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Water found on habitable exoplanet, say scientists

Publication date 12 September 2019 | 23:51 | ICT

Water has been discovered for the first time in the atmosphere of an exoplanet with Earth-like temperatures that could support life as we know it, scientists revealed Wednesday.

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  • Euthanasia doctor acquitted

    Publication date 12 September 2019 | 21:30 | ICT

    A Dutch court on Wednesday acquitted a doctor over euthanising a woman with severe dementia in a landmark case for the Netherlands, the first country in the world to legalise euthanasia.

  • Trump vows on 9/11 anniversary to hit the Taliban even ‘harder’

    Publication date 12 September 2019 | 21:29 | ICT

    US president Donald Trump pledged to hit the Taliban “harder” than ever as America on Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that led the country into war in Afghanistan.

  • Region enveloped in haze due to Indonesian fires

    Publication date 12 September 2019 | 21:11 | ICT

    Smoke-filled skies have forced the closure of thousands of schools in Indonesia and Malaysia and raised tensions between neighbours over who is to blame for the haze choking the region.

  • Malaysian’s accept social media ban

    Publication date 12 September 2019 | 21:09 | ICT

    Malaysians are seemingly receptive to a blanket ban on social media during a crisis or a terrorist attack as they believe this stops the spread of misinformation, according to a global survey of 27 countries.

  • Indonesia’s Habibie, 83, dies, remembered as ‘golden son’

    Publication date 12 September 2019 | 21:08 | ICT

    Former president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie died at the age of 83 at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Central Jakarta on Wednesday.

  • Brexit court ruling prompts calls for reversal

    Publication date 12 September 2019 | 21:06 | ICT

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced calls on Thursday to reverse his suspension of parliament after a Scottish court ruled it illegal, as government documents warned a no-deal Brexit could lead to civil unrest and shortages o

  • Aussie PM defends ally’s communist party ties

    Publication date 12 September 2019 | 21:05 | ICT

    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday staunchly defended a Hong Kong-born politician who is under mounting pressure over her links to the Chinese Communist Party.

  • Dorian-struck Bahamas reports 2,500 people unaccounted for

    Publication date 12 September 2019 | 21:05 | ICT

    Some 2,500 people are unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, the archipelago’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Wednesday.

  • US invokes defence treaty in Venezuela after Maduro deploys military to Colombian frontier

    Publication date 12 September 2019 | 18:58 | ICT

    The US invoked a regional defence pact on Wednesday with 10 other countries and Venezuela’s opposition after “bellicose” moves by Nicolas Maduro’s regime.

  • Netanyahu annex pledge condemned

    Publication date 12 September 2019 | 11:00 | ICT

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a deeply controversial pledge on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected in September 17 polls.