s two most important creditors will meet in Berlin on Wednesday when the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, hosts the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde. It...

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang jailed for corruption | World news

The former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for misconduct in public office, making him the most senior city official to be imprisoned in a ruling some said reaffirmed the territory’s vaunted rule of law. The sentencing on...

Plane in Melbourne crash could have flown on one engine, say investigators | Australia news

The twin-engine aeroplane that crashed in Melbourne killing five people was designed to take off with only one engine in cases of catastrophic failure, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has said. The Beechcraft B200 Super King Air plane took off from the southern runway of...

What is yoga? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Swami Ambikananda Saraswati | Opinion

The answers you get to this will depend on who formulates the response. The sleek 30-something clad in organic cotton leggings with a healthy glow might answer, while holding “plank pose” for an excruciating length of time, that yoga is about being simultaneously buff...

Kim Jong-nam’s body targeted in morgue break-in, say police | World news

Malaysian police investigating the murder of Kim Jong-nam say attempts were made to break into the morgue where his body is being held and have demanded to question a senior North Korean diplomat. The announcements by police chief Khalid Abu Bakar throw further suspicion on...

Boris Johnson accused of bad taste for calling Brexit ‘liberation’ | Politics

Boris Johnson has been taken to task by a Swedish MEP who accused the UK foreign secretary of “bad taste” and political insensitivity after he repeatedly referred to Brexit as “a liberation”, in a spat caught on camera at the recent Munich security conference. According...

Trump’s feminist critics gagged by Chinese internet giant Weibo | World news

Chinese feminists have hit out at their country’s answer to Twitter after it gagged one of their movement’s most visible social media accounts in an apparent bid to stifle criticism of US president Donald Trump. The “Feminist Voice in China” account on social networking site...

Football transfer rumours: Milan to sign Alexis Sánchez or Álvaro Morata? | Football

It has been a while since Silvio Berlusconi has scoffed his face full of marquee signings, with Milan fairly passive in the swashbuckling transfer market ever since splashing £17m-odd on Mario Balotelli.But now they are going to let loose and dust off the chequebook,...

End of empire: why Bollywood needs to grasp India’s story | Film

In 1968, 20 years after Indian independence and partition, producer-director duo Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas released Carry On Up the Khyber in British cinemas. It was a raunchy, imperialistic romp, set against the backdrop of the Raj – the British colonial rule in...

Kevin Rudd accuses Netanyahu of ‘torpedoing’ Middle East peace plans | Australia news

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has lashed the Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing him of being a barrier to peace and sabotaging negotiations for a settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Speaking as he became the first Israeli prime minister to visit Australia, Netanyahu criticised...