Tuesday, August 21, 2018

World

World

Floating cyborgs and a mutant octopus … the grotesque, gorgeous art of Lee Bul

Lee Bul’s earliest memories are defined by dust. In a military town outside Seoul, where she lived aged 11, many of the trees had been cut down for fuel, while, under the dictator...

Brilliance overtakes beauty as Ms Geek Africa spotlights tech genius | Lauren Gambino

After years of women in evening gowns vying for the title of national beauty queen, glamour is giving way to geekery in Rwanda. A group of female tech entrepreneurs decided it was time to...

Honduran villagers take legal action to stop mining firm digging up graves for gold

Nothing is sacred in the path of gold miners in northwestern Honduras – not even the dead. A transnational mining company, Aura Minerals, has been digging up graves in the 200-year-old cemetery near...

'Spider-Man' of Paris climbs four storeys to rescue dangling boy

A young man has been hailed a hero after he scaled the facade of a building to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony. Without a thought for his own safety, Mamoudou...

Trump: North Korea has 'brilliant potential'

North Korea has "brilliant potential" and will be a "great economic and financial Nation one day", Donald Trump says. ...

Richest taxpayers get $12.7bn windfall from Coalition plan, thinktank says

The final stages of the Turnbull government’s plan to dramatically flatten Australia’s income tax scales will provide a multibillion-dollar boon to the top 20% of income earners, and they deserve further scrutiny by...

Chris Froome wins his first Giro d'Italia title

Chris Froome has won the Giro d'Italia for the first time, becoming only the third man to hold all three Grand Tour titles at once. ...

Missing girl, 13, believed to be in Poland

A missing girl who failed to turn up to school in Wimbledon on Friday has travelled to Poland, police believe. ...

Colombians vote for new president in wake of Farc peace process

Colombia is heading to the polls to choose a president in an election that could prove decisive for the country’s embattled peace process with the Farc leftist guerrillas. Colombians will choose between five prominent...

Abject and pregnant: how alcohol numbs the pain … at a terrible price |...

In a dusty township in South Africa’s sun-drenched wine country, Charay Afrika says only one thing helped numb her through a turbulent relationship and two pregnancies: alcohol. She drank all day, every day, throughout...

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Building bosses already feel Brexit impact

More than half of bosses in the construction industry say they have already felt the impact of Brexit, new figures compiled for Sky...