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World, Asia, 30 Jun 2019

Europe sweats as record breaking temperature soars

Wildfires burned tracts of land in France and Spain at the weekend as Europe sweltered in record-breaking temperatures.

30 Jun 2019 9:53 PM

'We have chemistry' and other 'surreal' quotes from historic Trump-Kim meet

It was a historic first as Donald Trump stepped over a small concrete block onto North Korean soil.

30 Jun 2019 9:32 PM

Casinos in China use hidden cams, facial recognition to spot hidden losers

The technology uses algorithms that process the way customers behave at the betting table to determine their risk appetite.

30 Jun 2019 8:27 PM

White House press secretary left bruised after brawl with North Korea officials

Trump met Kim in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea, making him first sitting US president to set foot in the territory.

30 Jun 2019 8:09 PM

Hong Kong prepared for more protests on handover anniversary

Activists have also said they will try to disrupt an annual flag-raising ceremony attended by senior officials.

30 Jun 2019 7:47 PM


Watch: Trump calls daughter Ivanka, Mike Pompeo 'beauty and the beast'

Donald Trump was giving an address to the Air Force personnel at the Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek on Sunday.

30 Jun 2019 7:02 PM

8 election commission employees killed in Afghanistan

The Taliban used explosive-filled vehicles to attack Maruf district centre in southern Kandahar province.

30 Jun 2019 5:38 PM

Pakistan receives USD 500 from Qatar

This was announced on Monday after a two-day visit of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani to Pakistan.

30 Jun 2019 3:40 PM

Taliban say latest round of talks with US 'critical'

Both sides sat down to negotiate just days after Pompeo said the US was hopeful of deal to end Afghanistan's protracted war by September 1.

30 Jun 2019 2:28 PM

Palestinian minister arrested by Israel in Jerusalem

The status of Al-Aqsa, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, is one of the most sensitive issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

30 Jun 2019 2:19 PM


Press, North Korean guards scuffle; Press Secretary faces bruises

North Korean guards tried to physically prevent members of the U.S. press pool from entering the room, pushing and shoving.

30 Jun 2019 1:56 PM

Here is the timeline of ups and downs in Donald Trump - Kim Jong Un negotiations

Sunday was their third high-stakes meet since they launched negotiations last year to resolve the nuclear crisis.

30 Jun 2019 1:25 PM

Trump meets Kim Jong Un, becomes first US leader to enter North Korean territory

The two men then walked into Seoul’s territory together -- pausing on the line for photographers -- where they were joined by Moon Jae-in.

30 Jun 2019 12:46 PM

Trump, Kim Jong Un to 'shake hands for peace' today: South Korea

'We're going to the DMZ border and I'll be meeting with Chairman Kim. I look forward to it very much,' Trump said.

30 Jun 2019 10:39 AM

If you don't do it now, it'll never happen: Trump on Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

'With me being President, if you don't get that deal done it'll never happen,' he was quoted as saying.

30 Jun 2019 9:34 AM


Trump invites Kim to ‘say hello’; heads for demilitarised zone

Kim 'very much wants' to meet, Trump said after he invited Kim to third diplomatic date after their encounters in Singapore and Hanoi.

30 Jun 2019 9:24 AM

Oz PM tweets selfie with PM, says ‘Kithana acha he Modi’

The two leaders were in Osaka, Japan, for the G20 Summit that ended on Saturday.

30 Jun 2019 1:26 AM

G-20 summit: PM Modi backs fight against economic fugitives

The Prime Minister also took part in a special session on empowerment of women.

30 Jun 2019 1:00 AM