Inside ‘the world’s most expensive student flat’ that cost wealthy dad £18.6m

Jeremy Gee, managing director of agency Beauchamp Estates, which was also involved in selling the flat, told the Standard: “The £18.6 million sale of the former Onassis residence in Grosvenor Square in Mayfair shows that global high-net-worth buyers still see prime London luxury property as a good long-term investment.

Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st local cases in 102 days

— An outbreak in Australia’s second-largest city held steady Tuesday, raising hopes the strict lockdown in Melbourne was working. Victoria state, which includes Melbourne, reported 331 new cases and 19 more deaths from COVID-19, equaling the record number of deaths set a day earlier. The number of new infections was less than half the peak […]

Trump Announces UAE and Israel Peace Deal, First of Its Kind in Over 25 Years

“The historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East region and is a testament to the bold diplomacy and vision of the three leaders and the courage of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to chart a new path that will unlock great potential for the region,” the statement said. “All three countries […]

Friday briefing: holiday chaos as France taken off safe list

American Tyler Adams’s deflected shot was enough to secure a victory over Atlético Madrid and carry RB Leipzig into their first Champions League semi-final. Novak Djokovic has announced he will travel to New York to contest the US Open this month but the reigning women’s champion, Bianca Andreescu, has withdrawn from the event. In the […]

‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove

“We couldn’t grow rice or vegetables here, and we had no natural water supply. We needed to kill whales to eat, and hundreds of people died doing so. This was a very difficult place to survive, and we will always be grateful to our ancestors for their sacrifice. It’s because of them that we are […]

Palestinians Recall UAE Ambassador, Call Deal With Israel ‘Betrayal of Jerusalem’

Bahrain too welcomed the deal, saying “this historic step will contribute to the consolidation of stability and peace in the region.” Bahrain and the UAE, along with Oman, expressed support for the U.S. and Israel’s Middle East plan that was also controversial among regional partners and outright rejected by Palestinians.

Japan accused of vote buying ahead of whaling meeting

Australia will today call on Japan to end its controversial whale hunts in the Antarctic at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission in London, as condemnation mounts over Tokyo’s attempts to build a pro-whaling majority ahead of the commission’s main conference this summer.

75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missing

They were never DNA tested or identified, and almost certainly include a “significant number” of the remains of non-Japanese nationals, including Koreans and Taiwanese soldiers drafted and sent overseas to fight for the Japanese Imperial Army, said Kazufumi Hamai, a Teikyo University historian and expert on the remains issue.

Donald Trump accepts President Barack Obama was born in US

However, in an attempt to deflect inevitable criticism of his admission, Mr Trump claimed Mrs Clinton had started the birther controversy during the 2008 primary campaign against Mr Obama – an accusation independent fact-checking sites have rated as false.

Lebanon’s ENTIRE government resigns over Beirut mega-blast amid corruption scandal

The US, UK, France, Gulf states and even rivals Israel have offered money and assistance – but Canada has refused to give cash directly to the Lebanese government due to fears of corruption.