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Iraqi arrested in plot to kill ex-president Bush

An Iraqi man who sought political asylum in the United States plotted to kill former president George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

21 killed in latest police raid on Rio favela

An anti-crime operation in a Rio de Janeiro slum left 21 people dead Tuesday, officials said, a year after the bloodiest-ever favela raid in the city's history.

At least 11 dead in Brazilian police raid in favela: Authorities

Police say early-morning raid in Rio de Janeiro favela community aimed to capture leaders of drug-trafficking group.

Indigenous Guatemalan woman freed after 7 years in Mexican prison

Juana Alonzo Santizo said she was tortured and forced to sign a confession in Spanish, a language she does not speak.

‘We have to make peace with nature’

A portable solar generator in a black case, and an eggplant grown in organic soil, were among the diverse items that a group of young climate leaders in Jakarta shared with the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed this weekend, embodying their own personal inspiration, and efforts to advance the fight against climate change.

Slovenia, Czech Republic register first monkeypox cases

During the past few days, several European and North American countries have reported cases of the rare virus.

Ukraine war: Poland’s Duda warns of migration ‘problems’

The Polish president says food shortages in North Africa could result in chaos and migration problems for Europe.

Hungary Imposes State Of Emergency Over Russia-Ukraine War

Russia-Ukraine War: Hungary must stay out of this war and protect the financial security of its families," Hungarian PM Viktor Orban said while announcing new state of emergency.

Plot To Kill George W Bush In Revenge For Iraq War Foiled: FBI

Shihab Ahmed Shihab told an FBI informant that he wanted to smuggle at least four other Iraqis into the country to kill former US President George W. Bush.

Climate Change Causing People To Sleep Less, Claims Study

Lack of sleep has a lot of potential health implications, including hearth disease and health problems.

Former Trump Lawyer Reveals Ex-President Was Paranoid of Getting "Pied": Report

Former US President Donald Trump was paranoid during his tenure as President, of being hit in the face with a pie.

Cost of living: Energy price cap expected to rise by £830 to £2,800 in October, says Ofgem chief

Any increase will add to the stresses Britons are already feeling from the cost of living crisis - it would also increase pressure on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to do more to help.

Partygate: Govt poised to announce multibillion-pound cost of living fake package as Sue Gray report expected

So called “Help” for the cost of living crisis was not expected until next month but as the prime minister comes under increasing criticism over lockdown-breaching parties, he is understood to have encouraged the chancellor to bring changes forward. However the “help” will not eliminate the taxes the government take from energy and food, and will not take the energy and food prices down to what it was before Johnson’s useless sanctions on Russian energy and food supply, sanctions that punished UK citizens for the war in Ukraine, not Russia (their economy is 4% up since the war began,).

Cost of living: Qatar willing to help UK but West must also take responsibility, energy minister says

In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Qatar's energy minister says western powers including the UK are paying a high price for their drive to achieve net-zero through renewable sources.

Cost of living: What is the energy price cap and why are bills rising so sharply?

Sky's Paul Kelso takes you through the spike in household energy costs and explains why the cap continues to rise.

KLM faces court over 'greenwashing' adverts and offsetting scheme in first major challenge to aviation industry

KLM's offset scheme "misleads" passengers into thinking they can fully "neutralise" the climate impact of their flight, which amounts to greenwashing, lawyers Client Earth and campaigners argue.

'Energy price cap to rise to £2,800 in October' says Ofgem chief

Ofgem are to write to the chancellor, informing him of their predictions for price cap rises, while the government still says "no options are off the table" where it comes to dealing with them.

Biggest rail strike in decades a step closer as RMT union workers back industrial action

Railway workers have voted overwhelmingly to strike, the RMT union announced. The strike could see services could be reduced to around a fifth of the normal weekday timetable.

Glencore 'to admit' charges related to alleged $25m bribes for oil contracts

Another hearing is scheduled for 21 June as the Serious Fraud Office claims victory following a three-year investigation into activities at Glencore Energy (UK) Ltd.

Bank of England tells banks: 'Take climate action now or face profits hit'

The stress test involved measuring the ability of the 19 banks and insurers to understand how climate change will affect their business models and if they hold enough capital to cover climate-related risks.

National debt grows by £18.6bn in April - month's fourth-highest borrowing since records began

Borrowing fell in April compared to the same month in 2019, but there is a warning that the good fortune is likely to come under threat as the economic outlook worsens and the cost of living crisis intensifies.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg personally sued over massive Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal

The political consultancy was accused in 2018 of illegally harvesting the personal data of as many as 87 million Facebook users and Facebook has been the subject of a number of lawsuits - but this is the first time Zuckerberg is being sued personally.

BA owner faces pay revolt over 'excessive' share award plan

International Airlines Group is facing shareholder pressure over a decision to increase chief executive Luis Gallego's share awards despite enormous losses during the pandemic, Sky News learns.

Cost of living: Products hit hardest by soaring prices revealed as grocery inflation at highest level in 13 years

Kantar Worldpanel, which provides data across the grocery sector, says its measure of grocery inflation jumped by more than 1% over its last reporting period to 7% - with signs the peak is far from being reached.

Chelsea FC sale approved by the Premier League Board - but takeover not final yet

Oligarch Roman Abramovich and his advisers struck a binding deal earlier this month with a group majority-funded by Clearlake Capital, a Californian investment firm, spearheaded by the LA Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly.

Hong Kong police probe whether 25th handover bash target of possible bomb plots

Computer technician and his parents arrested in their flat, where one of the bedrooms was converted into mini laboratory; around 30kg (70lbs) of chemicals for making explosives found.

Hong Kong grants Greater Bay Airlines status to start fly route talks overseas

Airline’s chief executive Algernon Yau confirms official recognition from government but says company unlikely to commence flights until after July 1.

Former Hong Kong civil servant loses legal battle against forced retirement order

Woo Tak-yan, former senior environmental protection inspector, applied for judicial review after being told to ‘retire in the public interest’ for insisting declaration signed with ‘irrelevant wording’ be recognised.

Group calls for sanctions on Hong Kong judges handling national security cases

Hong Kong Democracy Council says in report city has one of the fastest-growing populations of ‘political prisoners’ in world.

Hong Kong’s Shaw Prize given to 2 scientists for work on cystic fibrosis

Award foundation praises scientists Paul Negulescu, Michael Welsh for their work on cystic fibrosis.

Four-week e-cig blitz sees hefty $10m loot

Customs have busted 46 cases involving the illegal importation of e-cigarettes and alternative tobacco products, with 360,000 items worth over HK$10 million seized in the less than four weeks since the ban took effect on April 30.

Hong Kong to ‘reboot’ celebrations for HKSAR's 25th anniversary, no word on Xi’s visit

Chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said Hong Kong will “reboot” the Covid-delayed celebrations marking the city's 25th handover anniversary, but there is no word on whether President Xi Jinping will pay Hong Kong a visit as he did five years ago.

Nine years for ex-Tiffany salesman in $24m gems switch

A former salesman of luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co was yesterday jailed for nine years by the high court for stealing two diamond rings worth HK$24 million last year.

District rebrand urged for police in metropolis homage

Legislative Council member Edward Lau Kwok-fan yesterday called on the police force to rename its border district as the Northern Metropolis district in order to reinforce the administration's development plan.

Kindy outbreak triggers partial class suspension

Face-to-face lessons for two classes of nearly 60 pupils at St Catherine's International Kindergarten will be suspended until Friday after five students and a teacher were confirmed with Covid-19.

Shaw Prize for cystic meds fix

Two US scientists have won the Shaw Prize this year in life science and medicine for coming up with treatments for around 80,000 cystic fibrosis patients suffering from severe single-gene disorders.

Boy knocks over $50,000 Teletubby sculpture, sparking debate over who should pay the bill

Photos circulating online on Monday showed a young boy accidentally knocking over a Teletubby sculpture worth HK$50,000 at a Langham Place toy shop in Mong Kok, with his parents ending up paying more than HK$30,000 as compensation.

No further relaxation of inbound travel control measures before June 30, says Carrie Lam

There will be no further relaxation on Hong Kong’s inbound control measures before June 30, the city’s leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Tuesday.

Transport Advisory Committee discusses application for tram fare increases

The Transport Advisory Committee will submit its advice on the tram fare increase application for consideration by the Chief Executive in Council after a discussion on Tuesday.

Benny Tai jailed for 10 months in election expenses case

Pro-democracy activist and former law scholar Benny Tai Yiu-ting has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for illegal election spending by placing adverts in local newspapers ahead of the 2016 Legislative Council election.

Toy store mired in controversy over broken sculpture apologizes and refunds $33,600

Kidsland International, the parent company of the toy store Kk plus, apologized to the family after the incident of a Teletubby sculpture broken by a boy went viral. They also refunded all the compensation of HK$33,600.

Aircraft crash and rescue exercise conducted on the third runway

In preparation for the commissioning of the Third Runway this year, Hong Kong International Airport conducted an aircraft crash and rescue exercise on Tuesday.

Trio arrested over making of explosive and inciting attack on police officers

Three people were arrested for inciting others to attack police officers and government buildings, as police seized bomb materials including TATP from their residence.

Hong Kong sees 250 Covid cases, eight involve BA.2.12.1

Hong Kong reported 250 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, of which eight carried the Omicron BA.2.12.1 variant, involving local cases.

Bar Association probing lawyers linked to fund facing national security claims

The Hong Kong Bar Association has confirmed on Tuesday it received a complaint from the police national security unit over suspected lawyers’ misconduct in connection with a defunct protester relief fund.

At least two classes of an international kindergarten suspended over Covid infections, source says

St. Catherine's International Kindergarten had at least two classes suspended after five afternoon-class students tested positive via rapid tests, a source said, as the Department of Health arrived to take samples.

Faulty MTR train disrupts East Rail Line morning peak hour service

MTR services on the East Rail Line were disrupted during the morning peak hours on Tuesday after there was an equipment fault on a train near Admiralty Station.

Trustees of 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund to go on trial September 19

Five trustees and the secretary of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which assisted Hong Kong democracy protestors in paying their legal fees, will go on trial on September 19.

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