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Australian film-maker charged with espionage in Cambodia

An Australian film-maker has been sent to a Cambodian prison to await trial over allegations he collected information prejudicial to the country’s national security, a court official says.<p>James Ricketson, 68, was arrested a week ago and has been the subject of conflicting reports since then – with …

Asia

Russia to blame for Syria deaths - Sir Michael Fallon

<b>Russia is to blame for "every civilian death" in last week's chemical weapons attack in Syria, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has claimed.</b><p>Sir Michael, writing in the Sunday Times, said the Kremlin was responsible "by proxy" as the "principal backer" of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.<p>It …

500-year-old shipwreck tied to Vasco da Gama discovered off the coast of Oman

The 500-year-old wreckage of a Portuguese ship piloted by an uncle of famed explorer Vasco da Gama has been found off the coast of Oman, …

Archaeology

Chinese insurer acquiring Santa Monica resort, Hotel del Coronado in $6.5-billion portfolio deal

The Loews Santa Monica Beach and the historic Hotel del Coronado near San Diego are being acquired by a Chinese insurance company as part of a $6.5-billion deal.<p>Blackstone Group, a New York private equity firm, has agreed to sell its Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc., which owns 16 luxury properties, …

The robots Japan enlisted to clean up Fukushima have been destroyed from radiation exposure

Five years after their deployment to the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown, the remote-controlled robots have "died" a mechanical death. Truly, there's no such thing as immortality.<p>The remote-controlled automatons were intended to swim through cooling pools to collect and …

25 apps for digital nomads

IN THE PAST 3 YEARS, I have already run my business from Lebanon, Indonesia, Morocco, Iran, Kenya, and South Africa. Always on the hunt after a …