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Racism Against Chinese Australians Is Being Made Worse by Anti-China Election Rhetoric

May 20, 2022

Politics can be cutthroat, but Australian businessman Jason Yat-sen Li wasn’t expecting to have his loyalty to his country questioned when he ran for a seat in the New South Wales legislative assembly in a mid-February by-election. His sister-in-law and several others told him that they had been approached at polling stations by voters bandying rumors. “They’d say, ‘Jason is associated with the Chinese Communist Party,’ and things like that,” he tells TIME. Li, whose parents came ...read more

Vladimir Putin fires commanders for failures and cover-ups

May 20, 2022

Putin... axed failing top brass (Image: Getty) Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Vice Admiral Igor Osipov, chief of the Black Sea Fleet, and Lt Gen Serhiy Kisel, who led the elite 1st G ...read more

UK warned it risks US trade deal over 'deeply concerning' bid to change Northern Ireland Protocol

May 20, 2022

The US has warned a trade deal with the UK is at risk if Westminster implements legislation to change the Northern Ireland Protocol. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it could damage the Good Friday Agreement, which aims to help maintain peace between Northern Ireland 's communities. Her comments have been met with consternation by the UK's Northern Ireland minister, who said there can be "no connection" between the trade deal and "doing the right thing" for Northern Ireland. Politics Hub: ...read more

Sri Lanka closes schools, offices due to fuel shortage

May 20, 2022

Sri Lankan schools were closed and public officials were asked not to come to work in a desperate move to prepare for an acute fuel shortage that is expected to last days, with protests continuing amid the nation's worst economic crisis in decades. The Public Administration Ministry asked the public officials — except for those who maintain essential services — to stay home from work Friday "in a view of current fuel shortage and issues in transport facilities" across the country. State an ...read more

Anthony Albanese Has a Shot at Becoming the Next Leader of Australia. Here’s What to Know About Him

May 20, 2022

More than 17 million voters will head to the polls on May 21 to decide who Australia’s next prime minister will be: incumbent Scott Morrison of the center-right Liberal Party or Anthony Albanese, leader of the center-left Labor Party. The campaign is largely being fought over the economy and the cost of living, but healthcare, climate change, and relations with China will also be on voters’ minds. It has been a closely fought contest, with plenty of backbiting. Labor supporters accuse Mor ...read more

US announces a further $100m in military aid for Ukraine

May 20, 2022

A Marine Corps M777 towed 155 mm Howitzer is loaded into the cargo hold of an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. Credit: Marine Corps Cpl. Austin Fraley/ U.S. Department of Defense. Understand the impact of the Ukraine conflict from a cross-sector perspective with the Global Data Executive Briefing: Ukraine Conflict The US administration has authorised an additional $100m worth of military aid for Ukraine as the ongoing conflict nears the three-month mark. The decision marks the tenth ...read more

Putin facing destruction at sea: Zelensky’s forces to be handed fearsome advanced missiles

May 20, 2022

Ukraine: Russia's Black Sea Moskva flagship sinks Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info While the UK and other countries have so far equipped Volodymyr Zelensky’s troops with Javelin and Stinger miss ...read more

World's 'most valuable car' sells for record fee

May 20, 2022

The "most valuable car in the world", a 1955 Mercedes-Benz, has sold for a record €135m (£114.4m). The car is just one of two ultra-rare original 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupes from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Collection and has been sold to a private collector. Proceeds of the auction will be used to establish a worldwide Mercedes Benz Fund that will provide educational and research scholarships in environmental science and decarbonisation. Named after its creator and chief engineer, Rudolf Uhlenh ...read more

Adorable baby giraffe given carbon graphite leg supports to walk properly

May 20, 2022

BIONECK LEGS 23:21, 17 May 2022 Updated: 6:38, 18 May 2022 A GIRAFFE born with her legs bent round the wrong way is braced to walk properly. Msituni, aged three months, has been given carbon graphite supports which feature a pattern of crooked spots to match her fur. 2 San Diego Zoo feared the hyperextended carpi condition would stop the 5ft 10in beast from nursing and walking 2 Msituni, aged three months, has been given carbon g ...read more

JB Straubel Has a Fix for the Battery Problem

May 20, 2022

JB Straubel has spent the past two years covering a hillside with solar panels and rigging them up to cryptocurrency projects in his Carson City, Nev., mansion. Much of the equipment is essentially junk—the panels were all but worthless when the 46-year-old Tesla co-founder got them from a Texas solar plant, after a hailstorm voided their warranties. He’ll work on them alone for a whole weekend, spooling wire and rigging hardware in the rolling scrubland. Sometimes he thinks through his co ...read more